Presidency Opens Registration For #PEBEHack

The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has on Tuesday opened registration for the first edition of PEBECHack, a series of Hackathons designed to solve problems at the intersection of government processes and regulations, and the ease of doing business in Nigeria.

This was contained in a statement signed by Dr. Jumoke Oduwole, Cordinator, Enabling Business Environment Secretariat (EBES).

The Council after its monthly meeting at the State House agreed to bring together various teams to compete on developing a tool that will promote accountability, performance tracking and transparency among key Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) crucial to the success of Nigeria’s Ease of Doing Business, at the first #PEBECHack.

“The competing teams would develop a service management solution that will allow citizens monitor, provide feedback, report, make complaints, and ‘blow-a-whistle’ about the quality of service received from key Federal Government Doing Business MDAs or at strategic locations such as airports, seaports and land borders,” the statement said.

Interested #PEBECHack participants can register as individuals or teams on between Tuesday May 23 and Tuesday June 6, 2017. The Hackathon itself will hold over two days on June 23 and 24, 2017 in Lagos.

It would be recalled that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who is the PEBEC chair, had announced on May 1, 2017 at an event in Lagos that the PEBEC Secretariat would be bringing together techies in a Hackathon to develop a “solution for tracking reforms and getting public feedback… and enable the public to complain directly about government agencies that are making doing business difficult.”

Similarly, the PEBEC Secretariat has finalized arrangements to conduct a survey in the coming days to gather feedback from the public on challenges related to producing, trading and transporting goods within Nigeria. The survey is focused on capturing feedback for key agencies – SON, NAFDAC, NOTAP, MITI Trademarks office, Police and Customs.

PEBECHack is held in partnership with L5 Lab, Venture Garden Group, Techplus and Microsoft. Media partners are Pulse, Ynaija and Starta.

More information about the Hackathon can be found on or on Twitter: @EBESnigeria and Facebook: The official hashtag is #PEBECHack.  For enquiries, send email


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Bring Back The Internet: The 7 Countries Where Citizens Are Paying The Supreme Price For Using Internet

By Mercy Abang

We are in the 21st century and it is shocking that activists, advocates and development agencies still continue to agitate for citizens access to the internet – internet accessibility has undoubtedly become a fundamental human right  – but some nations are not allowing the freedom that comes with internet access – there’s been a large-scale government-authorized crackdown or total shutdown of the internet especially in developing nations.

To best describe the Internet in formal terms, it is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP.)   Despite the increasing billions of people accessing the Internet there remain pockets of the world that do not have access; attempt to restrict or control the content that users have access to .Why are developing countries shutting down the Internet? Why the legislation to crackdown users? Why has the Internet become more of a threat?

Participants from over 400 countries gathered in Stockholm to find answers to the foregoing concerns – with the theme, “leaving no one offline” at the just concluded Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF) – from governments to corporate agencies and civil society actors, the argument moved from legislation to economic liberation and users privacy.

To get closure, I decided to enquire from participants from seven countries – (used that number for my sample size) on how they have fared in accessing the Internet, from legislation to affordability and crackdowns, their responses gives a sense of what is obtained in many under-developed nations.

1.     Cameroon

The Cameroonian government recently suspended Internet services for Anglophone areas of the country, (Southwest and Northwest province) after a series of protests that resulted in violence and the arrest of community leaders [from what period to what period]. How many deaths during protests?

“The cost of exposing the state abuse and the state excesses has fallen below the price of data”, says 38-year old Kathleen Ndongmo of the Anghore Group [a risk analysis firm?]. “In any gradation of citizen activism, taking a picture or video is the lowest risk form of engagement – a bullet cost more today than any dissenter”.

Despite being the leader of the country for almost 34 years, President Paul Biya is also to stand for the 2018 presidential election in Cameroon –  a new seven-year term for the head of state is also linked to the severe internet crackdown.

2.     Mozambique

Mozambique, a nation of 26 million people, has a barely sufficient 6% Internet penetration nationwide. 32-year old,Borges Nhamire, with the centre de Integridade Publica says the poor access to Internet is linked to government stringent regulations. “They (government) are not allowing for a free market”, he alluded. “During the 2011 demonstrations against the state of the economy, government shutdown access to internet and all forms of communications.”

