High cybersecurity priority key to driving digital economy – Pantami

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High cybersecurity priority key to driving digital economy – Pantami     The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has tasked Information Technology professionals to prioritise the safety and security of the country’s cyberspace, even as the country continues its digital economy agenda. The Minister, Dr. Isa Pantami made the call during his address titled- The Imperatives of Cybersecurity for a Digital Economy, as the chairman of the annual International Conference of the Nigeria Computer Society, which is taking place in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital in South-East of…

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Africa Digital Economy Forum berths

Africa Digital Economy Forum berths

Africa Digital Economy Forum berths     The Africa Digital Economy Forum (ADEF) a non-profit initiative geared towards the realisation of full digitization of Africa’s economies has been launched. The need for digitisation of economies globally, particularly in Africa cannot be overemphasized. Hence the birth of the Africa Digital Economy Forum ( ADEF), a  forum opened to local and international individuals and organisations that play in the digital technology space state and non-state C-level executives in the digital sector. The ADEF, which draws outstanding support from across the continent, will…

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Nigeria pushes youth-led agendas as GITEX 2020 begins

Nigeria will join more than 80 other countries in participating at the 40th edition of the GITEX Technology Week holding from the 6th–10th December 2020. Nigeria’s participation in GITEX 2020 is anchored on promoting youth-led enterprises to showcase innovations coming from its tech startups community, and the country’s strong policy-thrust on digital economy. The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is the agency that leads this move and had offered full sponsorship to a number of startups across the country to participate in the Global Future Stars (GFS), a major…

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We’re on course with digital economy drive, Pantami, others reassure

Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, agencies under the Ministry and industry stakeholders have re-emphasized their unflinching commitment to support the drive by the Federal Government to leverage Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to transform Nigeria into a fully digital economy. The renewed commitment was made at the maiden edition of Digital Nigeria Day (DND) 2020 hosted by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy at the NCC’s Communications and Digital Economy Complex, Mbora, Abuja today. Addressing industry stakeholders at the event with the theme: ‘Digital…

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FG restates commitment to hasten Nigeria’s digital economy

FG restates commitment to hasten Nigeria’s digital economy

FG restates commitment to hasten Nigeria’s digital economy The minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Pantami, has re-emphasized the resolve of the Federal Government, through the Ministry, to continually advance the digital economy agenda of the country. Pantami stated this while delivering a keynote address at the maiden edition of the National Dialogue on Telecoms and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sectors in Nigeria held at the NAF Conference Centre & Suites, Abuja on Thursday. The event was organised by the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) in collaboration…

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Reinforcing Nigeria’s digital-first approach for economic prosperity

Nigeria has over the years realized the imperative of using technology to steer economic growths amidst global economic uncertainties and swift move toward automation and waves of digital evolution. As such responsibilities rest on the shoulder of some of its agencies and ministries, observers are particularly interested in the contributions to the agenda by the Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) whose activities and initiatives are here examined by BANJO OLANIRAN The quest for digital transformation is a vital goal for countries across the world and Nigeria, world’s most populous…

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NCC dedicates new department to FG’s digital economy drive

NCC remits N362.34bn, economic economic diversification

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has created a Digital Economy Department, charged with the roles of implementing programmes and policies aimed at fully supporting and promoting the national digital economy agenda of the Federal Government. The governing board of the commission approved the creation of the new department at its last meeting, a statement by Ikechukwu Adinde, Director, Public Affairs of the commission revealed on Tuesday. According to the commission, the department is strategically and structurally placed under the office of the executive vice chairman/CEO of NCC. Umar Danbatta, the…

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‘Why Implementation of Nigeria’s broadband plan is strategic to national development’

WhatsApp Updated Privacy Policy: FG moves to prevent violation of Nigerians’ privacy rights by WhatsApp, Facebook, others

Before his appointment as the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy in 2019, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) was the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). A graduate of the Federal University of Technology Bauchi (popularly known as Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University) where he obtained his first degree of BTech in Computer Science in 2003, he also obtained an MSc in Computer Science (2008/2009 session) and MBA in Technology Management (2010/2011 session) from the same University. He later bagged a PhD in Computer Information Systems and…

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Pantami, Danbatta and consolidating telecom sector growth

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BY: Yakubu Musa A cornucopia of glad tidings has recently thronged the doors of Nigeria’s telecoms industry. It all started with various state governments across the country signing executive orders to either waive or harmonize the Right of Way fees, the​​ perennial industry’s bone of contention, following the  successful intervention of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami. There were also the heart-warming stories of burgeoning contribution to the GDP and other spectacular industry statistics. Then came the cheering presidential directives, reassuring the industry of…

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