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NITDA Cautions MDAs Against Executing IT Projects without the Agency’s Clearance!

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is drawing the attention of Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as other government establishments on the need to seek clearance from the Agency before embarking on any Information Technology (IT) project. This is in line with Section 6 of the NITDA Act, 2007 as well as Service-wide Circular from the Office ...

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Online courses as a means of developing #digital expertise in #Africa!

“The World is flat” is the title of the bestselling book by Thomas Friedman, the influential American author and Journalist, where he argued that several developments in the 21st century such as outsourcing, the personal computer, the Internet, the standardization of commercial technology globally and international trade have led to a shift in economic competitiveness across the world. This shift ...

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NGO Boss Commends Yoruba Summit on Restructuring!

The founder of Ibadan-based Guildance Community Development Foundation, Mr Kabiru Adisa FCA has commended Yoruba leaders for convening the Yoruba Summit that deliberated on restructuring and other associated issue. This was contained in a press release issued on Sunday by the chartered accountant and development expert. “I find it gladdening that Yoruba leaders are now following up their restructuring demand ...

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“At SOBCA, we sell serenity, which is the inner peace you crave for’ – Samuel Obafemi

Sam Obafemi, founder of Samuel Obafemi Behavioural Change Academy (SOBCA) has reiterated the purpose to which his academy was created, which is not only to sell and share knowledge but also serenity, the inner peace that everyone human on the face of earth crave for.   He stated at yesterday at the official launch of his online learning platform “sobcaonline.com” which ...

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Much Ado About JAMB 120: Another Directionless Noise in the Nigerian Education Sphere

By Ibrahim Ajala Hell is now on the loose. Another Nigerian agency JAMB has decided to follow the steps of others in sinking the Nigerian dream of Vision 20:2020 by reducing the entry cut off mark to 120 for universities and 100 for polytechnics and colleges of education. Nigerians has been transformed into a “public affairs analyst”. Reprobatory remarks from ...

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[Full text] Vote DJ Kool as the President of Deejay Association in Nigeria

The DJAN Election to choose the person that will occupy the coveted presidential seat of the Deejay Association in Nigeria is fast approaching, we must endeavour to choose right. So far, DJ Kool our man has been the most experienced, dedicated and qualified among the contestants vying for this seat. Please support him with your vote! Read his official statement ...

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Paradigm Initiative Cautions #Nigerian Military on Social Media Surveillance Activity!

The report that the Nigerian military has commenced monitoring social media activity of Nigerians has been in the news in the past few days.   This development might not be unconnected to the recent pronouncement by the Vice-President that hate speech will soon be considered an act of terrorism.   President Muhammadu Buhari also spoke along this line saying when ...

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UNESCO, TZE raising new generation coders through Youth Mobile App Training Programme!

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in collaboration with The Zariah Elizabeth Foundation (TZE) has put together a two-week Youth Mobile App training Initiative for teenage aspiring techpreneurs in Abuja. The Youth Mobile Initiative which seems to build on the experience of many worldwide initiatives that introduce young people to computer science programming (learning-to-code) and problem solving (coding-to-learn). According to Dayo Akindolani, Executive Director, TZE, ...

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Lessons in digital rights advocacy from the #Kenyan 2017 Elections

By Babatunde Okunoye In an earlier blog post, I had drawn the attention of the world to watch out for digital rights violations during 3 critical African elections in August – in Kenya, Rwanda and Angola. Digital rights violations such as Internet disruptions, social media clampdowns and arrests have been known to coincide with election time on the continent, as ...

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#Millennials: A resurgence of Socio-Political Correctness in the 21st Century!  

By Oladotun Fadeyiye There are abounding narratives on the great impacts and positive contributions of the “Millennials” toward statecraft and other fields of endeavour across the globe. The technological revolution in the world of communication has not only made this possible but has brought about transformational reality of “Global Village” which is a reality a large numbers of conservative societies ...

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