Nigerian car theft database imminent

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ogbonna Onovo, on Thursday said the police had designed new measures to combat car theft in the country. Onovo, who spoke at an interactive session with journalists in Abuja, said the police would soon open a web portal, which would fast-track the investigation of such cases. He said, “The e-solution […]

Nigeria struggles with e-Payments

Eleven months after the Federal government introduced an electronic payment system in all its Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Nigerians are yet to feel its advantage over the manual payment system it sought to replace. People are blaming it for delays in the payment of salaries and other forms of expenditure by the Federal Government such […]

Blocked funds stall Nigerian e-Library project

An E-library project linking all the tertiary and educational institutions in the country to facilitate knowledge sharing and research activities for enhanced quality of education in Nigeria has failed to get off the ground. The project had been developed by the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council on the promise of N40m ($260,000)  in the […]

Free internet for Nigerian universities

The Nigerian Federal Government has said it will establish free universal internet service and viewing centres across tertiary institutions in the country. This is aimed at tackling the problem of low access to cutting-edge ICT  resources among Nigerian students. Minister of State for Information and Communications, Ikra Bilbis, announced this at the weekend while commissioning […]

Nigeria Shelves Electronic Voting

The Nigerian House of Representatives has decided that Nigeria cannot afford to adopt electronic voting now because of the high level of illiteracy amongst the electorate, the “challenge of epileptic power” as well as the huge cost implications inherent in the project. Chairman of the House Committee on Electoral Matters, Hon. Musa Adar,  acknowledged that […]

Empowering the Nigerian Software Industry

Excerpts from Adeyemi Adepetun via The Guardian The issue of developing indigenous software came to bear recently in Lagos at a two-day national workshop organised by the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) with the theme  “Status of Software Licensing and Development in Nigeria” . At the end of the workshop, a communique […]

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