" ITREALMS: January 2024

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Explosion: Makinde signs Executive Order on safe handling of harmful substances - ITREALMS

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The Oyo State governor, 'Seyi Makinde, has signed Executive Order 001 of 2024 on the safe handling of harmful substances, reports ITREALMS.
Explosion: Makinde signs order on safe handling of harmful substances - ITREALMS
Signing the order at the Governor's Office, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, Gov. Makinde said: “We are signing the Executive Order 001 of 2024, and this is on the safe-handling and storage of harmful substances within Oyo State.

International decade for data wanted or risk breaking into AI ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots - ITREALMS

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The world needs an International Decade for Data–or risk splintering into AI ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots,’ UN researchers warn.
International Decade for Data wanted or risk splitting into AI ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots - ITREALMS
The rapid rise in data-driven technologies is shaping how many of us live–from biometric data collected by our smartwatches, artificial intelligence (AI) tools and models changing how we work, to social media algorithms that seem to know more about our content preferences than we do. Greater amounts of data are affecting all aspects of our lives, and indeed, society at large.

Tracking solutions: 12.5m devices used in 2022 - ITREALMS

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According to a new research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of active consumer asset tracking devices in Europe and North America reached 12.5 million at the end of 2022. Growing at a CAGR of 18.4 percent the number of units in active use is estimated to reach 29.2 million units by the end of 2027. 
12.5m tracking devices used @EU in 2022 - ITREALMS
The market value is during the same period forecasted to grow from € 1.6 billion in 2022 to € 3.8 billion in 2027. Consumer asset tracking solutions utilizing wireless wide area networks such as cellular, satellite, LoRa or Sigfox can be divided into four main categories based on asset type – family and child tracking, pet tracking, vehicle tracking and general asset tracking. The vehicle category can be further divided into cars; motorcycles and mopeds; bicycles; caravans and motor caravans; leisure boats; and other consumer vehicles including ATVs and snowmobiles. The general asset tracking segment includes any type of asset, such as bags and luggage, keys, wallets, clothes, electronics, tools and sports equipment.

Experience Divine Transformations @The Healing School Online confab - ITREALMS

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Nowadays, individuals and nations alike are grappling with pain, disillusionment, and afflictions, it is clear that divine intervention and healing are needed now more than ever. The Scriptures, without a doubt, affirm the tremendous potency of the heartfelt prayers of a passionate child of God.
Experience Divine Transformations @The Healing School Online confab - ITREALMS
Mark your calendars; the highly anticipated Healing School Online Prayer Conference is finally here and will take place from Friday the 2nd - Saturday 3rd February 2024. For 24 hours, the earth will once again become the epicenter of the glorious saving power of God as billions of saints unite to make tremendous power available for the nations and the Live Healing Services with Pastor Chris, regardless of denomination, tribe or class.

Telecoms indicators: Nigeria witnesses steady rise in active voice, Internet subscriptions - ITREALMS

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Nigeria has witnessed a steady increase in active voice and internet subscriptions, including a drop in teledensity as contained in the latest telecommunications statistical indicators released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), which have been adjusted to reflect the latest population growth figures and align with international best practices.
Telecoms indicators: Nigeria witnesses steady rise in active voice, Internet subscriptions - ITREALMS
The adjustment which is reflected in the telecom industry statistical reports of September, October, and November 2023 published on the Commission’s website, was predicated upon the Nigerian Population Commission (NPC)’s projection of Nigeria’s population at 216,783,381, as of 2022, replacing the previously used 2017 projection of 190 million people.

Insecurity: Increase security personnel @Ekiti State, Obas tell FG - ITREALMS

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The Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers has called on the Federal Government (FG) to deploy more security personnel to Ekiti in order to beef up security in the state, reports ITREALMS.
Insecurity: Increase security personnel @Ekiti State, Obas tell FG - ITREALMS
The traditional rulers who stated that the state is under-policed also demanded that the State Government should empower them with adequate resources to police and secure their respective domains to compliment the efforts of the security agencies.

ECOWAS Women Entrepreneurs appoint Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji as media consultant - ITREALMS

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The ECOWAS Federation of Business Women and Entrepreneurs (FeBWE) Nigeria has appointed  founder of Penpushing Media Organisation as Media Consultant following his  remarkable contributions to the field of journalism and demonstrated passion for promoting gender equality and economic empowerment.
ECOWAS Women Entrepreneurs appoint Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji as media consultant - ITREALMS
This was contained a letter signed by National President of the body Princess Omotola Omole titled, ’Appointment as Official Media Partner’, stating that the ECOWAS Federation of Business Women and Entrepreneurs is delighted to have the media founder on board.

