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NIGCOMSAT targets 84.5% internet access by 2023

Nigeria Communication Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT), says it is targeting 84.5 per cent population of internet access by 2023 to expand its frontier.
Telecommunications operators have blasted the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) over its threat to demolish about 7000 mast, largely owned by Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) service providers in the country.

Communications ministry to spend N2.7 billion on research in 2019

Things may be looking up for the Ministry of Communications in 2019 as the recently approved Appropriation Act makes sure every activity of the ministry receives handsome allocation.

NIGCOMSAT launches satelite TV with 140 channels

The Federal government has launched a channels satellite TV provider on the Nigerian Communications Satellite, NIGCOMSAT, limited Direct-To-Home, DTH platform called NextTv.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

2019: INEC seeks partnership with business community

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has urged the country’s business community to work with the commission towards the success of the 2019 general elections.

NigComSat deploys e-learning facilities in Nigerian schools

Nigerian Communications Satellite, NIGCOMSAT, says it has commenced deployment satellite enabled connectivity solutions into schools across the country for e-Learning facilities.

Minister solicits capital allocation to communications ministry, agencies

The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, has disclosed that inadequate capital allocation had hindered the ministry’s efforts at contributing competently to national development.

Minister Shittu advocates more capital allocation to communications ministry, agencies

Mr Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications, has advocated more capital allocation to the communications ministry and its agencies for greater contribution to nation’s economic growth.

NIGCOMSAT: Nigeria to launch two satellites soon

The Nigeria Communication Satellite Limited on Monday said that it was collaborating with China Great Wall Industry Cooperation (CGWIC) to launch two additional satellites.

Federal govt to provide satellite services to EBS, Edo schools

Former Minority Whip of the House of Representatives and Executive Director, Marketing and Business Development of Nigeria Communication Satellite Ltd, NigComSat, Dr Samson Osagie, yesterday, disclosed of plans by the Federal Government through the company to provide satellite services to the 18 local government areas of Edo State.

INEC seeks collaboration with NIGCOMSAT for e-results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has sought collaboration of the Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Limited on satellite coverage for successful electronic transmission of general elections results in 2019.

NIGCOMSAT workers threaten strike over alleged victimisation

The Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC) has accused the management of Nigeria Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) of victimising workers in the company and warned that unless the victimisation and issues of promotion is addressed, it will have no option than to disrupt official activities of the agency.

Federal govt agrees $550 million satellite deal with China

Nigeria has agreed a $550-million deal to buy two Chinese communications satellites and hopes to sign the contract before the end of the month, the communication minister said on Wednesday.

APC South Africa commends President Buhari over boards appointment

The All Progressives Congress (APC), South Africa chapter, on Sunday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the constitution of the Governing Boards of Agencies and Parastatals.

Presidency defends board appointment list

The Presidency says there is nothing “scandalous or extraordinary’’ in the inclusion of the names of some dead persons in the list of appointments into boards of some agencies released on Friday.

Dead persons: SERAP asks President Buhari to withdraw board appointments

According to the organization, “Taking partisan politics out of the appointments to boards of agencies and parastatals is one surest way for Buhari to show that his government is truly one of change, that would do things differently from successive governments that apparently handed out board appointments to reward party members, supporters and cronies.”

Board appointment: Nobody is above mistake – Senator Okpozo’s wife

Wife of late leader of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State, Mrs. Anna Okpozo, said people should stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of her late husband, Senator Francis Okpozo, in the recent board appointment saying no body is above mistake.

Sacked ex-Reps member Herman Hembe appointed MINLS board chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Herman Hembe, a sacked lawmaker, as the board chairman of the Michael Imoudo National Institute for Labour Studies (MINLS).

Presidency plays down controversy over list of board appointments

The presidency has reacted to the controversy generated by its appointment, Friday evening, of 1,468 Nigerians into the boards of agencies and parastatals.

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National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.

NEMA: Shiites burnt down two quick response ambulances

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

NSE indices resume with 40% loss amid profit taking

Activities on the nation’s bourse opened for the week on Monday on downward posture, with crucial market indices shedding 0.40 per cent.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

Winifred Oyo-Ita: Unrealistic demands by labour unions hampering implementation of new minimum wage

The Federal Government has revealed that the new minimum wage of N30,000 is yet to be implemented in full across the board in the Federal Civil Service because of unrealistic demands of the labour unions.
Abba Kabir Yusuf

Tribunal: PDP tenders 241 exhibits against Governor Ganduje’s election

Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 23 Governorship election in Kano State, on Monday, tendered 241 exhibits before the state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
Dr Gloria Obioh, Head of Department of Environmental Biotechnology and Bio- conservation Department, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) stated this in an interview with newsmen.

Federal government set to deploy biogas for power generation

The Federal Government on Monday in Abuja affirmed its readiness to deploy biogas for electricity generation in the country.