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THIS IS NOT TRUE Sahara Reporters: Minister Pantami Says Windows 7 not used for e-Meetings, less than N1.5b received 2019

IT News Nigeria: The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Mr. Ibrahim Pantami, has said contrary to Sahara Reporters claims government officials do not use Windows 7 for videoconferencing and that the ministry received not more than N1.5 billion in 2019. In a tweet today, he said: “THIS IS NOT TRUE:1)No government official uses Windows 7 for videoconferencing; 2) Entire capital ...

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NITDA Calls for Applications into the Nigeria COVID-19 Innovative Challenge

IT News Nigeria: The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), through its subsidiary, Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIIE), is calling on Nigerians, especially software developers, to apply for opportunities to participate in the “Nigeria COVID-19 Innovative Challenge”.   According to statement signed by Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations at NITDA, Mrs Hadiza Umar, Nigeria COVID-19 Innovation Challenge ...

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No Licence Has Been Issued For 5G In Nigeria – Pantami

IT News Nigeria: The attention of my office has been drawn to the public concern about the health implications of the deployment of Fifth Generation Mobile Networks (5G) in Nigeria. Based on available records at my office and the earlier report received from the regulator, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, said today in ...

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March 31 World Backup Day: NITDA Urges Data Backup to reduce COVID-19 impact

IT News Nigeria: The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has urged Nigerians to backup data as the nation joins the global community in celebrating World Backup Day in 2020. According to statement signed today by Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations At NITDA, Mrs Hadiza Umar,March 31st has been set aside as World Backup Day internationally, to remind users ...

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President Buhari Directs Govt Agencies To Protect Critical National Infrastructure

IT News Nigeria:  President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja directed the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy to work with all relevant government agencies to ensure full protection of critical national infrastructure. According to a statehouse release signed Thursday by Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President, on Media & Publicity, the President issued the directive at the unveiling ...

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Unruly and disrespectful: Video showing Minister Pantami Twice Interrupting NCC’s Danbatta before Mr President emerges

IT News Nigeria:  A VIDEO  has emerged across the social media showing how, in crass disrespect to the office and the laws establishing the nation’s telecoms watchdog, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami twice interrupted the speech of Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission; Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta while pointing fingers ...

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No more manipulations: Public Servants to Declare Assets Digitally- Code of Conduct Bureau

IT News Nigeria: *The Bureau introduces its Online Assets Declaration System to public servants The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), at a forum with stakeholders, Wednesday, introduces its Online Assets Declaration System (OADS) to public servants. This initiative was created to ease the rigors involved in assets declaration by public workers, and to avert corrupt practices in the public sectors. ...

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Deepening Nigeria’s Digital Economy: Our Doors Are Always Open For Collaborations – DG NITDA

IT News Nigeria: The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency, Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE has described the partnership  with Abuja Enterprise Agency, (AEA) as imperative to President Muhammadu Buhari’s resolve to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years.   Abdullahi expressed this view on Monday while playing host to the Management of AEA at ...

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Nationwide broadband access: Minister Pantami urges Swedish Govt support for Infrastructure

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has urged the Swedish Government to support Nigeria’s quest to deploy more robust broadband infrastructure in the country, for economic growth and prosperity.  Speaking at a dinner hosted by the Swedish Ambassador to Nigeria in Abuja, Carl-Michael Grans, Dr. Pantami, who was represented by the Executive Vice Chairman ...

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10 years jail awaits importers, sellers, users: Nigeria Senate goes after the masses, to ban generator use

IT News Nigeria: If passed into law,  importers, distributors and users of generating sets are liable on conviction to imprisonment, not less than ten years Nigerians were dismay as Senate today embarked of first reading of a bill criminalising importation, sale and use of generating sets in the near absence of reliable electricity across  the country The Bill tagged, “Generating ...

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