" ITREALMS: April 2024

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Why e-commerce thrives in South Africa - ITREALMS

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South Africa’s ecommerce sector is expected to exceed USD21 billion by 2025, with more than one billion transactions per year. This is largely due to the proliferation of smart devices and the expansion of internet connectivity which has created a viable environment for e-commerce to thrive in the country.

Additionally, the increasing integration of e-commerce platforms with various advanced technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics is also significantly driving the growth of the South African e-commerce market. As a result, the country is becoming a significant player in the global e-commerce industry.
Why e-commerce thrives in South Africa - ITREALMS
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Monday, April 15, 2024

'Banding' and cost-effective tariff in power sector: Lesson from telecoms liberalisation - ITREALMS

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The government's introduction of the Banding-Based Tariff, a term that has left many in the power sector scratching their heads, has sparked many debates. 
'Banding' and cost-effective tariff in power sector: Lesson from telecoms liberalisation - ITREALMS
The National Electricity Regulatory Commission's (NERC) justifications for the 'Banding Tariff' have been met with widespread confusion and frustration by many Nigerians, a sentiment I share. 

Nigerians rush Starlink internet kits as Konga slashes prices by 50% - ITREALMS

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Konga’s latest addition to its family of technology products, Starlink Satellite Internet Kits, has been met with overwhelming customer demand. The company is Starlink’s only authorised Shop-In-Shop eCommerce partner in Nigeria and provides immediate warranties on all Starlink kits bought from Konga.
Nigerians rush Starlink internet kits as Konga slashes prices by 50% - ITREALMS
Since the e-commerce giant broke the news of the price slash at 9pm on Tuesday night, shoppers in need of reliable, fast, low-latency internet services have trooped to konga.com to grab their share of the unbeatable deal on offer for the Space X engineered satellite kit.

Tecno excites market with Camon 30 series Promo- ITREALMS

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The exciting news for smartphone enthusiasts is that TECNO has officially unveiled the highly anticipated CAMON 30 series.
Tecno excites market with Camon 30 series Promo- ITREALMS
This, industry observers said, sets a new standard for innovation and excellence in mobile technology.

Friday, April 12, 2024

South-South leaders: Akpabio, a force for good, fighting for Nigerians - ITREALMS

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South-South leaders on Thursday urged Nigerians not to work in the shadow of individuals and groups spreading lies.
South-South leaders: Akpabio, a force for good, fighting for Nigerians - ITREALMS
They also heaped praise on the Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio for the tremendous work he is doing for Nigeria.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Unical VC, Prof. Obi to deliver The Bullion Lecture'24 - ITREALM

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The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Professor Florence Banku Obi, has been confirmed to deliver the 2024 edition of The Bullion Lecture, reports ITREALMS.
Unical VC, Prof. Obi to deliver The Bullion Lecture'24 - ITREALMS
The lecture, scheduled for 10am on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at The Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos, ITREALMS with the theme: Human Capital Development as Catalyst for Nigeria’s Prosperity.

Eastern Maritime stakeholders reject haulage hike, give 7 days ultimatum - ITREALMS

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Importers/Exporters, Shippers and Freight Forwarders operating in the Eastern ports of the country have unanimously rejected an alleged 200 percent increase in Haulage Fare by the Nigerian Shippers council (NSC) in connivance with the transport unions, Maritime flat and cargo and the Freight Forwarding transport, lamenting its impending inflationary effect should the alleged hike is allowed to stand.
Eastern Maritime stakeholders reject haulage hike, give 7 days ultimatum - ITREALMS
The body unanimously threatened operational shot down as they declared a 7 day ultimatum during which the NSC is expected to return to status quo ante by reversing the hiked rate.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Kyari emphasizes role of gas in driving industrialisation - ITREALMS

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The Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd.) Mr. Mele Kyari, has reiterated the crucial role of natural gas in fueling economic growth and industrial development in Nigeria.
Kyari emphasizes role of gas in driving industrialisation - ITREALMS
Kyari, who was speaking at the public presentation of the book "The Rise of Gas: From Gaslink to the Decade of Gas" authored by Engr. Charles A. Osezua, the GCEO highlighted gas' global acceptance as a crucial energy source that sustains economic growth and drives industrial activities.

