" ITREALMS: October 2022

Monday, October 31, 2022

Transcorp train youths on career development - ITREALMS

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The Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, has embarked on a capacity-building program toward educating young persons about existing career opportunities in the hospitality industry.
The annual training in collaboration with a non-governmental organization, ACE Charity, tagged 'Career@Hilton Hospitality Programme' with the theme 'Find Your Thing,' which lasted for two weeks with about 15 interns, has been described as an enlightening career event organized by the hotel in Abuja.

NCC, Zoho, Digital Encode, Galaxy Backbone, others for AfriTECH 2.0 - ITREALMS

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Stakeholders will gather in Lagos, Nigeria, on 09 November 2022 for another edition of Africa Tech Alliance Forum (AfriTECH 2.0) sponsored by Zoho Corporation, Digital Encode, Galaxy Backbone Limited, ESET, Layer3Cloud; including partners drawn from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), and InnovationBed.Africa.
AfriTECH 2.0
Taking place both virtually and (physically) at Oriental Hotel, Lekki Road in Victoria Island,  Lagos, this year’s theme is: ‘Sustainability and the Company of the Future’ and will convene an array of industry leaders, and tech-entrepreneurs, decision-makers, and tech ecosystem players from across the continent.

NCC reiterates FG’s anti-corruption crusade says Danbatta - ITREALMS

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Consistent with its recognition as an ethically-compliant public institution by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reaffirmed its commitment to collaborating with other government agencies towards supporting Federal Government’s anti-corruption campaigns.
This was stated by the Director, Human Capital and Administration, Mr. Usman Malah, who represented the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, to host a delegation from the Public Complaints Commission (PCC), which paid a courtesy visit to commend NCC for its role in enabling embrace of digital culture in the country.

Paradigm Initiative to NITDA: Review updated Code of Practice - ITREALMS

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Paradigm Initiative has called on the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to review the updated Code of Practice, reports 
A statement from the organisation noted that digital platform usage has soared among Nigerians leading to mass production of content. 

Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa to deliver Realnews 10th anniversary lecture - ITREALMS

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The management of Realnews Magazine and Publications Limited, publishers of Realnews Magazine Online, has announced that His Excellency, Brigadier General Buba Marwa, chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, will deliver the Realnews 10th anniversary lecture.
Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa
Brig Gen. Marwa’s acceptance to deliver the lecture was communicated to Realnews in a letter dated May 31, 2022, and signed by Lieutenant Colonel M.I. Aminu, military assistant to the chairman.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Maureen Ogwu: 7 things to look for when hiring geat product manager - ITREALMS

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There are product managers and there are those who stand out amongst the many.

There are currently over 1.2 million product managers on LinkedIn alone; and with more probably not registered on the platform, the numbers are higher.
Maureen Ogwu, HR specialist
As long as a company has a product, it requires a product manager. However, it goes beyond having a full resume to being not just a good product manager, but a great one. With many startups being birthed ever so often and innovations in technology, there is a constant need for people to fill this role.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

CEO of Riribliss, Mgbako Rita Nkem, says talents abound in baking industry - ITREALMS

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Riribliss Cakes, Lagos, Mgbako Rita Nkem, told 
ITREALMS' GBEMI OMOTOSO recently, that baking industry is very versatile with different talented bakers abound.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Riribliss Cakes, Lagos, Mgbako Rita Nkem,
How did you coin your brand name 'Riribliss'?
My friends call me "Riri" while I added "bliss" meaning "perfect"

Friday, October 28, 2022

Telecom tariff increase reversal: Matters arising by Elvis Eromosele - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian telecommunications sector has remained, perhaps, the most dynamic section of the economy for over two decades. It is a major newsmaker. One day it is news for new milestones, new technologies and new vistas and the next day regulatory restrictions, multiple taxations by the government and its agents or else disruption of service by the same. It is a real roller-coaster ride.
Yet, the sector has proven resilient, even before resilience was a thing. To get to where it is today, the players have invested heavily, struggled with and overcame myriads of obstacles and continue to stretch to do new and exciting things. It strives to keep abreast of the latest development across the globe.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

2023 Governorship poll: APC denies adoption of Dr. Dawari George - ITREALMS

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The Campaign Council of the Rivers APC for 2023 elections has denied adoption of Dr. Dawari George as the sole governorship candidate for the alliance for the next year elections, reports ITREALMS.

