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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Nigeria' (23)

Launch of SmartWoman Nigeria



Announcement of SmartWoman Nigeria at the Wimbiz Conference on November 4th, 2013 in Lagos Nigeria by Mrs. Omobola Johnson, Minister of Communication Technology. Also on stage: Ms. Louise Guido, CEO of ChangeCorp, Chairman of WimBiz, and representatives of the Ministries of Health, Women Affairs and Agriculture. 



November 4th Lagos,…

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Added by Vida Gabe on November 19, 2013 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Kenya and Nigeria account for over half of Sub-Saharan Africa’s internet users

The World Bank’s African Development Indicators has released its 2012/2013 report, showing 62 per cent of Sub-Saharan Africa’s internet users are from Nigeria and Kenya

The report gives a detailed collection of data in Africa ranging from national fiscal and external accounts, millennium development goals,…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 24, 2013 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Nigeria First Lady appointed ITU Child Online Protection champion; Nigeria to host regional cybersecurity centre

Geneva, 22 July 2013 – First Lady of Nigeria Dame Patience Jonathan was formally appointed Champion for Child Online Protection at a ceremony in Geneva this morning.

ITU launched the Child Online Protection (COP) initiative in 2008 as part of the overall thrust to strengthen cybersecurity. It brings together partners from various sectors to ensure a safe and secure online experience for children around the world.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Dame…

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Added by Vida Gabe on July 23, 2013 at 9:20am — No Comments

USPF distributes 120,000 PCs to schools

Nigeria’s Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), has distributed about 120,000 personal computers to 1200 public secondary schools across the country to date. The Executive Secretary of USPF, Abdullahi Maikano disclosed this last week when the House Committee on Communications visited one of the USPF…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on July 15, 2013 at 1:53pm — No Comments

ITU appoints First Lady of Nigeria as its Child Online Protection Champion

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.



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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Added by Vida Gabe on May 13, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Nigeria tackles ICT skills gap

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)…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on January 21, 2013 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Lagos Seeks Increased Access to ICT

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

Added by EWASSADJA ADAHA Marius on October 23, 2012 at 5:21am — No Comments

Airtel Nigeria announces Nano SIM cards

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 — No Comments

JACITAD welcomes National ICT Policy

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…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on September 5, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Nigeria embraces Girls in ICT Day

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…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on April 25, 2012 at 7:26pm — 1 Comment

Ghana’s Internet speed ranked highest in Africa

Source: myjoyonline

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…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 20, 2012 at 12:10am — No Comments

Nigeria: Farmers to Get Fertilisers Allocation Via Mobile Phones

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…

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Added by EWASSADJA ADAHA Marius on March 18, 2012 at 9:50pm — No Comments

Nigeria: Google Launches Chat Sms, Trader at Gnigeria Event

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…

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Added by EWASSADJA ADAHA Marius on March 18, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Nigeria: FG Sets 12 Percent Broadband Target for Telecom Operators

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…

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Added by EWASSADJA ADAHA Marius on February 16, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Egypt tops National Telecom Regulatory Authority Websites in Africa

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…

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Added by Francis Mwathi on February 10, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

WEEKLY NEWS ROUND UP-AFRICA

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 — No Comments

WEEKLY NEWS ROUND UP-AFRICA

'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 — No Comments

WEEKLY NEWS ROUND UP-AFRICA

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 — No Comments

Weekly News Round Up - Africa

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 — No Comments

Top ten African Countries in Internet Use

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 — 6 Comments

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