" ITREALMS: May 2023

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Why Danbatta'll receive NPOM award for outstanding industry contributions - ITREALMS

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Indications have emerged on why the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, will be conferred with the esteemed National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award, among other notable Nigerians, reports 
ITREALMS..
Why Danbatta'll receive NPOM award for outstanding industry contributions - ITREALMS
Confirming this to ITREALMS, the Director General of the National Productivity Center, Dr. Nasir Olaitan Raji-Mustapha, said that Danbatta's exceptional achievements and significant contributions to the development and advancement of the Nigerian telecommunications industry.

Bogoro, ex-ES @TETFUND to deliver penpushing 5th anniversary lecture - ITREALMS

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The former Executive Secretary Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Prof Suleiman Bogoro will deliver the 5th anniversary keynote lecture of Penpushing Media, scheduled to hold July 25, 2023 in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
Bogoro, ex-ES @TETFUND to deliver penpushing 5th anniversary lecture - ITREALMS
A statement issued by the Planning Committee Chairperson, Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi and Sina Adefolahan (Secretary), disclosed that the renowned Development Expert has given his consent to be the guest lecturer.

Olori Afolabi hosts celebrates children on May 27 - ITREALMS

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Estimated 1000 children resident at Apomu and environ were hosted recently by the Queen of Apomu, Olori Janet Afolabi in celebration of the May 27 children day, 2023, reports 
ITREALMS.
Olori Afolabi hosts celebrates children on May 27 - ITREALMS
The children, ITREALMS gathered were at the Alapomu Palace, Apomu, headquarters of Isokan local government area of Osun State.

Olori Afolabi who hosted the children said it was part of her contribution to put smiles on the faces of children who are the inevitable future of the community.

The event began with a march past from 15 primary schools. Thereafter, there were quizzes, cultural dance display and dance competitions.

Winners were presented with prizes. St Barnabas won the first prize Trophy in marching. Sunday Odewale, a pupil of the school won first prize dance competition.

The various activities at the event gave the children a chance to showcase their hidden abilities. They effectively took part in the activities and expressed great enthusiasm.

The children had fun and also went home with books, food, cakes, biscuits and soft drinks.

Among those who attended were Apomu Women Leaders, FRSC officials, Teachers and Youth Corps members.

Uj. N. Dominic/Editor

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Lagos, FirstBank partner on healthcare delivery @Ije-Ododo - ITREALMS

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The Lagos State Government has built and unveiled a new Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in Ije-Ododo Community, Iba Local Council Development Area (LCDA), under the Ojo Council Area of the state, in partnership with First Bank of Nigeria Limited, reports 
ITREALMS.
Lagos, FirstBank partner on healthcare delivery @Ije-Ododo - ITREALMS
The facility, which has been under construction since 2021, ITREALMS gathered, was recently unveiled by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, representatives of the state government, the state Primary Health Care Board, community leaders, as well as traditional rulers of Iba, Ije-Ododo and Ijagemo, among others.

AFRICMIL to Tinubu: Declare your assets now - ITREALMS

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The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) wishes to call on President Bola Tinubu to declare his assets in accordance with Paragraph 11 of Part I of the Fifth Schedule to the Constitution and make it public as a way of committing to the genuine fresh beginning he promised Nigerians. 

AFRICMIL to Tinubu: Declare your assets now - ITREALMS

AFRICMIL in a press statement available to ITREALMS and endorsed by its coordinator, Dr. Chidi Onumah, believes that declaring his assets and making it public would place Mr Tinubu on a much higher moral pedestal than his predecessors who were not on record to have taken any significant action regarding this constitutional obligation.

Sophos: Fake ChatGPT apps scamming users - ITREALMS

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A global leader in innovating and delivering cybersecurity as a service, Sophos, has uncovered multiple apps masquerading as legitimate, ChatGPT-based chatbots to overcharge users and bring in thousands of dollars a month, reports 
ITREALMS.
Sophos: Fake ChatGPT apps scamming users - ITREALMS
This is coming as detailed in Sophos X-Ops' latest report, “’FleeceGPT’ Mobile Apps Target AI-Curious to Rake in Cash,” these apps have popped up in both the Google Play and Apple App Store, and, because the free versions have near-zero functionality and constant ads, they coerce unsuspecting users into signing up for a subscription that can cost hundreds of dollars a year.

