Saturday, May 21, 2022

Alapomu of Apomu commissions FRSC Outpost Command - ITREALMS

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Oba Kayode Adenekan Afolabi the Alapomu of Apomu has officially commissioned the new Federal Road Safety Corps Outpost Command in Apomu.
The event took place on May 18 in Apomu. 

UK battles unfulfilled vacancies says Olivia Smith - ITREALMS

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For the first time there are more job vacancies than the number of unemployed people. But not all is positive for employees, writes OLIVIA SMITH.

An unprecedented event has occurred in the United Kingdom (UK). For the first time in recorded history, the number unfulfilled vacancies in the UK exceeds the number of unemployed people.

Lagos storey collapse: One confirmed dead - ITREALMS

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed the rescue of one person, and the recovery of one dead body in a two-storey building that collapsed Saturday at Freeman Road, Lagos Island in Lagos State, reports 

AfCFTA challenges: Lagos NUJ council to host stakeholders workshop - ITREALMS

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The Lagos State Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has concluded plans to host stakeholders on challenges of African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) on Tuesday May 24 in Lagos, reports ITREALMS.

Adeleye Ajayi, Lagos Council chairman NUJ
The workshop, ITREALMS gathered would hold at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos State.

‘Akili and Me’ new season debuts on AIT, focuses on words, sounds - ITREALMS

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Ubongo, Africa’s leading edutainment production enterprise, has announced the airing of a new season of its hugely popular children's entertainment and educational program, ‘Akili and Me’
The show which has been aired in Nigeria since 2018 targets 3–6-year-old and teaches numeracy, pre-literacy, and English as a second language as well as provides a foundation for social-emotional skills like empathy and conflict resolution.

I leveraged ASUU strike to get skilled on cakes, decoration says Busrah - ITREALMS

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The founder of ‘Let's Talk About Cake’ Busrah Adeola Adelakun-Adeniji, is a Mass Communicator cum Creative Director of CakesbyBusrah, says her venture into the bakery industry was unintentional, advising startups to follow their passions. The Fondant Queen revealed to ITREALMS’ GBEMI OMOTOSO how she leveraged ASUU strikes to get trained and technologies for delivery.

Founder of ‘Let's Talk About Cake’ Busrah Adeola Adelakun-Adeniji, is a Mass Communicator cum Creative Director at CakrsbyBusrah

Family life:

I’m married to a wonderful man and we have two cute sons.

What is your educational background?

I attended Ad-din International School (Primary) Challenge, Ibadan, Oyo State; then, my secondary school education at Abadina College, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, after which I proceeded to Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State to study Mass Communications alongside the 2006/2007 set. I also obtained some professional course in Advertising and Promotional Management at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Akoka, Lagos and holds MSc in Mass Communications from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) in 2015.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Zinox mourns founding director, tech billionaire David Kan, passes on - ITREALMS

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The management of Zinox Technologies Ltd., Nigeria’s foremost tech giant, has reacted with sadness to the news of the passing of David Kan, a founding member of its Board of Directors and CEO of Mustek Plc, a leading integrated technology group listed on the Johannesburg and Taiwan Stock Exchange.
Chairman and Founder, Zinox, Leo Stan Ekeh (left) with former CEO of Elf Oil, now Total Plc, Pierre Lanversin (middle) and the deceased Mr. David Kan, founder and Chairman of Mustek Plc., all founding Directors of Zinox when the brand was launched in 2001
David Kan, 62, died on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Redeemers Men’s Fellowship Business Summit: RCCG leader explains why Christians are poor - ITREALMS

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As millions of Nigerians are groaning under harsh economic climate, a Professor and Pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Prof. Solomon Adekunle Bello has explained the reasons behind poverty within the Christians community and the steps to take to escape poverty.

