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Heritage Bank unveils initiative to support start-ups

Heritage Bank Plc has launched its innovation accelerator programme tagged, “HB LAB”.
L-R Toby Shapshak, Keynote Speaker; Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne; and Libby Barr, Chief Operating Officer, Avanti Communications at Nerds Unite 2019, MainOne’s annual IT event at Oriental recently

Avanti partners MainOne to improve broadband penetration in Nigeria

Under this arrangement, MainOne will leverage Avanti’s newest satellite, HYLAS 4, launched in April 2018 to enable highly flexible capacity services with 100% country coverage of Nigeria.

ITF: Nigerians lack skills to fill vacancies in 925 trades in Nigeria

Despite the increasing wave of unemployment in Nigeria, the Director General of Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Joseph Ari, said it was difficult and hard to fill in vacancies that existed in 925 trades in the country’s labour market due to lack of requisites skills.
Fourth Right- Dr Isa Pantami, the D-G of NITDA and officials of the agency at the Public Presentation of IT Guidelines in Abuja

NITDA unveils IT guidelines, calls for strict compliance

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on Friday unveiled five Information Technology (IT) Guidelines and regulatory frameworks to ensure ease of doing business in the sector.
Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

NITDA takes measures to curb corruption among MDAs in IT procurement

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) said it has streamlined the process of procurement of Information Technology (IT) input and execution of projects as it is now fully automated.

FUTA unveils plans to focus on PG programme

The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Prof Joseph Fuwape, has unfolded plans of the university to focus more on the training and production of postgraduate students.
Members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)

Expert calls for re-organisation of NYSC to IT Camp

An Information Technology (IT) expert, Mr Sunday Folayan, has called for the conversion of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme into an IT Camp.

Usmanu Danfodiyo University establishes center for corporate business

As part of efforts to boost its internally generated revenue, the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, has established a world-class ICT and Prometric centre for corporate services, as well as to promote information technology in the country.

NITDA: eNigeria 2018 confab will accelerate access to digital products

As Nigeria strives to increase its digital presence in the global economy, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says the 2018 eNigeria conference will accelerate access to digital products.
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)

ICAN urges FIRS to sanction MDAs over failure to remit tax

Participants at the just concluded 48th Annual Accountant Conference in Abuja have called on the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to sanction all the Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) that fail to remit their taxes to serve as a deterrent to others.
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NITDA: Cyber security remains critical to 2019 general elections

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says cyber security is critical to the 2019 general elections.

2019: Don’t impose candidates during congresses – Senator Mark warns PDP

Former Senate President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Senator David Mark, has clamoured for rancour free Congresses as party faithful elect delegates for the 2019 polls later this month.
Club Internacional de Futbol Miami

David Beckham’s football club to be known as ‘Inter Miami’

David Beckham’s new Major League Soccer franchise will be known as Inter Miami, it was confirmed Wednesday.
Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa (C,L) of the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance (MDC) speaks during a press conference at the MDC headquarters in Harare, on July 25, 2018 ahead of Zimbabwe's presidential election. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa on July 25 said Zimbabwe's presidential election was set to be fraudulent and accused election authorities of bias, but said his MDC party would not boycott the vote. The vote on July 30 is "on path to be determined as a fraud election," he said, adding that the Zimbabwe Election Commission was "biased and has lost the confidence of the people of Zimbabwe./ AFP PHOTO / Zinyange AUNTONY

Zimbabwe opposition rejects ‘fake’ President Mnangagwa victory

Zimbabwe’s opposition on Friday rejected what it said were the “fake” results of the landmark election in which President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been declared the winner.
Russian President Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin: Russia thwarted 25m cyber attacks during World Cup

Almost 25 million cyber attacks and other crimes on Russian IT infrastructure involved in organising the World Cup have been neutralised, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in comments released on Monday.

House of Representatives to investigate MDAs expenditure on IT

The House of Representatives on Thursday mandated its Committee on Public Accounts and its Finance counterpart to investigate Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) expenditure on Information Technology (IT).

MAN: Utilisation of local raw materials hits 63% in 2017

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) said utilisation of local raw materials in the country has steadily increased over the past three years, hitting 63.21 percent in 2017, due to increasing government support for backward integration.

Don’t patronise unregistered IT firms – NITDA tells MDAs

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has advised Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), to avoid using the services of unregistered companies on Information Technology (IT) projects.

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NAF arrest 10 armed bandits in Kaduna

The 453 Base Service Group, Nigerian Air Force, Kaduna, on Tuesday said it arrested 10 suspected thugs and bandits and recovered 57 livestock.
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Lady Gaga ends engagement with fiance Christian Carino

Popular singer Lady Gaga has ended her engagement with talent agent fiance, Christian Carino.
The European Union (EU) said it co-funded the Abidjan-Lagos Highway Corridor to stimulate investments, strengthen competitiveness of the territories and encourage regional integration for growth and job creation.

EU: Why we co-funded Abidjan-Lagos highway corridor

The European Union (EU) said it co-funded the Abidjan-Lagos Highway Corridor to stimulate investments, strengthen competitiveness of the territories and encourage regional integration for growth and job creation.

Federal government urged to raise VAT to 7 percent

If the country is to reduce unemployment and stimulate economic growth, the federal government has been advised to take bold steps which includes raising the Value Added Tax (VAT).

Ex-lawmaker urges INEC to probe bribe allegations against its officials

A former Federal Lawmaker, Hon Bamidele Faparusi, has urged Prof. Mahmood Yakubu-led Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to take allegations of bribe against some of his officials serious.