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FG orders logical prosecution of Benjamin Joseph, serial blackmailer of Zinox chairman - ITREALMS

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Bewarned! Scams @Microsoft Edge Browser says NCC-CSIRT - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission's Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has issued an advisory for users to install trusted, up-to-date anti-virus software with an Internet security component and to customize News Feed in Microsoft Edge Browser.
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This is part of the countermeasures to lessen the chances of falling for a malicious attack that has been discovered in the browser.

FirstBank partners Verve, millionaires emerge @card promo - ITREALMS

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In partnership with FirstBank – Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider – Verve International, Africa’s leading payment technology and card business, has launched its third National Consumer promo designed to reward users of FirstBank verve card with exciting gifts and cash prizes to appreciate their patronage and use of the card to carry-out their electronic banking transactions.
FirstBank plc
The ongoing 2-month promo will end on 30 October 2022 as 20 customers (10 customers per month) with the highest transaction count during the promo will be made millionaires, winning the sum of N1 million each. Also, N20,000 will be won by 25 customers monthly.

AU-ABC boss to Media: Serve as watchdogs against corruption - ITREALMS

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The Executive Secretary of the African Union Advisory Board Against Corruption (AUABC), Charity Nchimunya, has emphasized the need for the media to join the Board’s efforts in combating corruption.
Speaking at a media engagement workshop held in Nairobi, Ms. Nchimunya said the media can serve as a watchdog by exposing acts of corruption.

Nick Imudia ends term @Konga, Prince Ekeh steps up as CEO - ITREALMS

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The Co-Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the
 Nigeria’s leading composite e-commerce giant, Konga, Mr. Nick Imudia, is set to stand down from the role at the end of September 2022, after a successful term as agreed with the Board of Konga Group while Prince Ekeh, his Co–CEO who just completed his MBA from University of Oxford, England is expected to take charge.
The Co-Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Nigeria’s leading composite e-commerce giant, Konga, Mr. Nick Imudia with Prince Nnamdi Ekeh

Imudia, a highly respected international corporate guru alongside Prince Ekeh, a serial digital entrepreneur and founder of Yudala.com, the first composite e-commerce platform in Africa, are responsible for what industry watchers have described as a tech miracle. They turned Konga around from an almost dead company into profitability within four years and launched other strategic verticals like Konga Logistics – a digital logistics company, Konga offline retail chain, KongaPay, a CBN-licensed fintech company, Konga Travel, Konga Health and Konga Food, among others.

Troubling questions for Kassim Shettima by Chido Nwakanma - ITREALMS

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Are the many blunders of APC vice-presidential candidate Kashim Ibrahim Shettima errors, or do they speak to a dangerous mindset to which all Nigerians should pay attention now? Is Alhaji Shettima cleverly setting a plan in the dissimulation model and secretly enjoying the buzz and distraction they create in the media? What is the strategic intent when an otherwise brilliant man commits elementary errors?
Senator Kashim Shettima, APC vice presidential candidate for 2023 elections
The office of vice president is critical in the 2023 Nigerian general elections. The vice president is a heartbeat away from the president’s seat. It is even more so for Nigeria, with two geriatrics among the candidates seeking to be president.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Whistle app pays you for reporting traffic offences - ITREALMS

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In Lagos today, incessant traffic, road hazards, traffic violations, and disregard for the lives and property of other road users are common. Avoidable traffic violations have caused many fatal accidents. This is why the Whistle app was born.
Whistle app
Whistle is the first and only app that helps citizens validate vehicle paperwork, escalate accidents and traffic disruptions, and report traffic violations – and pays them for reporting.

N80bn debt: Hold Nigerian banks responsible if your USSD stops working warns ALTON - ITREALMS

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Chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, has revealed that Nigeria banks are owing operators some N80 billion for the use of Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) related-debt, reports ITREALMS.
Chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Engr. Gbenga Adebayo
This, he also said has increased from N42 billion to N80 billion as reported in 2021, just a year after and nearing a point the operators may stop provision of services to affected banks in the country.