Prof. Bello, Pastor in Charge of Lagos province 71 (LP71) who delivered the lead paper at the Business Summit of the Redemeers Men's Fellowship of the LP71, Divine Connection Zone with the theme: 'For Christians Not Be Poor, To Avoid Conflicts And Financial Crises' said, “poverty is not for any true child of God. As long as men continue to sin against God, they will continue to struggle.”

NLNG bags most supportive taxpayer award - ITREALMS

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Nigeria LNG Limited has been recognised by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) as its most Supportive Tax Payer.
This recognition was conveyed via a Press Release issued by the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Muhammad Nami, in which he commended the 20 top-performing taxpayers whose compliances to tax obligations helped the service surpass its N6 trillion tax collection target in 2021.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Kwara gov, Makinde flag off 76.6km Ogbomoso-Iseyin Road - ITREALMS

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Oyo State Governor, 'Seyi Makinde, was on Wednesday, joined by his Kwara State counterpart, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, to flag off the construction of the 76.67 kilometres Ogbomoso-Fapote-Iseyin Road, where he stated that the project is of economic importance to both Oyo and Kwara states.
Gov. Makinde
The project connects Ogbomoso, which is less than 30 minutes from Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, to Iseyin, a city in Oke Ogun zone of Oyo State, which also shares a boundary with Kwara.

EU to Nigerian youths: Participate actively in 2023 elections, shun violence - ITREALMS

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The European Union has urged Nigerian youths to go beyond obtaining their voter's card to participate actively in the upcoming 2023 general elections and ensure that they influence the outcome.
The head of the European Union (EU) delegation to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Ambassador Samuela Isopi described the 2023 polls as a critical time for young people in the country as it presents another opportunity for youths to be part of the decision making process.

National Dialogue post 3rd BR: Ene Obi harps on infrastructural investment for agriculture - ITREALMS

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Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria (AAN), Ms Ene Obi, has harped on infrastructural investment for agriculture growth across Nigeria, reports ITREALMS.
Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria (AAN), Ms Ene Obi
In her welcome address to the National Dialogue & Dissemination on Nigeria’s Performance at the 3rd Biennial Review Exercise on the Implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development (CAADP), on Wednesday at Hawthorn Suites, Abuja, Ene said, improved investment on infrastructure has become imperative especially in the agriculture sector.

Academy4Women: U.S. Consulate selects 250 women entrepreneurs - ITREALMS

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The U.S. government continues to support women’s full and free participation in the economy by creating platforms that enable them to thrive in their businesses, succeed as entrepreneurs, and prosper in their communities.
On Monday, the U.S. Consulate hosted a virtual event to welcome 250 Nigerian businesswomen selected to participate in the fourth cohort of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a U.S. government initiative that supports women entrepreneurs around the world.

LACMON decries killing of Deborah, David and rising injustice - ITREALMS

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The Catholic Men Organization of Nigeria Lagos Archdiocese (LACMON) has decried the recent killing of Deborah Samuel by her fellow students in Sokoto over accusation of blasphemy, reports ITREALMS.
LACMON President, Barr. Vincent Otiono
Deborah was a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto and was killed and burnt for alleged blasphemy.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

WSIS chair: Danbatta applauds Pantami - ITREALMS

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The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has congratulated the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, on his appointment as the Chairman of the 2022 World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Forum by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Danbatta described the choice of the Minister as chair of the Forum as a worthy recognition of Nigeria’s leadership role in the global digital economy ecosystem, noting that Nigeria has continued to hold a front-row seat in the promotion of information and communication technology (ICT) as a driving force for national development since the assumption of office of the Minister.

Engr. Gbenga Adebayo to review 'Sagacity of a digital revolution' - ITREALMS

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The chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) Engr. Gbenga Adebayo would be reviewing the latest book in the industry, entitled ‘Sagacity of a digital revolution’ authored by the award-winning journalist, Remmy Nweke, reports 
Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, reviewer of Sagacity Of A Digital Revolution

Adebayo, according to Remmy Nweke, would on Thursday, June 9, 2022 would share his thoughts as the reviewer at the book public presentation and formal launch slated to hold at the prestigious Welcome Centre Hotels, International Airport Road, Lagos, as a sideline event of the 2022 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development with the theme: ‘5G: Enthroning Internet Governance for Digital Economy.’