Konga mid-year shopping festival kicks off today - ITREALMS

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Konga, Nigeria’s leading composite e-commerce giant, has pledged huge savings and more importantly, same day delivery for shoppers in the second edition of the much-anticipated Mid-Year Shopping Festival.
Widely regarded as the biggest discount sale in the first half of the year, Konga Mid-Year Shopping Festival kicks off formally on Tuesday, May 30 and will run through Friday, June 30, 2023 online at www.konga.com and offline in every Konga store nationwide.

Monday, May 29, 2023

Dokpesi died of gym injury - ITREALMS

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The board and management of Daar Communications Plc has given reason on what led to the death of its founder, High Chief, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi which took place on Monday, May 29, 2023, reports ITREALMS.
Dokpesi died of gym injury - ITREALMS
Late Dr. Dokpesi, according the Group Managing Director, Mr. Tony Akiotu, in a press statement available to ITREALMS has been ill in the last few weeks but was on his way to full recovery.

AIT owner, Dokpesi passes on @71 - ITREALMS

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The death has been announced of High Chief Raymond Aleogho Anthony Dokpesi (Ezomo of Weppa-Wanno Kingdom), aged 71 years, reports ITREALMS.
AIT owner, Dokpesi passes on @71  - ITREALMS
The family of the late, founding chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT), Ray Power and Faaji FM announced his death today, Monday, 29 May 2023.

Wesley Girls to fly Nigeria's flag @Stockholm Junior Water Prize contest - ITREALMS

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The Wesley Girls Senior Secondary School, Yaba, which falls under Education District IV of Lagos State, will be representing Nigeria at the 2023 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition in Sweden.
Wesley Girls to fly Nigeria's flag @Stockholm Junior Water Prize contest - ITREALMS
The competition brings together the world's brightest young scientists to encourage their continued interest in water-related issues.

Sunday, May 28, 2023

National Honours: Governor Adeleke congratulates Aregbesola, Oyetola, Davido, others - ITREALMS

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The Executive Governor of Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke has congratulated former Governors of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, David Adeleke (Davido) and other indigenes of Osun who bagged different national honours awards as conferred by President Muhammadu Buhari, reports 
ITREALMS.
National Honours: Governor Adeleke congratulates Aregbesola, Oyetola, Davido, others - ITREALMS
Spokesperson to the Governor, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, in a press statement available to 
ITREALMS, the Governor noted that the award is a recognition of their noble and immense contributions to the growth and development of Osun state and Nigeria in general.

Wesley Girls to represent Nigeria at Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition - ITREALMS

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The Wesley Girls Senior Secondary School, Yaba, which falls under Education District IV of Lagos State, will be representing Nigeria at the 2023 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition in Sweden.
The competition brings together the world's brightest young scientists to encourage their continued interest in water-related issues.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

NCC unveils COP series for Children's Day 2023 - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has unveiled series of publications on Child Online Protection (COP) to celebrate the 2023 Children's Day, reports ITREALMS.
NCC unveils COP series for Children's Day 2023 - ITREALMS
NCC sources said that the publications is for the attention of the parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, educators, teachers, among other concerned citizens.

May: Editorial independence & shaping future of human rights - ITREALMS

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The importance of shaping the future of human rights within the media, especially on editorial independence, cannot be over-emphasised in a digital era, writes ITREALMS ' REMMY NWEKE.

What about May?

Yes, what about May? It’s no longer news that the month of May globally is recognised yearly within the media space for the upholding of media freedom of expression and invariably, which left most followers this year with some great expectations both from the practitioners and society at large.
May: Editorial independence & shaping future of human rights - ITREALMS
Freedom of the press or freedom of the media, has been posited as the fundamental principle that communication and expression through various media, including printed and electronic media, especially published materials, should be considered a right to be exercised freely.


