Geneva, 10 May, 2013 - The Secretary-General of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Dr Hamadoun I. Touré today appointed the First Lady of Nigeria and President of the African First Ladies Peace Mission, Her Excellency Dame (Dr) Patience Goodluck Jonathan, as ITU's Child Online Protection (COP) Champion. Continue
The First Lady received her letter of appointment from the Director of ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau, Brahima Sanou, who met with her today…
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The Federal Government has begun moves to address a paucity of skilled personnel in the nation’s information communication technology (ICT) sector by narrowing down the gap in the coming years.
It indicated that in an effort to bridge this skilled manpower gap, the government has facilitated agreements between the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI)… Continue
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The Commissioner for Science and Technology in Lagos State, Mr Adebiyi Mabadeje has advocated the need to accelerate measures in the country towards providing access to Information and Communication Technology services to millions of Nigerians.
Speaking at the 2012 edition of the annual Nigerian Telecoms Development Lecture organised by Logica Media Group in Lagos recently, Mabadeje said though telecoms sector in Nigeria has witnessed progress in more than a decade, much still needed to be… Continue
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In what telecom experts are saying could be a huge move for the mobile phone market in Nigeria, Airtel Nigeria has announced that it will introduce Nano SIM cards onto the market.
Airtel Nigeria has announced the introduction of Nano SIM cards onto the market. (Image: File)
Nano SIM cards are used in the new Apple iPhone 5 device and means that it will give the company the lead on the new smartphone market in the country.
It also announced that any user who… Continue
Added by EWASSADJA ADAHA Marius on October 23, 2012 at 4:32am —
A professional body, the Joint Action Committee on Information and Communications Technology and Development (JACITAD) has commended the Federal Government for the approval of the new National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy stressing that it will stimulate its national economic growth aspirations.
JACITAD, the umbrella… Continue
Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on September 5, 2012 at 4:30pm —
Nigeria’s ICT industry has embraced the international Girls in ICT Day, in a bid to get more girls to enter the ICT sector.
In 2010, ITU members agreed to recognize Girls in ICT Days on the 4th Thursday of every April. The event will be marked next week 26 April, when ICT organizations are encouraged to stage events exposing girls to the… Continue
Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 25, 2012 at 7:26pm —
Ghana has been ranked number one in Africa as the country with the highest Internet speed, according to the latest global internet speed report released March 5, 2012 by US-based, Ookla.
Ookla is the global leader in broadband testing and web-based network diagnostic applications, and its report was based on millions of recent test results from…
Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 20, 2012 at 12:10am —
Farmers will from now get fertilisers and seed allocation through their mobile phones, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, has said. Adesina made this known on Sunday in Abuja while fielding questions at a News Agency of Nigeria forum, where he said the strategy was couched in the new fertilisers voucher scheme.The minister said the old system whereby government bought and distributed fertilisers was laden with corruption and inefficiency and also led to… Continue
Added by EWASSADJA ADAHA Marius on March 18, 2012 at 9:50pm —
With not less than 2000 developers, entrepreneurs gathered Thursday and Friday at the civic centre Lagos for Google's third web and mobile conference , the search engine giant has launched the Gmail Chat SMS that allow users to use Gmail chat to communicate between all mobile phones and platforms, even if they are offline or have an SMS and voice only phone.The Gmail Chat SMS according to Google also allows users to receive Google+ SMS notifications and post status updates via SMS, and will… Continue
Added by EWASSADJA ADAHA Marius on March 18, 2012 at 9:30pm —
he federal government has set a 12 per cent broadband penetration target for the mobile service providers and fibre optic operators which would help take broadband to the rural communities around the nation.
LEADERSHIP learnt that Mrs. Omobola Johnson, Minister of Communications Technology has communicated the directive to the Nigerian Communications Commission for onward transmission to all the telecommunications companies in the country.
The directive is in line with the… Continue
Added by EWASSADJA ADAHA Marius on February 16, 2012 at 1:49pm —
Information and communication are necessary to ensure that national telecom regulatory authorities can perform their responsibilities efficiently and effectively. The laws and regulations governing the sector must be known… Continue
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Microsoft launches “BizSpark” program in Gafsa, Tunisia
24th February 2009
TUNIS- Microsoft launched its “BizSpark” initiative in the southern city of Gafsa, in Tunisia, on Tuesday. The program which aims at supporting ICT start ups, to create new software and web design has already been launched in several countries throughout the world, including in Jordan.
Launching the program, Mr. Walid Abu- Hadhba, Microsoft vice- president in charge of group… Continue
Added by Francis Mwathi on February 27, 2009 at 7:32pm —
'Mobile health' campaign launched
17th February, 2009
Three foundations have announced their intention to join in a "mobile health" effort to use mobile technology to provide better healthcare worldwide.
The UN, Vodafone, and the Rockefeller Foundation's mHealth Alliance aims to unite existing projects to improve healthcare using mobile technology.
The alliance will guide governments, NGOs, and mobile firms on how they can save lives in the… Continue
Added by Francis Mwathi on February 20, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Africa is poorest in internet access
8th February 2009
Africa still has the lowest internet access in the world according to a study commissioned by Ernst & Young. The study was dubbed "Africa Connected: Telecommunication growth story." The report noted that many people in Africa are living in rural areas, where there is no access to the internet due to cost among others. It said that the penetration rate in Africa is at 5.4%. This AfricaNews reporter said it… Continue
Added by Francis Mwathi on February 13, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Makerere University IT centre to link 100 varsities
29th January 2009
Kampala- Makerere University has opened a computing and information technology centre to develop local computer software. The 12,000sq metre complex valued at over $20m is expected to connect over 100 universities in 13 African countries with India in e-education. It is part of the Faculty of Computing and Information Communication Technology (ICT).
The ICT minister, Dr. Ham Mulira,… Continue
Added by Francis Mwathi on January 30, 2009 at 7:49pm —
Nigeria leads Africa in terms of people who access the internet. According to statistics released in the Internet Governance Forum held from 3-6 December 2008 at Hyderabad, India, the number of Nigerian Internet Users had reached 10 million placing it way ahead of other countries like South Africa and Egypt.
The west African country which is also Africa's most populus country with a population of over 140 million is followed by Egypt and Morocco with 8.6 and 7.3 million users… Continue
Added by Francis Mwathi on January 14, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Meeting Computer Requirements
6 January 2009
Accra-The world increasingly has become a global village, as a result of the impact of Information Technology (IT) and Science development, indicative of the fact that truly we are in an information age.
Ghana cannot afford to be left behind in this great endeavor as most economies of the world are shifting from depending on traditional sources of income towards intellectual resources.Blessed with abundant natural… Continue
Added by Francis Mwathi on January 10, 2009 at 9:30pm —
By Ahmadu Baba Samaila of the Department of Mass Communication, University Of Maiduguri, Borno State Nigeria.
The reality of globalization technologies to development is very essential, globalization is a new historical reality and not simply one that has been invented by geoliberal ideology designed to persuade nationals of a country about foreign induced market forces. Looking into this explanation of the reality of globalization in Africa , it is clear that globalization… Continue
Added by Opot Beneah on December 18, 2008 at 5:10pm —
From Abuja: Telecentre stakeholders and development partners converged at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies here in Kuru (just a few minutes from Jose the capital of Plateau state) from January 25 to 27, 2007. The main concern was how to propagate and support telecentres in Nigeria. The event was organised by Lagos Digital Village in association with Fantsuam Foundation with support from telecentre.org (In picture: Meddie and Jummai the Citizenship Manager Microsoft in… Continue
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