The council said it's attention has been drawn to "reports making the rounds in uninformed sections of the social media alluding to the adoption of Dr. Dawari George, the governorship candidate of Action Alliance, as our candidate for the 2023 general elections."

SHELT extends cyber security operations centre to Nigeria - ITREALMS

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SHELT has extended its own security operations centre (SOC) into Nigeria, reports 
This, ITREALMS gathered will serve as a local extension to its overseas and already established 24/7 SOC operation.

AfreximBank Boss, ECOWAS, Diplomats, others to speak @GAIN summit'22

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The President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of African Export Import Bank (AfreximBank) Professor Benedict O. Oramah; High Commissioner of Namibia to Nigeria, H.E Humphrey Geiseb; Ambassador of Cote D’Ivoire to Nigeria and ECOWAS, H.E Ambassador Kalilou TRAORE; Dr Tony Luka Elumelu, Ag. Director of Private Sector Development at the ECOWAS Commission, Nigeria as well as popular Nigerian businessman, Mr Obinna Tochukwu Iyiegbu (Obi Cubana), Chairman, Cubana Group, Nigeria have been named the keynote and guest speakers respectively at the 2022 edition of the Grand Africa Initiative - GAIN Youth Summit holding from 28th-29th October, 2022 at 10am WAT daily with the theme The Africa We Want: Nexus between the Youth, Peace and Entrepreneurship II.
The GAIN Youth Summit is an annual gathering of policy makers, diplomats, public and private sector leaders, development institutions, civil society groups and the youths from across the continent and the diaspora, focused on developing entrepreneurship, innovation, professional and employability capacities in young Africans in a way that helps tackle the menace of youth unemployment and conflict on the continent.

Terrorism: DSS in sting operations @Lugbe, recover explosive, pistols - ITREALMS

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A combination of American Army and Department of State Security (DSS) team stormed the Phase 3 of Trademore Estate in Lugbe, Abuja, on a sting operation, with explosive and pistols recovered, reports 
Reports reaching ITREALMS news desk informed that a high-powered sting operation took place at the Phase 3 of the Trademore Estate in Lugbe, Wednesday afternoon, culminating in a complete shutdown of the estate.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Suspected terror attacks: US authorizes departure of employees in Abuja - ITREALMS

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The United States Mission to Nigeria has approved departure status for some employees due to suspected heightened risk of terrorist attacks in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, reports ITREALMS.
US Mission in Nigeria
The embassy, ITREALMS gathered in a security notice entitled ‘Authorised departure status’ made available to citizens on Wednesday from Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of Nigeria, noted that on October 25, 2022, the U.S. Department of State granted authorized departure status to Embassy Abuja.

@TIA: NCC's Danbatta reiterates digital economy enhancement - ITREALMS

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As Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) recently won double awards at the 2022 Tech Innovation Awards (TIA), the telecom regulator has promised to ensure it brings full benefits of the digital economy to Nigerians for the overall development of the country.
NCC EVC, Prof Umar Danbatta
At the 6th edition of the annual awards, which took place in Lagos, the Commission was named The Innovative Telecom Regulator of the Year Award while its Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, was honoured with the Telecom Industry Leader Award.

CBN to introduce new currency notes by Dec. 15 - ITREALMS

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has decided to redesign, produce and circulate new currency notes, effective, December 15, 2022, reports 
The CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, disclosed Wednesday in Abuja at a special press briefing.

Cellulant, Mastercard partner for African consumers - ITREALMS

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The duo of Cellulant and Mastercard have partnered to allow millions of Cellulant customers across Africa to shop and pay online with global merchants wherever Mastercard is accepted, reports 
The Mastercard virtual payment solution, linked to Cellulant’s payment gateway - Tingg, can unlock a host of opportunities for consumers, whether they have a bank account or not. Consumers will be able to shop from well-known global digital commerce brands, paying quickly and securely for leisure shopping, travel, accommodation, entertainment, streaming services and more, while in their home countries or travelling abroad.

