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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

2022 Business Clinic: Stakeholders charge NIG to intensify publicity - ITREALMS

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Stakeholders rose from the 2022 Internet Business Clinic by the Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) with a charge for the group to intensify public enlightenment on the positive use of the Internet, reports 
ITREALMS.
Some faces at NIG Internet Business Clinic 2022
Giving his good will message to the clinic, the chairman, Association of Licensed Telecom Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Engr. Gbenga Adebayo applauded NIG for putting the event together at Technology Distribution Customer Experience Centre, Yudala Heights, Victoria Island.

ITREALMS E-Waste Dialogue partners EPRON, Ecofeld on collection of small e-waste - ITREALMS

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As part of the activities marking the 2022 
ITREALMS E-Waste Dialogue, the management of ITREALMS Media is partnering E-waste Producer Responsibility Organization of Nigeria (EPRON) and Ecofeld Nigeria Limited, for a day-long collection scheme of small electronic waste on Thursday, December 8, 2022.
ITREALMS E-Waste Dialogue, EPRON and Ecofeld
This is coming as part of the commemoration of 2022 international E-Waste Day (IEWD) with the theme “e-Waste: Recycling it all! No matter how small” at Welcome Centre Hotels, International Airport Road, Lagos.

PHC's: Lagos SAT calls for more quick services @commuty levels

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The need to make prompt clinical services available to Lagosians at the community levels and re-awaken te local authorities for immediate actions were some of the highlights of the visits to Eti-Osa East LCDA, by the State Advocacy Team (SAT) led by Mrs Bunmi Tejumola, reports ITREALMS.

Some.mebers.of Lagos SAT team and council leader
According to Mrs. Tejumola, the issues identified during the focus group discussion (FGD) and clients exit interview (CEI) at Eti-Osa East, Primary Health Centre (PHC), Sangotedo were basically understaffing, insufficient chairs at the Out-Patient Department (OPD) section.

Konga Yakata 2022 draws close to December 12 finale - ITREALMS

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Excitement has heightened among shoppers as this year’s edition of Konga Yakata approaches its climax on Monday, December 12, 2022, amid expectations of a rain of last-minute deals for customers.
Konga Yakata, the Black Friday sale of Nigeria’s leading composite e-commerce giant, is widely regarded as the biggest sale of the year in the annual shopping calendar in Nigeria.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

STEPCHO partners BEBIG to improve treatment of cancer in Nigeria – ITREALMS

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Leading health services provider in Nigeria, STEPCHO Nigeria Limited, has partnered with BEBIG Medical, radiotherapy manufacturing company in Germany to expand access to cancer treatments in Nigeria, reports ITREALMS.
The radiotherapy machines, ITREALMS gathered are linac, ct stimulators and brachytherapy machines.

Court jails IGP Alkali 3-month in prison - ITREALMS

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The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has been sentenced to a three-month jail term, by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday, reports ITREALMS.
Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba
The judgement was due to IGP's disobedience to an earlier court order.

ZeenaClothings CEO, Nana says African prints have prospects - ITREALMS

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A graduate of Lagos State University, Ojo-Lagos and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), ZeenaClothings, Ikeja-Lagos, Nana Antwi, she told ITREALMS' GBEMI OMOTOSO in this personality chat, that African prints have prospects.

Excerpts: 

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), ZeenaClothings, Ikeja-Lagos, Nana Antwi,
Your educational background?
I'm a graduate of Lagos State University, Ojo-Lagos, with BSc Mass communication in 2016.

Monday, November 28, 2022

NESREA DG to keynote @2022 ITREALMS E-Waste Dialogue - ITREALMS

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The Director-General of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Prof. Aliyu Jauro, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the 2022 ITREALMS E-Waste Dialogue slated for Thursday, December 8, in Lagos.
Prof Aluyi Jauro, DG NESREA
Disclosing this, the organisers through the Group Executive Editor, ITREALMS Media, Mr. Remmy Nweke, said they are glad to have Prof. Jauro to keynote this year’s event with the theme: e-Waste: Recycle it all, no matter how small!.

