Digivation > 2019

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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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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