Gbenga Sesan, executive director, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), has decried the existence of multiple agencies in the fight against cyber crimes in Nigeria, and insisted that the country does not need any additional agency to combat cybercrimes.
In an exclusive interview, he advised that instead of setting up new agencies, what the existing agencies should do is to update their
Huawei, a Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company said it is organizing Christmas party for orphans on December 14, Chinese Culture Center Abuja to encourage the children.
Kevin Lichenyu, manager, Public Relations Department of the Western Africa Region told Nigeria communicationsWeek that the event is the 3rd edition of Huawei’s
A cross section of Nigerians have commended the Senate for listening to the outcries of Nigerians who spoke against the section of the proposed bill on electronic fraud which recommended a five-year jail term for anyone who speaks against the government on social media.
Sen. Gbenga Kaka (APC-Ogun) yesterday (Tuesday) announced that Senators had decided to delete section 13 (3) from the
The United States Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have confirmed that construction giant Julius Berger’s foreign affiliate Bilfinger SE, has agreed to pay N5.1 billion ($32million) penalty for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Bilfinger SE, German-based international engineering and Services Company, was charged with bribing Nigerian
The Senate on Tuesday decided to delete section 13 (3) from the proposed Bill on Electronic Fraud, following the criticism which greeted the inclusion of jail term for social media users who post information that threatens national security.
The Senate deleted the contentious clause because it could be abused and misinterpreted.
The problematic section 13 (3) of the draft bill
Lenovo, the third-largest computer maker worldwide by volume, has continued its rise to the top with a superlative performance at the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant – a highly influential study for Enterprise Desktop and Notebook PCs.
Lenovo has consistently, since 2006, according to the report, been improving its market shares against the other leaders in the market, Dell and HP.
Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has alleged that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) failed to remit $49.8 billon (about N8 trillion) to the Federation Account between 2012 and July this year, according to SaharaReporters, online news medium.
SaharaReporters quoted Sanusi as complaining to President Goodluck Jonathan
Inadequate infrastructure remains a major obstacle towards Nigeria achieving her full telecommunications potential.
With Nigeria seen as one of the world’s fastest growing telecommunications hubs, meeting the demand for key infrastructure has been identified as a priority.
The successes recorded by the telecommunications industry in the last 11 years have reinforced the
Nigeria aviation authorities have re-opened Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja which has been shut since Wednesday night as a result of an accident involving a B747 Saudi Air Cargo flight SVA 6814 to flights.
The aircraft veered off the taxiway as it was landing in Abuja on Wednesday night to the maintenance area of the Airport where it destroyed some equipment.
Nelson Mandela, whose successful struggle against South Africa's apartheid system of racial segregation and discrimination made him a global symbol for the cause of human rights and earned him the Nobel Prize, died Thursday. He was 95.
There are many thousands of political prisoners but in the last 50 years only one of them, Mandela, turned his imprisonment into a tool to create
Sanlam, South African financial services group said that it had opened its prestigious financial journalism awards to reporters across Africa for the first time.
The group aims to recognise and celebrate the contribution journalists across the continent are making towards the African growth story.
The Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism have been rewarding
United Kingdom has announced a new regime that would now require applicants to pay for her visas in US dollars.
This is barely five weeks after the cancellation of the controversial 3,000-pound “security bond" for some "high-risk" foreign visitors to the UK, including those from Nigeria was scrapped.
The announcement, which was made yesterday through the British High Commission
The Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission has revealed that the southwest region of Nigeria can leverage innovation in various sectors of the economy for the development of the region.
Dipo Famakinwa, director general of the commission said that “We are looking at how we can leverage innovation for the development of the region,” he said.
He added: “Education
7411 Bureau of National Directory Information operators has partnered with federal government for effective traffic control during re-construction of the Lagos-Ibadan express highway especially around the Yuletide period.
The partnership will also ensure smooth and accident/gridlock free movement on the expressway according to Okeowo Desmond Olasubomi, CEO of the directory company.
Governance poll results released by NOIPolls Limited for the month of November has revealed that 50% of the Nigerian adult population (43.7m) approve of President Goodluck Jonathan’s performance in the past one month.
This represents a 5-point decline in the proportion of Nigerians that approved of the President’s performance from October (55%) to November (50%).
