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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Eze to Gov. Wike: Globetrotting in search of relevance, a waste - ITREALMS

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Concerned about the rattling flair of Gov. Nyesom Wike in adventuring the common patrimony of Rivers people in his very risky, self centered and unprofitable political machinations in the pursuit of his selfish, private vendetta, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party (nPDP), says it is regrettable and deeply disturbing to learn that monies meant for the welfare and development of Rivers State and her people are being diverted and manifestly misappropriated with impunity at the glare of the lettered Rivers and Nigerian public without a hint of remorse.
Gov Wike
In a statement made available to media houses in Port Harcourt, Chief Eze said after a critical and careful reexamination of the activities of the Governor since he lost the presidential ticket and vice Presidential slot of the PDP and considering his endless shopping spree for relevance and accommodation since the collapse of his political empire in Rivers State, it is safe to conclude that Governor Nyesom Wike needs urgent counsel, prayers and in fact, deliverance.

Tinubu hails Bishop Peter Okpaleke's elevation as Cardinal

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has hailed the elevation of Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke to Cardinal by Pope Francis as a deserving honour to the Bishop and Nigeria as a country.
Peter Cardinal Ebere Okpaleke
Tinubu thanked the Pope and the Catholic Church for finding Bishop of Ekwulobia in Anambra State worthy of the elevation, describing it as further confirmation of the progress of Christianity and depth of catholicism in Nigeria.

NLNG awards 10 overseas post-graduate scholarships in 2022 - ITREALMS

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Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) today in Port Harcourt awarded post-graduate scholarships to ten (10) Nigerians to pursue Masters degrees at universities in the United Kingdom.
The scholarships were awarded at the 2022 NLNG Post-Graduate Scholarship Scheme (PGSS) Award Ceremony by Mr. Andy Odeh, NLNG’s General Manager, External Relations and Sustainable Development, on behalf of the Company.

EnterpriseCEO partners CFJ on media masterclass - ITREALMS

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With a strong focus to exposing media practitioners and executives to diverse opportunities in the fastest-growing industry today – media, and equip them with the requisite knowledge and skills, EnterpriseCEO Media Company in partnership with Centre for Financial Journalism has concluded plans to organized EnterpriseCEO Media Masterclass – a media improvement program for participants.
The media masterclass themed “Platform – Content – Monet – IZATION” is designed to set the pace for media practitioners in the digital era on how to monetize their qualitative and in-
demand media contents for the success of their platforms.

Telecoms Clinic: When phone thieves invade Chamber – ITREALMS

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Remmy Nweke writes on the unbecoming of missing mobile phones at the 2022 NBA conference in Lagos, which needs immediate address.

Preamble:
A chamber, primarily is a large room used for formal or public events and according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, a chamber thus suffices as a hall for the meetings of a deliberative, legislative, or judicial body.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Nigeria joins Convention on Cybercrime - ITREALMS

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has joined the Convention of Cybercrime, according to the Head, Cybercrime Division at the Council of Europe, Mr. Alexander Seger, reports ITREALMS.
George-Maria receiving the certificate from Alexander Seger
The Convention on Cybercrime also known as the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, ITREALMS gathered is the first international treaty seeking to address Internet and computer crime (cybercrime) by harmonizing national laws, improving investigative techniques, and increasing cooperation among nations.

Pantami: 95% digital literacy in Nigeria by 2030 promising – ITREALMS

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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, at the weekend in Gombe, said Nigeria’s march towards attaining 95 per cent digital literacy in 2030, as contained in the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS), 2020 - 2030, now looks more promising than ever.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami
Pantami, who presided over the graduation of participants at a two-week Digital Job Creation Training for the North-East in Gombe, which was facilitated by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, said “the reason we train citizens is because digital skills are no longer considered a luxury, but necessities required in any business you do. If you want to be successful, you need to have digital skills.’’

Health insurance, major challenge for hospital operators - ITREALMS

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The Chief Medical Director (CMD), United Heart Hospital and Clinic Dr. Eugene Nwaosu, has lamented that the major challenge of running hospital in Nigeria is inability of Nigerians to enroll into health insurance to reduce out of pocket payments.
Dr. Eugene Nwaosu
He said most Nigerians do not have health insurance, rather payment is made at the point of service as good number of those with health insurance coverage is very poor and this has affected hospital operators in the country.