Uwaje chairs NITRA Growth conference, today - ITREALMS

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Stakeholders in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) will converge tomorrow, Thursday, to discuss and forge ways of tackling challenges in the various sub-sectors of the industry.
Uwaje chairs NITRA Growth conference, today - ITREALMS
Tagged NITRA Growth Conference, the annual event organised by industry media group, the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) will throw light on issues around funding, fintech, digitisation, among others.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Obi's consistent with online poll lead - ITREALMS

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As the campaign for the 2023 presidential election kicks off, latest opinion poll has shown the candidate of Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi with a consistent lead margin to win next year election, reports ITREALMS. 
The outcome of the online poll conducted by We2Geda Foundation and made available to ITREALMS, Tuesday informed that Mr Peter Obi, ahead of others with some 51 per cent of registered voters’ support.

ICANN honours late Paul Muchene, unveils fellow award - ITREALMS

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has unveiled a new initiative in honour a former ICANN fellow and staff, Paul Muchene, reports ITREALMS.
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The Paul Muchene Fellow Award, ITREALMS gathered, is a tribute to Paul Muchene, an ICANN Fellows turned staff member who passed away in August 2022.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Mueller to speak @ IGP 7th conference in Hague - ITREALMS

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Professor at the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Milton L Mueller, would be speaking at the Internet Governance Project, 7th annual conference in the Hague, reports ITREALMS.

This was disclosed to ITREALMS by Dr. Mueller who said that the conference convenes scholars, practitioners, and government officials under the theme ‘From Internet Governance to Digital Political Economy.’

Monday, September 26, 2022

ICANN79 forum goes to Puerto Rico - ITREALMS

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has confirmed that San Juan, Puerto Rico has been selected as the location for the first ICANN Public Meeting of 2024. 
Marteen, ICANN board chairman
The ICANN79 Community Forum will be held from 2–7 March 2024 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

Confab’22: Delta, Lagos, NIMASA, Chevron, NDDC, Access Bank, Unity Bank, Glo join GOCOP partners

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The momentum has continued to rise for the sixth annual conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) as more corporate partners have lent their support for the event scheduled for Thursday, October 6 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja-Lagos.
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The chairman, 2022 Conference Committee, Mr. Ken Ugbechie revealed on Monday that the latest partners comprised Delta State and Lagos State, in addition to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Chevron Nigeria Limited, and Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Our state is moving forward, backward never says Gov. Udom Emmanuel - ITREALMS

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Being the text for broadcast by His Excellency, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, Governor of Akwa-Ibom State on the occasion of the 35th Anniversary of the state's creation, September 23, 2022.
His Excellency, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, Governor of Akwa-Ibom State on the occasion of the 35th Anniversary of the state's creation, September 23, 2022
My Dear Akwaibomites,

1. Thirty five years ago today, as the sun made its Eastward journey and darkness appeared on the horizon, the news broke: With executive fiat, yet aided by the Invisible Hands of the Almighty God, the then Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd) GCFR, announced to our eternal delight and joy the creation of a State appropriately named after God, (Akwa Ibom State) – a State shaped by the ennobling commonalities of language, culture, hopes and shared dreams.

Revealed! AfriTECH 2.0's theme, date and venue - ITREALMS

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The continental technology and business trailblazers are set to gather in Lagos, Nigeria (West Africa) on 9 November 2022 for another edition of Africa Tech Alliance Forum (AfriTECH 2.0) as the continent’s sought-after technology Forum, exhibition, and awards ceremony, reports ITREALMS.

AfriTECH 2.0 scheduled to hold at Oriental Hotel, Lekki Road, is focused on ‘Sustainability and The Company of the Future’, as the central theme.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

OBJ commissions 1km flyover, describes Udom as performing governor - ITREALMS

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The former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo last Friday commissioned a one kilometre flyover at Ikot Oku Ikono, Uyo in Akwa Ibom State, courtesy of Governor Udom Emmanuel's administration, reports 
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Obasanjo in Uyo for 1km flyover
The man popularly called OBJ was a special guest of honour at the ceremony and used the opportunity prayed God to give the governor, a good successor who would continue if not improve in all fronts of his development strides, describing Udom as a performing governor.

