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NITDA opens up on diverted Microsoft’s $30bn data centre investment to S/Africa

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The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr Isa Ali Pantami has for the first time, made reference to the sad news of the diversion of Microsoft Data Centre investment worth $30bn from Nigeria to South Africa. Business Hilights had reported the foreign direct investment diversion few weeks ago and the two key reasons given by ...

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Why NITDA warned all IT service providers on service delivery standards

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The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has revealed that it has for some time now, been inundated with barrage of complaints from Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA), the organised private sector and individual consumers of IT goods and services on the poor quality of services being rendered by Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and Electronic Commerce ...

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NITDA alerts on ‘Petya Ransomware’ attack currently ravaging EU, US, Asia

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Barely one month after the ravaging attack by WannaCry ransomware in parts of the world hanging and disrupting computer systems, the management of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on Wednesday, raised fresh alarm on the emergence of another deadly cyber-attack, known as ‘Petya’ ransomware or ‘GoldenEye’. The new attack do not only encrypts files but also encrypts hard drives, ...

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NITDA runs to EFCC, reveals how MDAs siphon budgets using IT procurement

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The digital watchdogs of the federal government, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has opened up on how MDAs were able to use the procurement of the IT products and services to perpetuate fraud because most of the projects passed through less scrutiny during budget defence at the National Assembly. During a recent visit to the Economic and Financial Crimes ...

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NITDA assesses websites of MDAs, only 25% has reachable phone lines

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Contrary to claims by all ministries that they have repositioned to drive ease of doing business which is now a core value of the government, a new investigation by an agency has raised a serious question mark on the claims. Otherwise, in compliance to the Executive Order signed by the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on the Promotion of Transparency ...

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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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Data hosted abroad most vulnerable to Ransomware attacks—NITDA boss, Pantami

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Another angle of fears is emerging from the recent global virus attack by the Wannacry Ransomware Virus. In his additional insights to the recent global virus attack by the Wannacry Ransomware Virus, the Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami said ‘It’s a threat and a lesson to Nigerians especially all MDAs and stakeholders ...

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NITDA lifts NTA with digital capacity centre to boost performance, service delivery

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As part of its mandate in development information technology in Nigeria, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has donated a Digital Capacity Building Centre (DCBC) to Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). The presentation made at the NTA’s Corporate Headquarters in Abuja was done to step up capacity of the management and staff of NTA for effective and modern communication and ...

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NITDA opens helplines for Nigerians as ransomeware ravages 99 nations, machines

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World record cyber attacks occurred Saturday piercing though over 99 nations and hitting leading conglomerates across every continent on earth. Though several global cyber security firms are having tough days, fixing shattered systems since Saturday evening, the management of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has reacted proactively warning Nigerians and systems operators to keep vigil and take certain steps ...

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