ICT: Anambra targets 1,000 entrepreneurs to boost economy

No fewer than 1,000 youths in Anambra State will benefit from Digital Entrepreneurship training programme organised by the state government. Deputy Governor, Dr Nkem Okeke, made the disclosure at the inauguration of the maiden Anambra DigiPrenueur Week tagged `The Next Level’ in Awka yesterday. Okeke said the programme was in line with Governor Willie Obiano’s programme for the youths, saying that business had moved from archaic brick and mortar approach to modern information driven system. He said that Obiano remained the most youthfriendly governor with over 65 per cent of…

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Payroll palaver and ICT perspective

  The Nigerian civil service system was deeply bedevilled by a cankerworm known as ‘ghost workers’. The syndrome, which isn’t peculiar to the federal level, is indeed ubiquitous that no certain level/unit of government is exempted whenever its scourge is being discussed. Funnily enough, the anomaly has lingered that anyone could insinuate that it’s a norm. Two years ago, precisely on Thursday, May 5, 2016, during the meeting between federal ministries and Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) in Lagos State as organised by the Minister of Information and Culture…

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FCTA, Chams partner on Abuja ICT smart city project

One of the leading technology solution firms in the country, Chams Plc, is partnering the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on a smart city project. The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Muhammad Musa Bello, confirmed the collaboration in Abuja, saying the two bodies were working on the project. Represented at a recent briefing by the Chief of Staff, FCTA, Mr Bashir Mai-Bornu, the minister said FCTA would like to engage the company in providing ICT solutions in the areas of education and health. “‘Technology is the future…

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SUBEB to empower 2,000 teachers on ICT

Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) yesterday said it had concluded arrangements to train no fewer than 2,000 public school teachers in Information and Communication Technology (ICT)- based teaching methodology under the Edo State Basic Education Sector Transformation (Edo BEST) programme. Acting Chairman of SUBEB and Special Adviser to the Governor on Basic Education, Dr. Joan Osa Oviawe, who disclosed this yesterday, said the programme was holistic in nature and would cater for the needs of stakeholders, including pupils, teachers, headmasters/ mistresses, parents, communities and school infrastructure. She said…

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Strategies to curb 80% ICT imports heighten

  Measures being taken by government to curb the estimated 80 per cent importation of hardware and software products into the nation’s information and communications technology (ICT) have recorded a boost with government set to implement recent policies introduced to drive local contents, New Telegraph has learnt. The discussions on the strategies formed the fulcrum of deliberations at the Nigerian software stakeholders’ forum in Lagos last weekend. Stakeholders from both public and private sectors of the nation’s software sub-sector at the forum sought to create an agenda to strategically position…

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Oke Ogun to Shittu: We want peace, relocate your ICT centre

In order to douse mounting tension between Governor Abiola Ajimobi-led administration in Oyo state and the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, following demolition of a structure meant for Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Saki, the leadership of “Oke Ogun Parapo” led by Chief Raimi Akande, as well as, the Caretaker Chairman of Saki West local Government, Alhaji Karim Adegoke, had made a passionate appeal to the minister. They urged Shittu to relocate the planned ICT centre to an alternative land already allocated for the project in the interest of peace.…

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84% manufacturing firms now ICT compliant –Report

With the device manufacturing industry embracing software over hardware as its primary business model, a new report has revealed that 84 per cent of organisations globally have already put software at its core in delivering services and generating revenue. According to a report by global IT security firm, Gemalto, nearly all (94 per cent) device makers have invested in software development in the past five years and 88 per cent of the enterprises believe the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving growth within the manufacturing industry. “Companies who adopt software-based…

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