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Recently concluded ngNOG workshop and meetings in unilag-My perspective

The just concluded 3rd edition of the Nigeria network operator group workshop and meeting hosted by the university of lagos was an eye opener for us network interns and particularly me as a self confessed network enthusiast.My passion for networking, elicited the momment i took a course in it has now grown beyond the frontiers of the university of lagos to include a life long career path that i have already chossen without any doubt whatsoever.When the hosting of this edition was granted unilag,i saw it as one of the series of first steps i needed to expose myself to a wider view.The 5-day workshop saw me see networking from a wider, more detailed perspective,and the 2-day conference saw me see the synegy of the public and private sectors in networking and i was not disappointed at all with my experience of the event.Now that the workshop and meetings are over, the lessons learnt must not die.I intend to be a strong advocate and participant in carrying the gains of ngNOG further.I

Automatic Change-over switch

I have started working on an automatic change-over switch that will enable the power to switch over to public utility and as well switch off the generator. This will greatly saves time and fuel.
i would like to work with any member of the forum to actualise this.

Critical Success Factors for e-Learning

Here is a presentation I put together to raise some issues I think are critical to success if e-Learning is to be adopted in our HEIs.

I hope this can stimulate some discussion on the lists.

Ntop Network Traffic Monitoring Guide

As Internet access is still one of the biggest services on our networks, it is very critical that Internet bandwidth be treated for what it is - a scarce resource that must be managed properly for the benefit of the commmonwealth.

While there are no doubt many wonderful commercial applications out there, I have found the open source application ntop to be capable of a great job. However, for it to really work, some basic requirements in network architecture must be met. Traditionally, there hasn't been a updated documentation for this wonderful program, so I have put together a guide based on my experience that will help get network administrator get started to monitoring bandwidth using ntop and leveraging technologies like Cisco's NetFlow, SPAN and sFLOW.


The University of Jos has won the 2008 Hewlett Packard Technology for Teaching (TFT) Grant. The Grant is designed to support innovative and effective uses of technology in the classroom setting.

The University of Jos won the Grant alongside two other African Institutions, Makarere University in Uganda and the South African University of the Free State, Bloemfontein. Each recipient of the Grant award would receive a grant of cash and equipment to implement their proposed technology based course redesign integration project. The 2008 HPTFT Higher Education Grant award is valued at about 100,000 US dollars.

The winning project titled “Integrating Technologies for teaching Mathematics in an African University” submitted by the University of Jos Mathematics Department under the leadership of Professor (Ms) W. Sirisena, while Professor L.S.O. Liverpool heads the four person Departmental Team.

Call for Collaborators on VSAT monitoring using Free and Open Source Software

The ICT forum is interested in monitoring VSAT links of member institutes using free and open source software which will be non invasive and have no impact on the VSAT bandwidth. The information to be extracted from the data includes; the bandwidth utilization of the VSAT link, the various software applications in use and other relevant network traffic characterization such as the source and destination address, data volume, the protocol used etc.

Strategic Issues in ICT for Education

This is a summary of a blog entry at The idea is a cursory look at some of the issues that face ICT development in educational sector in developing countries. Check the above address for details.

1. Web 2.0 may be disruptive …. but therein lies its potential. It is mass democratization in a traditionally power-imbalanced culture. I believe the collective IQ of students (although I prefer ‘learners’) amplified by passion for what they learn and brought together via Web 2.0 exceeds that of any single lecturer/professor/guru.

Asterisk Under Fire?

From my first contact with the open source IP PBX toolkit called Asterisk, I fell in love with it ... both as an IT expert and as a business-savvy person. Come on, what could be better than free (as in free lunch) as well as free as in free speech?

But of course, Asterisk - the pure one has never been for the faint of heart. U get to configure text files and keep track of several of them, not to talk of a somewhat cryptic commands. To be fair ... Trixbox (formerly Asterisk@Home) makes this a lot easier and of course there is a webmin module for Asterisk.

