" ITREALMS: July 2024

Monday, July 15, 2024

Dangote projects $30bn revenue to boost Naira - ITREALMS

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The President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, on Sunday stated that his company’s aim is to become the leading supplier of foreign exchange in the FX market soon, as it targets $30 billion in revenues by the year 2025.
Dangote projects $30bn revenue to boost Naira - ITREALMS
During a tour of the Dangote Petroleum Refinery & Petrochemicals and Dangote Fertiliser Limited with media executives at the weekend, he said the plan is to attain independence from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in forex sourcing, highlighting a strategic shift in revenue composition within the cement business from the current 75 percent to 15 percent in the future.

FG versus Daily Trust: Media Commission receives complaint - ITREALMS

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The National Media Complaints Commission (NMCC), otherwise known as the Ombudsman, has received a formal complaint from the Federal Government against the Daily Trust newspaper, which it alleged published an article on July 4, 2024 “containing false and misleading information that severely threatens national security.”
FG versus Daily Trust: Media Commission receives complaint - ITREALMS
In the complaint, dated July 8, 2024, and signed by Dr. Ngozi Onwudiwe, Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation, on behalf of Information Minister, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, the Government alleged that on July 4, 2024, the newspaper published on its front page a news item titled “LGBT: Nigeria Signs $150 Billion Samoa Deal,” in which it reported that the Government had endorsed a European Union (EU) partnership agreement (referred to as the “Samoa Agreement” with member states of the Organisation of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS), despite some conditional clauses that compel benefiting nations to support the agitations by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community for recognition.

TD Africa partners Cisco on tech skills - ITREALMS

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In its continuous drive to bridge the widening skills gap in Africa's technology sector, TD Africa, Africa's largest technology distribution company, has partnered with Cisco on its month-long inaugural training program.
TD Africa partners Cisco on tech skills - ITREALMS
The program, the first of its kind in the TD Academy training series, was aimed at empowering young minds with technical skills and professional exposure.

Sunday, July 14, 2024

NDSF@15: DigitalSENSE Africa hosts awards, inducts fellows into Hall of Fame - ITREALMS

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At the Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development (NDSF@15, a set of the stakeholders were recognised for both their corporate and individual efforts in deepening Internet penetration in the country. PhotoSpeaks@ITREALMS.

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Africa: Artificial Intelligence and future of work – ITREALMS

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The technology can assist in decision-making, risk assessment, and data analysis, empowering entrepreneurs in their ventures
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Africa has a unique opportunity to influence what the future of work looks like in these early days as large language learning models (LLMs) are evolving, and the environment for applications is still new. 
Africa: Artificial Intelligence and future of work – ITREALMS
This is according to the AI and the Future of Work in Africa whitepaper produced by Microsoft (www.Microsoft.com) and a collective of industry experts from across the continent.

Orange Digital Center to train young people in digital skills - ITREALMS

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The Orange is proud to inaugurate the Orange Digital Center (ODC) Guinea-Bissau, an ecosystem dedicated to the development of digital skills to promote innovation, strengthen the employability of young people and support local entrepreneurship. 
Orange Digital Center to train young people in digital skills - ITREALMS
The ceremony is taking place in the presence of high-level political authorities, including the Minister of Transport, Telecoms and the Digital Economy, members of Orange Guinea Bissau management team and members of the Orange Africa and Middle East Management Committee.

Friday, July 12, 2024

Brighten your mid-year with Tecno’s exciting rewards! - ITREALMS

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WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? We may be halfway through the year, but you can still win big and make it an unforgettable one.
Brighten your mid-year with Tecno’s exciting rewards! - ITREALMS
Winners have been emerging, and you could be next! Join the league of winners by participating in the TECNO Mid-Year Sales Promo. From now till July 20th, 2024, enjoy the lineup of fantastic rewards that TECNO has for you.

OrientalNews Summit'24: Muda Yusuf tackles Nigeria's path to green economy transition - ITREALMS

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Center for the Promotion of Private Enterprise (CPPE), Dr. Muda Yusuf, would drive discussion on Nigeria's policy direction to establishing pathway towards economic recovery in line with global green economy initiative.
OrientalNews Summit'24: Muda Yusuf tackles Nigeria's path to green economy transition - ITREALMS
Yusuf, a renowned economist and former Director General, DG, of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, is the chairman of the 3rd National Conference being put together by Oriental News Nigeria, coming up on July 25th, 2024, at Radisson Blue GRA Ikeja, Lagos by 9am.

