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NITDA ambushes MDAs on IT projects, seals partnership deal with EFCC

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Barely 48 hours after it read the riot act to all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), on the illegality of embarking on IT projects without recourse to it, the leadership of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has played host to the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Mustapha Magu and his management ...

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NITDA bars MDAs from executing IT projects without recourse to it, invokes Act

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Henceforth, any Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as other government establishments executing any Information Technology (IT) project without the full clearance from the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), will be seen as criminal act. According to the agency in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja, “This is in line with Section 6 of the NITDA ...

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How funding frustrations neutralised NITDA’s 2016/2017 Scholarship scheme

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The originally targeted speed in building up technology capacity in the younger generations of Nigerians vide NITDEF Scholarship, organized by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has been punctured this year as the program hanging on account of paucity of fund from budgetary allocation. However, the director general of the Agency Dr. Isa Pantami has given some explanations over ...

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Banks’, payment companies suffered most cyber attacks in 2nd quarter—Report

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Fresh report released by leading financial intelligence group, ThreatMetrix, has inferred that commercial banks and emerging payments management companies were most hit by cyber criminals in the second quarter (Q2) of 2017. This was contained in the latest report presented by ThreatMetrix, a global cyber security company. According to the 2017 Q2 Cybercrime Report made available to Business Hilights Economic ...

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NITDA, computer producers resolve to open service centers nationwide

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More details have emerged on why local computer manufacturers; Certified Computer Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (CCMAN) agreed to seal a nationwide service rollout deal with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). The scheme is set to begin soon. The idea stemmed as a key resolution reached at a meeting between NITDA and Original Equipment Manufacturers. According to a statement ...

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Cyber crime growing faster than sustainable ICT development worldwide— NITDA DG

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Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isa Pantami, has revealed that the incidence of cyber crime is growing faster than sustainable inventions and new technologies in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Speaking recently in Lagos during a Startup Nigeria workshop, he averred that “I have special interest in cyber security, because I always believe ...

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Nigeria set to produce ‘Mark Zuckerberg’—NITDA boss, Pantami reveals

The Director General and chief executive officer of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isa Pantami has hinted that all things being equal, Nigerian startup ecosystem, with proper regulations and support, has what it takes to produce capacity to the like of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook. This is based on the observed tact and burning zeal ...

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NITDA ready to harmonise takeoff of National Public Key Infrastructure scheme

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The Management of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), on Tuesday, notified all sector based regulatory Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and the general public, that, in fulfilment of its mandate, it has taken steps to harmonise Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) related projects in Nigeria. In a statement issued in Abuja, the Director General of the agency, Dr Isa ...

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Group seals deal with NITDA to provide systems protection for students

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Leading ICT security group, specializing in offering anti-virus and firewall products, ESET has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), to ensure maximum protection of both private and public organisations gateways. ESET also works with NITDA to provide standards and guidelines in the protection of Nigeria cyberspace and ensuring that all federal government ...

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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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