Windelectric, Ethnos, Transworld Security, NCC to headline TechTV Digital Agenda Forum - ITREALMS

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Leader in advance zero emission and greater energy efficiency in electrical power generation sector, Windelectric Nigeria Limited, would be presenting its innovative and unique fueless generator at the 2022 TechTV Digital Agenda Forum, reports 
ITREALMS.
Just as Ethnos, a globally renown provider of solutions and professional services in the field of Information Security, Risk Management, Cyber Security and Compliance Management and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the regulator of Nigeria's burgeoning telecommunications sector; are among organisations that have confirmed participation in TechTV Digital Agenda Forum.

First NCC digital park for completion January 2023 - ITREALMS

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The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has, once again, paid an inspection visit to the site of the ongoing construction of the project in Kano State, known as Digital Industrial Park (DIP), where he got an unequivocal commitment from the contractors that the project will be completed by January 2023, reports ITREALMS.

Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta (Right)  in a chat with the constractors during the inspection of the NCC Digital Park Project in Kano.

The Friday’s inspection call by the NCC’s boss was part of the routine visits to ensure close monitoring and effective supervision of important projects that will have great impacts on the country’s socio-economic development.

Telecoms Clinic: Evolving e-cigarettes in Nigeria - ITREALMS

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With the growing adoption of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) as the nation steps into the deployment of Fifth Generation (5G) networks, REMMY NWEKE writes on the need to review the National Tobacco Control Act of 2015 to accommodate evolution of e-Cigarettes to reduce tobacco harms in Nigeria.
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 Preamble:

Of late, smokeless tobacco products have been in the news, just as the electronic cigarettes continued to gain momentum, but obviously a tobacco product used by means other than smoking, which could pass for their use as chewing, sniffing, or placing the product between gum and the cheek or lip.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Former DG charges media to highlight dangers of drug abuse on youths - ITREALMS

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Former Director General and member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Eradication of Drug Abuse, Otunba Lanre Ipinmisho, has enjoined the media to give more publicity to the dangers posed youth's involvements in drug abuse, reports 
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Former Director General and member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Eradication of Drug Abuse, Otunba Lanre Ipinmisho
Otunba Ipinmisho also charged everyone to face the reality and create more awareness posed by illicit drug abuse among youths.

2023: HEDA engages stakeholders on electoral integrity - ITREALMS

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As part of her core mandates in ensuring good governance in Nigeria, foremost civil society organization, Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre), has sensitized relevant stakeholders and offered agenda-setting recommendations ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
The civil society group’s 27th Anti-Corruption Situation Room (ACSR) themed “Towards Nigeria’s 2023 General Elections” held in Abuja sought to re-evaluate the situation and discuss those issues capable of affecting the sanctity of the forthcoming general elections.

'The Letterman' gets applause from Anyaoku, Kukah, Omogui Okauru, Falola - ITREALMS

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A former Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Emeka Anyaoku, the Catholic Archbishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah and a former Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Ifueko Omogui Okauru, have applauded The Letterman: Inside the 'Secret' Letters of former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, a new book by the Editor-in-Chief of PREMIUM TIMES, Musikilu Mojeed.
Musikilu Mojeed, author of The Letterman
Commendations have also come for the book from Toyin Falola, renowned professor and the Frances and Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin; Dan Agbese, respected columnist and writer, who was also the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Newswatch, a foremost and trail-blazing investigative magazine; and Kadaria Ahmed, founder/CEO at Radio Now 95.3FM Lagos, television host, and former editor of NEXT newspaper.

Buhari signs Act to establish National Agricultural Development Fund - ITREALMS

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Nigerian President, General Mohammadu Buhari, retired, has signed the National Assembly (NA) bill seeking the establishment of National Agricultural Development Fund (NADF) into an Act, reports ITREALMS.
General Mohammadu Buhari, retired, Nigeria President
According to an official gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria published on October 30, 2022, with Number 192 and volume 109 sighted by ITREALMS, as certified by the clerk of the National Assembly, Mr. Amos Olatunde Ojo.

Communique: NPAN, NGE, NUJ, GOCOP, BON to deepen professionalism via co-regulation - ITREALMS

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COMMUNIQUE OF THE ROUNDTABLE ON DEEPENING 
MEDIA PROFESSIONALISM THROUGH CO-REGULATION 
HELD ON MONDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2022, AT PROTEA HOTEL 
IKEJA SELECT, ALAUSA, IKEJA, LAGOS
Communique: NPAN, NGE, NUJ, GOCOP, BON to deepen professionalism via co-regulation - ITREALMS
Introduction:
The roundtable on deepening media professionalism through co-regulation was convened by the Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN) in conjunction with the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON), and the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP). 

