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Why Government ‘banned hosting of websites outside Nigeria’

Federal Government stopped hosting of public sector websites outside Nigeria to grow the local tech sector; official documents seen by Technology Times have shows. National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the nation’s IT sector regulatory agency, had hinted that it is reviewing rules mandating government institutions to host their websites locally. The tech agency says […]

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Government bans hosting of websites outside Nigeria

The Federal Government has said that all Nigerian government websites must be hosted in Nigeria. The mandatory requirement for local hosting of government websites is one of the highlights of standards and guidelines on Nigerian Government Websites by National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). Technology Times review of the guidelines show that government institutions are […]

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NITDA | Why non-compliance with IT Guidelines ‘attracts penalty’

Dr Isa Pantami, Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says the IT regulator will publish non-compliance with guidelines for IT projects in Nigeria. The Agency’s Act of 2007 empowers the NITDA to penalise defaulters by “fine and or up to three years imprisonment”, Pantami says. Pantami made this known during a courtesy […]

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Nigeria Internet traffic hit by MainOne cable cut

MainOne has suffered a cut of its submarine optical fibre cable around Portugal that has disrupted Internet traffic into Nigeria. Technology Times checks reveal that the undersea cable cut said to have occurred close to Portugal on Friday has disrupted services to MainOne customers. The submarine cable company is taking steps to restore service on […]

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Nigeria: ‘Regulators to blame’ for failed ICT projects

Information and communication technology (ICT) sector regulators have been blamed for failed technology investments by several states in Nigeria. Mr. Silas Vem, Deputy Chief of Staff in Plateau State said that these State governments are not getting value for their investment in ICT because they are being neglected by regulatory bodies responsible for ICT development. […]

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