Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-08

  • Looking for a contact at 7up Bottling Company who can help a student with her final year research featuring a Case Study on 7up. Please buzz #
  • Interesting feedback on what Nigerians do – online, and to stay online. Discussing first review at ComBITAfrica tomorrow. http://is.gd/4Lgky #
  • The first chapter of ‘Echoes From Ajegunle’ is now available online – on PIN’s website (http://is.gd/4MCSn) and Scribd (http://is.gd/4MCPj) #
  • Something is happening in Ajegunle, Nigeria! Read inspiring stories of change: http://is.gd/4MCSn (PIN), http://is.gd/4MCPj (Scribd). Pls RT #
  • Tweeting from the venue of ComBIT Africa 2009. Mrs Seriki (CEO, Omatek Computers) just completed a presentation on ICT education #combit09 #
  • Is this a joke? I’m in Lagos, @skype. “Sorry, we don’t have Skype coverage where you are.” Anyone else getting that error message? #
  • “Give me a place to stand and I will move the world.” Really? No one is going to give you a place; find one, cultivate, stand firm, move! #
  • @Mos_Hygh That isn’t very correct sir, I tweet #lightupnigeria from time to time – and I’m in touch with the movement. So, #lightupnigeria! in reply to Mos_Hygh #
  • @PeteratSkype Thanks, it appears as a pop-up message on my mobile device (wifi connection). Works from my laptop and another location though in reply to PeteratSkype #
  • @niyyie I was trying to gain access using a mobile device. Great seeing you at ComBIT Africa today, and please keep up the excellent work! in reply to niyyie #
  • The Nigerian ‘Digital Sense Forum’, a preparatory event towards the Internet Governance Forum (http://igf09.eg) holds today in Lagos. #igf09 #
  • We’re looking for students in tertiary institutions in North East/West and South East/South regions of Nigeria to administer questionnaires. #
  • “ICT industry associations in Nigeria must transform into lobby groups” – Chima Onyekwere, Linkserve boss speaking at DSA 2009 #igf09 #dsa09 #
  • “If we think of where we are coming from, we’ll appreciate where we are and what’s about to happen.” – Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem at #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • “For the Nigerian ICT industry, my generation should step aside for younger and more vibrant people to take over” – Dr. Ekuwem #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • “Nigeria was unprepared for the 1st IGF in Greece; we had no preparatory meeting. This is a great outing!” – Engr. Lanre Ajayi #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • Just observed a minute of silence in honour of Late Ndukwe Kalu, first president of Nigerian Internet Registration Association #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • “NCC is part of this process and we ar glad that the organizers brought the stakeholders together” – Mrs. Mary Uduma, NCC/NIRA #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • “NCC will keep supporting the IGF preparatory meetings… We know voice is gone, it’s the data era” -Mrs. Mary Uduma, NCC/NIRA #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • “The minister was called away by the presidency at the last minute, she wanted to be here.” – Minister’s Representative at DSA #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • Goodwill messages over, presentations will now follow. Line up includes Anne Rachel Inne on ‘IG & Africa: ICANN Perspective’ #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • Mrs. Mary Uduma, NIRA VP, will represent Anne Rachel Inne. Also listed, Mrs. Ibukun Odusote on ‘IG & Nigeria: Journey So Far’ #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • Also, ‘IG: The Position of Galaxy’ by Gerald Ilukwe, MD of Galaxy Backbone. ‘IG: The IXPN Function’, Muhammed Rudman, IXPN MD #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • She’s speaking about ICANN at the moment, but NIRA/NCC’s Mrs. Mary Uduma will return later to discuss ‘IG: The Role of NIRA’. #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • Also listed: ‘NIG & IG’ by Engr. Lanre Ajayi, NIG President. ‘IG & The Role of Law’ by Basil Udotai, MD, Technology Advisors. #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • ‘IG: Adding Value to Nigerian Youths’ by @gbengasesan will be followed by an interactive session led by Engr. Titi Omo-Ettu. #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • After lunch, summary of discussions – that will form Nigeria’s input at IGF – will be presented for discussions. That’d be it! #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • “ICANN ‘Draft Applicant Guidebook’ is open for public comments. We should visit the ICANN website to make input.” – Mrs. Uduma #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • “If we keep quiet, decisions will be made on our behalf. It’s time for Nigeria to REALLY get involved!” – Mrs. Mary Uduma #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • Muhammed Rudman is now discussing the Nigerian Internet eXchange Point. NIXP’s task is to keep local internet traffic