More than 110 million people in Nigeria are still not connected to the internet largely because of poor infrastructure and a lack of fibre and mobile networks make it expensive and unreliable.
But now an ambitious project aims to give millions of students in the country…Continue
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In line with its commitment to the creation of millions of jobs in the technology market, Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Four D Associates.
Speaking at the ceremony, Peter Jack, Director General of the agency said if adequately deployed and nurtured, telecenters can create 1.2…Continue
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The Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) is aimed at “providing a sustainable National Forum and structure that engages industry, government, lawmaker, the academia, civil society and all Stakeholders in a strategic national debate on internet governance.”
The third-annual Nigeria…Continue
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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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The report gives a detailed collection of data in Africa ranging from national fiscal and external accounts, millennium development goals,…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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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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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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
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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
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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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
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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
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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
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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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