Wants to be a millionaire! Here’s 4 steps by Polaris save & win promo - ITREALMS

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Do you want to become a millionnaire? If yes, you have the option to explore the latest save and win promo by Polaris Bank, reports 
Polaris Bank, ITREALMS gathered, is giving away millions of Naira in cash prices and other special rewards in its ongoing Save & Win promo.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

NLNG calls for more investment to ensure reliable LPG supply - ITREALMS

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Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has called on stakeholders in the domestic Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) value chain to invest in the supply of the product to ensure a reliable and steady stream of supply to the market, reports ITREALMS.
Deputy President, Nigerian LPG Association (NLPGA), Mr. Ladi Falola; NLNG MD, Dr. Philip Mshebilia; and NLPGA President, Felix Ekundayo at the NLPGA conference to celebrate 15 years of domestic LPG supply into the Nigerian market in Lagos…Tuesday
Marking 15 years of domestic LPG supply in conjunction with the Nigerian LPG Association (NLPGA) at a conference in Lagos, NLNG’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Philip Mshelbila, said the investment in supply would intentionally spark commitment along the value chain, including vertical integrations. He stated that NLNG was doing this through its further investment in Train 7, which will add about 35% to its current capacity when completed, subject to gas supply and gas quality. He added that other domestic producers of LPG would need to make investments to enable their product to become available to the domestic market, rather than exporting it.

Outstanding individuals, organisations line up for honour @AfriTech 2.0 - ITREALMS

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Outstanding individuals and organisations in Africa shall be honoured as part of the activities lined up for this year’s Africa Tech Alliance Forum (AfriTECH 2.0) in Lagos, Nigeria.
AfriTECH 2.0 is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, November 09, 2022 in Lagos, Nigeria; starting 9:00am under the theme: ‘Sustainability and The Company of the Future’.

NCC to auction 2 slots on 3.5GHz band for 5G services - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has put up another two slots of 3.5GHz spectrum band for auction before end of 2022, to boost deployment of Fifth Generation (5G) services in Nigeria, reports 
According to the Director, Public Affairs at NCC, Mr. Rueben Muoka in a press statement available to ITREALMS, said Tuesday that the process, which was made public on 21st October 2022 with the publication of the Draft Information Memorandum (IM) for the auction on the Commission’s website, invited stakeholders to study the Memorandum for purposes of making submissions ahead of a review of the IM on 16th November 2022.

INEC releases timetable for governorship in Bayelsa, Imo & Kogi - ITREALMS

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released timetable and schedule of activities for three states' governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi, reports 
INEC at its weekly meeting held Tuesday 25th October 2022, approved the timetable and schedule of activities for the Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States’ governorship elections.

Airtel, Microsoft, TD unveil smartbox bundles for SMEs - ITREALMS

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Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced a partnership with Microsoft and foremost tech and solutions distribution giant, TD Africa to unveil Smartbox, office Internet bundles exclusively designed to significantly empower and improve the productivity of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria.
The Airtel Office Internet Smartbox bundles provide SMEs with unfettered access to uninterrupted and reliable Internet connectivity, affordable data plans, free business domain, Microsoft 365 licenses, unrivalled Internet speed and complimentary data, among many benefits.

Rivers Chief of Staff, extols Wike, describes him as 'The King of Infrastructure' - ITREALMS

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The Chief of Staff to the Rivers Governor, Engr. Chukwuemeka Woke alongside The New Rivers Vision Team has joined other well-meaning Nigerians, and in particular, Rivers people to extol the leadership acumen, feats, and sagacity of the Governor of Rivers State, Barrister Nyesom Wike as well as congratulate him on the Award for Infrastructure Delivery.
Nyesom Wike with Buhari
Woke, in a congratulatory statement, circulated to media houses, and stated that the award could not have come at a better time, if not now, describing it as a well-deserved one, given the laudable infrastructural projects that dot the nooks and crannies of the State.

