Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-10-25

  • Daystar Christian Centre is leading “Walk for Light” tomorrow, October 18, at 8:30am. You can follow online at! #
  • Follow the ongoing ‘Walk for Light’ at It’s great to see the transition from talk to action! #lightupnigeria #
  • Even if you can’ be there, call every media house you know to send someone to cover the impressive #walk4light. I just did. #lightupnigeria #
  • #walk4light @234next @vanguardngrnews @bbcworld @cnnbreak, something is happening in Nigeria! Follow the walk @ #
  • “Echoes from Ajegunle” (Volume 1) will be available online on October 31. Get ready to read the inspiring stories of graduates. #
  • “Any religion that claims to be interested in the soul of men and is not interested in their welfare is a fake religion.” #
  • Smart countries invest in research and anyone who gives 135 PhD scholarships will sure get returns! #
  • RT @greyedoutmag: Windows 7 breaks Amazon UK pre-order volume record, ousts Harry Potter :: I’m doing a review soon… #
  • Off to join other Ashoka Fellows and ICT experts at the Social Media conference hosted by Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Centre in Italy. #
  • Add great PEOPLE, breath-taking PLACE and career-defining PRINCIPLES and you have this social media conference. #lakei #
  • Add great PEOPLE, breath-taking PLACE and career-defining PRINCIPLES and you have this social media conference. #li09 #
  • We made a short video for the International Day of Climate Action. You can watch the video here: #li09 #350ppm #
  • Read Prof. Pat Utomi’s blog on Baywood Continental, Volkswagen, CBN, banking sector, Nigerian economy and mentorship: #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-10-18

  • Hello Abuja! My first meeting came with one key message: Quarter 4 2009 will be extremely exciting but input will have to go up by 300%. LGT #
  • If you live in Nigeria, please complete the ‘Digital Lifestyle of Connected Nigerians’ survey at and tell others to. #DLCN #
  • Follow @nnenna for updates from West African #IGF. Remember to join the Nigerian discussion November 5. Details at #waigf #
  • ComBIT Africa 2009 ( is offering FREE delegate spaces. SMS ‘COMBIT CONFERENCE’ with name and organisation to 08023910640. #
  • RT @nnenna: #waigf NIgeria has achieved 100% of the Lagos exchange point. Will be deploying an F-root server soon #
  • @niyyie I doubt that the NIXP will make such claims if it’s untrue though. Hear you’ll be at ComBIT Africa, I look forward to seeing you. in reply to niyyie #
  • @niyyie Sure. Meanwhile, do you know about Kelele – the African Bloggers’ Conference planned for Nairobi? It’s been rescheduled to mid 2010 in reply to niyyie #
  • @nnenna Thanks for keeping us in the loop! #waigf in reply to nnenna #

FREE Delegate Space at ComBIT Africa 2009 (ICT Conference & Exhibition)

Please see the message below from the organizers of ComBIT Africa 2009 (ICT Conference & Exhibition). See you there…

ComBIT is established as the key annual gathering of Nigeria’s ICT community and this year’s conference offers a unique programme of cutting-edge presentations. Sign up now for one of the FREE delegate spaces, made available courtesy of the event sponsors.


The conference, combined with the exhibition, is an ideal environment for the country’s ICT managers and professionals to assess latest computing and communication trends, technologies and strategies. Conference presentations include the following:



Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, National President, ATCON & CEO, Teledom Group Dr (Engr) Ernest Ndukwe, Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof. Cleopas Angaye, Director-General, Nigerian IT Development Agency (NITDA)


SESSION 1: Developing a world-class ICT industry

Protection of ICT Infrastructure against vandalization: Legislation to classify ICT as critical social infrastructure

Wale Goodluck, Corporate Services Executive, MTN Nigeria

Adewale Jones, MD, Ashfield & Bowman Attorneys, Nigeria


Fighting anti-competitive and anti-trust practices in the Nigerian telecom sector: A call for a legal, regulatory and policy framework

Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman, Association of Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON)


