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NDSF@15: Ojo, Adebayo, Nnamani, Ekuwem, Nwannenna, Odusote Join DigitalSENSE Hall of Fame

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Mr. Edetaen Ojo, Executive Director, Media Rights Agenda 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.

From left: Lead Consulting Strategist, DigitalSENSE Africa and Group Executive Editor, ITREALMS Media, Sir Remmy Nweke, Chairman, 2024 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development and Executive Director, Media Rights Agenda, Mr. Edetaen Ojo; Chairman, Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) and CNSSL group, Engr. Gbenga Adebayo; Legal Adviser, DNS WomenNG Barr. (Mrs) Amaka Onumonu who stood in for Chief Executive Officer, Digital Realty Nigeria, Engr. Ike Nnamani; Managing Director, Condata Systems Limited, Dr. Chris Nwannenna; President, Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) Mr. Sola Akinsanya who represented NIRA Board of Trustee (BoT) chairperson, Mrs. Ibukun Odusote; Chief Technical Officer, Teledom Group, Engr. Joseph Enyia, who represented Executive Vice Chairman, Teledom Group, Engr. Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem and President/Founder, DNS WomenNG, Mrs Nkem Nweke, at the 2024 DigitalSENSE Hall of Fame powered by ITREALMS Media group at the prestigious Welcome Center Hotels, International Airport Road, Lagos.

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.”

Nweke also said that the inaugural induction into DigitalSENSE Africa Hall of Fame was a special occasion set aside for eminent individuals for the worthy contributions they have entrenched in the Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) ecosystem over the years by the leadership of DigitalSENSE Africa and management of ITREALMS Media.

He urged them to continue shining the light as role models in the Internet eco-system as everything nowadays has been linked to the online space and more efforts are required to ensure that Internet space is safe for everyone.

Nweke noted that during the induction, the Legal Adviser to DNS WomenNG, Barr. Amaka Onumonu stood in for Engr. Nnamani, whereas Dr. Ekuwem was represented by the Chief Technical Officer, Teledom Group, Engr. Joseph Enyia, and President, Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Mr. Sola Akinsanya represented Mrs Odusote, the BoT chair.

The NDSF@15 equally witnessed the presentation of DigitalSENSE Africa Hall of Fame medals to all the inductees and awards.

Other individual awardees included the Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), Mr. Gbenga Sesan, Managing Director, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), Mr. Muhammed Rudman and Managing Director, WizzyHub Computers, Mr. Francis Uzor, while the corporate category comparised Digital Realty Nigeria, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Welcome Centre Hotels and Upland College Lagos.

Nweke further recalled that in 2009, the Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum (NDSF) series on Internet Governance for Development made a debut at the Golden Gate Restaurant Ikoyi-Lagos and ever since, has remained firm in rallying stakeholders to take discourse on Internet access, openness, affordability, connectivity and ICT infrastructure.

NDSF series on IG4D, powered by ITREALMS Media group is hosted by DigitalSENSE Africa, an At-Large Structure (ALS) certified by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), in collaboration with relevant stakeholders including Internet Society (ISOC), Nigeria chapter, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Digital Realty Nigeria, NNPC Limited, NLNG, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) among others.


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Nigerians Pay Some N87m in Bribes to Public, Private Officials In 2023

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At least N87 million bribes were paid to Nigerian public and private officials in 2023, according to data from National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

Nigerians Pay Some N87m in Bribes to Public, Private Officials In 2023

NBS data also indicated that of all Nigerian citizens who had at least one contact with a public official in the 12 months prior to the 2023 survey, 27 per cent paid a bribe to a public official.

According to the Bureau, Nigerians’ confidence in the government’s anti-corruption effort has been declining over time and across regions.

“While in 2019, more than half of all citizens thought that the government was effective in fighting corruption, in 2023, the share declined to less than a third of all citizens.

“The downward trend in the citizens’ confidence is observable across the entire country, with all six zones recording reductions of more than 10 percentage points between 2019 and 2023 in terms of the share of citizens who thought the government was effective in fighting corruption,” it stated.


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12 Professors, 15 Others Inducted into Shell Sabbatical, Research Positions

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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.

12 Professors, 15 Others Inducted into Shell Sabbatical, Research Positions

A cross section of participants in the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Joint Venture’s 2024 sabbatical and research programme in a group photograph with the leadership of SPDC’s Corporate Relations team at the induction ceremony held in Port Harcourt…recently.

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 Mr. Igo Weli, Shell Nigeria’s Head of Corporate Relations, and SPDC Director.

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 Mrs. Bunmi Edith Lawson, NNPC Upstream Investment Management Services, 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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Ex Power Minister who Allegedly Stole N33Bn Gets N10Bn Bail

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Saleh Mamman, former minister of Power, who was charged for a N33 billion fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been granted bail.

Ex Power Minister who Allegedly Stole N33Bn Gets N10Bn Bail

During a sitting on Friday, at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Mamman was granted N10 billion billion with two sureties in like sum.

Issuing the verdict, James Omotosho, chief judge, held that the sureties must be owners of landed properties within the Federal Capital Territory with a minimum valuation of N750 million.

The judge stated that the sureties must swear an affidavit of means and submit their three-year tax clearance certificates, adding that certified copies of the defendant and sureties’ bank statements and their most recent passport photograph must also be submitted.

In addition, the judge directed the defendant to turn in his international passport to the court’s registrar, stating that the registrar must confirm every document before the defendant is allowed to leave custody.

The court further ordered that the defendant be held in jail until all bail requirements were fulfilled and that the sureties could provide a bank guarantee or bond of N10 billion. The case has been adjourned until September 25, 2024.

On Thursday, July 11, the judge ordered the remand of the former minister at the Kuje Prison after his not-guilty plea to all the 12-count charges preferred against him. His lawyer, Femi Ate, a senior advocate, however, told the court that a bail application had been filed on behalf of his client.

Although the judge stated the bail application had not yet made it into the court file, the lawyer representing the EFCC, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika, also a senior advocate, admitted that the application had been received.

Meanwhile, the defendant had collapsed outside the courtroom before the hearing on Thursday but was revived with the help of his lawyers and some medical personnel at the court.

 


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