Oswil Cakes boss insists bakers must remain humble, disciplined - ITREALMS

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Oseghale Wilson is the chief executive officer (CEO), Oswil Cakes & Events, Lagos. He recently spoke to ITREALMS' GBEMI OMOTOSO, maintaining that a baker must be very humble and disciplined.
Oseghale Wilson is the chief executive officer (CEO), Oswil Cakes & Events, Lagos
Excerpts:

How did you get around your brandname?
While I was thinking of a name to use for my brand, a friend called me "Oswil." I thought and found it appropriate as my brandname that was how I came up with it.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Galaxy on connectivity: We've almost covered the country -ITREALMS

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Galaxy Backbone, an information technology and shared services provider of the Federal Government of Nigeria, has said that it has almost covered the 36 states of the federation and the FCT Abuja, with its infrastructure backbone connectivity rollout.
L-r: Peter Oluka, Co-Convener, AfriTECH; Prof. Abdu-Ja’afaru Bambale, Executive Director, Technical Services, NIGCOMSAT presenting Data Centre Company of the Year Award to Galaxy backbone received by Dauda Oyeleye, Regional Manager, Lagos & South West (GBB)and Chike Onwuegbuchi, Co-Founder, TechCastle Foundation observing, during AfriTECH 2.0
Prof. Muhammed Bello Abubakar, the Managing Director/Chief Executive of Galaxy Backbone Limited, made this known at the Africa Tech Alliance Forum (AfriTECH 2.0) held in Lagos recently.

How to identify your soulmate in relationship - ITREALMS

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How to identify your soulmate:
No matter how much of an angel anyone proves to be, you get to realize that nobody is perfect

Everyone deserves to live a happy life, we all want to be happy and settle down with someone who will make us happy for ever, even if it sounds like a fairy tale. We still all search for prince charming or our Cinderella.
Heart'sJourney@ITREALMS with Ishioma
If you can accept that no one is perfect in your search for a soul mate then you will realize that though you are not looking for an angel, you are looking for someone who can make you happy for as long as humanly possible.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Sammie Okposo: What family said, confirms death - ITREALMS

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Finally, the family of gospel maestro, Sammie Okposo has confirmed his passage to the world beyond, reports ITREALMS.
Late Sammie Okposo
Sammie or well-well master as he was fondly called, died in the early hours of Friday, November 25, 2022.

NITMA2022: Funke Opeke emerges IT Personality of the year, 55 fellows inducted - ITREALMS

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The founder and chief executive officer of MainOne, Ms Funke Opeke, has emerged the Information Technology (IT) Personality of the year and Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu became the Digital Governor of the year, at the 2022 Nigeria IT Merit Awards, reports 
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Funke Opeke, NITMA Awards @ITREALMS
Their emergence was sequel to the 2022 Nigeria IT Merit Awards hosted by the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) at the Music Society of Nigeria (MUSON) Center, Onikan Lagos on Thursday with creme dele creme of IT industry in attendance.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Electronic Commerce: TEXUB hub debuts in Nigeria to lift B2B IT trade - ITREALMS

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A global Business-To-Business (B2B) marketplace specializing on IT trades, TEXUB, has set up a hub in Nigeria to underscore the premium it places in the local and Africa markets, reports 
ITREALMS.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), TEXUB, Mr. Suchit Kumar
TEXUB which debuted in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate (UAE) on May 25, 2022, informed 
ITREALMS they are dedicated to building a global online IT B2B marketplace, the very first platform of its kind.

