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Communication Week Media Congratulates BoICT 2017 Awards Winners

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The editorial board, management and staff of Communication Week Media Limited, publishers of Nigeria CommunicationsWeek (weekly magazine); Communications ( The Guardian on Fridays) and daily e-newsletter, on Monday congratulated corporate and individual awardees at the recent Beacon of Information and Communication Technology (BoICT) awards 2017

Mr. Ken Nwogbo, publisher and editor in-chief of Communication Week Media Limited, said, “Starting from those who participated in the nomination/voting process to the winners, who took home the highly coveted awards we congratulate all.  The Beacon of ICT Distinguished Lecture also reflected the goal-, which is an effort to put Nigeria on the global information and communications technologies map.

“The special invitees are also worthy of appreciation, especially for their supports and encouraging words towards the organization of this year’s event”.

Roll Call of Winners:

Individual Awardees:
Peter Arogundade, MD, Sidmach Technologies Nigeria Limited (Man of The Year Award); BiodunOmoniyi, MD/CEO, VDT Communications Limited (ICT Personality of The Year Award); Gbenga Adebayo, chairman of ALTON and chairman/group CEO, CNSSL Group of Companies (Life Time Achievement Award; Femi Adeoti, MD/CEO, Africa Operations for Inlaks (ICT Entrepreneur Of The Year); Obabori Peter Olusola, GMD, Red Star Express Plc., Courier Personality Of The Year; Hillary Nwaukor- CEO, i-Naira Integrated Services Ltd.,- Technology Innovator Of The Year; Tony Ojobo, director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)- Spokesman of The Year;

Corporate Awardees
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)- Regulator Of The Year; Sidmach Technologies Nigeria Limited- Best Indigenous Software Company Of The Year; Sidmach Technologies Nigeria Limited- Technology Innovation Hub Of The Year; Inlaks Computers- ICT Company Of The Year; Aviat Networks- Backhaul Wireless Integrator Of The Year; Cornerstone Insurance Plc.,- Best Use Of Technology Insurance Company Of The Year; CNSSL Call Centre Limited- BPO Contact Centre Of The Year; VDT Communications- Broadband Company Of The Year; VDT Communications- Corporate Internet Company Of The Year; ESET (Nigeria)- Information Security Product Of The Year; Spectranet 4G LTE- Best 4G LTE Provider Of The Year; Zenith Bank Plc.,- Mobile Banking App Of The Year; Computer Warehouse Group (CWG)- e-Commerce Platform Of The Year (smerp.ng); Rack Centre- ICT Infrastructure Provider Of The Year; Rack Centre- ICT Infrastructure Provider Of The Year (Data Centre); Vodacom Business- Enterprise Solutions Provider Of The Year; Vodacom Business- Internet Of Things Focused Company Of The Year; Priority Communications Limited- IT Service Provider Of The Year; Soft Solutions Limited- Cloud Computing Security Company Of The Year; Tradeways Express Int’l Limited- Most Innovative Courier Operator Of The Year; Cellulant- Best Payment Platform Solutions Provider Of The Year; DHL- Courier Operator Of The Year (Int’l); OLX (Nigeria)- Best Classified Ad Website Of The Year; ForexTime.com- Online Forex Trading Company Of The Year; Digital Encode- Cyber Security Company Of The Year; Digital Encode- Compliance Advisory Company of the Year Skool Media- Tech Start-Up Of The Year; Path Solutions- Islamic Banking Solutions Provider Of The Year 2017; Themap.Online- Fastest Growing e-Commerce Portal Of The Year; Weco Systems Int’l Limited- ICT Business Integrator Of The Year; Transroyal Courier Limited- Best Indigenous Courier Company Of The Year; Medallion Communications Limited- ICT Clearing House Of The Year; FPG Technologies & Solutions Limited- Cyber Security Product Company Of The Year; Gionee- Mobile Phone Brand Of The Year; 21st Century Technologies Limited- Fiber Optic Provider Of The Year; SystemSpecs- e-Payment Platform Of The Year (Remita); FinTrak Software- IT Implementation and Support Company Of The Year; FinTrak Software- Business Efficiency Solutions Provider Of The Year; Wakanow- Travellers Portal Of The Year; Sunnet Systems & Data Services- Customer Focused Technology Company Of The Year; i-Concept- Telecom Value Added Services (VAS) Provider Of The Year

The Beacon of ICT Distinguished Lecture is designed to explore efforts to put Nigeria on the global information and communications technologies map.

The awards are Communication Week Media’s effort to honour deserving individual and corporate organizations through a transparent voting process.

At the inaugural edition of the event which comes after a lecture, Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, then executive vice chairman, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) delivered the lecture and gazing into the crystal ball, foretold a broadband revolution.

