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ICT actors urged to adopt electronic solution

February 25, 2015 Administrator 0

Growing information and communications technology firm, i-Global limited has called on key actors in the ICT industry, particularly the government to adopt the Electronic Document Management Solution (EDMS), to mitigate the risk bedevilling the effective management of information in Nigeria. Being an integrated system use to track and store paper or hardcopy documents electronically through use of set of computers, Read More

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NITDA trains journalists on ICT reporting

November 5, 2014 Administrator 0

Stories by Etta Michael Bisong Abuja The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has organised a training workshop for journalists to enhance their capacity on ICT reporting. The 3-day exercise which is organised inline with the Agency’s mandate is expected to focus on the challenges of reporting information communication technology in a digital age. Director General of NITDA, Mr. Peter Read More

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Airtel steers adoption of ICTs in rural communities

October 1, 2014 Administrator 0

Telecommunications network operator, Airtel Nigeria, has taken its campaign of promoting the adoption of information and communications technology (ICT) in rural areas to the Southwest region. According to Airtel, the Southwest phase of the programme will be implemented in different areas in the region ranging from Iseyin Town in Oyo, Ido-Osi Town in Ekiti and Ipetu-Modu community in Osun State. Read More

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FG, IBM to partner on Smarter Govt initiative

October 1, 2014 Administrator 0

The federal government has indicated interest to partner with IBM Incorporated, an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, on how to facilitate the adoption of Smart Government solutions in document management in the public service in Nigeria. Addressing the press during the Smart Governance Forum in Abuja, IBM Software Group Executive, Middle East and Africa, CherifMorcos noted that in the Read More

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Zinox plans injection of N18bn into TD Mobile

October 1, 2014 Administrator 0

One of the largest Africa’s ICT manufacturers, Zinox group, has announced plans to inject N18 billion into TD Mobile, a new face of mobile products distribution in the country. But at the launch in Lagos recently, TD-Mobile, the digital lifestyle and highly mobile products distribution arm of Technology Distributions (TD) Limited, promised a seamless transition from ‎legacy to smart devices. Read More

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Nigeria reiterates commitment to broadband development

September 17, 2014 Administrator 0

Mike Etta Bisong Minister of Communications Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, has restated the federal government’s commitment to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship programmes in information and communications technology (ICT) through the development of a ubiquitous broadband infrastructure in the country. Mrs. Johnson who gave the assurance at a panel discussion on “Policies Enabling Access, Growth and Development on the Internet” at Read More

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Airtel unveils new roaming offering

July 16, 2014 Administrator 0

Mobile network operator, Airtel Nigeria, said it had introduced a unique roaming package that will empower telecoms consumers to connect with business associates, friends and family members at discounted rates. Coined Airtel Roam and Home, officials said the specialized bundle plan was designed to provide easy, convenient and affordable services to travellers who roam, offering free incoming calls and discounted Read More

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SON confiscates N200m worth of substandard handsets

July 16, 2014 Administrator 0

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has seized substandard cell phone handsets estimated over N200 million in a raid at the Lagos computer village at Ikeja. Head of intelligence and compliance directorate of SON, Engr Bede Obayi, said that “the exercise was diligently carried as a result of its surveillance team reports which monitor products displayed for sale in all Read More

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ITU, UN Women plan award to recognise work in ICT

July 16, 2014 Administrator 0

ITU and UN Women are partnering to launch a new global technology award that recognises outstanding contributions from women and men in leveraging the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to promote gender equality. The annual GEM-TECH Awards will be conferred on seven winners from government, the private sector, academia and civil society at ITU’s Plenipotentiary Conference, which will Read More

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NCC embarks on bidding for Open Access Broadband

June 25, 2014 Administrator 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has called on the various infrastructure companies, also known Infracos to submit bids for the first phase of the Open Access Broadband initiative, which is aimed at ensuring the deployment of affordable and pervasive broadband services across Nigeria. The submission of the bids is for the first phase of the programme which will cover Lagos Read More

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E-commerce practitioners receive certificates of excellence

June 24, 2014 Administrator 0

Participants who received the recently conducted UNCTAD/ECOWAS on-line training to become e-commerce practitioners have been awarded certificates of excellence for their individual contribution during the exercise. The permanent secretary, ministry of Communication Technology, Dr. Tunji Olaopa who presented the certificates to the successful candidates, stressed the importance of staff training which he said would enhance the productivity of officers in Read More

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Ericsson forecasts mobile subscription to surpass human population by 2019

June 24, 2014 Administrator 0

One of the world leaders in communications technology and services, Ericsson has predicted that global mobile subscription will reach 9.2 billion by 2019, thereby surpassing the entire human population across the planet. For Nigeria to leverage on this, Ericsson believes Nigerian Government must move swiftly towards the implementation of the National Broadband Plan and other pivotal policies. This follows in-depth Read More

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Study predicts double growth of mobile internet usage in Africa

