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“ICT Must Provide Solutions To The Day-to-Day Challenges Confronting Us” – Shittu

  Communications Minister, Honourable Adebayo Shittu has stated that Nigeria must deploy ICT and optimise the inherent benefits to tackle contemporary challenges of life. Shittu said this at the Digital Government Conference organised recently in Abuja by Microsoft.   The Conference was conceptualized to empower governments to digitally share latest innovative technology trends and government solutions through Microsoft platforms to ...

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Alternative Banking Model Hits Africa

* Societe Generale launches YUP, a new alternative to the traditional banking model in Africa *Launch complete in Ivory Coast and Senegal with more than 30,000 open wallets and nearly 600 agents *Launch planned by the end of 2017 in Ghana and in Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Togo and Guinea in 2018 *Targets one million wallets in the next three years, ...

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Geopolitics: US Govt. Shutdown Russian Security software, Kaspersky

*The company says it is being used as a pawn in a geopolitical game   IT NEWS NIGERIA:   US Government has direct Department of Homeland Security to ensure all government departments and agencies remove all security software from the Russian company Kaspersky Lab from their IT systems, citing ties between company officials and the Russian intelligence services.   IT ...

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Nigeria Customs Generates N163m From e-Auction Bidding

IT NEWS NIGERIA:   The Nigeria Customs Service says it has generated N163 million from its e-auction bidding process, according to the service Public Relations Officer, Mr Joseph Attah. Attah told newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja, that the 11th window of the process was ongoing.   The Comptroller-General of Customs, retired Col. Hameed Ali on July 3, inaugurated the e-auction ...

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India Earmarks $10bn For Indo-Africa Trade, ICT Development

IT NEWS NIGERIA: India Government has set aside $10 billion for Indo-Africa trade aimed at promoting ICT innovation and development across African continent.   This is according to Co-Chairman, TEPC and CEO, Tejas Networks, Mr. Sanjay Nayak while speaking in Lagos Wednesday at INDO-AFRICAN ICT EXPO 2017. He said Indian Government, via its Communication ministry, hopes that the move will ...

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DISCOP MARKETS and ONGEA! AFRICA Announce Music Driven Event

IT NEWS NIGERIA:   The Los Angeles based DISCOP organisation is excited to announce a new programme, dubbed DISCORE, that will bring the world of music production closer to the African editions of the DISCOP Film, Television, Digital Content Markets. With the inaugural event to kick off at Côte d’Ivoire during the next Abidjan edition of DISCOP (29|31 May 2018), ...

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Lagos To Host Afrinic Public Policy Meeting In November

IT NEWS NIGERIA: Lagos will in November host hundreds of key players in the African and global Internet industry sector at the 27th public policy meeting of the African Network Information Center (AFRINIC), according to a statement.   it added that the event dubbed AFRINIC 27 will be a platform for technocrats and business to discuss policies, trends, resources and ...

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Austin Okere To Chair NITRA 3rd Quarter Digital Payment Forum

IT NEWS NIGERIA:   As preparations for the Third Quarter Forum of the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) gather momentum, stakeholders in the Banking, ICT and FinTech sectors of the Nigerian economy have continued to throw their weight behind the event.  The latest to confirm his support for the programme is Mr. Austin Okere, Founder/Vice Chairman of Computer Warehouse ...

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Organizers Announce Speakers For Nigeria Innovation Summit 2017

IT NEWS NIGERIA   The Nigeria Innovation Summit (NIS), an international annual event that promotes innovation in Nigeria is set to once again gather stakeholders across all sectors of Nigeria’s economy to share ideas, trends, and opportunities around technology, innovation and entrepreneurship development.   The Summit scheduled to hold on September 7, 2017 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, with the ...

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KairoswebTV Transforms T o OnlineTV Solutions Provider

IT NEWS NIGERIA:   Like most tech giants, KairoswebTV (www.kairosweb.tv) is undergoing a significant transformation in its business as it moves to disrupt itself, becoming the predominantly digital onlineTV Solution Provider in Sub-Saharan Africa.   The platform, launched barely 15 months ago has transformed from offering an online television programming network to a dynamic onlineTV solution provider, with a pledge ...

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