Nigeria re-elected ITU council member

October 4, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

In recognition of the critical role Nigeria is playing on the global telecom stage, the country has been re-elected as a Council member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialised agency that oversees global telecommunication operations. According to a statement by Director, Public Affairs Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Reuben Muoka on Monday, Nigeria will serve on the Read More

Tech experts set for Cyberchain conference in Abuja

October 2, 2022 Editorial III 0

Tech experts are set to converge on Abuja in October for the fourth National Cyberchain Conference and National Tour for the year 2022.According to a statement made available to Blueprint singed by the organiser and Founder of Cyberchain Jude Ozinegbe, a Digital Transformation and Blockchain Consultant, said the conference with the theme: “Embracing The Metaverse Economy” will hold on the Read More

NCC, NLRC inaugurate committee to strengthen consumer protection

September 30, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) has set up a committee to work towards the protection of the interest of telecom consumers against malpractices that may attend mobile lotteries in the country. A statement by NCC Director, Public Affairs Reuben Muoka on Friday, said the Committee, which was inaugurated at the NCC Head Office Read More

PPP critical in accelerating Nigeria’s digital economy – NITDA DG

September 30, 2022 Editorial III 0

The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa CCIE, has given a nod to the call for proposals to support the establishment of Digital Innovation Hubs in Nigeria. He made this known while delivering a keynote address on the topic “Public, Private Partnerships: Drivers of Digital Innovation in Nigeria’’ at the formal launch of the initiative Read More

NCC-CSIRT urges Firmware update after Lenovo found vulnerabilities in it products

September 28, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT), has urged users of equipment manufacturer, Lenovo, to update their firmware. NCC made this known in its recent advisory made available to newsmen in Abuja. Lenovo, has disclosed several vendor vulnerabilities in some of its products, which it said could lead to information disclosure, privilege escalation, and denial of service. Read More

NCC-CSIRT proffers countermeasures against website scams on Microsoft Edge Browser

September 28, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has issued an advisory for users to install trusted, up-to-date anti-virus software with an Internet security component and to customize News Feed in Microsoft Edge Browser. A statement by Director, Public Affairs Reuben Muoka on Tuesday, said this is part of the countermeasures to lessen the chances of falling for Read More

NITDA intensifies commitment to create digitally formidable civil service

September 25, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has continued to display its commitment to the sustainability of a digitally transformed Nigeria by engaging the workforce of various Federal Public Institutions (FPIs) in capacity development programmes to create a digitally formidable federal public service towards the realization of a digital Nigeria. This was revealed at the closing ceremony of a capacity-building Read More

Leadstar Media Expands Nigerian Presence with Betting Apps Comparison Site

September 23, 2022 Administrator 0

Swedish based iGaming affiliate giants, Leadstar Media  have recently extended their international presence with the launch of Betting Apps Nigeria. The “Betting Apps” family is already established in the United Kingdom, United States, India and Canada. Like with the other countries covered, Betting Apps serves as a bookmaker comparison website, with the purpose of providing users with all the information Read More

Danbatta applauds media for aiding telecom awareness

September 23, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Danbatta, has said that the level of awareness of the potentials of telecommunications products and services is a credit to the media industry which has partnered with the Commission in the regulatory process. Danbatta who was the Keynote Speaker at the dinner hosted by the Board of Trustees Read More

DG NITDA advocates for safer utilization of artificial intelligence

September 16, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes embedded in people’s lives and activities to an unnoticeable stage, the Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa CCIE, has urged the global tech community to find measures that will ensure that AI systems are built according to policies, regulations, and laws. Inuwa made this call while joining world-leading tech experts at Read More

NCC, Civil Defence Corps partner to tackle vandalism, fraudulent SIM registration

September 12, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has teamed with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to tackle telecom equipment vandalism and fraudulent registration of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards among others. A statement by Director, Public Affairs NCC Reuben Muoka on Sunday, Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, who addressed a gathering of senior management staff of Read More

NITDA DG urges tech-savvy children to exploit ICT opportunities

September 10, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Director General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mr Kashifu Inuwa, has tasked children to grab opportunities in the ICT ward to develop themselves and become problem solvers. Speaking Saturday in Abuja during the awards and closing ceremony of the NITDA Stem Bootcamp for Kids (SB4Kids), Inuwa said that computers are taking over the jobs hitherto performed by Read More