Experts set for Nigeria Fintech, Financial Inclusion roundtable @April 26 - ITREALMS

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Alhaji (Dr.) Umaru Kwairanga, Group Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX) and Dr. Apochi Agada, Group Managing Director/CEO, Unified Payment Services Limited would Chair and deliver the Keynote Address respectively at The Nigeria Fintech & Financial Inclusion Roundtable 2024 set for Friday, April 26, 2024 in Lagos, reports 
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Experts set for Nigeria Fintech, Financial Inclusion roundtable @April 26 - ITREALMS
The roundtable under the theme: “The Role of Fintech & Financial Inclusion in Citizen Empowerment and Economic Growth” is expected to host other speakers including Mrs. Adekunbi Ademiluyi, Managing Director/CEO, HumanManager Limited; Dr. Stanley Jacob, Vice President, Fintech Association of Nigeria and Dr. Bode Oguntoke, Group Head of Audit, FBN Holdings Plc.

Konga slashes Starlink kits price by 50% - ITREALMS

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Konga, Nigeria’s leading composite eCommerce group and the only official Starlink Shop-in-shop eCommerce partner is offering customers a 50% discount on satellite kits for a limited period subject to stock availability.
Konga slashes Starlink kits price by 50% - ITREALMS
Konga Group Chief Operating Officer, Dave Omoregie informed in a press statement available to ITREALMS that this official promo was agreed with the management of Starlink, owned by Space X.

Tuesday, April 09, 2024

Peter University to hold maiden matriculation @April 19 - ITREALMS

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Plans have been advanced for the 
maiden matriculation ceremony of Peter University in Anambra State on Friday, April 19 2024, reports ITREALMS.
Peter University to hold maiden matriculation @April 19 - ITREALMS
His Eminence, Peter Cardinal Okpaleke, ITREALMS gathered, has been confirmed as chief host at the ceremony with Catholic bishops of Awka and Nnewi respectively expected to lead dignitaries to the occasion.

Monday, April 08, 2024

Girls In ICT: NCC, Globacom back eBusinesslife campaign - ITREALMS

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The nation’s telecommunications regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reaffirmed its commitment towards ensuring that the gender disparity in the ICT career sector is bridged. This statement was made with its backing of the 2024 edition of the International Girls in ICT Day campaign being organized by eBusiness Life Communication Limited.
Girls In ICT: NCC, Globacom back eBusinesslife campaign - ITREALMS
The event, which will hold at the Lagos Oriental Hotel on May 9, 2024 is part of an annual campaign initiated by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to sensitise and encourage young women and girls to delve into ICT and related careers, which is seen to have been dominated by the male gender. The theme for this year is “Leadership."

Assault: Makinde condemns attack on OYRTMA officials - ITREALMS

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The Oyo State governor, 'Seyi Makinde, has condemned the brutalisation of two officials of the Oyo State Road Transport Management Agency (OYRTMA) by Nigeria Immigration Service personnel in Ibadan.
The governor decried the inhumane treatment meted out to the OYRTMA officials for apprehending an officer of the Immigration Service for violation of traffic rules.

GOCOP, NUJ, NGE, NPO, IPI, CSOs demand investigation into Segun Olatunji’s Detention and Prosecution of Perpetrators - ITREALMS

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Notable professional media entities comprising the Nigeria Press Organisations, Guild of Corporate Online Publishers, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Nigerian Guild of Editors, International Press Institute alongside some media based civil society organisations (CSOs) have demanded for immediate investigation into the recent unlawful arrest, detention and torture of the Editor of FirstNews newspapers, Mr. Segun Olatunji by military personnel, reports ITREALMS.
The group in a joint Press statement available to ITREALMS signed by leadership of these media organisations, media associations and professional bodies as well as civil society organisations expressed deep concern and strong condemnation regarding the recent unlawful arrest, detention, brutalisation and torture of Mr. Segun Olatunji, Editor of FirstNews newspapers, by military personnel in response to stories published by the media outlet.

