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The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government towards free and compulsory education of the first nine years of a child school life across the country.

VP Osinbajo charges NDIC to invest in ICT, research

Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday charged the management of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) to invest massively in Information and Communication Technology and research for smarter regulatory duties as demanded in the 21st century.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Minister: We lack 21st century communication gadgets in our missions

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyema, has revealed that Nigeria’s missions around the world lacked 21st century infrastructure, especially information and communication technology (ICT).
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

Speaker Gbajabiamila urges Nigerian youths to empower themselves with digital knowledge

Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has urged Nigerian youths to properly equip themselves with skills that will make them competitive in a world that is fast becoming a global village.

ICT expert calls for compulsory computer training for teachers

Mr Frank Folorinsho, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) expert, has stressed the need for teachers in the country to have adequate computer training for effective and efficient teaching.
Ogun State Deputy Governor, Mrs Noimot Salako-Oyedele, made this known during a visit by the management team of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), led by its newly deployed State Commander, Mr. Hammed Abodunrin, at her office

Ogun government pledges good governance

The Ogun State Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, has said the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led government is committed to good governance which can only be achieved, if the right process is in place for effective implementation.
The newly appointed Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Mohammed Sambo, says he has adopted a three-point aggressive and purposeful strategy to rebrand the scheme.

Why NHIS performance is poor in Nigeria – scribe

The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Mohammed Sambo, on Wednesday outlined the factors behind poor service delivery by the scheme since its inception.g
President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has very attractive investment opportunities with some of the highest “Returns-on-Investment’’. 2

President Buhari invites investors to take on power, agric, renewable energy sectors

President Muhammadu Buhari has invited investors to make inroads into priority sectors of the Nigerian economy, including power and renewable energy, petrochemical and gas, maritime (shipping and ports), automobiles, mining, agribusiness, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and railways.

NCC approves spectrum for 5G trial

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved the spectrum for the trial of 5G services in the country.

General Buratai charges RSMs to to embrace information technology

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Tukur Buratai, yesterday, tasked the 306 Regimented Sergeant Majors (RSMs), who are currently attending a week-long convention in Kaduna to embrace information and communication technology (ICT), so that they could be digital officers.

NCC harps on robust infrastructure to boost innovation

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says robust telecommunications/broadband infrastructure is fundamental baseline to engender innovations that will drive economic growth in Nigeria.

Nigeria to host African telecoms regulators conference

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is set to host the Conference of African Telecommunications Regulators on Consumer Affairs (CATCO) in Abuja from August 20 to 22.
The monarch, who made this call during a visit to The Gateway (ICT) Polytechnic, Saapade, Ogun State, said the country must earmark special allocation for ICT education and training in order not to miss out of the global digital revolution.

Ogun monarch wants more funding of ICT education

The Akarigbo and paramount ruler of Remoland, Oba Micheal Babatunde Ajayi, has called for more funding of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) education by both the federal and state governments for accelerated technological development of Nigeria.

NITDA outlines regulations for Nigeria’s ICT sector

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has outlined five new regulatory instruments for the improvement of the Information Communications and Technology (ICT) sector in Nigeria.
The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has denied People’s Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s request for more time to conclude their case.

Tribunal: Atiku Abubakar, PDP rest case with 62 witnesses

The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday, rested their case after calling their 62nd witness at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

Total, NNPC complete, hand over N900 million projects to eight northern states

Total Upstream Nigeria Limited, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC and its partners, yesterday, handed over 10 projects in health, education and information technology, valued at N900 million to eight states in the northern region of the country.

INEC denies resignation of ICT director

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has refuted claims that its Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Mr Chidi Nwafor has resigned.

Customs: Federal government may lift land border vehicle importation ban

The Federal Government may relax the ban on importation of vehicles through the land border. The government had in January 2017 ordered a ban on importation of vehicles through the land borders.
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VP Osinbajo: Amnesty programme beneficiaries will transform economy

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme who had been trained in various skills and empowered in their respective trade areas would become the backbone of Nigeria’s economy.

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