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A Message From The President

       May  14, 2015                       Volume 3 No. 55
A word of Appreciation

Thank you very much for electing me as your President for the next two years. I feel very humbled by your gesture.

I must express my appreciation to the immediate Past President, Mrs Mary Nma Uduma, for the great work she did for our Association.

She has set a very good standard for us to build upon. The idea of this newsletter for example is a very good tool for information dissemination amongst stakeholders.
Under my watch, we will strive to increase our reach as an association and also improve the quality of Registration Services and Member Services at NIRA.
As a first step, I have proposed to the Board, in addition to our standing committees, the setup of a Stakeholders Engagement Committee that will be tasked with Interfacing with Federal Government, State Governments, the Organized Private Sector as well as the various Civil Societies, to open up our membership and services to very many more Nigerians.
In the course of the year, we will be more visible on Social Media as we engage the population that is already online, to drive the uptake of the ".ng" brand. The goal is to make Nigerians associate with our TLD and be willing to use it.
As your President, I am open to Ideas and Suggestions from you, so that we can make NIRA an organization that meets the yearnings of all stakeholders.
I Count on your support!
Sunday Folayan
President, NIRA
News!  News!!  News!!!

On the 28th April 2015, NiRA was at the NYSC Social Media Empowerment and Exhibition Day, at Yabatech Multipurpose Hall, Lagos State, to enlighten our teeming youth on their .ng identity on cyberspace. It was an exciting day for the over 3000 corp members in attendance. This was a platform provided by Microres Nig Ltd and NYSC Lagos State. The theme of the event being “Social Media for Skills, Jobs and Business Empowerment. There were several speakers including the NYSC State Coordinator, all aiming to equip our youth with knowledge and appropriate skills  for life after the NYSC.
NiRA used the opportunity to create, within the youth, further awareness of the domain name industry, highlighting possible areas of wealth empowerment. The NYSC members could become NiRA Accredited Registrars or Resellers to NiRA Accredited Registrars. NiRA flyers were distributed to the youth.

NIRA's Annual General Meeting

NiRA held the 7th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of its members on Friday 30th April, 2015. NiRA proudly hosted the AGM at its newly commissioned Office Complex, 8 Funsho Williams Avenue, Iponri, Surulere, Lagos. For the full report, please click REPORT

The AGM was an august gathering of NiRA Board of Trustees, NiRA Executive Board of Directors, Members, Stakeholders, Observers and the Press with a record of 86 attendees.
Mrs. Mary Uduma, the then President of the Executive Board of Directors, chaired the AGM until the elections into the vacant positions on the Executive Board of Directors including the position of President, was conducted.
Four (4) positions became vacant at the Executive Board of Directors level, namely the positions of President, Vice President and 2 Members and these were filled at the AGM. Nominations to the vacant positions were received within the specified timelines.
The Candidates presented impressive manifestos resulting to keenly contested elections. The results of the elections unveiled Mr. Sunday Folayan as President, Mr. Muhammed Rudman as Vice President and Mr. Segun Akano and Mr. Sunday Olutayo as members.

For more details of the new Executive Board of Directors, Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), please visit NiRA website  for the complete list of the 4th Executive Board of Directors.
NIRA encourages Members to take interest and contribute to the IANA stewardship Transition 

During the 7th Annual General Meeting of NIRA, Presentations were made by  Mrs. Mary Uduma and Mr. Seun Ojedeji on the IANA Stewardship Transition, which is being spearheaded by the  Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability).
The Internet community is actively discussing the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) stewardship transition process.  As part of the names and numbers community, NIRA encourages members and stakeholders to get involved. NiRA members and stakeholders are encouraged to comment on the ongoing process.
For the presentations made by Mrs. Mary Uduma and Mr. Seun Ojedeji at the NiRA 7th AGM, kindly click on the link: HERE


Africa Internet Summit (AIS) 2015

24th May to 5th June 2015 - Tunisia

WSIS Forum 2015

25th to 29th May 2015, ​Geneva, Switzerland

Advanced Registry Operators Course And Africa Internet Summit

 Date: May 25 - Jun 05, 2015
Venue: Tunis, Tunisia

Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum

Welcome Center Hotel Lagos
Thursday 4th June 2015


21st to 25th June 2015

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