PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI RENAMES COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRY TO FEDERAL MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL ECONOMY
The Federal Ministry of Communications will henceforth be known as ‘Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy’. The development, which was announced on Wednesday, 23rd October 2019 followed President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval of a request by the Minister, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami FRNCS FBCS FIIM.
In a statement signed by a Deputy Director in the Ministry, Mrs Philomena Oshodin, the Federal Government said: “The Ministry which supervises the ICT Sector has been renamed The Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy to further expand its mandate to capture the goals of digitalisation of the Nigerian economy in line with the Economic Growth and Recovery Plan (EGRP), one of the key agenda of the present administration."
NiRA AT THE INTERNATIONAL CYBERSECURITY AND CLOUD CONFERENCE 2019
Nigeria is in the thick of a global shift towards cloud-based systems. Thanks to an increasing reliance on digital technology, we are generating huge amounts of data. Businesses are finding that they are producing so much of it that they can no longer store or process it all in-house. They are solving this problem by turning to the cloud, with its shared platforms and off-site storage infrastructure. But as we all know, there are problems with this system. The cloud, just like every other technology, is vulnerable to attack.
Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) technology week held at the World Trade Centre, Dubai from 6th
October 2019. This was Nigeria’s seventh participation at GITEX. Nigeria’s annual participation at GITEX is aimed at promoting investments in the technology sector through the African Investment Forum and showcasing Nigerian Startups and Organizations.
IPV4 EXHAUSTION: PHASE 2 IS IMMINENT
AFRINIC is 1.85 million /32s IPv4 away from Phase 2 of IPv4 exhaustion
As of 16 October 2019, AFRINIC has 3.9 million /32s addresses in the available IPv4 pool. We are now 1.85 million /32s addresses away from the /11 threshold which will trigger Phase 2 of IPv4 exhaustion. Consequently, we expect to reach Phase 2 of IPv4 exhaustion by the end of this year.
AFRINIC is still managing Internet number resources as per the requirements outlined in existing policies (the "Phase 1") but this will change as soon as the threshold for "Phase 2" is reached. The AFPUB-2010-v4-005: IPv4 Soft Landing community-developed policy can be found here: www.afrinic.net/library/policies/697-ipv4-soft-landing-policy
ICANN ACADEMY 2020 LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has issued a call for nominations for the 2020 Leadership Program, scheduled for 5th to 6th March 2020 in Cancún, Mexico, just prior to the ICANN67 Public Meeting.
The Leadership Program helps current and incoming leaders better understand the complexities of ICANN, while also helping to develop the facilitation skills of participants.
NIRA, IHS, MTN, OTHERS TO SHOWCASE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES AT EGOVERNMENT CONFERENCE
In a bid to enhance government service delivery to the masses and increase its internally generated revenue (IGR), technology companies like the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) IHS, Airtel, Glo, VDT, MTN, Galaxy Backbone and Broadbased Communications have indicated their interest to participate at this year’s eGovernment Conference, where new technology solutions that will enhance government service delivery and reduce unemployment in the country will be discussed and showcased.
.NG DOMAIN NAME REPORT SEPTEMBER 2019
A Message from The President
Two major events which NiRA attended in the last few weeks buttressed the need to embrace and support Local cloud hosting providers because of the numerous benefits Nigeria stands to gain. These events were “Data Sovereignty and Harnessing the Power of Cloud” courtesy of VMware and Layer3 at the Hilton Abuja and the International Cybersecurity and Cloud conference tagged “the Business of Cyber Security & Cloud in 21st Century Nigeria” hosted by Comercio Limited in partnership with eFortresses CloudeAssurance & HISPI. The importance of knowledge about Cybersecurity cannot be overemphasized. In November 2019, NiRA will be partnering with Data Scientific to host another Cybersecurity conference at the Sheraton Lagos Hotel on the 2nd of December 2019, to be followed by a two-day security workshop on the 3rd and 4th of December 2019. It is hoped that with all the talk around Cybersecurity, organisations will position themselves better for the Cloud.
Nigeria Fintech Week
: 28th October to 1st November 2019
Main Conference 29th & 30th October 2019
: Landmark Event Centre, Lagos
2019 ngNOG Conference and Workshop
: 28th October to 1st November 2019
Main Conference 28th & 29th October 2019
: Muson Centre, Lagos
: 2-7 November 2019
n: Montréal, Canada
.ng Reseller Entrepreneurship Program
: NiRA Office Complex, 8 Funsho Williams Avenue, Iponri, Lagos State
NiRA Bloggers Summit
: Royal Damgrete Hotel, 13-16 Factory Road, GRA, Umuahia, Abia State.
Location: Luanda, Angola
14TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE IGF
25 to 29 November 2019
: Berlin, Germany
Computer Village Expo 2019
: 10th to 13th December 2019
The Haven Event Centre, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos