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NAF partners UI on local production of aircraft, weapons

Godsgift Onyedinefu The University of Ibadan (UI) has indicated its willingness to partner with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in the area of aircraft engineering and manufacturing of weapons to reduce foreign dependence. The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Professor Olanike Adeyemo, said the institution will provide homegrown solutions

Cyber attacks: Uganda ranked most secure country in Africa

Uganda has been ranked the most secure cyberspace Country in Africa in the recently announced Global National Cyber Security Index. The National Cyber Index is a global organization which measures preparedness of countries to prevent cyber threats and manage cyber incidents. ”Previously 2nd in the 2017 ranking, the elevation to the number 1

Communication Minister unveils $1m ICT driven innovation system

•To create 50,000 jobs •Will be beneficial to Nigerian Army, Air Force Godsgift Onyedinefu The Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu has launched a $1 million breakthrough innovation, which will change the face of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Nigeria. Shittu while speaking at the unveiling of the new multimedia multifunctional digital

Nigeria, China to sign $328 million agreement on ICT

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to join his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to witness the signing of an agreement on the National Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure Backbone Phase 11 (NICTIB 11) between Galaxy Backbone Limited and Huawei Technologies Limited (HUAWEI) at the cost of US $328 million facility provided

Shittu rallies diaspora support for Nigeria’s ICT development

Babatunde Abiodun  The Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu on Tuesday,  said the ministry will galvanize Nigerian businessmen and women in the Diaspora and their counterparts in the British business environment to invest in Nigeria’s growing Information Communication Technology (ICT). Shittu said this while addressing the press on the proposed Nigerian ICT Investment

Nigerian Government to Expand Digital Governance Platform-Minister

Babatunde Opalana  The Minister of Communications, Barr. Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu Thursday in Abuja said efforts are on to expand the number of Data Centres in the country as part of government’s plan to expand its presence on a digital platform, 1-gov.net.  The platform, apart from consolidating existing government ICT infrastructure, it also enables MDAs to

Tackling the Alarming Rate of Cyber Crime in Nigeria

...By Chukwuma Dike The Internet is one of the fastest-growing areas of technical infrastructure development in Nigeria and the world at large. Cyberspace is a world that contains just about anything one is searching for. With the advent of these advancements in information accessibility and the advantages and applications of the

FG: Security agencies to deal with those stoking ethnic tensions

•Approves three-year ICT roadmap ...Jude Johnson  The Federal Government has assured that security agencies are in high alert to deal with those causing ethnic tensions, especially groups threatening to harm or expel other ethnic groups in parts of the country. The Minister Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed, stated this on Wednesday, after

German Govt rehabilitates sports facilities in Ogun state, donates ICT equipment

...Modupe Olujimi    The German government has rehabilitated some sports facilities in Ogun State and also donated Information and Communication Technology (ICT) equipment to schools.  The Development Cooperation (GIZ) on behalf of the German government on Thursday marked the official opening of the rehabilitated sports grounds of the Muslim Girl High School in

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