Mr. Remmy Nweke, Lead Consulting Strategist and Group Executive Editor of ITREALMS Media Group, has been elected to the Nigeria Internet Registration Association, NIRA, Board of Trustees, with four others.
NIRA, which was created on March 23, 2005, manages Nigeria’s country code top-level domain,.ng, and domain name registration is handled by NIRA licensed registrars, using its Registry-Registrar-Registrant model for administering and managing the top-level domain.
Mrs. Ibukun Odusote, former pioneer technical contact person on.NG; Mr. Biyi Oladipo, former NIRA Financial Secretary; Mrs. Mary Uduma, former NIRA president; and Mr. Yunusa Zakari Ya’u, Executive Director Centre for Information Technology and Development, CITAD.
This comes as NIRA elected Mr. Adesola Akinsanya and Mr. Murtala Abdullahi as new President and Vice President, respectively, at the 15th Annual General Meeting, AGM, cum election held in Lagos on Friday at The Zone.
In that order, they took over from Mr. Mohammed Rudman and Mr. Toba Obaniyi.
Mr. Peter Oluka, Editor of TechEconomy, Mr. Ebenezer Dare of Hostlag Limited, and Seun Kehinde of QServers Networks Limited were also elected to the NIRA Executive Board of Directors, EBoD, at the meeting.
Mr. Remmy Nweke, also known as “dotNG Evangelist,” is the Group Executive Editor of the award-winning ITREALMS Media Group and the Lead Consulting Strategist of DigitalSENSE Africa.
He is currently the Publicity Secretary of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP), as well as the Chairman of the Awareness and Sensitisation Committee of the Nigerian Content Consultative Forum on Information and Communication Technologies (NCCF-ICT) Sectoral Working Group.
Nweke, a remarkable member and former Executive Director at NIRA, as well as the immediate past Vice President, African Civil Society on the Information Society, ACSIS, pioneered the NIRA eNewsletter as the chairman of Publicity and served on various committees including the Establishment and Finance, Accreditation, as well as promoted the institutionalization of NIRA House and pioneered the NIRA Media College during his term on the board.
Nweke leads a team at DigitalSENSE Africa, an ITREALMS Media Group project and an ICANN-certified At-Large Structure, ALS, that has hosted several industry stakeholders since 2009 to the impressive Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum series on Internet Governance for Development, IG4D, IPv6 Roundtable, ITREALMS’ E-Waste Dialogue, and DSA’s Digital Rights Series.
Remmy Nweke holds an MA in Contemporary Diplomacy from the University of Malta, and has over 25 years of experience in Nigeria and the global ICT industry. He has received several professional awards, including the prestigious Highway Africa News Agency, HANA, African Journalist of the Year, Africa Siemens Profile Awards, and African Information Society Awards, to name a few.
An active member of the Multistakeholders Advisory Group, MAG, of Nigeria Internet Governance Forum, NIGF, Nweke, a former Non-Profit Operational Concerns, NPOC, Representative to the Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group (NCSG-Finance Committee) at the Generic Name Supporting Organisation, GNSO, is equally the chairman of Communications and Advocacy at IPv6 Council Nigeria and a member with stakeholders’ interest across the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group, NCSG; Non-Commercial Users Constituency, NCUC, and Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency, NPOC, Africa Regional At Large Organisation, AFRALO, in addition as a team member of the NomCom Implementation Review Working Group, NomComIRWG, Internet Society (ISOC), AFRALO, At-Large Advisory Committee, ALAC, Language Services Working Group on ICANN website document translation; Next-Generation gTLD Registration Directory Service (RDS); NPOC Policy Committee; NCSG Policy Committee; Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability [CCWG-ACCT] [Ws2-hr] HR subgroup among others.
Nweke is an Online Personality and Influencer, OPI, and a past member of the NIRA and ISOC Nigeria Chapter Constitution Review Committees, among others.
He is the founding Publicity Secretary of the Open Source Foundation for Nigeria, the National Coordinator of the Media Centre Against Child Malnutrition, MeCAM, and the founding Secretary of the Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (Lagos branch).
Additionally, Nweke is the author of industry books not limited to “A Decade of ICT Reportage in Nigeria, the award-winning series; Sagacity of a digital revolution; Role of Nigeria in Peace Keeping in West Africa,” to name a few.
Nweke is an Associate Member (Patron), Nigeria Red Cross, St. Jude Catholic Parish Oshodi-Lagos, and a Man of Order and Discipline (MoD) Associate (Patron | Lt. Col).
He was made a Knight of Mulumba in 2022, and he currently leads the Cyber Rights Advocacy Coalition (West Africa).
Remmy Nweke, a former Chairman of the Awba-Ofemili Development Union (ADU Lagos branch), is also the ADU’s lead representative to the Association of Anambra State Development Unions, AASDU, in Lagos and the curator of African Media.
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