Nira awards recognises and celebrates organisations contributing to the growth of the .ng domain registration.
The awards held at Oriental hotel on Friday, April 21, 2017 recognises and acknowledges companies and organisations contributing to the growth of the .ng domain name registration.
NiRA is the registry for Nigerian Internet Domain Names (.ng) which maintains the database of names registered in the .ng country code Top Level Domain.
The second edition of the NiRA awards started off with the national anthem which was led by a musical band; The police band. Next up was an opening speech by the chairman NiRA, Reverend Sunday Folayan.
Present at the event were board of trustees and board of directors, NiRA and other dignitaries in the country.
See the full list of winners below:
Best Primary school portal - Ifako International schools, Lagos
Best Secondary school portal- Shepherd international college, Nassarawa
Best Tertiary institution portal- University of Uyo
Digital innovation in local government- Amuwo odofin
Digital innovation in state- Lagos state
Digital innovation in federal government- Federal Road Safety Commission
Public sector star- National bureau of statistics
Making the internet a better place- National Information Technology Development Agency
Best print media- The Guardian Nigeria
Best media online website- Pulse Nigeria
Best electronic media (television)- Iroko
Best electronic media (radio)- Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria
Most valuable youth organisation- National Youth Service Corps
Startup company of the year- Eazyhire
Best payment website- Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System
Best Insurance company- Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund
Best banking website- Bank of Industry
Most innovative service provider- Jiji Nigeria
Company of the year- Google Nigeria
The night was light up by a wonderful dance performance by a group of orphans who formed a dance group called the Xplicit dance group.
For the Presidential awards,
Best .ng registrar: This award was split into four categories.
1. Silver- netorb media ltd
2. Gold- Icecool ltd
3. Platinum- McReal online networks
4. Standard level- Whogohost ltd
Youth Development award- Startuparewa.ng
Women Development award- Saferinternet.org.ng
Supporting media partner- Guardian newspaper and Technology times
Special recognition of outstanding board members award- Mr Biyi Oladipo
Special recognition award- Mrs JAF Olushola.
The dinner award night of course wouldn't be referred to one without foods and drinks to go round.
Congratulations to all who won in one category or the other.