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Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigerian government launches Digital Nigeria portal, mobile app

The Federal Government has launched a Digital Nigeria Portal and Mobile Application in furtherance of the Digital Nigeria Programme, which was kick started by President Muhammadu Buhari on March 19, 2020.

NCC revises USSD pricing

The Nigerian Communications Commission, has revised the previous price for Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD).
The House of Representatives has enjoined the authorities to encourage the use of locally developed remedies for the management and treatment of Covid-19 ailments in the country.

House of Reps uncovers clauses conceding Nigeria’s sovereignty to China in loan deal

A House of Representatives committee has raised the alarm over clauses conceding Nigeria’s sovereignty to China in a loan agreement.

Nigerian government approves NICTIB II for network extension into hinterland

The Federal Government has approved the National Information Communications Technology Infrastructure Backbone (NICTIB II) for the extension of network to the northern part of the country.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigeria commissions academy virtual learning centre

As part of efforts to mitigate the impacts of the deadly Coronavirus, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), on Commissioned NITDA Academy Virtual Learning Centre in Abuja.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

$22.79 billion loan: National Assembly will take full responsibility, won’t allow diversion of funds...

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has assured Nigerians that the National Assembly will take full responsibility for the application of President Muhammadu Buhari’s $22.79 billion loan request to various projects domiciled with Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government.

Federal government reorganises NIGCOMSAT management, appoints board chairman, new directors

In a bid to boost the digital economic team, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammad Buhari has approved some changes at the Nigeria Communications Satellite, NIGCOMSAT, Ltd.

JAMB abolishes N100 million allocation to state offices

Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, on Wednesday said the board would no longer give N100 million to its state offices.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigeria out with new five-year national broadband plan

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.
Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

Minister tasks chief executives, directors under communications ministry on improved performance

The Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has set targets for the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the parastatals under the Ministry as well as the Directors of the Ministry.

NCC receives ‘Best Regulatory Agency’ award

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has received an award for being Nigeria’s Best Corporate Governance and Regulatory Agency.

Nigeria surpasses broadband penetration target by 0.9 percent

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday disclosed that broadband penetration in the country has reached 30.9 per cent, thus surpassing the 30 per cent broadband penetration target by a margin of 0.9 per cent.
President Buhari and President Xi Jinping

President Buhari’s $10 billion harvest from China

Heads of State, Governments and delegations from 52 African countries, including Nigeria and the People’s Republic of China met in Beijing, under the auspices of the Forum on China and Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).
1 President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday arrived in Beijing, China for the 7th Summit of the Forum on China —Africa Cooperation.

China loans Nigeria $328 million to boost telecoms

China’s Exim bank will lend Nigeria $328 million towards improving the west African country’s telecoms infrastructure, Nigeria’s presidency said on Saturday, at the start of a six-day visit by President Muhammadu Buhari to the country.

Minister solicits capital allocation to communications ministry, agencies

The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, has disclosed that inadequate capital allocation had hindered the ministry’s efforts at contributing competently to national development.

Minister Shittu advocates more capital allocation to communications ministry, agencies

Mr Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications, has advocated more capital allocation to the communications ministry and its agencies for greater contribution to nation’s economic growth.
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Yusuf Kazaure: Combating cyber-crime requires enlightenment

The Managing Director of Galaxy backbone, Mr Yusuf Kazaure, has identified continuous education as the best approach to combat cyber-crimes.

Galaxy Backbone hosts 300 MDAs, plans for private sector

Presently hosting the network of 300 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Galaxy Backbone, is putting in place modalities to incorporate the private sector in its digital services.

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President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari pledges justice for slain protesters

Almost a week after, President Muhammadu Buhari has broken his silence on the shooting of #ENDSARS protesters in Lekki, Lagos by suspected security operatives.
The Kano State Government says it has conducted 4,735 Coronavirus (COVID-19) samples test since the outbreak of the pandemic.

CDC: Africa’s confirmed virus cases pass 1.7 million

The number of confirmed cases in the African continent has reached 1,707,741, the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Sunday.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a news conference after a meeting of the Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland January 30, 2020. REUTERS

WHO chief warns against ‘vaccine nationalism’

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday called for global solidarity in the rollout of any future coronavirus vaccine, as the number of cases soared across the world.

Barcelona legend Ronaldinho contracts coronavirus

The World Cup winner, through a story he posted on Instagram, broke the news, saying that he tested positive for Coronavirus, while being asymptomatic, and self-isolating in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Nigerian security forces are struggling to contain increasing cases of looting on government-run warehouses across the country, in the latest incident of unrest following widespread, youth-led protests against police brutality.

Nigeria seeks to halt looting amid fury over ‘food warehouses’

Nigerian security forces are struggling to contain increasing cases of looting on government-run warehouses across the country, in the latest incident of unrest following widespread, youth-led protests against police brutality.