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A Message From The President

February 15, 2018                       Volume 6 No. 127
Nigeria’s Digital Future

On Thursday, 1st February 2018, the Internet Society (ISOC), Nigeria Chapter, hosted a special event tagged “Shaping Tomorrow” at the National Universities Commission (NUC) Main Auditorium, Maitama, Abuja. The event was to reintroduce the society, inaugurate its new Executive Council and unveil the 2018 Plan of Action of the local chapter.
 
The ISOC elections, which held in the last quarter of 2017, had Mr. Adewole Ajao, emerge as the President and Mr. Iniobong Eka emerge as the Vice President. ISOC Nigeria advocates that all should get involved in the choice of the “pathways that lead to our digital future”.

ISOC Nigeria Chapter acknowledges that the Internet tends to transform lives within a short span of time and also cautions on the negative aspects of “fake news”,  “human rights and privacy concerns”, “misinformation”, “cyberwarfare”, “denial of service attacks”, etc.

I participated in the program and was quite pleased with the proceedings and the outlined plans of the organization. I highly recommend the involvement of all in the Internet Society.

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TECH SPEAK

.GOV.NG DOMAIN REGISTRATION

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has outlined the process and procedure for registration of .gov.ng domain names.
 
Interested parties including NIRA Accredited Registrars can review the guideline at the following URL:
https://nitda.gov.ng/procedure-for-gov-ng-domain-registration/
 

THE WORLD SAFER INTERNET DAY 2018
The Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development (CECAD) held its Cyber Security Awareness Forum in commemoration of The World Safer Internet Day 2018 on the 6th of February, 2018 at the NIRA House, 8 Funsho Williams Avenue Iponri Surulere Lagos. The theme of the event was “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better Internet starts with you”.
CECAD is an advocacy, training, public education and development non-profit, non-governmental organization with the aim to promote cyber responsibility by Internet users at the local, regional, national and international levels. 
The President of CECAD, Dr. Bayero Agabi in his welcome speech emphasized on the need to use the Internet appropriately in other for the cyberspace to be a sane environment. His concern was more for the younger generation and value they derive in using the Internet.
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NEWS

NiRA AT NIGERIA SOFTWARE STAKEHOLDERS SESSION
Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) attended the Nigeria Software Stakeholders Forum organized by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) through the Office of the Nigerian Content Development in Information and Communication (ONC). The event held on Tuesday 6th February, 2018 at Four Points Hotel by Sheraton, Oniru, Lagos.



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NACOSS PAYS A COURTESY VISIT TO NIRA

The National Executives of the Nigerian Association of Computer Science Students (NACOSS), led by the National President, Comrade Akintomiwa Abolade paid a courtesy visit NIRA on Wednesday 7th February 2018.
Comrade Abolade stated that the courtesy visit was to show their appreciation to NIRA and to present the new Executives, and outline the roadmap of the new Executives. He outlined key areas of focus as “The Female participation in ICT”, “Nigerian IT Talent Exhibition”, National Conference and Training of members all over the country.

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DECLARATION ON INTERNET GOVERNANCE
The African Union Heads of State and Government met at the 30th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 28th to 29th January 2018 and developed a communique on Internet Governance and development of Africa’s Digital Economy.
Whilst acknowledging that the Internet is an essential tool and a dynamic force for economic, social and cultural development and recalling in that regard Resolution 26/13 of the Human Right Council, decisions were taken on:
  •  Internet Governance principles,
  • Africa’s Participation in Internet Governance,
  • Development of Africa’s Digital Economy,
  • Management of Domain Names and
  •  Global Internet Governance.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Event Dates: 10th to 15th March 2018
Event Location: Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico
Meeting Website: https://meetings.icann.org/en/sanjuan61.
Host Website: https://icann61.pr.
Register: Sign up to attend ICANN61 Now!
 

Africa Internet Summit (AIS) 2018
Date: 29th April to 11th May 2018
Venue: Dakar, Senegal


AFNOG WORKSHOP

Date: 30th April to 4th May 2018
Venue: Dakar, Senegal

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