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Cryptocurrency: “There is need for regulation and not prohibition of Cryptocurrency” - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo speaking at the CBN Bankers’ Forum today, 26th February 2021.

Nigerian government releases N288 billion for coronavirus intervention programmes

The federal government has released N288 billion out of the N599 billion appropriated for COVID-19 intervention programmes under its Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP).
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

How UK, Nigeria collaborate on affordable digital access

The United Kingdom (UK) Government has again demonstrated its support to Nigeria by collaborating with the federal government to achieve inclusive digital economic agenda to promote the growth of the Nigeria Tech ecosystem and close the digital divide in the country.
Following a meeting with the Federal Government, staff of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) have agreed to suspend the industrial action embarked upon on Thursday.

NIN: Rights group drags Nigerian government to court

A human rights group under the aegis of Edo Civil Society Organisation (EDOCSO) has instituted a suit challenging the federal government directive that all mobile phone subscribers should link their phone numbers to their National Identification Numbers (NIN).
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

NIN: Ministry gets more digital identification unit

The Ecosystem Coordination Strategic Unit of the Digital Identification for Development Project in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation has been handed over to the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

NCC: How we improved broadband service

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Professor Umar Danbatta disclosed this while reeling out industry growth data at a briefing for the new Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Engr. Festus Yusuf Daudu, on the functions and regulatory activities of the Commission in Abuja.
The NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday added that active internet subscriptions also increased to 154.9m.

NCC: Nigeria has 208 million telephone subscribers

Telephone subscribers in Nigeria are now 208 million, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has disclosed.

NCC chief: 3G, 4G telecoms towers hits 53,460

As a result of improved broadband/telecoms service delivery to Nigerians, third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G) base transceiver stations (BTS) deployment in the country has increased from 30,000 to 53,460 while Fibre Optic Transmission cables expanded from 47,000 km to 54,725 km in the last five years.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: NIN mandatory for foreign diplomats

The Federal Government says National Identity Number is mandatory for foreign diplomats who will reside in Nigeria for a continuous period of two years or more.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, on Saturday advised the Nigerian youth to develop their skills and drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector.

NIN: Nigerian government approves enrollment centre for diplomats

Diplomats can now obtain the National Identity Number (NIN) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from January 19, the Nigerian government has said.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, on Saturday advised the Nigerian youth to develop their skills and drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector.

Nigerian government launches mobile app that will assist in securing NIN slip

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has approved the development and release of an improved National Identity Number (NIN) slip and a mobile application that will help in securing NIN.
The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, yesterday denied that Nigeria’s decision to close its borders prompted Ghanaian authorities to clamp down on Nigerian traders in the country.

NIDCOM: How Nigerians in diaspora can register for NIN

The Federal Government has directed Nigerians abroad to visit the website of the National Identity Management Commission to enable them to register for the National Identity Number.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, on Saturday advised the Nigerian youth to develop their skills and drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector.

Nigerian government orders probe of payment for NIN

The Federal government has frowned at the extortion of applicants for the Digital Identity Number by some enrolment staff of the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, and advised that such act should be stopped henceforth.
28. Nigeria’s minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has called on investors in the information and communication technology sector to invest in the country’s digital economy.

Minister: We have reduced cost of data by 50 percent

The Minister of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, says the administration has reduced the current cost of data by 50 per cent.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: Digitizing government processes, operations, key to curbing corruption

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, says digitization of government process and operations remain key winning to the anti-corruption war of government.
The Director-General, National Information Technology Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, has described the African Continent as a centre with great potentials especially in the development and domestication of digital innovation.

NITDA canvasses adoption of digital technology to boost agriculture

The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Abdullahi, has advocated for integration of digital technology to boost Nigeria’s agricultural sector.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, on Saturday advised the Nigerian youth to develop their skills and drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector.

Nigerian government develops national digital innovation, entrepreneurship policy

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Ali Pantami, stated this in Abuja, Thursday at a one-day stakeholders workshop on the review of the draft national digital innovation and entrepreneurship policy.
The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mrs Ngunan Addingi, who made the confirmation in Makurdi while briefing reporters at the end of the weekly State Executive Council, EXCO, meeting presided over by Governor Samuel Ortom, explained that the blood samples taken to the National Reference Laboratory in Abuja confirmed the diagnosis.

Benue confirms outbreak of yellow fever in council area

Benue state government, Monday, confirmed that the strange ailment that recently claimed 20 lives in Okpeilo-Otukpa community in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State was Yellow Fever.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

World Identity Day: We’ll commence enrolment of IDPs soon – minister

As part of efforts to fast-track enrolment of all Nigerians, the Federal government is to commence the capturing of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) across the country.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigeria marks National Identity Day with IDPs

The Federal Government has adopted the 16th of September as the International Identity Day, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami, has said.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari approves transfer of NIMC to communications ministry

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the transfer of the National Identity Management Commission to the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
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HoS: Nigerian government to transform civil service with technological innovations

The Federal Government of Nigeria says it has commenced aggressive deployment of technological innovations to transform the nation’s public service sector to effectively discharge its mandate to the nation.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister evicts NIDCOM from NCC complex

The Minister of Communi­cations and Digital Economy, Dr. Ali Pantami, has been ac­cused of evicting the Chief Executive Officer of Nigeri­ans in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Ere­wa, and other staff of the commission from the NCC complex in Abuja.

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Ramadan: House minority caucus urges peace, national reawakening

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has called on Nigerians to use the Holy month of Ramadan to rekindle the spirit of selflessness, love and tolerance towards one another and supplications to God to intervene in the many challenges facing the nation.
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UAE is mediating between India and Pakistan – diplomat

The United Arab Emirates’ envoy to Washington confirmed the Gulf state is mediating between India and Pakistan to help the nuclear-armed rivals reach a “healthy and functional” relationship
The Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Ebenezer Alade, has announced the college’s plans to begin a master’s degree in Security Studies.

Nigerian armed forces college to award master’s degree in security studies

The Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Ebenezer Alade, has announced the college’s plans to begin a master’s degree in Security Studies.
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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that certain politicians are frustrating the war against insecurity by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kogi governor: Insecurity is our biggest challenge

Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has identified insecurity in the form of terrorism, kidnapping and banditry, as the biggest challenge facing Nigeria at the moment.

Kaduna-owned tertiary institutions threaten strike

Tertiary institutions under the auspices of Joint Unions of Tertiary Institutions of Kaduna State (JUTIKS), have threatened to go on strike over issues that had lingered for over 12 years.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm abduction of three quarry workers in Ibadan

The Oyo State Police Command on Thursday confirmed the abduction of three workers at a quarry site in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

President Buhari writes Jordan’s king over resolution of royal rift

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a letter of good wishes and solidarity to King Abdullah ll Bin Al-Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, following the resolution of a recent rift in the royal family.
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WHO chief criticises ‘shocking’ vaccine inequality

The World Health Organization (WHO) has criticised what it describes as a “shocking imbalance” in the distribution of coronavirus vaccines between rich and poor countries.