CSEAN decorates NCC with cybersecurity award, votes for safer internet - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) at the weekend in Lagos, received a cybersecurity promotion award at the maiden edition of Cybersecurity Merit Awards hosted by the Cybersecurity Experts Association of Nigerian (CSEAN) which enumerated several steps taken by it to promote a safer Internet.
L-R: Director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Mr. Reuben Mouka; Chief Operating Officer, Halogen Group, Dr. Wale Adeagbo and Director, New Media and Information Security, NCC, Dr. Alhassan Haru during the presentation of the 2022 Cybersecurity Award for Best Public Sector Organisation to NCC at the maiden Cybersecurity Merit Awards 2022 organised by Cybersecurity Experts Association of Nigerian in Lagos at the weekend.
The award, which was conferred on the Commission, ahead of other contending organizations, listed its sterling contributions to the protection of telecom consumers from all forms of cybercrimes.

Monday, October 24, 2022

NIN machine @Niger Republic: Folayan tasks NIMC to investigate - ITREALMS

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An information technology (IT) expert and religious leader, Rev. Canon Sunday Folayan, has called on the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to immediately investigate the use of its machine at Republic of Niger for the National Identification Number (NIN), reports ITREALMS.
Rev. Canon Sunday Folayan
NIN, ITREALMS gathered is for all citizens and legal residents in Nigeria, from age zero, that is, at birth and above are eligible to enroll.

FirstBank boosts customers with bouquet offerings - ITREALMS

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First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its variety of retail products specifically designed to enhance the operations and sustenance of various businesses in the country. The products: Petroleum Dealership Finance (PDF), Operational Vehicle Finance (OVF) and Commercial Mortgage will strengthen the capacity of businesses to meet their immediate and long-term needs which are required to continually impact the socio-economic development of the country.

Commercial Mortgage (CM) is designed to meet the funding needs of established small and medium-scale enterprises in viable businesses to acquire Business/Office Premises. This product is structured to part finance the acquisition of business /office premises and warehouses as the building itself is collateral. With its competitive pricing entailing a tenor of 60 months, flexible repayment period as well as flexible collateral structure, the product is designed for SMEs across different sectors of the country including accounting, tech, legal and other specialised disciplines. To access the product, customers must have been in business for at least 5years and must have maintained an active account with either FirstBank or any reputable bank for a minimum of 6 months.

Operational Vehicle Finance (OVF) is intended to provide part finance to ease the acquisition of brand-new vehicle(s) essential for the day-to-day running of business activities. Its flexible tenure is in 2 variants, comprising 1 - 24 months and 2 – 36 months which is dependent on the brand of the vehicle. The product is also designed for SMEs as well as traders in all sectors of the economy with verifiable cash flow as they will be at an advantage in sustaining the distribution of goods from one location to another. To be eligible for the service, the customer must have been in business for at least 12 months and should have maintained a healthy and active bank account with either FirstBank for a minimum of 6 months or 12 months with other banks.

Petroleum Dealership Finance (PDF) is created to offer working capital finance to filling stations with a DPR licence for the purchase of kerosene (DPK), petrol (PMS), and diesel (AGO). This product facilitates access to financing opportunities to purchase products at competitive rates. A 12months facility tenor with a cash flow lending option up to N20M is also available. The product is packed with lots of exciting benefits including access to up to N20million without providing tangible collateral as it bridges the customers’ liquidity gap while also aiding the continuous replenishment of stock. The product also provides the opportunity to increase the volume of business as well as margins through consistent growth in turnover through credit financing.

To take advantage of the product, interested customer(s) must have a valid DPR license, and maintain an account relationship with FirstBank or any bank for at least 6 months. The dealer must have been in business for at least 24 months and the account must have been operated satisfactorily without a history of returned cheques or previous default on facility or facilities granted.

According to Folake Ani-Mumuney, Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, FirstBank: “as a bank woven into the fabric of society, we are delighted with the indelible mark and role we have played in boosting businesses in the country, irrespective of the economic sector. Our Commercial Mortgage (CM), Operational Vehicle Finance (OVF) and Petroleum Dealership Finance (PDF) are integral to sustainably enhancing business operations while ensuring that our customers remain at an advantage in meeting their immediate and long-term business goals.”

