Tijani’s appointment as minister ‘ll unlock untapped opportunities in digital economy — Ugochinyere

September 5, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream), Hon. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere Ikeagwuonu, has passed a vote of confidence on the newly appointed Minister for Communication, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, saying that he’s capable of bringing the much needed advancement in the information and communication technology sector. Ugochinyere, in a statement he personally signed lauded Read More

Start up ecosystem: NITDA woos global tech giants for support, collaboration

July 23, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has commenced engagements with international bodies in ensuring that a formidable startup ecosystem is built in the country through resources that are harnessed from global tech giants for the sustenance of the country’s digital economy. In achieving the mandate of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration towards rejuvenating the country’s tech startup ecosystem with Read More

Cyber security: NITDA collaborate with CIFCFIN on digital forensics

July 18, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The director-general, National Information Technology Development Agency, Kashifu Inuwa, has assured the President of Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Investigator of Nigeria (CIFCFIN) of the agency’s readiness to collaborate with the institute on digital forensics in order to reinvigorate the tech ecosystem and mitigate cybercrimes in the digital space. Inuwa gave the assurance while receiving CIFCFIN’s President, Dr. Read More

DG NITDA tasks varsities on sustainable IT models, applauds UNILAG

July 18, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The director-general of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa, has urged universities in the country to emulate the University of Lagos (UNILAG) by adopting effective sustainability models in their IT Innovation hubs to derive the best values of digital technology as well as enhance productivity. Inuwa made this call when he paid a working visit to NITDA’s Read More

NITDA’s regulation not to stifle innovation, Inuwa tells stakeholders

July 16, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The director-general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa, reassured stakeholders that the agency’s regulations are not intended to stifle innovation but rather to foster growth and development in the digital space. Inuwa made this remark during a Panel Discussion at the Business Day CEO Forum 2023 on ‘Charting a Course to Growth and Development’ in Lagos state. The Read More

MSMEs will contribute $53bn to Nigeria’s economy if digitised – DG NITDA

July 16, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The director-general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Kashifu Inuwa has said that digitisation of MSMEs will increase revenue by 26 percent as well as reduce operating cost by 22 percent, and contribute 53 billion dollars to the Nigerian economy. Inuwa stated this while delivering an opening remark at TechMyBiz Pitch-A-Thon event in Lagos held at the Digital Transformation Center Read More

20 innovators enter for Sahara Group fellowship programme

July 13, 2023 Suleiman Idris 0

A total of twenty social innovators from across Africa will participate in the 2023 Sahara Group Foundation Impact Fund Fellowship programme. The programme, the third cohort since it was launched in 2020 was aim to empower visionary African change makers with the knowledge and resources required to expand their social enterprises and help address environmental and social challenges affecting societies. Read More

Ibietan’s book on Cyber Politics for public presentation 25 July

July 11, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

A book written by the Head of Media Relations at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr Omoniyi Ibietan, will be formally presented to the public on 25 July, 2023.  Publishers of the book Premium Times Books in a statement Monday, said that the unveiling ceremony of the book Cyber Politics: Social Media, Social Demography and Voting Behaviour in Nigeria, will Read More

NITDA partners Gage for tech expo

July 11, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The National Information Technology Development Agency has just announced its partnership with the GAGE company for the Co-Create Africa International Exhibition. The Annual Co-Create Africa International Tech Expo will now be themed ‘’ NITDA-Co-Create West Africa Tech Week. Co-Create Africa International Tech Expo is an annual exhibition hosted by The GAGE Company. It is a 2-day technology exhibition, with over Read More

NITDA DG highlights FG’s investor-friendly reforms in Canada

July 11, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Federal government’s investor-friendly administrative reforms were highlighted by the Director General/CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, at the collision conference, held at Toronto, Canada. This was contained in a statement by head, corporate affairs and external relations NITDA Mrs Hadiza Umar on Monday. Abdullahi who was represented by Dr Usman Gambo Abdullahi, Director, Information Technology Infrastructure Read More

NITDA DG woos investors at 2023 London tech week

June 16, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The director-general/CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa, woos global investors at this year’s London Tech Week. A statement by head, corporate affairs and external relations NITDA Mrs Hadiza Umar disclosed that the event, scheduled ending today Friday 16th June, 2023, started on Monday 12th June, 2023 at the Queen Elizabeth II International Conference Centre, Westminster, Read More

FG reinforces digital economy with data protection Act

June 15, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Nigeria has taken a giant leap forward in the global data race with the assent to Nigeria Data Protection Act by President Bola Ahmed TinubuA statement by Head Legal Enforcement and Regulations NDPB Babatunde Bamigboye Esq disclosed that the Act was signed on the 12th of June 2023. While applauding the President for renewing the hope of over 200 million Read More