Mr Borges says to ensure the crackdown is absolute, much after the restoration of Internet, “the government embarked on an enlightenment campaign, deceiving the population that WhatsApp conversations are monitored – that move reduced the participation of most Mozambicans from civil society activities that may be termed anti-government”.

WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption ensures only you and the person you’re communicating with can read what is sent, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp- messages are secured with a lock, and only the recipient and users have the special key needed to unlock and read messages – but a government manages to deceive its people in a bid to stifle dissent.

3.     Zimbabwe

Another country facing series of crackdowns is Zimbabwe and with elections ahead, speculations are rife. The government introduced a cybercrime and computer crimes bill with unclear definitions “so you could tweet something and they can determine whether you’re a cyber terrorists – and the essence is to curb protests”, says 32 – year – old Munya Bloggo of Magamba Network, a Zimbabwean organization.

Munya said in January 2017, “the government in collaboration with the private sector, allowed a 500% increase in data so it becomes out of reach of the ordinary people which then led to “datamustfall” hashtag.

4.     Myanmar

In far away Myanmar with Aung San Suu Kyi as incumbent State Counsellor and Leader of the National League for Democracy. The popular Section 66(d), seems to be the newest threat to freedom of expression and a tool surprisingly, for the former activist. Persistent repression of criticism through section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law has led lawyers, politicians and activists to suggest that conditions for free speech have continued to deteriorate under the National League for Democracy-led government, despite expectations that the new leadership would usher in an era of freedom.

The government is under mounting pressure from the public and from rights groups to amend its criminal defamation laws after a spate of cases against journalists and bloggers has raised questions about the administration’s commitment to protecting free speech. “Our member posted a satire on his facebook wall and he got six months in jail” Activist Zar Chi Oo tells me. Activists Chi Oo is a member with PEN Myanmar, a pressure group advocating for the law to be abolished says it puts every social media user at risk of arrests or detention. “A supporter of a public figure can just see any post and sue the user and said social media user is immediately detained”.

5.     Tanzania

The Tanzanian government in 2015 also got smart enough to develop a cybercrime bill. The document shrouded in secrecy was “taken to the parliament– citizens were given only 24 hours to review the document with most parliamentarians lacking knowledge of most of its content”, famous activist with the Change Tanzania movement, Maria Sarungi-Tsehai says. “What they were really doing was criminalizing gossip”, she continued – “and that has led to series of arrests of crackdowns as we’ve seen over the last year”.

6.     Pakistan

While other nations give different reasons for the subtle crackdown or total shutdown of the Internet, the Pakistani government blames its intermittent act of shutdowns or blocking platforms like YouTube and Facebook to the prevention of terrorist activities.

Authorities claim users posting blasphemous contents have a tendency of leading extremists/terrorists attacks – the government only recently, also threatened facebook to reveal identity of users. But 24 – year- old Rafia Shaih, a freelance Journalist says “ If you’re shutting down the internet for national security, what is being done is simply attacking the basic human rights of communication”, she argues.

7.     Kenya

Judith Omigar, working with Juakali, an online platform linking young people seeking for jobs in the formal sector says, “The Kenyan government is likely to shutdown the internet ahead of the August general elections”. She said there has been series of arrests of bloggers posting contents against powerful persons in the country and the build up to the election season will likely see to more crackdowns of Internet users.

While the conversation about a free, open and secure Internet that promotes human rights and development worldwide continues. For governments especially in the developed nations, I’d like to share a 2009 report by the World Bank, which clearly states that access to broadband boosts economic growth in all countries, but most especially in developing ones. The study also showed that in developing countries, for every ten-percentage points of broadband penetration, their economies grew by 1.38 per cent -the report, conducted in 120 countries between 1980 and 2006, showed that developed countries’ economies grew by 1.21 per cent. 

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Kirusa Launches Instavoice Channels With Tigo In Rwanda

Kirusa, a global leader in providing telecom and social media solutions, today announced the launch of Celeb and Sports content services on InstaVoice® Channels platform, with Tigo Rwanda, a leading mobile network in the country.