UNN-SUG appoints S Mobile CEO, Kingsley Adonu, Patron - ITREALMS

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The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of S Mobile Group, Mr. Kingsley Adonu, has been appointed a patron by the executive council, Students Union Government (SUG), University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN).

UNN-SUG appoints S Mobile CEO, Kingsley Adonu, Patron - ITREALMS
In a letter dated March 29, 2024 signed by Comrade Enoch Utazi, the President, SUG of UNN, the students said Adonu’s appointment was in the interest of the student union government following his antecedents in youth and student constituency both within the University of Nigeria Nsukka and outside the institution.

Sunday, April 07, 2024

Kenya hosts AMRH 1st continental forum for safe medicines - ITREALMS

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The African Medicines Regulatory Harmonization (AMRH) programme has concluded plans to host the first Heads of Medicines Registration and Marketing Authorization Forum in Nairobi, Kenya, reports 
ITREALMS.
Kenya hosts AMRH 1st continental forum for safe medicines - ITREALMS
The forum slated to take place between April 10-11, 2024, ITREALMS gathered, marks a significant step in strengthening Africa's regulatory framework for medicinal products.

Global deployment of rapid diagnostic tests to boost fight against cholera - ITREALMS

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More than 1.2 million cholera rapid diagnostic tests will be shipped to 14 countries in largest-ever global deployment, with the first shipment landing today in Malawi.
The global cholera diagnostics programme is funded and coordinated by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), with procurement and delivery to countries led by UNICEF, and undertaken in collaboration with the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC), and WHO
Global deployment of rapid diagnostic tests to boost fight against cholera - ITREALMS
It was developed in partnership with FIND, who led development of a target product profile describing the required characteristics of cholera RDTs, and other organizations.

Sex for SIM: Armed robber arrested - ITREALMS

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An armed robber who invaded an apartment in a Lagos suburb of Ikotun, and carted away some mobile devices including laptops and mobile phones has been arrested after accepting a victim’s proposal to return her Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card in exchange for sex, reports ITREALMS.
Sex for SIM: Armed robber arrested - ITREALMS
A SIM card, ITREALMS gathered is an integrated circuit (IC) intended to securely store an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) number and its related key, which are used to identify and authenticate subscribers on mobile telephone devices such as mobile phones and laptops.

Saturday, April 06, 2024

Glamour meets technology @TECNO's hi-tech event - ITREALMS

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On the evening of April 2nd, 2024, TECNO unveiled its latest innovative lineup of cutting-edge devices and AIoT products. The electric atmosphere at the famous Landmark Event Centre, where the unveiling was held, provided the needed ambiance for an event that had in attendance the best of the best from the entertainment and tech worlds.
Glamour meets technology @TECNO's hi-tech event - ITREALMS
Reality TV stars Saga, Elozonam, and Liquorose added a touch of celebrity sparkle to the occasion as tech influencers Valor Reviews, Izziboye, Fisayo Fosudo, and Miss Techy brought their expertise to the forefront. Renowned actor Linda Osifo exuded charm and sophistication, complemented by the presence of beauty icons Akin Faminu and Enioluwa.

Friday, April 05, 2024

Nestle foods are fortified says Olaloku – ITREALMS

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Every Nestle Foods product is fortified says Dr Kanalio Yvonne Olaloku, Manager at the Nestle Nutrition Foundation for West Africa, reports 
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Nestle foods are fortified says Olaloku – ITREALMS
Speaking at a day capacity building for members of the Society for Media Advocacy on Health (SOMAH) at the Nestle Nigeria plc, Agbara factory on the theme: “Fortification as a strategy for improving nutrition indices,” Dr. Olaloku said that they have fortification strategy at Nestle.

Ekeh donates tech centres to IMSU, St. Augustine University - ITREALMS

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In keeping to his mission to empower future generations, Africa's leading tech icon, philanthropist, and Chairman of Zinox Group, a major ICT conglomerate, Dr Leo-Stan Ekeh, has donated a state-of-the-art training centre to Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri and St. Augustine University Epe, Lagos State.
Ekeh donates tech centres to IMSU, St. Augustine University - ITREALMS
Both centres named the Leo Stan Ekeh Foundation (LSEF) Centre was unveiled on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at a grand ceremony held at the respective institutions. The two events were graced by their respective Vice Chancellors, DVCs, Senate and Council Members and very esteemed academics of the respective institutions.