Editorial independence and press freedom:
An instance is editorial independence which is the freedom of editors to make decisions without interference from the owners of a publication. According to Wikipedia, editorial independence is tested, for instance, when a newspaper runs articles that may be unpopular with its advertising clientele or critical of its ownership.

Experts at BusinessPerspective.org, posited an understanding that “еditorial independence” as full freedom of journals’ editors when making decisions on whether or not to publish, as well as make corrections in the papers or withdraw them; only based on their scientific value and without intervention of the founders and the publisher of journal or newsletter, the authors and their sponsors, any other institutions and persons.” Maintaining also that these institutions or persons cannot affect the timelines of papers’ publication.

With the above, shaping the future of rights, especially human rights have become a source of concern.

But just three days into the month of May, the World Press Freedom was held on Wednesday, of the fourth month of 2023, to celebrate the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek, a statement of press freedom principles issued by African newspaper journalists in 1991. The Declaration was a response to the oppressive media policies of the then Apartheid regime in South Africa.

After the initial Declaration of Windhoek, how has Africa and African media precisely fared?

Digital editor’s travails:
Recently a senior African media practitioner, identified as 'Lekan' narrated how a body of practitioners made a fuss over where an electioneering form dividend should go into.

According to Lekan, he was involved in organising a media-based professional electoral process and based on the constitutional requirement, it must be an online election to accommodate those who may not be immediately physically available, moreso in this digital era.

Being a member of a three-man Election Committee in the month of May, they decided to sale the forms to draw revenue for the association. Unknown to them, that was to create another chapter of albatross and the Executive Committee became interested in the potential revenue and began to interfere in the EC mandate instead of waiting for the Committee to execute their mandates and retire any inflow or even remains from their already approved budget.

Media ownership, political will & transparency:
Due to this pressure because of the token realizable from the form sales, Exco began to give counter orders against the direction of EC and Lekan ended up resigning from the EC to give peace a chance.

As if that was not enough, a few weeks later within the same month of May, Lekan, who used to edit and in fact pioneered an intercontinental newsletter suffered yet another executive interference due to some political interest of Exco of the intercontinental organisation whose newsletter he has pioneered in the past three years rather than allow Lekan a free hand to run the newsletter professionally.

For the newsletter, the leader of the intercontinental group had a member who was elected in a related global body and did not want that featured in the Newsletter due to opposition influence on him, despite that Lekan was the one who personally sourced the story and used same only to discover that the opposition at the "global body" were not happy and the overbearing leader wanted the story pulled down, while Lekan insisted that professionally, their politics in another association even though they were all members of the newsletter organisation should not be allowed to be a motivating factor, which assenting to such a request will spell doom.

To have his professional integrity intact, Lekan, once again decided to step aside.

As said by Lekan, he saw a lot of people especially professionals including in the media who visualise the best of things to happen to their world but don't have the political will to stand up for what they desire, either as an individual or for family sake, aside the political overbearing of media ownership upon the editorial leadership and politicization of editorial content or what some other folks observed as editorial weaponization.

Essence of freedom:
Generally, freedom is very essential as it offers us the right to be ourselves, which assists us to work together after maintaining autonomy. Freedom is quite significant as the opposite is detrimental to our own individual and collective well-being, which is inconsistent with human nature.

2023 theme and fulfillment of human rights:
This brings us to the theme of 2023, which is “Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of expression as a driver for all other human rights.”

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This year, 2023 marks the 30th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day. Yes, three decades have passed since it was proclaimed in 1993, in which we have seen substantial progress towards achieving a free press and freedom of expression around the world. The proliferation of independent media in many countries and the rise of digital technologies have enabled the free flow of information.

However, media freedom, safety of journalists and freedom of expression are increasingly under attack, which impacts the fulfillment of other human rights.

Media Freedom:
Britannica defined media freedom as the freedom of various kinds of media and sources of communication to operate in political and civil society, hence, “Freedom of the media is the fundamental right of various forms of media, including print, radio, television, and online media entities to operate freely in society without government control, restriction, or censorship.

