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Alpha-Geek Technologies CEO Felicitates with Tola Odeyemi on her Appointment as New Postmaster General of NIPOST

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Oluwaseun Dania, CEO, Alpha-Geek Technologies has applauded the appointment of Ms. Tola Odeyemi as the new Postmaster General and CEO of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu led Administration.

He noted that the appointment marks a new dawn for the Nigerian Postal Service.

According to him, “Today we mark a milestone in the era of technological advancement and policy innovation in Nigeria as we celebrate the appointment of Ms. Tola Odeyemi as the new Postmaster General and CEO of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST).

“This discerning decision by the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Administration heralds a new dawn for NIPOST and is indicative of a future-forward governance approach.

“With a sterling career reflecting a firm grounding in Tech Policy and Government Regulation, coupled with distinguished roles at global giants like Uber and Binance, Ms. Odeyemi has proven herself to be an authority in the intersection of technology and policy. Her journey through pivotal roles, including being the Team Lead for the Industry Infrastructure and Technology Project (South West Implementation) at the Central Bank of Nigeria and Facility Manager/External Projects Manager at 21st Century Technologies, is a testament to her in-depth knowledge and innovative leadership.

“In addition to her vast professional experiences, she has displayed notable public service, having served as the Executive Secretary/Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor H.E. Akinwunmi Ambode, where her contributions to policy-making and strategic implementation have been profoundly impactful”.

Ms. Odeyemi’s extensive 15-year career, reflecting expertise in Technology Policy, Financial Technology Regulation, Environmental Regulation, Investment and Trade Promotion, Infrastructure Finance, and Public Sector Policy Reform, uniquely positions her as a trailblazer capable of steering NIPOST towards technological advancement and operational excellence in line with the goals set out by the Minister for Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy; Dr. Bosun Tijani.

In her role as a Public Policy Professional with a solid background in Electrical and Systems Engineering, Ms. Odeyemi has consistently demonstrated not only her aptitude in deploying technology to meet policy and regulatory requirements but also her competency in formulating forward-thinking technology policies.

The mastery with which she has supervised technical teams, ensuring the execution of core objectives and her extensive policy implementation advisory expertise, particularly in the strategic implementation of frameworks for Public Sector, Technology projects, and Infrastructure financing, assures us that the future of NIPOST is bright and robust under her esteemed leadership.

Alpha-Geek Technologies extends heartfelt congratulations to Ms. Tola Odeyemi on this remarkable achievement. We anticipate a transformative journey for NIPOST and are excited to witness the innovative strides it will undoubtedly take under her leadership. Together, let’s embrace this new chapter where technology, policy, and effective governance converge to create an impactful future for Nigeria.

 


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Court Dismisses Base Stations Lawsuit Against ATC, MTN

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ATC Nigeria, a subsidiary of American Tower Corporation, and MTN Nigeria scored a major victory in court last week over constructing or operating base transceiver stations “within close proximity” to stations owned by IHS Towers Nigeria.

The lawsuit against the two had been filed by non-profit organisation, Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) Resource Centre, in November 2023.

Additionally, HEDA also filed a contempt of court case against ATC Nigeria’s CEO, Errol Ambler-Smith, seeking his arrest, which HEDA later withdrew.

ATC Nigeria announced that on Friday, June 21, 2024, the court struck out HEDA’s suit against ATC Nigeria and MTN Nigeria on the grounds that it was speculative and failed to disclose any reasonable cause of action.

American Tower said it has “always been and remains committed to upholding” the highest standards of legal compliance and operational integrity in all its activities.

“We are pleased that the court recognised the speculative nature of HEDA’s lawsuit, and we are hopeful that this outcome will send a message to other similar potential speculative lawsuits. We appreciate the support and understanding of all our stakeholders as we continue to invest in, and provide critical infrastructure for, Nigeria’s telecommunications industry,” ATC Nigeria said in a statement.


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Airtel Boosts Sickle Cell Awareness with CrimsonBow Initiative Collaboration

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In commemoration of this year’s World Sickle Cell Day, Airtel Nigeria partnered with the CrimsonBow Sickle Cell Initiative to host a well-attended sickle cell awareness and clinic over the weekend, at Dansol Primary School, Ikeja, Lagos.

The event which aimed at improving sickle cell education and supporting individuals living with sickle cell disease, featured free counselling for sickle cell patients, free medical testing, drug dispensing, and sensitization sessions to educate the public about the sickle cell disease.

Through the partnership, much-needed support and resources were provided to affected individuals while promoting early detection and proper management of the condition.

Commenting on the involvement of Airtel in the program, Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Femi Oshinlaja, emphasized Airtel’s dedication to good health as part of the telecommunication company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals.

“We are proud to partner with CrimsonBow Sickle Cell Initiative in this important endeavour, as it reflects our commitment to corporate social responsibility and improving community health outcomes. The goal of this partnership is to provide crucial support to individuals living with sickle cell disease and to help raise awareness about the condition.

“Through this partnership, we strongly hope to make a positive impact on the lives of those affected,” he said.

Speaking at the event, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CrimsonBow Sickle Cell Initiative, Timi Edwin, expressed gratitude to Airtel. In her remarks, “This partnership with Airtel Nigeria allows us to extend our reach and provide essential services to more individuals living with sickle cell disease. We appreciate Airtel Nigeria for their support in making this event possible.”

Airtel Nigeria has continued to reinforce its position as an organization committed to the well-being of the society through various corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Asides initiative partnerships like this to combat the challenges faced by individuals living with sickle cell disease, they continue to make strides under several CSR initiatives, contributing to the overall effort to enhance the general wellness of Nigerians.

 


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Tinubu appoints Tunji Bello as CEO of FCCPC

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President Bola Tinubu has appointed Olatunji Bello as the new Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice-Chairman of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, noted that the appointment is pending confirmation by the Senate.

He said that the President expects that the new Chief Executive Officer of this important agency will ensure the holistic realization of the Commission’s mandate of protecting and promoting the interest and welfare of Nigerian consumers and ensuring the adoption of measures to guarantee the safety and quality of goods and services.

Bello, who is a lawyer, administrator, and renowned journalist, is the former secretary to the Lagos State Government and holds a Master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos.

“He studied Law at the same university and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2002,” the statement read.

“Bello began his career in journalism at the Concord Newspapers in 1985 and held the positions of Group Political Editor; Sunday Concord Editor, and Editor, National Concord.

“He is a winner of the US Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship and was appointed the Chairman, Editorial Board of THISDAY Newspapers in 2001.

“He also served as Commissioner for Environment under various administrations in Lagos State.


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