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Oracle academy steps up ICT training in Nigeria

The Oracle Academy announced collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education of Nigeria (FMoE) to create new computing education pathways for local students. According to a statement, through the agreement, FMoE plans to integrate Oracle Academy computer science curriculum and resources across 10,000 academic institutions across the country, reaching over 1.5 million students within the […]

ICT can reverse oil curse

Oil is a curse for Nigeria. It is as powerful as it is counterintuitive and has made Nigeria, a poor mental giant of Africa. This is evident in the lack of positive socio economic impact from the humongous proceeds from the country’s oil and gas production. Despite the enormous earnings from oil, there is little […]

Nigeria, China to sign $328m agreement on ICT as Buhari arrives Beijing

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Beiji­ng yesterday to attend the Beijing Summit ­ of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperatio­n (FOCAC) holding on Monday and Tuesday.During the 6-day official visit of the Nigerian President, he is expected to join his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping to witness the signing of an agreement on the National Information and Communication […]

TRAI moots measures to make ICT services accessible for differently-abled

Telecom regulator Trai today recommended that all mobile manufacturers producing five or more handset models be mandated to bring out at least one handset that meets accessibility criteria for the differently-abled by 2020. Trai as part of its recommendations to make technology accessible to those who are differently-abled – numbering 26.8 million according to 2011 […]

ITU Highlights importance of ICTs for climate change

ITU, together with the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, is organizing the first Green Standards Week last September in Rome, Italy. Hosted by Telecom Italia, the cluster of workshops that make up the event will focus on raising awareness of the importance of using ICT standards to build a green economy and combat climate change. […]

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