Centre LSD hosts stakeholder validation meeting @2024-2028 - ITREALMS

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The African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) is set to host a Stakeholder Validation Meeting for its meticulously crafted organizational Strategy Plan spanning 2024-2028, Wednesday January 31, 2024 in Abuja.

In a statement released by Mr. Itia Otabor, Centre LSD's Director of Strategy, it was emphasized that the Stakeholder Validation Meeting aims to provide a platform for key stakeholders to familiarize themselves with the Strategy Plan and present their comments and inputs. Otabor affirms that the primary goal of this Strategy Plan is to chart a strategic course for Centre LSD, positioning the organization to seize opportunities and develop a playbook for successful engagements.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Digital Rights: CIPESA to unveil 10 African champions - ITREALMS

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All is now set for the Uganda-based Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) to unveil, tomorrow, January 31, 2024, its latest report on 10 digital rights experts across the continent of Africa, reports 
ITREALMS.
Digital Rights: CIPESA to unveil 10 African champions - ITREALMS
CIPESA also said that the champions topped list of those who have played pivotal role in shaping the continent’s digital and Internet freedom advocacy landscape over the past 10 years.

Titled “A Decade of Internet Freedom in Africa: Reflections and Insights from 10 Change Makers,” the report launch will take place on January 31, 2024, via a webinar structured as a “Town Hall” discussion, where the featured experts will delve into their insights and reflections on the current state of digital rights in Africa. 



The focus will be on key lessons learned and considerations for the next decade in digital rights activities. According to CIPESA, this initiative aims to continue inspiring and informing efforts towards achieving greater internet freedom in Africa.

Dr. Wairagala Wakabi, the Executive Director of CIPESA, describes this report as a special edition commemorating the 10th anniversary of the State of Internet Freedom in Africa (SIFA) report and the annual convening of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica). The goal is to share the reflections, insights, and perspectives of the featured experts, contributing to the ongoing pursuit of enhanced internet freedom in Africa.

ITREALMS gathered that some experts featured in the report include individuals such as Mr. Gbenga Sessan, the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative; Mr. Arthur Gwagwa, a Research Scholar at Utrecht University in The Netherlands; Mr. Edetaen Ojo, the Executive Director of Media Rights Agenda (MRA); Ms Emilar Gandhi, the Head of Stakeholder Engagement and Global Strategic Policy Initiatives at Meta (formerly known as Facebook); and Dr. Grace Githaiga, the Chief Executive Officer and Convenor of Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet).

In his foreword to the report, Dr. Wakabi emphasizes the challenges Africa has faced in achieving internet freedom, including state censorship, internet shutdowns, surveillance, and the use of repressive laws. He notes the persistent digital divide, highlighting limited internet access, poor infrastructure, high connectivity costs, and low digital literacy levels as ongoing obstacles.
Dr. Wairagala Wakabi, Executive Director, CIPESA
Dr. Wakabi acknowledged the evolving threats to internet freedom, such as disinformation, information manipulation, and cyber-attacks, potentially fueled by artificial intelligence. 

ITREALMS gathered that the report sought to address these challenges by presenting insights and reflections from the featured experts, providing valuable perspectives for shaping the future of internet freedom in Africa.

Dr. Wakabi called for inclusive advocacy efforts, urging individuals to join the path illuminated by these changemakers. 
He, therefore, called for a more free, secure, and open internet in Africa to ensure that more people connect, no one is left behind, and no voices are silenced.

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Nokia to offload shares in TD Tech - ITREALMS

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Finnish telco giant, Nokia Corporation is set to offload its stake in TD Tech, a China-based joint venture with Huawei, citing concerns about increasing US-China tensions, reports ITREALMS.
Nokia to offload shares in TD Tech - ITREALMS
Nokia Corporation is a Finnish multinational telecommunications, information technology, and consumer electronics corporation, established in 1865. Nokia's main headquarters are in Espoo, Finland.

