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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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Zamfara State partners Learn Africa

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Zamfara State government  has partnered Learn Africa Educational Development Foundation to develop education in the State. The state has received received 15 tones of book to boost educational development in the state.

The educational development company will support Zamfara State by distributing books to various schools in the State.

It would be recalled that Learn Africa is a leading educational book publishers in the country.
Learn Africa is now supporting Zamfara State with 15 tones truck load of books.

With the zeal to curtail security problem in the state, he is applying the same zeal to boost educational development in the state.

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Uduaghan felicitates with Keyamo, other ministerial nominees

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Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, former Governor of Delta State and Chieftain of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for transmitting his ministerial list to the National Assembly in record time. He also congratulated the ministerial nominees for making the cut from a pool of eminent party men and women who could serve in President Buhari Next Level government.

In a statement signed by his special adviser on media, Mr. Monoyo Edon, and made available to The Witness on Tuesday, Dr Uduaghan said, “for us in Delta State, Festus Keyamo‘s appointment did not come as a surprise to us. Festus has distinguished himself and has shown capacity in his previous post as spokesperson of our Presidential Campaign Council. His appointment is very welcomed to the APC family in Delta State.”

“Some of my brother former Governors and other nominees that made the cut have something tangible to contribute to the Next Level program of Mr. President. I know them and I am sure they can function creditably well with any portfolio given to them at the end of the day.”

Dr. Uduaghan was also full of praise for President Muhammadu Buhari who yielded to the masses’ pressure to name a cabinet before the Senate goes on long recess.

“President Buhari has, on several occasion showed that he listens to the masses, whom he holds their mandate so passionately. We are all happy that his cabinet would be named in a matter of days after the National Assembly successfully screens all of them. President Buhari is committed to the success and development of this country. We have seen that with the kind of persons he has chosen to serve with him in this government.

“Congratulations to all the ministerial nominees. Congratulations to our great party for doing the appropriate thing at a time Nigerians wish this government is firing on full throttle.”

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BREAKING: Buhari appoints Saraki, Akpabio, Keyamo, 40 others as ministers

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