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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Mushin-Odi-Olowo Igbo-speaking community confers Obijiogu, Ezendigbo - ITREALMS

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The Mushin-Odiolowo Igbo-speaking community in Lagos State, has conferred Monday Lawrence Obijiogu as Eze Ndi Igbo (king) tittle, Ezedioranma 1 of Mushin-Odiolowo community, reports 
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The conferment, which held at Papa Ajao and Ladipo Market area, has in attendance different traditional rulers both Yoruba and Igbo speaking communities in Lagos State.

Adefila: Schools need old students support - ITREALMS

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The Chairman, Planning Committee of the 30th Graduation Anniversary of the 1992 set of the Association of Mass Communication Graduates of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Dr. Femi Adefila, has emphasised the need for old students to play active roles in developing their alma mater.
Adefila, the Founder of RAVE FM in Osogbo, Osun State, said this in a statement he issued on Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Pantami takes digital economic agenda to Minna - ITREALMS

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The Federal Government’s agenda to transform the country to a robust digital economy, became the focal point in the message of the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, who was the special guest at the weekend commissioning of a ‘Digital Nigeria Centre’ at the Father O’Connel Science College, Minna, Niger State.
Pantami
Hosted at the occasion by the college community led by its old student and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada who facilitated the project executed by the Universal Service Provision Fund, USPF, Pantami said through diligent implementation of the digital economy agenda, Nigeria has the potential of critical mass of ‘digital natives’ that can transform the country into a regional and global digital powerhouse.

IPI Nigeria calls for withdrawal of vexatious charges against WikkiTimes - ITREALMS

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International Press Institute (IPI) Nigeria has noted with concern the arrest, detention and subsequent arraignment before a magistrate court in Bauchi of the publisher of WikkiTimes online newspaper, Mr. Haruna Mohammed and a reporter, Mr. Idris Kamal, by the police in Bauchi.
The journalists claimed that they were physically assaulted while they were in detention.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

e-Naira now available on Remita - ITREALMS

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Remita, Africa’s leading electronic payment brand, has introduced e-Naira, the digital currency of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as an additional payment option across all its touch points.
With the introduction of eNaira on Remita, individuals and businesses can now make and receive payments with eNaira for all utilities, services, and products available on the Remita web and mobile platforms as well as through the Remita Payment Gateway deployed to thousands of merchants and aggregators.

USAID to partner LWC for improving water supply - ITREALMS

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In its bid to improve access to safe water, the state government through the Lagos Water Corporation (LWC) has entered partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with a view to have a holistic revitalization of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for the residents.
This was revealed during a working visit of USAID team led by Dr. Joechim Ezeji to LWC on the Lagos Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (LUWASH) at the LWC 45 million Gallons per Day (MGD) Iju Waterworks.

NUC approves all ACETEL post graduate programmes - ITREALMS

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The National Universities Commission (NUC) has given approval to all six post-graduate programmes offered by the Africa Centre of Excellence on Technology Enhanced Learning (ACETEL) National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), reports 
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The six approved accredited postgraduate programmes by the NUC offered at ACETEL include, M.Sc. PhD. Artificial Intelligence, M.Sc. PhD. Cyber Security and M.Sc., PhD. Management Information System.

In a letter of approval signed by the Director Academic planning, Dr. N.B Saliu on behalf of the Executive Secretary NUC said “After due consideration of the exercise, the result of the Resource verification and Accreditation of ACE’s (ACETEL) postgraduate degree programmes of your university are as follows: M.Sc. PhD. Artificial Intelligence, approved and accredited, M.Sc. PhD. Cyber Security, Approved and Accredited, M.Sc., PhD Management Information System, Approved and Accredited”.

The statement added the commission has the statutory mandate to resource verify and accredit programmes in all Nigerian Universities.

“Pursuant to this mandate and in consonance with Government approved guidelines, the NUC organized in March,2022 the resource verification/Accreditation of Post Graduate Academic Programmes of Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE’s) at the National Open University of Nigeria NOUN)”.

