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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.
Yemi Osinbajo

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.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari approves state, local council police

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the establishment of state and local government police.

Out-of-school children: Federal government set to introduce open schooling programme

The Federal Government has announced a plan to introduce Open Schooling Programme as a means of providing”accessible and flexible” quality basic education to children and youth in the country.

Police partner telecoms companies to curb kidnapping

The Nigeria Police Force and telecommunication companies have disclosed their readiness to establish a nationwide surveillance system, aimed at reducing cases of kidnapping and other crimes in the country.
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Official: Tizeti unveils voice calling service

An Internet Service Provider, Tizeti, on Tuesday unveiled an unlimited voice service app, “WifiCall.ng”, targeted at both individuals and businesses.
Sunny Ofehe

Activist urges federal government not to close foreign missions

The Federal Government has been urged to rethink the plan to close some of its foreign missions so as not to lose the flow of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Edo polytechnic launches mobile application, charges students on innovation

In pursuit of the state government’s charge for tertiary institutions to lead the way for innovation in the state, three students of the Edo State Polytechnic, Usen, have developed a mobile software to fast track deployment of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the school’s processes.
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

NOUN to benefit from NCC education grants

The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) says the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) will benefit from its education grants for tertiary institutions in the country.

Gombe university introduces law, education programmes

The Gombe State University has entered into a new face of development with the introduction of new programmes in Law, Education and Social Science.
Mary Ekpere-Eta

Federal government trains 76 female farmers on ICT, project management

National Council for Women Development (NCWD) said it has offered to train some selected 76 women farmers and entrepreneurs on the use of 21st century technology and project management skills for improved performance in business.

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