NLNG: We're committed to Nigerian Content - ITREALMS

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Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has stated that it is committed to ensuring Nigerians benefit maximally from all its operations by going beyond mere compliance with Nigerian Content targets as set out in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act (NOGICD) 2010.
NLNG’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Philip Mshelbila, made the statement on Wednesday 24th August while leading a delegation on a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary (ES) of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote, at the regulator’s head office in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Monday, August 29, 2022

GOCOP's confab gets October 6 date in Lagos, to discuss 2023 elections - ITREALMS

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The 2022 conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) will hold in Lagos on Thursday, October 6 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja.
GOCOP logo
The theme for the conference is “2023 Elections: Managing the Process for Credible Outcome” and it will feature prominent stakeholders in the polity, civil society organisations, security, judiciary, media, among others.

ASUU records casualty as IBBUL's professor withdraws - ITREALMS

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The prolonged industrial strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suffered an impact on Sunday as a member of the union in Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lampai (IBBUL), Niger State, Prof. Mohammed Aliyu Paiko, formally tendered a letter withdrawing his membership with immediate effect.
Prof. Aliyu Mohammed Paiko.
The letter, dated 28-08-2022, drew its inference from the 196-day strike action on the directive of national body, leading to the union denigrating states-owned universities as quacks and irrelevant for not participating in the strike.

Celebrating consumer value award - ITREALMS

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The value of a thing is intrinsic. It is hidden yet visible. It is the 'why' of a product or service. It is what it is purpose-fit for. It is said that value determines the acceptance or otherwise of a thing.
L-R: Professor Ekata Rosemary Isibor of Amachree University, Benin Republic presenting Value for money multivitamin brand of the year 2022 (Reload Multivitamin) to Pharm. Jude Elue, Director, Sales and Marketing, Pharmacy Plus Ltd and Pharm. Ikechukwu Aneke, Head of Marketing at the first edition of Consumers Value Awards/Dinner held in Lagos, last week
Typically, when awards are conferred, they are usually based on value, whether real or perceived. While the producer or supplier of a product or service can provide information about its product or service but only the user can effectively testify of its actual value.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

5th NMCG confab gets November date - ITREALMS

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BudgIT, Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE Nigeria) and Paradigm Initiative (PIN) will hold the fifth edition of the bi-annual Pan-African New Media, Citizens, and Governance Conference (NMCG) on November 17, 2022. 
The organisers made this known in a press statement issued on Monday, August 22, 2022, three months to the conference.

Japan pledges N420bn to boost African development - ITREALMS

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The Japanese government has pledged $30 billion, about N420 billion, in aid for development in Africa on Saturday, saying it wants to work more closely with the continent, with the rules-based international order under threat after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, reports 
ITREALMS.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida
Speaking at the Japan-Africa summit in Tunisia at the weekend, the Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Tokyo would work to ensure grain shipments to Africa amid a global shortage.

Defection: Akintola’s supporters, others took wise decision to join PDP says group

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A sociopolitical group based in Oyo State, the Oyo Kajola Group (OKG), has lauded the followers of Chief Adeniyi Akintola, SAN who, according to the lawyer, have joined the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oke Ogun and Oyo zones of the state, insisting that they have taken the wisest decision.
Chief Adeniyi Akintola, SAN
The group, which also hailed the former governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for his pro-development, patriotic political style and straightforwardness, said that it was not surprised that the senior lawyer has come under criticisms from his party members who abhor the home truths about Oyo politics.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Pope enthrones Cardinal Peter Okpalaeke - ITREALMS

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The pioneer Bishop of Ekwulobia diocese in Anambra State, Nigeria, Bishop Peter Okpaleke has finally been enthroned as a Cardinal of the Catholic Church in Vatican City, Rome on Saturday, August 27, 2022, reports ITREALMS.
Cardinal Peter, Okpaleke, Ebele
The famous Nigerian Catholic Bishop reputed for being literally 'rejected' by the diocese of Ahiara, Imo State, forcing him to resign and was later reappointed as Bishop of Ekwulobia Diocese.

