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A Message From The President

   September 25, 2014                       Volume 2 No. 39
3rd Regular Meeting of the National Council on Communication Technology 2014
Some Board Members and staff of NiRA were at the Third (3rd) meeting of the National Council on Communication Technology (NCCT). The event held in Yenogoa, Bayelsa State from 11th to 16th September, 2014 under the Chairmanship of the Hon. Minister of Communication Dr. (Mrs.) Omobola Johnson. The Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, H.E RT. Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, who was represented by the State Deputy Governor, declared the Council meeting opened on the 15th September 2014. The theme of the meeting was “Mainstreaming ICT In National Development moving from Talk to Action”. The council meeting was preceded by a 2-day meeting of technical officials on the 11th and 12th September 2014 under the Chairmanship of the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Communication Technology, Dr. Tunji Olaopa.

At the event were State Commissioners, Special Advisers, Directors-General, Directors and Officials of ICT, Science and Technology from 22 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Also present were Directors and representatives of Federal Ministries and Departments, Heads of various Parastatals, ICT Directorates/Agencies, Private Sector/Industry representatives, representatives of Professionals Associations such as Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Association of Licensed Telecom Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Computer Professional Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN), Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) and other Stakeholders. READ MORE
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AFRINIC Board of Directors Announces Departure of AFRINIC CEO Adiel A. Akplogan

Badru Ntege, the Chairman of AFRINIC's Board, has announced that AFRINIC’s founding CEO, Mr. Adiel A. Akplogan, will be leaving his position on 31st January 2015. AFRINIC Board of Directors will launch a CEO search process that will culminate in the appointment of a new CEO as soon as possible. Mr. Badru Ntege commented that all measures will be taken to ensure a smooth transition including business continuity. "It is with great humility and a bright vision for AFRINIC's future that I'm leaving my position as CEO of AFRINIC,” said Mr. Akplogan. Please Read More

AFRINIC launches New Version of WHOIS
AFRINIC has deployed a code for its WHOIS database, WHOIS 2.0 (v 1.73), a fully IPv6 compatible and implemented two policies, which would contribute greatly to the management of Internet Number Resources in Africa. Please Read More
NCS Holds National IT Merit Awards 2014

Nigeria Computer Society has announced its plans to reward and celebrate excellence and outstanding contributions in Nigeria’s Information Technology (IT) space. Electronic messages are been circulated to this effect. 2014 National Information Technology Merit Awards (NITMA) will provide NCS another opportunity to continue with its rich tradition of annually recognizing the best of the Nigerian IT profession and industry. NCS, the nation’s foremost network of Information Technology (IT) practitioners and stakeholders will hold the most important and recognized award ceremony in the sector, at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, Nigeria on November 14, 2014.. Please Read More:

GITEX Technology Show 2014 Count down…17 Days to GO

The Federal Republic of Nigeria invites Nigerians to join The Nigerian Delegation to GITEX Technology Show 2014 holding at the World Trade Centre, Dubai from October 12-16, 2014. GITEX is the Biggest Technology Show in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA).
Nigeria is the Official Country Partner for 2014 edition.
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Nigeria Pavilion participation is powered by National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
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GITEX offers a Great Opportunity to Promote "Brand Nigeria" and to demonstrate that the country is open to Investment and Business.>


ICANN 51 - Los Angeles, CA 12-16 October 2014 USA

AFRINIC 21 22-28 November 2014

GITEX Technology Show 2014
holding at the World Trade Centre, Dubai from October 12-16, 2014.

ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2014 (PP-14)

Dates: 20 October – 7 November 2014
Venue: BEXCO, Busan, Republic of Korea

Upcoming IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) Event - The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will hold its fifth conference call on
Wednesday, 1 October 2014 from 04:00-05:00 UTC. For time zone conversions, please see here.
The community is welcome to attend by way of a listen-only mode Virtual Meeting Room through which audio of the call will be streamed. Translations will be available through relevant Adigo Bridge dial-in numbers and Conference ID codes.

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