Saturday, April 30, 2022

AVW2022: More awareness needed on value of vaccines says Ebirim - ITREALMS

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An Abuja-based medical doctor, health promotion specialist and vaccine champion, Dr. Obinna Ebirim has called for more awareness on the values of vaccines in this interview with PAUL ADUNWOKE.

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r. Obinna Ebirim

What is Africa Vaccination Week?

Annually, in the last week of April, the African Vaccination Week (AVW) is celebrated. During this week, immunization Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and stakeholders use various medium to raise awareness on the value of vaccines using a selected theme with the ultimate goal of increased access to vaccines, reduced morbidity and lives saved.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Our pledge on cable Equiano is enabling policy environment - ITREALMS

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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), and the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, have promised to continue to drive policy initiatives that promote investment in infrastructure in the Nigerian telecom industry in order to deepen connectivity to enhance the nation's growth and development.
The duo stated this on the sideline of the reception marking the landing of the Equiano undersea Cable System in Nigeria at the Open Access Data Centre at Lekki in Lagos.

FirstBank wins best bank in Nigeria, best bank in digital transformation 2022 - ITREALMS

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Premier Nigerian banking institution and leading financial services inclusion services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has won two awards: Best Bank in Nigeria 2022 and Best Banking Digital Transformation Nigeria at the International Investor Awards 2022, reports 
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The award was organised by International Investor, a print and online publication that provides insights, news and visual informative pieces with topics ranging from world markets, investing opportunities, industry analysis and so much more. All content is dedicated to the global investment community that wants to take a step ahead.

Product packaging, key to success says Chumexfoods boss - ITREALMS

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The Production Manager of ChumexFoods and Mixology, Mr. Ogbechie Chuks Anthony, has revealed the secret of good product packaging in food industry. The Food Technologist told ITREALMS’ GBEMI OMOTOSO that it’s key to success.
Production Manager of ChumexFoods and Mixology, Mr. Ogbechie Chuks Anthony
Excerpts:

How did you coin your brand name?

It’s derived from my native name Chuks.

What is Chumexfoods into?

We are into varieties of finger licking foods, drinks, food packaging and spices.

ICANN74: Internet stakeholders reject waiver request clause - ITREALMS

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The global internet stakeholders of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) may be squaring up against the organisation over what has been described as overboard waiver request for those intending to participate in ICANN74 in-person, reports ITREALMS.

They also rejected the introduction of the so-called waiver indemnity by ICANN at this time to dodge liability.

Tech Week: Konga promises massive deals - ITREALMS

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Konga, Nigeria’s leading composite e-commerce giant, is set to host its annual Tech Week promotion, widely regarded as the biggest tech sale in the Nigerian shopping calendar.
Konga Tech Week is set to run from Monday, May 9 to Friday, May 20, 2022.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

NCC to strengthen colocation, infrastructure sharing - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has commenced the process of conducting a study to assess the current level of competition in the colocation and infrastructure sharing (CIS) segment of the Nigerian telecommunications sector. Seventy-eight licensees are currently operating in that market segment.

The study is to enable the Commission to have insightful and evidenced-based facts to glean the dynamics at play and ensure the continuous growth of the CIS segment of the telecom market. The NCC takes this issue as priority in view of the critical role played by the colocation and infrastructure sharing segment of the telecom ecosystem in ensuring robust services.

Makinde to Udom @2023: We'll support whoever emerges PDP presidential candidate - ITREALMS

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Oyo State Governor, 'Seyi Makinde, said on Thursday, that leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will rally behind anyone whoever emerges the party's presidential candidate after its presidential primaries.
Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa-Ibom State

According to him, all stakeholders in the party will support whoever God gives to the party and also work together to rescue Nigeria.

