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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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NITDA committed to support young innovators in ICT— Pantami

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The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr Isa Pantami has said his agency is committed to supporting young innovators and ICT entrepreneurs in the country. Speaking weekend in Kaduna, Pantami Pantami said that the aim of organising the event was to identify young talents and innovators in ICT and those who had ideas that need the ...

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NITDA, Galaxy Backbone don’t need collaboration but merger to safe fund, end duplicity

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A leading Information Technology (IT) consultant in Lagos, Mr. Joseph Gaga has called on the federal government to forget whatever Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the managers of both the National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) and Galaxy Backbone Limited and merge both parastatals as their continued existence amounts to duplication of duties and waste of scare resources. In an ...

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NCC opens link for stakeholders’ views on Internet Industry Code of Conduct

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Ahead of growing use of internet and emerging rise in broadband penetration, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is set to develop what it described as Internet Industry Code of Conduct (IICC). While explaining that the establishment of internet industry code of practice is part of its Internet Governance function, the agency said in keeping with its stakeholder-driven model of engagement, ...

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NITDA exposes ministry over illegal, undocumented debits of N1bn in 5 years

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The leadership of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) headed by Dr. Pantami has exposed what it described as serial withdrawal of over N1bn from the development agency by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on the fiat orders of the Ministry of Finance between 2010 and 2015. It was not clear if the debts were taxes payable by the ...

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