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Africans Light Up Lagos, Celebrate Agabi, DigiVation at 20

  [caption id="attachment_3709" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Dignitaries launching DigiVation Magzine[/caption] It was a night of glitz and glamour in Lagos as Africa's foremost ICT broadcast journalist Bayero Agabi marked 20 years of DigiVation Network, the continent’s first IT Media broadcast programme and the only to have won the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) award twice. The venue, Radisson Blue Hotel, GRA Ikeja, was lit with a colourful and scintillating array of programmes which treated the audience to a delightful experience. At the centre of the event was the hero of the day and cynosure of all eyes; Dr Bayero Agabi, a distinguished, ace...

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Agabi Advocates Creation of Innovation and Digital Economy Ministry

With the rate at which the digital revolution is fast changing the way people interact, interrelate, and how businesses research, produce, deliver products and services, and settle financial transactions in the modern world, Dr. Bayero Agabi, President, Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development (CECAD), Lagos, has called on the Nigerian Government to establish the Ministry of Innovation and Digital Economy at all levels of governance. In his welcome address on the well-attended occasion, which marked 20 years of pioneering efforts of specialised ICT Broadcast and Advocacy in Nigeria, Dr. Agabi emphasised the imperative need for the creation of this new government...

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Fourth Industrial Revolution: LCCI Launch ICTEL EXPO

As digital evolution and the fusion of technologies continue to disrupt and redefine skills and industries around the world; nations, organisations and individuals are racing to adapt and maintain relevance in what has been called the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). For Africa it has now become a case of leveraging technology to leapfrog, before technology leverages the continent. It is therefore fitting that conferences, meeting, forums, and exhibitions that focus on the preparedness of Africa in the 4IR be organised. In the spirit of the 4IR, one of Africa’s leading trade groups, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), has made...

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Exploit Massive Opportunity in Bridging the Mobile Gender Gap in Nigeria – GSMA

The Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA),  the trade body that represents the interests of mobile network operators worldwide is calling on investors to take advantage of the huge opportunity in closing the mobile gender gap in Nigeria, and Africa in general. Globally, there is currently a 10% gender gap in mobile ownership between men and women in Low-and Middle-income Countries. Sad. While mobile phone ownership and mobile internet use have increased significantly among women, there is still a persistent gender gap. Women’s lower levels of mobile ownership and use not only reflect existing gender inequalities, but also threaten to compound them. If...

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Lawyers Divided Over CJN’s Suspension

Recently the judiciary and indeed the legal profession in Nigeria have become a subject ridicule in the public domain. Ordinarily, The Judiciary is the pendulum that holds every society together under the roof of Justice. However, we will never attain justice where the institution, which is saddled with the responsibility of protecting the sanctity of our laws, promoting sanity in our democracy and day to day dealings is marred by corruption, shielding corrupt officials, uncertainties and unnecessary technicalities. An example is the case of Joseph Nwobike (formerly SAN) and Justice Umezulike of Court of Appeal and Kabiru Auta...

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CCB Chairman Tasks Public Servants to be Selfless, Eschew Personal Interests

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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