12 professors, 15 others gain Shell sabbatical, research positions - ITREALMS


The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) Joint Venture has significantly expanded its educational initiatives by inducting 27 Nigerian academics and research interns. This year's programme, a 35% increase from the previous year, welcomed eight professors, four senior lecturers, and 15 other participants.

Held at the company's headquarters in Port Harcourt, the induction ceremony marked the beginning of a one-year programme focused on knowledge exchange and skill development. Drawn from 13 Nigerian universities, these participants will gain valuable industry experience in fields like biodiversity, petroleum engineering, and environmental impact assessment.

"The research and internship programmes are central to our commitment to supporting higher education in Nigeria," explained Shell Nigeria's Head of Corporate Relations, and SPDC Director, Mr. Igo Weli. He described the programme as mutually beneficial nature by offering Shell access to specialised expertise from professors and lecturers, who in turn acquire practical industry knowledge and exposure to cutting-edge technologies.

Despite operational challenges, Mr. Weli reaffirmed Shell's position as the industry leader in fostering a positive learning environment and empowering people.

Representing the NNPC Upstream Investment Management Services, Mrs. Bunmi Edith Lawson echoed Mr. Weli's sentiments. She highlighted the programme's significance in scientific exploration, environmental stewardship, and knowledge advancement. "This is an investment in the next generation of innovators," she stated, "and a way for us to give back to our stakeholders."

The 2024 programme includes participants from a diverse range of universities across Nigeria, including the University of Benin, Rivers State University, University of Ibadan, Niger Delta University, and Ahmadu Bello University.

Others are Bingham University Karu, Federal University Wukari, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo State, Covenant University, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, University of Uyo, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, and Michael Okpara University of Agriculture.

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Claimants move to stop Shell divestment of assets - ITREALMS

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Some Niger Deltans have instituted a court case against Shell planned divestment of its Nigerian onshore assets to stop the plan.
Claimants move to stop Shell divestment of assets - ITREALMS
Recall that in 2021, Shell announced its intention to divest its Nigerian onshore assets due to the incompatibility of its long-term energy transition strategy with the challenges of operations in Nigeria, marked by theft and oil spills.

Akume, Tinubu and fight against corruption by Godwin Onyeacholem - ITREALMS

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Cynics – or critics if you like – would argue that if there was any doubt, there is none now: Unrestrained by ethics as well as domestic and international legal obligations, the Tinubu administration, speaking through George Akume, secretary to the government of the federation, is not committed to fighting corruption despite everything.
Akume, Tinubu and the fight against corruption by Godwin Onyeacholem - ITREALMS
At a workshop organized in Abuja by the Bureau for Public Service Reforms in collaboration with the SGF’s office, this government once again showed up strongly in readiness to kill the truth. Akume, who was represented by Nnamdi Mbaeri, permanent secretary in the office of the SGF, warned workers in government offices that they would go to jail if they leaked public documents without authorisation. 

Thursday, July 11, 2024

PIAFo'24: Stakeholders identify obstacles to FG’s 90,000km fibre project - ITREALMS

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Stakeholders in the telecommunications industry have said the Federal Government’s plan to deploy 90,000 kilometers of fibre optic cables across the country will face several obstacles, especially from state governments, that might truncate the project.
PIAFo'24: Stakeholders identify obstacles to FG’s 90,000km fibre project - ITREALMS
According to them, without addressing the current issue of Right of Way charges, multiple taxation, and levies, which are under the control of state governments, the project which is to be implemented through a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) would be an exercise in futility.

AUDA-NEPAD: Towards sustainable peace, development solutions - ITREALMS

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The African Union Development Agency – New Partnership for Development (AUDA-NEPAD) and Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (CCCPA) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at strengthening their collaborative efforts towards achieving shared objectives in peace and development solutions that protect and grow Africa’s economies and human well-being.
AUDA-NEPAD: Towards sustainable peace, development solutions - ITREALMS
The three-year MoU was signed on the margins of the fourth Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development by Mrs. Nardos Bekele-Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of AUDA-NEPAD, and Ambassador Ahmed Abdel-Latif, Director-General of CCCPA.