The Celeb content service, which is offered as a part of InstaVoice Channels,brings celebrities and their fans together. Using the voice blogging feature, celebrities express their emotions and share their joyous and challenging moments daily; the voice messages are delivered instantly to the fans, creating a “Voice Twitter” like experience.

With the launch of this content service,Tigo subscribers can receive voice updates from popularRwandan artistslike Comedian Arthur Nkusi, and Prominent Rapper Lil G etc.

Sharing his enthusiasm, Arthur Nkusi said, “I am delighted to be a part of this ‘Voice-Twitter’ community, which is an empowering medium for artistes seeking extensive outreach to their fans. I genuinely look forward to turning on the humor on this all-embracing forum.”

The Sports content service is another component of the unique InstaVoice Channels platform that providesdaily soccer updates, such as team news, pre and post-match analysis, quotes from team players and managers. Users can follow all English Premiere League Clubs, along with UEFA and La Liga. Tigo subscriberscan get alerts on football news, players, matches, goals, penalties and much more.

“We are eagerly anticipating our subscribers’ response to this interactive platform. It truly meets our commitment, which is to deliver entertaining contentto our customers. I am sure oursubscribers will appreciate the versatility of InstaVoice channels and enjoy the continual flow of celebrity and sports updates.” Yaw Ankoma Agyapong, CCO of Tigo Rwanda.

On a similar note, Founder and CEO of Kirusa, Dr. Inderpal Singh Mumick said, “Our partnership with Tigo brings celebrity and sports updates to Tigo subscribers in Rwanda. We are hopeful that the InstaVoice Celeb and Sports services will be well-received in a nation which is ardently passionate about entertainment and sports.”

About Tigo Rwanda

Tigo Rwanda is owned by Millicom, a leading telecommunications and media company uniquely dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. It provides mobile, mobile financial, cable and satellite services to over 60 million customers in fourteen countries, primarily under the Tigo brand. Tigo has been operating in Africa since 1993, in Rwanda since 2009, and serves over 26 million customers in Africa.


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Facebook Chooses 60 Finalists In Bots For Messenger Developer Challenge

Facebook has selected 60 finalists from the hundreds of entries it received from across the Middle East and Africa for the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The Bots for Messenger Challenge is a contest to recognise and reward developers who create the most innovative new bots on Messenger.

Developers, in teams of up to three people, were invited to create bots in three categories: gaming and entertainment; productivity and utility; and social good.

The 60 finalist teams (10 per category in Middle East/North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa) each won a Gear VR and mobile phone, one hour of Facebook mentorship, and tools and services from FbStart (, a Facebook program designed to help early stage mobile start-ups build and grow their bots. All student teams who made it to the finals won an additional $2,000.

Facebook will contact the finalists and connect them with a mentor. They will need to resubmit their bots before midnight (GMT) on June 2 to qualify to win. For each region, three runner-up teams (one from each category) will win $10,000 and three months of Facebook mentorship. For each region, three winning teams (one from each category) will win $20,000 and three months of Facebook mentorship.

The 60 finalist teams and their bots can be viewed here:

Says Emeka Afigbo, Facebook’s Head of Platform Partnerships for the Middle East and Africa: “Facebook grew out of a hacker culture and thrives by promoting innovation on new platforms. That’s why we launched the Bots for Messenger Challenge, with the aim of rewarding entrepreneurs and developers for harnessing the power of bots to create amazing new services and apps.

“We were overwhelmed to receive more than 1,000 entries over two and a half months for the Bots for Messenger Challenge from developers and entrepreneurs across the Middle East and Africa—each one of them solving a problem in an inventive way or enriching the lives of its target user.”

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Osun Delivers Nigeria’s Only World Class Mechatronics Institute – The Bimi

Imagine a modern space equipped with all modern tools to professionally and adequately diagnose your vehicles problems as well as produce professional vehicle technicians equipped with the best and most modern of tools right here in Nigeria? Well, this feat has been achieved in Osun where Nigeria’s only world class mechatronics institutes is located.

