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Telecoms Clinic: Bat journalism, Sam Omatseye and new media - ITREALMS

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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Unity Bank posts N27b gross earnings in H1’22 - ITREALMS

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The Unity Bank Plc, has posted gross earnings of N27.6 billion for its 2022 half-year results, representing a growth of 17% year-on-year.
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In its unaudited half-year financials submitted to the Nigeria Exchange Group Limited, the Bank also made significant improvements across key performance indicators.

EU, British Council train CSOs on tax compliance - ITREALMS

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The European Union and the British Council in conjunction with the Nigerian regulatory agencies have trained Edo-based Civil Society Organizations on tax compliance and the roles of regulatory agencies.
The two days Agencies Citizenship Driven Transformation (ACT) programme drew facilitators from the Economic and Financial Crime Commission(EFCC), Federal Inland Revenue Services( FIRS) and Corporate Affairs Commission(CAC) who engaged civil society and non-governmental organizations in capacity-building, roles of regulatory agencies and tax compliance.

Why old students must support Alma maters says Makinde - ITREALMS

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The Oyo State Governor, 'Seyi Makinde on Saturday, declared that Old Students Associations must support government's efforts in lifting the standards of education by giving back to their alma maters.
Oyo State Governor, 'Seyi Makinde
He said that the education sector must not be left in the hands of government alone adding by providing support and assistance to their former schools, the standards would be lifted.

Paradigm Initiative rolls out drums @15 - ITREALMS

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Friday, July 29, 2022

ToT2022: Zoho wins most innovative business productivity solutions provider award - ITREALMS

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Leading multinational technology and web-based business tools solutions provider, Zoho Technologies, has emerged the Most Innovative Business Productivity Solutions Provider of the Year at the 18th edition of the Titans of Tech Awards.
Country Manager for Zoho Technologies Nigeria, Mr. kehinde Ogundare receives the award from Wahab Alawiye-King, Chairman, Lagos SUBEB & Dean, Executive Chairman, SUBEBs in Nigeria
According to the organizers of the prestigious awards, optimising service, and performance, enhancing customer service, overall quality of innovation and contribution to ICT advancement, originality and vision, digital transformation and service, market success/acceptance and contribution to end-user quality-of-experience and service delivery were key components in the criteria considered by the Tech TV intelligence unit panel that selected the award winners.

9th Lagos PR stakeholders conference to address leadership, poverty eradication - ITREALMS

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The Lagos State Chapter, the premier branch of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) in collaboration with Addefort Limited, today announced that the ninth Lagos Public Relations Stakeholders Conference will address Leadership and Poverty Eradication at the MUSON Centre, Lagos on Thursday, August 18, 2022.
The Lagos Public Relations Stakeholders’ Conference is a bridge-building initiative to interact and proffer solutions to the social, political and economic challenges plaguing our nation.

Multiple income stream is purposeful says Naomi Sunday - ITREALMS

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Mrs Naomi Sunday is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nana's Events & Rental Services, Ajah, Lagos State, told ITREALMS' GBEMI OMOTOSO that aside efficient services as key word for success, multiple income stream is purposeful.

Mrs Naomi Sunday is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nana's Events & Rental Services, Ajah, Lagos State

Excerpts:
How would you describe your journey into the Industry?
My journey into the events industry has been amazing, mostly tough but because of my passion and drive to make an impact, it has been worthwhile.

Eze to Gov. Wike on Atiku: Remember your vow – ITREALMS

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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, member of APC Legacy Projects Media Team and erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party (nPDP), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze has reminded Governor Nyesom Wike of his vow during the presidential primary of the PDP in Abuja, to fully support whoever emerged as candidate of the party to show his love and commitment to the umbrella party and stop all these shenanigans and macabre dance that further portrays him as a very confused fellow.
Reacting to the Governor’s sudden derogatory comments, anti-party directives to his followers and romance with those whose political moorings are antithetical to that of the People’s Democratic Party and her presidential candidate, Alh. Atiku Abubakar, Chief Eze hinted that the Rivers Governor is a desperate opportunist who has earned himself a reputation of a political chameleon with a wagging tongue of deceit.