Customs Area 1 @PH rakes over N106bn in six months - ITREALMS

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The Nigeria Customs Service Port Harcourt Area 1 Command says it was in high spirit to announce the generation of ₦106.593, 735,469.91 Billion as revenue collected for the first half of 2024,even as it promised to break new grounds in revenue generation.
Customs Area 1 @PH rakes over N106bn in six months - ITREALMS
This was contained in a press release made available to ITREALMS on Thursday 11 July 2024, by the Command's Public Relations Officer, Superintendent of Customs (SC) Oscar Ivara in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.

African Anti-corruption Day: AFRICMIL urges FG on laws to protect whistleblowers - ITREALMS

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The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) has called on the Nigerian and other African governments that have yet to enact whistleblower protection laws to take urgent steps to do so to encourage their citizens to expose corrupt acts and other illegalities hampering good governance and accountability in the continent.
African Anti-corruption Day: AFRICMIL urges FG on laws to protect whistleblowers - ITREALMS
In a press statement to commemorate the 2024 African Anti-Corruption Day, Dr. Chido Onumah, Coordinator of AFRICMIL, said, “We find it most disappointing that so far only about 10 countries including Ghana and South Africa, out of the 54 countries in Africa, have put in place initiatives such as legislations to promote whistleblowing.”

Commonwealth short story award winner releases 'The Talent Coach' - ITREALMS

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A Commonwealth short story award winner, and author of 'The Familiar Stranger and Other Stories,' Dr. Frederick Mordi, has released his second novel, The Talent Coach, reports ITREALMS.
Commonwealth short story award winner releases 'The Talent Coach' - ITREALMS
Published by New Africa Book Publishers (NABP), The Talent Coach is a tour de force that adds a new perspective to the nature versus nurture debate. The novel tells the compelling story of Dr. Joe Jordan a highly sought after by many high-profile clients including CEOs of Fortune 500 Companies, heads of state, and athletes.

Samsung unveils Galaxy Z Fold 6, Z Flip 6, elevates Galaxy AI - ITREALMS

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The Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has unveiled all-new Galaxy Z Fold6 and Galaxy Z Flip6, along with Galaxy Buds3 and Galaxy Buds3 Pro at the Galaxy Unpacked in Lagos, reports ITREALMS.
Samsung unveils Galaxy Z Fold 6, Z Flip 6, elevates Galaxy AI - ITREALMS
Recall that earlier this year, the tech giant Samsung, ushered in the era of mobile Artificial Intelligence (AI) through the power of Galaxy AI.

Digital News Report'24 by Reuters excites Legit.NG, emerges top online - ITREALMS

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The Legit.ng, has emerged the most popular digital media company in Nigeria by reach and readership in the newly published Reuters Institute of Journalism Report’s Digital News Report 2024, reports ITREALMS.

Speaking about the rise of digital media organisations and how players in this space are taking over the newsroom, Reuters reported that media organisations like Legit.ng are increasingly leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance content personalisation, assist with fact-checking, and for customer support.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Shell Nigeria chair, Okunbor visits Dangote - ITREALMS

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The Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria, Osagie Okunbor, recently led Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited team meet with Dangote Industries Limited, President, Mr. Aliko Dangote, reports 
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Shell Nigeria chair, Okunbor visits Dangote - ITREALMS
Part of the Shell Nigeria delegation includes the Managing Director, Shell Western Supply and Trading, Rodrigo Teixeira de Abreu; and STASCO’s Business Development Manager (Nigeria), Bridget Ehime, as well as Head of Business Development, Shell Trading and Shipping Company (STASCO), Filippo Bof.

