Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi: One year at NITDA

August 19, 2020 Hameed Taiwo 0

This month last year, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of a little known man called Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi as the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). For the generality of the public the name didn’t sound a bell but for industry stakeholders, staff of NITDA and those who are conversant of the Information Technology ecosystem Read More

Zamfara gets ICT centres in 3 Senatorial zones

August 14, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state Governor, Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun), has established three Information Communication Technology (ICT) centres in the three Senatorial zones in the state. A press statement by the Director General Public Enlightenment, Media, and Communication, Yusuf Idris Gusau, Friday in Gusau, said the state governor made the request during a courtesy visit to the Minister of Communications and Digital Read More

Kano Police rescue man, 30, confined by father for 7 years

August 14, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Police in Kano state have rescued a 30-year-old man, Ahmed Aminu, who was locked up inside a car garage for seven years by his father and stepmother. A press statement, Friday in Kano, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, Friday in Kano, said the victim was rescued on Thursday, “The Kano state Police Read More

NITDA creates first ICT consumer protection forum in Nigeria

July 22, 2020 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has come up with a forum meant to help citizens express their grievances as it relates to indigenous IT product and services and settle such in a non-litigious manner. Director -general of NITDA, Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi said this at Webinar with the theme: “Virtual Digital Services Consumer Protection  Forum”, where a Draft Read More

How Nigeria strives to sustain its digital economy policy

July 21, 2020 AYONI M. AGBABIAKA 0

To drive several policies churned out by the executive, legislature, judiciary and other organizations media needs to be carried along. This was why the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) organised a five-day “Digital Skills in News Reportage for ICT Journalists in Abuja. AYONI M. AGBABIAKA reports on the highlights of the training. Digital skills for all profession The training Read More

NITDA and its Virtual Academy

June 18, 2020 Zayyad I. Muhammad 0

On Wednesday, April 26, 2020, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) launched its virtual academy for information technology. Over 14,000 active students nationwide were enrolled for 47 different courses across emerging technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence and many more at the Academy. One of the interesting things about NITDA’s launch of the virtual academy is not about Read More

COVID-19: Websites requesting personal info for ‘lockdown funds’ fake – NITDA tells Nigerians

June 16, 2020 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Computer Emergency Readiness and Response Team (CERRT) have identified a number of websites using various phishing tricks to attract Internet users. Phishing is the malicious act of keeping a false website or sending a false email with the intent of masquerading as a trustworthy entity and acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords Read More

FG amends laws to bring big techs under scrutiny

June 10, 2020 Segun Odunewu 0

Nigeria, like many other countries has kick-started processes aimed at amending laws that will introduce digital taxes as well as bringing many big techs under serious scrutiny. The new regulation would apply to companies with income of N25m or equivalent in other currencies from Nigeria in a year, and those with a Nigerian domain name (.ng) or a website address Read More