Rigging Allegation: Oshiomhole still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder says Fayemi - ITREALMS

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The Governor of Ekiti State and Presidential Aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Kayode Fayemi has denied any rigging alliance with the former National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole that he once asked him to rig an election in his favour, reports 
Dr Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State
Reacting, Fayemi said Oshiomhole is most likely still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder over his removal as party chairman, insisting there is no reason for such a request in the first instance.

Hybrid: Nigerian NSAs to review 3rd CAADP Biennial Report - ITREALMS

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A hybrid session is being put together to examine the recently released third CAADP Biennial Review (BR) by the national Non-State Actors (NSAs), reports 
Country Director, ActionAid Nigeria, Ene Obi
With this, the organisers, the ActionAid Nigeria plans for some virtual and physical sessions.

Kigali to host WTDC2022 focusing on SDGs - ITREALMS

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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will host its World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) in Kigali, Rwanda, between 6 and 16 June.

This landmark conference is dedicated to driving digital transformation in line with the global Sustainable Development Goals set out by the United Nations. 

Monday, May 16, 2022

Nigerian startups woo investors, eye $20,000 in Dubai - ITREALMS

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Out of over 500 applications submitted by Nigerian startups, 40 made the shortlist and four emerged winners at the just concluded GITEX Global Northstar Roadshow Startup Event which is aimed at giving opportunities to indigenous startups to pitch their products and services and stand a chance to win $20,000 at the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirate this year.

The Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) will fully sponsor four startups out of the 10 that emerged tops to attend GITEX, which are the first and second place winners from Abuja and Lagos. While NITDA will sponsor the participation of the other six startups.

Jumia shares surge over rumoured acquisition by Zinox - ITREALMS

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Speculations of a potential takeover of pan-African e-commerce firm Jumia Technologies by the Zinox Group, Sub-Saharan Africa’s leading tech conglomerate, has seen shares of the e-commerce giant rise by 14.81 per cent.
Investigations showed Jumia’s shares currently trading at $5.89 on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) after it spiked by 14.8 percent on Friday May 13, 2022.

Ukodie to unveil comprehensive book on ICT industry @eWorld Forum'22 - ITREALMS

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The Nigeria’s pioneer ICT journalist and chronicler, Mr. Aaron Ukodie, is set to unveil one of the most authoritative and comprehensive books on the industry.

The unveiling of the book, scheduled to hold on July 7, 2022, at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki Lagos, comes with a seminal discussion, under the eWorld Forum ’22, on how to further push forward the frontiers of broadband connectivity and the consolidation of 4G and deployment of 5G networks across the country.

GCA: Senegal leads Africa’s path to resilient recovery - ITREALMS

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Senegal is on the front lines of the global climate challenge and will play a critical role in leading Africa’s response, Patrick Verkooijen – CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation said in closing remarks in Dakar, after meeting President Macky Sall on Friday.
His Excellency, Macky Sall, President of Republic of Senegal and Prof. Dr Patrick Verkooijen, CEO, Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) at the Palace of the Republic in Dakar, Senegal after the meeting last Friday.
Cutting climate finance risks stoking even bigger conflicts down the line. World Bank data indicates that internal climate migration could reach up to 1 million people in Senegal by 2050.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

TD Africa @23: Rolls out special anniversary sales - ITREALMS

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TD Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa’s leading tech and lifestyle products distributor, is marking its 23 years of leadership in the ICT distribution segment with a special anniversary sale tagged Sellerbration.
The company turned 23 on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

Soludo assures AASDU of partnership - ITREALMS

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The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has assured that the Association of Anambra Sttw Development Unions (AASDU), being the official umbrella body for all Anambra town unions, trade and professional organisations in Lagos will be carried along in his governance of State, reports ITREALMS.
Chief Amechi Ebeledike,  AASDU President, Ichie Mezie Okoye, AASDU 3rd Vice President, Chief Dr Chidi Anyaegbu MFR, and HE, Prof C.C Soludo,  Governor of Anambra State at the event.
The Governor, accompanied by his Security Adviser, AVM Chiobi (rtd) made the assurance Wednesday, May 11 during his Security and Investment Fund Raising Dinner with Anambra Igbos in Lagos.