Shell Nigeria Gas commissions indigenous firm to carry out largest domestic gas market survey - ITREALMS

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Nigeria’s leading domestic gas distribution company, the Shell Nigeria Gas Limited (SNG), has commissioned a far-reaching gas market survey in 33% of the states in Nigeria to gain deeper market insights for entry and to accelerate the achievement of Nigeria’s Decade of Gas objectives. SNG has engaged notable indigenous consulting firm, Philips Consulting Limited, for this project which has the potentials to advance Nigeria's energy transition agenda.
SNG’s Managing Director, Ed Ubong
SNG’s Managing Director, Ed Ubong, said, “The outcome of this survey will provide additional insights into gas critical role in transforming Nigeria to an industrialized nation. This key commercial activity of identifying gas supply and expansion opportunities cuts across all regions in the country and would leverage Nigeria’s $2.8 billion Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline project to penetrate the key Northern markets.”

9mobile offers massive voice, data bonuses with 9Konfam - ITREALMS

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In line with its commitment to offer amazing value to Nigerian mobile telephone customers, Nigeria’s leading telecom service provider and youth-friendly brand, 9mobile, has announced the launch of 9Konfam, a tariff plan that rewards customers with generous airtime and data benefits upon SIM activation, and on every recharge.
9mobile logo
According to the telco, 9Konfam empowers customers to connect and to do more with their airtime and data purchases.

CEO Taiwo Onadeko says no successful result without team work - ITREALMS

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ITREALMSGBEMI OMOTOSO recently spoke with the chief executive officer, Complete Event Innovations, Lagos, Mr. Taiwo Akinbadejo Onadeko, who told her that clients must be given first consideration and not my personal needs and no successful result without a team work.
chief executive officer, Complete Event Innovations, Lagos, Mr. Taiwo Akinbadejo Onadeko
Family life?
I am happily married to a beautiful damsel and blessed with wonderful kids.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Ifeanyi Alumona: First African to win $10,000 AFS Award in US - ITREALMS

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Noel Ifeanyi Alumona, a Nigerian who is currently studying at Vanderbilt University, United States of America has won the 2022 AFS Award for Young Global Citizens, making him the first African to clinch the prize since its inception in 1914.
Noel Ifeanyi Alumona flanked by officials of the award
He received a cash prize of $10,000 in recognition of his vigorous campaign to end violence against women and girls through proper orientation of boys on responsible behaviour.

ICANN, AfRegistrar, AfTLD partner for 10th Africa DNS forum - ITREALMS

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is partnering the AfRegistrar and the association of ccTLD registry operators in the Africa region under the aegis of AfTLD would be organising the 10th annual Africa Domain Name System (DNS) Forum) in October, reports 
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The 10th edition of the forum scheduled for October 5 and 6 in Nairobi, Kenya, with the theme "Attaining Inclusivity and Diversity in the DNS Ecosystem in Africa."

Muoka, Ibietan, others inducted fellows @NIPR - ITREALMS

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The Director, Public Affairs of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Mr. Reuben Muoka and the Head, Media Relations Management of the Commission, Dr. Omoniyi Ibietan, have been inducted into as fellows of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), reports ITREALMS.
Director, Public Affairs of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Mr. Reuben Muoka and the Head, Media Relations Management of the Commission, Dr. Omoniyi Ibietan,
Their inductions were approved among others by the Council of the institute, and were held at the 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the International Conference Center, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

Over 70% inmates on awaiting-trial list says PRAWA - ITREALMS

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With over 70 per cent of unconvicted inmates in the Nigerian correctional facilities, the Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) has called for the adoption of parole; a non-custodial measure to help decongest prisons, and increase public safety.
A parolee is the early release of an inmate who agrees to abide by certain conditions. Parole allows inmates serving long sentences to be released before their expected day of release.

Insecurity: PAVE wants govt to deliberately unmask 'unknown gunmen' - ITREALMS

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Partnership Against Violent Extremism Network (PAVE) has charged the Nigerian government and stakeholders to make deliberate efforts to investigate and unmask the unknown gunmen and women terrorising the country.
Partnership Against Violent Extremism Network (PAVE)
The network made this call on its recommendations issued after the meeting of its Steering Committee held on the 9th of August, and of its General Assembly held on the 12th of August and made available on Friday. 