DigitalEncode CTO: Blockchain technology'll redefine future companies - ITREALMS

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The co-founder and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Digital Encode Limited, Dr. Oluseyi Akindehinde, has identified blockchain and the mobile phone as going to be fundamental to the company of the future, reports 
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L-r: Olabanji Soledayo, Marketing and Retail Sales Manager, ESET West Africa; Seun Dania, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tradefada; Jude Ozinegbe, Founder and Convener and Dr. Oluseyi Akindeinde, Co-Founder/CTO, Digital Encode Limited, during a panel session Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Cybersecurity and the Future of Money, at AfriTECH 2.0
Speaking at the just concluded Africa Tech Alliance Forum, otherwise known as AfriTECH 2.0, held in Lagos, Akindehinde said that with the coming of the 5G technology, it is expected that the company of the future has to provide services along those lines.

Nigeria media adopts new co-regulation, code of ethics - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian media industry has adopted the new co-regulation and code of ethics to address ethical and professional concerns in the industry.

The decision was reached at the end of a media roundtable organised on Monday, November 14 by the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) in conjunction with the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON), and the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP).
GOCOP President, Maureen Chigbo
Media chiefs and operators at the roundtable also noted that the success of the co-regulation would be achieved via a workable enforcement mechanism.

Nigeria: Shoppers defy economic crunch for Konga Yakata - ITREALMS

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Despite the prevailing global economic downturn and associated difficulties in the local economy, Nigerians have turned to Konga Yakata as a fitting avenue to shop great deals at best prices without burning a hole in their pockets this season.
Konga Yakata, as the Black Friday sale of Nigeria’s leading composite e-commerce giant is known, is widely regarded as the biggest sale of the year in the annual shopping calendar in Nigeria.

Somnia Ransomware targets Telegram accounts: NCC-CSIRT stresses 2-factor authentication - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission's Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has advised users of messaging app, especially Telegram to immediately adopt two-factor authentication, reports 
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Director, Public Affairs at NCC, Mr. Reuben Muoka in a press statement available to 

ITREALMS, noted this caution is in response to the discovery of a new attack that compromises victims’ Virtual Private Network (VPN) accounts mostly on Telegram.

Lagos SAT ends successful November coordination meeting - ITREALMS

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The Lagos State Advocacy Team (SAT) of coalition of civil societies in the health sector has expressed determination towards an improved health care sector in relation to AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (ATM), reports ITREALMS.

Some members of Lagos State Advocacy Team (SAT), coalition of civil societies in the health sector on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (ATM)
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).

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

TEXUB lands in Nigeria to boost online IT trade - ITREALMS

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Dubia-based smart Business-To-Business (B2B) solution provider, Texub, has landed into the Nigeria's electronic commerce industry with its market place platform, reports ITREALMS.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Texub, Mr. Suchit Kumar

Disclosing this in a chat with ITREALMS in Lagos on Tuesday, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Texub, Mr. Suchit Kumar, said that the company's presence in Nigeria makes it the fifth footprint since formal launch some five months ago.

Technologies exist to feed Africa - ITREALMS

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The Group President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has declared there exist some technologies capable of assisting Africa to feed itself, reports ITREALMS.
In his addresss to the African agriculture ministers special session at just concluded United Nations climate summit in Egypt, Adesina said, there platform equally exist to scale up and support Africa achieve this.

Igwe Ofemili marks iri ji festival in style, lawmakers, others grace occasion - ITREALMS

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His Royal Highness (HRH), Igwe Ezekwesili Maduagwuna, Ofemili 1 of Awba-Ofemili, recently celebrated the traditional new yam (Iri Ji) ceremony, at his palace in Awba-Ofemili, reports ITREALMS.
HRH Igwe Ezekwesili Maduagwuna with Hon John Nwokoye and HC Jude Nwokolo during the Iri Ji 2022
Disclosing this in Awba-Ofemili, Igwe Maduagwuna said the ceremony was to thank God, not only for the flood, which has receded significantly, but for also for little bounty harvest that has kept the community going and the prevailing peace.

Again, STOP night trips says FRSC as 17 die @Kawli-Abaji Expressway - ITREALMS

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Pursuant to the fatal crash that occured during the early hours of Tuesday, along the Kwali- Abaji expressway, the Acting Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda Ali Biu has again cautioned drivers against violating prescribed speed limit, admonished against night trips as well as urged them to always observe rest period of 30 minutes after every 4 hours drive so as to avoid the dangers of excessive speed and fatigue on the highways.
Biu made this call for caution while describing the avoidable crash that occured on 22 November, 2022 at 0630HRS, along Kwali -Abaji expressway, before Awawa, within the Federal Capital Territory.