NNPC woos South Korean investors for gas projects - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) has held talks with a South Korean consortium led by Daewoo E & C on the development of gas projects in Nigeria.
NNPC woos South Korean investors for gas projects - ITREALMS
The discussions which held in Seoul, South Korea, yesterday were aimed at deepening NNPC Ltd.’s drive to tap into the nation’s vast gas resources to be a supplier of clean and affordable energy to the global market.

Robotics Summit & Expo'24: Agility Robotics, Amazon, Disney, Teradyne lineup - ITREALMS

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The Robotics Summit & Expo, produced by the Robot Report and parent company WTWH Media, has unveiled some of the keynote speakers for the May 1-2 event at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, reports ITREALMS.
Robotics Summit & Expo'24: Agility Robotics, Amazon, Disney, Teradyne lineup - ITREALMS
This is coming as registration for the Robotics Summit is now opened. 

FX backlog: CBN settles all verified claims by airlines - ITREALMS

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... Doles out additional $64.44m

In fulfillment of its earlier pledge to clear the backlog of foreign exchange owed foreign airlines in the country, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has settled payment of all verified claims by airlines with an additional $64.44 million to the concerned airlines, reports 
ITREALMS.
FX backlog: CBN advances payment of all verified claims by airlines - ITREALMS
In a press statement available to ITREALMS, the Acting Director of Corporate Communications at the CBN, Mrs. Hakama Sidi Ali, confirmed that the latest amount paid to the airlines brought the total verified amount paid to that sector to $136.73 million.

Unbeatable discounts await shoppers @Konga monthly live auction - ITREALMS

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The e-commerce group you trust, Konga, renowned for its commitment to customer satisfaction and unmatched discounts, is set to delight shoppers with its highly anticipated Live Auction at 2pm on the 5th of February, 2024, and subsequently on the first Monday of every month. This event marks Konga's dedication to providing customers with incredible discounts on a wide range of products.
Unbeatable discounts await shoppers @Konga monthly live auction - ITREALMS
The Live Auction is not new to Konga-savvy shoppers. Previous editions have witnessed immense enthusiasm, with hundreds participating in exciting bids for amazing deals on everything from everyday essentials like L'Oreal cosmetics to coveted gadgets such as Apple iPhones, Samsung devices, Haier Thermocool and iTec Power products. The overwhelming demand from customers for this unique shopping experience has prompted Konga to make the Live Auction a permanent fixture in its monthly calendar.

Giving ancient Nubians a voice: Chance find fulfils 110-year mission - ITREALMS

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A biomedical Egyptologist from The University of Manchester has fulfilled the mission of an illustrious Manchester anatomist from 1910, having by chance found his unique anatomical record of how ancient Nubians lived – and died - in Southern Egypt.
Giving ancient Nubians a voice: Chance find fulfils 110-year mission - ITREALMS
Dr Jenny Metcalfe from the University’s KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology found the recording cards, thought to have been lost in World War Two, from one of the first ever excavations in Lower Nubia tucked away in a University of Cambridge archive.

Tribute to excellence: Celebrating Senator Aminu Waziri Tambuwal @58 - ITREALMS

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In the tapestry of leadership, few figures emerge whose contributions transcend time, leaving an indelible mark on the canvas of history. One such luminary is Senator Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR, (Matawallen Sokoto) a beacon of transformative governance and a statesman par excellence.
Tribute to excellence: Celebrating Senator Aminu Waziri Tambuwal @58 - ITREALMS
As we celebrate his 58th birthday, it is with profound respect and admiration that I pay tribute to a leader whose visionary approach has reshaped the landscape of Sokoto State and inspired the nation as a whole.

Monday, January 29, 2024

Hadiza Bala Usman to lead speakers @JoinBodi Exhibition Fair'24 - ITREALMS

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Former Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has been confirmed to lead speakers to the 2024 Joinbodi Exhibition Fair, reports ITREALMS.
Disclosing this, the office of the National Coordinator, Open Alliance Nigeria, revealed that Hadiza Bala Usman has confirmed as the keynote speaker at the event scheduled for Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at the Main Hall, Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation (SMYF) Centre, Abuja.

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Ejigbo Killings: Governor Adeleke mourns Adeoriokin, orders probe - ITREALMS

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Governor Ademola Adeleke is mourning the killing of Dr Richard Adeoriokin and the subsequent mobbing of his killer in Ejigbo, Osun State, reports ITREALMS.
Ejigbo Killings: Governor Adeleke mourns Adeoriokin, orders probe - ITREALMS
The governor also ordered immediate investigation into the killing and counter-killing at Ejigbo during the 50 years coronation celebration of the Ogiyan of Ejigbo, HRM Oba Omowonuola Oyeyode Oyeyosin.