In other words, freedom of the press or freedom of the media is the fundamental principle and do the right things even in a socio-economic situation like professional elections transparently within the media space.

Proliferation of disinformation:
Though the international community faces multiple crises not limited to conflicts and violence, persistent socio-economic inequalities driving migration, environmental crises and challenges to the health and wellbeing of people all around the world. Overtly, disinformation and misinformation online and offline proliferate, with serious impact on the institutions underpinning democracy, the rule of law and human rights.

Centre of discussion:
Therefore, it is to exactly counter these critical situations and threats that press freedom, safety of journalists and access to information have become the centre of discussion nowadays. The right to freedom of expression, enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is a prerequisite and a driver to the enjoyment of all other human rights.

This year’s special 30th anniversary celebration of World Press Freedom Day is, therefore, a call to recharge press freedom, as well as independent, pluralistic, and diverse media, as key to the enjoyment of all other human rights.

The internal workings of media environment depend on professional bodies to ensure entrenchment of what they preach. As they say, you cannot give what you do not have including ‘editorial independence’ if we must shape the future of human rights and especially in the media industry.

Buhari’s toothache and a nation in its death throes - ITREALMS

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General Muhammadu Buhari, retired, will leave office on May 29 after eight uneventful years. We hope it is the last time we hear from a man who rode to power eight years ago promising to end insecurity, strengthen the economy and fight corruption, none of which he achieved. Thankfully, he has vowed not to intervene in our national life and expressed his willingness to disappear to Niger Republic if we request accountability after almost a decade of ruinous leadership.
Buhari’s toothache and a nation in its death throes - ITREALMS
It is a fitting testament to the leadership calamity of the past eight years that Gen. Buhari, retired, was in a London hospital two weeks to the end of his eight-year tenure, this time to treat toothache. He is ending his misrule much the same way he started it. While Gen. Buhari (retd.) has spent the last eight years taking care of himself and his health, he has left the country prostrate; more corrupt, more insecure, and more divided than he met it eight years ago. The only thing that seems to have improved since he became president on May 29, 2015, is his health and his family fortune.

Friday, May 26, 2023

Pantami leads ICT stakeholders to ABoICT Lecture 2023 - ITREALMS

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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), would tomorrow, Saturday, lead Information and Communications Technology (ICT) stakeholders to the 14th Africa’s Beacon of ICT Merit and Leadership Lecture/awards at the Oriental Hotels, Lekki, Lagos as special guest of honour, reports 
ITREALMS.
Pantami leads ICT stakeholders to ABoICT Lecture 2023 - ITREALMS
The event seen as the biggest gathering of ICT stakeholders will be chaired by Engr. Ike Nnamani, group managing director, Medallion Data centre while Prof. Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Mr. Kashifu Inuwa, director general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) will deliver industry regulatory keynote at the event.The theme of this year’s lecture is “Digital Transformation and Cloud Services as New Order.” Cloud services play a critical role in accelerating digital transformation and delivering essential public services.

NITRA elects new Exco, as NUJ chairman urges collaboration - ITREALMS

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The Nigeria Information Technology Reporters’ Association (NITRA) has elected new officials to man its affairs for the next three years in a landmark election conducted through electronic voting (e-Voting) on Thursday, reports ITREALMS.
The election, which was conducted at the newly commissioned Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ) secretariat, was monitored by a delegation led by the Chairman, NUJ Lagos Council, Mr. Adeleye Ajayi, including the Secretary, Mr. Tunde Olalere and Ex-Officio, Mr. Olayide Awosanya.