14th AGM: NIRA lists achievements in 2021 – ITREALMS

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The leadership of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) has listed its achievements in the 2021 as it held the 14th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lagos, reports 
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Some NIRA Board members at the 14th AGM on 28 April 2022
Outlining some of the achievements Thursday in Lagos, NIRA President, Mr. Muhammed Rudman told participants at the AGM held at NIRA House that within the year under review, that the .NG managers ended with 69,388 newly registered domains, 54,920 renewals and 177,453 active domain names.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Fr. Timothy Ngwuta: Ebonyi State denies involvement, alleges criminal case - ITREALMS

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The Ebonyi State Government has finally denied any involvement in the viral news on social media platforms over the arrest and consequent detention of Rev. Fr. Timothy Ngwuta, who has been in detention in Abakaliki prison since last December, reports 
ITREALMS.
Rev. Fr. Timothy Ngwuta
The Ebonyi State government also denied allegation that Governor David Umahi is behind the priest travial, insisting that it’s a case of criminal charge over the alleged complicity in aiding and abetting war and killings between Effium and Ezza Effium community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area.

Nigerians lampoon Nwajiuba for purchasing APC presidential form inspite of AASU strike - ITREALMS

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Nigerians have lampooned the Minister of State for Education, Chief Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba for purchasing the All Progressives Congress (APC’s) presidential form for the 2023 election at the sum of N100m, reports ITREALMS.
Nwajiuba, ITREALMS gathered was on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 in Abuja paid in full for APC nomination and declaration of interest forms for the 2023 presidential election.

ePoll: Nigerians reject Goodluck Jonathan ahead of APC ticket - ITREALMS

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Most Nigerians have rejected the former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GEJ) ahead if he ever picks the presidential ticket of All Progressive Congress (APC) to return to Aso Rock, also known as the presidential villa, reports ITREALMS.
The respondents mostly Nigerians, in a ‘Frank Talk’ soft poll on Facebook, Wednesday by ITREALMS wondered what the former president Jonathan forgot at the villa to make him to thinker on coming back.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

2023: Why Nigeria needs an Igbo President says Afenifere, Pandef, MBF - ITREALMS

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The Yoruba socio cultural group-Afenifere, the Middle Belt forum, Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) and other leaders in the Southern region have pledged their support for an Igbo president in the 2023 general elections, reports 
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HE Okwesilieze Nwodo
The groups stressed that an Igbo President is the only key that will drive peace, unity and inclusion as well as national development; adding that 2023 presidency rightfully belongs to the south east region.

2023 Elections: AIDDN calls for disability-friendly policies to boost participation - ITREALMS

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The Association for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities of Nigeria (AIDDN), has called on government at all levels to make policies that will enable them to vote candidates of their choice in every election in Nigeria, especially the up-coming 2023 general elections, reports 
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Some electoral officers during the AIDDN election 2022
The group also called on well-meaning Nigerians to stop discrimination against people living with disabilities in the society.

CVR records 8,5m says INEC, 15m yearn transfer, replacement - ITREALMS

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The fresh registration in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) has hit 8,564,512, says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) reports 
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This is coming as some 15,071,668 applications were received as at 7am, Monday, April 25, 2022, by INEC for voter transfer, requests for replacement of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), update of voter information record to name a few.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Confirmed! Twitter seals deal with Elon Musk @$44bn for takeover - ITREALMS

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It is now confirmed that micro-blog social platform, Twitter has sealed a deal with billionaire entrepreneur, Mr. Elon Musk for its purchase at $44 billion, about N9,949,920,000.00, reports 
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Affirming this deal on Monday, Twitter revealed that the sale was a dramatic shift for the board, which had originally maneuvered to block Musk from taking the social media network private.

AFTTA advocates regular training to lift people out of poverty, mitigate braindrain - ITREALMS

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The Association of Formally Trained Theatre Artists (AFTTA), in collaboration with Nigeria Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Responsible Leaders Concerts Limited, Kabesi Owurolawa Foundation, a New Genesis International (USA), has described training and retraining as a tool to mitigate brain drain in the society and in all professions in order to lift people out of poverty, reports 
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This was made known at Money Makers Dinner event held at Lagos State Television (LTV) Compound Agidingbi-Ikeja, Lagos, organized by Amb. Dr. Edward Olutoke, who said the gesture was to train people on how to engage in business with good ideas in order to make money.

