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DIGITISING AGRICULTURE FOR SMALLHOLDER FARMERS WILL BOOST PRODUCTIVITY, INCREASE NIGERIA’S GDP, SAYS DG NITDA

The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa has said digitising the agricultural sector in all its processes for smallholder farmers by the government would not only boost productivity but increase the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by $67 billion. Inuwa disclosed this at the Policy Dialogue session in collaboration with the Office of the Presidency, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Food Security, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) at the Barcelona Hotel, Abuja. According to him, “With the smallholder farmers producing...
Economy

2023 NESTLÉ NIGERIA MEDIA AWARDS

...SAYS 118 SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED The highly anticipated Nestlé Nigeria Media Awards 2023 promises to be an exciting edition with an impressive 118 submissions received from a broad range of the media at the time of the official closing of entries on November 16, 2023. Announcing the official closure of entries, Nestlé’s Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Victoria Uwadoka said, "I want to thank all the participants who have submitted the diverse range of entries, showcasing outstanding creativity and professionalism within the Nigerian media." As the stellar panel of judges...
Technology

FINTECH IS REVOLUTIONIZING NIGERIA’S FINANCIAL ECOSYSTEM, SAYS MAIDA

The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Aminu Maida, has said that Financial Technology (FinTech) is revolutionizing Nigeria’s financial ecosystem as it represents a positive disruption to the conventional financial system. He described the FinTech industry as a critical driver of financial inclusion of Nigerian citizens living in underserved and unserved communities across the country. Dr.  Maida made the disclosure in his keynote address at the 2023 edition of the annual Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) FinTech Forum which focused...
Technology

NITDA DG RESTATES COMMITMENT TO POSITION NIGERIA AS GLOBAL TALENT HUB

The Director-General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi CCIE, during a fireside chat session, moderated by Alex Onukwue, a reporter with Semafor at the TechCabal's Moonshot event. The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, has reiterated NITDA's commitment to driving Nigeria's digital future, fostering innovation, and positioning the country as a global hub for tech talent and entrepreneurship. Inuwa made the reaffirmation during a fireside chat session, moderated by Alex Onukwue, a reporter with Semafor at the TechCabal's Moonshot event which held in Lagos State....
Technology

GROUP LAUDS DANBATTA’S TRANSFORMATIVE ACHIEVEMENTS IN NIGERIA’S TELECOM SECTOR

In a resounding chorus of praise, a stakeholder group in the Nigerian Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has commended the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, for his remarkable leadership and the unprecedented achievements in the nation's telecom sector. The stakeholders came under the auspices of the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters’ Association (NITRA). According to the body, under Danbatta's visionary leadership, Nigeria's telecom sector has witnessed an astounding transformation, transcending previous limitations and emerging as a beacon of progress. His eight-year tenure...
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MODEL SMART SCHOOL: OYO CONDUCTS e-BASED ENTRANCE EXAM FOR 1,395 PUPILS

No fewer than One Thousand, three hundred and Ninety-five pupils, on Monday sat for the year 23/24 e-based Entrance Examination into Oyo State Model Smart School. The pupils were tested in English language, Mathematics, and General knowledge at the Smart School, Sogunro, Akinyele Local Government Area, Ibadan. The Executive Secretary, SUBEB, Jacob Dairo stated that the exercise was smooth and hitch-free in the centre, adding that seven hundred and ninety-six candidates were disqualified, as a result of double entry. Mr. Dairo added that the turnout was very impressive. The Executive...
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OYO GOVERNMENT, MOTTAINAI TO TRAIN 100 YOUTHS ON GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM

...LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE SUSTAINABLE SMART CITY  The Oyo State Waste Management Consultant, Mottainai Recycling Ltd., has announced plans to train 100 talented youths, as Geographic Information System (GIS) experts. The training, according to a statement by the Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Oluwaseun Fasuhanmi is a bold step towards Mottainai's urban transformation, technological advancement, and its Sustainable Smart City Waste Management.  Ms. Fasuhanmi said that this collaborative effort with the Oyo State Government signifies the company's shared commitment to addressing urban challenges through technology-driven solutions by creating a cleaner and more sustainable...
Technology

NITDA COMMITTED TO YOUTH EMPOWERMENT THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

In a heartwarming event that highlighted the importance of fostering digital literacy and innovation among young minds, Kashifu Inuwa, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has emphasised the agency's unwavering commitment to empowering the youths to shape Nigeria's destiny through technology. Inuwa said this during the closing ceremony of NITDA STEM Bootcamp for Kids organised by the Agency in collaboration with Future Map Foundation, which brought together enthusiastic students between the ages of 12 - 16 from various schools across Jigawa State. He said, the...
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