First NCC's Indigenous Telecom Content Expo holds in Lagos - ITREALMS

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The first expo to showcase indigenous content in the Nigerian telecom industry holds on Monday - Tuesday, August 1-2, 2022 at Landmark Events Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
NTICE 2022
The event is being hosted by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), through the Nigeria Office for Development of Indigenous Telecom Sector (NODITS) with the theme “Stimulating the Development of Indigenous Content through Innovation and Commercialization.”

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Gambari to lead FG delegation to NCS confab 2022 - ITREALMS

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The Chief of Staff to the President Muhammadu Buhari, Prof. Ibrahim A. Gambari has been confirmed to lead the Federal Government’s delegation to the 2022 International Conference of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) holding at the Cultural Centre (June 12) Kuto, Abeokuta, Ogun State, reports ITREALMS.
President Adesina Sodiya of NCS flanked by Dr. Charles Onyeukwu and Mr Iyiola Ayoola

The three-day conference with the theme "Smart, Secure & Sustainable Nation (S3N 2022)" would have Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami as the chairman of the conference.

Jonathan Zuck emerges new ALAC - ITREALMS

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Mr. Jonathan Zuck has emerged the new chairman of the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) with effect of the 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in September, reports 
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Jonathan Zuck
The AGM, ITREALMS gathered has been scheduled to hold between 17-22 September 2022 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) .

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Stakeholders consent to privacy law for Nigeria - ITREALMS

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…As World Bank Tasks FG on Data Protection

No fewer than two hundred and fifty stakeholders, Wednesday, unanimously gave their nod to the steps towards enacting a principal Data Protection law for Nigeria.
Shubham Chaudhuri, World Bank Country Director in Nigeria (2nd L); Hadiza Dagabana, NIMC Director of Legal Services (3rd L); Musa Odole Solomon, Project Coordinator, Nigeria Digital ID4D (4th L); Ugoeze Patience Mbagwu, AG DG, National Population Commission (4th R); Dr. Vincent Olatiunji, CEO, Nigeria Data Protection Bureau(3rd R); Dora Amahian, Acting Deputy Comptroller General of Immigration, in charge of Planning, Research and Statistics (2nd R) and other dignitaries, posing for a group photograph during the Policy Dialogue.

Rising from a two-day Policy Dialogue on Nigeria’s Data Protection law, held in Abuja, the participants were of the view that a data protection law for the country was long overdue.

Biden tests negative for COVID-19, says ‘I’m feeling great’ - ITREALMS

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President Joe Biden has tested negative for COVID-19 on Tuesday night and again
President Joe Biden
Wednesday morning thus ending "his strict isolation measures," according to the physician to the president, Dr. Kevin O'Connor.

Final rites for late Mrs Bel-Molokwu begins Thursday - ITREALMS

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The final funeral rites for Mrs Regina Chinwe Bel-Molokwu, departed wife of a former Registrar of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) would commence, tomorrow, Thursday, 28 July with a Service of Songs at Saint Agnes Catholic Church, Maryland, Lagos at 6 pm.
Late Mrs Regina Chinwe Bel-Molokwu

Onitsha's Molokwu and Umunna families said their daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, Onyeomadiuko Mrs Regina Chniwe Bel-Molokwu died on Wednesday, 29 June 2022, at age 67.

ToT22: Edo State Bags Digital Compliance State of the Year Award - ITREALMS

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Edo State Government emerged as the overall Digital Compliance State in Nigeria at the Titans of Tech Awards which were held at the Oriental Hotel, in Lagos at the weekend.
the Commissioner for Science and Technology, Edo State, Dr. Bartholomew Brai
According to the organizers of the prestigious awards, optimising service and performance, overall quality of innovation and contribution to ICT advancement, digital transformation contribution to end-user quality-of-experience were key components in the criteria considered by the Tech TV intelligence unit panel that selected the award winners. 