Catholic Mother's Day 2022: Women are home pillars for impactful society says Fr. Odin, unveils special aid fund - ITREALMS

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Women have been described as home pillars just as they were charged to brace up to their roles in support of men for impactful foundation and better society, reports ITREALMS.
Rev. Fr. Gabriel Odin OP of St. Jude Catholic Church Mafoluku-Oshodi, Lagos
The Parish Priest of St. Jude Catholic Church, Mafoluku-Oshodi, Lagos, Rev. Fr. Gabriel Odin OP, gave this charge during the 2022 Mother's Day and Special Aid Fund Raising Ceremony on Sunday in the parish with the theme: The Catholic Woman: The Heart of the Family.

Eminent Nigerians for Greater Nigeria Confab in Abuja - ITREALMS

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Eminent nationalists, statesmen, and foremost true federalism campaigners have arrived the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, for the Greater Nigeria Conference (GNC) which kicks off this Monday morning, reports 
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His Excellency, Chief Okwesilieze Nwodo, former Governor of Enugu State
Some of those confirmed for this conference holding at the International Conference Centre Abuja, include Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Leader of the Afenifere socio political group, and Pa Edwin Clark, leader of the Southern & Middle Belt Forum are set to grace the Greater Nigeria Conference this Monday April 25, at the International Conference Centre Abuja.

Alaafin: Yoruba race, Oyo have lost a great ruler, a worthy father-Makinde - ITREALMS

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The Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Saturday, declared that the death of the Alaafin of Oyo, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, is a huge loss to the state, Nigeria and the Yoruba race.
Late Alaafin of Oyo, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III

The governor, who described Oba Adeyemi's death as a personal loss to him, noted that he was an ever-supportive royal father and a worthy leader, who spared nothing in trying to make Oyo State and Nigeria greater.

Can you vouch for Netizens in this era? - ITREALMS

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The viral events on social media space recently, have left many wondering if the 21st century parents could still vouch for their Netizens children, asks REMMY NWEKE.
Preamble:
Growing up, one thing parents do easily is knowing their children well enough to vouch for them simply because often they all live under one roof, especially mothers.

NCC, stakeholders brainstorm on blockchain’s benefits to economy - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), stakeholders in the academia, the public sector and enthusiasts of technology for development, have deliberated on the benefits derivable from emerging technologies such as Blockchain, to advance the growth of the Nigerian economy.
NCC’s Director, New Media and Information Security, Dr. Haru Al-Hassan
At a recently-organised two-day workshop by the Commission, in collaboration with the Bureau of Public Sector Reforms (BPSR), stakeholders were in accord that through effective implementation of policies as expressed in guidelines, regulations and directions driven by the NCC, Blockchain could be a bedrock of economic innovation and growth.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Shake up in FRSC: Oyeyemi approves strategic redeployment of 5 ACM, 41 CC - ITREALMS

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The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has approved the redeployment of 46 Senior Officers, in the capacity of Assistant Corps Marshals and Corps Commanders who are all expected to resume at their new Commands on or before Monday, 2 May, 2022, reports 
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According to Bisi Kazeem, the FRSC spokesperson, the redeployed senior Officers are; Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) Chidi B Nkwonta, former Zonal commanding officer RS6HQ Port Harcourt to take over as the Commandant Federal Road Safety Corps Command and Staff College (FCSC), Udi, Enugu State, ACM Chukwuma N. Njoku, formally Corps Commander Personnel under Admin and Human Resource Department at the national headquarters, to now head Manpower Development unit under Training Department, National Headquarters, Ocheja I Ameh, former Sector Commander Ekiti, now posted to become the Zonal Commanding Officer Enugu, ACM UI Ojeamiren, former Deputy Commandant FRSC Academy Udi, now Zonal Commanding Officer Osogbo, while ACM Jonathan Aderole Owoade, the erstwhile Sector Commander Kwara, now heads Port Harcourt Zonal Command.

9mobile introduces self-service unbarring portal - ITREALMS

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Acclaimed novel Nigerian Mobile Network Operator (MNO), 9mobile, has introduced an easy self-service unbarring portal for customers to connect their National Identification Number (NIN) and unbar their lines online, reports ITREALMS.