Eze applauds FG's takeover of Ebonyi's King David University, says to reduce medical tourism - ITREALMS

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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party (nPDP), Chief Eze Chukwuemek Eze, has applauded the federal government takeover of the King David University of Medical Sciences, locted in Ebonyi State, reports 
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This university was built by Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state, he said, is laudable, describing it as President Mohammadu Buhari’s parting gift to ndi Igbo.

Drawing a line on religious fund raising by Fr George Ehusani - ITREALMS

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'A Critique of Fundraising Modalities in the Nigerian Church Today' being a paper presented at the 2022 General Assembly of the Archdiocese of Abuja, Sept 23, 2022 By Rev. Fr. George Ehusani, Executive Director, Lux Terra Leadership Foundation.
Rev. Fr. George Ehusani,
After the major scandal and embarrassment that attended the unfortunate massacre of 13 worshipers inside the St. Philip's Church, Ozubulu, Anambra State, on Sunday August 6, 2017, I addressed a memorandum to the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria, pleading that they consider it a matter of priority to come up urgently with clear guidelines on what manner of fundraising can be considered suitable in our Churches, and especially within liturgical and paraliturgical settings. 

Saturday, September 24, 2022

NCC urges NSSB to create awareness about digital literacy - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has urged the Nasarawa State Scholarship Board (NSSB) to support the NCC in creating awareness about the intervention projects of the Commission concerning research and digital literacy in order to provide more opportunities for the citizenry.

L-R: Haruna Sani, Senior Special Assistant to Nasawara State Governor on Information and Communication Technology; Dr. Beluchi Nwanisobi, Head, Knowledge Management, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); Sani Jibrin, President, Nasawara State Students Association; Saadatu Yahya, Executive Secretary, Nasawara State Scholarship Board (NSSB); Dr. Austine Nwaulune, Director, Digital Economy, NCC; Freda Bruce-Bennett, Head, Digital Services and Skills, NCC; Edoyemi Ogoh, Head, Quality of Service and Interconnect, NCC, during a courtesy visit of the NSSB to the Commission on Wednesday (September 21, 2022)… in Abuja.

Director of Digital Economy at the Commission, Dr. Augustine Nwaulune, who hosted a delegation of the Board, led by the Board’s Executive Secretary, Hajia Saadatu Yahya, on behalf of the Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, recently, recalled that Nasarawa State is one of the beneficiaries of NCC’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) intervention projects such as the Digital Awareness Programme (DAP) for secondary schools, the Advanced Digital Appreciation Programme for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI), the Wireless Cloud, as well as the E-Health programme.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Kuda's N6bn loss: Need to reinvent the model - ITREALMS

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Universal access to financial services is today widely regarded as a fundamental human right. Firms helping to drive access to financial services are highly regarded as enablers of financial inclusion.
Elvis Eromosele, a Corporate Communication professional and public affairs analyst lives in Lagos.
“Financial inclusion," according to the World Bank, "means that individuals and businesses have access to useful and affordable financial products and services that meet their needs – transactions, payments, savings, credit and insurance – delivered responsibly and sustainably.” It is viewed as a key enabler in reducing poverty and boosting prosperity.