Participants expect great miracles @Healing Crusade with Pastor Chris - ITREALMS

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In preparations for the July edition of the Healing Streams Live Healing Services with Pastor Chris Oyakhilome hots up, billions of prospective participants at the world largest event have been urged to raise their spirituality in order to fully discover and experience the life changing infinite power of God.

Media Manager of the Healing School of Christ Embassy, Mr. Olajide Babasola, who gave the advice Tuesday said the Healing Streams Live Healing Services will hold from Friday 29th – 31st July while partakers should register to participate in the programme.

Baudouin Schombe’s exit, AfriCANNs mourns - ITREALMS

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African internet stakeholders are currently in the mourning with the exit of Baudouin Schombe, an active member of the African Regional At Large Organisation (AFRALO) , reports 
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Baudouin Schombe, an active member of the African Regional At Large Organisation (AFRALO)

Chairman, AFRALO, Seun Ojedeji announced Schombe passage in a message to the membership on July 23, 2022.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Chigbo: Why undergraduates need to shun social media addiction - ITREALMS

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The publisher of Realnews Magazine Online, Maureen Chigbo, has advised undergraduates especially medical students of Bingham University, Karu, Nasarawa State, to shun spending hours on social media in order not to perform poorly in their academic studies.
From R-L: Mr Egene Joseph Patron BhUMSA Preclinical arm, Tsavsar Manasseh, Northern Caucus Secretary,Choji Ebenezer Director on NiMSA Skill Acquisition Initiative Program, Mr Ben Odebe Member,Academic planning Unit Bingham University, Collins Ijah NiMSA Fundraising Assistant, Toochi Erdoo Sonia Deputy National Coordinator NiMSA Preclinical Forum,Dr. Kardi David Resident Doctor at Bingham University Teaching hospital Jos,Maureen Chigbo President of Corporate Online Publishers,Dann Odutokpono Vice President II BhUMSA Preclinical arm, Idodoh Emmanuel NiMSA Vice President internal affairs
Chigbo, who is also the president of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP), stated this while speaking on "Social Media in Medical Training and Profession" July 9, at the symposium organised by Nigerian Medical Students Association (NiMSA), Preclinical Forum, North Central in collaboration with Bingham University Medical Students Association at the Architecture auditorium, Bingham University, Karu.

Monday, July 25, 2022

MRA condemns raid on Peoples Gazette, accuses Police of being used - ITREALMS

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The Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has condemned the weekend raid on the head office of the Peoples Gazette newspaper by agents of the Nigeria Police and the arrest of the editor and four other staff of the newspaper. 
MRA also called on the Federal Government to rein in the law enforcement agency, accusing it of becoming a tool in the hands of rich or powerful individuals and entities for harassing journalists and media organizations.

TechnologyMirror wins 'Best Startups Supportive Online Media Award' @ToT'22 - ITREALMS

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Leading technology and ICT news and information website, TechnologyMirror has won the Best Startups Supportive Online Media of the Year Award at the 18th edition of the Titans of Tech Awards.
TechnologyMirror emerged winner at the award ceremony attended by the former Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission and Chairman of MTN Nigeria, Engr Ernest Ndukwe and the President of the Association Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Engr Ikechukwu Nnamani after evaluation by the Business Intelligence Unit of TechTV organisers of the Titans of Tech Awards.

Polaris Bank partners ACPN to digitize credit process, offers members N100m SME loan - ITREALMS

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Polaris Bank has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) in a historic move to boost the supply of medicines in the country through the availability of digital credit facilities.
Polaris Bank-ACPN MoU Signing Photo
The scheme, which is the first of its kind in the industry, will afford ACPN members the benefit of enjoying instant financing via a multifunctional card scheme and up to N100m under the Bank’s health sector SME loan. 