Customs Area 11 Command Onne marks International Customs Day, hits 313bn revenue - ITREALMS

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The Nigeria Customs Service, Area II Command, Onne Port, Rivers State has joined Customs formations all over the World to mark the 2024, International Customs Day.
Customs Area 11 Command Onne marks International Customs Day, hits 313bn revenue - ITREALMS
Speaking at the event, weekend in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Baba Imam stated that the theme for the year 2024, "Customs Engaging Traditional and New Partners with Purpose" was chosen to highlight the importance of collaboration and cooperation between customs administrations, International organizations, private sector entities and other stakeholders.

Akpabio charges Super Eagles to conquer Africa @AFCON- ITREALMS

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The President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has applauded the Super Eagles of Nigeria for beating the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon to qualify for the quarter finals of the ongoing Total Energies CAF African Cup of Nations, reports ITREALMS.
Akpabio charges Super Eagles to conquer Africa @AFCON- ITREALMS
Akpabio, in a congratulatory message to the Nigerian team signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Hon. Eseme Eyiboh said with the Saturday's triumph over Cameroon, the Super Eagles have proven they have the wherewithal to beat any team in Africa. The resourcefulness and industry of the Super Eagles from Godswill Akpabio International Stadium (Nest of Champions) in Uyo to Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan is never in doubt.

Lagos Motor Show to debut with exotic, classic, vintage cars - ITREALMS

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The Lagos Motor Show (LSM), is set to debut in the commercial city with exotic, classic and vintage along with motorcycles this February, reports ITREALMS.

Lagos Motor Show to debut with exotic, classic, vintage cars - ITREALMS
LSM is coming to town in conjunction with Classic Cars Collector of Nigeria, 'Work and Play', a leading Motor Sport and recreation company.

Transparency: EITI rates NNPC high in global assessment - ITREALMS

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The global transparency body, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), has scored the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) very high in its latest global assessment, reports ITREALMS.
Transparency: EITI rates NNPC high in global assessment - ITREALMS
Confirming this in a press statement available to ITREALMS, the Chief Corporate Communications Officer, NNPC Limited, Mr. Olufemi Soneye quoted EITI’s Deputy Executive Director, Mr. Bady Baldé, saying he made this disclosure during a visit by an EITI delegation to the Group Chief Executive Officer of the NNPC Ltd, Mr Mele Kyari, in Abuja on last Thursday.

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Harassment: Osun Govt apologizes to NUJ - ITREALMS

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The Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor, Mallam Olawale Rasheed has tendered unreserved apologies to the Ogun State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) for the reported unruly conduct of some security men at the Joga-Orile chieftaincy event.
Harassment: Osun Govt apologizes to NUJ - ITREALMS
On behalf of the State Governor, I apologize to the Ogun State Secretary of the NUJ and any other journalist who may have been affected by the incident.

Friday, January 26, 2024

Gov. Adeleke appoints Ayanda provost, Ila College of Education - ITREALMS

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Finally, Governor Ademola Adeleke has approved the appointment of Dr Jimoh Lasisi Ayanda as the acting Provost of the Osun State College of Education, Ila Orangun.
The appointment was sequel to the suspension of Prof Jimoh Atanda Afolabi as Provost on grounds of financial impropriety, concealment of official information/ records; and failure to update the Governing Council on the important issues of the College.

PwC’s Economic Outlook: Seven trends to shape Nigeria’s economy in 2024 - ITREALMS

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Leading professional services firm, PwC Nigeria, has released its latest Nigeria Economic Outlook, highlighting the seven key trends that will shape the nation's economic trajectory in 2024, reports ITREALMS.
PwC’s report projected a marginal decline in inflation and 3.1% rise in GDP, and notes that achieving sustainable growth in 2024 requires balancing ambitious fiscal reforms with effective budget implementation. It also stresses the importance of aligning fiscal and monetary policy to stabilise prices and reach target goals.

