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ISPON indicts NOTAP, NITDA in proliferation of foreign software, killing local content

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Considering the surge in capital flights involved in the purchase of foreign software by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and telecoms companies mainly from India and China, leadership of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) has called for a review of the laws to give lifeline to local software developers. Already, ISPON leadership under Olorogun Emadoye, has argued ...

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FIRS test-running e-Tax clearance certification system to end fake tax certificates

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Very soon, cases of fake and fraudulent tax clearance certificates both for individuals and corporate bodies will be a thing of the past. This is stemming from a new digital platform, electronic Tax Clearance Certificate (eTCC)   being test run by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to replace the manual Tax Clearance Certification system. Director of ICT at FIRS, Mr. ...

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NIPOST outlets to offer banking services, Int’l passport issuance from May this year—Minister

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Though efforts to get official confirmation from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday proved abortive, the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu has claimed that all is set for all the 1,500 Nigeria Postal Service outlets across the country to offer banking service from May 1, 2017. Another service the nearly moribund agency will equally offer include processing and ...

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NCC, stakeholders begin review of Data Access, Interconnect Exchange Services

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As part of new moves to deepen data services delivery in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), earlier this week began strategic consultation with stakeholders on international data access and interconnect exchange services. Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management, Mr. Sunday Dare who represented the Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta stressed that the essence of the meeting was mainly to ...

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Whistle blowers assist EFCC to recover $38m, N4.771bn in less than one month

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More laundered money are still coming back to the coffers of the government vide whistle blower. Only Wednesday afternoon, the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) were whistle-guided to a staggering sum of $38m, N23m in a private home in Ikoyi, Lagos. As at late evening yesterday, our correspondent gathered additional intelligence showing that the house, located ...

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Confusion as NCC, CLO differ on health risks of telecoms masts in residential areas

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Barely few days after the telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) gave a clean bill of health on the presence of telecom masts around residential areas on grounds of no proven case(s) of hazards, the Civil Liberty Organisation (CLO) yesterday in Abuja urged Nigerians to desist from Lobbying telecommunication operators to install masts in their homes due to the ...

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More states get ready for DSO as group secures Set-Top Boxes deal in Osun State

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As June this year, the terminal date for the nationwide Digital Switch over (DSO) gets closer, many states of the federation are getting set to avoid being left behind in the digital era of broadcast experience. Accordingly, the RLG/Adulawo Technology Company has secured a multi-billion naira contract for the production of terrestrial broadcast set top boxes from the Nigeria Television ...

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FG killing local content on software production by giving approvals for imports—Expert

Shittu with Zinox boss, Ekehi

Managing Partner of leading producer of software solutions, ATB Techsoft Solution, Mr. Abiodun Atobatele has opened up on the major drawbacks facing indigenous producers of softwares. In an interview, Atobatele said “The major problem software development companies like ours face in Nigeria is local content and patronage”. He said “We have local content law or policy, but in practice, these ...

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Build partnerships to grow investment in ICTs, Taylor tells Commonwealth community

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The Secretary General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), Nigeria’s Shola Taylor, on Tuesday called on delegates at the opening ceremony of the inaugural Commonwealth ICT Investment Forum for Emerging Markets (Commonwealth ICT Invest’17) to invest in ICTs He said the aim is to achieve the aims of the Sustainable Development Goals and connect the next billion to the benefits ...

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Bricklaying robot may create job disruptions in Nigerian construction industry

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Robot bricklayers have been created in New York with a view to deliver 3,000 bricks in one. Humans currently lay about 500 in a day in countries of good working environment and about 200 in Nigeria. The Semi-Automated Mason – or SAM for short – can lay an astounding 3,000 bricks a day in comparison with a construction worker’s average ...

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