WTISD2021: NCC pledges to leverage ICT to transform Nigeria

Federal lawmaker asks NCC to mandate MNOs on tracking solutions for  children’s online safety

WTISD2021: NCC pledges to leverage ICT to transform Nigeria     Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC),Umar Danbatta, has reiterated the Commission’s commitment to leveraging the power of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in digitally transforming Nigerian society and communities. He made the remark on Monday in a message by the Commission to commemorate the 14th World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD), with the theme: “Accelerating Digital Transformation in Challenging Times”. The WTISD is celebrated annually on May 17 to commemorate the founding of International…

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Reaping ICT benefits dependent on infrastructure, literacy, says Danbatta

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L-R: Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, being presented with an appreciation award by Prof. Abdulrahman Sheshe, Chief Medical Director, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), Kano, during the courtesy visit Reaping ICT benefits dependent on infrastructure, literacy, says Danbatta   Umar Danbatta, the executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said that robust digital infrastructure and literacy are key to reaping the transformational benefits of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) across public and private institutions in the country. Danbatta stated this when he…

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NCC pledges robust ICT infrastructure for economic growth

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has restated committed to continue to promote and facilitate expansion of broadband and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure across the country for the rapid development of the nation’s digital economy. Umar Danbatta, the chief executive officer of the commission, gave the assurance in a presentation titled “Communication Technology for Service Delivery in Health, Education, Tourism, the Creative Industry and Agriculture” delivered during the first virtual and sixth edition of Information Communications Technology and Telecommunications Conference and Exhibition (ICTEL) EXPO 2020. He said the commission, not…

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Nigeria Innovation Summit 2020 holds October 6

Nigeria Innovation Summit 2020 holds October 6

The organisers of the yearly Nigeria Innovation Week, have called for participation from stakeholders from the different sectors of Nigeria’s economy in this year’s edition, which is scheduled to hold online from Tuesday, October 6, 2020, to Thursday, October 8, 2020. According to the organisers, this year’s one-week-long event will focus on ‘Innovating in Critical Times’ and is packed with several activities like innovation exhibitions, Nigeria Innovation Summit, Nigeria Innovation Awards, and the yearly report of the State of Innovation in Nigeria. Convening the focus of the year’s event to…

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Facebook targets 20,000 Africans for digital literacy

Facebook targets 20,000 Africans for digital literacy

Social media platform, Facebook, has unveiled “My Digital World”, a programme designed to equip the youth and general public across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with digital skills needed to navigate the digital world. Facebook explained that My Digital World is a consolidation of all the platform’s digital literacy programs including Safe Online with Facebook, Ilizwe Lam, and eZibo, and will be offered virtually this year to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mark Zuckerberg-led company has over the years trained thousands of people on digital literacy skills and is preparing in…

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Nigeria braces up for robust digital transformation post pandemic

Nigeria braces up for robust digital transformation post pandemic

All is set for broadband, says Danbatta ATCON, NITDA, NCC, NigComSat, others share vision   Indications are rife that Nigeria’s information and communication technology (ICT) sector is poised to afford the country robust digital transformation at the end of the current Coronavirus pandemic. According to experts in the industry who rubbed minds at a webinar organised by the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) on Thursday, the country has not yet attained desired level of digital reform but is quite on the right path. In his opening remarks, Olusola…

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ATCON to dissect pandemic’s socio-economic, political impacts on ICT sector

Africa Digital Economy Forum berths

The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) is set to host a virtual conversation to discuss the socio-economic and political impact of coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) on telecom and ICT sector in Nigeria. A statement signed Friday by Olusola Teniola, president of the association disclosed that the meeting slated for Thursday, June 4, 2020 via Zoom by 10am. According to Teniola, Nigeria cannot continue to rely on its traditional means of livelihood which is revenue from the sale of the volatile crude oil. This is because COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the normal…

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15.56% Nigerians suffered malware attacks in Q1 2020

Special warning for financial institutions amidst waxing malware attacks – Kaspersky

As country ranks fourth highest globally Nigeria ranks fourth highest country attacked by malware globally in the first quarter of the year 2020. In its latest Mobile Malware Evolution report, Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity firm, has disclosed that in Nigeria, 15.56 per cent of users experienced mobile attacks in the first three months of the year. Nigeria, according to Kaspersky, experienced the second highest malware attacks in Africa after Algeria in the first quarter of 2020. Analysis of the report revealed that Nigeria and Algeria are the only African countries which made…

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Google simplifies address system with Plus Codes

Google simplifies address system with Plus Codes

Digital communication giant, Google, has rolled out Plus Code to simplify location addressing system. It observed that while most people take having a fixed, physical address for granted, 2 billion people across the globe either do not have an address or have an address that is hard to locate. “This makes it difficult for people to find them, particularly in an emergency. This is why Google has developed Plus Codes, and is rolling them out for Google Maps on Android,” it said. It explained further that Plus Codes are simple,…

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