The statement enjoyed the university to ensure all programmes bear only the approved titles and nomenclature and to provide human and material resources for the development and growth of the approved programmes.

The accreditation status is for a period of five years.

With this development, ACETEL has met Nigerias legal requirements of running a post graduate programme in the courses offered at the Centre. Efforts are underway according to Centre Director Prof. Grace Jokthan to equally subject “our academic programmes to international accreditation bodies”.

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Monday, June 27, 2022

10th anniversary sales: 'Celebrating Happiness found on Konga' debuts - ITREALMS

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Konga, Nigeria’s leading composite e-commerce giant, has flagged off its 10th anniversary mega sales.

Tagged 'Celebrating Happiness Found On Konga,' the Konga 10th anniversary sale runs from June 27 – July 10, 2022, and aims to celebrate customers for partnering with Konga over the past decade.

EU-ACT advocates robust framework for CSOs, government operations - ITREALMS

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The European Union Agent for Citizens-Driven Transformation(EU ACT) has stressed the need to provide a guiding operating platform that will harmonize the procedures between Civil society organisations and government agencies at the state and local government levels in the country.
Edem Udoekong, Component 2 Manager of the EU-ACT, while speaking at the "National Consultative Forum as key for MDAs and CSOs network" organised by British Council in Abuja, said the forum is a capacity-building discussion on how to improve the regulatory environment for CSOs operations in Nigeria.

Konga Mid-Year Shopping Festival to end Thursday - ITREALMS

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The maiden edition of the Konga Mid-Year Shopping Festival, a month-long mega discount sale, is set to witness an all-action finale this week as shoppers rush for last minute deals.
Konga Mid-Year Shopping Festival logo

The promotion, which commenced on Wednesday, June 1 is set to come to a fitting climax on Thursday, June 30, 2022 – the final day of the shopping festival – after an exciting, rollercoaster month marked by price slashes, heavy discounts, unmatched deals and a rain of special offers and incentives from various arms of the Konga business.

Imo Wealth Project now to kickoff June 29 - ITREALMS

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The Leo Stan Ekeh Foundation (LSEF) has announced a change of date for the commencement of the training programme for the Imo Wealth Project, a job creation and empowerment initiative.
Leo-Stan Ekeh, Chairman, Zinox Group
The programme, previously scheduled to commence on June 28, will now kick off on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 in order to accommodate the sit-at-home expected in Imo State and other parts of the South East, notably with Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) scheduled to appear in court in Abuja on Tuesday.

Market Square participants applaud OOUAA Lagos - ITREALMS

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Participants at the second edition of the Market Square organised by the Lagos State chapter of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Alumni Association (OOUAA), have commended the group, reports ITREALMS.
A cross section of participants at OOUAA Market Square held recently in Lagos
Some of the participants who spoke to ITREALMS at the event with theme "Another great Opportunity to Expand your Business Network" commended especially the executive led by Alhaji Lukman Idris for the initiative.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

How Atiku, Joda, Ndukwe saved 2001 GSM License auction - ITREALMS

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Expectations were high on January 19, 2001, the day scheduled for the GSM auction technically referred to as the Digital Mobile License auction. 
NCC officials, observers, and accredited journalists were already seated in a secured room at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

Makinde appoints new Deputy Chief of Staff, OYSROMA chair, DG Liaison Office, others - ITREALMS

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The Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has appointed a former Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo State chapter, Chief Ademola Ojo and an aspirant for the Oyo Central Senatorial seat, Mr. Wale Ajani as Deputy Chief of Staff and Director-General, Oyo State Liaison Office, Abuja, respectively.

The governor equally appointed the duo of Mr. Ogunlade Busoye Soladoye and Akanmu Kolawole Elijah as Chairman, Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OYSROMA) and Special Assistant on Budget and Economic Planning.

A4AI-Nigeria Coalition to meet on advancing meaningful connectivity - ITREALMS

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The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) Nigeria Coalition has advanced plans for it latest meeting in July at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, reports 
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The coalition meeting scheduled to hold on Thursday, July 7 at Sheraton Abuja Hotel would be on the theme: ‘Advancing Meaningful Connectivity for an Inclusive Digital Economy.’