Cracking Codes: Mastering YouTube Content Strategy for Nigerian Businesses - ITREALMS

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Introduction:
With the widespread popularity of YouTube, businesses worldwide are recognizing the platform's immense potential to engage with audiences and drive growth. In Nigeria, where digital consumption is on the rise, YouTube offers a unique opportunity for businesses to connect with a vast and diverse audience. To harness the full power of YouTube and achieve meaningful results, Nigerian businesses need a comprehensive content strategy tailored to the platform's nuances. In this article, we delve into the intricacies of YouTube content strategy and unveil essential tips and techniques for Nigerian businesses to thrive.
Cracking Codes: Mastering YouTube Content Strategy for Nigerian Businesses  - ITREALMS

Define Your Objectives and Target Audience:

Before embarking on your YouTube content journey, it's crucial to establish clear objectives and identify your target audience. Define the goals you wish to achieve through your YouTube presence, such as brand awareness, lead generation, or customer engagement. Simultaneously, conduct thorough research to understand the demographics, preferences, and behaviors of your target audience in Nigeria. This knowledge will inform your content decisions and enable you to create compelling videos that resonate with your viewers.

N120 Billion USSD Controversy: Time for High-Level Intervention by Elvis Eromosele

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One of my earliest memories of a money fight was one between an alajo (thrift collector) and a borrower. The debtor was screaming at the top of his voice, 'na money I borrow I no kill person.' Then he added a clincher, 'after all Nigeria self dey owe.' 
N120 Billion USSD Controversy: Time for High-Level Intervention by Elvis Eromosele
It took the intervention of the Baba Oloja at that time to resolve the issue. The Baba Oloja's intervention saved the day, prevented a fracas and led to the resolution.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Confirmed! Sodiya to chair 2023 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Africa Forum - ITREALMS

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The President of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Prof. Simon Adesina Sodiya would on June 8, chair the 2023 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Africa forum series on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D), holding at the prestigious Welcome Centre Hotel, MM International Airport Road, Lagos, reports 
ITREALMS.
Confirmed! Sodiya to chair 2023 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Africa Forum - ITREALMS
Confirming this, the Lead Consulting Strategist, DigitalSENSE Africa and Group Executive Editor, 
ITREALMS Media group, Mr. Remmy Nweke, said that Sodiya, professor of Computer Science and Information Security at University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun state, is a seasoned professional to chair the 14th edition of Nigeria DigitalSENSE Africa forum (NDSF) series on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D).

Tinubu bags highest national honour, pledges not to disappoint Nigerians - ITREALMS

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...As PMB honours MKO Abiola

The President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu has promised not to disappoint Nigerians who put their trust in him by electing him their president. 
Tinubu bags highest national honour, pledges not to disappoint Nigerians - ITREALMS
He made assertion on Thursday, during his investiture as Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) - the nation's highest honour-and Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima as Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON), and handing over of transition documents in Abuja.

Global vaccine alliance outlines roadmap to sustainable cholera vaccine supply - ITREALMS

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Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance has published a roadmap outlining critical actions needed to ensure supply of oral cholera vaccine (OCV) is able to meet growing demand from countries.

3 children of same parent found dead in RAV4 - ITREALMS

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Three children of the man identified as Mr. Osondu, have been found dead inside their landlord’s Toyota RAV4 in the Imota area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.
3 children of same parent found dead in RAV4  - ITREALMS
The victims, Uche (three), Marvelous (five) and Lazarus (eight), all children of one Mr Osondu, were said to be playing inside the compound when they entered the jeep and suffocated.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Task Systems names Gozy Ijogun, CEO - ITREALMS

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At 25, armed with a degree in Chemistry from University College, London, a Master of Science degree in Accounting, Organizations and Institutions from the London School of Economics, she altered the digital roadmap of the nation by launching the first structured mobile devices distribution company in Nigeria, TD-Mobile.
Task Systems names Gozy Ijogun, CEO - ITREALMS
Defying all odds, Ijogun delivered a whooping N38bn in her first year with just 7 staff members. At the launch of this ambitious project at Eko Hotel in 2013, which was witnessed by many CEOs from the Banking and Manufacturing sectors and Senior Executives of major mobile device OEMs, Mrs. Gozy Ijogun was clear on her mandate to structure and disrupt the sector.