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Konga upsets Nigerian PCs, devices market with mega computing sales - ITREALMS

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The much-anticipated Konga Mega Computing Sales powered with huge discounts and incentives and same day delivery goes live from Monday, August 29, 2022 for two weeks.
Konga upsets Nigerian PCs, devices market with mega computing sales - ITREALMS
According to the management of Konga, additional discounts are on offer for customers via its CSR arm, Konga Kares, thereby making it the most discounted computing sales of all seasons this year. Feelers indicate that Konga guarantees to refund customers the difference in price if they find cheaper prices for same genuine products in any channel in Africa.

Tipping balance towards openness - ITREALMS

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When I started at OGP 10 years ago, I could not have imagined where OGP, the community, and the world would be now. Back in 2012, I was excited by the simplicity and energy of the original idea of OGP: Creating space for civil society leaders to work on an equal footing with reformers inside government, to jointly push for domestically relevant reforms that would make government work better for and with the people.
Paul Maassen of OGP

By 2017, I was excited to see the OGP approach starting to work. Plans got better, the community grew, OGP mechanisms were refined, and reforms were delivered. In our strategic refresh, we made some bold, exciting choices, like investing in public service delivery, prioritizing citizen engagement, and exploring what open government could look like at the local level and in parliament and in the justice sector.

Sanusi charges Nigerians to vote beyond 'emilokan' in 2023 - ITREALMS

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The Former Emir of Kano, and former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Muhammadu Sanusi has urged Nigerians to vote beyond ‘emilokan’ in 2023 general elections.
Emilokan in Yoruba language means 'its my turn'.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Rhapsody of Realities hits 7,000 languages, hosts - ITREALMS

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 ...ReachOutWorldLive with Pastor Chris

At a global programme dubbed REACHOUT WORLD LIVE WITH PASTOR CHRIS, Christ Embassy will celebrate a historic milestone as the Rhapsody of Realities devotional is now in 7,000 languages of the world.
No platform or publication in the world has ever been translated into 7,000 distinct languages.
LoveWorld Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy, has therefore set aside September 2 and 3, 2022, as key dates to mark the huge influence and growth of the devotional Rhapsody of Realities in a global gathering themed REACHOUT WORLD LIVE WITH PASTOR CHRIS.

Chat with our Executives debuts @Konga - ITREALMS

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Konga, Nigeria's leading composite e-commerce giant, has pioneered another exciting initiative, bringing together customers and senior company executives for a virtual interactive session – Chat with our Executive Management – to be held monthly.
The maiden edition of the innovative interactive meeting holds on Thursday, August 25, 2022 by 1pm.

Rotational plate numbers: Details of Toyota Highlander missing @FRSC - ITREALMS

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Investigations have revealed that the details on the revolving plate numbers of the Toyota Highlander are missing in the vehicle management system of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), ITREALMS can exclusively reports.
Toyota Highlander with rotational plate numbers; one FG and the other Abuja
FRSC had on Tuesday reacted to a rotational number plate on the Highlander, declaring it illegal in Nigeria.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Pantami applauds ICT’s 17.92% contributions to GDP - ITREALMS

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Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has applauded consistent growth in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) contributions to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which hit 17.92 per cent in the last quarter of 2020, and in the first quarter of 2021, and continued on an impressive trajectory.
The Minister, who gave the figures at the opening of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU’s) – (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) FCDO Roundtable, and Technical Workshop on Building Capabilities for Sustainable and Inclusive Digital Transformation in Nigeria, said this “percentage is unprecedented, and this is only the contribution of ICT to our GDP without calculating digital services”.

FRSC declares rotational number plate illegal - ITREALMS

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has declared the rotational number plates illegal in Nigeria, reports 
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This follows a viral video of an Toyota Highlander SUV with revolving plate holder.

Lady kills boss over inflated job @FCCPC, claims sexual harassments, investigative panel emerges - ITREALMS

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The Katsina State Police Command has arrested one Ms Muhibat Taiwo Abdulsalam, a staff of the Federal Competitive Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), Katsina branch, over alleged murder of her boss, Mr. Julius Haruna, 57, in his office, over suspected inflated job, reports 
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Late Mr. Julius Haruna, former Director FCCPC Katsina
The Police also confirmed that Ms Muhibat is notorious for fighting previous four directors before the deceased, who is the Northwest Zonal Coordinator of the commission in his office and accused him of sexual harassment, last Wednesday.