Defaming MFM Church, Dr DK Olukoya: U.S. court slams $50,000 damages on Funke Ashekun - ITREALMS

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A Baltimore County Circuit Court in the United States of America, presided over by Theresa Adams, has slammed a record $50,000 damages on a US-based Nigerian blogger, Funke Ashekun.
Defaming MFM Church, Dr DK Olukoya: U.S. court slams $50,000 damages on Funke Ashekun - ITREALMS
Collins Edomaruse, media aide to Dr. Olukoya, said in a statement on Thursday that the damages were slammed on Ashekun for defaming Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) and its General Overseer, Dr. Daniel Olukoya.

Anambra clinches 4 technology awards @NCCIDE'24 - ITREALMS

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Anambra State has clitched four out of all the awards at the just concluded 2024 National Council on Communication, Innovation and Digital Economy (NCCIDE) meeting held in Kano, reports ITREALMS.
Anambra clinches 4 technology awards @NCCIDE'24 - ITREALMS
The four awards bagged by Anambra comprised being the overall winner as the 'Best State in Digital Technology Development,' first position 'Best State in Digital Infrastructure Technology Development', first runner-up in 'e-Government Implementation', and first
runner-up in 'Digital Technology Human Capital Development.'

Anambra shines @11th NCCIDE in Kano - ITREALMS

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The Anambra State Government shined at the 2024 National Council on Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy (NCCIDE) in Kano, reports ITREALMS.

Anambra shines @11th NCCIDE in Kano - ITREALMS
The session which is 11th General Meeting of the council saw Anambra delegation led the Managing Director and Chief ExecutiveOfficer (MD/CEO) of the State ICT Agency, Mr. Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata, participated actively.

Eighth global farmers' forum goes to Italy - ITREALMS

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The Farmers’ Forum is a bottom-up dialogue on rural development and poverty reduction between farmers’ organizations, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and governments and has been scheduled for February 12 through 13, 2024 in Italy, reports ITREALMS.
Eighth global farmers' forum goes to Italy - ITREALMS
The Forum guides IFAD operations and identifies opportunities for partnerships.

Interswitch seals deal with Multipay Congo for DRC - ITREALMS

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One of the Africa’s leading integrated payments and digital commerce companies operating in over 14 countries in the continent, the Interswitch Limited and Multipay Congo, a leading integrated payments service provider in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), have joined forces to enhance the payments ecosystem in the DRC, reports ITREALMS.
Interswitch seals deal with Multipay Congo for DRC - ITREALMS
The partnership, which is a response to the rapidly evolving and expanding demands of the DRC market, will enable Multipay Congo to leverage Interswitch’s technology and expertise to deliver innovative and secure digital payment solutions to the Congolese market, supporting financial inclusion, driving digital transformation, and boosting economic growth in the country.

NCC: Time to ease consumer pain via unraveling data expiry dilemma by Elvis Eromosele - ITREALMS

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In recent years, the telecommunications landscape in Nigeria has witnessed exponential growth, with an increasing number of users relying on data services for communication and connectivity. Data service has become a tremendously successful market segment for telcos.
NCC: Time to ease consumer pain via unraveling data expiry dilemma by Elvis Eromosele - ITREALMS
In Q3 2023, Nigeria's top mobile network operators, MTN and Airtel, collectively generated N403.2 billion from data services. MTN, the country's largest telecom operator, saw a 38.9 per cent increase, reaching N279.5 billion in data revenue compared to N201.1 billion in the same period the previous year. Airtel Nigeria experienced a 29.3 per cent growth, reporting N123.7 billion in data subscriptions for the quarter ending September 2023. Both telecom giants attribute this surge to heightened data consumption by their customers.

Education: A path to peaceful future - ITREALMS

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Education has been severally defined but the fundamental seems to come from the Oxford dictionary, which says that it is "the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university and could be an enlightening experience.”

Education: A path to peaceful future - ITREALMS
For professionals at open source encyclopedia, Wikipedia, "Education is the transmission of knowledge, skills, and character traits and comes in many forms. Formal education happens in a complex institutional framework, like public schools."

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Gas Pipeline: FG, Morocco expedite talk on project - ITREALMS

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In a bid to fast-track the process of achieving the Final Investment Decision (FID) on the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline, the Federal Government has intensified discussions with the Kingdom of Morocco.
Gas Pipeline: FG, Morocco expedite talk on project - ITREALMS
The discussion which held on Wednesday, 24th January, 2024, on the side-lines of a meeting between the Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Gas), Hon. Ekperikpe Ekpo, and the Moroccan Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, Ms. Leila Benali, was anchored by the NNPC Ltd.’s Executive Vice President, Gas, Power & New Energy, Mr. Olalekan Ogunleye, and the Director General of the Morocco National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines (ONHYM), Mme Amina Benkhadra.