Police: Provide physio-social support to frontline personnel, reduce depression - ITREALMS

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The Borno State Police Command has disclosed that strengthening capacity and provision of adequate psychosocial support to the personnel at the frontline would reduce depression among security agencies fighting insurgency in the northeast region.
IGP Alkali Baba Usman

The State Commissioner of Police, Abdu Umar disclosed this during a three-day workshop organised for personnel of the Nigeria Police Force(NPF) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) by the Management of Conflict in Nigeria(MCN) held in Maiduguri.

IXPN's network surpasses 100-member milestone - ITREALMS

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The Internet eXchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) has surpassed a 100-member milestone, just as its peak traffic exceeds 300Gbps, reports ITREALMS.
Chief Executive Officer of IXPN, Mr. Muhammed Rudman
Disclosing this in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer of IXPN, Mr. Muhammed Rudman, informed ITREALMS that this milestone is worth celebrating.

Zinox commences nationwide unemployed graduates recruitment - ITREALMS

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As part of its efforts to ameliorate the harsh economic crunch on the youths, leading technology conglomerate, the Zinox Group, has recently offered employment to a batch of unemployed Nigerian graduates who successfully scaled through its internship programme.

The successful graduates, numbering over 50 out of over 5,000 qualified applicants drawn from various parts of Nigeria, were among the second batch of participants who passed through a 30-day intensive Mini-MBA training programme organized by the Zinox Institute of Technology (ZIT).

Telecoms Clinic: Digital knocks for NITDA’s Code of practice - ITREALMS

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Following the release of draft Code of Practice for Interactive Computer Service Platforms cum Internet Intermediaries and Conditions for Operating in Nigeria by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), REMMY NWEKE, examines the reactions of stakeholders since its proclamation.
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NITDA and President Buhari’s directive:
About June 13, 2022, the management of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) issued a Code of Practice for Interactive Computer Service Platforms/Internet Intermediaries and Conditions for Operating in Nigeria with a mandate allegedly aligned with the Section 6 of the NITDA Act 2007; to standardize, coordinate and develop regulatory frameworks for all Information Technology (IT) practices in Nigeria.

@TOT2022: Olubayo Abiodun is Tech Media Icon of the year - ITREALMS

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A veteran Information and Communication Technology (ICT) journalist and communications specialist, Prince Olubayo Abidoun, has been named the "Tech Media Icon of the Year" at the 2022 edition of Titans of Tech (TOT2022), reports 
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Olubayo Abiodun receiving his award from Mr. Amos Emmanuel of Programos
The award presented by the chief executive chairman of Programos, Mr. Amos Emmanuel at the weekend was chaired by the former Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and current Chairman, MTN Nigeria, Engineer (Dr.) Ernest Ndukwe.

Adebayo blames political leaders on exodus of IT professionals for greener pastures – ITREALMS

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President and Founder of Royal FM 95.1Mhz Ilorin Engr. Gbenga Adebayo has blamed the political leadership in country over the exodus of youthful professionals especially the Information Technology (IT) specialists for greener pastures abroad, reports 
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Adebayo with VC of Kwara University
Speaking at the 5th Students Union Leadership Summit of Kwara State University, Molete at the weekend on the theme: Education, Youth Development, Skills and Quality Leadership, Building A Pathway for Better Nigeria, Engr. Adebayo noted that it will be difficult to talk about a better Nigeria without considering the negative impact of mass migration of youthful population (‘JAPA’) on our economy and its future.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Okowa: Five valid facts about a solid achiever - ITREALMS

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The Delta State governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa was recently selected by PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar Abubakar as his running mate. The choice of the 63year-old medical doctor over other prominent rivals has understandably elicited a lot of interest across the nation. Here are some interesting facts about PDP vice presidential candidate, Ifeanyichukwu Arthur Okowa.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa

1. OKOWA HAS ACHIEVED A LOT AS GOVERNOR:
Okowa’s SMART Agenda development focus has delivered 120,000 direct and 1,000,000 indirect jobs through targeted job and wealth creation programmes. 13,000 entrepreneurs have also received targeted government support.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