Nigeria: Character, integrity crucial to fight public sector corruption says Prof Okolie - ITREALMS

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A public finance expert,
Prof Paschal Okolie, has called for a reorientation in the character and integrity of public servants and Nigerians to fight corruption in the nation’s public service, reports 
Prof Paschal Okolie
Okolie, who doubles as the Special Adviser to the Governor of Enugu State on Financial Matters, made this declaration at the Audit Reporting Training workshop for journalists in Anambra and Enugu States on 19 October 2022.

Tourism & Technology Summit Africa returns to hybrid edition, focuses on designing Africa’s Tourism Playbook - ITREALMS

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In furtherance of the initiative to drive the digital transformation of the Tourism and Hospitality industry in Africa, Travel Technology Company, My Beautiful Africa, in partnership with Technology Mirror, a news technology company and winner of the Best Startup Online Supportive Media, 2022 are set to host the Tourism and Technology Summit Africa 2022, with the theme: Designing Africa’s Tourism Playbook: A Hybrid of Culture and Technology.
The Summit, which is billed to hold on 27th October 2022 at the Oriental Hotel Lagos from 10am -4pm is expected to host an array of speakers who would be speaking on various topics addressing how technology is driving processes in various sectors like Security, Aviation, Hospitality, Tourism, Travel and Health.

Revealed! Why Benjamin Joseph is blackmailing Zinox Chairman says Princess Kama - ITREALMS

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Princess Kama, the erstwhile business partner of Benjamin Joseph, owner of Citadel Oracle Concepts Limited, an Ibadan-based ICT retail firm, has broken her silence over a long-drawn dispute involving a N170m contract with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) which has seen Mr. Benjamin Joseph standing trial for falsely petitioning the Federal Government, alleging that the Zinox Chairman, Leo Stan Ekeh and others colluded in defrauding it and his company in executing the said contract.
Citadel Oracle Concepts Limited
Princess disclosed to 
ITREALMS that Benjamin is an ingrate who attempted to get her support in diverting Mr. Ekeh’s company fund and join in a smear campaign against Mr. Ekeh, while also expressing surprise that the matter was still a subject of debate in the courts and in the media.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

KSM tasks members on 3 Tees – ITREALMS

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The Lagos Metropolitan Council of the Knight of Saint Mulumba (KSM) Nigeria has tasked members on total resolve to support the Church and humanity, reports 
Isolo sub-council members newly admitted (Remmy & Nkem Nweke, Chris & Amaka Onumonu, Louis and Rose Iwule) into KSM with a group photo withSubcouncil Grand Knight Philip Okocha, Lady President, Laura Esene and assist secretary
Speaking through the council’s Deputy Metropolitan Grand Knight (DMGK), Sir Nosa Ehigiator, at St Leo Catholic Church Ikeja, Lagos, during the admission of some new members, at the weekend, charged them to embrace the journey with the total resolve to support the Church and humanity with three Tees.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Ablegenius boss, Ebuka Agu, harps on sugarcraft art, insists being grand in what you do begets results - ITREALMS

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Sugarcraft prince based in Lagos, Ebuka Agu Godwin of Ablegenius Craft 'n' Events, says it requires skills and patience, learning, unlearning and relearning in sugar art. He spoke to ITREALMS' GBEMI OMOTOSO recently.
Sugarcraft artist, Ebuka Agu Godwin of Ablegenius Craft 'n' Events
What inspires you into crafting in cake design?
The love for craft has always been my childhood skill, as an artist while growing up, however, coming into the cake industry was just a plus.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Lagos CBOs extend outreach to private schools on ATM - ITREALMS

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Some Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) have started to extend their advocacy outreach for improved health sector to private schools in Lagos on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (ATM)-related, reports 
Group photo of participants at the October Coordinating Meeting
Confirming this to 
ITREALMS, after the October Coordinating Meeting of ATM in Lagos, the Lagos State Advocacy Team (SAT) lead, Mrs. Bunmi Tejumola said that some members of the team have in recently extended in the Isheri part of the state.

