Computer News - In Brief


The House of Representatives threw out the Cyber Security and Information Protection Agency Bill on the ground that it is a mere duplication of the functions of some existing law enforcement agencies in the country. Consequently, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Nigeria Communications Commission, NCC, may soon expand their operational jurisdiction as they are likely going to be empowered to extend their functions to fighting cyber crimes in Nigeria.

Students and others seeking admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria now have a new online test tutor called e-JAMB Service just introduced to help them succeed. The new product is the brainwork of Elnuk Laboratories, a Nigerian-registered company that provides integrated online products and services to address the needs of students, parents, educators and educational institutions in African countries.

Information Technology Industry Association of Nigeria (ITAN) and the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) may have advanced plans to host some 43 presidential candidates of political parties to an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry dialogue.

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has installed Document Fraud Readers, scanners and other passenger registration equipment at the various international airports to check human trafficking.