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CCB CHAIRMAN TELLS PUBLIC SERVANTS TO BE SELFLESS,ESCHEW PERSONAL INTEREST

As work resumes in full swing across the nation in the coming weeks following the end of the Yuletide season and public holidays, workers have been enjoined to rededicate themselves to duty with commitment. This charge was made by Prof. Mohammed Isah, the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) in a new year message made available to news men in Abuja. In a press statement signed by the Chairman, he called on public workers to remember their obligations to the state especially as the government has shown it's enthusiasm and willingness to cater for the new minimum wage which was...

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NITDA’S IT PROJECTS CLEARANCE PROCESS IS STREAMLINED

The management of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) would like to bring to the attention of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Government owned companies, other government establishments and the general public that, its efforts at streamlining as well as fast-tracking the process of the IT Projects Clearing House mandate, has fully automated the process. The Agency, in line with its mandate to regulate the practice of Information Technology (IT) in the public sector, issued statements in November 2016 calling on Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and other establishments of the Federal Government to submit for clearance IT...

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UPHOLD BETTER MORAL STANDARDS CCB CHAIRMAN TELLS PUBLIC SERVANT

In a bid aimed at fostering the right synergies towards achieving it's mandate of curbing corrupt practices in the public service, the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau Prof. Isah Mohammed has reinstated the Bureau's commitment towards ensuring the goal of President Muhammadu Buhari's administration in its fight against corruption and ensuring transparency, accountability and probity in government services. The Chairman made this charge in Abuja at the Bureau's Office when he received in audience Dr Bayero Agabi, President, Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development, (CECAD) and some members of the digital capacity advocacy and empowerment Organisation. According to the...

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Danbatta advocates review of academic curriculum to include ICT contents

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The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof Umar Danbatta has called for a review of the academic curriculum of most courses to include Information and Communication (ICT) contents in tune with the realities of the digital age. Speaking at the first International ICT Capacity Building Conference organized by the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) in Abuja, Danbatta noted that global trends point to the increasing job opportunities in the ICT sector, stressing that tertiary Institutions have a major role to play in addressing the challenge of the current digital skill gaps confronting the...

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NITDA named cochair of open government partnership forum

A high powered delegation of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) led by the Co-Chair, Technology and Innovation OGP Nigeria, Honourable Ejike Njeze, recently paid a courtesy call on the Director General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami (FBCS) at the Agency’s Corporate Headquaters in Abuja. The meeting had two objectives; submission of the full report on the recently concluded 2nd CyberSecurity Conference to NITDA, and solicit the Agency’s support in driving the Open Government Partnership (OGP), as the industry’s regulator as well Co-Chair, Technology and Innovation (Representing the Public Sector). The representative of the Organised Private...

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Innovative financial App launches on Android, IOS

SystemSpecs, one of Nigeria’s financial technology companies, has recently released its Remita Mobile Application on Android and IOS to increase payment options to consumers. The App is said to help individuals and businesses manage accounts across multiple bank accounts, settle bills of various kinds and generally stay in control of finances seamlessly. It comes with advanced features designed to protect users from fraud. It is the mobile version of the award-winning Remita payment solution, which has for more than a decade helped many individuals and organisations to make and receive payments easily. The full version of the app is coming after its...

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DigiVation goes on STV

Award winning lifestyle, Technology, Innovation and Infotech TV programme, DigiVation has berthed on Silverbird Television. The programme, a brainchild of Transatlantic Media Company, led by foremost ICT journalist, Bayero Agabi remains Nigeria’s and Africa’s biggest Technology and Innovation television programme. Digivation, which transformed from AIT Infotech Network has been airing on AIT for over a decade now. Following recent shakeup and expansion from the production outfit, Transatlantic Media Company, TMC, an agreement has been reached to broadcast same programme on the platform of Silverbird Television, STV. Now repackaged with a new Entertainment segment, ‘Celebrity Techknow’, Digivation will now be on STV every...

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OLX Partners Interswitch to Strengthen eCommerce in Nigeria

Nigeria's composite eCommerce platform, OLX has sealed a partnership deal with Interswitch that would see the two companies strengthen eCommerce adoption in Nigeria. The partnership deal, which was disclosed at a news conference in Lagos yesterday, will help OXL leap its success of the eCommerce industry with a view to attaining the much talked about mobile economy, and assist in the adoption of a digital inclusion. The partnership is also aimed at making sales easier for sellers and buyers, while opting for different paid services available on OLX such as OLX Do IT for Me service, OLX Top Ads and OLX Champs...

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CyberAfrica Editor Bags Youths Impact Award

Frontline ICT Journalist and Editor of CyberAfrica Magazine, Mr. Hilary Damissah has once again bagged another award. The recent honour was given to him recently by Blest Creative Production, the organizers of the Youth Impact Awards for his Positive Influence on Nigerian Youths. Hillary received his recognition alongside famous Nigerian musicians King Wadada, Idris Abdul Kareem, female drummer Ara, Nollywood actor Grace Johnson, Publicist Cornel Udofia among others. The event held at the HRM Ogba, Lagos also saw King Wadada thrilling the audience with a brilliant musical performance. Rising Pop singer Don Leo also gave a rousing performance to the applause...

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Smile Communications offers customers new device, bonus

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Smile, a pioneer 4G LTE telecommunications service provider in West Africa, has announced its new device and bonus offers to reward their customers.The offers will make it easier and more affordable for Smile customers to enjoy the benefits of its Superfast, reliable Internet without worrying about high costs of data. Through the offers recently introduced by Smile, customers will upon purchase of a SMiFi or Router Starter Pack get 50 per cent bonus data on recharge for three consecutive months. Customers are at liberty to get 20GB/7GB plus SMiFi or UnlimitedPremium plan, which offers customers unlimited access to the Internet, with...

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