Meta offers new protections for Teens on Facebook, Instagram - ITREALMS

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As part of efforts at improving Child Online Protection, the Meta Platforms, has introduced new guidelines to give the Teens more age-appropriate experiences, reports 
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Some of the takeaways in the new offering for teens include the ability to hide more types of content for teens on both Instagram and Facebook.

US-Nigeria to launch blue economy hackathon - ITREALMS

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The United States Consulate in Nigeria is partnering with the Federal Government (FG) to launch the Nigerian Marine and Blue Economy initiative, reports ITREALMS.
US-Nigeria to launch blue economy hackathon - ITREALMS
The project, is a hackathon, according to the US Secretary of State, Mr. Antony J. Blinken at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the American Corner in Lekki-Lagos on Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Research reveals education’s potential in reducing violence, advancing peace - ITREALMS

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Latest research by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), and the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP), have revealed that education has the potential to reduce violence and advance peace at all levels of the society, reports ITREALMS.
Research reveals education’s potential in reducing violence, advancing peace - ITREALMS
GPE in the new research provided compelling evidence of the strong relationship between education and peace.

Police promotion galore: PSC moves 1898 officers up - ITREALMS

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"Galadanci DIG, Longe, Garba, Abass, Adeniyi, Asabi, Okoro, Chuku, Nagoyo others Now AIGs -Ogunlowo, Opara, Musa, Jimoh, Akpanudom, Dung, Ayilara, Uka, others CPs; Aniedy Udoh, Badmos , Ahmadu, Eruogu, Igometi , Chinna Joe-Iruobe others now ACPs"
Police promotion galore: PSC moves 1898 officers up - ITREALMS
It was a promotion galore as the Police Service Commission (PSC) on Tuesday, January 23rd 2024 approved the appointment of AIG Dasuki Galadanci, AIG in-charge of Zone 12 Bauchi as a Deputy Inspector General of Police to represent the North West geopolitical zone of the country.

Bodija explosion: 'We'll come out stronger' - ITREALMS

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The Oyo State governor, 'Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday, declared that the state and the people affected in the January 16, 2024 explosion in Bodija, Ibadan, will come out stronger, as the government has been working out a long-term solution to the challenges posed by the incident.
Bodija explosion: 'We'll come out stronger' - ITREALMS
The governor stated that the government has been battling with the fallout of the incident, including providing medical attention to casualties, giving temporary accommodation to victims and dealing with the security aspect of the incident.

Meta Platforms outlines new rules of engagement for EU users - ITREALMS

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The Meta Platforms has revealed new outlines on how to comply with the European Union (EU) Digital Markets Act (DMA) for users of its services in the region, reports ITREALMS.
Meta Platforms outlines new rules of engagement for EU users - ITREALMS

This, Meta disclosed to include offering Facebook and Instagram users more choices on how they could manage their services jointly or independently.

Adeleke doles out N1bn revolving loan to cooperative movement - ITREALMS

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Governor Ademola Adeleke has doled out the sum of N1bn as revolving loan to the Cooperative Movement reform, reports ITREALMS.
Adeleke doles out N1bn revolving loan to cooperative movement - ITREALMS

Disclosing this in an event, Governor Adeleke informed members of the cooperative of the approval while promising to do more.

Zadara-TouchNet, 251 Telecom in partnership for cloud, digital transformation - ITREALMS

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A leading global provider of enterprise storage-as-a-service solutions, Zadara-TouchNet, has joined forces with 251 Telecom, a prominent player in the Ethiopian telecommunications sector, to spearhead cloud and digital transformation initiatives in the region, reports ITREALMS.
Zadara-TouchNet, 251 Telecom in partnership for cloud, digital transformation - ITREALMS
This collaboration, ITREALMS gathered signifies a pivotal moment for Ethiopia to align with the nation's vision for robust data infrastructure and digital sovereignty.

