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

When First Bank set the pace for thoughts on Open Banking

October 11, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

At FIntech Summit 5.0 organised by First Bank of Nigeria, experts brainstormed on how best to make the Open Banking initiative work in financial service delivery, even as the FBN speaks on reasons for its intervention and the bank’s plans to remain atop the nation’s banking industry. AMAKA IFEAKANDU reports First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial 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