Nigerian Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) has called on the industry regulators and players in the Information and Communication Technology industry to partner with the association with a view to strengthening industry and engendering better industry development.
In a statement issued by the association in Lagos by Mr. Emma Okonji, NITRA’s president, said, though the
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Etisalat Nigeria has said it did not illegally swap and block the SIM of Julius Agwu, as being widely reported on several blogs and news website.
In an exclusive chat, Chineze Amanfo, manager, Public Relations, Etisalat Nigeria said the networked performed a SIM swap on the line after the requester provided the customer care executives with necessary SIM replacement information, in
The new national identity card will replace the current voters card after the 2015 general elections, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has said.
Emma Ogungbe, director of Technical Services at the commission, told journalists on Thursday in Abuja that the identity card would enhance the integrity of the electoral process.
He explained that with the new identity
Professor Lai Oso, a lecturer at the University of Lagos has said that the evolution of information and communications technologies (ICTs), computer and convergence are critical trend that must not be neglected by the present day Nigerian journalists.
Oso who spoke at the Microsoft (Nigeria) and Ha-Shem Network Services capacity development training programme for IT journalists in
Lagos state government is to partner with the private sector in the construction of the 4th mainland bridge, the 26-kilometre infrastructure designed to link Ikorodu to the state’s economic hub in Eti-Osa Local Government Area.
The bridge which will gulp N220 billion will complete a transport ring around the city, and facilitate the rapid expansion of the eastern corridor of Lagos state
Federal ministry of Science and Technology has refuted a statement circulating in some sections of the media alleging that the use of chemical fertiliser poses serious health risks that could lead to death, allergy, sickness and disability.
Efem Nkanga, special assistant, media to Mrs Omobola Johnson, supervising Minister of Science and Technology, in a statement described the report as
A Florida woman has filed a $1.5 billion class-action lawsuit against online dating site Match.com, alleging the website allowed photos of her and thousands of others to be used illegally to create phony profiles intended to dupe romantic hopefuls out of money.
The website "conspired with criminals operating from locations including Internet cafes in Nigeria, Ghana and Russia" who
Mr. Collins Onuegbu, managing director of Signal Alliance, frontline Nigerian IT Solutions Company, has emerged as this year’s finalist in the just concluded Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award 2013 in the Master Category for the Nigeria and West African sub-region.
Speaking at the award ceremony held penultimate week at the prestigious Eko Hotel Lagos, Mr. Olusegun Aganga
Dr. Christopher Kolade, chairman, Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P), has resigned his appointment, citing advanced age as reason. He is 81 years old.
Kolade, who was also former Nigerian High Commissioner to United Kingdom, was made SURE-P chairman since the interventionist outfit came into being in February 2012, conveyed his desire to retire from public life
Being a successful and influential chief executive officer takes hard work, guts, sacrifice and a more-than-average knowledge of how the business environment works.
Many who wish to be successful and influential wonder how others have achieved great things, thinking such feats are impossible in their bid to toe same path.
Nigeria boasts a slew of successful CEOs in almost every
Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), the nation’s foremost network of Information Technology (IT) practitioners and stakeholders said this year’s National Information Technology Merit Award (NITMA), primed the most important and recognized award ceremony in the sector will reward and celebrate the brightest and the best in Nigeria’s Information Technology (IT) community
It is billed to holds
Chief Nyesom Wike, minister of Education, has urged stakeholders in education to create and exploit local and global opportunities in the deployment of ICT for sustainable development of the sector.
Wike gave the charge in Abuja at a two-day National Conference on ICT in Education with the theme: ``Technology-Driven Education: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities".
Leo Stan Ekeh, chairman, Zinox Group, has been honored as the Entrepreneur of the Year, 2013, by the Nigeria Business Elite Awards.
The honor was bestowed on him last weekend at the Civic Center, Victoria Island, Lagos, before top government functionaries, captains of industry, celebrities and the media.
The Awards which honored distinguished companies and personalities in the
Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) recently visited three key players in Nigeria’s technology space – MTN Nigeria, MainOne Cable Company and Sidmach group, in furtherance of its policy of strategic partnership and stakeholder engagement
The NCS delegations were led Professor Sola Aderounmu, NCS’ Deputy President, who represented, Professor David O. Adewumi, the President.