Arrested! 'Fake NIMC officials’ registering non-Nigerians @Niger Republic - ITREALMS

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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said its troops have arrested fake officials of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) registering non-Nigerians in Niger Republic, reports 
Defence Headquarters logo
Nigeria is bordered to the north by Niger, to the east by Chad and Cameroon, to the south by the Gulf of Guinea of the Atlantic Ocean, and to the west by Benin.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

@50: Pantami is worth celebrating says Solomon - ITREALMS

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Project Coordinator of the Nigeria Digital Identification for Development (ID4D) project, Musa Odole Solomon has said that Nigeria’s Honourable Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Pantami is worth celebrating.
Professor Isa Ali Pantami

Solomon stated this while joining friends and well-wishers to extend goodwill messages to the Honourable Minister, as he adds another year to his life.

FG sets December deadline to unveil National Dig Once Policy - ITREALMS

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·Says Policy to Accelerate Broadband Infrastructure Roll-Out

Professor Isa Pantami, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, has disclosed that Nigeria is giving the final touches to its proposed National Dig Once Policy, hinting that there is a plan to unveil the policy before the end of 2022.
L-R: Adewale Sulaiman, GM, Network Enterprise Services, MTN Nigeria; Chidi Ajuzie, Group Chief Operating Officer, WTES Projects Limited; Omobayo Azeez, Convener PIAFo and Publisher, Business Metrics Nigeria; Engr Usman Aliyu, Sec. BISC and Head, Wireless Network, NCC, (Rep. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy) and Ashwani Mishra, Director of ICT Strategy and Marketing, Huawei Technologies at the fourth edition of PIAFo held in Lagos.
Pantami made the disclosure in Lagos at the just concluded fourth edition of Policy Implementation Assisted Forum (PIAFo) on Dig Once Policy and Fibre Strategy in Nigeria with the theme: Laying the Foundation for Ubiquitous Broadband for Nigeria’s Economic Breakthrough.

Governors assemble for broadband awareness forum - ITREALMS

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All Nigeria State Governors are set to discuss how to empower the citizens with latest telecoms technologies as they partake in the maiden edition of Broadband Technical Awareness Forum for Governors (BTAF), put together by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and slated for Thursday in Abuja.
According to a press statement available to 
ITREALMS by the Director, Public Affairs at NCC, Mr. Reuben Muoka, the programme, which takes place at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton, Hotel in Abuja on October 20, 2022, and themed: “State Broadband Coordinating Councils: Potentials and Possibilities”, will appraise the Nigerian National Broadband Plan (NNBP) 2020-2025, which targets 70 per cent broadband penetration and to cover 90 per cent of the population.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

APC refutes report Amaechi protests over Wike's pesidential honour - ITREALMS.

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The Rivers APC 2023 Campaign Council has refuted media reports that the former Minister of Transport, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi is protesting the recent honour by President Muhammadu Buhari on Governor Nyesom Wike of the garden city, reports 

Sogbeye C. Eli, spokesman, Rivers APC 2023 Campaign Council, said their attention have been drawn to a publication in the New Telegraph newspaper with the caption "Re: Wike's Presidential Honour: Amaechi Protests, Lambasts Osinbajo, Denied Access to Buhari."

Digital Talent Foundation, US Consulate skill 100 youths on STEM - ITREALMS

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Digital Talent Foundation (DTF) has commenced the training of over 100 youths in Lagos, as part of the United States government-funded five-week programme on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), reports ITREALMS.

Speaking to ITREALMS at the opening ceremony at the Ikeja American Corner, Courier Plus Compound, Airport Road, Ikeja, the founder of Digital Talent Foundation, Mr. Tosin Ojo, said expected to provide 225 youths in Lagos and Osun States with digital skills on website development, computer hardware, engineering, and cinematography.

Sophos’ industry-leading MDR service launches compatibility with third-party cybersecurity technologies - ITREALMS

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Global leader in innovating and delivering cybersecurity as a service, Sophos, has launched new third-party security technology compatibilities with Sophos Managed Detection and Response (MDR) to better detect and remediate attacks with speed and precision across diverse customer and operating environments.
The industry-leading service with more than 12,000 customers now integrates telemetry from third-party endpoint, firewall, cloud, identity, email, and other security technologies as part of the Sophos Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Irona: PDP disowns fake suspension letter - ITREALMS

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Oguta Ward A, Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State says the immediate past Deputy Governor of the State, Hon. Engr. Gerald Irona is the Pillar of the party in the Ward.
Chairman of the PDP in Oguta Ward A, Chukwuma Okoroafor, disclosed this in a Press Statement made available to newsmen in Owerri, Monday afternoon.