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Collaboration is success path to 5G deployment in Nigeria, says Danbatta - ITREALMS

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Industry collaboration is very essential to successful deployment of 5G Services in Nigeria, so says the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, who in Lagos earlier, urged industry stakeholders to stand with the Commission to explore the prospects and potentials of the new technology, which is enormous.
Prof. Danbatta, who spoke at the 90th Edition of the Telecom Consumer Parliament (TCP) hosted by the Consumer Affairs Bureau of the Commission, said the policy framework for the deployment has come into place and will facilitate deployment of services by the recent winners of the 3.5GHz spectrum auction, MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd and MAFAB Communications Ltd.

Chapter chair urges OOUAA members on institutional development - ITREALMS

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The Chairman, Lagos State chapter of Olabisi Onabanjo University Alumni Association (OOUAA), Alhaji Lukman Idris, has urged all former students of the institution to contribute to the development of the university, reports ITREALMS.
Idris made this call at the second editions of OOUAA Market Square with the theme: "Another Great Opportunity to Expand Your Business Network" which held in Lagos, recently with lots of vendors majorly alumna, exhibiting their products and networking.

Ex-Maggi queen, Kemi, advocates subsidy for baking industry - ITREALMS

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Former Maggi Queen reputed for gravity-defying cakes and Chief Executive Officer, El-Royalithos Catering Institute, Mrs. Kemi Oluboro shares deep knowledge of cake industry and catering in Nigeria with ITREALMS’ GBEMI OMOTOSO. She tracks her driving-force to passion, focus and determination, while advocating subsidy for baking industry.

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Former Maggi Queen reputed for gravity-defying cakes and Chief Executive Officer, El-Royalithos Catering Institute, Mrs. Kemi Oluboro

How did you coined your brand name "EL-Royalithos"?

"EL" signify God, "Lithos" is a Greek word that means "stones" while the "Royal" means Royalty;(as the Maggi Queen & King which dated to 1994 where I was crowned the best Cook of the year in Nigeria at the "Maggi National Cooking competition" organised by Nestle. Coincidentally in 2019 my late husband who was a Pharmacist won the same cooking competition and was crowned best cook of the year. So "EL-Royalithos" means God’s Royal Stones.

Friday, June 24, 2022

AMACOG 92 marks 30th graduation anniversary, renovates MAPOLY TV studio - ITREALMS

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The Association of Mass Communication Graduates of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State has concluded plans to mark its 30th graduation anniversary on July 1 in the school.
Acting Rector, MAPOLY, Adeoye Odedeji

AMACOG 92 is an association of 1992 graduates of the then Ogun State Polytechnic, Abeokuta, now known as MAPOLY.

Future Summit'22: Sule, Sanwo-Olu recommit to Nigeria’s digital economy - ITREALMS

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Many Governors and agencies have continued to reiterate their commitment to Nigeria’s digital economy agenda being championed by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. Some such Governors are Abdullahi Sule, Governor of Nasarawa, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, including the National Information Technology Development Agency.
While speaking at the Future Summit, organised by Digivation Networks in Lagos, these Governors and organisations highlighted some of the activities they carried out in their own state to make sure the digital economy flies.

Insecurity: Makinde advises stakeholders to employ more tactical approach - ITREALMS

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The Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has called on relevant stakeholders in the country to employ a more tactical approach in combating the insecurity challenges facing the nation.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State

The governor, who made the position public at an expanded security council meeting held at the House of Chiefs, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, said that security operatives must work on response time during emergencies.

Enhancing food security: GCA, WorldBank to boost smallholder farmers' investment with N251bn - ITREALMS

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The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) has said its providing technical advisory support to a new World Bank’s investment project in Ethiopia valued at $600 million, about ₦251,962,109,400.00 to enhance the resilience of food systems and preparedness for food insecurity, reports ITREALMS.
A press statement available to ITREALMS by the Communications Specialist at GCA, Chinedu Moghalu, pointed out that as a result of climate change, smallholder farmers in Ethiopia are suffering from greater variability and extreme weather events, increased temperature and declining rainfall in a country where 85 percent of farmers are depended on rain-fed agriculture.