Ibadan book club unveils 'Oyo Reads,' targets mini libraries - ITREALMS

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In a determined effort to foster a robust reading culture within Oyo State and its surrounding communities, the Ibadan Book Club, a distinguished affiliate of the Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW) has unveiled its groundbreaking reading initiative, "Oyo Reads." This innovative project is designed to invigorate and amplify the literary landscape of Oyo State by establishing mini community libraries across various corners of the state.
Ibadan book club unveils 'Oyo Reads,' targets mini libraries - ITREALMS

Founder of the Ibadan Book Club, Wole Adedoyin, emphasized the club's commitment to promoting literacy and education within the region. "Oyo Reads is not just a project; it is a movement to ignite a passion for reading among the residents of Oyo State. We believe that fostering a culture of reading is pivotal for individual growth, community development, and societal progress," stated Adedoyin in a press statement.

‘Tinubu The Audacity To Hope’ hits bookstores - ITREALMS

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As President Bola Tinubu goes about tackling the monumental problems facing Nigeria in an unconventional fashion, the first book about him ‘Tinubu The Audacity To Hope’ which envisaged the great challenges he would face along with the accompanying hardship and practical solutions has been authored by Segun Adeleye, the President/CEO of World Stage Limited.
‘Tinubu The Audacity To Hope’ hits bookstores - ITREALMS
Ahead of the public presentation, the book with foreword written by Chief (Dr.) Reuben F. Fasoranti, Leader of pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has been introduced into bookstores around the world through Amazon.

Tinubu'll not support looting - ITREALMS

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The Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has responded to a recent reaction by Osun APC to the state government white paper report, asserting that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will not support looting of public assets, reports ITREALMS.
Tinubu'll not support looting - ITREALMS
Spokesperson to the governor, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, quoted Adeleke in a press statement available to ITREALMS as saying that the President has always commended him for cleaning the mess he met in Osun while also emphasizing that President Tinubu abhors looting of public assets.

DNSSEC & IPv6: Czech restarts implementation – ITREALMS

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The government of the Czech Republic has restarted the implementation of the Domain Name System Security Extension (DNSSEC) and Internet Protocol version Six (IPv6) in public administration, reports ITREALMS.
DNSSEC & IPv6: Czech restarts implementation – ITREALMS
This was contained in a guideline made available to ITREALMS by the government of Czech Republic, effective, January 17, 2024.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Live auction: Konga thrills shoppers on amazing deals - ITREALMS

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In an exciting show of commitment to customer satisfaction, Konga began the year with great fanfare by giving its shoppers unbeatable discounts on a wide range of products at its recent live auction which was held in Lagos.
Live auction: Konga thrills shoppers on amazing deals - ITREALMS
The event which was streamed live on its social media platforms and YouTube had hundreds of followers bidding for the best prices on products ranging from 50kg bags of rice, sandwich makers, kettles, Apple iPhones and many other items.

inDrive grows, records over 66m downloads in 2023 - ITREALMS

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The global mobility and urban services platform operating across 46 countries including 9 African countries, inDrive, has been named the world’s second most downloaded ride-hailing app in 2023, reports 
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inDrive grows, records over 66m downloads in 2023 - ITREALMS
Thus retaining this accolade for a second consecutive year, according to data.ai, just as inDrive achieved a notable milestone, ranking as the fourth most downloaded application worldwide in the travel category.

Monday, January 22, 2024

Anambra in strategic alliance with US high-tech firms - ITREALMS

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The United States Consulate General, Mr William Stevens at the weekend hosted the Anambra State Government's Executive Council delegation, led by the governor, Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo, to a strategic session, reports ITREALMS.
The session, ITREALMS gathered attracted some 26 influential leaders from renowned US high-tech companies.

Ila College crisis: Committee recalls suspended Provost, orders status quo ante - ITREALMS

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The Investigative Committee on the leadership crisis rocking the Ila Orangun College of Education in Osun State, has reversed the suspension of the college provost, Prof Jimoh Afolabi and ordered status quo ante, pending the outcome of the investigation, reports ITREALMS.
Ila College crisis: Committee recalls suspended Provost, orders status quo ante - ITREALMS
A press statement available to ITREALMS by the spokesman to the state governor, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, quoted the Committee Chairman who is also the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Hon Kazeem Akinleye, both the Governing Council and the College management were directed to revert to state of affairs before the eruption of the crisis.

CES 2024: HP’s OMEN showcases gaming personified - ITREALMS

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HP Incorporated has unveiled its most personalised gaming portfolio yet with innovations across its OMEN and HyperX brands at the just concluded 2024 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in the United States, reports 
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This, ITREALMS gathered, saw the display of new laptops, accessories, and software are all designed to work together to create a seamless gaming ecosystem so gamers can focus on what they do best – play.

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