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31 Jul 2019
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has held a series of consultations with various industry and government stakeholders on the implementation of the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR).
16 Jul 2019
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), is currently investigating some Nigerian banks, financial technology companies (Fintechs), and telecommunications companies (telcos) for alleged breach of data privacy rights.
28 Jun 2019
Some ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of the federal government are still flouting the federal government directive that all MDAs should register their websites on the country’s top level domain name .ng. They have devised means through registration of different websites outside of .ng and linking such websites from their various main websites as against…
12 May 2019
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has developed a framework that would build a vibrant digital economy and promote smart innovations. NITDA Director-General, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, speaking at the official presentation of the draft policy to stakeholders in Abuja, said the new plan titled: "Nigeria Smart Initiative Policy Framework" (NSIPF) would ensure that…
10 May 2019
National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has said that it has received requests for registration and assignment of domain names in the country’s Top Level Domain Name. A country’s code Top Level Domain Name is the country’s identity in the cyberspace and for Nigeria, this is the .ng and websites that bear the ccTLD identify…
12 Apr 2019
Stakeholders in the software ecosystem have called for a review of the approach adopted by the federal government towards development of indigenous software in the country. Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, director general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), speaking at a recent stakeholders’ roundtable on indigenous software decried lack of development of the ecosystem…
5 Apr 2019
Isah Pantami, director general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has said that the federal government saves N24.7 billion monthly, through deployment of information technology. Pantami made the disclosure at the “March 2019 Lunch Time Reform’’ seminar organised by the Bureau of Public Service Reforms in Abuja. “Under E-Governance today, so many leakages in government…
16 Jan 2019
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has said that the only way to guarantee hitch-free election is by automation of the entire electoral process across the country. It urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to collaborate with all relevant agencies of government to deliver free and fair elections. The Director-General of the agency,…
4 Jan 2019
The management of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on Wednesday said that it has streamlined and fully automated its processes aimed at fast-tracking IT Projects Clearing House mandate. Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Director General/CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency stated this in a statement released and addressed to Ministries, Departments and Agencies…
19 Oct 2018
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has said that the contributions of the Information and Communications Technology sector to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew to 11.8 per cent in Q2, 2018. NITDA, which said the figure actually increased by 1.58 per cent from Q1, noted that the Federal Government was working to…
5 Oct 2018
Stakeholders in the software ecosystem have urged for a change in the approach of moderating the growth and adoption of indigenous software, from a regulatory to developmental approach. Speaking to Nigeria Communications Week, they said that the current approach of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is more of regulation than developmental which has not…
3 Aug 2018
National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has commissioned an Information Communication and Technology, ICT Innovation Hub in Katsina State. In a statement, Hadiza Umar, head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations Unit of the agency, said the Hub is one among the six to be established by the NITDA in all the geo-political zones of the…

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