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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
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NCC holds stakeholders forum on emerging 5G technology

Stakeholders in the telecommunications sector on Tuesday in Abuja held a one-day stakeholders forum to brainstorm on Nigeria’s readiness for 5G and High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) technology.
Governor Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom Assembly crisis: Udom Emmanuel seeks Muhammadu Buhari’s intervention

Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the Akwa Ibom Assembly crisis to ensure continuous peace in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to embark on real campaign and not to beg, insult and force voters.

Muhammadu Buhari: Do real campaign, don’t beg, lie or insult

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to embark on real campaign and not to beg, insult and force voters.
Senator Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters

Ita Enang: Muhammadu Buhari directed us to campaign on issues

Senator Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters, said that the presidency had directed All Progressives Congress (APC), candidates should base their campaigns on issues in the 2019 elections.

CLO cautions against withdrawal of police from Akwa Ibom Assembly

A human rights group, the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), has cautioned against the withdrawal of police from the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly premises, saying such moves could leave room for an attack by hoodlums.

Police vacate Akwa Ibom Assembly premises

The Police on Friday ended their siege on the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly as all entrances to the complex, which had been barricaded since Tuesday morning, are now open.

Senate asks police to vacate Akwa Ibom Assembly complex

The Senate has asked the police in Akwa Ibom to immediately vacate the state House of Assembly complex.
Senator Ita Solomon Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate),

Calabar-Itu road: Compensation to be paid on only buildings with approved plans – Presidency

Senator Ita Enang, an aide to President Muhammadu, has said that compensation will be paid for only the existing structures in 1976/77 with approved building plans on the Calabar-Itu federal road now under construction.

Akwa Ibom Assembly sacks four more lawmakers who defected from PDP to APC

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly on Monday sacked four more lawmakers who defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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.
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NDDC: No project is abandoned under Nsima Ekere

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has clarified that under the current leadership of Nsima Ekere as the Managing Director, no project is abandoned across the nine Niger Delta states covered by the commission.
Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta,

Why Africa must be involved in 4th industrial revolution – NCC chief

The executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has said Africa must take cognizance of the digital economic eco-system as the world gears up for the 4th industrial revolution.

NCC: We cannot regulate OTT’s activities in isolation

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said it cannot unilaterally regulate the activities of Over-The-Top (OTT) technology service providers deployed by fintech operators in the country.
Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission

NCC boss wants right policies to fast track digital growth in Africa

Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, has called on stakeholders in the telecommunication sector to put in place right polices to fast track digital growth in Africa.

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...

2019: A’Ibom PDP pledges free, credible primary elections

The Peoples Democratic Party, Akwa Ibom State chapter, has assured the people of Uyo and Itu Federal Constituencies of free, fair and credible conduct of the forthcoming party primary.

Official: Akwa Ibom government contracts’ awards pass through due process

Akwa Ibom State Government has cleared the air on its award of contracts, saying that the processes are in tandem with the international best practices.

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Pope Francis to visit Bulgaria, Macedonia in May

Pope Francis plans to visit Bulgaria and Macedonia from May, the Vatican spokesman, Greg Burke, said on Thursday.

EFCC files 59 charges against Doyin Okupe over alleged N120 million fraud

Following his inability to return N120m allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has filed 59 charges against a former Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe.

NECA tasks federal government on implementation of minimum wage by January 2019

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association says Federal Government must conclude all legal processes for the implementation of the 30,000 minimum wage before Dec. 31, to ensure its implementation by January 1, 2019.

Federal government says $4.2 billion of textiles, garments imported or smuggled into Nigeria annually

The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar, said the cumulative value of textiles and garments imported or smuggled into the country annually was estimated at 4.2 billion dollars.
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National Sports Festival: Biased officiating worry athletes, spectators

Some athletes and spectators at the ongoing 19th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Abuja say they are getting worried at the quality and performance of those officiating at the competition.