The Guardian bags best print media website at NiRA awards
At the Fifth .ng awards organised at the weekend by the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), The Guardian (guardian.ng) emerged the Best Print Media website.
The Guardian defeated Leadership Newspapers, Daily Post and BusinessDay Newspapers to rank first in the category.
At the event, which held in Lagos, Akwa Ibom State won the Digital Innovation in State Government award, while Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office won the Digital Innovation in Federal Government category.
Best Online Media website was awarded to BusinessDay Media, just as Benue TV clinched the Best Electronic Media Website. Best eCommerce website went to Jumia Nigeria, as Wema Bank bagged the .ng Fintech Company of the Year.
.ng Company of the Year went to Gigalayer, even as Most Innovative Service Provider Online was niched by the National Youth Service Corps (nysc.gov.ng) and Fidelity Bank went home with the Best Banking or Insurance Website/Portal award.
In his address, President of NiRA, Muhammed Rudman, reminded that the association remains a Not-for-Profit, Non-Governmental, Self Regulating body that manages the .ng country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) namespace in the public interest of Nigeria and the global Internet community.
He said for the domain name registration and management, NiRA operates the 3R model of operation, which consists of the registry (NiRA), the Registrar (NiRA Accredited Registrars) and the Registrant (the end-users).
Rudman observed that the 2022 .ng Awards is the fifth in the series, established in 2016 to recognise and honor individuals and organisations found promoting the growth of .ng brand and to acknowledge their contributions to Nigeria’s digital economy.
His words: “The .ng awards were created to celebrate excellence without bias. So, the awards are based solely on merit, with no monetary value attached to any award.”
Rudman said NiRA “is proud to be among the organisations that provide opportunities for job creation, wealth distribution and national economic growth through its various programmes and initiatives, such as the Resellers Entrepreneurship Programme, which aims to educate the public on the opportunities within the DNS industry and the .ng Media College, which targets media practitioners and educates them on the DNS industry.”
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