The Bola Ige Mechatronics Institute, BIMI, is one of Africa’s best mechatronics school, with none of its kind in Nigeria or sub-Saharan Africa for that matter.

According to the manager, Mr. Folosho Awogbami, BIMI is an intelligent auto-training institute established in honour of the late Chief Ajibola Idowu Adegoke Ige at Esa Oke, State of Osun.

The institute provides expert training for developing private sector competence in auto diagnostics and repair, facilitate a modern hi-tech environment to train the trainers, provide theoretical and practical setting for retaining local auto mechanics and serves as a test bed for raising auto remediation entrepreneurs.

Bola Ige Mechatronics Institute programmes covers every aspect of automobile technology which include the Powertrain engine (emission and ignition), and transmission, Body (immobilizer and intrusion controls; Steering electrics; supplementary restraint system; instrument cluster; HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning), and climate control), Chassis (suspension electrics, ABS and break electrics) and Communication (CAN [Control Area Network], LIN (Local Interconnect Network), MOST (Media-Oriented System Transport), FlexRay and other vehicle inter-connecting networks).

Recall over 30 Osun indigenes were sent to Germany for a 2-month intensive training in May of 2014 by the Rauf Aregbesola led administration in the state.  Subsequently, the government of Osun in partnership with a foreign agency and support from the National Automotive Council established the multimillion naira mechatronics institute.

Awogbami further noted that the institute was built with the best of equipment and software imported from Germany with continuous partnership to ensure time to time update.

“Our training facilities are interactive with our dynamic multimedia learning aid and real live components. All our Instructors are German-trained and well able to deliver the knowledge to the understanding of any categories of trainee irrespective of the literacy level.” Awogbami stated.

The institute has three computerised mechanical workshops for assembling and repair of various types of automobiles.


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Emir Sanusi Urges Universities To Initiate Researches For Innovations

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has challenged Nigerian universities to initiate researches that could lead to innovations toward boosting technological growth.

“For the country to become competitive at the global stage, it must explore, exploit and utilise science and technological innovations; the universities should spearhead such effortst,” he said in Kano on Saturday.

A statement by Lydia Legbo, spokesperson of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, said that Sanusi spoke when he received a delegation from the institution, led by its Vice Chancellor, Prof Musibau Akanji, on a visit to his palace.

It quoted Sanusi as urging education managers across the universities to identify challenges peculiar to their system and address them so as to achieve their mandate.

The monarch commended the university for its outstanding achievements over the years, noting that it had remained a leading institution for technology education.?

The Emir applauded the outgoing governing council, led by Prof. Rufai Alkali, for its selfless service to the university, and advised the succeeding council members to sustain that zeal.
Earlier, Akanji had said that the visit was to thank Sanusi for honouring the invitation to the inaugural ceremony of the institution’s ultra-modern Mosque.

He said that the Emir’s presence was worth celebrating, especially after he led the first Friday prayers in the mosque after its inauguration.

“Above all, your sermon on peaceful co-existence of all faiths was a big plus.? It has elevated Islam and gingered up adherents to further dedicate themselves to Allah,” the statement quoted Akanji as saying.?


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Ambode Launches Free Public WiFi

Lagos State government yesterday launched free public Wi-Fi at parks and gardens in its resolve to achieve its smart mega city status.

The initiative was kick-started at popular Ndubuisi Kkanu Park,Alausa, Ikeja, while others are expected to follow suit, according to the state government.

The launch of the initiative is part of activities to mark the 50 year anniversary of the creation of the state.

Speaking on the occasion, the state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode said the provision of the free Wi-Fi was part of his administration’s effort to make the state work for all and sundry.

Represented by the state Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr. Olufemi Odubiyi, the governor stressed that the increased in patronage of parks and gardens spread across the state has prompted the government to equip the centres with free Wi-Fi to serve the needs of visitors to the parks.

“Parks and Gardens are established to provide conducive environment for recreation and relaxation activities. As you relax and enjoy the recreational facilities in these parks, we are making it possible for you to access your mail, browse and search the internet on your tablets, smart phones and laptops via a reliable public Wi-Fi,”Ambode said, adding that the number of gardens and parks in the state has increased with the opening of the Badagry Recreation Park, recently.