AMS-IX, MDXi sign MOU for Lagos neutral Internet Exchange - ITREALMS

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One of the largest Internet Exchange operators in the world, the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), and MainData Nigeria Limited (MDXi), an Equinix company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to operate and grow Internet Exchange services in Africa.
Oluwasayo Oshadami (right), GM, Technical Solutions, MainOne, and International Partnership Director Onno Bos (left) of AMS-IX, signed the deal during the African Peering Forum (AfPIF) in Kigali.
AMS-IX will be setting up an internet exchange at MDXi, the carrier-neutral Data Center of MainOne in Lagos Nigeria. MDXi will act as AMS-IX strategic partner and reseller for AMS-IX in West Africa.

Stakeholders advocate women inclusion in leadership - ITREALMS

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Stakeholders in health sector including Chief Medical Director (CMD), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos Dr. Chris Bode, have advocated for women inclusion in leadership in both in politics and work places to ensure that women occupy top positions and serve their society.
The stakeholders explained that women should be given quality
education and adequate healthcare services to enable them to get to
the top in leadership.

Danbatta applauds Adedigba over NIM Fellowship - ITREALMS

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The Director of Research Development at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Ismaila Adedigba, has been applauded by the Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, over his recent conferment of the Fellowship of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), reports ITREALMS.
Director of Research Development at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Ismaila Adedigba
Adedigba, ITREALMS gathered, has for many years been a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and Fellow of the Association of West African Society for Communications and Administration (FSCA).

Monday, August 22, 2022

NNPC/SNEPCo open Vision First @Lagos Island - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo’s) have joined forces to open Vision First programme, in Lagos, reports 
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L-R: Chairman, Lagos Island East Local Council Development Area, Mr. Muibi Folawiyo; Lead, Sustainable Community Development, National Petroleum Investment Management Services, Mrs Tolulope Derin-Adefuwa; Business Opportunity Manager, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo), Mrs Ibiyemi Asaolu; Director for Administrative Training, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr Olufunmilayo Shokunbi; and Shell’s Regional Community Health Manager, Dr Akin Fajola, at the opening session of NNPC/SNEPCo’s Vision First programme, a free medical eye care outreach for Lagos Island community... on Monday
Vision First, 
ITREALMS gathered is a free medical eye care outreach for Lagos Island community which opened on Monday, August 22, 2022.

Lai Mohammed describes Terminal 2 as testament - ITREALMS

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described the Terminal 2 of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, as a testament to the Buhari Administration’s unprecedented infrastructure development across the country.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

The Minister stated this in Lagos on Monday, during a media tour of the Terminal.

GAVI: Millions of children get protection against deadliest diarrhoeal disease - ITREALMS

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The Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), WHO, UNICEF and other partners including the Federal Government of Nigeria through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA)  have introduced the rotavirus vaccine into the country’s routine immunisation programme.
Vaccine Alliance, GAVI
Today’s launch is a critical first step in a push to reach children across the country with the rotavirus vaccine, which protects against rotavirus infections, the leading cause of severe diarrhoea in young children worldwide. Childhood diarrhoea is the third leading cause of childhood mortality in Nigeria, accounting for 15% of all deaths in children aged under five.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Poverty eradication: Danbatta advises Nigerians to explore digital economy - ITREALMS

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The Executive Vice Chairman/ CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta has advised Nigerians to explore digital economy to eradicate poverty in the land, reports 
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L-R: Mr Sina Thorpe, Council Member, NIPR; Mrs Nnena Ukoha, Head, Corporate Communications, NCC: Mrs Comfort Obot Nwankwo, Chairman, NIPR Lagos and Conference Convener, Mr Olabamiji Adeleye, Lead Consultant, Addefort Limited at the 9th Lagos PR Stakeholders' Conference on Leadership and Poverty Eradication on Thursday August 18, 2022.
Speaking on Thursday at the 9th Lagos Public Relations Stakeholders’ Conference on Leadership and Poverty Eradication, through the Head, Corporate Communications, Mrs Nnenna Ukoha, the EVC called on Nigerians to explore opportunities in the digital economy to eradicate poverty in the country.

Stop Teenage Pregnancy: Olori Janet Afolabi flags off initiative - ITREALMS

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Olori Janet Afolabi, the Queen of Apomu Kingdom has officially flagged off "Initiative to Stop Teenage Pregnancy" on August 13, at the Alapomu Palace Hall, Apomu.
The initiative is aimed at curbing the rising rate of teenage pregnancy in the community.