Leo Stan Ekeh foundation targets 10,000 jobs in Imo State - ITREALMS

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The Leo Stan Ekeh Foundation (LSEF), a futuristic Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which focuses on promotion of 21st century knowledge through quality education, practical entrepreneurship, healthy living and enhanced lifestyle, is set to flag off a project to create over 10,000 employment opportunities for residents of Imo State, while also equipping entrepreneurs and other beneficiaries with useful knowledge and interest free loans to grow their businesses and improve their global competitiveness.

As part of the initiative, globally renowned tech companies like Microsoft, Meta (FaceBook), among others, are expected to certify the participating graduates who complete the programme.

ICRC boss @WES'22: FG commits to infrastructure development via PPP – ITREALMS

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The Federal Government (FG) has acknowledged that the major problem facing the Nigeria’s economy is the lack of adequate infrastructure and expressed total commitment to the development of infrastructure through Public Private Partnerships (PPP).
L-R: Mr Soji Adeleye, CEO, Alfe City Institution, Dr Oluseye Samuel Ajuwon, lecturer/researcher in Economics, University of Lagos; Mrs Maureen Chigbo, Publisher Realnews Magazine and Mr Dare Mayowa, Publisher, Global Financial Digest during panel discussion at the WorldStage Economic Summit 2022, at the Ibis Hotels, Ikeja, Lagos on June 22, 2022.
The Acting Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, Mr. J A Michael Ohiani who said this on Wednesday in his keynote address at the WorldStage Economic Summit 2022 #WorldStageEconomicSummit 2022) said the FG commitment was evidenced by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s continuous commitment as provided in the 2021-2025 National Development Plan (NDP) which sought to encourage more private sector participation in National Infrastructure Development.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Infodata, ForcePoint launch One Security Solution for Cyber Security - ITREALMS

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Cyber security experts have called for constant awareness and sensitisation of individuals and organisations to help protect their data, reports 
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L-R: Abumere Igboa CISO StanbicIBTC, Ms Jennifer Alabi, Eze Osiago Regional Solution Manager, Sub Sahara Africa, Infodata Professional Services and Mohammed El Shenawy, Snr Manager, Sales Engineering, Forcepoint, at an awareness session organised by Infodata Professional Services in collaboration with Forcepoint, held at Fourpoint by Sheraton, Lagos.
They made this call at an awareness session organised by Infodata Professional Services in collaboration with Forcepoint on the theme; ‘Data and Human Factor -The One Security Solution‘ in Lagos.

Ericsson: 5G to top 1bn subscriptions in Dec'22 - ITREALMS

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The North America has been forecasted to lead the world in 5G subscription penetration in the next five years with nine-of-every-ten subscriptions in the region expected to be 5G by 2027. 
The forecast is contained in the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, which also predicts that current global 5G subscriptions will pass the one billion milestone by the end of 2022.

Reuben Muoka appointed NCC’s Director Public Affairs - ITREALMS

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The management of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has appointed an innovative journalist and consummate public relations practitioner, Mr. Reuben Muoka, as its new Director of Public Affairs (DPA).
Mr. Reuben Muoka, Director of Public Affairs (DPA) at NCC

Reuben Muoka takes over from Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, who has assumed duties as the Director of Special Duties Department of the Commission.

FG to democratize software testing, targets 50,000 testers - ITREALMS

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The Federal Government (FG) has expressed determination to democratise software testing in the country with a target of 50,000 testers in the next three years, reports ITREALMS.
Nigeria Software Testing Qualification Board (NGSTQB)
FG also disclosed readiness to collaborate with the Nigeria Software Testing Qualification Board (NGSTQB) in democratizing software testing; where licensed professionals would provide software testing services as the Board said it is working towards collaborating with major stakeholders in different sectors to train and certify 50,000 software testers in the next in the next years.

