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NITDA Admonishes Nigerians on COVID-19 Impact Mitigation Strategy

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) joins the rest of the world to mark World Backup Day set aside for every March 31st, with the view to reminding users of computing devices of the potential consequences of stolen, lost or failed device. NITDA has admonished Nigerians of the importance to always observe safety measures in order to safeguard their data. World Backup Day is also a day used for creating awareness on the importance of protecting computing assets by regularly backing-up data. Making a regular backup is one way to minimize the damage that can be caused by malware that...

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COVID-19: NITDA Inaugurates Committee To Check Spread

In an effort to safeguard the employees, visitors and precinct of the National Information Technology Development Agency against the novel COVID-19, the Agency has inaugurated a seven-person committee to work in line with the federal government guideline against the spread of the virus. The Director-General, Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE, who was represented by the Director, Information Technology Infrastructure Solutions, Dr Usman Abdullahi Gambo while inaugurating the committee assured that the Agency would ensure the spread is contained. He said: “the DG had earlier taken a pre-emptive measure before the federal government directive to staff on salary grade 1-12 to stop going...

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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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ATCON Kicks Against Hike Of RoW

In a recent statement by the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), wishes to state that the recent hike in the cost of Right of Way (RoW) by some State Governments and Agencies is unnecessary as it will be counterproductive and slow down broadband development in the States. While ATCON commends the State Governors for the giant strides in the area of accelerating the development and growth of their various States, the association reiterates its commitment to work with the various State Governments and Agencies in providing an enabling environment for the establishment of more telecom and ICT Companies in the...

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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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NIMC Targets World Class Digital Ecosystem As Bidding Ends

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has opened and sorted about 586 local partners’ submission for the Expression of Interest (EOI) for the provision of Data collection and issuance of the National Identification Number (NIN) services at the NIMC Headquarters, Abuja. The EOI advertised by the Commission in November, is in line with the process of implementing the Digital Identity Ecosystem project for the National Identity Management System (NIMS) in Nigeria. Abdullahi Ibrahim the NIMC General Manager, Corporate Services Department, who represented the NIMC Director General/CEO Engr. Aliyu A. Aziz at the Bid opening ceremony, reiterated the importance of stakeholders collaboration for...

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ATCON Throws Reception For Pantami, Assures Collaboration

The Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON),  assured the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami that the association is ready to  work closely with the Ministry to achieve the true gains of the Digital Economy agenda. Engr. Olusola Teniola, President of ATCON, gave the assurance at a special reception dinner in honour of he Minister to formally introduce him to the captains of the industry at Barcelona Hotel, Abuja. “ATCON pledges to work with the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy in order to understand how we can shape, mold and create an industry that attracts further...

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NIMC Extends Diaspora Enrolment to Togo, Niger Republic, Ivory Coast and The Republic of Ireland

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has extended the enrolment of Nigerians living in the Diaspora into the National Identity Database to Togo, Niger Republic, Ivory Coast and the Republic of Ireland. This was announced in statement signed by Abdulhamid Umar, General Manager Operations and Corporate Communications. "NIMC has the mandate to ensure that all Nigerian citizens and Legal Residents are enrolled into the National Identity Database and issued the unique National Identification Number (NIN) upon successful enrolment." The Enrolment in the aforementioned countries are in partnership with Kevonne Consults Limited, Slogani Consults Nigeria Limited and Knowledge Square Nigeria Limited, all Nigerian owned companies licensed to...

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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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