2022 WPFD: Speakers applaud Joseph Pulitzer’s courage, promotion of voiceless voices - ITREALMS

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Speakers at a screening of the documentary on “Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People” as part of the 2022 World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) have applauded the virtues of the late accomplished publisher, reports ITREALMS.
L-R The founder and Executive Secretary of MCDN, Mr. Lekan Otufodunrin; 2010 Winner of the CNN/Multichoice African Journalist Award, Pelu Awofeso; Deputy Director, Voice Of Nigeria, Mrs. Ugonma Cokey; 2021 WSCIJ-Nigerian Investigative Journalist of the Year, Kunle Akinrinade; Moderator and TV Host at Plus TV Africa, Maryann-Duke Okon and Information Specialist at the Public Affairs Section, US Consulate General, Lagos, Mr. Temitayo Famutimi
The screening was hosted by the United States (U.S.) Consulate General in Nigeria in collaboration with the Media Career Development Network (MCDN), at the Ikeja American Corner, Courier Plus Compound (inside former Concord Newspaper premises), Airport Road, Ikeja.

Beware! Hackers can unlock, steal your vehicles says NCC - ITREALMS

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…Warns of vulnerability to new Android trojan apps

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) wishes to alert telecom consumers and members of the public on an ongoing cyber-vulnerability that allows a nearby hacker to unlock vehicles, start their engines wirelessly and make away with the cars.
The fact that car remotes are categorized short range devices that make use of radio frequency (RF) to lock and unlock cars informed the need for the Commission to alert the general public on this emergent danger, where hackers take advantage to unlock and start a compromised car.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Joint Committee: To boost FG revenues in telecoms - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) have taken their collaboration a notch further by setting up a Joint Committee of senior and management staff of the two agencies towards the implementation of inter-agency strategies for enhancing national revenues in the telecommunications sector
The NCC’s Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management, Adeleke Adewolu, inaugurated the 17-member committee on behalf of the Commission’s Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, and the Executive Chairman of the FIRS, Mr. Muhammad Nami, at the NCC’s Board Room in Abuja on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

Penpushing sets for 4th anniversary lecture, inaugurates planning committee

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The management and editorial board of Penpushing media has set in motion machinery for its 4th anniversary lecture with the inauguration of a planning committee.

The board in a statement made available by the founder Prince Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji unveiled identities of the committee members to include: Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi as chairman, Hafsat Abiola-Costello who is the Secretary, as well as Eddy Ademosu, Bimbo Alagbe, Falilat Ogunkoya-Omotayo, Yemisi Fadairo, Sina Adefolahan and Peju Osoba as members.

Friday, May 13, 2022

How flowers lured me into event world says ‘Damilola Nubi - ITREALMS

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A graduate of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) and Creative Director of Twinkle Events, Mrs. Oluwadamilola Nubi, spoke to ITREALMS’ GBEMI OMOTOSO on a number of issues concerning event industry startup, revealing how her love for flowers lured her into event world.

Creative Director of Twinkle Events, Mrs. Oluwadamilola Nubi

How did you get your brand name?

I got it from my imagination "Twinkle" means lightning, or to be a star which complements my desire to be a star in the event world.