Okoroafor, who frowned at rumours of purported suspension of the former Deputy Governor said the names on the purported letter of suspension are not members of the Party in the Ward and therefore not known to the party.

Still speaking on the purported letter alleging that the former Deputy Governor was suspended by his Ward (Oguta Ward A), Okoroafor described the letter as fake, adding that those whose names appeared on the said letter were neither members nor known to the PDP in the Ward.

He warned that the party would deal decisively with anyone caught, wanting to bring the name of the former Deputy Governor to disrepute.

“Hon. Engr. Gerald Irona is our Pillar in Oguta Ward A. He is our Hero. We have no problems whatsoever with him. There is no pending issue whatsoever, not to talk of suspending our leading light. Those behind the fake letter are not members of the PDP. They are not known to the Party. They are being sponsored to embarrass our leader. We shall deal ruthlessly with anyone trying to bring our leader to ridicule. We do not joke with him. We call on Law Enforcement Agencies to investigate and arrest for prosecution, the source, author, and circulation of the purported letter of suspension of our cherished leader.”

Okoroafor also poured encomiums to the former Deputy Governor for what he described as his inspirational leadership and exceptional support to the party, reiterating their loyalty to the former Deputy Governor.

Why NLNG declared force majeure - ITREALMS

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Some details have begun to emerge as for the reason the Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) declared force majeure on product supplies from its production facilities on Bonny Island, Nigeria following the declaration of force majeure by all its upstream gas suppliers, reports 
General Manager, External Relations and Sustainable Development, Mr. Andy Odeh, told 
ITREALMS that the notice by the gas suppliers was a result of high flood water levels in their operational areas, leading to a shut-in of gas production which has caused significant disruption of gas supply to NLNG.

Still on illegal 4km pipeline: More questions than answers says Elvis Eromosele - ITREALMS

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Nigeria is in a precarious situation, financially. The federal government claims it doesn't have money, so it is borrowing, from all sorts of places for all sorts of reasons. Some say that the government is borrowing even to pay the salaries of federal workers.
In June, we learnt that the nation is borrowing to pay the interest on the loans that it has taken. It is a difficult season. Things have never been this bad.

SAT calls for improved handling of HIV-AIDS, TB, malaria @Lagos facilities - ITREALMS

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The Lagos State Advocacy Team (SAT) of coalition of civil societies in the health sector has called for improved health system especially at the community levels in handling ailments related to AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (ATM), reports 
L-R Team Lead, Lagos State Advocacy Team (SAT), Mrs. Bunmi Tejumola; coordinator Network of Persons With HIV-AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN), Mr Patrick Akpan; the Medical Officer of Health (MoH) Shomolo LGA, Dr. Agbaola Ibidemi Christy, TB coordinator, Mrs Aipo Ifelunwa,and Alhaji Tella Tajudeen at Somolo.
The ATM coalition includes the Association of Civil Societies on Malaria, Immunisation and Nutrition (ACOMIN), TB Network, Network of Persons With HIV-AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN). 

Speaking at the advocacy visits on Tuesday, the Team Lead, Lagos State Advocacy Team (SAT) Mrs. Bunmi Tejumola, said improving quality of lives in communities across the state of excellence in particular after the COVID-19 effect has become necessary.

Peak milk excites consumers in Ibadan - ITREALMS

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Leading dairy brand and flagship product of FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Peak Milk has taken its latest campaign promoting healthy habits, quality dairy nutrition and reviving the declining breakfast culture among Nigerians, ‘Peak Breakfast Café’, to Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The ‘Peak Breakfast Café’ is a nationwide educational and fun campaign that began in Lagos last week and will hold in several popular markets and supermarkets across cities, including Abuja, Kano, Jos, Port Harcourt and Onitsha.