The 9mobile NIN Web Linking service grants a reprieve to customers affected by the recent directive from the Federal Government to Telcos to bar calls from phone numbers yet to be linked to their National Identity Numbers (NIN).

NNPC, SNEPCo donate ICT centre to Petroleum varsity equipped with 100 Pcs - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo), have jointly equipped the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, in Delta State, with some 100 computers, reports 
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A view of one of the lecture halls of the fully equipped 100-seater Information and Communication Technology ICT two storey building donated by NNPC and SNEPCo and their co-venturers to the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun in Delta State
The state-of-the-art Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre is at the 100-seater one-storey built and equipped by the NNPC and SNEPCo partnership to promote research, teaching and learning in a conducive environment.

I never applied for white-collar job, but I’ve been making money says D-Rich boss – ITREALMS.

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An UNILORIN graduate of Economics, cum event planner, stylist and a consultant, Olufunsho John of D-Rich Events, advises new entrants to be humble, creative and teachable to succeed. John also revealed to ITREALMS’ GBEMI OMOTOSO that though he never applied for a white-collar job, but have been making money and its too late for him to opt out of event industry.

Excerpts:

Olufunsho John of D-Rich Events @ITREALMS

Introduce yourself

I'm Olufunsho John of D-Rich Events, a native of Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Educational background?

I'm a graduate of Economics (B.sc Economics, 2007) from University of Ilorin, Kwara State.

What prompted your entry into the event industry?

Basically, the fact that I love creativity and been artistic in nature endeared me to events. I started by joining the decorating team in the  church  even though it was archaic style then by  dotting tissues with markers with different colors coupled with 'Church Altar decoration’  continued doing that till I got to university. I also continued the decoration in the fellowship I attended then and people started calling me for decor jobs; that was how the door of professionalism opened based on my passion.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

NITDA gets enforcement committee on .ng compliance - ITREALMS

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Aligning with the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approval for all government-owned websites and official email correspondences to be on ng domain names, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has set up an enforcement committee to monitor compliance, reports 
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FEC, ITREALMS recalled, had on February 16, 2022 approved the National Second Level Domain Policy which makes the Nigeria's second-level domain mandatory for all Federal Ministry, Departments and Agencies.

How to protect, monitor your children on Internet using Google Parental Controls - Part 1 - ITREALMS

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In the wake of underage children getting unduly exposed to the Internet, there are ways parents could help to protect and monitor their children from anywhere in the world, reports ITREALMS.
One of these is to set up parental controls on any devices, especially mobile devices which they, the children could take along beyond the parent sight.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Kogi: Telecoms infrastructure & politics of IGR - ITREALMS

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Given the implication of lingering harassment of telecom operators and abduction of their employees for ransom in Kogi State under the watch of a presidential aspirant, Gov. Yahaya Bello, in the name of increasing its Internally Generated Revenue; REMMY NWEKE like several stakeholders wondered the kind of presidency he got to offer Nigerians, if …. in the emerging digital era.

Preamble:

Since the beginning of this second quarter of 2022, one thing that kept the airwaves in Nigeria busy has been the declaration of presidential ambitions; from those who claim a lifetime ambition to those who stood like ‘rock’ after serving as governor of a state, yet to those who claimed affiliation with China, although, China was quick to deny sponsorship of any such.
But most controversially intriguing to some industry players especially the youth seem to be that of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, whose posters littered the social media space and some parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja with the former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode as vice president.

Children Online Safety: Aniekan prescribes 15 steps to Google Family Link - ITREALMS

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Acclaimed Nigerian computer Software Analyst, Comrade Friday Aniekan has elucidated that parents be guided moving forward by drawing inspiration from Chrisland School saga, reports 
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According to him, Android devices are naturally not for kids under the proverbial parental guidance, but if parents must buy one for them, he prescribed some 15 steps to safeguard their usage.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Soludo appoints CFA, Bob-manuel into his government - ITREALMS

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The Anambra State Governor, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, has approved new set of appointments for eight persons including the Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata (CFA) Jnr, as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Anambra State ICT Agency, reports 
ITREALMS.
Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata (CFA) Jnr
A press statement available to 

ITREALMS and signed by the state’s Commissioner for Information, Sir Paul Nwosu on Tuesday listed others as Mr. Chike Anyaonu (MD/CEO, Anambra State Housing Development Corporation); Mr. Joe Anatune (MD/CEO, Anambra State Signage and Advertising Agency); and Arch. Okey Ezeobi (GM/CEO, Anambra State Bureau of Public Procurement).