Infobip shines @Tech Innovation awards 2022, receives double honours - ITREALMS

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Leading cloud communications platform, Infobip, has received two top recognitions at the Tech Innovation Awards 2022, which celebrates excellence and impacts in the Nigerian technology space.
Regional Manager, West Africa, Olatayo Oladipo-Ajayi with some colleagues.
At the event that held over the weekend in Lagos, Infobip shined by winning the Innovative Cloud Communication Provider of the Year Award as a corporate organization, while its Regional Manager, West Africa, Olatayo Oladipo-Ajayi, also clinched the ICT Personalities of the Year Award.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

NIMC DG enjoins staff on professionalism, service delivery - ITREALMS

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Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Engr. Aliyu Aziz has charged staff of the Corporate Communications Unit of the Commission to be professional in the discharge of their duties.
Cross section of participants at NIMC organised workshop by IDND

Engr. Aziz made the call while addressing participants at a 3-day retreat organised for staff of the Corporate Communications Unit of the commission, held at Global Village Hotel, Nasarawa State, from 20th -22nd September 2022. The Retreat was supported by the Nigeria Digital Identification for Development (ID4D) project.

Confirmed! INEC Chairman, Yakubu, to deliver GOCOP annual lecture, October 6 - ITREALMS

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It has been confirmed that the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, is ready to keynote the 2022 conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, reports ITREALMS.
His confirmation was conveyed via a letter dated September 19, 2022 and addressed to the President of GOCOP, Maureen Chigbo.

Akwa Ibom @35: Our road infrastructure, second to none says Ekuwem - ITREALMS

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The infrastructural development in Akwa Ibom State is gaining attention beyond the shores of the oil-rich state, reports 
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Gov Udom Emmanuel with Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa
This was the submissions of most participants in the facility of tour of the state as part of the 35th celebration across the state and has left Uyo, the state capital agog for some two weeks.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Beware! Naira Mastercard goes out of circulation - ITREALMS

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The First Bank Nigeria Plc has alerted Nigerian customers that their Naira Mastercard would no longer be used to access dollarised account, effective September 30, reports 
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Information available to ITREALMS indicated that due to current market realities on foreign exchange, was why the bank is discontinuing the services of its other cards.

Allison+ acquires CMM Public Relations - ITREALMS

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Allison CEO, Scott Allison stated that Moore will work to expand Allison’s capabilities in African markets and oversee the firm’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts for clients.
Allison CEO, Scott Allison
Allison+Partners is one of the industry’s fastest growing agencies, and this acquisition expands their capabilities into African markets and allows all the clients to benefit from A+P’s global footprint and international network, which will now have a stronger African flavour.

Okowa in Uyo, inaugurates IBB 8.4km flood control project - ITREALMS

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The 18 communities across the three local government areas of Akwa Ibom State, Tuesday celebrated respite from the plague of perennial flooding of over 20 years, as the state government inaugurated the 8.4km IBB and Environs Flood Control Project as part of activities to mark the state’s 35th anniversary.
Gov. Okowa cutting the tape for the inauguration in Uyo
Inaugurating the project, Delta State Governor and Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, accompanied by the immediate past Governor of Cross River State Liyel Imoke, -applauded the courage and ingenuity of Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, in embarking on such a humongous project.

NEPAD, Afreximbank launch Energize Africa - ITREALMS

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The African Union Development Agency (NEPAD) in partnership with Afreximbank, co-launched the AUDA-NEPAD Energize Africa initiative on the margins of the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York. 
The Energize Africa initiative recognises that Africa’s youth and women – making up more than half of the continent’s populations - must be at the core of Africa’s economic growth and inclusive development strategies.

Telecoms industry stakeholders honour Airtel’s Shola Adeyemi - ITREALMS

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The Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer and Company Secretary at the Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Shola Adeyemi, has been honoured by stakeholders in the tech and telecoms industry for his outstanding contributions to the development of the Nigeria’s telecoms space.

Mr. Shola Adeyemi with Akin Nephtal
The industry stakeholders under the platforms of the Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) and the 6th Tech Innovation Awards, recognized Adeyemi at a colourful ceremony held last weekend Saturday, 17th of September 2022, at the Lagos Oriental Hotel.

