National security: FG moves to prioritise indigenous firms

July 11, 2018 Bode Olagoke 0

    The federal government yesterday disclosed its resolve to place premium on the use of indigenous professionals and firms in the design and execution of projects involving national security. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, said this at a media briefing on the Presidential Executive Order Five, in Lagos. Also, Onu said henceforth, foreign experts would Read More

Regional telecoms body unveils roadshow in Guyana

July 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  Over the next five days members of the public will have an opportunity to interact with regional experts about how they can use Information and Communications Techno-logy (ICT) to improve every aspect of their lives as the Caribbean ICT Roadshow makes its 24th stop in Guyana. Started in 2009 the Roadshow is executed by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) Read More

FG committed to ICT growth – Shittu

July 11, 2018 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

      The federal government has reassured the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector of it’s readiness to bring about growth in the industry. The Minister of Communications, Dr. Adebayo Shittu gave this assurance while addressing participants at a coalition meeting organized by Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4Ai) with the theme: Digital inclusion: opportunities and strategies for a new Read More

Cybercrime Act: CBN orders MMOs, others to remit levy

July 5, 2018 David Agba .Abuja 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday directed Mobile Money Operators (MMOs) and other electronic payment service providers to comply with the collection and remittance of levy for the National Cybersecurity Fund. Director, Banking and Payments System Department, CBN, Mr. Dipo Fatokun issued the directive via a circular titled, “Compliance with the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act 2015: Collection and Read More

ICT accounts for about $32bn FDI in last 15 years – Shittu

July 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Barrister Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communication, has disclosed that Nigeria’s revolution in the ICT sector accounts for over $32 billion in foreign direct investment in the last 15 years. The minister noted that investments in infrastructure has produced an ICT backbone that powers various critical sectors of the economy such as Banking, E-commerce, Insurance, and Oil and Gas. Speaking at Read More

Africa’s Digital Revolution: A Look

June 21, 2018 Online Editor 0

Africa, once the epitome of civilization itself, was known as an underdeveloped country for many years while it struggled with poverty, illness and a low GDP. But with time Africa has been able to put up a good fight and slowly to emerge as a developing continent. Apart from the natural resources of the continent, the population is slowly opening Read More

5G to offer $27bn opportunity for India by 2026 – Ericsson

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

India is aspiring to launch 5G services at par with other technologically advanced nations after standards for the technology are finalized by United Nation’s telecom body ITU in 2019. 5G mobile services are expected to create an over USD 27 billion business opportunity for India by 2026, says Swedish gear maker Ericsson. Telecom operators are currently recording an average top Read More

Avoid recruitment scam – NITDA warns

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has warned the citizenry to be wary of fraudulent advertisement for recruitment with the agency. In a statement signed by NITDA spokesperson Uwa Suleiman and made available on it’s website NITDA said such advertisement is false and misleading. The statement reads: “The attention of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has been Read More

AI could double value of digital economy by 2025 – Huawei

June 20, 2018 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Huawei’s recent study has revealed that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could almost double the value of the global digital economy to $23 trillion by 2025 from $12.9 trillion in 2017. However, the Global Connectivity Index (GCI) 2018 shows that a scarcity of AI talent worldwide threatens this growth. The GCI 2018 which is now in its fifth year also reveals that Read More

Nigeria generates $70bn from IT investments

June 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The federal government has said that it generated about $70 billion from investments in Information Technology. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said this while inaugurating the Technology and Creativity of the Nigerian Industrial Promotion and Competitiveness Advisory Council at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. He said though Nigeria still ranked 134 in the ICT development sector, with the creative Read More

NCC urges SMEs, innovators to participate

June 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World, Local Organizing Committee (LOC) has enjoined Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and innovators to take active part in this year’s ITU conference. The ITU Telecom World which holds in Durban, South Africa from September 10-13 will give prominence to SMEs, innovators and their innovations given their role as critical drivers for economic growth in Read More

NTDA to re-issue new guidelines

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has revealed plans to issue an amended guideline for Nigerian content development in ICT before the end of third quarter of 2018. NITDA national coordinator Office for Nigerian Content Development in ICT (ONC), Kasim Sodangi, made this revelation in a statement on Monday. He said currently, NITDA is in the process of amending the Read More

Urges local industrialists to invest in ICT savvy Nigerian youth

June 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Meanwhile, the minister has urged local industrialists to invest in young ICT savvy Nigerians for the development of their innovative ideas in the country. The minister said this during the visit of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Committee on Specialized Exhibition led by its Chairman Engr. Leye Kupoloye on forthcoming ICT Expo in Lagos at the Ministry’s Read More

