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President Buhari to declare open eNigeria 2018 conference

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eNigeria is the Nation’s annual IT Flagship conference and exhibition forum which serves as a melting pot for the best brains and ideas in Public, Private and Non-Governmental sector, organised by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

The National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) is the Federal Government arm responsible for regulating, developing and implementing the National IT Policy in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

The statement released on Monday by Mrs. Hadiza Umar, Head, Corporate Affairs & External Relations, NITDA stated that “eNigeria provides a platform for brainstorming on emerging technologies, local innovation and relevant ICT issues for the socio-economic development of Nigeria.

“It is also a platform that brings together professionals, industry players, innovators, startups, policy makers, investors and stakeholders generally with participants cutting across borders.

“It serves as a veritable platform for the takeoff of indigenous software, networking, exposure, intellectual discussions and policy direction.”

Since the maiden edition in 2007, e-Nigeria has attracted over 25,000 participants, including local and international thought leaders from business, government and academic communities.

A total of 150 different speakers and discussants have presented over 100 papers while 200 local and international businesses have exhibited at e-Nigeria over the last ten years.

Each year, the e-Nigeria Conference, Exhibitions and Awards attract support from the highest level of political leadership.

President Muhammadu Buhari was the Special Guest at last year’s event. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was the Special Guest at e-Nigeria 2016.

The statement further revealed that this year’s event is titled “Promoting a digital economy in an era of emerging technologies through effective regulations”.

“The theme is a response to the complex mix of digital opportunities and challenges driven by the increasing influence of emerging technologies on the socio-economic aspect of our society.

“eNigeria 2018 will be declared opened by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, President and Commander -in- Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, and Mallam Nuhu Ahmed Ribadu mni, Pioneer Chairman, EFCC will deliver the Keynote address.”

Partnerships for the nation’s number one IT event have been fostered between the supervisory Ministry of Communications, sister agencies and MDAs including The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), Galaxy Backbone Ltd., NIPOST, NIGCOMSAT, CPN, NCS, etc.

eNigeria 2018 Conference, Exhibitions and Awards is holding inside the International Conference Centre, Abuja from 5th to 7th of November, 2018.

Participation is open. President Buhari will further advance the agenda for promoting digital economy, emerging technologies and effective regulations as basis for Nigeria’s entry into the digital economy – the major theme of eNigeria 2018

The 11th Edition of eNigeria is to accelerate the development of, and access to digital products and services to citizens thereby, creating Africa’s largest single digital market by 2020.

The Sub themes for the event include: Key Conditions for Unlocking Nigeria’s Digital Market Opportunities; Leveraging Disruptive Technologies to Grow Key Sectors and Industries; Information Technology (IT) Regulation as a Tool for Digital Economy,

Others are The New (In) Equality in the Digital Era; and Information Technology (IT) as an Effective Tool of fighting corruption.

Speakers at the event include, the Minister of Communications, Barrister Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu who is also the Chief Host and the Director General of the NITDA, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, who is the Host and Convener of eNigeria 2018.

Other speakers are drawn from the Academia, Government, public and private sectors, Regulatory Agencies, financial institutions, ICT Hubs, International organisations, among others.

To register, log to: www.enigeria.gov.ng

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Kano PDP asks INEC to cancel supplementary poll

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano state has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the supplementary governorship election ongoing across the 28 local government areas of the state.

Rabiu Sulaiman-Bichi, acting chairman of the party, who made the call while addressing journalists on Saturday, said there was need for the commission to cancel the election as the process had completely been taken over by armed political thugs.

“Today this charade called re-run election was slated to hold in Kano and other states but unfortunately, what we have in Kano is nothing but a sham,” he said.

“Reports reaching us since yesterday indicated that thugs have allegedly been mobilised to take over all the 208 polling units.”

According to him, the thugs were allegedly brought from Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, Plateau and other neighbouring states and were “armed to the teeth”, posing as voters in the polling units in the localities.

The chairman alleged that the thugs freely voted with permanent voter cards (PVCs) that did not belong to them, while some posed as INEC staff.

He said as a peace-loving party, the PDP had alerted security agencies, in addition to writing a letter of caution to the INEC resident electoral commissioner to alert him to the situation.

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BREAKING: Tribunal declares PDP’s Adeleke winner of 2018 Osun Gov election

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The Election Petitions Tribunal set up for the 2018 governorship election in Osun State has declared Ademola Adeleke winner of the election.

The three-man panel said during its ruling in Abuja Friday afternoon that the rerun election that held on September 27 was illegal.

The tribunal therefore deducted the votes scored by the APC candidate Gboyega Oyetola at the rerun illegal.

The tribunal said Mr Adeleke won the election at the first ballot on September 22, and the rerun that INEC devised to reach a final conclusion a week later was illegal.

Details shortly.

 

Source: Premium Times

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Osun Guber Poll: Tribunal upholds PDP’s claims of alteration of results

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The Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal has upheld claims by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP that results of the Osun governorship elections were altered.

The tribunal held that testimonies by agents of the APC, who were witnesses at the tribunal showed that Forms EC8A and EC8B were altered after the completion of the election.

The tribunal also dismissed PDP’s claims of over-voting in 125 polling units, saying there was “no scintilla of evidence were adduced that their valid votes were voided.”

On the issue of non-compliance, the tribunal said the PDP could not prove the allegations.

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the election, Senator Ademola Adeleke and his party are challenging the declaration of Isiaka Oyetola of the All Progressive Congress, APC as the winner of the September 22/27, 2018 election in the state. They urged the tribunal to declare Adeleke as the winner of the poll.

Oyetola is urging the tribunal to dismiss the petition which he described as a bedlam full of confusion.

Detail later…

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