@35: ‘Why Akwa-Ibom is Nigeria’s best kept secret’ - ITREALMS

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The oil-rich state of Akwa-Ibom has been described as the Nigeria’s best kept secret, just as the state celebrates 35th year after creation, reports ITREALMS.
Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem
Speaking to a cross section of senior journalists who were in the state on a facility tour, the Secretary to the Akwa-Ibom State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem in the company of the Honourable Commissioner for Information, Comrade Ini Ememobong Essien, Special Adviser on Publicity, Prince Chris Abasieyo and Chief Press Secretary, Comrade Ekerete Udoh, declared that “Akwa-Ibom is the Nigeria’s best kept secret.”

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

NCC deploys 84 IT projects to support PwDs - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has deployed 84 assistive Information Technology projects at different locations in Nigeria to support people with special needs while supporting policies that enable disadvantaged members of the society to live a more qualitative life.
"The E-Accessibility project seeks to meet the ICT needs of persons living with disabilities in Nigeria by providing ICT tools, assistive technologies, training, and Internet provision in the identified locations. Between 2012 to 2020, the NCC has deployed the E-Accessibility Projects in, at least, 84 locations nationwide."

Harmonic, Hitron Tech partner on sustainable fiber solution - ITREALMS

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Harmonic has announced that its offering a powerful new fiber solution for cable operators in collaboration with Hitron Technologies, the fastest-growing DOCSIS customer premise equipment manufacturer in North America.

The joint offering combines Harmonic's CableOS FTTx solution with Hitron's NOVA-2002 and NOVA-2004 optical network units (ONUs), creating a flexible, cloud-native infrastructure for sustainable delivery of 10G symmetrical services.

PPC supports local production of smart meters, electricity access - ITREALMS

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The PPC Limited, Nigeria’s leading engineering and infrastructure development company, is supporting the local production of smart meters through the supply of accessories in the drive to ensure widespread access to electricity in Nigeria.
PPC through its partnership with prepaid meter producers in the country, has facilitated the installation of about 3,000 smart meters to households and electricity consumers.

Akwa-Ibom to generate own power for ICT, infrastructure development - ITREALMS

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The Akwa Ibom State Government has advanced plans to boost the use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) tools for innovation with the intention to commence the generation of own electricity, reports ITREALMS.
Gov Udom Emmanuel
This was disclosed by the Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel on Monday during a media parley with the State council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) including visiting practitioners at Banquet Hall, Uyo, state capital.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Price Vs Quality: The Nigerian e-commerce shopper’s dilemma - ITREALMS

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By nature, Nigerians are predominantly traditional in their approach to shopping.
This is hardly surprising when you consider that online shopping or e-commerce, as it is more popularly known, is a fairly recent phenomenon, one that is still catching on here in Nigeria but undoubtedly growing in leaps and bounds. Indeed, e-commerce, or at the very least, the structured version of it that we experience today, is barely a decade old in Nigeria. More on this later.

SNEPCo harps on safety ahead of Bonga turnaround maintenance - ITREALMS

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Nigeria’s premier deep-water oil and gas exploration and production company, Shell Nigeria Exploration, and production Company Limited (SNEPCo), says the scheduled turnaround maintenance of its offshore Bonga asset would be defined by safety as top priority.
SNEPCo’s Managing Director, Elohor Aiboni
SNEPCo’s Managing Director, Elohor Aiboni, gave this charge recently at a session with the chief executive officers of contractor companies participating in the Bonga TAM scheduled for October.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Danbatta applauds four retiring NCC staff - ITREALMS

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Four retiring staff of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) have received encomiums from the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, for their dedication to duties and rising to be counted as committed members of the team that is making the nation proud with their individual contributions to the development of telecommunications in Nigeria.
Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta
The four staff, Mallam Aliyu Ibrahim, Deputy Director/Head, Administration Department; Okechukwu Christian Aninweke, an Assistant Director/Head, Risk Management; Patience Ante, Principal Manager, Lagos Zonal Office (LZO); and Daniel Agbi, Deputy Manager, also of the LZO, reached their mandatory retirement ages of 60 years and have embarked on their pre-retirement leaves, after their respective valedictory sessions that took place at the Commission.