Afreximbank, Sterling Bank partner, offer supply chain finance in Nigeria - ITREALMS

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The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has partnered with Sterling Bank to introduce the innovative supply chain finance product ‘Payables Finance’ in Nigeria. 
Afreximbank, Sterling Bank partner, offer supply chain finance in Nigeria - ITREALMS
This product, branded as ‘Afreximbank Tradelink,’ is one of Afreximbank’s digital offerings under the umbrella of the Africa Trade Gateway (ATG). 

ICTLOCA: Championing Local Content and Supporting CBN's Forex Policy - ITREALMS

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The Association for Information and Communication Technology on Local Content (ICTLOCA) has emerged as a prominent voice in Nigeria's digital landscape, advocating for the promotion and development of indigenous ICT solutions and supporting the Central Bank of Nigeria's (CBN) recent forex policies. This article delves into ICTLOCA's mission, its initiatives in line with the CBN's forex policy, and its potential impact on the Nigerian economy.

ICTLOCA: Championing Local Content and Supporting CBN's Forex Policy - ITREALMS
Understanding ICTLOCA's Mission:

Thursday, April 04, 2024

NLNG lifts JUTH with twin theatre suite - ITREALMS

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The Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has made another stride in resolved commitment to enhance healthcare services within teaching hospitals in Nigeria with the inauguration of a state-of-the-art twin theatre suite on Wednesday at the University of Jos Teaching Hospital (JUTH) as part of its Hospital Support Programme (HSP), reports 
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NLNG lifts JUTH with twin theatre suite - ITREALMS
The Executive Governor of Plateau State, Caleb Mutfwang commissioned the suite. Other dignitaries at the event included Senator Diket Plang, Senator representing Plateau Central Senatorial District; Senator Pam Mwadkon, Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District; Kachollom Daju (mni), Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health; and Ambassador Bagudu Hirse, former member of the NLNG Board of Directors.

Tragic Ilesa accident shocks Gov. Adeleke, directs investigation - ITREALMS

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Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has expressed sorrow and sadness over the tragic death of a female staff of the University of Ilesa, reports 
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Tragic Ilesa accident shocks Gov. Adeleke, directs investigation - ITREALMS
Reacting to the unfortunate incident this evening, Mr Governor charges all relevant government agencies to follow up on the root cause of the accident and ensure that those responsible are brought to book.

Abduction trauma: Mrs Rex David speaks out after ordeal - ITREALMS

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Weeks after her harrowing ordeal at the hands of her captors, Mrs. Hajara, wife of Hon. Mgbang Rex David, has broken her silence to share the ongoing trauma and fear gripping her and her family.
Abduction trauma: Mrs Rex David speaks out after ordeal - ITREALMS
The recent abduction, which kept her in captivity for several days, has left lasting scars, rendering her unable to resume normal life or feel safe in her own home.

EFCC: Why crossdresser Bobrisky, was arrested+Photo - ITREALMS

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has offered reason for its arrest and detention of a crossdresser, Idris Olarewaju
 Okuneye, aka Bobrisky.
EFCC: Why crossdresser Bobrisky, was arrested+Photo - ITREALMS
Spokesman of the EFCC, Dele Oyewale, confirmed the development to newsmen on Thursday.

Thomas Kohler is new CEO of Viaccess-Orca - ITREALMS

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Paris-based Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, has named Thomas Kohler as the chief executive officer (CEO) of the company, replacing Philippe Léonetti, who is retiring. 
Thomas Kohler is new CEO of Viaccess-Orca - ITREALMS
Thomas is an established expert in business development, innovation, and company transformations, with over 20 years of international experience in senior management roles at Orange, one of the world's leading telecommunications operators.

