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 […]

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 […]

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