Digital economy: Pantami unveils 4,366 projects implemented in 4 years

May 26, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, Thursday unveiled 4,366 projects implemented under the supervision of the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. The compendium of achievements provided a concise summary of the unprecedented achievements that were recorded under the leadership of Professor Pantami since he became a Minister on the 21st of August 2019. Some of the Read More

Digital economy has created pathway for emerging technologies – DG NITDA

May 23, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Director General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa, says digital economy has created a pathway for emerging technologies, providing opportunities for talented youths in Africa to emerge as global leaders, through harnessing their potentials. Inuwa stated this at the Leaders Without Borders Annual Business Summit and International Honors 2023 in London with the theme: “Business Beyond Read More

Nigeria takes her seat in Smart Africa Alliance’s digital train

May 12, 2023 Bashir Ibrahim Hassan 0

The drivers of Nigeria’s digitalisation process are widely applauded for their proactive initiatives to maximise the country’s gain from Information and Communication Technology (ICT).Nigeria has progressively bridged the digital divide in the country, with plans to extend services to other African countries; its capacity is boosted by the establishment of state-of-the-art Data Centres (Tier 3 & Tier 4) operated by Read More

FG to spend N41.6bn for broadband in higher institutions, airports, others

April 6, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The federal government said it would spend N41.6 billion to provide broadband to 49 higher institutions, 20 airports and 6 markets across the country in its second and third phase broadband penetration projects. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, stated this while presenting certificates to 49 higher institutions who will benefit from the second and third Read More

NITDA’s talent development initiative woos Business Sweden

April 6, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Developmental Regulations, one of the core mandates of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), and a pillar in the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS), has been identified as a major attraction of foreign partnership towards talent development by the Business Sweden. Business Sweden is a platform for success in an increasingly purpose-driven world. It has a unique Read More

Buhari inaugurates digital innovation and entrepreneurship council

April 5, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday inaugurated the National Council for Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship with the mandate to guide the implementation of the Nigeria Startup Act (NSA) 2022. Speaking at the inauguration of the 14-member Council chaired by him, President Buhari directed the Secretariat, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), to ensure faithful implementation of the Act, which provides incentives Read More

NCC accelerates broadband penetration to business owners

April 3, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has reiterated the Commission’s commitment to continually drive initiatives that accelerate broadband deployment to increase penetration and make internet connection readily available to telecom consumers. A statement by Director Public Affairs NCC Reuben Muoka on Sunday, disclosed that the EVC stated this Read More

Digital economy: DG NITDA assures Ghanian counterpart of effective collaboration

March 22, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

With consideration to the immense natural and human resources inherent in Africa which can be leveraged to enhance technological advancement in the continent, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa CCIE believes that effective collaborations among the nations in the continent would build a formidable and greater Information Technology (IT) ecosystem. The NITDA Director Read More

What Buhari was up to in 2022

December 29, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

As the 2023 general elections approach, with the development signalling, more than any other pointer, the end of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, we decide, this week, to take stock of the administration’s activities in the fast outgoing year of 2022. The administration has implemented many meaningful and impactful projects across the length and breadth of the country that have Read More

Solvent Digital: We want to bridge the divide between digital technology and the people

November 23, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Undoubtedly, the most ubiquitous aspect of globalisation is digital marketing. This is because it has helped a wide range of sectors reach their productivity goals. It has unquestionably shown that it produces taste and is more like a quiche that has been stroked through a sizzling pan. This metaphorical phrase only suggests that although the ideals of digitization had to Read More

Digital commerce, crypto users’ now rich targets for cybercriminals – Report

October 12, 2022 Segun Odunewu, Lagos 0

Latest report by Visa Inc. has revealed that the budding digital commerce environment, vastly accelerated by the pandemic, remains the richest target for cybercriminals. Two new pieces of research – the latest Visa Biannual Threats Report and an MIT technology review insights study, “Moving Money in a Digital World,” released on Tuesday in partnership with Visa, highlight new and returning Read More

Buhari inaugurates presidential council on e-govt, tasks members on Nigeria’s business ranking

June 10, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja inaugurated the Presidential Council on Digital Economy and e-government, promising that his administration would continue to take advantage of digital technologies to transform every sector of the economy. The president directed the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), to chair the Council on his behalf and give regular updates. Read More

Minister foresees brighter digital economic drive as BleanQ rolls out new technology in Nigeria

April 30, 2022 Admin III 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports development Chief Sunday Dare has said the evolution of young people oriented technology promises a brighter future in Nigeria’s digital economy. Dare gave this assurance on Friday in Abuja when Zkyte technologies officially launched BleanQ app, an innovation put in place by young Nigerians that focuses on efficiency and proficiency. The Minister represented by Read More