Chief baker @Awesome Cakes & Stuffs, Yetunde advises new comers to get knowledge first - ITREALMS

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Former banker and now chief baker at Awesome Cakes & Stuffs, Mrs. Yetunde Ogaga, told ITREALMS' GBEMO OMOTOSO that getting good basic knowledge, upgrading oneself, re-learn and being patient with the process is quality for growth for new comers.

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Former banker and now chief baker at Awesome Cakes & Stuffs, Mrs. Yetunde Ogaga
What is Awesome Cakes and stuffs known for?
We are an outfit that is into engagement, wedding, celebration cakes, cupcakes, desserts, sweet treats, and top notch pastries that make  you and your guests crave for more.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

IPI intervention: NBC opens new window for 53 broadcast stations - ITREALMS

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Following the intervention of the Nigerian chapter of the International Press Institute, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has suspended the revocation of the operating licenses of 52 broadcast stations owing various sums in licensing fees.
IPI Nigeria President, Musikilu Mojeed
The NBC has now given the affected stations up to 6PM on Tuesday, August 23, to pay up their debts.

Friday, August 19, 2022

MRA condemns NBC’s revocation of 52 broadcast stations' licenses - ITREALMS

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The Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has condemned the revocation and withdrawal of the broadcast licenses of 52 broadcast stations across Nigeria by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) describing the action as ill-advised, insensitive and antithetical to the interests of the Nigerian public.
In a statement by Ms Obioma Okonkwo, Head, Legal Department, MRA said by the revocation of the broadcast licenses of so many stations for alleged non-payment of their licence fees, the NBC was prioritizing its desire to make money off the broadcasters over the interest of citizens as the ultimate effect of its action is to deprive millions of Nigerians access to information as well as their rights and ability to freely express themselves through these stations.

NBC revokes licences of Silverbird, AIT, Raypower, Rhythm FM, others - ITREALMS

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The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has revoked the broadcast licences of Silverbird TV, AIT, Raypower FM, and Rhythm FM 47 others on purported failure to renew their broadcast licences, reports 
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A press statement available to 
ITREALMS, quoted the Director-General of the NBC Mallam Balarabe Shehu confirmed this and also directed all state offices to liaise with security agencies to ensure the shut down of the operation of these stations within the next 24 hours," according to a Channels TV news flash.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Active adversaries increasingly exploit stolen session cookies says Sophos Reports - ITREALMS

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Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today announced in the Sophos X-Ops report, “Cookie stealing: the new perimeter bypass,” that active adversaries are increasingly exploiting stolen session cookies to bypass Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and gain access to corporate resources.
Sean Gallagher, Senior Threat Researcher at Sophos
In some cases, the cookie theft itself is a highly targeted attack, with adversaries scraping cookie data from compromised systems within a network and using legitimate executable to disguise the malicious activity.

Pantami to lead stakeholders @NITRA ICT Growth Conference 2.0 - ITREALMS

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The Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) has advanced preparation for its stakeholders engagement event, the 2nd edition of the NITRA ICT Growth Conference, with the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, is billed to lead stakeholders to the annual roundtable that x-rays the industry and how to chart growth path, reports 
ITREALMS.
Pantami and NITRA logo

The event, scheduled to hold at the Lagos Oriental Hotels on September 29, 2022, comes with the theme “Creating A Digital Ecosystem In Nigeria: The Hurdles, The Gains.”

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

South Africa to host 6th PAP Permanent Committees' sitting - ITREALMS

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The August Sittings of the Permanent Committees of the sixth Parliament of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) are scheduled to be held from 22 August to 02 September 2022 at the seat of the continental Parliament in Midrand, South Africa.
Pan-African Parliament (PAP)
The Sittings will be guided by the African Union theme of 2022; ‘Building resilience in nutrition on the African continent: Accelerate the human capital, social and economic development’.

Nigeria ID4D, NITDA partner on digital ID - ITREALMS

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The Nigeria Digital Identification for Development (ID4D) project and the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) have reiterated the need for stakeholders to collaborate in Nigeria’s digital identity efforts.
The Nigeria Digital ID4D delegation posing for a group photograph with the NITDA DG and some members of his management team during the visit
A statement signed by Nigeria Digital ID4D’s Communications Manager, Dr. Walter Duru said the two organisations made their position known following a courtesy call on the Director General of NITDA by a delegation of the project.

