|NIRA MEDIA COLLEGE – HISTORY IN THE MAKING
On Thursday 5th
March 2015, NIRA played host to the Gentlemen of the Press at the first ever “ONE-DAY MEDIA COLLEGE” at NIRA House Iponri Suru-lere Lagos.
Participants were drawn from writers who cover ICT and related industries. Attendance was high, almost 50 persons from various media houses and it was my great pleasure to welcome all to the event. We appreciate the turnout.
The one-day Media College on .NG was aimed at encouraging creativity and discourse on Domain Name Industry in Nigeria, especially among the Nigeria media practitioners with special focus on those covering Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). During the interaction, the hunger for knowledge on Domain Name System (DNS) in Nigeria was apparent. There is no doubt in my mind that we have set the ball rolling for the much anticipated publicity for the .ng and DNS business in Nigeria.
The theme of the One-day Media College event was “Effective Reporting of Domain Name Industry in Nigeria”. Resource personnel were drawn from within NiRA and the industry. Topics covered include “Historical path to .ng ccTLD”, “Domain Name System Business Overview”, “How Media Practitioners can take advantage of DNS Industry”, “Choosing Domain Names for Business and Media
“ and “Internet Governance and .gov management”.
NIRA desires to get all Nigerian and their businesses online using the .ng
, Nigeria country code top level domain (ccTLD) platform. This is our identity on the Internet/Cyberspace. It is our collective responsibility to establish good presence of Nigeria on the Internet.
We need the Gentlemen of the press to create the awareness of the DNS Industry, disseminate information with regards to .ng domain name business. This is evident in the establishment of the NIRA Media College. We plan to uphold and sustain the tempo of the media college to its fullness, with the support of the gentlemen.
We thank all for their involvement and ensuring that the event was successful. From my colleagues on the Executive Board of Directors of NIRA, the Communication and Publicity Committee, Secretariat staff and to our August ICT journalists, we have just kick-started another era in the DNS history in Nigeria, that in time, shall yield good fruit.
More information and updates of the “One-Day Media College” event can be obtained from a dedicated website for the NIRA Media College. See: http://nira.org.ng/mediacollege/
... And NANS honours NIRA
NiRA’s efforts were once again acknowledged and recognized, this time round from the youth, the amiable National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).
On the 6th
of March 2015, NANS honored the President of NiRA for outstanding leadership role while the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) was honoured for excellence in service delivery.
We feel very humbled to accept the honour and have taken the acknowledgement of our efforts as a privilege and courage to do more for the industry. On behalf of my humble self and NiRA, I thank the NANS for the awards and assure them that they will always see us as worthy ambassadors of the country, worthy of emulation. With God on our side, we will continue to strive to project our country, Nigeria on the cyberspace for good.
Mrs. Mary Nma Uduma