Reinventing Africa through good customer service

Mariéme Jamme, President/CEO, SpotOne Global Solution Group, UK


SESSION 2: The Impact of new fibre links on West Africa’s communications sector

The benefits of infrastructure sharing and how to apply it successfully

Fazal Hussain, CEO, Helios Towers, Nigeria


The impact of new fibre links on West Africa’s communications sector

Engr. Bayo Banjo, CEO, Discom, & 1st Vice-President, ATCON


The impact of submarine connectivity on the region’s web hosting industry

Oluniyi Ajao, MD, Web4Africa, Ghana


Digital Lifestyle of Connected Nigerians

’Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria


ICT in Education:

ICT in the development of educational systems: Technological advances in access to formal and informal education

Florence Seriki, CEO, Omatek Computer, Nigeria


Demystifying e-Learning

John Bredenkamp, Director, PLATO Southern Africa, South Africa


Corporate Management Systems

Taking governance to the next level: ICT as a veritable tool

Lanre Ajayi, CEO, PINET Informatics, Nigeria


Green computing: Creating public awareness on environmental sustainability

Godwin Jibueze, IT Manager, Field Offshore Design Engineering, Nigeria


Banking Solutions

Mobile Banking in Nigeria: The NSDT Solution

Joel Akinfemi Akinware, CEO, Tagattitude Nigeria


Please log on to for full details or email info[at] or SMS COMBIT CONFERENCE with your name and organisation to 0802-391-0640.


We look forward to seeing you at this key gathering on Nigeria’s ICT community.


Helen Moroney

AITEC Africa

Email: info[at]


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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-10-11

  • An international organization in Abuja is seeking the services of a Database Developer. Interested? Send CVs to me[at] ASAP. #
  • Just discovered ‘University of the People’ (see, a tuition-free, online academic institution. Interesting model. #
  • The Association of Telecom Companies of Nigeria’s (ATCON) major annual event for the ICT community holds Nov. 2-4, 2009. #
  • Who says we shouldn’t curse the darkness? Please do, with a loud voice. But while at it, make sure you light a candle – or flip the switch! #
  • @nnenna Thanks for opening the thread, it’d be great to follow events from here. in reply to nnenna #
  • RT @nnenna: “Promoting the Multi-stakeholder Model for further Internet Development in Africa” is the theme of #waigf #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-10-04

  • “It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.” -Wangari Maathai. Mine? ICT4D #
  • Read my new blog post, “Open Letter to INEC”, at 2011 is 19 months away, it’s time to kickstart the change! #
  • @DTChangeAgent 🙂 Pocket draining around here – I feel you! Thanks for all you do, Nigeria is FEELING you… in reply to DTChangeAgent #
  • Read my new blog post, “Open Letter to INEC”, at 2011 is 19 months away, it’s time to kickstart the change! #
  • @DTChangeAgent Thanks sis. That would be a pleasure. I’m only one phone call, eMail or tweet away 🙂 so buzz me sometime with the details. in reply to DTChangeAgent #
  • Nigerians spend N796.4 billion ($5.3b) on fuelling generators as alternative power supply every year! Ki lo de sef? Abeg #lightupnigeria jo! #
  • The ‘Digital Sense Forum’ holds in Lagos at 9:30am on November 5, 2009 at Golden Gate. The forum will discuss Internet Governance in Nigeria #
  • Nigerians will on November 5 hold discussions in prepration for the Internet Governance Forum (#IGF09), see for details. #
  • If you live in Nigeria or can access the AIT network, watch ‘State of the Nation Address’ by Dr. Tunde Bakare at 11am prompt on October 1… #
  • Now, that’s what I call a meeting! A global brand has signed up to provide 20 paid 3-month internship spaces for our graduates – every year. #
  • VACANCY: If you love to manage book projects and speaking appointments, send CV and Statement of Interest to book[at] #
  • @eggheader Please do, I appreciate. Nagode. in reply to eggheader #
  • My name is ‘Gbenga Sesan, I represent Naija! Make sure you nominate outstanding young people @ #irepresentnaija #
  • See the ONI ‘Internet Filtering Report’ for Sub-Saharan Africa at The Nigerian country report is at #