Okafor gifts Awba-Ofemili flood victims - ITREALMS

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The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Eddinho Nigeria Limited, Chief (Dr.) Edmund Okafor has lifted some flood victims with donations of food items and cash in Awba-Ofemili, Awka-North Local Government Area of Anambra State, reports 
ITREALMS.
Chief Okafor also known as Ikemba Awba-Ofemili made distribution of the food items including some bags of rice, tubers of yam as well as cash, at the weekend in the town.

Monday, November 21, 2022

ECOWAS engages Nigeria's political actors ahead of the 2023 elections - ITREALMS

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission is set to hold a series of training and interactive workshops on dialogue and mediation as tools for preventing and mitigating election-related disputes and violence for political actors and stakeholders in Nigeria.


The workshop, the Commission said is part of its strategic and operational support for the country’s peaceful 2023 General Election.

The workshop series, according to the statement made available to the media on Saturday by the Program Officer, Mediation Directorate of Political Affairs, ECOWAS Commission, Mr. Brown Odigie, is billed to hold in some selected states across the six geo-political zones of the country. It targets the leadership of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) among others and is aimed at strengthening their capacity to prevent and mitigate potential pre- and post-election-related disputes and violence, to ensure peaceful electoral outcomes.

It is also a follow-up to the ECOWAS’ October 23rd-November 12th, 2022 Pre-election Fact-Finding Mission to Nigeria which among others, assessed the level of preparation by relevant stakeholders for the forthcoming general elections while mapping out areas of potential support by ECOWAS.

The Commission explained that the program is being held against the backdrop that electoral contestations have become a major source of conflicts in West Africa, with the potential for violence, triggered or heightened by the high premium on political power and incendiary rhetoric in political discourse.

It is expected that this series of training and interactive workshops will also create opportunities for stakeholders to understand better, the ECOWAS normative principles and frameworks for democracy and good governance, sustain and enhance ECOWAS’ strategic engagement with the political process in Nigeria as well as its commitment and determination to promote dialogue and mediation in resolving electoral disputes and conflicts.

It would be recalled that similar workshops were organized in the lead-up to the 2019 general elections in Nigeria and around the electoral processes of several other Member States.

The training and interactive workshops are being supported with funding from the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark under the Danish Africa Programme for Peace.

The workshop is being organized by the Directorate of Political Affairs (DPA), Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security of the Commission, and will commence a series on the 22nd of November 2022 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Egbin Power bags 2022 Safety Excellence award - ITREALMS

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A prestigious Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) industry award has been bestowed on Egbin Power Plc as the Utility Power Generation Company of the Year at the 2022 Afrisafe HSE Awards, reports ITREALMS.
Afrisafe HSE Awards, ITREALMS gathered, honours outstanding individuals, corporate organizations and laudable initiatives in the safety industry across Africa.

Peter Obi to leverage STEM in governance - ITREALMS

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The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate for the forthcoming general elections, Mr. Peter Obi will leverage Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in governance when elected into office in 2023, reports 
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Speaking to members of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) during the South-Western zonal Editors' Forum in Lagos on Monday, assured his government when elected will optimize technologies with STEM in mind.

Obasanjo's 'Secret' letters to be released by Premium Times' Editor-in-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed - ITREALMS

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The Editor-in-Chief of PREMIUM TIMES, Musikilu Mojeed, will, on 1 December, 2022, release his debut book to the Nigerian public.
Muskilu Mojeed, author of The Letterman

The book, The Letterman: Inside the 'Secret' Letters of former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, published by PREMIUM TIMES Books, will be unveiled at a ceremony in Abuja, after which it will be available in bookshops.

