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Data Privacy in Nigeria

As a science, technology, and innovation policy advisor with interest and experiences in data protection and privacy, I was privileged to answer 3 critical questions posed by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during the 2024 Data Privacy Week. With the digital landscape constantly evolving, safeguarding our personal data remains a pressing concern. My interview […]

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Cybersecurity Digital Economy

Mobile Security threats in Nigeria

The rise of mobile technology has brought undeniable benefits. We now have instant access to information, global connections, and increased control over our data. But this digital age also carries significant risks for privacy, security, and equality – mobile security threats. Recognizing this double-edged sword, the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) Lagos State Chapter hosted a […]

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The African Masters of Machine Intelligence

The African Masters of Machine Intelligence (AMMI) offer an opportunity to become a Machine Intelligence Expert. The call for applications for AMMI2024 is now open! This transformative initiative aims to empower talented Africans with cutting-edge training in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Intelligence (MI). Africa can’t afford to be a bystander as the world changes […]

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Digital Economy Innovation

Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy Agenda for Nigeria

In setting the Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy agenda for Nigeria, priority should be given to innovation. Instead of continuing with the outdated economic model of resource extraction, the new Federal Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy and other stakeholders must place greater emphasis on innovation. Youth and Innovation and Digital Economy agenda for […]

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The African Union Media Fellowship for 2023-2024 (CLOSED)

The African Union Media Fellowship Programme for 2023-2024 is calling for applications from media professionals in Africa. Indeed, the call is for media practitioners who are passionate about promoting development-focused stories. As an IT practitioner and advocate for digital development, I find it impressive that the fellowship seeks participants involved in exploiting emerging technologies across […]

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The Nigeria Data Protection Act, 2023

President Bola Tinubu has signed the Nigeria Data Protection Bill, 2023 into law. The Nigeria Data Protection Act, 2023 provides a legal framework for the protection of personal information, and the practice of data protection in Nigeria. Now an Act, the new law, the Nigeria Data Protection Act, establishes the Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC) […]

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Empowering Young Women in Spectrum Management

Introduction I’m excited to share a fully funded training program for young African women in their final year of studies. The program focuses on Empowering Young Women in Spectrum Management. Basically, it is collaboration between the African Union, European Union, and International Telecommunication Union. The goal is to address the gender gap in technology, promote […]

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Digital Economy Innovation

Women in GovTech Challenge

What are the benefits of the Women in GovTech Challenge? It arises from the need inclusion and diversity in the digital transformation of governments. Innovation in governance is essential to modernize the delivery of public services, enhance transparency and accountability, and promote citizen participation in governance. As the world becomes increasingly digital, governments run the […]

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E-government in Nigeria: Fad or Transformation?

Introduction The concept of e-government has gained popularity in recent years. In Nigeria, the Computer Professionals Registration Council (CPN) believes that e-government can achieve transparency, accountability, and good governance. However, e-government is more than the presence of technology in government offices. In this article, I explore the essence of e-government in Nigeria and how it […]

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e-government for Good Governance in Nigeria

Interested in good governance and how technology can be applied and developed to meet this urgent need? Do you believe in the potential and importance of e-government for good governance in Nigeria? If so, then the 2023 Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) IT Professionals Assembly is the perfect opportunity for you to explore […]