UN Secretary-General appoints PIN’s ED, Gbenga Sesan to High-Level Internet Leadership Panel - ITREALMS

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The Paradigm Initiative’s (PIN) Executive Director, Mr. ‘Gbenga Sesan is among 10 high-level and eminent persons appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General to serve on his inaugural Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Leadership Panel.
Gbenga Sesan, PIN Executive Director

The appointment by the UN Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres, is a major milestone for Mr. Sesan and the Pan-African digital rights and inclusion organization as it is an endorsement to its role in expanding digital rights and freedoms on the continent.

INEC redeploys 2 RECs, ICT director, 7 others - ITREALMS

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has redeployed two Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) and some directors including Engineer Chidi Nwafor, the erstwhile Director, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), reports 
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With the latest redeployment, Engr. Nwafor has been sent to Enugu State office as the Administrative Secretary, and has been replaced by Engineer Paul Omokore, with immediate effect.

Monday, August 15, 2022

Ikeja residents, environs to enjoy 3-day free medicare - ITREALMS

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As part of efforts to make healthcare accessible to Nigerians and improve their health conditions, Harley and Rainbow Specialized Laboratories and Diagnostics, - Nigeria's leading specialized laboratory that focuses primarily on high end investigations such as molecular diagnostics, transplant studies and other routine laboratory investigations has announced a three-day free medical outreach to people living in Ikeja and its environs.

The free medical outreach as announced by the Chief Executive Officer of the laboratory and diagnostic center, Dr. Ademolu Owoyele will allow people to be tested and diagnosed in various health conditions that include Hepatitis B and C screening, eye screening to detect glaucoma and refractive errors in the eyes.

Sylva pleaded, requested settlement twice, did not win any defamatory case in U.S - ITREALMS

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My attention has been drawn to spurious, criminal, malicious, defamatory and disparaging news report being sponsored by the Minister of State, Petroleum, Timipre Marlin Sylvia, in which he claimed victory in a United States Eastern District Court, Pennsylvania.
Minister of State, Petroleum, Timipre Marlin Sylvia

Nothing can be more ridiculous than such a claim when indeed the Minister was the one who instituted a defamatory case against me, turned around to twice request for an out-of-court settlement through his attorney, used leaders in Nigeria to reach out to me to accept an out of court settlement.

Police ban on phone search & Corporal Kadiri’s virality - ITREALMS

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Preamble:
About January 2016, Nigerians wake up soon after the new year rave to herald a circular from the Office of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) in Nigeria, banning the men and women of the Police Force from searching mobile phones of civilians without warrant. This also means that it has become illegal for the rank and file of Nigeria Police to attempt to access the phones of Nigerians.

According to the Compliant Response Unit (CRU) in a news bulletin with reference number: CZ:4570/X/FHQ/CRU/VOL.1/1 signed by Officer in-charge of CRU, Force Headquarters, Abuja, then, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Abayomi Shogunle, entitled “Inspector-General of Police Prohibits Officers from Illegal Accessing of Personal Mobile Phones” available to 

ITREALMS quoted IGP Solomon Arase as having warned Police officers who are in the habit of indiscriminate checking of personal information on mobile phones of members of the public to stop such practices with immediate effect.

Terrorists abduct catechist @Taraba Catholic church - ITREALMS

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Some suspected terrorists have abducted a catechist on Sunday night attack at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State, reports 
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The Parish Priest of St. Agnes Parish, Rev. Fr. Lawrence Awua, told The Punch, on the phone that terrorists invaded the church and began shooting at 9:58 pm.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Mega cake event involves vision, courage, funds & intelligence says SND boss - ITREALMS

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The Chief Executive Officer, SND Business Solutions, Mr. Daniel Edet David is a versatile chef who spoke with ITREALMS' GBEMI OMOTOSO, says a mega cake event involves vision, courage, capable funds and high level intelligence.
Excerpts:

Chief Executive Officer, SND Business Solutions, Mr. Daniel Edet David

How did you get your brand name?
From my mum, my mother gave me the name SND, while CAC gave me business solutions
SND simply means "Sea Never Dries".