Nigeria, China to sign $328m agreement on ICT

Nigeria and China have completed arrangements to sign 328 million dollars agreement on the National Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure Backbone Phase 11 (NICTIB 11). The Senior Special Assistant to the President Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who gave this hint in a statement issued on Saturday indicated that President Muhammadu Buhari, who arrived Beijing, […]

Lagos flags off techno-ecosystem hub in Yaba Tech

The Lagos State Government (LASG) has flagged off the Yaba ICT Cluster project – KITE@Yaba. The KITE stands for Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship. The state Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr Hakeem Fahm, in his remarks at the flagging of the centre said that KITE@Yaba derived from a public-private partnership (PPP), collaboration driven by […]

Google launches free Wi-Fi hotspot network in Nigeria

Google launched a network of free Wi-Fi hotspots in Nigeria on Thursday, part of its effort to increase its presence in Africa’s most populous nation. The U.S. technology firm, owned by Alphabet Inc, has partnered with Nigerian fiber cable network provider 21st Century to provide its public Wi-Fi service, Google Station, in six places in […]

FG to licence more broadband providers to boost digital economy

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday announced plans by the Federal Government to issue new licences to private broadband providers as a strategic move to deepen broadband penetration in the country. Osinbajo, who made the disclosure during the inauguration of the Google for Nigeria in Lagos, said that the move would improve the […]

NITDA to set up innovation hubs in six geopolitical zones

The National Information Technology and Development Agency (NITDA), on Tuesday indicated its commitment to establish ‘ICT Innovation Hubs’ in each of the six geopolitical zones of the country. The Director-General of the agency, Dr Isa Aliyu Pantami, who gave this hint at the inauguration of one of the ‘ICT Innovation Hub’ in Katsina, explained that […]

FG targets $88bn from digital economy in three years

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, has said that the President Buhari-led administration is committed to creating an enabling environment for the nation’s economy to tap into digital economy opportunities. According to him, government is projecting that if explored optimally, the digital economy has the potential of generating additional $88 billion […]

Science, technology crucial to job, wealth creation – Onu

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that effective utilization of science, technology and innovation are key to tackling the nation’s unemployment and poverty challenges. The minister, who made this remark during a press briefing on the Presidential Executive Order No. 5 in Lagos, restated the present administration’s commitment to the […]

Nigeria attracts $32bn FDI inflows to ICT sector in 15 years – FG

The Federal Government has said the Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) in the nation’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector stood at over $32 billion in the last 15 years. The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu who gave this hint in Abuja, said such investments inflow came in form of infrastructure development which created an ICT […]

MainOne’s MDXI gets TCCF certification

MainOne’s Data Centre subsidiary (MDXI) has earned the Tier III Constructed Facility certification (TCCF) from the Uptime Institute. With the certification, MDXI becomes the leading Data center in West Africa with the top 5 certifications in the industry, being the Tier III Constructed Facility certification, TCCF, the PCI-DSS certification which certifies the Data center to […]

FG to boost youth entrepreneurship through technology

The Federal Government on Wednesday indicated that it was determined to drive youth entrepreneurship in the country through the use of and skills acquisition in technology. Giving the assurance at the Student Innovation Challenge (SIC) South West regional demo day held at the University of Lagos, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, disclosed that government […]