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eNigeria 2018

• President Buhari to declare open eNigeria 2018 Conference • Mallam Nuhu Ribadu is keynote speaker eNigeria is the Nation’s annual IT Flagship conference and exhibition forum which serves as a melting pot for the best brains and ideas in Public, Private and Non-Governmental sector, organised by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). The National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) is the Federal Government arm responsible for regulating, developing and implementing the National IT Policy in collaboration with relevant stakeholders. It provides a platform for brainstorming on emerging technologies, local innovation and relevant ICT issues for the socio-economic development of Nigeria. It is...

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NIGERIA TO SHOWCASE ICT INNOVATION AT GITEX 2018

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), in its continuous efforts to foster the growth of the technology ecosystem, plans to showcase the country’s ICT innovation at this year’s Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX 2018). GITEX is an annual Information and Communication Technology trade show, exhibition, and conference that takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This year’s event, scheduled to hold from 14th to 18th October 2018, aims at showcasing the global technological advancements and innovations in the domain of consumer electronics. Government and private sector technology institutions also leverage on the opportunity too. The...

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Glo to Power Women Digital Summit

Leading telecoms firm, Globacom and other key stakeholders in the ICT ecosystem have indicated interest in supporting the Nigerian Women Digital Agenda Summit and Awards, organised by the Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development (CECAD). The summit holds on August 30th at Oriental Hotel, Lekki- Epe Expressway, Lagos. Others who will be part of the summit with “Harnessing the Opportunities in the 21st Century” as theme, include Chief Executive Officers of leading technology companies and technology experts from across Nigeria. Other partners are the Association of Licensed Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Medallion Communications Limited, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)...

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Digital Inclusion: NITDA Fosters Specialized ICT Training for Persons Living With Disabilities

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has commenced a specialized ICT Training for Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWDs), as part of its mandate to develop and regulate Information Technology (IT) in Nigeria. Digital Inclusion ensures that disadvantaged groups are given access and skills required to enjoy the benefits of the information age. According to the World Bank, 1 Billion people globally live with one form of disability or another. The World Report on Disability (WRD), jointly published by the World Health Organization and the World Bank in 2011, narrowed that figure to 25 Million as the number of...

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Hurdles in Combating Cyber Crime in Nigeria

The Executive Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta haspointed out various challenges involved in the fight against cyber crime in Nigeria. He said the absence of comprehensive and reliable demographic and database; insufficient expertise in the area of Cyber and information security; insufficient inter agency, regional and international collaboration and lack of effective and functional forensics labs, technics and manpower to match the speed, anonymity and fleeting nature of evidence in cybercrimes investigation are the numerous challenges encountered in cybercrime management in Nigeria. Speaking at the 4th edition of Cyber Security Experts...

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Facebook Suspends 200 Apps Over Data Misuse

Facebook said on Monday it has suspended “around 200” apps on its platform as part of an investigation into misuse of private user data. The investigation was launched after revelations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica hijacked data on some 87 million Facebook users as it worked on Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. “The investigation process is in full swing,” said an online statement from Facebook product partnerships vice president Ime Archibong. “We have large teams of internal and external experts working hard to investigate these apps as quickly as possible. To date thousands of apps have been investigated and around 200 have been...

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MTN Pays N.5m to Customer as Court Strikes Out Contempt Charge

Telecommunications giant, MTN, on Monday paid N500,000 to its customer, Mr Oluwole Aluko, in compliance with a Federal High Court judgment. Aluko, a legal practitioner, had in 2016 sued MTN, alleging unlawful deduction of his call credit. Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, had in 2017 entered judgment in favour of the claimant when there was no representation for MTN throughout the hearing period until the judgment day. But Mr Abiola Olagunju and Fatiullah Tiamiyu, later announced their representation for MTN, with an application asking the court to set aside its judgment against their client. They had argued that the company’s...

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ATCON Targets More Advocacies

The newly elected National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has pledged to increase its advocacies for improved Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. The new NEC, which is led by its President, Olusola Teniola, who got another term of two years, said ATCON would ensure that the sector’s performance improves.The Chief Executive Officer of Medallion Communications, Ikechukwu Nnamani and the CEO of eStream Networks, Muyiwa Ogungboye, were elected as 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents respectively. Others elected are Mike Ofili as National Secretary; Mrs. Aderonke Adeyegbe, Financial Secretary, among others. Speaking on what the new...

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Taxify Integrates SOS Button into Driver App, Ensures Safer Trips

Taxify, one of Nigeria’s fastest growing e-hailing platform, has included a new safety feature on its Driver App to ensure safer trips for the driver-partners. The new safety feature, the SOS button places a distress call to the Lagos State Emergency Response Agency when activated. The feature has been put in place especially for driver-partners who find themselves in dangerous, uncomfortable or violent situations. The integration of the SOS button comes on the back of Taxify’s plans to further utilise technology to keep driver’s safe on the roads. In a social media interview with female driver partner, Chinwe Adichie she said: “This safety...

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Systemspec Takes Remita Solution to Six Nations

Systemspec, owners of remita application solution, has revealed plans to take the technology innovation to six other African countries before the end of the year.Though, the firm is still very silent on the particular countries the solutions are going, the Chief Commercial Officer, SystemSpecs, David Okeme, however revealed that the firm is in talks with about six countries in Africa. They are examining the solutions and are considering either adopting the Treasury Single Account (TSA) in its entirety or some of “our payroll solutions and we are seen progress on that. I think very shortly, we shall make formal announcement...

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