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October 24, 2019                       Volume 7 No. 166


THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL CREATION TURNS FIFTY!!
Few cultural revolutions can trace their origins as precisely as the one that was born on October 29, 1969, in 3420 Boelter Hall at the University of Califonia, Los Angeles (UCLA) USA. At 22:30 hours on October 29, 1969 the Internet was born and the first message was sent over the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET). Professor Kleinrock supervising his student/programmer Charley Kline (CSK) set up a message transmission to go from the UCLA SDS Sigma 7 Host computer to another programmer, Bill Duvall, at the SRI SDS 940 Host computer.

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NEWS
PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI RENAMES COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRY TO FEDERAL MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL ECONOMY
https://www.commtech.gov.ng/component/k2/item/134-president-muhammadu-buhari-renames-communications-ministry-to-federal-ministry-of-communications-and-digital-economy.html
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."

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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.

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GITEX 2019

The 39th Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) technology week held at the World Trade Centre, Dubai from 6th to 10th 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.
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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

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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.
 
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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.

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.NG DOMAIN NAME REPORT SEPTEMBER 2019


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A Message from The President
PRESIDENT’S SPEECH
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. 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nigeria Fintech Week

Date: 28th October to 1st November 2019
Main Conference 29th & 30th October 2019
venue: Landmark Event Centre, Lagos
https://www.nigeriafintechweek.org/
2019 ngNOG Conference and Workshop

Date: 28th October to 1st November 2019
Main Conference 28th & 29th October 2019
Venue: Muson Centre, Lagos
ICANN 66

Date: 2-7 November 2019
Location: Montréal, Canada
Website: https://meetings.icann.org/en/montreal66
.ng Reseller Entrepreneurship Program

Date: 13th November 2019
Venue: NiRA Office Complex, 8 Funsho Williams Avenue, Iponri, Lagos State
Website: http://nira.org.ng/academy/rep/
NiRA Bloggers Summit

Date: 26th November 2019
Venue: Royal Damgrete Hotel, 13-16 Factory Road, GRA, Umuahia, Abia State.
Website: http://nira.org.ng/blogger2019/
Afrinic 31

Date:2nd to 6th December 2019
Location: Luanda, Angola
Website: https://meeting.afrinic.net/afrinic-31/en/
14TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE IGF
 
Date: 25 to 29 November 2019
Location: Berlin, Germany
Website:https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2019-invitation
 Computer Village Expo 2019

Date: 10th to 13th December 2019
Venue: The Haven Event Centre, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos
 
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