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IT & TELECOM BODIES IN NIGERIA

Nigeria Computers

 

Nigerian Communications Commission
Nigeria Computer Society
Computer Professionals Registration Council

African Information Security Association
IT Industry Association of Nigeria

Nigeria Internet Exchange

Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria
Association of Telecom Companies of Nigeria

Nigerian Academy of Engineering

Nigerian Society of Engineers

Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria
Nigerian Internet Group
Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria
National IT Development Agency
Federal Ministry of Science & Technology

The Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON)

Nigerian IT Professionals in America
IT & Telecoms Business in Nigeria
Internet Service Providers Association of Nigeria (ISPAN)

 

Nigerian Communications Commission

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigeria's Telecom regulator is a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Communications. The commission was established by the Decree No. 75 of 1992 that deregulated the telecommunications industry in Nigeria and charged it with regulating private telecommunications services, promoting fair competition as well as facilitating entry into the telecommunications market.

The NCC is responsible for licencing and registering private telecommunications concerns in Nigeria. NCC undertakings include ensuring private sector provision and operation of Value added Network Services such as the Internet and Paging services.

Head Office
Nigerian Communications Commission
Plot 423, Aguisi Ironsi Way
Maitaima, Abuja,
Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria
Tel: Tel: 234-9-4617000;  Fax: 234-9-4617514
Email: ncc@ncc.gov.ng
Website: http://www.ncc.gov.ng

 

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Nigerian Internet Group

The Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) dedicated to the promotion and growth of the Internet in Nigeria. We are a member only organization, with membership open to all who are interested in the growth of the Internet technology, irrespective of educational background and current field of employment.

Membership includes the academia, non-governmental organizations, government parastatals, Internet Service Providers, private organizations and individuals.

The NIG secretariat is located at

7, Olayinka Bamgbose Street, Off Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos.
Tel: 234-1-8504062, 8709731
E-mail: nig@nig.ng.ng
Website: www.nig.org.ng

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Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria

1. INTRODUCTION
The Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) was established by Decree No. 49 of 1995, promulgated on June 10, and gazetted on August 9, of that year.

2. FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES OF COUNCIL
The Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) is "a corporate body with perpetual succession and common seal", a legal entity charged with the control and supervision of the Computing Profession in the country. In regard thereof, its duties include:
2.1 to determine what standards of knowledge and skills are to be attained by persons seeking to become members of the computing profession and improve those standards from time to time as circumstances may permit.
2.2 to secure, in accordance with the provision of the Decree, the establishment and maintenance of a register of persons seeking to be registered under the Decree to practise the computing profession, and the publication from time to time, of the list of these persons.
2.3 to perform any other functions as bestowed on it by the provisions of the decree. Consequent upon the foregoing, the council has responsibilities for the following, among other
* Organization of computing practice in the country.
* Control of the practice of computing in the country.
* Supervision of the practice in the country.
* Screening individuals seeking to be registered as computer professionals.
* Screening corporate bodies seeking to be registered to engage in the sale or use of computing facilities and/or the provision of professional services in computing in the country.
* Ensuring high computing professional ethics and professionalism - standards discipline etc.
* Reduced charges for some specific professional services and facilities.
* Determining academic standards in computing computer science computer engineering information science etc.
* Accreditation of institutions, courses and programmes and evaluation of certificate in computing
* Conducting professionals examinations in computing liaising with associations/bodies external to the Council.

Publicizing activities of the council.
* Publication of the register of computer Professionals and other computing Professional works - journals, books, magazines, newsletters, etc.

For further enquiries, please contact

The Registrar Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria

110, Norman Williams Street,
South West Ikoyi
Lagos
Telephone: 234-01-7735186, 4805294, 3696823
Fax: 01-2696822
E-mail: info@cprcn.org
Website: www.cprcn.org

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Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST)

The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology has been tasked with the responsibility of coordinating the disparate efforts of using technology for development in a wide array of sectors such as education, medicine, agriculture, and communications.

FEDERAL MINISTRY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
9th Floor, Federal Secretariat Complex
Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama
PMB 331, Abuja, FCT
NIGERIA
http://www.fmst.gov.ng/

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Nigeria Computer Society

The aims of the association shall be the advancement of Computer Science and Technology, Computer Applications and Professionals Practice. It shall seek to confer valuable professional advantages and privileges, impose professional responsibilities on her members and encourage them to support work which is important to the general community and the profession at large.

The objectives of the association shall be as follows:
1) To promote the training of Computer Scientist, Engineers and Professionals.
2) To actively encourage research in the Advancement of Computer Science, Technology and Practice and, specialists and the public.
3) To promote the interchange of information about the sciences and arts of information processing among specialists and the public.
4) To develop the competence of and encourage integrity in individuals engaged in the practice of the computing profession.
5) To matters affecting the computing profession.
6) To co-operate with similar professional organisations throughout the world, and to render or reciprocate such services as are beneficial to and consistent with the aims and objectives of the Association.

CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP
There are four classes of membership:
Professionals
Sub Professionals
Non Professionals
Corporate

The professional grades are:
Fellow
Member
Associate

Corporate Headquarters
No. 10 Otunba Jobi Fele Way, Behind MKO Garden, Alausa Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Tel: 234-1-7744600, 234-803-712-2949
E-mail: ncs@ncs.org.ng execsec@ncs-nig.org
Website: http://www.ncs.org.ng

 

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Nigerian Academy of Engineering

The Nigerian Academy of Engineering
Lorunda House: 106/110 Lewis Street, (4th Floor)
P.O. Box 74870, Victoria Island, Lagos
Tel: 0802 387 4151
E-mail: nae_nigeria@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.nae-ng.org

 

Nigerian Society of Engineers

NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
National Engineering Centre,
off National Mosque-Labour House Road,
Central Business Area,
Abuja, Nigeria.

info@nseng.org , nsehqr@linkserve.com 
Web: www.nse.org.ng

NSE LIAISON OFFICE, LAGOS
National Engineering Centre,
No. 1, Engineering Close,
Off Idowu Taylor Street,
P.O. Box 72667,
Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

National Headquarter Annex
10, Damaturu Close,
Opp. No. 92, 3rd Avenue Road,
Gwarinpa, FMW&H Estate
Abuja, Nigeria
 

COREN (Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria)

HEAD OFFICE
PLOT 21/23, 14 ROAD,
OFF 1ST AVENUE
GWARINPA II,
Abuja, Nigeria.
Tel +234 9 2222002
Fax +234 9 2222003 

E-mail: registrar@corenng.org OR admin@corenng.org 
http://www.corenng.org/ 

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Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria

The Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria(APWEN) is a non profit, non governmental educational service organization. It is also a division of the Nigerian Society of Engineers. APWEN is opened to all female engineers in Nigeria and around.

APWEN Office

NSE Secretariat

1, Engineering Close
P.O. Box 72667
Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

E-mail: apwen1@yahoo.com info@apwen.org 
Tel:01-2626211,0803-3955,476553,0803-672-5049,017637778
http://www.apwen.org  

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Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON)

The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) is a body duly registered under the part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act as an incorporated Trustee.

15th Floor, NECOM House, 15, Marina (beside General Hospital), Lagos Nigeria. Telephone: +234 1 7759748, +234 80 34384097
Fax: +234 1 4622058
e-mail: altonnig@gmail.com

http://www.altonnig.com/

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The Association of Telecommunications
Companies of Nigeria

The Executive Secretary
ATCON Secretariat
10 Mojidi Street, Off Toyin Street,
Ikeja - Lagos, Nigeria

Tel: +234-806 662 9111
E-mail: secretariat@atcononline.org
http://www.atcononline.org

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Information Technology Industry Association of Nigeria (ITAN)

Vision: To engender a new Nigeria powered by Information Technology.
Mission: To pursue with vigor and accomplish an Information Society in Nigeria using diverse and cutting-edge tools and means.

1 Balogun Street, (By Tractor & Equipment)
Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
E-mail: itanhq@itan.org.ng
Website: http://www.itan.org.ng/

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Nigeria Internet Exchange

NIX is a neutral, not-for-profit Internet exchange committed to enhancing the exchange of traffic between networks through co-operative peering agreements. Setup process on in Ikeja, Lagos Island and Victoria Island, planning deployment in Ibadan, Abuja, Port-Harcourt and expanding to Kano, Maiduguri, Enugu in the near future.

The Nigeria Internet Exchange Ltd.
53. Oduduwa Way
Ikeja G.R.A
Ikeja, Lagos
Tel: +234 (1) 761 4533
Email: info@nixp.net 
Website: http://www.nixp.net/ 

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Internet Service Providers Association of Nigeria (ISPAN)

ISPAN is an independent body and a voluntary association acting in the interests of Internet service providers in Nigeria and generally dealing with matters related to the provision of Internet service in Nigeria.

ISPAN’s mission is to provide a non-profit forum in which Internet service providers can address issues of common interest and interface with industry stakeholders so that end-users receive world-class service and industry participants earn a fair return on their investments.

Website: http://www.ispan.org.ng 

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The Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON)

The Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) is the apex body of computer software and related services industry in Nigeria growth of the software-driven IT industry in Nigeria. It was formed in 1999 with the primary objective of being a catalyst for the growth of the software-driven IT industry in Nigeria.
Membership is open to software companies (either foreign or local) and professionals who are actively engaged in the development or provision of software products and related services in Nigeria.

ISPON secretariat:
5th Floor, Yinka Folawiyo Plaza,
38 Warehouse Road, Apapa,
P. O. Box 3584, Lagos.
Tel: 234- 01-5454050-4
E-mail: administrator@ispon.org 
Website: http://www.ispon.org/

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Nigerian IT Professionals in America (NITPA)

NITPA's mission is to use indigenous Nigerian professional skills to address Nigerian IT problems, thereby closing the digital divide.

The overall objectives and goals of NITPA include:

1. Networking (among members to generate synergy & promote IT entrepreneurship).
2. Advocacy (government policy influence and infusion of ideas to key IT and Diaspora agenda).
3. Project opportunity (seeking and directing same to interested members)
4. Consulting opportunities (seeking and directing same to members)
5. IT entrepreneurial and investment opportunities in Nigeria and the US.
6. Education (through summits, conferences, sponsored events, etc)
7. Promotion of IT (publication, research, appearances, etc)
8. Mentorship (of budding Nigerian IT youth and newcomers to the field).
9. Mobilization of accessible IT human resources resident in the US for purposes of technology transfer to Nigerian institutions (including educational, commercial and Civic institutions)
10. Excellence in IT application as a collective means for Nigerian national image-building (Who's who in IT, Awards and Recognitions)

NITPA Headquarters
P.O Box 2397
Silver Spring, MD 20915
Email: info@nitpa.net, eleonu_net@yahoo.com, aobada@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.nitpa.org

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