Akinsaya, Odusote, Oluka others emerge NiRA Board Members


Mr. Adesola Akinsanya and Mr. Murtala Abdullahi have emerged the new President and the Vice President of the Nigerian Internet Registration Association respectively. They were elected at the 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) cum election held in Lagos on Friday.

The newly elected President and his Vice takes over from Mr. Mohammed Rudman and Mr. Toba Obaniyi. Other members elected into NIRA Executive Board of Directors (EBoD) at the meeting are; Mr. Ebenezer Dare of Hostlag Limited, and Seun Kehinde of QServers Networks Limited.

Also elected a board member is Peter Oluka (@peterolukai), the Editor of TechEconomy who joins as an Executive Board of Directors (EBoD). Peter, a multi-award winner practicing ICT Journalist.

Meanwhile, five members have been elected to the Board of Trustees of NiRA. They are; Mrs Ibukun Odusote; Publisher of ITRealms, Mr. Remmy Nweke; former Financial Secretary of NiRA, Mr. Biyi Oladipo; former NIRA president, Mrs. Mary Uduma and Executive Director Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) Mr. Yunusa Zakari Ya’u.

Peter Oluka has been a .ng Domain Name Brand Ambassador since 2015). He actually started his mainstream journalism in 2010 working with the Nigerian NewsDirect Newspaper. His penchant for newsworthy events and stunts registered NewsDirect’s presence in the league of Property & Environment and Labour pious media outfits.

He also Co-founded GrassRoots.ng, a news platform rooted in Speaking for the Global Citizen.

Peter also Co-founded Njalo.ng; an online marketplace for ‘Easy sell & Easy Buy’ or new and used products.

Prior to that, he worked at the Nigeria CommunicationsWeek, as a Senior Reporter; a medium with fad in ICT reportage. Peter’s articles have attracted interests from both international and indigenous ICT/Technology giants.

Peter’s quest for journalism, PR and media practices is exceptional. For many years, he contributed to ‘Communications’ pullout in the Guardian Newspapers.

Peter Oluka is among the pioneer Fellows of the MTN Nigeria Media Innovation Programme (MTN MIP-1) curated by the School of Media and Communications (SMC) Pan Atlantic University (PAU).

He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Information Management (IIM-Africa) and was awarded the Records and Information Management Best ICT Reporter of the Year by the Institute of Information Management-Africa (IIM-Africa) in year 2014.

He received Special Recognition Award at the 2017 Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) National Information Technology Merit Awards (NITMA) for Excellence in IT reporting.

He also won Nigerian Women in Information Technology (NIWIIT) Best IT Editor of the Year 2018.

Peter is a certified Customer Relations Management Personnel by the Nesburg School of Business and Management (NESBG-Nigeria), Africa’s foremost Persuasion School of Business based in South Africa (2015).

He obtained PGD (Mass Communications) from NOUN in 2015; HND (Mass Communication) from the Institute of Management and Technology, IMT, Enugu in 2008.

‘Multimedia, Mobile and Social Media Journalism Programme Facilitated by renowned new media experts Dan Mason Media (2017)’ hosted by Journalism Clinic, Lagos, Nigeria, among other trainings and achievements.

Peter’s media practice cuts across Speech Writing, Public Relations, Advertising, other Communications interests.

Commenting on his election, Peter said: “I am deeply committed to the massive adoption of .ng buttressed by the fact that I have been a .NG (Dot NG) domain name Brand Ambassador since 2015!

“Yes, I have leveraged different platforms and fora to publicize the Nigerian Domain Name (DNS) Industry, amongst other accomplishments, training, awards and certifications.

“I strongly believe there is a need for the injection of fresh ideas to further expand our identity in cyberspace, and I am grateful for this opportunity to serve”.

NiRA was founded on 23 March 2005 to oversee Nigeria’s country code top-level domain, .ng. However, the registration of domain names is handled by NiRA certified registrars, under its Registry–Registrar–Registrant model in operating and managing the top-level domain.

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