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Minister seeks support, claims digital transformation critical to Nigeria

Economy
• LCCI canvasses automation of businesses, govts’ activities The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has solicited the support of the private sector in actualizing Nigeria’s digital agenda. Pantami said it has become highly imperative to change the direction of the economy with a focus on digitization. Speaking in Lagos, at the virtual 2020 ICTEL EXPO, themed, “Exploring Opportunity in the Digital Economy,” he explained that in the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS), the digital economy is referred to any aspect of the economy that is based on or driven by digital technologies. Pantami noted that globally, the digital revolution is changing lives and societies with unprecedented speed and scale, delivering immense opp...
Aganbi Marks 20yrs of Tech Broadcasting in ICT Advocacy

Aganbi Marks 20yrs of Tech Broadcasting in ICT Advocacy

Uncategorized
Don Pedro Aganbi, one of Nigeria’s top information communication technology (ICT) broadcast journalist, is set to celebrate 20 years of reporting the information technology (IT) and telecoms industry in Nigeria and championing the course of ICT advocacy in the country. Tagged “Celebrating 20 years of positive impact in Tech Broadcasting and Advocacy”, the event which is set to hold in June 2020 in Lagos will host leading stakeholders in the IT and telecoms industry in Nigeria. Aganbi, who made this known at an interactive session with the media in Lagos recently, described his contribution towards the growth of the IT and telecoms industry of the country as one of the best part of his life saying that it has been twenty years of passion, consistency and resilience. He disclos...
Nigeria’s e-payment transactions exceed N590tr

Nigeria’s e-payment transactions exceed N590tr

Economy, Technology
The nation’s electronic payment (e-payment) system landscape has risen to a new height of about N592 trillion worth of transactions in 2019, a data from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), obtained by The Guardian, yesterday, showed. The e-payment’s value was recorded in about 93.84 billion different transactions across the country, through various electronic channels. These electronic channels include cheque truncations, ACH/Nigerian Inter Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) Automated Payment Services (NAPS)/PMS, Automated Teller Machine (ATM), Point of Sale (PoS), Internet (Web), Mobile Money, NIBSS Instant Transfer (NIP), m-Cash, E-BillsPay, Central Pay, and Inter-Bank transactions. The new record also contrasts with the e-payment’s activity in 2018, which though was estimate...
Global Technology Leaders primed to discuss Enabling Technology and All Things Cloud at #NerdsUnite2020

Global Technology Leaders primed to discuss Enabling Technology and All Things Cloud at #NerdsUnite2020

Innovation
Over 500 IT professionals from enterprise organizations across West Africa will convene in Lagos on February 21, 2020 for MainOne’s 5th annual gathering of its flagship event, Nerds Unite, themed: “Enabling the Digital Economy”. These developments will help accelerate digital transformation across all sectors and ICT ecosystem in West Africa, supported by technological innovation and world class partners This year’s event will showcase the launch of its Managed Cloud Services in partnership with Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Operated by Selectium. The event will feature presentations and panel discussions on Cloud adoption, Cloud migration and all things Cloud with MainOne (MainOne.net) and its global partners. Featuring over 10 speakers from global tech companies...