BBS Tech offers tailored solution - ITREALMS

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The MENA region has recently experienced remarkable progress in digitalisation within the economy, marked by significant achievements. Simultaneously, this advancement has led to an increased vulnerability to growing cyber risks. Especially noteworthy is the growing use of artificial intelligence technology by cyber attackers, along with an increase in state-sponsored cyber-attacks due to escalating geopolitical tensions.
BBS Tech offers tailored solution - ITREALMS
This has emphasised the critical need for companies of all sizes and industries to prioritise cybersecurity.

Wednesday, April 03, 2024

NewsLeader Editor-in-chief loses Mother-in-law - ITREALMS

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The Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Nigerian Newsleader Newspaper, Mr Celestine Okafor, has lost his mother-in-law, Mrs Evelyn Happiness Okwosha-Nwabiani, reports ITREALMS.

NewsLeader Editor-in-chief loses Mother-in-law - ITREALMS
Mrs Nwabiani passed on at the age of 85 years in her home town Oguta, Oguta Local Government Area, Imo West Senatorial district, Imo state, South East, Nigeria.

Tuesday, April 02, 2024

Osun, FG partner on culture, tourism development - ITREALMS

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... FG to facilitate development of Okinni-Owala Dam


Governor Ademola Adeleke has secured a partnership deal with the Ministry of Tourism on the development of tourism potentials in the state, disclosing the readiness of his administration to harness the huge tourism assets of the state for the benefit of the people.
Osun, FG partner on culture, tourism development - ITREALMS

The partnership was reached when the Minister of Tourism, Lola Ade-Johnson,Esq, paid the governor courtesy call in Abuja on Tuesday.

Butchered by security chief: Went to school alive, return in bags by Elochukwu Ohagi - ITREALMS

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"I am sending this here to let us know the type of person we would employ as a maid or security personnel. There are evil people everywhere." - Elochukwu
We have always said that all that glitters is not gold, and this story proves us right. He was the chief security officer at a school in Awada, Anambra State. Exceptional Kiddies Nursery and Primary School, to be precise. He was also a member of Anambra security personnel, but he was a serial killer. He kills silently, butchers his victim and has men in Sienna come to take them in black bags in disguise of fish and crayfish. 
Butchered by security chief: Went to school alive, return in bags - ITREALMS
Oh, I forgot to say he also sells dry fish and crayfish in bags. A nice and proper camouflage that allows him to run his human business undetected. Who will suspect an ever-cheerful security man who was so trusted that he was allowed to live inside the school compound? Who would have known? 

Moniepoint: 'We've redefined payments in Nigeria with flexibility' - ITREALMS

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Leading fintech company, Moniepoint, has said that beyond redefining payments and technology and the payment industry, reports 
ITREALMS.
Moniepoint: 'We've redefined payments in Nigeria with flexibility' - ITREALMS
The company also said it has enabled businesses and partners with several flexible payment options so they can receive payments from their customers.

Monday, April 01, 2024

COWA Onne Customs command distributes palliatives in Rivers - ITREALMS

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The Customs Officers' Wives Association, (COWA) Onne chapter,  has started distributing rice, vegetable oil and other food items to cushion the effects of hardship in the country among her members, orphans and especially wives of the fallen heroes and the less privileged.
COWA Onne Customs command distributes palliatives in Rivers - ITREALMS
Speaking during the distribution of the materials at Customs Barracks Ebubu Eleme, Rivers state, weekend, the Chairperson of COWA Onne, Customs command, Mrs. Yakaka Baba Imam said she was motivated by the kind-heartedness of the COWA National President, Mrs. Kikelomo Adeniyi who has taken it upon herself to improve the welfare of members.

Newsmart Online Publisher, Rose Moses, to bury father on April 19 - ITREALMS

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The remains of Elder Moses Ndukanma Ehiri, who passed on recently would be interred in his home town, Umuchienwanyi in Amato community of Alike, Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State on April 19.
Newsmart Online Publisher, Rose Moses, to bury father on April 19 - ITREALMS
The late community leader and father of Newsmart Online Publisher, Ms. Rose Moses, aged 93, was highly respected for his numerous selfless contributions to humanity, his peaceful and accommodating disposition.

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Night travel: Over 80 passengers robbed, vehicle set ablaze+video – ITREALMS

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