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A Message From The President

July 20, 2017                       Volume 5 No. 112

Help NIRA host AFRINIC-27

AFRINIC holds two open public policy meetings every year in various locations throughout its service region. The AFRINIC Meetings provide a unique opportunity for Internet-related individuals and organisations to gather and to discuss the policies governing Internet number resource distribution in the African region, to share technical knowledge, and to attend workshops and tutorials.
The first meeting of each year is held during the Africa Internet Summit (AIS). The annual AIS is a regional multi-stakeholder ICT conference which brings together Africa's ICT business and technical community to discuss regional and global ICT issues and challenges. The AIS is organised jointly by AFRINIC and AfNOG. An Annual General Meeting (AGM) is also held during the first AFRINIC Meeting of each year.

The second meeting in each year is a stand-alone meeting, dubbed the Public Policy meeting. NIRA will be hosting the 2017 Public Policy Meeting, tagged AFRINIC-27 in Lagos from 27th November 2017 to 2nd December 2017. A typical AFRINIC meeting can have up to 400 attendees.
My appeal is that all NIRA stakeholders should key into the program of activities for the Meeting. There are sponsorship opportunities, Workshops, Trainings and Tutorials on Internet Governance, Internet Number Resources Management, IPV6 etc, that will be of immense benefit to everyone.

If you do want to be a part of this event, please do not hesitate to contact the NIRA Secretariat. 

Let’s do it!!

I remain at your service.

Rev’d Sunday Folayan
President, NIRA Executive Board


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Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) 2017

The Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) held from the 10th to 13th of July, 2017 at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Hall, Muhammed Murtala Square, Race Course Road, Kaduna. The theme for this year’s forum was “Internet: Connecting, Shaping and Empowering the People”.
The main event which took place on the 13th of July, 2017 was formally declared open by the Governor of Kaduna State, his Excellency, Mallam Nasir el- Rufai (aka Digital and e-Governor, the Pacesetter). He expressed the State’s commitment in supporting ICT start-ups and NIGF. The “Digital” Governor offered to host NIGF every year at Kaduna. 
Mrs. Mary Nma Uduma, the Immediate President, of the Nigeria Internet Registration (NiRA), and also the Convener of NIGF, dwelt on using the Internet to connect, shape and empowering the People. The NIGF Local Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group (NIGF-MAG) worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the NIGF 2017. 

The 5th Africa Domain Name System (DNS) Forum is being organized by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), in partnership with the Internet Society (ISOC) and the Africa Top Level Domains Organization (AFTLD). The forum, slated for 26th to 28th July 2017 is being hosted by the Tanzania Network Information Centre (tzNIC), at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The theme is "Taking Stock of the Africa DNS Industry and Planning Ahead."

The forum comes on the heels of the recently released Africa DNS Market Report at ICANN59 in South Africa, the first of its kind in the region, which provided detailed analysis of the DNS market for 54 countries. Recall, the report at its unveiling met with a lot of criticisms from most ccTLD operators.  As such, one of the highlights of the forum will be a session dedicated to discussing the report and determining the key outcomes and next steps. Other topics to be covered during panel discussions will include securing the African DNS, legal issues affecting African registries, registrars and resellers, IPv6 deployment, and emerging trends in the DNS industry.
The 13th African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) ceremony held on July 15, 2017 at the Convention Centre of Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Awards Ceremony was hosted by Nse Ikpe Etim, an Nollywood actor. The event was well attended by Actors from Nigeria and other African Countries. Indeed, it could be said that the event was one of glitz and glamour, as guests in glamorous outfits posed on the Green Carpet.
The event was formally declared open by the Representative of the Executive Governor of Lagos State in the person of the Deputy Governor, her Excellency Mrs Idiat Oluranti Adebule. Lagos State promised support for the creative industry.
Some of the Award winners of the Night included Nigeria historical Drama ’76, which won three awards from its eight nominations and the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the organisers, as special recognition honour to veteran comic- actor Nkem Owoh.




Date: 25th to 27th July 2017
Venue: Eko Hotels & Suites, Adetokunbo Ademola St, Lagos, Nigeria

Date: 26-28 July 2017
Venue: Dar Es Salaam Serena Hotel
 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Date: 27th to 28th July 2017
Venue: Golden Tulip le Diplomate, Cotonou
Website :

Date: 31st July to 5th August 2017
Venue: University Of Uyo, Ikpa Rd, Uyo

Date: 28 Oct - 3 Nov 2017
Venue: Abu Dhabi National
Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)
Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates

Date: 27th Nov. - 2nd Dec. 2017
Venue: Lagos

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