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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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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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Where is Africa in a World of Emerging Technologies? – Exclusive with Moscow City’s Deputy CIO on the Race for AI & 5G, and More

    Making Sense of the Ongoing Tech Cold War   One of the most subtle but radical cold war in history is raging. In this battlefield, the rules are not firmly established, and so all sorts of things are possible. Nations are on a lightning race to dominate emerging technologies. From China, to Russia to the US, the story is the same. The Reason? Simple. Each side knows that whoever leads the way in technology will lead the world in every sphere of global socioeconomics, and politics. Little wonder why nations are strategizing and redoubling their efforts, expending prodigious resources, in order not...

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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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5 Innovations that Advanced Women’s Rights

1. HIPPO ROLLER Access to clean water is a human necessity. You need it to drink, clean, cook, bathe and more. Yet, today 2.1 billion people — around 30 per cent of the world’s population — lack access to safe, readily available water at home. Unfortunately, for the millions of women and girls at the heart of the water crisis, especially in rural areas, the burden of fetching water falls disproportionately on them. This means an increased risk of violence in often treacherously long journeys to fetch water, and time taken away from other activities, such as income-generating work and school or even...

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Blockchain Women Conference Set to Give out 6 Million Naira in Digital Gold to Participants

Attendees To Learn the Trade in Gold, and  how to utilize the tools of the future for personal, financial and business gain at Blocktech Women Conference 2019 Wintergreen Research released a report sometime ago, that revealed that the global blockchain market will shoot up in value to $60 billion by 2024, with new opportunities for people all around the world. The blockchain space is predicted to expand by 42.8% every year until 2022, according to a market research group Netscribes; and it is essentially driven by financial transactions and cross-border payments. Many global organizations are badly in need of blockchain developers, and are constantly on...

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR): Where is Nigeria?

Did you know that the world is going to see more technological change in the next 10 years than we have ever seen in the last 100? It will disrupt and change the business model of every industry in the world. Many jobs will be created, and many will be lost. Whole industries may cease to exist. Never in the history of humanity has such rapid transformative changes been seen.   It's a quiet disruption, that is changing the  global dynamics. Calculations show that it will dwarf past revolutions in terms of speed and the scale of the changes it will...

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Bayero Charge Political Aspirant on Women Digital Inclusion and More

The Vice-president, Nigeria Internet Group(NIG), and President, Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development(CECAD), Dr Bayero Agabi has tasked the Deputy Governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Lagos State, Dr Obafemi Hamzat to address the challenge of women exclusion and nonparticipation in the digital economy of Lagos. Dr Bayero Agabi, an award-winning ICT broadcaster who has advocated for the digital economy for over 2 decades, gave the call at an ICT community forum put organised by the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) in order to engage Dr Obafemi Hamzat, who is also a Fellow of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), on the...

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Okeowo Calls for Revival of Local Paper Mills

Digivation Network can report that stakeholders have been challenged on the establishment of paper mills in the country in order to meet the growing demand for quality papers in the economy, and curb the economic losses the nation is incurring by patronizing foreign printers. The Chairman Printing, Publishing, and Branding Group of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Princess Layo Okeowo gave the charge on the occasion of her inauguration into office. The Chairman added that issues ranging from exchange rate, government policy on printing, moribund paper mills, and more, continue to bog down the industry. "Local printers have to depend on importation of papers because...

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CECAD, NCC Mark Safer Internet Day 2019 in Lagos

The Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development (CECAD) and the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC have restated their joint commitment to sustain their call for a safer internet in Nigeria. Just as it was held last year, CECAD and the NCC with support from the Nigerian Internet Registration Association, NiRA marked World Safer Internet Day 2018 on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The event held at the NIRA office in Lagos saw Mr. Aminu Abdullahi who represented the Executive Vice Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta in attendance. Aminu told the audience made of stakeholders within the ICT ecosystem in...

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