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NCC: Poor power generation may hamper 5G roll out

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Thursday at the Social Media Week, Lagos, SMWL, cried out that if the power situation in the country does not improve from the level it is now, commercialisation of the fifth generation, 5G networks in Nigeria will be impacted negatively.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister explains reasons for digital economy drive in Nigeria

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has justified the necessity, appropriateness and significance of the re-designation of the Federal Ministry of Communications as Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy (FMoCDE) in October 2019 by President Muhammadu Buhari, as he recalled the modest strides of the ministry and strategy for accomplishing the digital economy policy for national development.

Africa, excellent continent for 5G investments – NCC chief

The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, said that Africa provided fertile ground for 5G investment.

Minister: ICT may displace oil, gas

The Minister of Communications, Dr Ibrahim Pantami, has said the contribution of the information communication technology (ICT) may displace that of the oil and gas sector in two years’ time if the tempo of its growth is sustained.

NCC approves spectrum for 5G trial

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved the spectrum for the trial of 5G services in the country.
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) will today begin a four-day 1st Digital African Week Conference in Abuja.

ITU first Digital African Week opens in Abuja

Hosted by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the event which holds in the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja is expected to bring together leading specialists in the ICT field, from top policy-makers to engineers, designers, smart city planners, government officials, regulators, standards experts, the academia among others.

NCC to ensure access to pervasive broadband

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will ensure access to pervasive broadband through an Open Access Model as a strategy to narrow the gap between existing and planned fibre infrastructure.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, disclosed this at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister seeks media support in anti-terror campaign

The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Saturday pleaded with the media to support the Federal Government in its effort to contain insurgency and banditry in Nigeria.
Ethiopian Airlines

Number of UN officials killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash rises to 21

The number of UN officials killed in the Ethiopian Airlines that crashed on Sunday has risen to 21 from the initial 19 reported by the global intergovernmental organisation.
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UN family in Ethiopia pay last respects to personnel killed in airline crash

United Nations staff in Ethiopia gathered today at the UN Conference Centre for a minute of silence and a flag lowering ceremony in memory of the 19 United Nations personnel killed in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 Sunday. The solemn gathering was led by the UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Aeneas Chuma.
Ethiopian Airlines

Nigerian among 19 UN officials perished in ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines plane crash

Apart from Canada-based professor of Literary Arts, Carleton University, Pius Adesanmi, who died carrying a Canadian passport, the other Nigerian, Abiodun Bashua, who had a UN passport, was among 19 UN officials who perished in the ill-fated Ethiopian Airline crash on Sunday.
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Ex-NCC chief calls for 5G spectrum policy with minimal constraints

The former Acting Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Chairman of the Commonwealth ITU Group, Dr Bashir Gwandu, has said it is important that Africa has access to the right 5G Spectrum and also minimal constraints for its use.

ITU: 3.9 billion people to use internet by end of 2018

International Telecommunications Union (ITU) estimates that at the end of 2018, 51.2 per cent of the global population, or 3.9 billion people, will be using the Internet, according to its latest 2018 global and regional ICT estimates
From L-R- Dean, African Group of Ambassadors, Geneva, H.E Ambassador Malloum Bamanga Abbas of the Chadian Permanent Mission, Mrs. Hauwa Kadiri, Ambassador Audu Kadiri, and Professor Ibrahim Gambari

Nigeria seeks support for re-election into ITU

Nigeria’s belief in multilateralism and readiness to serve as exemplified by its many international commitments makes its bid for re-election into the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) worthy of support from countries within Africa and the globe, the Ambassador/Permanent Representative of the Nigerian Permanent Mission in Switzerland, Ambassador Audu Kadiri, has said.

Nigeria’s DBI hosts ITU workshop on internet governance in Africa

Nigeria will host this year’s ​​​​​​​International Telecommunications Union (ITU) annual regional human capacity building workshop on “Strengthening capacities in Internet governance in Africa”​, according to Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, Administrator of the Digital Bridge Institute...

NITDA embarks on cyber security awareness programme

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has begun to organise workshops, capacity building and inter-agency collaborations to consolidate on nationwide cyber security awareness.

Nigeria ranks behind Mauritius, Seychelles, 13 others in ICT development

Fourteen countries have been ranked ahead of Nigeria in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) development in Africa.

NCC committed to achieving 30% broadband penetration by 2018 – Danbatta

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it is committed to achieving the 30 per cent approved National Broadband Implementation Plan by 2018.

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The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has reacted to claims making the rounds that COVID-19 and Malaria are similar.

Nigeria records 307 new COVID-19 cases, total now 10,162

They are: Lagos (188), FCT (44), Ogun (19), Kaduna (14), Oyo (12), Bayelsa (9), Gombe (5), Kano (3), Delta (3), Imo (2), Rivers (2), Niger (2), Bauchi (2), Plateau (1), Kwara (1)
Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi is saluted as he is sworn-in for a second term in Maputo, Mozambique January 15, 2020. REUTERS-Grant Lee Neuenburg-File Photo

Mozambique forces in major fighting with insurgents – president

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi said government forces had engaged in extensive fighting against insurgents after they attacked the town of Macomia in the gas-rich northern region on Thursday.

Dozens killed in separate Burkina Faso attacks

An armed group in Burkina Faso attacked a cattle market and a humanitarian convoy, killing at least 35 people, the government said on Sunday.

Cameroon military acknowledges soldiers arrested in Togo

Cameroon’s military says three of five men recently arrested by Togolese police and portrayed by Togolese media as notorious criminals who committed serious offenses against Togolese citizens are Cameroonian soldiers, while the other two are former convicts. The three military men stole weapons from the military headquarters in Yaoundé and went to Togo’s capital, Lomé, where they used the weapons to harass Togolese, according to Togolese police.
Israeli centrist party leader Benny Gantz said he has accepted an invitation to meet United States President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday to discuss a peace plan for the Middle East.

Israeli defense minister apologizes over Palestinian’s death

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz apologized on Sunday for Israeli police’s shooting to death an unarmed, autistic Palestinian man in East Jerusalem on Saturday.