After 38 years, SSS removes Nigerian journalist from watchlist - ITREALMS

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The State Security Service (SSS) has removed a journalist, Lanre Arogundade, from a watchlist in which his name featured for 38 years, the Director-General of the Service, Yusuf Magaji Bichi, has revealed, reports 
President, International Press Institute (IPI Nigeria), Musikilu Mojeed.
Mr. Bichi spoke on Wednesday when a delegation from the Nigerian chapter of the International Press Institute (IPI Nigeria) led by its President, Musikilu Mojeed, visited him in Abuja, as part of the organisation's ongoing high-level engagements on the safety of journalists and press freedom in Nigeria.

Mr. Arogundade, director of the Lagos-based International Press Centre (IPC), was on February 10 intercepted and detained by officers of the SSS upon his arrival at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, from Banjul, The Gambia, where he went to train journalists on conflict reporting.

2022 NLNG’s Science Prize: Judges receive 107 entries - ITREALMS

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The 2022 panel of judges for The Nigeria Prize for Science has received the entries from scientists worldwide, reports ITREALMS.
Prof Agbo receiving the entries from Chief Mrs Akande
This, ITREALMS gathered, marks the commencement of the race to find a winner with the best scientific or research work on the theme “Innovations in Sustainable Food Security.”

Thursday, May 12, 2022

WAD2022: Prof Adeyeye advocates more asthma awareness, says its preventable - ITREALMS

Prof. Olayinka Olufunke Adeyeye is a Lung Health Improvement Expert and the Head of Department (HOD), Department of Medicine, Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Ikeja, Lagos. She spoke to ITREALMS' PAUL ADUNWOKE to mark World Asthma Day 2022, with the theme: ‘Closing Gaps in Asthma Care’. She outlined some interventions capable of reducing preventable suffering as well as the costs incurred by treating uncontrolled asthma.
Prof. Olayinka Olufunke Adeyeye
What is asthma?
Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition in which the airways are inflamed, the muscles of the airways contract and the linings of the airway are twitchy, swollen and the lumen becomes smaller with limitation to airflow. The sufferer has cough, episodic breathlessness, chest tightness and Noisy breathing (wheeze). This occurs on and off and may get better with or without treatment.

Engr Ige, former Communications Minister, pioneer NIG chair, is dead - ITREALMS

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The former Minister of Communications, and pioneer chairman of the Nigeria Internet Group (NIG), Engr Olawale Adeniji Ige, is dead, reports ITREALMS.
Late Engr Olawale Adeniji Ige
The family of Ige of Ile Seedu, Ijeru in Ogbomosho, Oyo State confirmed the passage to glory the former Minister of Communications, Engr Olawale Adeniji Ige, in a public statement available to

Zinox eyes Jumia for acquisition - ITREALMS

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One of the major e-commerce players in the African market, Jumia, appears to be battling severe headwinds after its share price – which once traded at record highs of $59.96 tumbling down and currently trading at less than $5 – prompting speculations of a loss of investor confidence and a surprise takeover by Sub-Saharan Africa’s leading tech conglomerate, the Zinox Group.
In April 2019, Jumia had listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with an eye-catching IPO which witnessed share prices opening at $14.5 and rising as high as $26. However, two weeks after, a damning report by Citron Research had accused Jumia of fraud, describing its stock as worthless. Specifically, the report had highlighted discrepancies in financials between investor presentations and SEC filings by Jumia, accusing its management of fraudulently inflating order numbers, while also labelling it a company burdened with inefficiencies.

Konga Tech Week thrills shoppers - ITREALMS

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Excitement has trailed the commencement of Konga Tech Week, an annual promotion by Nigeria’s leading composite e-commerce giant, with a rain of special deals, mouthwatering discounts and other incentives sparking excitement and a huge rush among shoppers.
Among the products witnessing a spike in patronage among shoppers on the Konga website – are smartphones with the Samsung Galaxy AO leading the way, Laptops, Cameras, Groceries and a long list of Home & Kitchen appliances, including TV sets, Blenders, Rechargeable Fans, Electric jugs, Rechargeable lanterns, among others receiving heavy attention.