Hate speech: Igbo Board of Deputies give Tunde Bakare 7 days to recant or face legal battle - ITREALMS

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The Igbo Board of Deputies (IBD) has given a Lagos-based Pastor, Mr. Tunde Bakare of Citadel Global Community Church, seven days to recant his false narrative that Igbo soldiers killed the former Prime Minister of Nigeria, Sir Tafawa Balewa during the 1966 military coup or face legal actions at both local and international courts, reports ITREALMS.
Okeke Attorneys versus Tunde Bakare
Bakare, ITREALMS gathered from the video transcript, had asserted “on the day the late Tafawa Balewa was killed the Igbo soldiers arrested him, removed his turban, poured wine on his head, and forced him to drink and then shot him. While he was being killed, he cursed the Igbo race; that they would never govern Nigeria.”

2022 Ramadan Lecture: Makinde reiterates commitment to religious harmony, peaceful co-existence in Oyo - ITREALMS

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Oyo State Governor,’ Seyi Makinde on Tuesday, reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to sustaining religious harmony and peaceful coexistence in the state.
From right, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde; Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Mohood Balogun and Are Musulumi of Yorubaland, Alhaji Daud Akinola during the 8th Omituntun Ramadan Lecture held at Arcade, Government House, Ibadan. PHOTO: Oyo Gov's Media Unit.
The Governor, who stated this while delivering a keynote address at the 8th annual Omi tuntun Ramadan lecture, held at the Government House Arcade, Agodi, Ibadan, explained that nobody can divide Oyo State people along religious lines.

Nigeria signs hosting deal for global tourism conference, promises trailblazing event - ITREALMS

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has assured that the 1st Global Conference on Cultural Tourism and Creative Industry, to be held in Lagos 14-17 November 2022, will be a trailblazing event.

The Minister gave the assurance in Madrid on Tuesday when he signed the hosting agreement for the event with the Secretary-General of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili, in the Spanish capital.

Impact of Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Opportunity to build resilient, inclusive food systems in Africa - ITREALMS

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While Africa is yet to fully recover from the socio-economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine conflict poses another major threat to the global economy with many African countries being directly affected.
H.E. Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko  African Union Commission, Agriculture,  Rural Development, Blue Economy  and Sustainable Environment (ARBE)
Just within a few weeks, global wheat, sunflower, and oil crude prices have soared to unprecedented levels. Africa is heavily reliant on food imports from both countries, and the Continent is already experiencing price shocks and disruptions in the supply chain of these commodities.

Flutterwave & Jumia: Red-flagging African tech startups in global market - ITREALMS

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The latest report of insider trading and other allegations of operational scandals at Flutterwave echoes similar unethical deals that haunted Jumia shortly after its listing at the New York Stock Exchange in 2019.
Flutterwave, & Jumia: Red-flagging African tech startups in global market - ITREALMS
Flutterwave, founded in 2016 by Nigerians was registered in the United States (headquartered in San Francisco). Going by its roaring success a few years after it opened shop, raising $170 million from a group of international investors to expand its customer base, which pushed its valuation up to more than $1 billion, it has been fittingly described as Africa’s unicorn.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Governorship ambition: Why AGF Malami must not soil his reputation - ITREALMS

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The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami remains a man who divides opinions. However, in spite of the differing opinions, everyone will agree that the AGF has done a sound job in defending Nigeria and staying true to the course of justice in his dealings in his hallowed position.
Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami
This is despite the overwhelming challenges faced by the country on different fronts: political, security and even in the face of huge external or international influences.