Eshew illicit drugs, NDLEA DG, urges youths - ITREALMS

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The Nigeria youths have been urged to avoid consumption of illicit drug substances in order not to compromise their bright future and jeopardizes their electoral choices, reports 
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Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Brigdier-General Buba Marwa, made this call as the guest speaker at the 10th Anniversary Lecture of Realnews magazine and Publication Limited held at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja-Lagos with the theme: Drug Abuse Among Youths in Africa: Implication for Nigerian Economy and 2023 Elections, last weekend.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Cross is the throne says Fr. Dzungwe - ITREALMS

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Every liturgical year ends with Solemnity of 'Jesu Christi Regis Universorum' Christ the King of the Universe. In which the church celebrates, Christ as King of the universe. It was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925 as a feast but later transformed to a Solemnity by Pope Paul VI. For pastoral reasons the Nigeria church combines it with the solemn procession of Corpus Christi.
To understand better the basis of this celebration, one would ask questions such as:

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Fondant guru, Abimbola advises startups to develop healthy competition - ITREALMS

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Fondant guru and Chief Executive Officer of BbRoyale Confectionery, Lagos, Abimbola Babalola, told ITREALMS' GBEMI OMOTOSO that baking industry begets lots of talents and full of creativity, advising startup to develop healthy competition.

Excerpts:

Fondant guru and Chief Executive Officer of BbRoyale Confectionery, Lagos, Abimbola Babalola

What prompts you into the cake industry?

My passion and love for edibles 'no be from here.'

Friday, November 18, 2022

To Save Nigeria's N500trn insurance industry - ITREALMS

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Last week, I passed by the ever-busy Computer Village and saw shop after shop loaded floor to top with laptops. I thought to myself, what happens if there is an incident, say fire? Do they have insurance? I shuddered to think of the sheer loss.
Elvis Eromasele
Insurance, experts insist, has the potential to transform the economy. The bulk of Nigerians respectfully disagree. This is reflected in the number of people who do not have any form of insurance. To change the story, perhaps, it is time to reform the way insurance is managed in Nigeria.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

How to handle finance in your relationship - ITREALMS

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The love of money right from time has always and will always be an issue. 

Ada who is a telecoms staff, was doing quite well financially and has been taking care of the bills for a few years, while her spouse Ken an engineer survives majorly on contracts, which has not been forthcoming for years apart from little jobs family and friends give him out of pity. Ken still has a bad habit of gambling and buying things on credit which always caused issues between himself and Ada.
Heart's Journey with Ishioma Onah
Another scene is of Modupe and Alabi both well paid professionals earning good money but Alabi had several investments he has not told Modupe about and Modupe also has a habit of buying only designer clothes to wear which most times makes Alabi very upset as she has shown herself to be a heavy spender and never gets to save a penny.

Tinubu to CAN: I'm not religious bigot, won't run my administration on religious bias - ITREALMS

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The Presidential C⁵ndidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has assured the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) that he will not run his administration on the basis of religion if elected President of Nigeria.

Bola Tinubu

Tinubu who met with the CAN leadership in Abuja on Wednesday at an interactive session assured them that the same way his administration did not discriminate against anyone either based on tribe, religion or gender when he was Lagos Governor, he would not start such in office as president.

GOCOP makes case against irresponsible online publishers @media roundtable - ITREALMS

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President of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP), Ms. Maureen Chigbo, has admonished all genuine operators in the media industry to work together to wipe out charlatans masquerading as online publishers.
Maureen Chigbo, President GOCOP
She made the appeal in Lagos, Monday, November 14, at the all-important one-day roundtable attended by chieftains of the media, including members of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria, NPAN; Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria , BON; Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) as well as media-based Non-governmental organisations.

Nigeria: Facts behind tobacco related deaths - ITREALMS

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Remmy Nweke in this report exposed what every adolescent in Nigeria should know about tobacco and its effects as users surge.

Introduction:

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Health Observatory in 2019, listed as one of the risk factors for oral diseases in Nigeria to include the prevalence of current tobacco use at 15 years and above, who use any tobacco product be it smoked and/or smokeless tobacco, on a daily or non-daily basis.
Tobacco smoke is defined as a sooty aerosol produced by the incomplete combustion of tobacco during the smoking of cigarettes and other tobacco products. Temperatures in burning cigarettes range from about 400 °C between puffs to about 900 °C during a puff, according to Wikipedia.

