Nigeria: 132,000 notebooks for Electoral Commission

Abuja — In what appears to be a recurring decimal, the Independent National Electoral Commission has for the second time in weeks issued three Requests for Quotation to manufacturers of computers and other hardware appliances needed for the voter registration exercise expected to commence in January 2011. The firms that got the RFQs are Nigerian […]

Nigeria: FCT Judiciary to Begin E-Court System Jan 2011

Abuja — Justice administration within the Federal Capital Territory has assumed a new dimension as FCT Judiciary yesterday said it had perfected plans to commence electronic-Court system from January 2011. The Chief Judge of FCT, Justice Lawal H. Gummi, who made this disclosure while commissioning a new high court and family court complex at Apo, […]

Plans laid for West African Internet Governance Forum

The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA), the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and other partners, with support from the Open Society Institute of West Africa (OSIWA) is launching the West Africa Internet Governance Forum. It aims are: To facilitate Internet policy discussions on a multi-stakeholder platform for issues relating to the […]

Nigerian judge calls for e-administration of criminal justice

Chief Justice Hassan Gummi has called for Nigeria to embrace ICT for the efficient delivery of justice in the country. “Especially now that it is possible to sit anywhere in the country and coordinate crime in any other state of Nigeria, there is need to embrace the Internet as a tool for justice delivery”, he […]

Nigeria battles to control ghost workers

The lack of robust HR and payroll systems administering federal and state government continues to plague Nigerian public expenditure. Bayelsa State government is losing an average of N3.524bn ($24m) annually to ghost workers on its payroll. This development, according to the Director-General of the state’s  Due Process and e-Governance Bureau, Von Kemedi, necessitated the introduction […]

Nigeria postpones electronic voting

Amid public expectations of measures to be taken to bolster the credibility of future polls in Nigeria, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said that it had no expenditure plans in next year’s budget for the much-canvassed electronic voting system. The INEC position, which was expressed by its Secretary, Alhaji Abdullahi Kaugama, at a […]

Nigeria: Dispute over system for electronic transmission of corruption documents

The Chairman of the Nigerian Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), Justice Emmanuel Ayoola yesterday disagreed with the Senate Committee on Drugs, Narcotics, Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes on the computerisation of the Commission for efficient transmission of both sensitive and non-sensitive documents, especially petitions. Ayoola said that computerisation of the Commission would not amount to efficiency […]

ISPON calls for Nigerian Commission on Software Development

The President of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON), Chris Uwaje, has challenged the federal government to create a more enabling environment for local capacity. He called for the establishment of a National Commission for Software Development, empowered with a professional, specialized, exclusive and executive mandate to facilitate the development of software policy, […]

Nigeria plans US diaspora database

The Nigerian Government’s focus on Nigerians living abroad is deepening, as indications have emerged that the National Population Commission (NPC), some Nigerian consulates abroad and the US Census Bureau are set to take their census. Sources revealed that the NPC, after a visit to the US earlier in the year, is considering collaborating with some […]

IHP+Results site monitors health aid effectiveness

IHP+Results is an excellent site leading the way in transparent reporting on aid effectiveness in the health sector. It is maintained by an independent consortium contracted to monitor the progress of the  International Health Partnership and Related Initiatives (IHP+). Launched in September 2007, the IHP+ aims to better harmonize donor funding commitments, and improve the […]

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