Confirmed! Amb. Farounbi is father of day @Penpushing anniversary lecture'24 - ITREALMS

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The former Nigerian Ambassador to the Philippines, Ambassador Yemi Farounbi has accepted the role of father of the day at the 6th anniversary lecture of Penpushing Media scheduled to hold on July 25, 2024 at new marque events centre, in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital.
Confirmed! Amb. Farounbi is father of day @Penpushing anniversary lecture'24 - ITREALMS
Farounbi in his acceptance letter forwarded to the management and editorial board of Penpushing Media dated July 7, 2024 and personally signed thanked the organization for inviting him as the father of the occasion.

TECNO shines @TrendUpp awards with 'Prestigious Force of Collaboration' - ITREALMS

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TECNO illuminated brightly at the TrendUpp Awards at the Balmoral Convention Center on Sunday, July 7th, clinching the coveted Force of Collaboration Award. 
TECNO shines @TrendUpp awards with 'Prestigious Force of Collaboration' - ITREALMS
This annual ceremony, renowned for recognizing remarkable achievements within Nigeria's social media community, honored TECNO for its outstanding efforts in partnering with social media influencers and content creators to spark a technological renaissance.

Monday, July 08, 2024

Nigerian startup, NeuRaL AI, simplifies GenAI with ‘REACTOR’ - ITREALMS

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The Small, medium or large businesses looking to explore how Generative AI (GenAI) can enhance their operations without the complexity of technical setups, can now heave a sigh of relief, according to a Lagos-based provider, Neural AI, reports 
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Nigerian startup, NeuRaL AI, simplifies GenAI with ‘REACTOR’ - ITREALMS
Neural AI, ITREALMS gathered is provider of essential support to organizations intending to build and deploy Large Language Models (LLMs), has developed and launched a composable, ready-to-use data and AI compute infrastructure called REACTOR.

Flooding induced fuel queues: NNPC, stakeholders vow to restore normalcy - ITREALMS

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The NNPC Ltd declared that the fuel queues seen in some parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and in the country, alleging that it was due to flooding and thunderstorm, reports 
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Flooding induced fuel queues: NNPC, stakeholders vow to restore normalcy - ITREALMS
According to NNPC spokesman, Olufemi Soneye, he associated the fuel queues as a result of disruption of ship-to-ship (STS) transfer of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, between Mother Vessels and Daughter Vessels resulting from recent thunderstorm.

Awka indigenes in Lagos to celebrate rich cultural heritage, tradition @12th biannual Awka Day 2024 - ITREALMS

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Umbrella body of Awka indigenes in Lagos State, the Awka Development Union Nigeria (ADUN) has outlined series of events to celebrate the rich cultural heritage and traditions of the town at its 12th biannual Awka Day, reports 
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ADUN Lagos to celebrate rich cultural heritage, tradition @12th biannual Awka Day 2024 - ITREALMS
The events lined for this year’s celebrations are weaved together with tradition, regality, and opulence.

NDPC boss goes global with Giovianni Buttarelli award'24 nomination - ITREALMS

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The National Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC), Dr. Vincent Olatunji has been nominated for the Giovanni Buttarelli Award 2024, reports ITREALMS.
NDPC boss goes global with Giovianni Buttarelli award'24 nomination - ITREALMS
The award through the Global Privacy Assembly recognises an individual’s outstanding leadership and exceptional efforts in fostering international collaboration. 

NDSF@15: Ojo, Adebayo, Nnamani, Ekuwem, Nwannenna, Odusote join DigitalSENSE Hall of Fame - ITREALMS

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The Executive Director, Media Rights Agenda, Mr. Edetaen Ojo alongside the chairman, Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria and CNSSL group, Engr. Gbenga Adebayo; Managing Director, Digital Realty Nigeria, Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani, Executive Vice Chairman, Teledom International, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem; Managing Director, Condata Systems Limited, Dr. Chris Nwannenna and chairperson, Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Mrs Ibukun Odusote, have been inducted into the DigitalSENSE Africa Hall of Fame, reports 
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NDSF@15: Ojo, Adebayo, Nnamani, Ekuwem, Nwannenna, Odusote join DigitalSENSE Hall of Fame - ITREALMS
Affirming this at the weekend, the Lead Consulting Strategist, DigitalSENSE Africa and Group Executive Editor, 
ITREALMS Media group, Sir Remmy Nweke said that the induction exercise was held at the prestigious Welcome Centre Hotels, International Airport Road, Lagos, as part of the 2024 Nigeria DigitalSENSE forum on Internet Governance for Development, presided over by the award-winning Executive Director, Media Rights Agenda, Mr. Edetaen Ojo with the theme: “IG4D: Innovative Digital Economy & Safer Civic Space in Nigeria.”

