Nigeria plans to harmonize data collection, and data sharing across government

THE National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has revealed its plans to make data sharing less cumbersome by harmonizing data collection and sharing among Ministries, Agencies and Departments (MDAs) which will give way for the successful implementation of e-Governance in MDAs. Speaking at a Stakeholders Workshop on Draft Nigerian e-Governance Interoperability Framework (Ne-GIF), the Director […]

Paucity Of Data Compels Nigeria’s Universal Basic Education Commission To Begin National Personnel Audit

The paucity of reliable data to support educational development has compelled management of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) to embark on a comprehensive personnel audit of basic schools in Nigeria.The exercise, which has the backing of the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, and other stakeholders, is expected to overhaul the basic education system, […]

Nigeria returns to colonial systems to consolidate geodata on mining

Nigeria’s failure to consolidate on the foundationmining dataal efforts of the British colonial regime in its mining sectors has been hinged on a dearth of the geological information system, a knowledge gap which deprives operators of well collated and analysed massive volumes of data on the landscape of operations. This, Abubakar Bwari, the minister of […]

Nigeria launches annual school census

The Ministry of Education on Tuesday launched the 2017/2018 Annual School Census, aimed at solving the problem of out-of-school children. The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said at the ceremony in Abuja that the census was designed to obtain the accurate number of schools and validate the figures. “The conduct of the Annual School […]

Basic Registry and Information System in Nigeria (BRISIN): one system to rule them all?

Over the years, the Nigerian Government has struggled to keep track of basic information and data of its citizens and residents which could be used for socio-economic planning and development purposes. The lack of a reliable grass root data and information infrastructure has led to some inadequacies in the realization of given government policies and […]

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 […]

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