RT $200bn: Polaris Bank sensitises non-oil exporters, urges adoption - ITREALMS

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One of the leading Commercial Bank in Nigeria, Polaris Bank in partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has urged exporters in the non-oil sector to embrace RT USD 200billion programme in a bid to boost the nation’s economy.
The financial institution made the appeal recently in Calabar during a one day Sensitisation programme for non-oil exporters on the need to key into the “Race to USD 200billion Foreign Exchange Programme”.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

FIFAfrica'22 goes to Lusaka, Zambia - ITREALMS

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The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) is pleased to announce the return to a physical event of the ninth edition of the annual Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica22).
The landmark event, which convenes a spectrum of stakeholders from across the internet governance and digital rights arenas in Africa and beyond, will take place in Lusaka, Zambia, from September 26-29, 2022.

Emeka Achukwu kidnapped, beheaded in Anambra - ITREALMS

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Former lawmaker in Anambra State, Hon. Nelson Emeka Achukwu, popularly known as Ogbatuluenyi has be reportedly beheaded by his abductors after collecting the sum of N15m, reports 
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Former lawmaker in Anambra State, Hon. Nelson Emeka Achukwu
This follows the discovery of his decomposing body after two weeks of his kidnap by unknown gun men, just one month after Okechukwu Okoye, a serving lawmaker representing Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s constituency at the State Assembly was kidnapped and later found beheaded.

NiRA honours institutions, individuals supporting .NG growth - ITREALMS

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… Winners emerge at 2022 .NG Awards

The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), the registry for .ng country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD), has again honoured private and public institutions, as well as individuals promoting the brand, reports 
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Mr Muhammed Rudman (l), NiRA’s President and Rev. Sunday Folayan (r), the immediate past President, presenting the award for best .ng Registrar in the Gold category to the CEO of IceCool Contracts, Mr Destiny Amana (m).
The 2022 .ng Awards which is the fifth in the series, was held in Lagos recently with twenty-two (22) private entities and four (4) public institutions, as well as six (6) individual recognized.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Muoka takes over from Adinde as DPA @NCC - ITREALMS

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Former director, Special Duties at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Mr. Reuben Muoka has assumed office as the new Director of Public Affairs (DPA) Department of NCC, reports 
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Mr. Reuben Muoka,Director of Public Affairs (DPA)
This is coming as Muoka took over from the immediate past DPA, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde whom he swapped portfolio with as the Director, Special Duties.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Female-owned SMEs: FirstBank partners Eloy Foundation to promote sustainability - ITREALMS

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In furtherance of the need to empower female business owners across the country, The ELOY Foundation, in partnership with FirstBank presents the ELOY Foundation Business Shower, created to support female entrepreneurs on their journey to building sustainable businesses. The support from FirstBank will be carried out through the FirstGem loan scheme designed for female-owned or partnered MSMEs and its SMEConnect initiative.
A press statement by the Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Folake Ani-Mumuney and made available to ITREALMS, noted that the partnership focuses on key sectors of the economy and designed to have female entrepreneurs exposed to essential business skills like training, networking and the ELOY Foundation Business Toolkit, a compilation of business survival skills nuggets.

OnePipe Writing Challenge: Top 3 winners emerge, go home with N1m each - ITREALMS

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Leading Banking as a Service (BaaS) enabler, OnePipe today announced the winners of its inaugural Writing Challenge, capping up a three-month process that began in March 2022. The top three finalists of the inaugural competition, Daniel Adeyemi (TechCabal), Omobayo Azeez (Business Metrics Nigeria), and Sultan Quadri (TechCabal) will each get one million naira as recognition for their remarkable articles highlighting the growth and impact of embedded finance in Nigeria.
L-R: Yvonne-Faith Elaigwu, Operations Manager, OnePipe; Muyiwa Matuluko, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Techpoint Africa and OnePipe Writing Challenge Judge; Omobayo Azeez, Managing Editor, Business Metrics and Winner, OnePipe Writing Challenge and Ope Adeoye, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, OnePipe at the official unveiling of the winners of the OnePipe Writing Challenge that held in Lagos, recently.
The OnePipe Writing Challenge was announced earlier this year, with calls for submissions to highlight finance-focused journalism, with an emphasis on raising awareness about the topic of embedded finance. Entries in the form of 400-500 word articles, as well as TV and radio excerpts, were submitted and collated for assessment.

