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CCB Goes Digital: Adopts Online Asset Declaration System For Public Servants

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), is leaving no stone unturned towards ensuring that the government anti-corruption fight achieves maximum results. The Bureau at a forum with stakeholders during the week introduced its Online Assets Declaration System (OADS) for public servants. This initiative was created to ease the rigours involved in assets declaration by public servants and to avert corrupt practices in the public sectors. [caption id="attachment_3780" align="aligncenter" width="300"] From Left, Chairman, Code of Conduct Bureau, Prof. Mohammed Isah with Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency, Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi at the stakeholders' sensitization forum.[/caption] This measure is in line with the...

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Digital Economy: State Governors Resolve To Address Right of Way Challenges

The State Governors under the auspices of the Governors’ Forum, resolved to address the lingering issue of Right of Way (RoW) charges in a bid to deepen broadband penetration in the country and promote a Digital Economy for a Digital Nigeria.   The resolution followed a presentation made by Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, during the meeting of the Governors’ Forum held on the 22nd of January, 2020. He was accompanied to the meeting by Prof Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Kashifu Inuwa, CCIE, Director-General of...

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Pantami Meets Media, Enlightens Need for Digital Economy

The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy (HMCDE), Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), recently meet with members of the Abuja Chapter of the Nigerian Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA), convened by the Minister to enlighten the media about steps that had been taken by the FMoCDE under his leadership, to enhance the transition to digital economy at a media parley and press briefing which took place at Treasure Suites, Maitama, Abuja. The briefing was attended by chief executive officers and management staff of the FMoCDE and its agencies, including Engr. Ubale Maska, NCC's Executive Commissioner Technical Services, who represented the EVC of...

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Pantami Chairs National Frequency Management Council, Effects Major Changes

The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), FNCS, FBCS, FIIM has reinstated the autonomy of the National Frequency Management Council (NFMC), in accordance with the provisions of the Act establishing it. At his inaugural meeting as Chairman of Council, Dr Pantami faulted the domiciling of the Council as a department under the Ministry, citing Section 30(2) of the Act which expressly states that officials of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, shall serve as Secretariat to the Council. This he emphasised, does not translate to the Council being reduced to the status...

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NIMC DG – Identity Programme Requires Political Commitment, Funding to Succeed

Nigeria’s national identity programme will not succeed unless there is strong political commitment on the part of government backed by adequate funding, the Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission, (NIMC), Engr. Aliyu Aziz, has warned. Engr. Aliyu Aziz mentioned this at the 6th General Assembly of the Northern Traditional Rulers Council (NTRC) held at the Arewa House, Kaduna, Engr. Aziz said “like any government reform, political will and strong leadership are required to implement the national identity project.” In his paper titled “Importance of National Identity to Nation Building,” Engr. Aziz stated: “without strong political leadership and commitment, financial resources and stakeholder...

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DigiVation Personality: PANTAMI: AN UNSTOPPABLE GAME CHANGER

[caption id="attachment_3732" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Hon. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami[/caption] Long before he was called to public service, Dr Isa  Ali Ibrahim  (Pantami)  had  prepared for the task ahead. His life- long foray into the highly complex, intellectual world of digital scholarship, long before we even embraced technology in these climes, is testimony that nature had behooved on him the role he is so excellently playing today. It is neither accidental nor a mistake or even some inexplicable phenomena that at this very auspicious time in our nation’s history, a man of Pantami’s standing  and repute...

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NIMC: President Buhari Approves Second Term

President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) has approved the renewal of the tenure of Engr. Aliyu A. Aziz the DG/CEO National Identity Management Commission, NIMC for a Second Term. This was disclosed in a statement by the General Manager Operations & Corporate Communications of the Commission, Abdulhamid Umar. According to the statement, "This is pursuant to the NIMC ACT that provides for two terms tenure for the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission." Engr. Aliyu Aziz, was a pioneer staff of NIMC and the Director, Information Technology/National Identity Database department of NIMC before he retired in 2014, after over thirty years of post-qualification experience in...

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CPN Intensifies Plans for Annual Assembly; Rallies IT Practitioners Nationwide

Minister of Education to Open CPN Annual Assembly The Honourable Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu will lead delegates to the 2019 IT Professionals Assembly, hosted by the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) from 26th – 27th June 2019 at the Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja. This information was disclosed in Lagos to Digivation Network by the Registrar CPN, Mr Allwell Achumba. Mr Achumba explained that Mallam Adamu will give remarks on the Federal Government’s pro-digital policies towards human capital development, with a focus on “Digital Infrastructure and Defining the Next Step” for the IT profession. The IT Professionals Assembly is a mandatory annual gathering of...

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UN set up High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation

A High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation has been convened by the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, to advance proposals to strengthen cooperation in the digital space among Governments, the private sector, civil society, international organizations, academia, the technical community and other relevant stakeholders. The UN says the scale, spread and speed of change brought about by digital technology is unprecedented, and the current means and levels of international cooperation are unequal to the challenge. Digital technologies make a significant contribution to the realisation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and cut uniquely across international boundaries, policy silos and professional domains. Cooperation across...

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