Federal government announced yesterday in Abuja major reforms and costs for all the categories of the Nigerian e-passport.
The reforms are contained in a statement signed by Mr David Parradang. comptroller-general of Nigeria Immigration Service.
The statement stated that the approval was conveyed to the service in a letter dated Feb. 5, 2014, from the Ministry of Interior.
Latest governance poll results released by NOIPolls for the month of February 2014 have revealed that 51% of the adult Nigerian population approve of the job performance of President Goodluck Jonathan over the past month.
This rating represents a 10-point decline in his approval rating from January 2014 (61%).
More findings revealed that the President had an “average” ranking for
Commonwealth ICT Ministers have adopted a Commonwealth Cybergovernance Model to guide national policy development of their national cyberspace.
Representing over 35 Commonwealth countries, ICT ministers and their advisors were meeting in London on 3 - 4 March 2014, at the first of what is expected to be a series of biennial ICT ministerial meetings.
The agreed model builds on the
Gilat Satcom, an established provider of fibre and satellite connectivity in Africa, has reiterated its keen interest in providing major improvements to its shared service which will provide home users and small offices with the fastest, most reliable and cost-effective satellite connectivity in Nigeria.
Dan Zajicek, Gilat Satcom’s chief executive officer, told Nigeria
Nigeria has been known as safe haven for stolen intellectual works and attempts by Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) to stem the tide have yielded little or no results.
“Intellectual” and “theft” may seem strange when put together—at least at first.
But when it comes to intellectual property theft, criminals are hard at work.
Intellectual property is no longer safe
Airtel Nigeria, has announced the appointment of Mohamed Ghidan as its chief technical & information technology officer (CTIO) and Maurice Newa as chief commercial officer (CCO), in furtherance of its commitment to consistently deliver excellent service to its consumers by attracting and engaging world class professionals in its workforce.
This is coming barely two weeks after the
Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has again decried the exclusion of IT professionals from the list of delegates to the forthcoming national conference, describing the action as marginalization of the group by the government.
NCS said that the discussions on the future of the nation cannot be complete without IT applications.
Professor David Adewumi, president of the Society, told
Institute of Information Management (IIM) has announced plans to honour different stakeholders in Nigeria and other parts of the world including state governors, past and present public office holders, captains of industries including leaders across the various sectors of the economy, as part of activities to commemorate its maiden Induction / investiture ceremony.
The event is slated
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, suspended governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has lost his bid to return to office as the Federal High Court, Abuja Division, yesterday rejected a request made by Sanusi to be restored to his position as the governor of the apex bank.
Ruling on the ex-parte motion brought before him by Sanusi, Justice Gabriel Kolawole declined on the ground that it would be
The Nigeria Copyright Commission said it confiscated equipment worth over N100 million from pirates illegally tapping broadband broadcast signals of right-owners in Onitsha area.
Emeka Ogbonna, Zonal head of NCC in Onitsha, told the News Agency of Nigeria on yesterday in Onitsha that the seizure covered a period of two years.
Ogbonna said 15 persons had been arraigned at the
Mr. Labaran Maku, minister of Information and National Orientation, has said that Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, suspended Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, governor, made himself a whistle blower as well as a voodoo statistician feeding the country with unsubstantiated figures of missing funds.
The minister who stated this while fielding questions from newsmen after defending his ministry’s 2014
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, removed governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has sued President Goodluck Jonathan at the Federal High Court in Abuja to challenge his suspension from office.
And he is praying the court to restrain the President, the Attorney General of the Federation and the Inspector General of Police from giving effect to his purported suspension from office as the
Based on the forecast that 80% of African industrial growth and innovations will be driven by 3rd platform technologies by the year 2020, the International Business Machines (IBM) has urged African leaders to speed up innovtive ventures to ensure the potentials are harnessed.
It is believed that by 2020 IT would have transformed industries’ processes in the way of mobility solutions,
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, sacked governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) may face prosecution if a criminal case is established against him, according President Goodluck Jonathan.
Jonathan, who spoke during a presidential media chat, also explained that he had full powers to suspend Sanusi as the Central Bank governor.
He said that the CBN governor was asked to step aside based on
OTT messaging service WhatsApp suffered a major network outage on Saturday just days after it had agreed to be bought by Facebook in a 16 billion deal
The service was unavailable for more than three hours, after it said it was suffering unspecified server issues.
