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Nigerian Government to Support Struggling Startups

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) wants to provide an exemption for startups providing essential services during the lockdown in Nigeria, writes Tech Cabal. In keeping with this, the agency created an online form on 5 April to identify...

NITDA is Shutting Down Fake COVID-19 Websites in Nigeria

The COVID-19 pandemic has been cause for alarm across the world in recent months - from disrupting global economies and international trade relations to perpetuating the largest work-from-home migration. In the wake of this outbreak, fake news has wreaked havoc...

NITDA introduces 5 IT sector guidelines

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has introduced five new guidelines to foster development of the IT sector in Nigeria. The new guidelines include: The Rule Making Process Regulation of NITDA; The Nigerian Data Protection Regulation; Guideline for IT...

NITDA: How Nigerians Can Cut Cybercrime By 70%

The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isa Pantami, has identified cyber security awareness as one of the key priorities of the agency, stating that awareness could help reduce cyber related losses by up...

Nigeria: Local hosting of government data to be enforced

The Acting Director General of The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr Olatunji Vincent has reiterated his sentiment on the commitment of the Nigerian Government that data generated in the country should be hosted within the country. “We will...

Nigeria: NITDA to train 600 youths in software & technology

The Subsidy Reinvestment Programme, SURE-P, has signed a partnership agreement with the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA to train a selected group of youths in the field of software and technology. According to vanguardngr.com, the training is set to...

Over 48 million active internet users recorded in Nigeria

According to Dr Peter Jack, the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigeria’s active internet users currently stands at over 48 million. In a statement issued by NITDA’s Head of Public Affairs, Mrs. Hadiza Umar, in Abuja...

Nigeria: Minister Johnson laments lack of local content

Nigeria’s Minister of Communications Technology Omobola Johnson has expressed concern over what she describes as an imbalance in terms of the application of local content in the development of ICT. At the 2013 eNigeria conference, hosted by the National Information...

Nigeria: Minister Johnson’s advice to new IT agency

From Abuja, Nigeria, the Minister of Communication Technology, Omobola Johnson, this week called on members of the newly formed National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), to focus on ways for local IT companies to grow. A report posted on Vanguard identifies members...

Not enough Nigerians use Internet for business

Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) raised concern that the majority of Nigerians are not using the Internet for business purposes, as only 6.7-million citizens have ventured online to conduct business – that is just a fraction of the 160-million...
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R500 Million to Expand Broadband in Townships & Rural Areas

This financial year, Vodacom Eastern Cape plans to invest R500 million as part of its larger digital inclusion strategy...
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