Over the years, Engr. Yomi Bolarinwa, former Director-General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC); Dr. Jean Luc Fort, CEO at OR System France and a specialist in Counterparty Risk; and Professor Chris Nwagboso, Chairman, Knowledge Factory International, United Kingdom and one of the best brains in integrated transport and automotive systems in world have delivered the keynotes.

Others are: Uche Orji, managing director/chief executive officer, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA); Biodu Omoniyi, Managing Director/CEO, VDT Communications; and Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director, Rack Centre Limited.

There has never been a dull moment with the event which draws top politicians and government functionaries as well captains in the ICT industry as well financial institutions.

 

 


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Customs Says No NIN, No Food as FG Begins Distribution of Seized Food Items

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Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has commenced the distribution of seized food items across the country, following a mandate from the federal government, in a bid to alleviate the economic hardships faced by Nigerians.

Customs Says No NIN, No Food as FG Begins Distribution of Seized Food Items

Beneficiaries would be required to provide a verifiable National Identification Number (NIN) to access the assistance.

Wale Adeniyi, customs comptroller-general, announced the initiative during a flag-off event in Lagos, highlighting the collaboration with other agencies to ensure direct distribution to those in need.

The distribution targets various segments of the population, including artisans, teachers, and religious organizations, with an emphasis on reducing food prices.

Adeniyi assured the public of the safety of the distributed rice, certified by NAFDAC, and outlined measures to prevent misuse or diversion.

The operation addresses food hoarding and smuggling, contributing to the government’s broader strategy to stabilize food prices and enhance national food security.

 

 

 


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Access Bank, FG Partner to Provide N50bn Funding for MSMEs

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Access Bank has said that it will be working with the Office of the Vice President to provide N50 billion as soft loans and grants to four million Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), in the country.

Chioma Ogwo, Head, Emerging Businesses at Access Bank Plc, disclosed this at the Inaugural Job Creation and MSME Quarterly Communications Forum in Abuja on Thursday.

Ogwo said the initiative was aimed at empowering businesses in Nigeria, by building their capacities and providing them with financial support.

According to her, 4 million MSMEs are expected to be empowered every year for four years, with 70,000 having access to finance while 300,000 will receive training.

She also mentioned that as part of the initiative, selected SMEs will have the chance to travel overseas and observe how businesses operate in other nations through its Business Exchange Programme.

Ogwo said: “So, this initiative, called the Youth Thrive by Access, is focused on MSMEs and we are looking at empowering them. There are different ways in which we are going to empower them. We are going to empower them by building their capacity and giving them access to affordable finance.

“We are going to build their capacities in different ways. There is going to be digital, technical, and also, skill acquisition training. With regards to finance, we are going to be giving them loans, and we are also going to be giving them grants.

“The grants are free. They are not paying us back. But, we are only giving grants to deserving SMEs who have done very well and there are price ranges for different categories.

“So, we have earmarked 50 billion for this intervention. For the first year, we will look at it and then will would review it”

While praising Access Bank for the initiative, Mr. Temitola Adekunle-Johnson, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation and MSMEs, Office of the Vice-President, stated that the objective was to remove obstacles to MSMEs’ loan access and to secure lower interest rates for them.

Johnson added that after evaluating the initiative’s effectiveness, the federal government would then consider whether to expand the funding.

According to him, “What we are trying to achieve is to be able to guarantee seamless and easy access to funding for the SMEs. We want businesses to be able to apply for funding and be sure that in the worst case, in 14 days, you have the funds that you need for your business.

“We do not want businesses to apply for loans and be waiting for disbursement in six weeks. Some of these businesses can fold up within those months. So, what we want, and what they have promised us, which we know they have the capacity to deliver on, is that this disbursements will be quick after the loan assessments are processed, so that we will help reduce the bottlenecks of MSMEs running from pillar to looking for funding.”


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MoneyMaster PSB Records Increase in Customer Base

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MoneyMaster Payment Service Bank, promoted and backed by digital services company Globacom has continued to witness tremendous increase in its customer base since it commenced operations.

The PSB which launched commercial operations in May 2022 in order to deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria is focused on the unbanked and under-banked in the country.

The number of customers has been on increase with majority of them attracted by the bank’s digital channels such as USSD, mobile app and internet banking which allow them to open accounts, buy airtime and data, pay utility bills and perform other services hitch free.

The PSB has also embarked several innovations, with new services introduced in recent times for the benefit of its customers across the country.

These developments, industry sources said propelled Nigerians to join the bank in order to enjoy series of top – notch financial services and also conduct their banking transactions assurance promptly.

The sources disclosed further that “There are currently over 4,000 billers on the MMPSB platform and that the number is growing on a daily basis.

“Through the platform, customers are able to pay for many essential services such as airtime, data, electricity, cable subscription, etc”.

The PSB is also retooling and reengineering its operation with several new initiatives to be unveiled soon for better customer experience, thus assuring them of exciting times ahead.


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