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

Nigerian government launches Digital Nigeria portal, mobile app

The Federal Government has launched a Digital Nigeria Portal and Mobile Application in furtherance of the Digital Nigeria Programme, which was kick started by President Muhammadu Buhari on March 19, 2020.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government needs to revisit the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) amendment of the broadcasting code. 2

VP Osinbajo: Nigerian government collaborating with investors to improve digital sector

Just as global Social Media and technology giant, Facebook, was informing the Federal Government about its decision to open a Nigerian office in Lagos, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN has restated the determination of the Buhari administration to keep boosting the nation’s technology sector and digital economy.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigeria marks National Identity Day with IDPs

The Federal Government has adopted the 16th of September as the International Identity Day, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami, has said.
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Nigerian banks urged to address increasing numbers of customers visiting daily

Prof. Olayinka David-West of Information Systems/Academic Director, Lagos Business School, has urged banking institutions to embrace digital economy to address the increasing numbers of people visiting their branches daily.
The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has commissioned the Kaduna Emergency Communication Centre (ECC).

NCC’s Kaduna emergency communication centre, five other IT projects commissioned

Three other projects by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), IT Community Centre in Katsina and IT Hub each in Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria Main Campus, Kaduna and University of Lagos, were also commissioned.

NCC chairs ministerial broadband implementation steering committee

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been saddled with the responsibility of leading the team that will ensure effective monitoring and steering of the overall implementation of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) 2020-2025.
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Nigerian youths tasked to exploit digital skills as means of survival

Nigerian youths have been advised to join hands with the government to acquire necessary digital skills for self-reliance, post-COVID-19 era.
5G phone masts are being set alight in the UK, after online conspiracy theories have misleadingly linked the cell towers to the coronavirus pandemic.

Nigeria evolve 5G deployment policy

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that it is developing a policy for the deployment of 5G technology in the West African country. The move follows the launch of 5G trials in cooperation with MTN Nigeria in six areas in November last year.
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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.

Collaboration key to growth of digital economy – NITDA chief

The Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency, Kashifu Abdullahi, has described partnership with an organisation such as the Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) as imperative to the growth of the information technology economy.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, during the courtesy visit by some traditional rulers of Taraba State led by Hon. Edward Baraya, to the National Assembly on Monday, March 9, 2020 2

Senate president wants Nigeria’s education curricula reviewed

President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan has called on managers and administrators of education in the country to consider a review of the curricula in educational institutions at all levels.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigeria denies attempt to record phone calls, monitoring of social media

The Federal Government through the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy has denied the news going the rounds on the social media, which claimed that the Federal Government would commence the recording of phone calls and the monitoring of all social media platforms and fora of the citizens.
Dr. Ismail Adebayo Adewusi, newly appointed Post Master General of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), has assumed office at the corporate headquarters of the organisation in Abuja.

NCC, NIPOST to sign MoU on e-services

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) have agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on an e-fulfilment centre for e-services, e-commerce, e-governance and e-agriculture.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

NGF: States working with federal government, others to control Lassa fever

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) says it is working with the Federal Ministry of Health and other agencies to intensify efforts to control Lassa Fever in the country, as well prevent any case of the Coronavirus in the country.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Federal government tackles states over outrageous telecoms right of way charges

The Federal Government has frowned over the disregard of agreed Right of Way charges by some states and increased their own charges by over 1000 per cent.
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Nigeria becomes first West African country to use 5G technology

MTN Nigeria Plc yesterday announced that Nigeria has become the first country in West Africa to try 5G technology and applications.

NITDA: Digital economy‘ll make Nigeria compete globally

The Director General of the National Information and Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Kasheem Inuwa, says the digital economy when implemented will make Nigeria globally competitive.
“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”

President Buhari renames communications ministry

The Federal Ministry of Communications will henceforth be known as ‘Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy’.

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#EndSARS: Lagos government to investigate Lekki shootings

The Lagos State government said it would investigate reports of shootings at the Lekki Toll plaza, which followed the 24-hour curfew imposed to stop criminals hiding under the #ENDSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.

#EndSARS: Stop killing peaceful protesters – Hillary Clinton tells President Buhari

Former United States presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, has made a public appeal to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari to end the killing of peaceful protesters.
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Manchester United set new club record after another Champions League win vs Paris Saint-Germain

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‘Away’ canceled at Netflix after one season

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Kano government distributes instructional materials to schools

The Kano State Government, says it has begun the distribution of instructional materials worth over N1.5 billion to primary and junior secondary schools in the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.