FIFAfrica22: Biker to ride to Zambia across six countries - ITREALMS

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The distance between Kampala, Uganda and Lusaka, Zambia is approximately 3,300 kilometres by road. As part of a road trip to the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2022 (FIFAfrica22), Ugandan digital security expert Andrew Gole will travel between the two countries over 28 days on his motorbike, making multiple stops to impart tips and advice on digital security.
Gole’s trip will take him through Uganda, before crossing into Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, and finally to the FIFAfrica22 host country Zambia. The return trip will include stops in Tanzania, Zanzibar and Kenya. Along the way, Gole will interact with human rights organisations and communities along the way in addition to human rights organisations on the value of securing devices and communications as a means of protecting their digital rights.

Two winners emerge @The Nigeria Prize for Science, 2022 - ITREALMS

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The 2022 edition of The Nigeria Prize for Science today, announced two most outstanding works on “Gains in Grain Yield of Released Maize (Zea Mays L.) Cultivars under Drought and Well-Watered Conditions” by Muhydideen Oyekunle and Shehu Ado; and “Development of Process Plant for Plantain Flour” by Sesan Peter Ayodeji and Emmanuel Olatunji Olatomilola, as winners of the $100,000 prize money.
The Prize’s Advisory Board, led by Professor Barth Nnaji, announced the judges’ verdict based on the 2022 theme “Innovations in Sustainable Food Security” at a press conference in Lagos. This is coming after the 2021 cycle, which was based on the same theme, ended without a winner.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

History never dies by Reno Omokri: A disinformation against Ndigbo in Internet age - ITREALMS

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“Tribal considerations were completely out of our minds at this stage. But we had a set-back in the execution… But the other three who were stationed in the South failed because of incompetence and misguided considerations in the eleventh hour … But in the East, our major target, nothing practically was done. He and the others let us down.” - Late Major Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, purported leader of 1966 Military coup in Nigeria.
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Putting South East on a slab:

With the above, reading Reno Omokri recently in a piece entitled “History Never Dies” it reminds one of frantic efforts being made by some traducers who claimed the gift of the pen and closeness to the media work to mislead the rest of us, simply because Nigeria has deliberately removed history in schools’ curriculum, whilst they catch in to put Ndigbo or South East where Igbo is largely spoken on the slab for another pogrom probably.

WEETS 2022: NITDA explains role of women in digital economy - ITREALMS

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The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has explained that women's participation is crucial in the digital economy pursuit being championed by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
The Head of Servicom Unit at NITDA, Mrs. Tariundu Ndoni, who gave a goodwill message on behalf of the DG, Malam Kashifu Inuwa at the 2022 Nigerian Women Entrepreneurship & Executives In Tech Summit (WEETS) held in Lagos, noted that with women's participation in ICT below 24 per cent, it has become essential to empower and encourage them to consider studies and careers in ICT to bridge the existing technology gender gap.

Friday, September 16, 2022

NCC commits to bridging gender divide, Danbatta bags ‘Icon of Digital Revolution Award’ - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reiterated its unwavering commitment to bridging growing gender-oriented digital divide to accelerate inclusive economic prosperity for all Nigerian citizens.
Prof. Danbatta of NCC
Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta who restated this commitment in Lagos at the 2022 Nigerian Women Entrepreneurs and Executives in Tech Summit (WEETS), Thursday, September 15, 2022, where he was conferred with the ‘Icon of Digital Revolution Award’ for his role in stimulating digital connectivity in Nigeria, said promotion of gender equality is a major component of ICT development.

