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About The Nigeria Internet Group

Our Achievements

1. Awareness Creation

The Nigeria Internet Group has successfully hosted International workshops on Internet connectivity in Nigeria, namely:
• "A way forward" in September 1995.
• "Implementing an affordable and Sustainable Internet connectivity
in Nigeria" in September 1995.
• "Promoting Internet Awareness and Strategies for effective Internet
Penetration and Use in Nigeria" n October 12, 2001 among

2. As a result of the previous efforts of the group, NIG received a Presidential directive to work with the Ministry of Communication to
remove all the constraints and obstacles to Internet Service Provision and Development in Nigeria.

3. NIG have organized and co-organizsd so many Internet training courses, Seminars, Conferences, Workshops and Exhibitions since 1995 to date, namely: Unix training in 1996, Training course for Naval Officers (NNS Quorra) in 1999 and 2C00. Some NIG members have also participated in the ISOC sponsored training for developing countries network technology workshop since 1995 to date.

4. Successful Co-organization of Africa In'ernet Summit (AFRINET) 1999 & 2000 with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The NIG Internet Conventions (1st, 2nd and 3rd), NIG e-Business Conference, The Internet Initiative (I4J) Seminars flagged off in 2007 and has produced Six (6) I4J One Million Naira Grant Beneficiaries since 2007 to 2012, e-Business Round Tables and Investors Forums among others.

5. Through the awareness compoigns of NIG, Government was motivated to grant about fifty (50) Internet Provision licenses to organizations including NIG as the .ng comain name administrator.

6. NIG's awareness creation activities stimulated NITEL into initiating the 2mbps Internet Gateway and Backbone project linking Lagos to Abuja, Kaduna, Bouchi and Enugu among others.

7. As an advocacy Group, NIG has contributed immensely to the various ICT Policy and other issues of great importance to the government for the development of the Internet in Nigeria.

  • Destiny Amana President

    Born to Chief and Mrs. Amana in Akwa-Ibom State, Destiny is an alumnus of Kings College Lagos and Imperial College London where he graduated in Materials Science and Engineering. He went on to do a Masters in Computer Science in the University of Bath and specialized in Web Related Technologies.

    Destiny is the Managing Director and CEO of Icecool Contracts Limited, an Indigenous Web Design and IT Solutions Company with Headquarters in Victoria Island, Lagos State. 

    As a student in the UK, he compensated for lack of funds by following his passion for music and becoming a D.J., thus when he moved back, he also created an entertainments company that provides corporate D.J. and Event Management services called Phatvibes Entertainments Limited.

    Destiny was in January 2018 elected the president of the Nigeria Internet Group, an advocacy group representing Nigeria in all things related to the Internet.

    Destiny is married to Eme Asuquo Amana and together they have 4 vibrant and beautiful children.

  • Dr. Bayero Agabi Phd Vice President

    In a media career that has spanned nearly two decades, Bayero Agabi is known as Africa’s leading Information and Communication Technology (ICT) broadcast journalist. He remains the only African journalist to have won the prestigious UNECA/AISI (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa/Africa Information Society Media Awards) twice for Best African ICT reporting, research and local content.

    Agabi pioneered ICT on television with a programme called “Infotech Network” in Nigeria now Africa’s leading and most popular ICT programme on television over a decade and half ago. This has further given birth to other platforms including DigiVation Network, Cyber Africa, and Enterprise Africa among others. So far, he has won over 48 awards, both local and international, for his efforts at promoting ICT development on the continent.

  • Nkemdilim Begho Treasurer

    Nkemdilim Begho is founder and Managing Di­rector of Future Software Resources Limited, an IT solutions provider focused on online solutions, e-learning and IT security. As one of a few Nigerian women in the industry, her success is founded on a passion for driving innovative thinking, building a globally recognized technology brand and setting trends in the Nigerian Technology space. 

    Respected and recognized as a leader in her industry, Nkem is regularly featured in newspaper and magazine publications and as an expert speaker on ICT in Africa. She’s a recipient of many awards including the Jim Ovia Prize for Software Excel­lence, and the Etisalat Prize for Innovation. She regularly volunteers for mentoring and empowerment programmes often sharing her experiences with young Nigerians and less privileged children.

  • Hillary Damissah Press Secretary

    Hilary Damissah is presently the Editor, Cyber Africa News and Enterprise Africa Magazine both publications of Transatlantic Media Company. Cyber Africa is focused on the use of technology for development in Africa and aims to connect Africa with the new age through balanced reportage of issues and Information Communication Technology initiative particularly in Africa and the world at large.Enterprise Africa is a publication showcasing Africa’s strides of progress through its lifestyle, businesses, entertainment, destination, education and innovation.

    Hilary holds a Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language (BA Hons) both from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He possesses a knack for very thorough and expressive use of the English Language coupled with a rear ability to deploy the aesthetics of language for effective communication.