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

Nigeria hits 40.18 percent broadband penetration – minister

The Minister revealed this on Thursday, while inaugurating Broadband Implementation Steering Committee (BISC) to accelerate the attainment of 70 percent broadband penetration target by 2025 in Abuja. Pantami, who expressed satisfaction with the contribution of the sector to the nation’s GDP, described the contribution as unprecedented.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.5

Senate receives Buhari’s request to confirm 11 judges for FCT high court, others

The Senate on Tuesday received a formal request for the confirmation of 11 nominees as Judges of the Federal High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) is set to commence a comprehensive audit and survey of downstream oil and gas logistic facilities, with a view to identifying the infrastructure gap in the sector

PPPRA: Why we still provide ‘guiding price’ for petrol despite ‘deregulation’

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) says it is no longer fixing the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol for marketers.
The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) is set to commence a comprehensive audit and survey of downstream oil and gas logistic facilities, with a view to identifying the infrastructure gap in the sector

PPPRA: Why government’ll not hands-off downstream oil sector

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Sunday, insisted that it would continue to regulate the downstream petroleum industry, irrespective of the recent deregulation of the sector, to prevent petroleum products marketers from exploiting consumers and also to enforce the appropriate laws guiding the industry.
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.

NCC absolves minister of involvement in office space allocation controversy

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says its Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, is never involved in the process of offer of office allocation to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) at its Complex.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Clem Agba: Sunday Dare a thoroughbred professional, fine public officer

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, says the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr Sunday Dare, is a thoroughbred professional, fine public officer and decent politician.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

NFF celebrates sports minister at 54

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sent birthday wishes to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, who clocks 54 on Friday.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister evicts NIDCOM from NCC complex

The Minister of Communi­cations and Digital Economy, Dr. Ali Pantami, has been ac­cused of evicting the Chief Executive Officer of Nigeri­ans in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Ere­wa, and other staff of the commission from the NCC complex in Abuja.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Abike Dabiri-Erewa: Communications minister used armed men to evict NIDCOM staff

The Chairman, Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has disclosed that over 40 office equipment, workstations and files belonging to NIDCOM staff were still locked up at the Nigeria Communications Commission building, four months after the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Mr Isa Pantami, allegedly ordered the eviction of the diaspora commission.

NCC: Diaspora commission not sent packing from digital economy complex

The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been drawn to a video making the rounds on social media alleging that the Nigeria Diaspora Commission (NDC) was thrown out of the NCC building.
Lanre Gbajabiamila, Director General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, has asked all erring lottery operators to defray all debts owed to the Federal Government or face stiff sanctions.

NLRC assures sports betting operators of government support

Against the backdrop of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, NLRC, has said the Federal Government would do all it takes to ensure the Sports Betting sub-sector of the Nigerian Gaming industry does not suffer any undue setbacks during this pandemic period.
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says it has over 700,000 National e-ID cards yet to be collected by Nigerians from its offices nationwide.

NIMC workers seek federal government’s intervention in funding challenge

The leadership of the National Information Management Commission, NIMC workers’ union has appealed to Federal government to effectively fund the Commission to enable it deliver on its statutory mandate.

Nigeria must prepare for post COVID-19 era – NITDA chief

The Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, has urged Nigerian technology experts to get ready for new innovations and ideas after the world might have defeated the novel Coronavirus that is currently ravaging our economies.

NCC: We’ve not issued 5G license to any operator

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has maintained that it has not issued 5G license to any operator in the country.
Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday.

Nigeria’s national grid collapse plunges generation to 2,983MW

The national electricity grid system suffered collapse early Wednesday, but was restored shortly by the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, leaving power generation at 2,900 megawatts afterwards.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Diaspora, Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Societies, Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru, has advised the Nigerian and South African governments to work together in solving animosity between the two countries occasioned by xenophobic attacks against Nigerians resident in South Africa.

Senator Basiru named new senate spokesperson

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has appointed Sen. Ajibola Basiru, representing Osun Central, as the new chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs.

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House of Reps quizzes NDDC over N70.495 billion awarded contracts

The House of Representatives at the weekend flagged off its investigation into the N70.495 billion allegedly paid by Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to 1,773 contractors as mobilization fees without resorting to site, between 2008 and 2012.

Presidency: Why 2020 budget was increased despite drop in revenue

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), Umar El-Yakub, has said the decision of the Presidency to increase the 2020 Budget despite drop in revenue was meant to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nation’s economy.