"WhatsApp service has been restored. We are so sorry for the downtime ... ," the company said in a tweet from its
Warwick Business School has teamed up with the world’s biggest computer services provider IBM and SAS, a world leader in business intelligence software, to teach students how to mine Big Data.
The digital age has seen an explosion in data with IBM calculating the world is churning out 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day.
What to do with this tsunami of data, how to mine it
Gilat Satcom has announced details of its upcoming partners’ event “new fiber and satellite solutions and Global communication innovation” taking place on Thursday 27 in Lagos.
At the event, Gilat Satcom will unveil a raft of new services and technologies specifically tailored to enable its partners in Nigeria to differentiate themselves from competitors, improve broadband connectivity
President Goodluck Jonathan has suspended Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and directed Sanusi to hand over to Dr. Sarah Alade, most senior deputy governor in the apex bank,
Alalde will serve as acting governor until the conclusion of ongoing investigations into breaches of enabling laws, due process and mandate of the bank.
The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts on Wednesday heard how the Budget Office of Federation transferred N791 million to the bank account of the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI) without any request for funds by the institute.
Mallam Abdulkarim Affo, bursar of the institute, informed the committee that the management of the institute was surprised at the
Mr. Thomas Joseph McGorry, a foreign passenger, has praised the honesty of Aviation Security personnel at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja for handing over his lost purse to him, with all the money intact, following his arrival from the UK.
Thomas, a Briton,said he never believed such positive development could happen in Nigeria therefore, full of praise for the Federal Airports
Microsoft Corporation, has introduced the first four youth members to the 4Afrika Advisory Council to ensure the critical voices of Africa’s large youth demographic are heard.
The Microsoft 4Afrika Advisory Council, announced last October, is an external board of advisers tasked with guiding strategic investments undertaken by the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative.
The programme was
Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, speaker of the House of Representatives, has said that available records indicated that the Federal Government spent over N1 trillion on kerosene subsidy between 2010 and 2013.
Tambuwal said in spite of the expenditure not having the approval of the National Assembly, the product was not available for “suffering Nigerians” to buy.
He also noted that the
Foxconn, world’s largest computer, tablet and smart phone makers, has awarded Zinox Technologies Platinum Partner Award for 2014 to celebrate the ingenuity of the Zinox Research and Development team in her New Digital Products – the Zinox Tablet Pcs known as “Zpad”.
According to Foxconn’s Maricar Deocampo, “we are awarding Zinox Technologies our distinguished Partnership status in
The board of directors of Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSat) Ltd, managers of Nigeria’s hybrid geostationary satellite has asked Engr. Timasaniyu Ahmed-Rufai , managing director, to proceed on indefinite leave.
The leave is to pave way for an investigation into the financial status of the company.
A statement by Sonny Aragba-Akpore, head, Corporate Communications,
Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) announced at the weekend that in a matter of days, it will sign a multibillion naira contract with Nigerian Communication Satellite (NigComSat ) Limited to power the platform to boost the apex bank’s nationwide cashless initiative and empower primary, secondary schools and the entire banking industry with real time internet connectivity, the
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has carried out User Acceptance Test on the National Identity Smart Card facility to ensure that it conforms to international standards and best global practices in tune with the defined objective of the NIMS project.
The User Acceptance Testing is aimed at meeting the complete requirements as provided by Datacard Group to NIMC, while
President Goodluck Jonathan this afternoon dropped embattled Stella Oduah, minister of Aviation and three others from his cabinet.
Others are; Caleb Olubolade, minister of Police Affairs; Godsday Orubebe, minister of Niger Delta Affairs; and Yerima Ngama, minister of State for Finance.
They were asked to resign to save them the humiliation of being sacked.
It is not
First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) Plc has been identified as the sponsor of “The Writer Competition”, an online ‘reality’ writing competition.
FBN Plc created the competition in collaboration with an online art and opinion magazine, www.tnc.com.ng with the sole aim of educating and encouraging young African writers. The competition, now in its third year
The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has called on the Federal Government to include its members in the National Conference.
Prof. David Adewumi, NCS President, told newsmen in Lagos that reviewing the composition of the confab delegates would add value and quality to the dialogue process.
“Nigerian Information Technology professionals, through their umbrella body, Nigeria Computer
The World Bank has approved 80 million dollars grant for Nigeria to fund its 10 Centres of Excellence in universities.
Prof. Julius Okojie, executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), disclosed this in Abuja at a news conference on the meeting of World Bank with African Centres of Excellence (ACE).
Okojie also announced that Nigeria won 10 slots out of the