S&P: Dangote Refinery capable of solving Nigeria’s forex problems - ITREALMS

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The international financial analytics corporation, S&P Global, has described the 650,000 barrels per day (bpd) Dangote Oil Refinery and Petrochemicals company as capable of resolving Nigeria’s foreign exchange (forex) issue and its huge pressure on the local Naira currency, while also catalysing the country’s economic development.

S&P: Dangote Refinery capable of solving Nigeria’s forex problems - ITREALMS
S&P Global, headquartered in Manhattan, New York City, disclosed this during an onsite visit to the Dangote Refinery at Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos as part of its sovereign credit ratings assessment of Nigeria. The team from the international rating agency were accompanied by officials from the Federal Ministry of Finance.

Huawei honours TD Africa with multiple awards @SA - ITREALMS

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Africa’s acclaimed number one distributor of cutting-edge technology solutions, TD Africa Limited, has once again taken the centre stage last weekend as it was decorated with multiple awards at the just concluded Huawei Connect 2024 which took place at the Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Huawei honours TD Africa with multiple awards @SA - ITREALMS
The event which was themed: “Accelerate Industrial Intelligence," attracted policy makers, tech enthusiasts and industry leaders to among other things celebrate outstanding partners in its distribution chain and unveil new additions of its solutions.

Saturday, July 06, 2024

Governor Adeleke warns transporters against violence, suspends SSA on Civil Societies - ITREALMS

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Governor Ademola Adeleke has warned transport workers in Osun State against actions and activities capable of plunging the state into violence and lawlessness.
Governor Adeleke warns transporters against violence, suspends SSA on Civil Societies  - ITREALMS
The Governor has also directed immediate suspension of the Senior Special Assistant on Civil Societies pending outcome of investigations by the Chief of Staff to the State Governor, Hon Kazeem Akinleye.

Former Governor Amosun to chair Penpushing Lecture'24 - ITREALMS

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The former Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has accepted the role to chair the 6th anniversary lecture scheduled to hold on July 25, 2024 at New Marque Events Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
Former Governor Amosun to chair Penpushing Lecture'24 - ITREALMS
Amosun in his acceptance letter forwarded to the management and editorial board of Penpushing Media dated June 20 and personally signed expressed thanks to the organization for inviting him as the chairman of the occasion.

Friday, July 05, 2024

AfDB appoints Omotosho, Director, Statistics Department - ITREALMS

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The African Development Bank has appointed Dr. Babatunde Samson Omotosho, an economist and statistician, as Director of the Statistics Department, effective June 16, 2024, reports ITREALMS.
AfDB appoints Omotosho, Director, Statistics Department - ITREALMS
Dr Omotosho, a Nigerian national, has more than 21 years experience in developing data strategies to align with the strategic objectives of organisations. He also brings expertise in data compilation, data analytics, macroeconomic research, and policy analysis.

FG & NLC Struggles: Dalung, APC chieftain, others join Legit.ng discourse - ITREALMS

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The approach by the Federal Government on the ongoing struggles by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) was top on the agenda at the discourse hosted virtually by the Legit.ng, Nigeria's leading digital media and news platform, reports 
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FG & NLC Struggles: Dalung, APC chieftain, others join Legit.ng discourse - ITREALMS
The discourse, entitled "FG & Labour Struggles: Catalyst for Other Governance Demands" took place on Legit.ng's X Space, penultimate Saturday, with focus on the federal government and the labor congress struggles, and the consequences of this on other potential demands from the citizens.

NNPC-SPDC JV donates ICT centre to Bauchi university - ITREALMS

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A state-of-the-art ICT centre was on Thursday inaugurated at the Sa’adu Zungur University (formerly Bauchi State University), Gadau in Bauchi State in the latest support for education in Nigeria by The Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited (SPDC) and its joint venture partners – Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC); TotalEnergies and Nigeria Agip Oil Company.
NNPC-SPDC JV donates ICT centre to Bauchi university - ITREALMS
The centre, wholly funded by the SPDC-operated joint venture, boasts a visually stimulating collaborative workspace where students can engage in group work and brainstorming sessions.

