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NITDA warns MDAs, steps up monitoring of EO on local content in IT procurement

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Proactive agency, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has notified Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) that the Agency has put measures in place to facilitate compliance with the Executive Order (EO) on ‘Support for Local Content in IT Procurement’. In a statement issued late in Abuja and emailed to Business Hilights, the Director General of the agency, Dr Isa ...

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ATCON highlights NITDA’s IT development initiatives, seeks partnership

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More details on the happenstances during the recent visit of officials of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) to the headquarters of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) have emerged. In his presentation during the visit, the president of TACON, Engineer Olusola Teniola said his association was happy on the way and manner the new Director General, ...

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Glo deepening subscriber base in the nation’s data market segment with flexible offers


The observed trend in the domination of Nigeria’s data market segment amongst GSM operators and others has started eliciting reactions from industry experts. Based on statistics released by the regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) covering the first quarter (Q1) of 2017, Globacom has posted the highest data penetration among other operators in the industry. The report showed that Globacom ...

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NCC steps up telecom infrastructure protection, partners with security agencies


Lead regulator of telecoms services, the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) begun discussions with relevant security agencies on how best telecom installations, facilities and infrastructure can best be secured. Explaining issues during a workshop on sensitisation of law enforcement agencies for the North Central Zone on telecommunication issues in Keffi, Nasarawa State, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of the commission, Prof. ...

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CAC portal hang-up forces consultants to flee Abuja, 5 others to manual states—Survey

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More confusion and anxiety are brewing since Monday the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) struck out manual company registration in five states of the federation including Abuja, Enugu, Kano, Kaduna, Lagos, and Port-Harcourt. A top official of the association of lawyers licenced by CAC as registration consultants confided in Business Hilights on Wednesday that since the kickoff of the new digital ...

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Again, Nigeria Immigration Service flags off another round of recruitment

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Official indication has emerged showing that the management of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has begun recruitment into the service for 2017. An advertorial placed on its website, and seen by Business Hilights showed that there is a dedicated portal for recruitment into Nigeria Immigration Service 2017. It would be recalled that midway into last administration, a controversial recruitment process ...

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MainOne, others seek greater investments tailored to drive data market in Africa

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Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent’s broadband data explosion. Data center operators lead by MainOne Cable Company said the best thing to happen in Africa is to drive massive investments in data segment. Others that joined the Chief Executive of MainOne, Ms. Funke Okpeke ...

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NIS appeals to foreign investors to use online platform for ease of Visa on Arrival

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In view of documentary hitches so far recorded by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in processing Visa on Arrival (VoA) for visitors at arrival points across the country, the agency has advised foreign investors and companies willing to apply for the new VoA to always do so through the NIS online platform before arriving. The VoA platform was recently introduced ...

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Only indigenous investors can build a viable ICT industry in Ghana— e-Solutions boss

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The chief executive officer of leading indigenous Information Technology (IT) group, e-Solutions Ghana, Mr Solomon Adiyiah, has argued that leaving both policy formulation and drive in the hands of the government may not take IT development to where it should be in Ghana. In a recent press briefing in Accra, he said “transforming the public and other sectors in the ...

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NBC studying other climes to avoid mistakes in DSO as FG confers with StarTimes

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As time ticks closer to the international terminal date for all countries to migrate from analogue to digital terrestrial TV broadcasting, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has disclosed that it is taking its time in studying the experiences of nations that have successfully transited to Digital Switch over (DSO). It would be recalled that Nigeria’s previous two attempts were frustrated ...

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