NCC, 3R sign pact on revenue assurance solutions - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has finally signed a Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement with its consultant, 3R Company Nigeria Limited, for the execution of the Revenue Assurance Solutions (RAS) to strengthen and manage the integrity of revenue generation process in the Nigerian telecommunications industry.

The agreement-signing ceremony, which took place at the Commission’s Head Office, Abuja on Friday, June 17, 2022, was witnessed by representatives of the Infrastructure Concession and Regulatory Commission (ICRC). 

Ndukwe to chair Ukodie's book launch, Ekuwem to grace occasion - ITREALMS

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A foremost telecommunications engineer, Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, has been confirmed to chair the launch of the book titled 'Nigeria Drivers of Digital Prosperity' and the eWorld Forum '22. The Forum has a theme. 4G,5G, Broadband Connectivity and the economy.
Aaron Ukodie, author and journalist
Ndukwe was the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Communications ( NCC).under whose 10=year tenure Nigeria recorded the globally acclaimed GSM license in 2001. He is currently the Chairman of MTN Nigeria, the country's leading Mobilephone company, with a market share of over 40 percent.

Women entrepreneurs: NITDA reaffirms commitment for enabling policies - ITREALMS

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The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa, has re-echoed the agency's commitment as the nations apex IT regulatory body towards creating enabling policies for the development, use and adoption of Digital Technology in supporting and enhancing the living standard of women entrepreneurs across the country.
The DG said this at the first edition of the ECOWAS Female Parliamentarians Association (ECOFEPA) Women and Youth Leadership Symposium which held in Abuja.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Experts: Gaps in financial inclusion may jeopardise CBN targets - ITREALMS

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Experts in the financial sector have identified gaps in the set objectives by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), capable of jeopardizing significantly the number of Nigerians who may be excluded from the formal financial System of the country, reports 
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Speaking at the inaugural conference of Oriental News Nigeria with theme “Engaging with critical groups to develop effective financial inclusion initiative" held on Thursday at the Sheraton hotel Ikeja Lagos, Dr Uju Ogubunka, CEO Bank Customers Association of Nigeria, stated that the financial inclusion policy of the federal government which commenced in 2012 is geared towards ensuring that no Nigerian is short changed in its financial intermediations policies and economic development plans.

Buttercream queen, Temitayo Ajayi advises 'determination, commitment are ways to excel' - ITREALMS

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Buttercream Queen and Director of TYlicious Cakes and Events, Lagos, Temitayo Ajayi  told GBEMI OMOTOSO that with determination and commitment, exceling is assured.

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Buttercream Queen and Director of TYlicious Cakes and Events, Lagos, Temitayo Ajayi

How did you coined your brand name?

I just picked ideas from around and added my initial "Ty".

Friday, June 17, 2022

Yorubaland: Lawson advises South-West Governors to unite against insecurity - ITREALMS

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The Iyalode of Yorubaland, Iyalode Alaba Lawson has passionately called on South-West Governors on need to proactively rise up to security challenges confronting the region, noting that the recent attack on congregants at church in Owo, Ondo State, was an insult to God and a slap on the entire Yoruba race.
Iyalode of Yorubaland, Iyalode Alaba Lawson
Lawson made the appeal in reaction to the recent killing of worshippers at St Francis Catholic Church in the town, stressing that the sad incident should be seen as a wake up to all Odua sons and daughters, irrespective of their religions to be united.

Fr Mbaka takes humble pie, blesses Peter Obi, supporters, apologies - ITREALMS

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Controversial Catholic priest and acclaimed spiritual director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), Reverend Father Ejike Camillus Anthony Ebenezer Mbaka, took a humble pie on Friday as he took back his curses, offering an apology to the former Governor of Anambra State and Presidential candidate of Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi and his supporters over his ‘stingy’ sermon on Wednesday, reports 
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This followed barrage of responses from Nigerians and query he may have received from Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Rt. Rev. Canilus Onaga; former Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, Iyom Bianca Odumegwu Ojukwu and Rev. Fr. John Chinenye Oluoma to name a few over what the diocese described as ‘Inflammatory Political Utterances.’

