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NiRA Pulse, Google, FRSC and others emerge winners at awards night

Nira awards recognises and celebrates organisations contributing to the growth of the .ng domain registration.

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Pulse Nigeria has won the award for best online media at the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) awards.

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.

Nira Awards Night play Revd Sunday Folayan (Pulse)


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

Mrs Mary Udoma presenting the award for Best Online Media Website at the 2017 .ng awards play Kehinde Omotosho receiving an award on behalf of Pulse.ng (Pulse)


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.

Nira Awards Night play Xplicit dance group (Pulse)


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

Nira Awards Night play Mrs Mary Uduma, past president of Nira receiving a presidential award (Pulse)

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.

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