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NITDA offers 5 creative Nigerians N10m seed fund

National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, on Wednesday in Abuja granted N10 million as seed fund to five innovators that emerged winners in the World Creativity and Innovation Day, WCID, challenge.

MURIC to Buhari: Ignore calls to sack Pantami

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore calls to sack the embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Technology, Dr. Isa Ali-Pantami.

NITDA @20: Pantami charges agency to redouble effort towards IT promotion

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has charged the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, to build on efforts to advance the IT sector of the country.

Pantami is my friend, but he can’t be defended, by Farooq A. Kperogi

This is a difficult column to write because although scores of people have importuned me to intervene in the controversy regarding Communication and Digital...

Creativity challenge: NITDA opens portal for submitting entries

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has called on Nigerians to submit entries for challenge to commemorate the 2021 World Creativity and Innovation Day, WCID.

Digital Economy: Pantami commends Buhari for approving N5bn to NIMC

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali-Pantami, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving N5billion as capital budget for the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC.

Digital Literacy: NITDA begins registration for training in Gombe, Kano, Lagos, Rivers

 The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, have commenced registration for the Digital States’ Programme that would ensure the consolidation of the digital economy, an official of the Agency said.

Digital Inclusion: Nigerian govt empowers disabled persons in Southeast

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has organised a five-day ICT capacity development programme for persons living with disabilities in all the South-eastern states of the country.    

NITDA: Turning Nigerian youths from liability to assets, by Ibrahim Hassan

Nigeria is among the youngest countries in the world in terms of the ratio of its youth to old citizens. But one challenge that comes with such demographic reality is how to gainfully engage these youths.

NITDA begins ICT training for disabled persons in Enugu

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, on Tuesday said it is consolidating on digital inclusion and has commenced the ICT training for Persons Living With Disabilities, PLWD, in Enugu State.

NITDA partners Nigerian space engineers on Digital Transformation  

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, on Wednesday, agreed to collaborate with the Nigerian Institute of Space Engineers, NISEng, in achieving Digital Transformation in the country.

NAVSA program takes off in Gombe, 140 farmers to be trained on Smart Agriculture

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has launched one-week training for 140 farmers in Gombe state on digital farming, under the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture, NAVSA, empowerment programme.

NAVSA: Pantami to launch digital Agric program in Gombe

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr, Isa Ali-Pantami, is set to launch the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture, NAVSA, in Gombe State as part of efforts to digitalise the agricultural sector of the country.

An Afternoon With Nigeria’s Chief Technology Officer, by Gimba Kakanda

The first thing he did was to remind that cryptocurrency is enabled by a technology with applications far beyond the disputed virtual currency. “The...

Nigeria’s construction giant Cosgrove lays foundation for National Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre for NITDA

Foremost Nigerian construction giant, Cosgrove Investment Limited, has laid foundation for building National Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre for the National Information Technology Development...

Court fixes date for hearing as lawyer sues FG for ‘forcing’ Nigerians to link NIN with SIM Cards

A Federal High Court Lagos on Monday, fixed February 15 to hear a suit challenging the ongoing process of linking the National Identification Number, NIN, with Mobile lines.

NITDA calls for inclusion of emerging technologies in schools’ curriculum 

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, on Friday urged stakeholders in the education sector to ensure that the curriculum of schools reflected emerging technologies needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, 4IR.

Privacy: Data of Nigeria and Nigerians 99% secure — Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali-Pantami has assured Nigerians and the international community that citizens’ and the country’s data are 99 per cent secure.

NITDA features 5 startups on U.S. consumer electronics show 

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has supported five Nigerian local startups to participate in the annual Consumer Electronics Show, CES, a U.S.-based technology event.

BREAKING: Nigerian govt extends deadline for NIN update on SIM Cards

The Federal Government has extended the deadline for the provision of a National Identification Number by telecommunication service subscribers.

Smart Agric will promote digital innovation, entrepreneurship – Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has said that smart agriculture is part of promoting digital innovation and entrepreneurship in Nigeria.

GITEX 2020: Nigerian IT start-ups to attract $36bn by 2030, says NITDA DG

The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa, has projected that by 2030, Nigeria’s digital start-ups will generate up to $36billion, while African internet economy would be worth $180 billion. 

GITEX 2020: Nigerian start-ups to attract $50m investments, says Pantami

The Federal Government on Sunday, says about 50 million dollars foreign investments is already being attracted into the economy for the support of various start-ups in the country through its digital economy and innovations policy.

E-Governance: NITDA begins capacity building for MDAs

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, on Wednesday, commenced a two day virtual strategic capacity building workshop for Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Public Institutions, FPI.

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