Monday, October 17, 2022

'Certificate of Site Ownership for Mass Transmission Antenna' not from us says NCC - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has discovered, through social listening and environmental surveillance that a fraudulent letter, titled: “Certificate of Site Ownership”, for clearance of “Mast Transmission Antenna”, are being circulated by some unidentifiable individuals, and purporting that the letter was issued by the NCC.
EVC of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta
The fraudulent letter claimed that the Commission had conducted an inspection on a certain site which is for “9-Mobile Telecommunications Company G.P.R.S”.

Nollywood stars on parade @Azuh Amatus' FAMOUS FACES unveiling - ITREALMS

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"Segun Arinze, Chinedu Ikedieze, Ejike Asiegbu, Victor Osuagwu, Okey Ogunjiofor, Lilian Amah, Jennifer Eliogu, Tricia Eseigbe, Zik Zulu, Fidelis Duker, other Nollywood stars honour Azuh Amatus at FAMOUS FACES unveiling"

It was the gathering of Nollywood heavyweights at the recent unveiling of Azuh Amatus’ two new books, FAMOUS FACES (1&2).

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The high-octane books presentation, which held elaborately inside the expansive marquee of the prestigious Colonades Hotels, Ikoyi, Lagos on Sunday, October 9, was hugely attended by leading Nollywood stars and stakeholders.

Polaris Bank commemorates breast cancer month - ITREALMS

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Polaris Bank has said that increased awareness, advocacy, and support will go a long way to reduce the incidence of breast cancer in the country.
The Bank’s Group Head of Strategic Brand Management, Nduneche Ezurike made this known in Lagos while reiterating the Bank’s unwavering commitment to stem the breast cancer scourge among women, in commemoration of October Breast Cancer Month.

UN World Food Day 2022: Ghana loses GH₵ 762.32bn - ITREALMS

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A new research has indicated that Ghana lost some 762.32 billion in Ghanian Cedes on either lost or wasted along the supply chain, and climate change, reports 

This was disclosed by the Food for All Africa, Executive Director, Chef Elijah Addo at an event organized by Food for All Africa in Yeji,the Pru East district of Bono East region to commemorate World Food day 2022 in Ghana.

Global Patriot to host Int'l conference on Africa's economy @New Jersey - ITREALMS

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An International Conference with the theme, Africa's Economy: The Way Forward, is to hold at the Newark City Hall, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America (USA) on Saturday, October 22, 2022 from (9:00AM EST) (2:00 PM WAT) prompt.
Global Patriot Newspapers
The organizers, Global Patriot Newspapers, informed its an attempt to begin a new conversation aimed at proffering fresh answers to old but still troubling questions, especially concerning why a continent as resource rich as Africa must continue to remain the poverty capital of the world.

Family releases details of Rotimi Fashakin's funeral plans - ITREALMS

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The family of Elder Engr. Joseph Oluwarotimi Fashakin, has released details of his burial plans, reports ITREALMS.
Elder Engr. Joseph Oluwarotimi Fashakin

According to the plan released late Sunday, and made available to ITREALMS, there will be a Service of Songs at Marcelina's place at 36 Isaac Jones Street,Ikeja Lagos on 25th October 2022 at 3.00pm.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Ekiti: Fayemi honours outstanding youths, gifts winners of JKF Essay Competition - ITREALMS

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Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has presented awards and letters of recognition to 13 outstanding Ekiti youths who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields of endeavour, reports 
They include the 17 years old Master Idowu Jeremiah who made nine distinctions in this year’s May/June WAEC and had the highest score in the University Matriculation Examination (UME), held in May.

Omoya of DTeez Cakes: Nigerian bakers top-notch in evolving cake-world with unique difference - ITREALMS

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Chief Chef at DTeezCakes 'in' Events, Omoya Oluwatoyin Patience, spoke to ITREALMS' GBEMI OMOTOSO, says her signature is uniquely being herself and competing with no one, even as Nigerian bakers are top-notch in the evolving cake-world with a unique difference.
Chief Chef at DTeezCakes 'in' Events, Omoya Oluwatoyin Patience
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NDSF@15: Ojo, Adebayo, Nnamani, Ekuwem, Nwannenna, Odusote join DigitalSENSE Hall of Fame - ITREALMS

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