5 LOCALLY DEVELOPED AI APPLICATIONS IN NIGERIA

AI IN NIGERIA SERIES While there are many training programs in Nigeria related to developing AI talent, it is usually difficult to point out AI applications that are locally developed and are already available in the marketplace. This article will hopefully be the first of a series of articles; I will be uncovering several locally …

HOW THE GUIDELINES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF PERSONAL DATA BY PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA CAN APPLY FOR REGULATING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN NIGERIA

In May of 2020, the NITDA (National Information Technology Development Agency) issued the Guidelines for the Management of Personal Data by Public Institutions in Nigeria (GMP), 2020. My concern, as the title of this article suggests, is how the provisions of the GMP can impliedly extend to the regulation of Artificial Intelligence in Nigeria

Social Media Tax: Why Nigeria should not Follow the Ugandan Example

The Uganda Government introduced a social media tax targeted at the use of Over The Top services (OTT). OTT provides voice and messaging over the internet. The social media tax came into effect on major social media services including Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Tinder and WhatsApp. Every citizen is required to pay a tax charge of …

What Nigerians do on Social Media

The Nigerian populace has over the years been involved in interactive social relations and information dissemination. ¬†Quite amusingly, the statistics from the Ministry of Communications posits that about 75% of Nigerian population who are on the internet use social media. This vividly shows how that quite a mammoth chunk of Nigerians (specifically teens and young …