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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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Danbatta Now Nigeria’s Security & Emergency Management Ambassador

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has been recognised as Nigeria’s Goodwill Ambassador for Security and Emergency Management in Nigeria. This recognition is in honour of his significant contribution to the Federal Government’s agenda aimed at improving security of lives and property through leveraging Information Technology facilities, Danbatta received the recognition at the first-ever Security and Emergency Management Awards (SAEMA 2019) organised in Abuja by the Emergency Digest, a publication of Image Merchants Promotion Limited, in conjunction with the Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC) which was attended by many stakeholders, particularly agencies in the...

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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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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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