Digital transformation to boost local jobs, IT sector

May 23, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A new study by data analytics firm IDC has shown that digital transformation in the era of intelligent cloud and intelligent edge will enable organisations to create new jobs. According to IT News Africa, the IT sector in South Africa is expected to create as much as 119,000 net new jobs over the course of the next fi ve years. Read More

TU 2018: Nigeria plans to woo investors in broadband penetration

May 23, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Nigeria is planning to woo investors to it’s broadband penetration as the 2018 edition of International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World holding in Durban, South Africa draws near. The theme of ITU Telecom World 2018 ‘Innovation for smarter Digital Development’ is expected to take place on September 10 to 13, 2018. Riding on the crest of the successes the country Read More

Inter-govt processes: NITDA pledges to remove barriers

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has pledged to remove all IT barriers to effective intergovernmental processes in the country. Speaking at the stakeholders’ engagement on Nigeria e-Government Interoperability Framework (Ne-GIF) held in Abuja yesterday, NITDA Director-General, Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami said “NITDA is committed to change the narrative by working closely with stakeholders to remove existing barriers caused by Read More

Cyber crimes: Phasing out a stubborn ‘epidemic’ in Nigeria

May 14, 2018 Kehinde Osasona .Abuja 0

World over, one of the burning issues commanding attention and causing apprehension today, is the escalating rate at which cybercrime reigns supreme. In Nigeria lately, activities of cyber criminals and hackers have posed serious threats, and efforts to nip it in the bud has proven somewhat tasking. In this report, KEHINDE OSASONA looks at the scenario War against Cybercrime Recent Read More

Interesting Telegram channels in Kenya 2018

May 14, 2018 Online Editor 0

Searching for new interesting Telegram channels in Kenya? Check out the latest list of Telegram channels links for all occasions and for every taste. Want to cheer up and read about something funny? In our list of Telegram channels in Kenya 2018 you will find the best humor groups in Kenya etc. Searching for news channels? Continue reading! It is Read More

Fayemi calls for youth training to drive technology, industrial revolution

Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has called for requisite trainings for youth geared towards eventually lead to industrial revolution. The minister who was represented by the Director of Metallurgical Training Institute (MTI), Mr. Olabode Fakuade, said this at the 24th matriculation ceremony of the institute in Onitsha at the weekend. He stated that “the world is Read More

NCC boss receives Distinguished Friend of the Media Award

May 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Executive Vice Chairman/CEO Nigerian Communications Commission, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta was recently crowned with the Distinguished Friend of the Media Award by the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ). Head Public Relations at NCC, Reuben Muoka, represented and received the award on behalf of Professor Danbatta last weekend at Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Abuja. The NCC as an organisation Read More

Devt: Pantami tasks stakeholders on ICT use

  The Director – General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has called on stakeholders and captains in the industry to use ICT to foster and sustain national development. The DG made this call while delivering the keynote address at the just concluded Beacon of Information and Communication Technology (BoICT) Awards held on Saturday Read More

‘NCC won’t approve 9mobile sale to bidder without technical competence’

April 17, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) will not approve the sale of 9mobile to any bidder without technical competence, the Executive ViceChairman of the commission, Umar Danbatta, said yesterday. Danbatta gave the assurance at an interactive session with journalists in Lagos. He said that a preferred bidder for 9mobile had emerged with the full participation of NCC, adding that the bidder Read More

Bayelsa to train 300 youths in ICT

April 8, 2018 Joy Emmanuel, Yenagoa 0

As part of efforts by the Governor Seriake Dickson led government to bridge the skill and entrepreneurial gap among Bayelsa youths in the areas of Information and Communication Technology, ICT, and relevant craftsmanship towards enterprise development, the Bayelsa state government has concluded plans to train 300 youths in these areas. The training programme which would begin Tuesday is in partnership with Read More

Digital divide: How far have Nigerians gone?

March 31, 2018 Ismail Abdulaziz 0

  The term media is a plural of a Latin word medium that stand for “an intervening agency, means or instrument”. Media is defined as a communication channel through which news, entertainment, education, data or promotional messages are disseminated. The means of communications include the newspapers, magazines, television, radio, billboard, direct mail, telephone, facsimile (fax) and internet. Wikipedia describes new Read More