NITDA to train 1m app developers in 18 months

June 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is set to train one million software developers in various areas of application development in the next eighteen months. The Director-General of the agency, Kashifu Inuwa, said it would be done in collaboration with various stakeholders in the ecosystem with the ambition of making Nigeria the hub of digital talent in Africa. The Read More

NITDA, Gage company urge collaboration in Nigeria’s tech industry

June 16, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, has urged players across the Nigerian technology landscape to embrace collaboration as it is the key to the growth of the industry.  Abdullahi, who made this submission while delivering his keynote address at the recently concluded 2022 edition of the Gage Company’s international tech exhibition— CoCreate themed “collaborative innovations for Read More

NITDA issues Code of Practice for online platforms operating in Nigeria

June 14, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has issued a code of practice and conditions for operating in Nigeria to interactive computer service platforms and internet intermediaries. According to a statement issued by Head Corporate Affairs and External Relationship of NITDA, Mrs Hadiza Umar on Monday, it is in accordance with its mandates. President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the agency to Read More

Russia/ Ukraine war: NITDA cautions MDAs on cyber attacks

May 17, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has urged Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) to take extra security precautions to prevent their computers from cyber attacks. According to a statement obtained by Blueprint on their website: [email protected], MDAs were advised to perform due diligence on their system to prevent it from being hacked. NITDA also advised MDAs to sign up Read More

Digitisation: NITDA begins capacity building for Appeal court Justices

January 26, 2022 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has collaborated with Court of Appeal through a comprehensive capacity building for its Justices. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami at the opening ceremony of a 4-Day Capacity Building on ‘IT Infrastructure and Digital Governance’ organised by NITDA for Justices of the Court of Appeal, Monday, in Abuja, Read More

Data privacy: Financial sector leads in compliance

January 26, 2022 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The financial sector has led in the Nigeria data privacy rating with 41% compliance. Consultancy comes second with 9.2%. ICT and digital media 8.8% while manufacturing follows with 7.9%. Speaking at the Data Privacy Week 2022 press conference and unveiling of the weeks activities, director- general of NITDA Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi added that Nigeria measures in data protection are in Read More

NITDA moves to attain FG’s 95% digital literacy target by 2030

January 5, 2022 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has said that the federal government 95 per cent digital literacy target by 2030 is achievable just as it trained children on digital skills using Hausa language. The Director-General of NITDA, Kashifu Abdullahi Inuwa, stated this on Sunday at the graduation ceremony of 50 children, including 10 Almajiris at the Engausa Global Tech Read More

GITEX 2021: 9 Nigerian tech start-ups made it

October 22, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has unveiled list of nine Nigerian innovative technology-driven start-ups that made it to GITEX 2021, held in Dubai. The Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) is the global forum for biggest technology held at the World Trade Centre (DWTC) Dubai, United Arabs Emirates, with the theme: ‘Creating a Bolder Digital Future Together.’ The innovative Read More

Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More

NITDA to train 10,000 IDPs

October 17, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has stated his plans to train over 10,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to enable seamless reintegration back to the society. of Nigerian citizens who were displaced as a result of insecurity. NITDA director-general Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi stated this while playing host to federal commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and IDPs (NCFRMI) at Read More

NITDA lauds Adamawa for developing mobile app for healthcare services

September 28, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Director-general National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Ƙashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, has commended Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency for developing a user friendly mobile application that provides real-time and context-specific support for healthcare workers. Abdullahi made the commendation when he received the executive director, Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Sulaiman Saidu Bashir, and his management team Read More

Digital entrepreneurship critical to sustainable digital economy — DG NITDA

September 23, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Director-general National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi has stated that digital entrepreneurship was crucial in ensuring sustainable digital economy. He said this in Abuja on Wednesday, while delivering a keynote address at a one-day action oriented roundtable/interface organised by Civil Society Groups for Good Governance with the theme “Maximizing Potentials of Digital Entrepreneurship for Youth Empowerment and Read More

Apple devices, iOS versions – 14.4 & 14.6 under attack, NITDA warns

September 16, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Apple has released security updates for a newly discovered zero-day vulnerability that affects every iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. According to a statement signed by National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations Unit Mrs Hadiza Umar, “Research revealed that, the zero-click exploit, which targets iMessaging, is used to illegally spy on iOS devices. An Read More

Nigeria to evolve more digital initiatives as global digital shift increases – Pantami

September 15, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has said that digital transformation in the public service is central to developing indigenous digital economy in Nigeria. “It will fundamentally transform the way the public sector operates, creates value, and delivers services to customers.” The minister who was represented by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Communications and Digital Read More

Privacy invasion: NITDA sanctions Soko loans N10m

August 19, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has sanctioned an online lending platform, Soko Lending Company Limited (Soko Loans) for privacy invasion. NITDA, in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday said the action was taken after receiving series of complaints against the company for unauthorized disclosures, failure to protect customers’ personal data and defamation of character as well as Read More