Tambuwal Emerges NITMA Digital Governor 2020

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has clinched the 2020 National Information Technology Merit Award (NITMA), the highest award ensemble for the Information Technology (IT) industry in Nigeria coordinated annually by the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), after a keen contest between him and his Delta and Lagos states colleagues. He is, by this feat, the first Governor in Nigeria to receive the Digital Governor of the Year … Continue reading Tambuwal Emerges NITMA Digital Governor 2020

Apple’s global security chief and two members of Sheriff’s office indicted for alleged bribery

Apple’s global head of security and two members of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s office have been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly requesting and offering bribes for concealed weapons licenses. Santa Clara County Undersheriff Rick Sung and Captain James Jensen “managed to extract” a promise from Thomas Moyer, Apple’s chief security officer, that the company would donate iPads to the sheriff’s office in … Continue reading Apple’s global security chief and two members of Sheriff’s office indicted for alleged bribery

Twitter restores NCC’s account

The Twitter account of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), @NgComCommission, has been restored. This followed a temporary suspension by Twitter, a decision taken to ensure the safety of the account owner, NCC and its thousands of followers. Twitter’s security features had interpreted the multiple Online staff Internet Protocol (IP) logins as a suspected attempt to hack the Commission’s Twitter account, hence the decision to immediately … Continue reading Twitter restores NCC’s account

NCC Pledges Increased Collaboration with Varsities

…As Danbatta receives more commendations The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has pledged to increase collaboration with higher institutions of learning across the country in order to transform Nigeria into a full knowledge-based economy. The Chairman, Board of Commissioners of NCC, Prof. Adeolu Akande, stated this during a courtesy visit by NCC Board members to Bayero University, Kano (BUK) at the weekend as part of activities … Continue reading NCC Pledges Increased Collaboration with Varsities

Twitter to hand @POTUS account to Joe Biden on inauguration day

The handover will see all existing tweets on @POTUS, as well as @FLOTUS, @VP and other official accounts, archived. Twitter will hand control of the presidential @POTUS account to Joe Biden when he is sworn in on inauguration day, even if President Donald Trump has not conceded his election loss, US media reported Friday. The social media giant is “actively preparing to support the transition … Continue reading Twitter to hand @POTUS account to Joe Biden on inauguration day

Police Arrests 3 For Cyber-Related Offences, Uncovers 50,000 email accounts/passwords from a suspect

The Nigeria Police Force has unveiled a Cybercrime Reporting Web Portal. The portal which can be accessed by clicking on the link https://incb.police.gov.ng/ is part of efforts directed at ensuring ease of crime reportage by members of the public to enable prompt investigation, arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of cybercrime and other related offences. The portal caters to complaints pertaining to cybercrimes. With this, victims/complainants … Continue reading Police Arrests 3 For Cyber-Related Offences, Uncovers 50,000 email accounts/passwords from a suspect

NITDA Boss Directs eGovernment Capacity Building Programme for State

The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE has directed that the eGovernment capacity building programme for public servants at national level should go down to state level so that state governments can key into it and make it beneficial in their states. The DG NITDA, who was represented by Director IT Infrastructure Solutions, Dr Usman Gambo Abdullahi … Continue reading NITDA Boss Directs eGovernment Capacity Building Programme for State

Twitter appoints famous hacker Zatco head of security

Social media giant Twitter has appointed Peiter Zatko, one of the world’s best-regarded hackers to tackle everything from engineering missteps to misinformation. The company on Monday night named Zatko, widely known by his hacker handle Mudge, to the new position of head of security. He has a broad mandate to recommend changes in structure and practices. Zatko answers to CEO Jack Dorsey and is expected … Continue reading Twitter appoints famous hacker Zatco head of security

FG commissions national centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

As part of the federal government commitment to galvanize practical initiatives that would enhance the implementation of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy, NDEPS especially in the areas of innovations, digital jobs and wealth creation, the Federal Government has commissioned a multi-million naira National Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. The Centre, which was built by National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) is to … Continue reading FG commissions national centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

MSME: NITDA to build IT capacity of 200 youths

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has revealed its plan to train 200 youths to build their capacities in various IT skills so as to derive value from the era of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). The training according to the Agency will center on computer administration, social media entrepreneurship and eCommerce fundamentals, networking fundamentals, introduction to emerging technologies, etc. The Director-General NITDA Mallam Kashifu … Continue reading MSME: NITDA to build IT capacity of 200 youths