Nigeria cybercrime and ICT development And Internet Service Provider


  • Yakubu Ajiji Makeri School of Computing and Information Technology, Kampala International University, Uganda



Intermediary, ICT, Internet Cybercrime, Nigeria


The identification of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as an essential tool for sustainable development has proved to be worth every investment in Nigeria.  Unfortunately, ’the ’country’s ’image ’has ’also suffered as a result of the nefarious activities of some Nigerians, who has turn the internet into a cheap ’channel ’for ’the ’perpetration ’of ’criminal activities, ’ranging ’from ’range ’from ’phishing, online ’trickery ’and ’the ’‘Advanced ’Fee ’Fraud (AFF)’ popularly known as ‘419 spam’. At the forefront ’these ’development ’Internet ’Service Providers ’(ISPs). ’Despite ’their ’many ’laudable contributions ’as ’facilitators ’of ’Internet ’usage, ISPs ’serving ’Nigeria ’seem ’to ’stand ’aloof ’or seemingly ’remain ’oblivious ’of ’the ’damaging implications ’resultant ’from ’the ’use ’ ’of ’their infrastructure for online criminal activities. Using questionnaires, ’we ’conducted ’a ’research ’to determine ’the ’level ’of ’awareness ’of ’ISPs ’in Nigeria about intermediary liabilities. The Analysis ’of ’our ’findings ’using ’descriptive statistics ’ ’and ’chi-square ’at ’0.05 ’level ’of significance ’revealed ’that ’the ’level ’of ’security provided against crime by ISPs are relatively low resulting in a positive relationships between the level of internet crime and the attitudes of ISPs to protecting their networks. 


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Makeri, Y. A. (2018). Nigeria cybercrime and ICT development And Internet Service Provider. ABC Research Alert, 6(1), Uganda.



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