The University of Jos announces the presence of an E-book on the Internet

It is my pleasure to announce the presence on the Internet of our E-book on “The History of Information and Communication Technology at the University of Jos” It is, the one of the few digital contributions in a growing body of documentation on ICT developments, within the Nigerian Higher Education Sector. The book can be accessed on the university website

As we partner with you all, to strengthen ICT in the Nigerian Education Sector and bridge the digital divide, your comments on the book will be most appreciated.

Professor S. Gwanle Tyoden
Vice Chancellor

What do we need in a Network lab?

If the forum has the resources, it could establish a test lab in Abuja where we can try and these things and show prove of concept ... then member universities can copy. With such a lab ... any one of us could just pop in (or it could be more organized like a week for a team of 5 ppl to come to the lab) and work on a solution and get it to the level of proof of concept.

We need to develop Mukoms idea quoted above into a full fledged concept paper/proposal complete with a budget that can be presented to the Forum secretariat. Inputs from varied sources interested in these sort of experimenting are solicited so we have as extensive a plan as possible.

Discussions would necessarily revolve around the purpose of the lab in greater detail and how this will be effected. One thought that springs to mind as I write is the need to articulate any outcomes to the larger membership who are the ultimate benefactors of any evaluations/experimentation.

WiTricity - Look Ma! Electricity without Wires!!

Researchers at MIT have figured out how to transfer power wirelessly, a technology they've dubbed "WiTricity." Potential applications for WiTricity include powering cell phones, laptops, household robots and other battery-run devices. However, before WiTricity enters the mainstream, there is still work to be done, as the group's tested device operated at only 40 percent efficiency

It was demonstrated by a team of researchers from MIT's Department of Physics, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN), and was reported in Thursday's edition of Science Express, the online publication of the journal Science .


Sir, i don't know if this is an ERROR please kindly check it.

Dr. Aminu Sir,

With all due respect sir, i just read thru the meeting set for the 2006 AfNOG and AfriNIC and i was unable to comprehend a place that says

"The African Network Operators' Group (AfNOG) and the African Network Information Centre (AfriNIC) will hold the 7th AfNOG Meeting and the AfriNIC-4 Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, in May 2006."

The area of misunderstanding is the date, is it suppose to be May 2006 or May 2007? Since the sentence wasn't sounding as past tense but in a future tense eg."... will hold the 7th AfNOG Meeting and the AfriNIC-4 Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, in May 2006."

Please sir i will be glad if i will know the right information about the meetings.

Thanks sir

Peter Osemeke

How can i do the followings please

Greetings to everyone,

Please i was able to installed my Freebsd on my system and i was browsing on it but there is something i observed along the line and that is the fact that i cant use the system to watch a film, play a music or even installed a new version of Unix yahoo messenger whch i googled and found and even installed but to run it is the problem now.

Please i want to use this medium to beg for all of u my professionals to assist me please on what to do and how to do based on a step to step approach which will make it more pleasant and easier for a lame man to comprehend, if u know what i mean.

And finally please can u tell me how i can use the Run programme to ping my IP address as normal Windows use to do. Cos i have tried but it never show anythng whenever i ping any IP address whenever i am on my Kde GUI Environs.


Peter Osemeke

SIG Brainstorming Sessions

The special Interest Group - Brainstorming Sessions took place at the Hill Station Hotel yesterday (22nd November 2007) as part of the NgNog Conference. Although it started off slowly it soon gathered momentum and intense discussions and brainstorming started. The SIGs' that took off were:

Power - Facilitator Mrs K. Omorola

Data Infrastructure - Facilitator Mr Adewale

VoIP - Facilitator Mr Laitan Awe

Library Information Systems - Mr Aminu Ibrahim (not to be confused with Dr Aminu Ibrahim)

Management (policies, admin etc.) - Facilitator Mr Kunmi Adewara

Other SIG's mentioned but did not have any sessions were: Women Empowerment (although I understand they had a SIG meeting this afternoon during lunc break), Software development, Public-Private Partnerships and E-learning. I'm expecting to get some outputs and more brainstorming at this evening's session

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