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Nigeria Prefers NIN Linked SIM Cards to Health as Crowd Gathers at NIMC Enrolment Centres

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Millions of Nigerians gathered across the nation’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) enrolment centres on Monday as the deadline set by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to disconnect SIM cards not linked to National Identity Number (NIN) approaches.

Last week, the Nigerian Communications Commission and the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy ordered all telecommunications firms in Nigeria to block all Subscriber Identification Modules (SIMs) not linked or registered with valid Identification Numbers (NINs) after December 30.

Approximately 6 business days to the deadline, Nigerians flock to enrolment centres despite new COVID-19 strain fast spreading across the world.

The United Kingdom and the rest of the European nations have locked their doors to travelers in an effort to curb the spread of the new type of COVID-19.

However, Nigeria with a sizeable number of UK travelers leaves its airports open while forcing citizens to gather across the nation’s NIMC centres for enrolment.

CEO/Founder Investors King Ltd, a foreign exchange research analyst, contributing author on New York-based Talk Markets and Investing.com, with over a decade experience in the global financial markets.

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Facebook Partners With Reuters to Launch Free Online Course for Journalists

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The Facebook Journalism Project has partnered with Reuters to launch a free online training programme for Journalists, called the Reuters Digital Journalism Course.

The Project works with publishers around the world to strengthen the connection between journalists and the communities they serve. Its training, programs, and partnerships work by: investing in organizations that fund quality journalism; training newsrooms globally; and partnering with publishers and nonprofits to combat misinformation, promote news literacy, and improve journalism.

Reuters developed the free online course curriculum after its Digital News Report found more people were using social media to access news. It focuses on digital news gathering, verification and reporting, and publishing on social media. It also covers wellness and resilience training while reporting.

According to Facebook, the course is aimed at both seasoned journalists and industry newcomers. Upon completing the course, participants will receive a certificate.

“At Facebook, we’re grateful to journalists across Africa who are working hard to keep their communities informed about the issues that matter,” Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy, Strategic Media Partnerships Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa said. “The Facebook Journalism Project will assist our region’s journalists in developing strong fundamental knowledge as they navigate the rapidly changing digital news landscape.” Muhutu-Remy added.

This Digital Journalism Course aims to support journalists across English speaking countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to build a strong foundation in digital reporting and editing.

“With news media firmly in the digital age, being able to use digital platforms safely and effectively is essential,” Reuters Executive Editor Gina Chua said in a statement.

“The Reuters Digital Journalism Course offers best practices from Reuters journalists around the world to provide the foundation for sound journalism, whether you’re a budding journalist or a seasoned one looking for a refresher.”

To sign up for the course, you must create an account on the Reuters Digital Journalism course website. The course is also available to journalists from other parts of the world.

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Konga Travel Unveils Mega Summer Deals

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Konga Travel and Tours, Nigeria’s frontline travel booking agency, is offering flyers the best travel packages to choice summer destinations around the world, in addition to putting its considerable expertise at their disposal in aiding them to process their visa and passport requirements.

The development serves as good news for millions of Nigerians in search of attractive travel deals for their summer vacations.

Top on the bill is a special offer on Virgin Atlantic for prospective travelers to the United Kingdom. Added to the attractive pricing offered by Konga Travel for this destination, each flyer who purchases a ticket automatically wins a free voucher to shop on Konga.

Further bound to excite flyers is a number of comprehensive and affordable summer packages to exotic locations such as Dubai, Zanzibar, Kigali, Mombasa and Nairobi.

For these locations, Konga Travel is offering a one-month visa, up to a week’s accommodation, daily breakfast, airport drop-off/pick-up and a tour of some of the most memorable sites in each location for travelers at unbelievable prices, starting from N564,731. Interestingly, the package also covers flights to each location (except Nairobi).

Also, Konga Travel is offering mouth-watering prices to Dubai, UAE and Seoul, South Korea as well as s number of destinations in the United States, including Houston, New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Washington D.C.

Eric Nana, VP, Konga Travel, says the summer deals being extended by the company are unmatched in the market, adding that the initiative is borne out of the desire to continually offer customers premium service and satisfaction.

‘‘Konga Travel is renowned for going over and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction. Right from inception, this is what we have been known for. Indeed, it is a factor that has made us stand out in the market. This is what we are putting on the table once again with these juicy summer vacation packages for our customers.

‘‘These deals have been carefully put together to deliver great value without burning a hole in our customers’ pockets. Also, you can rest assured that on Konga Travel, you can find the best prices for any local or international destination you may have in mind. I urge all intending travelers to check out the prices and offers on the website before making a decision,’’ he concluded.

Having emerged on the scene a little over two years ago, Konga Travel – which was recently named the Most Innovative Agency by the global airline, Virgin Atlantic, as well as Travel Agency of the Year at the 2020 Beacon of ICT (BoICT) Awards – has distinguished itself.

Within a short space of its existence, the company has grown nearly 25 percent on a month-on-month basis, acquired all the requisite and major travel certifications and rolled out multiple physical store locations nationwide.

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Supreme Court of Seychelles Findings, Uphold the rights Of African Content Producers

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A recent finding of the Supreme Court of the Seychelles in the case of MultiChoice Africa Holdings B.V and SuperSport International (Pty) Ltd v Intelvision Limited, shows African courts are willing to protect the rights of content producers and rights holders.

The Court found that Intelvision was breaking the law when it broadcast matches from the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) football tournament, for which it did not have broadcast rights. This is the first successful application of the Seychelles’ Copyright Act.

This decision sets a strong national and regional precedent in upholding content-sharing agreements to ensure that the rights of content providers are protected at every level of the supply chain. The goal is to ensure that creators are remunerated fairly and the content ecosystem – on which much of modern media is built – remains sustainable.

The Court ordered that a commissioner be appointed to investigate Intelvision’s accounts to assess the benefit derived by Intelvision from the illegal broadcast of the AFCON tournament. Once the investigation is complete, the Court will determine the amount to be paid by Intelvision to MultiChoice Africa and SuperSport as damages suffered by these parties.

Content piracy takes many forms, often simply amounting to intentional content theft. The respondent, Intelvision, was found to be in breach of copyright for its blatant disregard of the rights held by the content producers and rights owners.

While the Seychelles ruling is to be applauded, the fight against piracy is global and Africa is meeting the challenge head on. Civil-society organisations and government agencies across the continent are actively working to protect content-creator and owner rights by developing policy, passing laws and enforcing them.

There is also a willingness among content stakeholders to assert their own rights, as the MultiChoice and SuperSport victory in the Seychelles demonstrates. Increasingly, Africa is building a united front against piracy and fighting for copyright-protection enforcement.

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