FirstBank: Embodiment of CRS - ITREALMS

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Who should corporate responsibility and sustainability lessons be taken from? Some companies are still unclear about the concept but latching onto the sustainability mantra anyway, because it has become a marketing buzzword for business? Or a company through whose creed and deeds, over the many decades it has been around, people can see corporate responsibility and sustainability lived (first) and preached (subsequently)?
If the above set of questions constituted a question in an examination hall, it would be one of the easiest of questions to answer. Not one person would fail it. Outside the examination hall, the answer to this question that seems as easy and simple like the question of 2 + 2 may not be as easy and simple. It may be complicated by all the cleverly arranged noise and claims projected at people to make it difficult for them to see and accept the obvious.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

IGP: Nigerians should optimise cybercrime reporting via NPF portal - ITREALMS

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*Expands Force Intelligence Capacity with new smart office complex


The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has charged members of the public, who are strategic partners in security and policing of the country, to report all forms of cybercrimes including identity theft, child sexual exploitation, cyber-stalking, cyber-bullying, credit card fraud, internet fraud and other forms through the Nigeria Police Force Cybercrime Reporting Portal, reports ITREALMS.
IGP Usman Alkali Baba
The Force Public Relations Officer, Force headquarters, Abuja, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi in a press statement available to ITREALMS Wednesday night, said the public an also report through the "electronic mail (email), interpolnigeria@npf.gov.ng, via WhatsApp on 07043797900, and via call/SMS on 08094557845."

Pastor Chris foundation unveils largest 100% free school in Edo State - ITREALMS

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The InnerCity Mission for Children has commissioned its 11th tuition-free school for vulnerable children at Ewu in Edo State.

The mission, under the auspices of the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International, commissioned the largest School within its network of Schools on September 9.
Pastor Yemisi Kudehinbu, Pastor Tom Obiazi and HRH Onojie of Ewu kingdom Alhaji (Barr) Abdulrazak Isesele Ojiefoh III, Ewu Esan Central Local Government Area Edo State Isesele commissioning the building.
According to Pastor Omoh Alabi, the Executive Director, the InnerCity Mission’s Network of Schools provide quality, tuition-free education, along with free scholastic supplies and School Meals all through the primary education journey of the pupils enrolled.

Digital identity and verity of Nigeria’s September 16 revolution - ITREALMS

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Just like many other members of the Nigerian delegation, I felt very proud to be a Nigerian, when, at the 2022 ID4Africa Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, my dearly beloved country was celebrated for leading the Identity revolution in Africa. The message was very clear; the ovation was loudest; many others present at the Conference must have wished that they were Nigerians at that very moment.
Dr. Walter Duru, Communications expert and Public Relations Strategist
Nigeria received global commendation for leading identity reforms in Africa, by being the first country to introduce and celebrate a National Identity Day.

Defamation against Pastor Olukoya: London court refuses Maureen Badejo's appeal - ITREALMS

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The London-based Vlogger, Ms Maureen Badejo has lost an appeal in a London over the defamatory case against her in respect to several defamatory statements she had made against Dr. Daniel Olukoya and his wife, Dr. (Mrs) Folashade Olukoya, reports 
ITREALMS.
London-based Vlogger, Ms Maureen Badejo
Dr. Olukoya, ITREALMS recalled, is the founder and General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (worldwide).

Galaxy Backbone, 9mobile, SecureID, Rack Centre, Arravo support NITRA ICT Growth Conference 2.0 - ITREALMS

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As the 2nd edition of the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) stakeholders engagement event, the NITRA ICT Growth Conference draws closer, key technology companies have started to line up as partners to the annual event.
Galaxy Backbone, 9mobile, SecureID, Rack Centre, Arravo support NITRA ICT Growth Conference 2.0 - ITREALMS
The event, which is slated to hold at the Lagos Oriental Hotels on September 29, 2022, with its theme as “Creating A Digital Ecosystem In Nigeria: The Hurdles, The Gains”, will have the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami as the Lead Speaker.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

GOCOP to host luncheon with media specialists, advertisers, others October 5 - ITREALMS

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As a prelude to her annual conference on October 6, 2022, the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has concluded plans to host media managers in both private and public sector to a business lunch on Wednesday, October 5 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos by 12 noon.