Thursday, July 04, 2024

Digital regulators embrace strategy to unlock transformative technologies - ITREALMS

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The regulators have endorsed a set of guidelines to maximize the benefits of transformative information and communication technologies (ICTs) at the Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR-24) which closed today, Thursday, in Kampala, Uganda.
Digital regulators embrace strategy to unlock transformative technologies - ITREALMS
The “GSR-24 Best Practice Guidelines" agreed by ICT regulators include a series of considerations for balancing innovation with regulation to create a positive impact on societies and economies from emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI).

Customs Area 11, Command Onne intercepts 884 rifles, 112,500 live ammunition, others - ITREALMS

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The Nigeria Customs Service Area 11 Command Onne Rivers State has intercepted a 1x40 foot container with number MAEU165396, which originated from Turkey laddened with arms and ammunition and contraband drugs worth over N13 billion, reports ITREALMS.
Customs Area 11, Command Onne intercepts 884 rifles, 112,500 live ammunition, others - ITREALMS
This was disclosed by the Comptroller General of Customs BA Adeniyi, while addressing Journalists at Onne, Rivers state, Monday.

PIN launches short film competition for young Africans - ITREALMS

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The Paradigm Initiative (PIN) has launched a short film competition for Young Africans, reports 
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PIN launches short film competition for young Africans - ITREALMS

This offers Young Africans across the continent to have an opportunity to participate in a short film competition and win a total of $3,000.

Wanted! 'Institutes to finance energy projects' says NNPC Ltd - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) has called for the establishment of more local institutions in Nigeria and Africa with capacity to provide funding for energy projects to tackle energy poverty.
Wanted! Institutes to finance energy projects says NNPC Ltd - ITREALMS
The call was made by the Chief Financial Officer of NNPC Ltd, Mr. Umar Ajiya, at the ongoing 23rd Nigeria Oil Gas Conference and Exhibition (NOG Energy Week) in Abuja on Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 02, 2024

FirstBank powers digital lending with FirstCredit - ITREALMS

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In the fast-evolving world of digital banking, Nigeria stands on the brink of a financial revolution. 
As the global pandemic has accelerated digitalization, the need for accessible, efficient, and reliable financial services has never been more crucial. FirstCredit by FirstBank emerges as a groundbreaking digital lending solution designed to meet the demands of Nigerians where the need for quick cash is ticking ever northward.
FirstBank powers digital lending with FirstCredit - ITREALMS
The shift towards digital banking in Nigeria has been both rapid and transformative. With the increasing penetration of mobile phones and internet access, more Nigerians are embracing digital solutions for their financial needs. This trend has been further amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic, which necessitated minimal physical contact and prompted a surge in digital transactions.

PwC Nigeria admits three new partners - ITREALMS

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The PwC Nigeria has admitted three new partners effective, 1 July 2024, including Marilyn Obaisa-Osula (Consulting & Risk Services), Taiwo Oyaniran (Assurance), and Tim Siloma (Tax & Regulatory Services), reports 
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PwC Nigeria admits three new partners - ITREALMS
With this, PwC Africa's admission of 15 new partners, ITREALMS gathered showed that 40 per cent are female, thereby the company is marking a significant step towards achieving the firm's gender representation goals in leadership.

Halo Solutions achieves £10m equity funding - ITREALMS

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A British technology company, Halo Solutions, has achieved the sum of £10 million, about N18,894,060,000.00 in latest equity funding as it plans for expansion across the Middle East and North Africa regions, reports ITREALMS.
Halo Solutions achieves £10m equity funding - ITREALMS
Halo, ITREALMS recall developed the Halo public safety and security software platform, which was used at the coronation for His Majesty King Charles III, the King of England and the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the late Monarch of England.