Dr. Gwandu takes over @NASENI as new EVC/CEO - ITREALMS

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Acclaimed electronic engineer, Dr. Bashir Gwandu has officially assumed work at the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) headquarters at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, on Monday May 22, as the substantive Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO), reports 
ITREALMS
Dr. Gwandu takes over @NASENI as new EVC/CEO - ITREALMS
Confirming this to ITREALMS in a press statement endorsed by the Director, Information & Protocol at NASENI, Mr. Olusegun Ayeoyenikan, said Gwandu’s resumption came in the heels of his appointment as the new EVC/CEO by the outgoing President, General Muhammadu Buhari, retired, who doubles as the Chairman Governing board of NASENI.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

StepCraft Books unveils ‘The Conversation,' addresses family issues - ITREALMS

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StepCraft Books, the publishing arm of StepCraft Nigeria Limited, has unveiled a new book targeted at addressing common issues in family and marital relationships. The conversational master piece is authored by a renowned financial journalist and writer, Oludare Mayowa.
The book, the fourth by the author, explores his proficiency in writing to address major issues afflicting homes and families and how he offers practicable solutions to many of the challenges.

NCC, IXPN thud support for 2023 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Africa Forum

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Foremost telecom regulator on the continent, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) are thudding support for the 2023 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Africa Forum (NDSF) series on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) slated for Thursday, June 8, in Lagos, reports 
ITREALMS.
Disclosing this at the weekend, the Lead Consulting Strategist, DigitalSENSE Africa and Group Executive Editor, 
ITREALMS Media, Mr. Remmy Nweke said that this year’s NDSF comes with the theme "5G: Data Governance, Safety and Security."

Monday, May 22, 2023

ANLC bans importers from opening Form ‘M’ with FirstBank, threatens to petition EFCC, ICPC - ITREALMS

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The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has banned members who are majorly importers and their agents from opening Form 'M' with the FirstBank Plc, reports ITREALMS.
ANLC bans importers from opening Form ‘M’ with FirstBank, threatens to petition EFCC, ICPC - ITREALMS
Form M, which is now electronic as 'e-Form' is a mandatory documentation process put in place by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to monitor goods that are imported into the country as well as enable collection of import duties where applicable.

KongaNow for launch, guarantees same day delivery - ITREALMS

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Konga, Nigeria’s leading composite e-commerce group, after two years of extensive research and test-running, is set to further raise the bar of service delivery in the industry with the launch of KongaNow, guaranteed same day delivery of verified products, for which Konga will take complete responsibility.
KongaNow for launch, guarantees same day delivery - ITREALMS
All you need to do is go to www.Konga.com/konga/now and any product tagged KongaNow must be delivered to the shopper between one to six hours same day, irrespective of the shopper’s location.

Join us @2023 NDSF ... coming loaded only for 5G - ITREALMS

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The 2023 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum, Internet Governance, Development, IG4D, is coming loaded with the theme: 5G: Data Governance, Safety and Security in Nigeria, so join us!
Join us @2023 NDSF ... coming loaded only for 5G - ITREALMS

Exposed! 12 fictitious ‘stakeholders organisation’ supporting NITDA controversial bill - ITREALMS

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Some 12 fictitious stakeholders’ organisations out of the 17 purportedly supporting the controversial Senate Bill for the repeal and enacting of 2023 National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA Act) also known as Senate Bill (SB-1082), are non-existence and not registered even with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), ITREALMS can authoritatively reveal.
Exposed! 12 fictitious ‘stakeholders organisation’ supporting NITDA controversial bill - ITREALMS
ITREALMS also exclusively gathered that these 12 supporting organisations were mischievously conscripted and used to mislead Nigerians and particularly the National Assembly with the notion that the bill has sufficient stakeholders’ endorsement.

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Your child deserves Future of Work @STEAM Fun Fest 2023 - ITREALMS

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A study by McKinsey & Company found that by 2030, up to 800 million jobs worldwide could be displaced by automation and artificial intelligence.
Your child deserves Future of Work @STEAM Fun Fest 2023 - ITREALMS
Jobs in fields such as computer science, engineering, and healthcare are expected to experience the most growth in the coming years. 

