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

Minister excited as ICT contributes 14.07 percent to GDP

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has expressed delight over the growth of ICT’s contribution to Nigeria’s GDP in the first quarter of 2020 (Q1 2020).
Microsoft is offering hackers up to $100,000 if they can break the security of the company’s custom Linux OS. The software giant built a compact and custom version of Linux last year for its Azure Sphere OS.

Microsoft highlights steps to drive Nigeria’s digital transformation

Microsoft has identified digital transformation as a means for social and economic development in Nigeria, just as it’s an opportunity for every Nigerian citizen and business to achieve more, in a presentation.
“The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has granted the prayers of the Minister of Communications Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to properly position and empower the ministry to fulfil his digital economy objectives”

Minister lauds Kaduna, Imo, Katsina, Plateau governors for complying with right of way resolution

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), has commended Governors El-Rufai, Uzodimma, Masari and Lalong for implementing Right of Way Resolution.
As part of its ongoing effort to revitalise the growth of SME’s in the Health Sector, Polaris Bank has announced the introduction of a new Polaris Health Sector Loan bundle to support the growth of the sector.

Polaris Bank optimistic on post-coronavirus performance

Polaris Bank plans to leverage its investment in cutting-edge information technology to harness emerging opportunities and mitigate the disruptive effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on its business.

NITDA licenses Digital Encode for data protection

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has licensed consulting and integration firm, Digital Encode, to provide training, auditing and consulting services throughout the country, in line with the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation, NDPR, principles.

JNI: No Tafsir, congregation in mosques during Ramadan

The Jama’tul Nasril Islam (JNI) has said that there would not be the annual Tafsir or congregational prayers in mosques during this year’s Ramadan due to coronavirus pandemic.
The three months moratorium on loans to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) granted by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is a reprieve of about N410 million, it was learnt yesterday.

Coronavirus: Lagos governor roles out new palliatives

The three months moratorium on loans to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) granted by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is a reprieve of about N410 million, it was learnt yesterday.

Remote work model: ISACA warns on cyber attacks

The Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) has warned the public to protect their systems from potential cyber attacks, saying there could be higher chances of threats with the Remote Work Model (RWM).

Lockdown: SMEs must migrate to digital space to remain relevant – expert

Ms Jennifer Jemedafe, a service industry expert, said on Tuesday that businesses in the country must go digital to survive, particularly during emergencies such as the Coronavirus pandemic that had shutdown the country.
Mainland China reported a rise in new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Thursday, reversing three straight days of declines, because of a spike in new infections in Wuhan, the city at the centre of the outbreak.

Wuhan records no coronavirus case for six days

China on Monday reported a drop in new coronavirus infections for a fourth day as drastic curbs on international travellers reined in the number of imported cases.

NDDC begins documents digitisation

Speaking after reviewing the on-going capturing and archiving at the NDDC headquarters in Port Harcourt, the Director, Information Technology and Management Information System, Mr Kine Osain, said that the digitisation of legacy documents was necessary to ensure their safety and continuity.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

Speaker Gbajabiamila seeks more proactive Nigerian military

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has advocated for a more proactive Nigerian military in tune with the prevailing global realities.
A popular American actor, Tom Hanks, and his actress wife, Rita Wilson, have been diagnosed with coronavirus, CNN reported.

American actor, wife test positive for coronavirus

A popular American actor, Tom Hanks, and his actress wife, Rita Wilson, have been diagnosed with coronavirus, CNN reported.
The Minister of State for Education, Honourable Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made this known when FLL national championship winners emerged recently.

Nigeria directs unity schools to join robotics competition

The Federal Ministry of Education, FME, has indicated that from next year all the 104 Unity Schools will participate in the First Lego League, FLL, National Robotics Championship Competition.

Database an avenue for foreign direct investment – NITDA chief

As efforts to deepen the penetration of Information Technology (IT) across the country intensifies, the Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Abdullahi, has said maintaining databases could be an avenue foreign direct investment.

NCC receives ‘outstanding partnership’ award from ISACA

The Nigerian Communications Commission has been honoured with “Outstanding Partnership” award by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Kwara governor presents N162 billion budget of ‘reconstruction’

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday presented the 2020 budget estimates to the State House of Assembly, with provisions for critical infrastructure and human capital development taking the larger chunk of the budget.

Pat Utomi: Nigeria is dying

One of Nigeria’s foremost political economists and former presidential candidate, Professor Pat Utomi, on Saturday said that the country is gradually dying from the actions of its political class.

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The Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential investigation panel probing corrupt allegations levelled against the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Tuesday grilled four-unit heads of the commission.

Lagos assemblymen go for coronavirus tests, fumigate complex

The Lagos State House of Assembly has directed all lawmakers to go for COVID-19 test following the death of the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Strategy and Security, Tunde Braimoh.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

Labour hails Nigerian government for remitting N7.45 billion workers’ retirement benefits

The Nigeria Labour Congress has commended the Federal Government for remitting N7.45 billion accrued rights and benefits into the retirement savings accounts of federal retirees covering April and May 2019.

Chris Okotie: Online church service unbiblical

Pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries in the Oregun area of Lagos State, Reverend Chris Okotie, says online church service, which has become the order of the day due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is unscriptural.

Nigerian Breweries donates palliatives to journalists in Imo

The Nigerian Breweries Plc on Tuesday donated food items, sanitiser and drinks to members of the Correspondent Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Imo.