UNWTO confab'22: FG solicits LASG's support - ITREALMS

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has solicited the support of the Lagos State Government towards the successful hosting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Conference on Tourism, Culture and the Creative Industries, scheduled to hold at the National Theatre, Lagos, 14-16 November 2022.
L-R: Registrar/CEO of Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, Dr. Olalekan Fadolapo; Special Assistant to the President, Office of the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Segun Adeyemi; Deputy Director International Tourism Promotion and Cooperation, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Dorothy Duruaku; Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf; Chief of Staff, Mr. Tayo Ayinde and Commissioner for Information, Mr. Gbenga Omotosho when the Minister paid an advocacy visit to the Governor on the UNWTO Conference in Lagos on Thursday.
The Minister, who led some members of the conference's Planning Committee on a courtesy visit to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday, said Lagos was selected as the host city because of its premier role in tourism, culture and the creative industries.

Union Bank, JAN partner for 300 girls - ITREALMS

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As part of Junior Achievement Nigeria’s vision of inspiring and preparing the youth to succeed in a global economy and in alignment with Union Bank’s corporate sustainability impact strategy, the Bank in partnership with Junior Achievement Nigeria is set to implement the annual Leadership, Empowerment, Achievement and Development (LEAD) Camp for girls.

The LEAD Camp which kicks off July 25th, 2022 is a week-long programme designed to empower young girls to be high-achieving leaders in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal – Gender Equality.

Nigeria 2023 - The Choice we must make today by Chidi Abajue - ITREALMS

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I got up this morning feeling nostalgic about the good old days. The days I had to pay Twenty (N20.00) Naira only as boarding fee per term in the secondary school. Ten (N10.00) Naira only was for tuition. Meals served were above average both in quality and quantity. I finished my West African School Certificate Examination and got employed shortly after as an Auxiliary Teacher in another secondary school. Life was safe. You could travel to anywhere by any means, day or night without fear of being robbed, kidnapped or killed. Things were predictable - school calendar, employment, commodity prices, etc. All one needed was to plan, and then work towards your goal.
Chidi Abajue

It all ended with the emergence of General Muhammadu Buhari through a military coup. Yes, the same Buhari that is here again with us like Soyinka's Abiku - coming and going these several times, leaving behind tears, woes and wailings as never before ever seen or heard.

Education, Youth Development, Skills and Quality Leadership: Building A Pathway for Better Nigeria - ITREALMS

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Being text of address delivered by Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, President and Founder of Royal FM 95.1Mhz Ilorin at the 5th Students Union leadership Summit of Kwara State University, Molete on Wednesday 20th July 2022

Pix First Right S U President Mr. Danshitta Prof. M.M.Jimba Dean Students Affairs KWASU

PROTOCOLS:
I thank the organizers of this event for inviting me to share some knowledge about of today’s topic and I hope I would be able to leave you with some lessons of from experience as an entrepreneur and in Investor in people.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Aviation fuel: Flights disruption imminent as AON notifies public of acute shortage

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The Airline Operators of Nigeria has notified the Nigeria and air transport patrons of the looming flight disruptions due to acute shortage of aviation fuel, reports 
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AON logo
AON spokesman, Prof. Obiora Okonkwo informed 
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Inherited colonial administrative system responsible for Africa’s setback, says Ford Foundation - ITREALMS

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The Ford Foundation has identified legacy of the colonial administrative system which was inherited by African government and which no administration has had the political will to address, as responsible for setback on the continent.
Ford foundation

The Regional Director for West Africa, Ford Foundation, Dr Chichi Aniagolu-Okoye stated this while delivering a paper with the theme, Social Media Regulation: Insecurity and Elections Accountability in Nigeria’, at the 4th annual anniversary lecture of Penpushing Media, held in Abeokuta.