local. #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • There are quite a number of secondary school students here, I’m sure they appreciate Muhammed’s detailed description of IXPs. #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • “There are only 88 countries that have IXPs, 111 still don’t. Africa has 18 IXPs, with only 3 in West Africa” Muhammed Rudman. #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • “Telecommunication companies have been able to establish direct connections for calls but the internet is yet to enjoy such.” #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • “That is why we still pay so much for internet access, but that’s where IXPs can help with direct connections” Muhammed Rudman #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • Establishing a Nigerian IXP is a very good example of how global processes can inform local reality. WSIS inspired NIXP setup. #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • NIXP’s area of interest in the IGF include Critical Internet Resources, IPv6, IDNS, Human Capacity Buiding and Cyber Security. #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • Engr Lanre Ajayi is now discussing the origin of IGF. “I will end by stating clear recommendations Nigeria should take to IGF” #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • “The countries that have been able to influence the global debate are those who have done their homework.” – Eng. Lanre Ajayi #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • “Every country has been pushing their national interest. What exactly is Nigeria’s national interest?” – Engr. Lanre Ajayi #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • “Nigeria should consider taking the following to Egypt: Access, Spectrum Management, Root Server.” – Engr. Lanre Ajayi, NIG. #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • Mrs. Mary Uduma is back and she’s asking the association of telecom companies why members are not utilising .ng domain names. #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • @nnenna I will pass on the question to Mrs. Uduma during the question/answer session – and will tweet the answer here in reply to nnenna #
  • “Security is an issue, especially because we have a bad image. We must prove to the world that we have integrity!” – Mrs Uduma #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • Just completed my presentation and left a strong message on the issue of security. Engr. Omo-Ettu is moderating questions next #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • Feel free to send questions in respect of the Forum and Nigeria’s input at the IGF (and beyond). I’m compiling questions. #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • Just read out four quesions sent in from twarticipants. Send more, I’ll read as we continue – though question time ends soon. #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • “NDLEA came for drug problems, EFCC for financial crimes; we need insitutional intervention for cybercrime” – Chima Onyekwere #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • “We need an agency to take care of cybercrime issues because we know that is number 2 problem, after corruption” – Lanre Ajayi #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • “Nigerian IPs are being blocked around the world, so we should take the issue of openness more serious at IGF.” – Lanre Ajayi #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • “A major solution to security problems in Nigeria is interconnection.” – Muhammed Rudman, MD, Nigerian Internet eXchange Point #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • The meeting will resume after the lunch break. Feedback to questions will be included in the report, to be posted online ASAP. #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • After lunch, the discussion summary was read out by the rapporteurs. The comprehensive report will shortly. NDSF is now over! #dsa09 #igf09 #
  • To all partners and supporters of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), we say a huge thanks for your kind support. http://www.pinigeria.org #
  • It’s been a while I said ‘asante’; glad I’m off to Kenya (http://is.gd/4OMic) on Sunday. Egypt follows on the 13th for IGF (http://igf09.eg) #
  • The feedback has been unbelievable, but the real thanks goes to the young (wo)men whose lives are becoming great stories! http://is.gd/4OVZm #
  • @startupsnigeria @possicon @atadewunmi @takinbo @gbengaijotan, there’s a chance to bring together Nigeria’s Web/Mobile folks! Let’s discuss. #
  • Sunny Ade is a scholar in residence at Obafemi Awolowo University! That is a fine example of industry-academia relations. http://is.gd/4P6fe #
  • Jambo Kenya. Can someone please advise on how to get a mobile internet data card that will give me reliable access in Kisumu? Asante sana. #
  • Join #ICT4D Twitter Chat – 11/13 @ 1700GMT – Suggest topics via @ICT_works http://bit.ly/ict4d-chat :: We should discuss ICT Innovation Hubs #

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