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Catholic Church disclaims Fr Mbaka, may sanction him over political utterances - ITREALMS

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The Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Enugu State has disclaimed Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka over his recent inflammatory political utterances and may sanction him in line with the Canon law, reports 
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Enugu Diocesan Bishop, Most Rev. Callistus Onaga
Mbaka, who is the director of Catholic Adoration Ministry Chaplaincy, Enugu had on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, during adoration programme used his preaching to attack the good reputation of Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party Presidential candidate.

Catalina Aguilar joins Ford's board - ITREALMS

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The Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland, Catalina Devandas Aguilar, has joined the board of Ford Foundation, reports 
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Catalina Devandas Aguilar
Confirming this to 
ITREALMS, the President, Ford Foundation, Darren Walker, said "I am delighted to announce the election of our newest board member."


ITREALMS gathered that Devandas Aguilar has a long, distinguished history advocating for disability rights and inclusive development around the world. She served as the first UN special rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities from 2014-2020, before which she was a program officer for strategic partnerships at the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund.


Prior to that, she worked as the fund’s program officer for Latin America, the Middle East, and North Africa and was associate officer for social affairs at the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York. She has also worked at the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights and the World Bank.

Devandas Aguilar has been a powerful leader in the disability community for over 20 years. Born with spina bifida, she has drawn from her personal experience to tackle the injustices facing the one billion people around the world who live with disabilities. Her advocacy has created real, meaningful strides toward equality, and we are thrilled for her to join the board. The Ford Foundation will benefit tremendously from her commitment to human rights and social justice.

Setting Records Straight about first republic purported Igbo dominance by Osita Chidoka - ITREALMS

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A scripted deception has been circulating all over social media, including WhatsApp groups, suggesting that Igbos, despite being dominant in Tafawa Balewa's government, went ahead to kill him. Nothing can be farther from the truth. This script has turned history on its head. 
The narrative is designed to present Igbos as disloyal power grabbers and confuse gullible readers, obfuscate the past and promote national discord.
Osita Chidoka
Let us set the records straight; Igbos played no dominant role in Balewa's cabinet. The outline below will help demonstrate this.

No apologies over PO’s alleged stinginess say Fr Oluoma, Iyom Bianca Ojukwu - ITREALMS

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In an apparent reply to the ‘curse over stinginess’ by Fr. Ejike Mbaka of Adoration ground, Enugu State, the duo of Rev Fr John Chinenye Oluoma and former Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, Iyom Bianca Odumegwu Ojukwu have declared their no apology stand on alleged Peter Obi’s purported stinginess for insisting on using of public fund to better lives of the poor than mere donation, reports ITREALMS.

Rev Fr John Chinenye Oluoma and former Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, Iyom Bianca Odumegwu Ojukwu
The motivational priest, Rev Fr Oluoma of Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in response said he loves a stingy man who gives money only to the right people.

Obi didn't reply Fr. Mbaka - ITREALMS

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The Labour Party Presidential Candidate in the forthcoming 2023 elections, Mr. Peter Obi did not issue any reply to Fr. Ejike Mbaka, reports 
ITREALMS.
Peter Obi
According to the, Mr. Valentine Obienyem, Media Adviser to the former Governor of Anambra State, "their attention have been drawn to a statement credited to Mr. Peter Obi as his reply to Fr. Ejike Mbaka.

"We wish to state for the record that Mr. Peter Obi did not and is not planning to issue any reply,” he said.

They, therefore, advised that any medium trying to publish such an unsigned letter should clarify its authenticity from Mr. Obi’s Media Office.