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A press statement issued by Mr. Remmy Nweke, Publicity Secretary of GOCOP, said the luncheon was specifically to provide a relaxed atmosphere for networking and active engagement between members of GOCOP and the media managers of corporate organisations, states and federal government, ministries, departments and agencies.

NCC teams up with Civil Defence - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has teamed up with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to tackle some of the criminal activities bedeviling the telecom industry, such as telecom equipment vandalism and fraudulent registration of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards among others.


Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, who addressed a gathering of senior management staff of NSCDC in the South West Zone, at an exclusive workshop organised by the Commission, hailed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) sealed between the agency and the Commission, for which the gathering was to explore how the Corps will deploy enabling laws, subsidiary legislations, and extant guidelines to arrest any form of criminality in the sector.

L-R: Nnena Ukoha, Head, Corporate Communication, Nigerian Communucations Commission (NCC);  Eweka Okoro, Lagos State Commandant, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC); Adamu Kambra, Commandant, National Headquarters, Abuja, NSCDC; Ephraim Nwokonneya, Director, Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement, NCC; Agboola Sunday, Osun State Commandant, NSCDC; Mohammed Babajika, Director, Licensing and Authorisation, NCC; Ajibola Niyi, Ogun State Commandant, NSCDC; Femi Ete, Oyo State Deputy Commandant, NSCDC; Salisu Abdu, Head, Enforcememt, NCC, and Yomi Arowosafe, Lagos Zonal Controller, NCC, during a one-day workshop organised for the South West leadership of the NSCDC in Lagos recently.
Danbatta, who was represented at the workshop by the Director, Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement at the Commission, Ephraim Nwokonneya, said, over the years, the NCC has been working with relevant law enforcement agencies, and in particular the NSCDC, towards protecting telecom sector from all kinds of criminal behaviour.

Avoid politics says acting Corp Marshal - ITREALMS

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As political activities geared towards the 2023 general elections gather momentum across the country, the Acting Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda Ali Biu has charged Commanding Officers nationwide to ensure that Staff under their purview maintain political neutrality, as well as avoid any form of participation in political rallies and campaigns and also avoid  piloting political convoys.
The directive was given in reference to the FRSC (Establishment) Act which stipulates the status of the Corps as  a public service agency that does not have any political affiliation, but solely established to provide essential services to all citizens, irrespective of their political interests or representation.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Transformative role of technology in Africa - ITREALMS

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Transformative role of technology:
Digitalization’s importance for developing countries, including the 33 African least developed countries (LDCs) has become increasingly evident during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite the growing role of digital technologies since the onset of the pandemic, many African LDCs have not been able to fully benefit from the quick development of the digital economy due to existing barriers like weak skills development or a lack of necessary supportive infrastructure.

NITRA applauds Muoka, Ibietan on NIPR fellowship - ITREALMS

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The National body of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Journalists under the aegis of the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) in Lagos, has applauded the stride in attainment of Fellowship position conferred on two management staff of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).
The Fellowship investiture to the duo of Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Reuben Muoka, and Head, Media Relations in the Public Affairs Department, Dr. Omoniyi Ibietan, has been described as a call to duty, as it places them on the pedestal of being reference points to anyone ascribing to PR professionalism in Nigeria.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Graduate of Law: Eze rejoices with Amaechi - ITREALMS

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Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party (nPDP), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze has extended a warm felicitation to the former Minister of Transportation and Presidential aspirant, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, for the success recorded in his journey in the academic world, having added another feat to his catalogue as a graduate of Law.
In a statement made available to media houses in Port Harcourt, Chief Eze said while serving as Governor, overseeing a critical State like Rivers, Amaechi enrolled to study Law and in most of the weekends, he would be in the UK in pursuit of this lofty dream.



When the workload became too much for him he abandoned the UK School and instead enrolled into Baze University, Abuja to continue the pursuit.



“His passion for the law profession is unquantifiable and enrolling in the field has been one of his biggest dreams so despite the challenges he assured and reassured himself that he must bring home the crown, and to the pride of all he has done exactly that.”