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A Message From The President

October 25, 2018                       Volume 6 No. 145
A very busy month - October 2018

October has been a very busy month for us in NIRA!  There was the 2018 Bloggers Summit, where seasoned personalities in the Industry spoke on how to promote responsible blogging, reduce Fake News, Hate Speeches and create job opportunities, for the active Nigerian youths.
 
We were visible at the 38th Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) technology week from 14th to 18th October 2018 in Dubai, supporting the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
 
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TECH SPEAK

Social Media Marketing for Bloggers - Ben Bassey
Social media marketing is the art of promoting your content to people who might be interested. To successfully engage an audience you must understand the type of content they are likely to consume and then tailor your strategies around such contents. This will not only increase engagements but also help you build loyal followers.
 
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, and blogs such as Linda Ikeji and Pulse all have different audiences. Furthermore Pulse’s audience on Twitter is different from their audience on Facebook. So creating one type of content for every of their audience will not work. Which is why you need to know who your target audience is.
 
You can use these simple steps to find out who are your key target audience,  and the sort of content they are interested in.
 
NEWS
2018 GULF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION (GITEX)

The 38th Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) technology week held at the World trade Centre, Dubai from 14th October to 18th October, 2018. This was Nigeria’s sixth participation at GITEX. Nigeria’s participation at GITEX annually is aimed at promoting investments in the technology sector through the African Investment Forum and showcasing Nigerian Startups and Organizations.
 
NiRA was at the 2018 GITEX. It was worthy of note that the various Nigerian organizations and startups showcased/hosted their products on website and emails with their registered .ng domain names. The NiRA team was able to promote and guide participants on how to register their .ng domain names and also explained benefits of registering .ng domain names at the conference.

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ICANN’s 63rd Public Meeting

ICANN is holding its 63rd Public Meeting (ICANN63) at the Barcelona International Convention Centre from 20th to 25th October 2018. The meeting is hosted by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Business, through the Secretary of State for Digital Advancement, and Red.es, a public corporate entity responsible for managing the Internet Domain Name Registry for the country code “.es”, and for developing programs to stimulate the digital economy.
 
Speakers at the Opening Ceremony on the 22th October 2018 included the Spanish Minister of Economy and Business Nadia Calviño; Secretary of State for Digital Advancement Francisco Polo; ICANN Board Chair Cherine Chalaby; and ICANN President and CEO Göran Marby.

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2018 NiRA BLOGGERS’ SUMMIT

The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) organized a successful Bloggers summit, which is the first of its kind. It was well attended by bloggers (professionals and rookies), media professionals, NiRA Accredited Registrars and many other stakeholders. The summit held on Thursday October 18, 2016 at NiRA Office Complex, Funsho Williams Avenue, Iponri, Surulere, Lagos.
 
In his opening address Revd. Sunday Folayan, the President of NiRA, said that the 2018 NiRA Bloggers summit was organized to promote responsible blogging, stimulate the industry by developing and publishing relevant content, create opportunities/jobs and command respect from the larger society. He hoped that the summit would lead to increased networking, increase in the uptake of .ng, reduction in fake news and last but not the least trust in the .ng brand.

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GoDo.ng Hub launches in Lagos, to help Start-ups develop
On the 1st of October 2018, GoDO.ng was unveiled to the public at Ikeja, Lagos State by Mr. John Obaro, Chairman of SystemSpecs - Owners of Remita. This hub was launched to foster deeper cross-border collaboration and initiatives between entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurial support.
 
Mr. Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr “CFA”, founder and Executive Director of Godo, stated that their desire at the hub, is for numerous life-transforming business dreams would be actualised to meet the yearnings of all. Within the next three months, the hub is expected to announce its incubation programme.

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Medallion Communication Bags Merit Award in Canada
On the 20th October 2018, at the Royalton Center in Toronto in Canada, Silvertrust Media and Afroglobal Television honoured Engr. Ikechukwu NNamani, the Treasurer NiRA Executive Board of Directors and the CEO of Medallion Communications with an “Enterprise Award” for his contributions to humanity in the area of ICT, Telecommunications and Engineering profession. The Canadian Excellence Award was an icing to the several awards won by Engr Ike Nnamani at the Nigerian Tech Innovation and Telecoms Award.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Date: 29th October to 3rd November 2018
Venue: Conference: The Zone Park, Gbagada Oworonsoki Expressway, (Beside UPS), Lagos.
Workshop: Lagos Travel INN, 23 Toyin Street, Ikeja Lagos
 
The 2018 Conference theme is "Internet Peering and Interconnection" which will enable high-value engagement between policy-makers, service providers, Internet Exchange Point operators, infrastructure and data centre providers, transit providers, Research and Education Networks, technology innovators and major Internet service consumers such as higher education institutions.
Days 2 - 5 is the annual ngNOG capacity-building workshops (running in parallel tracks) for technical hands-on details with network engineers, content managers and developers.
Please follow the link below to apply
http://ngnog.forum.org.ng/register.html

The ngNOG secretariat can be reached via email ngnog@forum.org.ng for further enquiries.

 
7th AFRICAN INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM (Af IGF)

The African Union Commission (AUC) is organizing the Seventh African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF 2018) in Khartoum, Sudan, with the generous support and hosting by the Government of Sudan.
Theme: “Development of the Digital Economy and Emerging Technology in Africa”.
Dates: 04 to 06 November 2018
Registration: https://www.afigf.africa/?q=Register2018
 
eNigeria 2018
eNigeria is Nigeria’s annual international summit on Information and Communications Technology (ICT), organized by NITDA in collaboration with relevant stakeholders. It provides a platform for brainstorming on emerging technologies, local innovation and relevant ICT issues for the socio-economic development of Nigeria. Since the maiden edition in 2007, e-Nigeria has attracted over 25,000 participants, including local and international thought leaders from business, government and academic communities. A total of 150 different speakers and discussants have presented over 100 papers while 200 local and international businesses have exhibited at e-Nigeria over the last ten years. Each year, the e-Nigeria Conference, Exhibitions and Awards attract support from the highest level of political leadership. 
 
The 2018 edition of the e-Nigeria Conference, Exhibitions and Awards will hold from Monday, November 5, 2018 to Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the International Conference Centre, located at the Central Business District, Abuja. This year’s conference is designed to reflect the social and economic diversity inherent in the Nigerian society and, by implication, the diverse use of technology in national development.
 
SOURCE: NITDA eNigeria 2018
2018 IGF| Internet Governance Forum



The Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)will be hosted by the Government of France at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris from 12th to 14th November 2018.
AFRINIC-29


AFRINIC-29 will hold from 26th to 30th November 2019 at Tunis, Tunisia.
You can register online. at: https://meeting.afrinic.net/afrinic-29
 
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.
 
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