Nigerian Christians may occupy Sterling Bank outlets, APCON to sanction bank - ITREALMS

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Nigerian Christians have continued to react over the insensitive Sunday Easter message by Sterling Bank plc, with some planning to occupy any Sterling Bank near them by Tuesday, April 19, 2022, reports 
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This is coming as ITREALMS gathered that the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) has vowed to sanction the bank over the insensitive public Easter message tagged “Like Agage Bread, He Rose.”

More trouble for Sterling Bank over nauseating apology on ‘Like Agege Bread, He Rose!’ - ITREALMS

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As a result of backlash over its Easter Sunday message entitled ‘Like Agege Bread, He Rose!’ shared on social media, the Sterling Bank has committed more nauseating error with what looks like an apology on the initial outburst, reports 
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More trouble for Sterling Bank over nauseating apology on ‘Like Agege Bread, He Rose!’ - ITREALMS
Investigations by ITREALMS revealed that in its bid to apologise, Sterling Bank through its Twitter handle @Sterling_Bankng had asked for those criticizing its Easter message to throw the first stone if they have not sinned before.

Lagos closes all Chrisland Schools - ITREALMS

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The Lagos State government has closed all branches of Chrisland Schools in various parts of the state over an alleged sexual abuse of one of its pupils, reports ITREALMS.
A press statement from the government available to ITREALMS, said the issue involving some pupils of the school who went on a Dubai trip, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and has commenced investigation.

NDPB to NIMC: Scale-up data protection process to earn Nigerians trusts - ITREALMS

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The Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB) has urged the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to scale up its strategy towards the privacy of citizen’s data to earn their trust, reports ITREALMS.
NDPB National Commissioner, Dr. Vincent Olatunji with NIMC Director-General, Engr. Abdulaziz Aliyu Abubakar during the visit.

The NDPB National Commissioner, Dr. Vincent Olatunji, made this known during a working visit to the Corporate Headquarters of NIMC at the weekend in Abuja, urging the commission which is the highest data controller in the country to be a model for other data controllers since data is the foundation of everything in the country’s digital economy.

Sterling Bank in trouble over 'Like Agege Bread, He Rose!' Nigerians urge boycott - ITREALMS

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Backlash has greeted Sterling Bank’s Easter Sunday message to Nigerians, comparing the risen Jesus Christ to Agege bread, reports 
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Sterling Bank in trouble over 'Like Agege Bread, He Rose!' Nigerians urge boycott
Sterling Bank had on Sunday morning by 6:41am sent out an Easter message which read “Like Agege Bread, He Rose!” which has set Nigerian Tweeps against the bank with multiple questions begging for answers including some urging Christians to boycott the bank.

FRSC cautions motorists against driving and using mobile devices - ITREALMS

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has cautioned motorists in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to ensure they set their mobile devices on drive-mood before commencement, reports 
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FRSC also warned against the use of mobile devices for messaging, typing and listening to music with phone while on the wheel.

Ebido: Focus on powers of risen Jesus Christ - ITREALMS

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A Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Augustine Ebido, has urged Nigerians to focus on the powers of the risen Jesus Christ as they celebrate the Easter, reports ITREALMS.
Rev. Fr. Augustine Ebido
Fr. Ebido in his Easter Sunday message made available to ITREALMS at St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Mafoluku-Oshodi, Lagos, entitled “The Lord is risen” noted that today Nigerians especially Christians celebrate Easter, which comes out of a gory story when compared with individual human experiences could best be described as insignificant.

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Toll collection: LCC again shifts resumption date indefinitely - ITREALMS

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After several unsuccessful engagements with critical stakeholders, Lekki Concession Company Limited (LCC) has shifted again, the resumption date of toll collection indefinitely, at the Ikoyi Link Bridge Toll Plaza. Toll collection was scheduled to begin on April 16th, 2022.
According to a statement signed by the Managing Director of LCC, Yomi Omomuwasan, the company decided to delay the resumption of toll collection for further consultations with key stakeholders in the Eti-Osa, Lekki area, in a bid to address their concerns and arrive at a mutually favourable resolution of all issues. Besides, the shift will give customers more time to register for the electronic devices.