Dark web: Stolen credentials selling for price of 3 litres of fuel - ITREALMS

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HP Incorporated has released The Evolution of Cybercrime: Why the Dark Web is Supercharging the Threat Landscape and How to Fight Back – an HP Wolf Security Report.
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The findings show cybercrime is being supercharged through “plug and play” malware kits that make it easier than ever to launch attacks. Cyber syndicates are collaborating with amateur attackers to target businesses, putting our online world at risk.

Inuwa: Enterprise content management'll save FG N4.5bn annually - ITREALMS

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The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa has said the implementation of the service-wide Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution, organized by the Office of Head of Civil Service of the Federation, will result in an annual saving of about N4.5 billion in Nigeria, reports ITREALMS.
Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa
Inuwa, who was represented by the Director, Information Technology Infrastructure Solutions (ITIS) Dr. Usman Gambo Abdullahi disclosed this while presenting a paper at the one-day ECM Service-Wide Round Table Workshop on ECM implementation with the topic "The Modalities of Software Clearance on ECM Solution for MDAs" at the Rotunda Hall, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja.

AON to prosecute, punish passengers who destroy airline property - ITREALMS

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The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), has declared that henceforth, aggrieved passengers who destroy airline property or assault airline staff, will be arrested and prosecuted, reports 
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dana airline logo
AON, ITREALMS gathered, is the umbrella body of all airline companies operating in Nigeria.

Stella Luke Irabor: Despite making money, health is wealth - ITREALMS

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Pastor (Mrs.) Stella Luke Irabor, is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lagos-based Fisis Kreations, she told ITREALMS' GBEMI OMOTOSO that despite making money, health is wealth and advised on regular health checks by professionals in confectionary industry, whilst keeping agreements.
Pastor (Mrs.) Stella Luke Irabor, is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fisis Kreations
How did you get about your brand name?
My brand name was from my son; Favour Israel Luke Stella.

Max Amuchie: Tribute to a worthy journalist - ITREALMS

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My Dear Max Amuchie,

Today, I join friends, family and colleagues to celebrate a worthy journalist: a terrific reporter and editor/publisher with eyes for details. 
Max Amuchie
Max bears the mark of a rounded media professional whose many years of crisscrossing the media ecosystem has endeared him to the hearts of many. 

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Data Protection: Bureau to host stakeholders in Abuja - ITREALMS

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No fewer than Two hundred stakeholders from across the country would be in Abuja next week to discuss the need for a principal Data Protection Law in Nigeria.
The two-day event, scheduled to hold on 26th and 27th of July, 2022 at Rockview Hotel Royale, Abuja, shall bring together representatives of relevant public institutions, the private sector and civil society organisations to deliberate on the way forward towards strengthening the legal framework for data protection in the country.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Give Lagosians our Best, Sanwo-Olu’s wife tells BOSKOH Volunteers as Outreach Commences Tomorrow

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The first lady of Lagos State, Dr (Mrs) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has encouraged the volunteers at the fourth edition of the Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat Healthcare Mission International (BOSKOH HMI) to offer only excellent service to the beneficiaries of the programme.
She said this at the Volunteers’ Training which took place at the weekend at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Lagos.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

FirstBank: More awards for outstanding contributions - ITREALMS

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After operating for over 128 years with awards and recognitions to show for its commitments and accomplishments in banking, corporate philanthropy, socio-economic development, support to businesses and commercial activities, FirstBank is showing no signs of stopping or slowing down. In the first five months of this year, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has been in the news for all the right reasons and the recognitions and awards have been pouring in, literally.
Among the numerous recognitions and awards that have been received so far in 2022 are 10 awards which highlight FirstBank’s outstanding role in driving national, regional and global economic growth and development through constructive engagements with both public and private sectors in communities and economies across the globe. Top on the list of awards is the recognition and listing of FirstBank as a Superbrand. Superbrand International conferred on FirstBank the Superbrand Award 2022 for “maintaining a formidable brand perception for 128 years”.