L'Oréal partners KongaHealth, set to launch in Nigeria - ITREALMS

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L’Oréal, the world’s leading beauty company, is set to finally launch in the Nigerian market after an exclusive distribution agreement was signed with KongaHealth, a leading health care distribution company early last week.
Headquartered in Paris, France, L’Oréal would be making a grand entry into Nigeria, with feelers indicating that the brand intends to take leadership of the budding Nigerian market through its newly signed exclusive distributorship deal with KongaHealth, one of the thriving subsidiaries in the Konga e-commerce group.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

AfricaCom 2022: Huawei launches Fintech 2.0 to boost mobile money - ITREALMS

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Huawei has launched an innovative offering called Fintech 2.0, to revolutionize mobile money in Africa, reports ITREALMS.
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This offering is also aimed at increasing financial inclusion and greatly improving the consumer’s digital user experience.

2023 loading: Atiku promises inclusive government of national unity, if elected - ITREALMS

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The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has revealed plans to run an inclusive government of national unity, if elected next year, reports 
ITREALMS.
Atiku Abubakar at Editor's forum in Lagos
Speaking at Editors' Forum hosted by the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) in Lagos on Wednesday, Atiku who commended the guild for making efforts at ensuring that the meeting held, noted that media roles in democratic restoration cannot be over-emphasised.

Pantami, Danbatta, Inuwa, Ikenna-Emeka, Oji and others receive 2022 AfriTECH awards

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The Africa Tech Alliance Forum (AfriTECH) has conferred special honours on Professor Isa Ibrahim Ali (Pantami), Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), reports 
ITREALMS.
L-r: Jude Ozinegbe, Founder and Convener, CyberChain; Chioma Oke-Aguguo (Mrs), Head, NITDA South West Zonal Office, receiving Digital Economy Ambassador award on behalf of DG NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, and Emmanuel Amos, UN World Summit Award National Expert for Nigeria, at AfriTECH Awards 2022.
Other special honourees at the award ceremony held during AfriTECH 2.0 are; Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Director General, National Information Technology Agency (NITDA), Onyinye Ikenna-Emeka, General Manager, Fixed Broadband, MTN Nigeria, and Dr. Ruth Oji, Faculty Member, Institute of Humanities, Pan-Atlantic University (PAU), Lagos.

NCC reassures on transparent 3.5GHz auction in December – ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reassured on the transparency of the forthcoming 3.5Gega Hertz Spectrum Auction in December this year, reports 
ITREALMS.
Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, gave these assurances while speaking to 

ITREALMS on Tuesday, during the Stakeholders’ Consultative Forum on the Draft Information Memorandum for the 3.5GHz Spectrum Action, in Lagos.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

UNWTO Confab: Minister hypes Nigeria as hub for global events - ITREALMS

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the hosting of two international events in quick succession by the Nigerian government is a testament to the increasing readiness, safety and security of Nigerian cities to play host to global events.
The Minister said this on Tuesday at the opening of the UNWTO Global Conference on Linking Tourism, Culture and the Creative Industries, with the theme “Pathways To Recovery and Inclusive Development,” which held at the newly-renovated National Theatre in Lagos.

AfriTECH 2.0: Agada underline factors against startups - ITREALMS

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The immediate past Chief Executive Officer, CWG Plc and founder, Lxzdorelabs, an innovation hub and consultancy focused company, Mr. James Agada, has underlined some factors militating against startup and could lead to premature death, reports 
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James Agada, Immediate Past CEO, CWG and the Founder, Ixzdore Laboratories Limited delivering keynote address at AfriTECH 2.0
Agada, who spoke to the theme: Sustainability and the company of the future, at Africa Tech Alliance Forum (AfriTECH 2.0) held in Lagos on Wednesday, listed the factors to include non-reporting of sales figures, issues around corporate governance, Court or Government interference, and inability to create new business.

Newsdiary Online suffers again cyber attack - ITREALMS

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Newsdiaryonline, an Abuja-based newspaper has once again suffered a major cyber-attack.

The attack in the early hours of Sunday November 13, 2022 which rendered all posts on the site inaccessible was quickly reported by anxious readers across Nigeria.

Monday, November 14, 2022

Bluechip companies support hosting of Realnews 10th anniversary lecture - ITREALMS

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Bluechip companies and organisations are supporting the hosting of the Realnews 10th Anniversary Lecture holding at the Sheraton Hotel Lagos, on Thursday, November 17.
The organisations include Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board, NCDMB, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPCL Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG, FirstBank Nigeria Limited, FBN, and Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).