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EU, US, Indians show interest in Nigerian ICT at GITEX

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Investors from the United States of America, Indian, Germany and Norway have expressed great interest in coming to Nigeria after listening to presentations made by Nigeria on investment potentials Already, leader of the Nigeria’s delegation land the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA), Dr. Isa Pantami at the ongoing Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) Technology in Dubai, ...

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Microsoft gives fresh lead to why it diverted $30bn data centre to S’Africa

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Additional ‘veiled’ reason on why Microsoft Corp. suddenly diverted its publicized $30 billion investments in new data centre from Nigeria to South Africa may have been revealed based on the company’s position during a one-day government conference on digital transformation in the public sector. The multinational had in a statement noted that it moved the investment to South Africa based ...

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Missing in 2018 ‘Where to invest in Africa’ minus for Nigeria at ITU

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…priceless data floor may also weaken investors The 2017 edition of International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecoms conference in Busan, South Korea, kicked off on Monday with the Minister of Communications leading over 30 delegates peopled by officials of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and others including private sector operators. The key target of the contingent is to campaign and draw ...

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Many federal agencies’ currently frustrated by release of funds for projects—Survey

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Whereas the federal government is still basking on the euphoria of achieving the Treasury Single Account (TSA), there is a growing confusion and frustrations in accessing fund for strategic projects within Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Business Hilights can authoritatively report. A survey carried out in ministries by Business Hilights Economic Research team (BHERT) showed that about 80 per cent ...

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NITDA named ‘Outstanding Government Agency of the Year’

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Lead controlling parastatal for the federal government on issues of ICT, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has won the Outstanding Government Agency of the year Award. In the recently organized Titan of Technology Awards, an annual event organized by Technology Africa, NITDA picked the award based on its resilience in driving technology development in the country. Mrs. Tarelisa ...

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Criminal justice system lacks knowledge of Cybercrime Law, administration

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Indications showing that the nation’s criminal justice system and its administrators may not be well acquainted on issues bordering on cybersecurity matters have been revealed. A good number of cybersecurity experts who gathered recently in Lagos to look at the dangers inherent in criminal justice system as it concerns cyber threats, attacks and remedies expressed displeasures on lack of a ...

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For being among fastest growing ICT nations, IPv6 very urgent in Nigeria—Danbatta

The Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Danbatta has explained the reason why Internet Protocol (IP) version 6 is very crucial to Nigeria at the opening ceremony of the 2017 International Workshop on IPV6 and INRM held in Lagos on Tuesday. In his keynote address presented by Haru Alhassan, Director of New media at the Commission, ...

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Can ease of doing business thrive when contacts on MDAs websites don’t work?

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A scenario of not matching actions with words seems to be playing out at the level of ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) in the ongoing drive to deepen ease of doing business being championed by the federal government. According to experts, first factor in ease of doing business is seamless communication and contact, but a recent report presented by the ...

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NITDA seeks cybersecurity campaign even though Nigeria spared from WannaCry Attack—DG

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The management of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) would like to bring to the attention of Nigerians that the recent WannaCry or WannaCript ransomware attack has been contained and Nigeria was largely spared from the attack due to the massive enlightenment campaign, awareness and proactive measures put in place to swiftly deal with any reported incident.The efforts of all ...

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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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