A statement endorsed by the Chief Public Affairs Officer, Ministry of Science and Technology, Bolarinwa Yusuf, explained that the governor urged the people of the state to make judicious use of the newly launched portal known as “Citizens Gate”, a platform designed by the government to bridge the communication gap between the citizens and the government.

The Nation

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SDGs Office/Kano State Govt. Train 7, 000 Youths On ICT

The Office of Senior Special Assistant to the Nigerian President on Sustain­able Development Goals (SDGs) in collaboration with Kano state government have sponsored 7,000 youths to undergo a one-day training on digital skills.
The training, conducted at six centers in the state, was conducted by Google, through their vendor, Mind-the-Gap Foundation, underthe theme “Diversifying the Nigerian Economy: Enabling Youth Through Digital Skills Training”.
Declaring the training open at the Coronation Hall Cnter, the Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje who declared the training session open said the pro­gramme was designed to empower youths to become self-reliant and re­alize their full potentials in a world that is ICT driven.
“This programme, which is in collaboration with the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on sustainable Development Goals, is part of our determination at re-invigorating the business environment which illustrates the strategic focus on this endeavour”, he pointed out.
In addition, he stated that his administration is working with the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment for the implementation of the federal government Special Intervention Project, known as N-Power, aimed at creating job opportunities and wealth creation among our teeming unemployed youths.
“Part of the motive for or­ganizing the empowerment programme is to get rid of poverty, upgrade Kano youths for them to contend with their contemporaries from other climes. We hope that this will accord them the knowledge with which to shun anti societal vic­es and engage themselves in meaning and productive ventures”, he stated.
He maintained that on its part, the state government has initiated several empowerment programmes aimed at making youths in the state employable and employers of labour, thereby adding value to the economy.
“The government of Kano state is also constructing a multi-billion naira Integrated Skill Acquisition Centre along Zaria Road in the state with a view to filling in the gaps in the trades and services such as electric wiring, plumbing, mechanics, and masonry etc, offered in the state which requires citizens’ participation”, he pointed out.
The Senior Special Assis­tant to President Buhari on SDG’s, Princess Adejoke Orelope Ad­efulire, represented by Alhaji Waziri Laminu announced that the programme aims to “train over 125,000 Nigeria youth across the country, on digital skills ranging from content creation, digital strategy, web design, social media to application development”, adding that Kano was allotted the highest number of 7,000 due to the strategic importance.
She, therefore, enjoined beneficiaries of the programme to take advantage of the training to establish a career in the digital space, boost their businesses online, and acquire new skills that will open up new job opportunities.
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Maiden Edition Of WAAW Foundation’s African Tech Women Conference To Hold In Abuja

The maiden edition of African Tech Women Conference (ATWC), organized by Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation, is set to hold in Abuja, Nigeria, from Friday October 6th – Sunday 8th 2017.

The conference brings together, girls and women in technology from across the world to discuss, learn, and evaluate how best to support African women’s access to technology so as to increase the pipeline of African women entering into diverse technology fields and ensure they are engaged in Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship that benefits the  Africa continent.

The uniqueness of this conference lies in its evidence based discussion of improving a sustainable network of women with keen interest in technology innovation. This conference will be a platform for disseminating range of information about women and technology in Africa and around the world.

The African Tech Women Conference will also be an avenue for networking with notable women, and also showcase women owned organization’s work to thousands of women participants from various countries of the world. This conference is however best described as “networks of global opportunities”.

Notable women in Technology have pledged their commitment and a number of them will be speaking on issues ranging from hurdles facing women in technology industry to practicable strategies to get more women involved in tech as well participation of young girls in Technology innovation.

Some of these speakers have been identified as:

  • Sheryl Sandberg COO Facebook
  • FunkeOpeke CEO & Founder Main One
  • Travis Kalanick Co-Founder & CEO UBER
  • Juliet Ehimuan Country Manager Google
  • Jessica Colaco Co-Founder Brave Academy, iHub Kenya
  • Omobola Johnson Former Minister of Science & Tech Nigeria
  • NalediPandor Minister of Science & Tech South Africa
  • Jean PhilbertNsengimana Youth & ICT Minister Rwanda
  • Njideka Harry CEO & Founder Youth Technology Foundation

Dr. Unoma Okorafor, President of WAAW Foundation, urges interested participants to register their participation via the website. Interested stakeholders, groups and organizations are also invited to register and contribute in advance towards the African Tech Women Conference for sustainable development of African girls and women in technology.

