Time to CAP Incessant Gas Explosion in Lagos

By Elvis Eromosele Lagosians woke up to the news of another gas plant explosion, this time is Baruwa, a suburb in a densely populated neighbourhood in Alimosho area of the state. So far eight persons have been confirmed dead with tens of others injured. Reports already indicate that at least 89 shops, 47 buildings including a primary school and church as well as 23 electric poles, two transformers, gas tankers, one tricycle and a motorcycle were ravaged in the explosion. It is disheartening. Every sort of reason has been advanced…

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One Year of Kashifu at NITDA

Inuwa, Kashifu

By Adamu Usman Garko Leadership is about responsibility. Those who instill hope into our minds and hearts are true heroes and deserve encomium. Conversely, leadership is also a burden. This burden had been bestowed upon Mr. Kashifu Inuwa by the Pacemaker of IT and Digital Economy in Nigeria, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami and indeed he is a round peg in the round hole of NITDA. A year had ticked and results cleared as daylight had attested to the competence of Kashifu; a trait which we presume Pantami saw prior to…

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Kashif Inuwa Abdullahi: Nigeria’s ICT Troubleshooter

NITDA

By Mohammed Saleh Manzo When it comes to card game, the best is selected. As the cliché goes, “If you want to go fast go alone. But if you want to go far go together.” Mallam Kashif Inuwa Abdullahi (CCIE) – the Director-General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), is a hard-nosed technocrat. A young man full of positive youthful exuberance. He is the J.F. Kennedy of our time; he leads effortlessly. His encompassing quality of leadership makes NITDA work in unison. He carries everyone along. He is a…

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NITDA’s Boss Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi: 365 Days After

Inuwa, Kashifu

Around 6:20pm on 20thAugust,2019, a breaking news was scrolling on the screens of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA)- Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, has been appointed as the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. The buzz in IT circles was who is this young man to fit into the massive shoes of Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, his predecessor who was also announced as Minister of Communications on the same day? 365 days after, the facts are now speaking…

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One Year At Nitda; Kashifu As A Vindication Of Youth Execellence In Governance

One Year At Nitda; Kashifu As A Vindication Of Youth Execellence In Governance

By Hashim Suleiman Let me refer to my September 16, 2019 article tagged ‘Pantami, Kashifu and the beauty of vision” where I had identified Kashifu Inuwa as an individual who had understood clearly the vision of Dr Isa Ali Pantami and had equally chosen to fly with it to fruition. It is also a practical knowledge that people could actually be good carriers of vision and supportive but may not make good leaders, however, Mr Kashifu has today proven to be good in both fronts having stayed a year in…

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NITDA’s Novel Agricultural Revolution

NITDA

By Isiaku Ahemed Diversifying Nigeria’s economy which has historically relied majorly on revenue from oil has always been a mantra of successive governments, especially since the beginning of the 4th Republic in 1999. But none appears to be more committed to this mission than the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. This is not just because it is one administration that is severely hit by a revenue shortfall as a result of the drastic slump in global oil price, but it is because it is one that has amply demonstrated the…

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Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi: A Worthy Youth Ambassador in Governance

Inuwa, Kashifu, NITDA cyber attacks

By Comrade Mustapha Ya’uGumel On the 20th August 2019, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE, assumed duty as Director-General/CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), at a relatively young age of 39.He is one of the few young Nigerians to have that privilege in recent history. I was opportune to pass through the same Secondary School with Kashifu, between 1995 and 1997, having joined the School a year earlier than I did. Science Secondary School Kafin Hausa was and is still ranked as one of the best Science Schools in Jigawa State.…

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Post Covid-19: Marketing strategies for small business survival

IFC Disburses $50m Loan To Nigerian SMEs Affected By Pandemic

By David Alonge At least, more than 90% of small and medium businesses have been adversely affected by the insurgent of COVID19 pandemic in Nigeria, FATE foundation reported in its recent survey on the impact of COVID-19 on Nigerian MSMEs. The survey also shows that areas such as cash flow (72%), sales (68%) and revenue (59%) of a typical small business were particularly affected from this pandemic in the first quarter of this year. As a result, there has been a pocket of job losses, shut down of small businesses…

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Online is a Lifeline

Juliet Ehiuman. Online is a lifeline

By Juliet Ehimuan During lockdown many of us did things we would never have thought possible from a distance. We saw friends and family, gathered round a screen. We studied in our kitchens and living rooms. We no longer went to work but work instead came to us. Online tools have been a lifeline. At least, that was true for the lucky ones among us. Those of us with access to the right technology were able to close the gap in space between us and the rest of the world.…

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How government can ride on COVID-19 to increase BVN enrolment

MPC, MPR, CBN

By Rarzack Olaegbe The coronavirus pandemic is still here. It has come to destroy, to disrupt and to distribute opportunities. To seize some of these opportunities, you need to understand that things would no longer be done as usual. You see, seizing opportunities is not, will not and cannot be easy. Besides, the opportunity is not canned like sardines. To seize an opportunity and turn it into gold, you need some work, some heavy lifting and sweat. That is what the Central Bank of Nigeria [CBN] needs to do to…

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