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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.

Telecom masts don’t cause cancer, other diseases – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission has allayed fears that telecommunication masts cause cancer and other health problems.

NCC takes Nigeria’s $80bn telecom investments to ITU

The Nigerian Communications Commission at the weekend said the nation’s robust telecommunications regulatory environment, guarantee of Returns On Investment (ROI) and investors’ renewed confidence in the fast growing sector will form part of the country’s narrative at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World 2017.

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