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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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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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FIIRO ISO certification will save Nigeria capital flight –Director General

The Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi, (FIIRO), says the award of International Organization for Standardization ISO certification to the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, (FIIRO) has put Nigeria on the global map. The Director General/ Chief Executive Officer of the oldest and foremost research body in Nigeria. Prof. Gloria Elemo disclosed this DigiVation Network in her office in Lagos. The obviously elated Director of the over 60 years old research institute in an exclusive interview said, with the ISO certification of FIIRO, has put Nigeria on the global community reckoning on the right way of doing things. Prof. Elemo...

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Telecom Masts Pose no Threat to Public Says, Expert

Dr Emmanuel Nwokorie, Chief Radiographer in Garki Hospital, has said that telecommunication masts do not emit radiations capable of causing harmful health challenges. Nwokorie, who is also a Nuclear and Radiation Physicist, said this in Abuja. He said that the non-ionising rays coming from the installations were not as dangerous as X-rays and Gamma rays as being speculated.Non-ionising radiation is the term given to radiation in the part of the electromagnetic spectrum where there is insufficient energy to cause ionisation.“Masts generally emit non-ionising lasers radiation; lasers in our ways can be compared to microwave, but they are non-ionizing; they may not...

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Alibaba Acquisition Values Meal-deliverer Ele.me at $9.5 bn

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Monday it was acquiring full ownership of leading food-delivery firm Ele.me in a deal that values the Shanghai-based start-up at $9.5 billion. The deal is the latest salvo in the intensifying turf battle between tech heavyweights Alibaba and Tencent in the fast-growing Chinese markets for online food ordering and digital payments. Alibaba and its financial arm Ant already owned 43 percent of the app-based Ele.me and said in a statement that it would acquire all remaining shares. It said the takeover puts Ele.me’s value at $9.5 billion. Alibaba did not say how much it was paying for the...

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FinTech Stakeholders Urge Banks to Improve PoS Capacity

Stakeholders in financial technology have urged banks to enlighten their customers on the enormous capabilities of Point of Sale (PoS) terminal in the quest to make agent banking network viable.They spoke at the third quarterly PoS Innovative Summit held in Lagos organized by Global Accelerex , with the theme: Deepening Financial Inclusion Through Agency Banking. According to them PoS has an important role in Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) financial inclusion policy.Emmanual Agha, managing director, Innovectives LLC, who delivered keynote at the event, said that PoS device is like a mini bank where bank customers can do everything they can do...

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We’ve Not Suspended Card Issuance” – NIMC

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) read with deep surprise and disappointment the report published in the Sunday, April 1, 2018 edition of Leadership newspaper, titled “"28.5m Nigerians Agonise Over Suspension Of Nat'l ID Card Issuance." We wish to inform the general public that the report, especially the headline, is false and misleading as the Commission has not suspended the issuance of Cards to successful enrolees at any time. Accordingly, all individuals who, upon completion of their enrolment, have received an SMS are invited to proceed to the NIMC Office where they enrolled to pick up their Cards from April 3rd...

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Google LaunchPad Accelerator Africa kicks off in Lagos

Google today announced the startups who will participate in the first Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa class, at an event held in Lagos. It also announced a partnership with Udacity and Andela to provide 15,000 single course scholarships and 500 nano degree scholarships to aspiring and professional developers across Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. According to Juliet Ehimuan, Country Director of Google Nigeria: “Launchpad Accelerator Africa was announced at Google for Nigeria in July last year. At the time we also announced the extension of our Digital Skills for Africa program to train 10 million Africans, including 100,000 developers, over five years. The scholarships...

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