Simon Ekpa 'wanted' in Finland – ITREALMS.

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The office of the Prosecutor General in Lintulahdenkuja4 Helsinki Finland have been served with court papers to apprehend, detain and prosecute the name Simon Ekpa Njoku, reports ITREALMS.

Simon Ekpa, suspected leader of Autopiloters involved in terrorism acts in south east Nigeria
Ekpa, ITREALMS gathered from the warrant, is a non-registered member of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) who intentionally without authorization or approval by the Directorate of State of IPOB (DOS).

Easter sermon: The Lord is risen says Fr Ebido - ITREALMS

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Easter Sunday, (April 17, 2022) 

Your Daily Blessing:  May the Lord grant you grace to rise from your grave - no matter the type! Amen.

Read Gospel (John 20:1-9).

I have had difficult many moments in my life; and I believe we all have. I remember particularly year 1993 when I was in the novitiate, a spiritual year in preparation to be a Dominican friar. 

Easter 2022: Oyeyemi felicitates with Christians - ITREALMS

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The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps Dr Boboye Oyeyemi felicitates with the Christian faithfuls, and called on all motorists to ensure full compliance to all road traffic laws. He made the call to motorists across the country as they gear up towards a hitch free year 2020 Easter celebration.

According to Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer, all personnel have been adequately briefed on the imperatives of ensuring that motorists are made to drive in accordance with the stipulation of the Nigerian Highway Code and other regulations on best road practices.

What IGP Abba needs to know about Isuaniocha killings, disturbances - ITREALMS

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Recently the Rule of Law and Accountability Advocacy Centre (RULAAC) petitioned the office of the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Alkali Baba Usman, over the abuse of power and discreditable conduct of one senior Police officer, ASP Matthew Abu Michael.Executive Director, RULAAC,  Mr. Okechukwu Nwanguma

RULAAC in the petition signed by the Executive Director, Mr. Okechukwu Nwanguma gave some background on the disturbances at Isuaniocha in Awka-North Local Government Area of Anambra State since 2018.

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UNESCO, African ICT Foundation to explore ROAM-X @West-Africa Internet Governance Forum 2022 - ITREALMS

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The duo of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the African ICT Foundation would next month co-host a joint session at the forthcoming West-Africa Internet Governance Forum 2022, reports 
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African ICT foundation President, Mr Tony Ojobo and the Director for Partnership and Operational Programme Monitoring, UNESCO, Marielza Oliveira
This session on knowledge sharing, ITREALMS gathered would explore the UNESCO ROAM-X framework for understanding and improving digital governance.

FG eulogises late Orlando Julius, consoles family - ITREALMS

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has condoled with the family, friends and fans of the late highlife musician, Julius Aremu Olusanya Ekemode, popularly known as Orlando Julius, saying his death robs the music industry of another
trailblazing legend and the nation of another giant star.
Orlando Julius Aremu Olusanya Ekemode
In a statement issued in Lagos on Friday by the Special Assistant to the President (Media), Office of the Minister of Information and Culture, Segun Adeyemi, made available to ITREALMS, the Minister described the late Orlando Julius as an all-rounder in his field, noting that he made his mark as a singer, song writer, saxophonist and performer.

PhotoSpeaks@ITREALMS Weekly Saturday, April 16, 2022 - Ann Obasi weds Obinna Chukwu @PH - ITREALMS

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PhotoSpeaks@ITREALMS Weekly Saturday, April 16, 2022 - Ann Obasi weds Obinna Chukwu @Port Harcourt.

Discreditable conduct: RULAAC petitions IGP over ASP Matthew @Isuaniocha - ITREALMS

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The Rule of Law and Accountability Advocacy Centre (RULAAC) has petitioned the office of the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Alkali Baba Usman, over the abuse of power and discreditable conduct of one senior Police officer, ASP Matthew Abu Michael, reports 
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The petition, a copy of which was sighted by 

ITREALMS was dated April 3, 2022 and addressed to the IGP at Force Headquarters on the rising killings and tensions orchestrated by ASP Matthew Abu in Isuaniocha town of Anambra State.