For sustainable growth: ISPs need to restrategize says Ajuzie - ITREALMS

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The Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Nigeria have been charged to revamp their businesses and market operations for growth, sustainability and profitability, says the chief operating officer, WTES Projects Limited, Mr Chidi Ajuzie.
chief operating officer, WTES Projects Limited, Mr Chidi Ajuzie.
He gave this charge at the telecoms sector sustainability forum organised by Business Remarks in Lagos State themed "Examining the Nigerian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Viability in a Digitized Environment.

SMEDAN partners Google, Facebook on youth empowerment, trains 150 PWD in Lagos - ITREALMS

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The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has entered into partnership with Google and Facebook to train Nigerian youths on small businesses, especially on doing business online, reports 
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the newly appointed Director-General of SMEDAN, Mr. Olawale Fasanya, speaking in Lagos
This is coming as SMEDAN said it has trained some 150 Persons With Disability (PWD) as part of its empowerment for small businesses in Lagos State.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Former Oyo Attorney-General, Bayo Lawal, becomes Makinde's new deputy gov

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The Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Monday, charged the new Deputy Governor of the state, Barrister Abdulraheem Adebayo Adeleke Lawal, to see his position as a responsibility to deliver good governance to the people of Oyo State.
The governor gave this charge shortly after Lawal, a former Oyo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice as well as the immediate past chairman of the state's Housing Corporation, took an oath of office administered by the Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice Muntar Abimbola.

GOCOP rejects NITDA’s code of practice, says it tramples on media rights, usurps NASS powers – ITREALMS

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The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has rejected in strong voice an attempt by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to trample on media rights in the country and usurp the powers of the National Assembly (NASS) under the guess of ‘Code of Practice for Interactive Computer Service Platforms/Internet Intermediaries,’  reports ITREALMS.

GOCOP also advised NITDA to immediately jettison this code in its entirety or be ready to face legal action.

Why is localisation crucial for breaking into new markets? - ITREALMS

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Nigeria has the largest market in Africa with a GDP standing at $514.05 billion in 2021 and a population of over 200 million people. The business scene in Nigeria is faced with many challenges and the survival of any business in this market is dependent on the adoption of successful strategies.
Hyther Nizam heads Zoho's Middle East & Africa (MEA) operations
One successful strategy for businesses entering the Nigerian market is localisation. A strong long-term localisation strategy will help in establishing a presence among locals, earning their trust and eventually building brand loyalty. It is equally critical, however, for businesses to understand that localisation entails more than just providing pricing in local currencies. Instead, it has to be a holistic approach that involves customers, employees, and other relevant stakeholders.

Zamibia, AU partner on Water Investment - ITREALMS

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The Republic of Zambia has partnered with the African Union (AU) Commission on the official  the Zambia Water Investment Programme and stressed that, “Social economic development cannot be achieved without attaining water security on the African Continent.”
The Government of Zambia in collaboration with the International High-Level Panel on Water Investments for Africa launched the Zambia Water Investment Programme on the margins of the of the African Union Mid-Year Coordination Meeting in Lusaka, which was presided over by Mr Alex Simalabwi, Executive Secretary of the Global Water Partnership, Southern Africa.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Bonny National Grammar School wins NLNG Science Quiz Competition - ITREALMS

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Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) sponsored science quiz competition in Rivers State ended Saturday in a grand finale face-off quiz. Bonny National Grammar School school won the top prize in the senior secondary school category.
This year’s competition comes after the pilot edition in 2021 on Bonny Island. The competition, which is open to secondary schools in Rivers State is in partnership with the Rivers State Ministry of Education and the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN), Rivers State Chapter.

NCC, Zoho, Africa Data Centre, IHS, others warm up for Pan African Digital Summit - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has confirmed participation alongside Zoho, IHS among others in Pan African Digital Initiatives Summit and Exhibition (PADISE) 2022, reports 
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NCC, ITREALMS recalls is the regulator of Nigeria’s burgeoning telecommunications sector; Zoho, leading multinational technology and web-based business tools solutions provider and IHS, one of the largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure in the world are among organisations.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Obi berates Tinubu’s ‘Labour Party Obidients'll labour till death’ statement - ITREALMS

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The third force champion and presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, has berated a statement credited to the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, that LP ‘obidients’ and others will labour till death.
presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi
Reacting Thursday to the statement in Osogbo, Obi enjoined Nigerians to remain committed to voting for the Labour Party in the forthcoming governorship election in Oyo LP.