Austin's Fireside Chat: Foundations of Entrepreneurship by Professor Murray Low - ITREALMS

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Austin's Fireside Chat was enlightening. We discussed his company, CWG Plc, of which he is the Founder and Executive Vice Chairman. CWG Plc is Sub-Saharan Africa's largest systems integration company. CWG is a provider of information and communication technology (ICT) solutions and cloud solutions for SMEs to use for commerce and management. Austin demonstrated the entrepreneur's creed diagram and the transformation five-force model, which are critical to a company's success. He also talked about his missionary work, which was moving and provided us an inside look at who he is. Austin's chat was genuine and passionate, and I could relate to him on several levels.
L-R: Prof. Murray Low, Director Entrepreneurship Program CBS, Austin Okere, Founder CWG Plc and Entrepreneur-in-Residence CBS, Cliff Schorer, Director Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program, CBS
Austin Okere is a boss. We understood that from the case and he certainly proved to be a noble and distinguished individual. That said, his talk did come across as very corporate. I think it is important to always bring in someone at a later stage in their successful career, but it would be nice to see that person moving on to the next venture. If anything, I would maybe have Austin come in in person since he is such a charismatic personality.

Pantami: Nigeria’s ICT industry growing in leaps, bounds – ITREALMS

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The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has told the global digital community that Nigeria has been witnessing phenomenal growth in its Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry, thus enabling socio-economic development in Nigeria and across the African continent.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami
Pantami stated this at a tea break hosted by Nigeria on the sideline of the 2022 International Telecommunication Union’s World Telecommunications Development Conference (ITU-WTDC) which started in Kigali Rwanda on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. The tea break was attended by senior officials of the ITU, including the Secretary General, Houlin Zhao, as well as representatives and heads of delegations from different countries attending the annual conference.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Honour late Engr Ige, name NCC Hqtrs after him says Nweke - ITREALMS

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A call has been made to the Federal Government through the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy for the naming of the corporate headquarters of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) after the former Minister of Communications, late Engr. Olawale Adeniji Ige.

Author, Sagacity of a digital revolution, Remmy NWeke and late Baba Telecoms, Engr. Olawale Ige
This call was contained in an address presented at the public unveiling of the latest industry book: Sagacity of a digital revolution by Remmy Nweke by the author, while welcoming guests to the event co-hosted with the 2022 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance Forum at the Welcome Centre Hotels, International Airport Road, Lagos.


Nweke, who is also the Lead Consulting Strategist at DigitalSENSE Africa and Group Executive Editor, ITREALMS Media group, the role of late Engr. Olawale Ige cannot be over-emphasised.

According to him, late Engr. Olawale Ige died on May 9, 2022 at the age of 83 years, and has since been buried on May 20 in Ogbomosho; deserved to be honoured even posthumously considering all his pioneering efforts within the telecommunications sector as indigenous engineer.
He recalled that late Engr. Ige as the former Director-General, Ministry of Communications who later became a Minister of Communications in 1990 and was reappointed a Minister to coordinate the Ministry of Transport, Aviation, and Communications in 1992; having earlier prompted the Military authorities to create the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) which was established under Decree no. 75 in November 1992.

Stakeholders reject NITDA Code of Practice, it seeks backdoor to clamp digital civic space - ITREALMS

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Stakeholders have kicked against the recent code of practice by the federal government through the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) which claimed collaboration with the with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) , reports 
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Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director Paradigm Initiative
They also described it as clamping down on the digital civic space through the backdoor.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Nigeria'll not attain SDGs by 2030, except … says Dr. Winjobi - ITREALMS

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The National Coordinator, Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development (CSCSD), Dr. Tola Winjobi, in this chat with a cross section of media, lamented the seemingly inability of Nigeria to attain the SDGs, especially Goal 16+ by 2030.
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National Coordinator, Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development (CSCSD), Dr. Tola Winjobi

Tell us about the coalition established and its mission?

Established in 2010 as Campaign2015+ and in 2016 formally re-registered as Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development (CAC/IT/No 87678), CSCSD is a network of close to 2000 non-governmental orgnisations (NGOs), Community-Based Organisation (CBOs), Faith-Based Organisations (FBOs), professional associations based in Nigeria, and a staunch partner of TAP Network and Action for Sustainable Development.