June 4, 2014 Administrator 0

A study conducted by Ericson has revealed that mobile internet usage is expected to increase 20 times in the next five years while 3G technology is set to outstrip 2G to become Africa’s most dominant form of mobile connection by 2017. The June 2014 Sub-Saharan Africa Ericsson Mobility Report shows that in 2014 phone users accessed 76,000 TB (terabyte) of Read More

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NOTAB seeks inter-agency collaboration on technology devt

June 4, 2014 Administrator 0

The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) has called on the Ministry of Science and Technology to mainstream its activities with that of sister agencies with the view of ensuring that Nigerians harness the full potentials of modern technology. Director-General of NOTAP, Dr. Umar Bindir, who made the call while receiving the permanent-secretary of the ministry at the Read More

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NITDA showcases Nigeria’s potentials at GITEX

June 4, 2014 Administrator 0

Stories by Etta Michael Bisong The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) recently inaugurated a local organising committee (LOC) to ensure that Nigeria have a good outing during the 2014 edition of GITEX Technology week coming up in Dubai, United Arab Emirate later in the year. Director-General of the agency, Mr. Peter Jack, who inaugurated the committee revealed that it Read More

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NITDA plans session to foster IT development

May 28, 2014 Administrator 0

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has disclosed that it will host a plenary session during the 2014 Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) Conference to further encourage the use of IT tools to foster socio-economic growth across Nigeria. The 25th National Conference of NCS takes place in Enugu, Enugu State from 23rd to 25th of July 2014. Conference theme is Read More

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IT firm partners varsity to provide Wi-Fi services

May 14, 2014 Administrator 0

Information technology company, WaveTek Nigeria Limited has signed a public-private partnership (PPP) agreement with the University of Ilorin, for the provision of a high-speed campus-wide Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) Network that will enhance the university’s academic and administrative processes. The N860 million Wi-Fi network project will complement the existing fibre-optics network medium in the university, the vice chancellor, Prof Abdul Ganiyu Read More

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Lagos launches e-card to improve students’ ICT knowledge

May 14, 2014 Administrator 0

The Yaba Local Council Development Area in Lagos State has introduced the use electronic learning cards for students in a view aimed at improving information technology education in the region. The initiative, tagged Yaba E-Learning Empowerment Card, is an internet-based educational solution that will give students in primary, secondary and post-secondary levels an opportunity to access examination past questions and Read More

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NCC threatens to sanction frequency jammers

May 14, 2014 Administrator 0

Stories by Etta Michael Bisong Abuja The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has cautioned individuals and organisations that install frequency jammers which disrupt the free flow of communication traffic on their premises to remove them or be sanctioned. Speaking during a capacity training forum held for journalists in Lagos, NCC’s Director of Spectrum Administration, Dr Nwaulume Augustine, said the regulator monitors Read More

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Microsoft cautioned on internet vulnerability

May 1, 2014 Administrator 0

Microsoft has warned consumers that a vulnerability in its Internet Explorer browser could let hackers gain access and user rights to their computer. The flaw affects Internet Explorer versions 6 to 11 and Microsoft said it was aware of “limited, targeted attacks” to exploit it. According to NetMarket Share, the IE versions account for more than 50 per cent of Read More

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ITU urges girls in ICT to seek smart careers

May 1, 2014 Administrator 0

Stories by Etta Michael Bisong Abuja The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has charged women during this year’s Girls in ICT Day to seek smart careers in ICT development to enhance their socio-economic welfare. The Girls in ICT Day is an annual awareness-raising initiative designed to promote technology careers and studies to a new generation of girls and young women with Read More

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ATCON raises concern over quality of telecom infrastructure

April 23, 2014 Administrator 0

The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has raised concern over the quality of equipment used by infrastructure servicing companies in the country. The association said it is worried that some of the companies that recently won contracts to provide and manage telecoms facilities in the country might be tempted to use low quality equipment due to the low Read More

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Global PC shipments declined in Q1

April 23, 2014 Administrator 0

A report released by Gardner on worldwide PC shipments revealed a 1.7 per cent decline in the first quarter of 2014, with ease however, when compared alongside the last seven quarters. The report estimated the total number of global PC shipment at 76.6 units. A principal analyst at Gardner, Mikako Kitagawa, blamed the decline on the stoppage of XP support Read More

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ITU launches 2014 young innovators competition

April 23, 2014 Administrator 0

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has launched the fourth edition of its popular ‘Young Innovators’ competition, seeking out talented young thinkers and social technopreneurs across the globe. ITU is  encouraging them to showcase their innovative ideas at the upcoming ITU Telecom World 2014 in Doha in December this year. The annual competition, which was launched in 2010, offers young people Read More

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Nokia unveils SmartKid app for learning Maths

April 16, 2014 Administrator 0

One of the world’s leading phone manufacturer, Nokia has introduced a learning application for children in primary schools in Nigeria, known as SmartKidMaths application available for free download on the Windows Store. SmartKidMaths is an educational game created by Finnish digital company, SkillPixels which contains complete preschool, 1st and 2nd grade mathematics with three years worth of curriculum-based math exercises. Read More