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February 20, 2020                       Volume 8 No. 170


PRESENTATION OF THE DRAFT PRESIDENTIAL COMMITTEE REPORT ON NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN 2020 - 2025 TO THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL ECONOMY.

In December 2019, to foster the growth of a Digital Economy and to achieve broadband penetration by the year 2025, the Nigerian Government inaugurated the Nigerian National Broadband Plan (NBP) Committee for the Development of the 2020-2025 National Broadband Plan for Nigeria.  
NEWS
AWARENESS ABOUT DATA PRIVACY KEY TO GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT


On Tuesday 28th January 2020, during the ‘National Privacy Week Awareness Workshop’ hosted by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in Abuja, the Director-General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi welcomed the Honorable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) FNCS, FBCS, FIIM and other dignitaries to the event. Mr. Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, in his welcome address, charged Nigerians to always protect their data while using the internet. He said, in response to the global call for privacy regulation that, NITDA in 2019 issued the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR).

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DR. PANTAMI REITERATES FG'S COMMITMENT TO STRENGTHENING CYBERSECURITY


On the 13th February 2020, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) FNCS, FBCS, FIIM delivered the keynote address at the Annual Cyber Security Conference hosted by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. The theme of the conference was "Strengthening the Security and Resilience of the Nation's Communications Infrastructure’. The Minister had explained that the Federal Government of Nigeria was keen on securing the national telecommunications infrastructure through necessary technical, legal and policy initiatives and that the NCC conference aligned with the digital economy agenda of the Federal Government.

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ICTLOCA CONVERGENCE SERIES 2020


The Second Annual Community Conference on ICT Local Content held on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at TOPAS Hub Alaka Estate, Surulere, Lagos State. The theme of the event was “ICT LOCAL CONTENT and the Digital Economy: Dissecting Challenges and Proffering Solutions”.

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SAFER INTERNET DAY 2020: THEME - TOGETHER FOR A BETTER INTERNET.
NiRA joined the world to mark the World Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at the University of Lagos, Akoka Rd, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.
The event was put together by the Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development (CECAD) and the Nigeria Internet Group (NIG). The Safer Internet Day event had in attendance, students from Princeton College, members of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) as well as the notable speakers.  NiRA Executive Secretary, Mrs. Edith Udeagu was also at the event to present a goodwill message from Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA).



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.NG DOMAIN NAME REPORT JANUARY 2020

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AfriNIC:  NEW POLICIES IMPLEMENTED

African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) announced the implementation of new policies. The changes are summarised below as:
  1. The two policies which had been implemented, namely:
  1. Policy Clarification on IPv6 Sub-Assignments v3 (https://afrinic.net/policy/2018-v6-002-d3#proposal)
  2. SL Update (https://afrinic.net/policy/proposals/2018-v4-001)
  1. The Consolidated Policy Manual v1.4 published on the AFRINIC website (https://afrinic.net/policy/manual) includes the two implemented policies
  2. CPM 1.3 has been archived at https://afrinic.net/cpm-1-3
 SOURCE: AFRINIC Communications
 
A Message from The President
PRESIDENT’S SPEECH
THIS WILL BE THAT DECADE!
It would be stating the obvious if I mentioned here that the year 2020 is the start of a new decade. We all already know this fact and have embraced the available opportunities. The function of time in our lives demands that we remain alert/aware as the days pass by. What should be of interest to everyone in the year 2020 and beyond, is the speed of transformation which technology will bring about.
With the introduction of 5G towards the end of 2019 in some countries, for example, a new dawn of possibilities has been ushered in.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

EXECUTIVE BOOK LAUNCH AND DISCUSSION

Title: ‘Technology Disruption: To Wrestle or To Unleash” – An African Response to a Global Perspective and Demand for New Creative Enterprise and Innovative Technology
Authors: Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. “CFA” and Taiwo Fajolu
Date: Thursday 27th February 2020
Venue: Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos
CONNECT NIGERIA BUSINESS FAIR 2020

Date: 6th -7th March 2020
Venue: Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.
 

ICANN67 | Community Forum

Date:
7-12 Mar 2020

https://meetings.icann.org/en/remote67


Middle East DNS Forum 2020

Date: 24th to 25th March 2020
Venue: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Details: https://features.icann.org/event/icann-speaking-events/middle-east-dns-forum-2020
2020 CPN IT PROFESSIONALS' ASSEMBLY

Date:
15th to 16th April 2020
AFRICA INTERNET SUMMIT (AIS) 2020 – WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES

Date:
31 May - 14 June 2020
Host: ISPA DRC
Location: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
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