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Whatsapp Experiences Global Outage

WhatsApp users around the globe are reporting outages with the highly popular messaging app. Website status tracking sites like downdetector are receiving numerous reports of downtime.

WhatsApp has yet to respond with a downtime notice on social media or on its blog as of posting. It’s currently unclear what is causing the issues or when things will be back online.

Twitter is exploding as people go online to report the messaging service has stopped working. Users attempting to send messages are reporting the app is locked on the “connecting” screen.

Facebook owned WhatsApp has user base of over one billion and it is one of the most popular messaging apps on the market.

WhatsApp Messenger is a free app app available for Windows Phone and other operating system. WhatsApp uses phone’s internet connection, it lets you message and call friends and family. With the app you can receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.


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ICT Stakeholders Gather In Lagos To Proffer Solution To Cyber Security Threat

Worried by the rising threat of Cyber Security breaches across the financial landscape and other sectors of the national economy with its attendant consequence on the Nigeria’s economic growth, key stakeholders in the Information Communication & Technology (ICT) industry at home and in diaspora, will gather in Lagos to discuss the threats in the Nigerian cyberspace, hacker techniques as well as methods to combat these threats.

At the one-day maiden conference tagged: Nigeria Security Conference 2017 (NaijaSecCon17), scheduled to hold in Lagos tomorrow, Thursday, May 4 at Landmark Event Centre and sponsored by Skye Bank Plc., participants would be exposed to, and educated on current trends in combating the menace of rising cyber security issues and how to keep themselves secure.

According a statement issued and signed by the Conference Co-ordinator, Mr. Rotimi Akinyele: “This one-day conference, is set to be the most technical cyber-security conference in Nigeria. A gathering of key stakeholders in the security alongside the techies – hackers; malware and forensics analysts; security researchers, vulnerability hunters etc., will be speaking at the conference and covering all pertinent cyber-security themes”.

“While most security conferences in Nigeria are focused on Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC), NaijaSecCon17 Cyber security Conference, brings to you the actual technical aspects of cyber-security in perfect blend with GRC”, the statement further stated.

Giving a peep into what the conference has on offer, Mr. Akinyele disclosed that “participants will witness live demonstrations of how security breaches occur from reconnaissance – through delivery and exploitation various system vulnerabilities – learn how cyber-threat actors gain control of an enterprise, and the actions they take.”

“The conference is also focusing on how to detect and prevent such cyber-threats, and thereby improve enterprise security. Hence, briefs and presentations at the conference are focused on practical offensive and defensive security, noting the focus is on disseminating detailed insights and technical knowledge required of any forward-thinking cyber-security professional – knowing that cyber-criminals – always seems to be one step ahead.”

NaijaSecCon17 also hosts as part of its maiden cyber-security conference, a Capture-The-Flag (CTF) Hackathon – where participants would be able to meet and get to network with about 30 top Nigerian hands-on cyber-security specialists. The top 8 teams have been selected from the 18 different teams that participated in the qualifying round by solving cyber-security challenges relating to forensics; web-security; cryptography; reverse engineering as well as cyber-security trivia challenges.

While lauding the support the conference has received from Skye Bank, the ICT expert said: “We share in the mantra of our platinum sponsor – that the Skye is big enough. Hence, the conference is a collaborative effort of cyber-security enthusiasts both in Nigeria and in diaspora who are passionate about improving the Nigerian cyber-sphere through factual training, education and awareness.”

The conference also aims to enlighten the public and organizations of some of the new wave to cyber threats and vulnerabilities which have been discovered through research or encountered on the field by speakers at the conference. Some of these vulnerabilities according to the organisers, relate to financial applications security; ransomware and exploits, which have been crafted specifically to targets financial institutions, Telecommunications Company amongst others.”

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