Development, progress, advancements vs growth of Nigeria by Tunde Omisola - ITREALMS

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Developmental and progressive occurrences that advances human lives and existence, is not peculiar to Nigeria, also innovations and inventions are necessary to advance generations and there's nothing bad in it however, our peculiar challenge is the loss of values in our story.

Development, progress, advancements vs growth of Nigeria by Tunde Omisola - ITREALMS
Our culture has been trashed and thrown into bins and in it's place we now cultivate foreign or strange cultures, our identities have been traded with hence the strange manner and habits we display today.

St. Obi: Painful exit of a saintly star by Azuh Amatus - ITREALMS

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I still can’t believe that Obinna Nwafor globally known as Saint Obi is dead. In fact, I’m still in tears and shock over his painful and sudden demise.
St. Obi: Painful exit of a saintly star by Azuh Amatus - ITREALMS
Obi, a true and thoroughbred Nollywood giant reportedly died on Sunday, May 7, 2023, after battling a protracted illness in Jos, Plateau State.

Friday, May 19, 2023

Sesan calls out NASS on heinous NITDA bill 2023, alleges falsehood in Oseni report - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian first-ever Information Technology Youth Ambassador and Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative, Mr. Gbenga Sesan has called out the National Assembly Senate Committee on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Cyber Security over false claims of stakeholders’ support for the proposed National IT Development Agency (NITDA) Repeal and Enactment Bill (SB 1082, reports 
ITREALMS.
Sesan calls out NASS on heinous NITDA bill 2023, alleges falsehood in Oseni report - ITREALMS
Reacting to the recent report by the Senate Committee that 17 organisations submitted memoranda in support of the Bill while 14 opposed and used that argument to justify its request to the Senate to proceed with the third reading and passage of the controversial bill, Mr. Sesan these claims were not near the truth and fact of the matter.

FG partners Canadian firm, Ethnomet to launch NigComHealth - ITRALMS


The Federal Government of Nigeria via the Nigeria Communications Satellite Ltd (NigComSat) in partnership with Ethnomet, a Canadian leading firm in healthcare technology has launched NigComHealth, reports ITREALMS.
FG partners Canadian firm, Ethnomet to launch NigComHealth - ITRALMS
NigCimHealth, ITREALMS gathered is a telemedicine platform that allows millions of beneficiaries to have access to quality healthcare in the country.

Protecting assets in remote-first and potentially hostile world - ITREALMS

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I live in a city center and the lunch hour certainly isn’t like it once was. While some people have returned to working in an office, it seems that the majority have not. Looking back, the pandemic will have been a turning point for many things around the world, and the rhythms of office-centered worklife will be something that will never return to the old ways.
*Contributed by Chester Wizniewski, Field CTO Applied Research at Sophos
With this increased flexibility employees are not just working from home behind consumer-grade Wi-Fi routers; they are also spending part of the day at the park or coffee shop, or perhaps even having a “working holiday.” Those in charge of protecting enterprise assets have to assume these endpoints are always in hostile territory.

Chief Chef @Adorable Diadem urges colleagues to pay attention to social media - ITREALMS

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A Computer Science graduate from Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Adebanjo Oluwagbenga turned Chief Chef of Adorable Diadem Empire, Lagos, told ITREALMS' GBEMI OMOTOSO how he is his passion excites him, and urged colleagues to pay attention to social media.

Chief Chef @Adorable Diadem urges colleagues to pay attention to social media - ITREALMS

How did you get into the baking industry?

It began with a passion back then in 2008, then I watched my Aunt baked daily because she runs fast food as at then. It wasn't that she sat me down to teach me, but I derived pleasure in baking each time I saw her working; I think creativity triggered my spirit into baking.

