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The Minister revealed this on Thursday, while inaugurating Broadband Implementation Steering Committee (BISC) to accelerate the attainment of 70 percent broadband penetration target by 2025 in Abuja. Pantami, who expressed satisfaction with the contribution of the sector to the nation’s GDP, described the contribution as unprecedented.
The Senate Committee on Communications has said that it was impressed by the various regulatory interventions which the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has taken to ensure improved service delivery and bridging access gaps in the country.
The Nigerian Communications Communication, NCC, says it recorded 5.53 percent broadband penetration between January – October 2019.
The need to boost broadband penetration from its present coverage of 37.8 percent to over 70 percent in the next five years is the pedestal for the new National Broadband Plan (NBP):2020-2025, according to Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami.
The Federal Government of Nigeria at the ongoing 39th Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) has invited investors to leverage on the potential of Nigeria to do businesses for the boosting of its digital economy.
Global Systems Mobile Association (GSMA) says modernised regulation and policy reform are crucial to boosting Nigeria’s digital economy and accelerating internet access through increased mobile broadband penetration.
The National Association of Telecommunications Subscribers says Nigeria Communications Commission’s licensing of more infrastructure companies is a proactive step toward achieving the 30 per cent broadband penetration target.
The Federal Government has concluded plans to initiate Service Compact (SERVICOM) in seven states of the federation to enhance citizens-centred participation in governance.
Paul Pogba believes Manchester United have made ‘huge’ improvements and says the club new found balance has led to ‘a proper team’ under Ole Gunnar Solsksjaer.
The Commander of 303 Medium Airlift Group, Ilorin, Air Commodore I. V. Ajiboye, has called on the university community for technological solution that would give the armed forces an advantage in the fight against insurgency.
The Police Command in Taraba State has seized 10 AK47 rifles and ammunition from two suspected gunrunners in Lau local Government area of the state.
A 28-year-old hairstylist, Tayo Bakare, was on Monday sentenced to 20 years in prison by an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court for rape, luring and kidnapping.
The National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), says it plans to distribute food items, clothes, learning materials, agricultural facilities and palliatives in 11 states.
Victor Osimhen may become Nigeria’s most expensive footballer, as his move to Napoli draws close.
The lawyer representing Ramon Abbas (a.k.a Hushpuppi) has stated the Instagram big boy is innocent of all charges and that he “was running a legitimate business and a very legitimate Instagram account and did not take part in any scam or fraud.”
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) will be meeting on Wednesday through teleconferencing to review its second corruption survey, policy patterns and trends at the sub-national level as analysed by National Bureau for Statistics (NBS) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
The House of Representatives at the weekend flagged off its investigation into the N70.495 billion allegedly paid by Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to 1,773 contractors as mobilization fees without resorting to site, between 2008 and 2012.