Denmark scales up Africa's with Early Warnings for All Initiative - ITREALMS

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The Early Warnings for All Initiative (EW4All) has a bold vision of a world in which every individual is protected by life-saving Early Warning Systems (EWS) by 2027. 
Denmark scales up Africa's with Early Warnings for All Initiative - ITREALMS
Seeking to work more coherently across the full EWS value chain, the EW4ALL initiative is led by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), each leading one of the four pillars, relevant to their mandated expertise.

NNPC declares state of emergency on crude oil production - ITREALMS

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In a move towards increasing Nigeria’s crude oil production and growing its reserves, NNPC Ltd has declared a state of emergency on production in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry.
The Group Chief Executive Officer of NNPC Ltd, Mr. Mele Kyari, disclosed this in a keynote address at the opening ceremony of the 23rd edition of the Nigeria Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition (NOG Energy Week) in Abuja, on Tuesday.

Monday, July 01, 2024

NDSF@15: DigitalSENSE Africa honours Ekuwem, Odusote, Nwannenna, Adebayo, Uzor, others - ITREALMS

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The immediate past Secretary to the Government of Akwa-Ibom State, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, alongside the chairperson, Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Mrs Ibukun Odusote, Managing Director, Condata Systems Limited, Dr. Chris Nwannenna, chairman, Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria, Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, Managing Director, Wizzyhub Technologies, Mr. Francis Uzor led awardees at the inaugural DigitalSENSE Africa awards, reports 
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NDSF@15 … From left: Lead Consulting Strategist, DigitalSENSE Africa, Sir Remmy Nweke, Chairman, 2024 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development and Executive Director, Media Rights Agenda, Mr. Edetaen Ojo; Managing Director, Condata Systems Limited, Dr. Chris Nwannenna, Managing Director, Wizyhub Technologies Limited, Mr. Francis Uzor, President/Founder, DNS Women Nigeria, Mrs Nkem Nweke, Managing Director, Welcome Center Hotels, Mr. Jeff Fischer, President, Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) Mr. Sola Akinsanya who represented NIRA Board of Trustee (BoT) chairperson, Mrs. Ibukun Odusote, Barr. Mrs Amaka Onumonu, Legal Adviser to DNS WomenNG who stood in for Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani and Chief Technical Officer, Teledom Group, Engr. Joseph Enyia, who represented Executive Vice Chairman, Teledom Group, Engr. Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem at the award ceremony to mark NDSF@15 with the theme: ‘IG4D: Innovative Digital Economy and Safer Civic Space in Nigeria’ powered by ITREALMS Media group at prestigious Welcome Center Hotels, International Airport Road, Lagos.
Other awardees included the Managing Director, Digital Realty Nigeria, Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani, Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), Mr. Gbenga Sesan, and Managing Director, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), Mr. Muhammed Rudman, among others.

Idris welcomes MoU for establishment of PR degree academy, election of Ibietan @APRA - ITREALMS

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The Federal Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, has welcomed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management, for the proposed establishment of a degree-awarding academy for public relations practice in Nigeria, reports 
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This is coming as the Federal Civil Service now has 'Information and Public Relations Officer' designate.

Konga excites customers @12 - ITREALMS

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The much-anticipated Konga Anniversary sale is here, and this year, it promises to be bigger and better than ever. As part of the Konga Mid-Year Shopping Festival, the anniversary sale will run from July 1 to July 31. During this time, Konga will offer shoppers ultra discounts, unbeatable prices, free and same-day delivery, and exciting deals across all product categories. 
Celebrating its 12th anniversary, Konga is set to make this month-long event a memorable shopping experience for all its customers.

Re-Saving AFRINIC from itself by Katim Seringe Touray - ITREALMS

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"WE are writing to address our claim for libel regarding an article titled ‘Saving AFRINIC from itself by Katim Seringe Touray - ITREALMS,' authored by Katim Seringe Touray.
Re-Saving AFRINIC from itself by Katim Seringe Touray - ITREALMS
This article was initially published on the ‘ITREALMS’ website on 7 April 2023, and is still accessible as of the date of this letter which is publicly made available at the above URL.

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NDSF@15: Ojo, Adebayo, Nnamani, Ekuwem, Nwannenna, Odusote join DigitalSENSE Hall of Fame - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news! The Executive Director, Media Rights Agenda, Mr. Edetaen Ojo alongside the chairman,...