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A Message From The President

March 14, 2019                       Volume 7 No. 155
A call for an Information Communications Technology Development Bank

The impact of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) on the growth of the Nigerian economy is immense. In core areas of the economy like Agriculture and Energy, ICT is steadily creating platforms and opportunities for accelerated development. The consistent growth of ICT and the various potentials and opportunities in Nigeria has not gone unnoticed by global tech brands, who continue to pitch their tents in Nigeria.
The Nigerian Government, through NITDA has put together a detailed plan for ICT development. There is still a lot to be done in order to implement the laid-out strategies in various areas of the policy document.
In the Investment and funding section of the policy, two of the strategies designed to develop the growth of Technology in Nigeria require government to:
(1) Provide appropriate fiscal incentives to encourage local manufacture of ICT equipment and development of software;

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TECH SPEAK

Algorithm Implementation Requirements and Usage Guidance for DNSSEC
Abstract
The DNSSEC protocol makes use of various cryptographic algorithms in order to provide authentication of DNS data and proof of non-existence. 
 
To ensure interoperability between DNS resolvers and DNS authoritative servers, it is necessary to specify a set of algorithm implementation requirements and usage guidelines to ensure that there is at least one algorithm that all implementations support. 
 
This document defines the current algorithm implementation requirements and usage guidance for DNSSEC. 
 
NEWS
Nigeria to get rid of Electronic Waste
On the 5th March 2019, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) declared open a Public Inquiry on Regulations for Electronic Waste and Guidelines for Disaster Recovery at the NCC Head Office in Abuja. He called on all stakeholders in the Telecommunication and tangential Sectors to collaborate and rid Nigeria of Electronic Waste (e-Waste). Referencing a World Economic Forum report, he stated that electronic waste is the fastest- growing waste stream in the world and stakeholders should take concrete implementable actions to address the situation.

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.NG Domain Name Report for February 2019

 
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Mr. Segun Akano Appointed ccNSO Liaison to ALAC
Mr. Segun Akano, a member of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) Board and the M.D/CEO of Upperlink Limited; an indigenous software development company in Nigeria; has been appointed as liaison to the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) by the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO). ALAC is an advisory committee to Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization that administers the Internet's Domain Name System and addressing system.

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CFAmedia Internship Programme
CFAmedia.ng is offering a six months internship programme, which is in line with the mission of CFAmedia.ng to positively impact Africa through Tech education and advocacy.
 
Internship with CFAmedia.ng is a program that scouts for and enrols ambitious, audacious, and tenacious young brilliant minds interested in content development and communication in general.
 
Successful interns will learn various aspects of content development and communication such as writing, scripting, digital media as well as PR/marketing for a 6-month period.
 
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Caleb Olumuyiwa Ogundele, NiRA Member selected for ICANN Fellowship Program
As at 28th February 2019, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that 34 individuals from 32 countries have been selected to participate in the ICANN Fellowship Program at ICANN65 in Marrakech, Morocco, from 24-27 June 2019. In all, ICANN had received 57 applications for the ICANN65 Fellowship Program.
 
The successful candidates represent all sectors of society including, civil, government, country code top-level domain (ccTLD) operations, academia, business, technical, security, and end user groups.
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS
DNSSEC Training

Date:  18th to 20th March 2018
Venue: NiRA Academy,
8 Funsho Williams, Iponri, Surulere Lagos.

.ng Resellers Entrepreneurship Programme
 
Date: April 10, 2019
Address: 8, Funsho Williams Avenue, Iponri, Surulere, Lagos.
Register: https://nira.org.ng/academy/rep/register

Initial Registry Operators Course

Date: 6th to 10th May 2019
Venue: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
 

Date: 9th to 11th April 2019
Venue: Lagos
For more details, click on https://cybersecurenigeria.org/

Date: 9th – 21st June 2019
Venue: Kampala, Uganda
A call has been made for presentations at the event. To participate, use the link https://www.internetsummit.africa/en/agenda/call-for-presentations
 
For more details, click on the link https://www.internetsummit.africa/en/about/ais-19



Africa Internet Summit (AIS) 
Workshop & Meetings 9th – 21st June 2019
Africa Internet Summit Secretariat (https://www.internetsummit.africa) announces AfNOG’s program at The Africa Internet Summit scheduled to be held in Kampala, Uganda from 9th to 21st June 2019.
DNS Forum 2019

Date: 22nd to 24th July 2019
Venue: Gaborone Botswana

 
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