Foundation vows to use civic tech to drive SDG in Africa

September 8, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

PROMAD Foundation, a civic tech non-profit organisation championing community needs assessment for participatory budgeting, has launched its Strategic Operational Policy (SOP). A press statement by PROMAD Executive Director, Daisi Omokungbe, in Abuja, the SOP would guide its operations and help the organisation to make substantial contributions to accountable and participatory governance to meet sustainable development goals (SDGs) in Nigeria. He Read More

NIPOST debunks sacking of Postmaster General Adewusi

September 7, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has debunked a report that the Postmaster General (PMG) of the Federation, Dr. Ismail Adebayo Adewusi has been sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari. A statement by signed by Director Corporate Communications Franklyn Alao, described the news as false, reckless and mischievous. He urged stakeholders and members of the public to disregard the information. The statement Read More

E-Procure emerges ICPC/NITDA’s IFFs Hackathon winner

September 6, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The E-Procure Group has won prize money of N1.5 million for emerging the winner of the Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) Hackathon Demo organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission (ICPC) with the support of National Information Technology Agency (NITDA) and Ford Foundation. A statement by ICPC spokesperson Mrs. Azuka Ogugua on Monday, said the IFFMER and Expose Read More

NITDA to prioritise stakeholders’ needs in programmes, projects implementation

September 6, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The management of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has said it would prioritise the needs of their stakeholders in formulating policies, programmes and regulatory instruments that will further boast developmental regulation role for a sustainable digital economy. The management of the Agency also emphasized a bottom-up approach as a modified method to its stakeholders’ engagement going forward, and Read More

Boss Mustapha charges NDPB to curb data breaches

September 6, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has urged Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB) to curb the menace of data breaches in Nigeria. The SGF stated this when the National Commissioner of NDPB Dr. Vincent Olatunji led some staff of the Bureau on a visit. The SGF expressed his delight on the visit of the national Read More

ICT veritable tool for legal research – NJI Administrator

September 5, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The National Judicial institute Administrator, Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi, has described the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a veritable tool for legal research. He urged court registrars and legal research assistants to embrace it in their day to day activities. The NJI Administrator gave the hint while giving a welcome address, at the opening ceremony of the Read More

Over 50,000 cases of telecom infrastructure destruction reported in 5 years – Danbatta

September 4, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, says over 50,000 cases of major destruction to telecom infrastructure and facilities have been reported across the country in the past five years. According to him, the incidents affect the quality of telecommunications services in Nigeria. A statement by Director, Public Affairs NCC Reuben Muoka weekend quoted Prof. Read More

NITDA partners ACM to train indigenous content creators on emerging technology

August 31, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

In order to identify and build the teeming talents in Nigeria’s creative industry, the Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa CCIE, has said that federal government will partner with Africa Creative Market to train them on how to use emerging technologies, create talents and boost the region’s creative capabilities as well as strategically place it at Read More

95% digital literacy target by 2030 promising – Pantami

August 29, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

 The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, says Nigeria’s march towards attaining 95 per cent digital literacy in 2030, as contained in the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS), 2020 – 2030, now looks more promising than ever. A statement by Director, Public Affairs Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Reuben Muoka on Monday, quoted Pantami Read More

Pantami excited with 18.44% ICT contribution GDP

August 28, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), is excited over contribution of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the second quarter of 2022 (Q2 2022). The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) had in its ‘Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product Report’ for Q2 2022, said ICT sector contributed 18.44%. Read More

GITEX 2022: NITDA inaugurates LOC, urges tech companies to key in

August 26, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

As part of efforts to commence preparation in earnest for Nigeria’s participation at the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition and Expo, (GITEX) an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition, and conference that takes place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the National Information Technology Development Agency,, (NITDA) has inaugurated the Local Organising Committee (LOC) that would ensure a successful outing Read More

FG move to curb short fall of IT experts

August 26, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

With various studies conducted globally indicate that by 2030 there would be a short fall of expertise in Information Technology, (IT) skills throughout the world, the Nigeria government has concluded arrangement to carry out research on IT talent gap in the country with the view to bridging the gap. The research, which is commissioned on behalf of the federal government Read More

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We’re committed to supporting Nigerian innovators – NITDA

August 26, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Director General National information technology Development agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa CCIE, has reiterated the agency’s commitment towards supporting young Nigerian innovators.  According to him, the nation’s apex IT regulator will continue to maintain itself as the champion of innovation in the country. Inuwa made the commitment during the opening ceremony of APP-LAB Fellowship Programme in collaboration with Young Innovators Read More