Whichway Nigeria's manufacturing industry by Elvis Eromosele - ITREALMS

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The manufacturing industry is crucial to a nation's economy. It plays a significant role in generating employment, increasing productivity, and driving economic growth. In Nigeria, the manufacturing industry is a critical sector that contributes significantly to the country's gross domestic product (GDP) through job creation, wealth creation, and increased tax revenue for the government.
Saving Nigeria's manufacturing industry by Elvis Eromosele - ITREALMS
It has equally been identified as a key sector in the nation's quest for diversification away from oil dependency. It can enable a country to reduce its reliance on imports, improve its trade balance, and increase its overall competitiveness. Manufacturing is almost all things good.

Nigeria: May our renewed hope not become renewed captivity - ITREALMS

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Forces that have kept Nigeria in chains are stronger than the Prince of Persia that withheld Daniel's answers for 21 days.
Nigeria: May our renewed hope not become renewed captivity - ITREALMS
Tell me how else to describe the frustration faced by candidates who seek redress in court after INEC had declared winners in an election fraught with bare-faced irregularities and deliberate manipulations?

Loan trap: World Bank accused of setting Nigeria up with $800m funding - ITREALMS

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The World Bank Country office in Nigeria has been accused of engaging on practices considered illegal under Nigeria’s legal regime, in relation to borrowing and loan indebtedness worth $800m, about ₦368,615,712,800.00, reports 
ITREALMS.
Loan trap: World Bank accused of setting Nigeria up with $800m funding - ITREALMS
Leading in the accusation, the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Center) said the Bank in its engagement with some Civil Society Organizations regarding the planned $800 million loan to the Nigerian Government though is subject to the approval of the National Assembly of Nigeria before its disbursement will take effect.

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Ranganath, to keynote @ABoICT Lecture 2023 - ITREALMS

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The CommunicationsWeek Media Limited, a certified global ICT company with over two million online subscribers, is delighted and proud to announce Dr Krishnan Ranganath, Regional Director, Africa Data Centres FZE Nigeria as the keynote speaker at Africa’s Beacon of ICT Merit and Leadership Distinguished Lecture series.
Ranganath, to keynote @ABoICT Lecture 2023 - ITREALMS
Ranganath, will be speaking on the theme “Digital Transformation and Cloud Services as New Order.” Cloud services play a critical role in accelerating digital transformation and delivering essential public services.

Anambra: Soludo condoles US Embassy over killing of staff, says 'unaware of humanitarian mission' - ITREALMS

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The Anambra State, the Governor, Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo, has expressed deep condolences to the bereaved families and organisations, particularly the US Embassy, over the death of their staff and policemen who were attacked by gunmen along Atani-Osamala Road, Ogbaru Local Government Area on Tuesday, 16th May 2023, reports ITREALMS.
Anambra: Soludo condoles US Embassy over killing of staff, says 'unaware of humanitarian mission'  - ITREALMS
A press statement by the Press Secretary to the Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Christian Aburime, informed ITREALMS that the government and people of Anambra State were saddened by the killings of US Embassy staff, lamenting bypassing of existing security architecture, insisting that the state government was unaware of the 'humanitarian mission' of the visiting team.

WTISD'23: ITU, empowering least developed countries via ICTs - ITREALMS

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The 2023 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is focusing on “Empowering the least developed countries through information and communication technologies,” reports ITREALMS.
WTISD'23: ITU, empowering least developed countries via ICTs - ITREALMS
Commemorated globally on 17 May, which coincides with the day ITU was founded, just as the United Nations agency called on the public and private sectors to make pledges for universal connectivity and digital transformation in these countries through its Partner2Connect Digital Coalition.

First Methodist prelate, Sunday Mbang is dead - ITREALMS

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The first Prelate, Methodist Church Nigeria, and a former President of the World Methodist Council, His Eminence, Dr. Sunday Coffie Mbang, CON has passed on to glory on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, reports 
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First Methodist prelate, Sunday Mbang is dead - ITREALMS

Mbang whose death occurred at the age of 86 passed on at the early hours on Tuesday after a brief illness.

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Reprieve for UNILAG student, Aminat, who lives in swampy, flooded apartment+video - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news! Reprieve is on the way for the 300-level University of Lagos (UNILAG) undergraduate...