The LP presidential candidate, who spoke at WOCDIF Centre in Osogbo during the grand finale campaign rally of the governorship candidate of the LP for Saturday’s election in the state, Lasun Yussuff, said that things had gone wrong in Osun State since APC was voted into power and stressed that Yussuff would restore the lost glory of the state and develop it.
Obi said: “To think that those other parties, which have kept Nigeria in darkness for 22 years, are better. You are the ones suffering all those things they are showing you. It is your mandate they have stolen. It is your food they have stolen and we want to recover your future.”

Also speaking Yussuff, who described Tinubu’s life and record as anonymous, lampooned him for saying the party would labour till death, stressing that the ruling APC had not done anything in Osun State to warrant re-election.

He said: “We are the ones living here and we established companies here. I will tell you they are not humans. They came four years ago and said they are giving us a financial engineer. It’s over three and a half years, yet the financial engineer did not engineer anything.

“As if that is not enough, they said we can go and labour and die. Does a virtuous Yoruba person say such? Their life is anonymous. They just want us to see that they have money.”

In the same vein, the National Chairman of LP, Julius Abure, said Tinubu’s comment lacked compassion for the suffering masses.

He implored Osun people to vote for Yussuff to restore dignity, hard-work and put an end to corruption.


Yemi Lere/Editor with additional report from The Guardian


NUJ felicitates Chief Osoba @83 - ITREALMS

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The Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ), Lagos State Council celebrates His Excellency and an Elder Statesman, Chief Olusegun Osoba, the Akinrogun of Egbaland, the Aremo Awujale of Ijebuland, on the occasion of his 83rd birthday.
Chief Osoba's contribution to Nigeria's Democracy are evergreen having contributed immensely to the growth of Ogun State where he served as Governor.

Mignontreats CEO says she banks on creativity to stay abreast in cake industry - ITREALMS

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The Chief Executive Officer of Ipaja, Lagos-based Mignontreats, Ogundimu Omolola, spoke to ITREALMS' GBEMI OMOTOSO and says she banks on her creativity.
Chief Executive Officer of Ipaja, Lagos-based Mignontreats, Ogundimu Omolola
How did you get your brand name?
"Mignon" is a French word which means good-looking sweet and cute.

Book Review: Nigeria Drivers of Digital Prosperity by Olubayo Abiodun - ITREALMS

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Nigeria Drivers of Digital Prosperity: The Trajectories of the Digital Evolution, Sector Analysis and Players’ Contributions, by Aaron Ukodie as reviewed by Prince Olubayo Abiodun.
Prince Olubayo Abidoun, veteran journalist and communication specialist

Connecting the dots, from analogue to digital and virtual Nigeria

In the emerging world economies, powerful nations classify the following sub-heads such as ‘Information’, ‘Technology’, ‘Telecommunications’, and ‘Computing’ among others as the nucleus of the new power configurations. Whoever wants to be something and anything in the global arena must basically give attention to computing skills, data analysis, robotics, cybersecurity, programming, business development and sales, blockchain, fintech, food value chain, logistics, hospitality and tourism, sporting skills, music, entertainments, creative arts, fashion, and automobile among others because that is where the likes of global in-demand skills are maximising their opportunities. Brands like Netflix, Google, Tesla, Apple, Amazon, Alibaba and other multinationals giants are already plying their trade in those frontiers.  It is the space for the millennial. This is the pedigree that this book authored by Aaron Ukodie has brought to the fore. This is an interesting, very intriguing and lucidly written book, in simple prose, which puts the totality of Nigeria’s Telecommunications, Technology and Computers’ vital details in a single document.