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

Nigerian government endorses digital identity for displaced persons

The Federal government has approved digital identity for Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs and also Centre for Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
6. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

Nigeria ratifies membership of AfCFTA

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday ratified Nigeria’s membership of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA, as the implementation of the agreement formally takes-off on January 1, 2021.
Over seventy public and private property in Calabar, the Cross River State capital have been looted, vandalized, destroyed and burnt by thousands of people suspected to be hoodlums.

Over 70 public, private property looted, vandalized in Cross River

Over seventy public and private property in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, have been looted, vandalized, destroyed and burnt by thousands of people suspected to be hoodlums.

PenCom urges RSA holders to participate in data recapture exercise

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has appealed to all active Retirement Savings Account (RSA) holders and retirees to cooperate with agents that would be visiting their organisations to carry out the Data Recapture Exercise (DRE).
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.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari: It’ll be dangerous to go back to fuel subsidy era

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that it would be economically dangerous for Nigeria to go back to the era of fuel subsidy, citing grave financial cost and a return to the era of long fuel queues as certain results.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari approves transfer of NIMC to communications ministry

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the transfer of the National Identity Management Commission to the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
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.

Nigeria dumps plastic national identity card for digital identification

The Federal Government on Thursday announced that it was opting for a digital national identification card instead of the present plastic card.

Embattled SEC chief Mounir Gwarzo resigns

The embattled Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mounir Gwarzo, has resigned from office.
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.
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.

Coronavirus: National ID enrolment centers shut

The National Identity Management Commission has ordered the immediate shutdown of enrolment centres in Lagos, Katsina, Ekiti, Ogun and Anambra states. The commission says the shutdown is part of preventive measures against the spread of Coronavirus.
Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on Thursday while giving update on Coronavirus in the country.

Coronavirus: Lagos traces 1,300 as cases hit 12

The Lagos State Government on Thursday confirmed four new coronavirus cases, bringing to 12, the total number of cases in the country.
The Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Security Challenges has called for the decentralization of the Nigeria Police Force as a way of improving efficiency aimed at addressing the problem of insecurity bedeviling the country.

Insecurity: Senate wants police decentralized

The Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Security Challenges has called for the decentralization of the Nigeria Police Force as a way of improving efficiency aimed at addressing the problem of insecurity bedeviling the country.
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NCC deactivates 2.2 million SIM cards

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has completely deactivated 2.2 million Improperly registered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Cards across Telecommunication networks nationwide.

NIMC chief arraigned for ‘raping’ two-year-old in his office

The Imo State Director, National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, Ikenna Unegbu, has been arraigned before a Magistrates’ Court sitting in Owerri, the State capital, for allegedly defiling a two-year-old girl in his office.

ICPC arraigns suspended SEC chief, one other

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Thursday arraigned the suspended Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Dr Mounir Gwarzo, in an FCT High Court in Apo.
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: No mobile registration code for national ID card

Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Tuesday said there is no mobile phone code to register for the country’s identity card for citizens.
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, said his government will deliver the ongoing Oshodi-Abule Egba BRT corridor project by end of May 2020.

Lagos governor reiterates commitment to efficient healthcare delivery

Lagos state government has reiterated its commitment towards developing a sustainable Smart Health Information Platform by connecting and strengthening linkages between primary, secondary and tertiary facilities to deliver efficient healthcare services.

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Group rejects South-South governors desire to control NDDC

A Niger Delta group, Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy (VATLAD), has condemned the desire of South-South governors to control the affairs of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

UNIOSUN student commits suicide

His post on WhatsApp reads: “Often time I ask myself, Why do people commit suicide? Perhaps because they’ve got no one to encourage, motivate or guide them or because they felt there is no solution to whatever problem they are going through. Perhaps they forgot there’s more to enjoy when there’s life (hope) is not lost”.
The United States will temporarily require visitors from Iran, Myanmar, and a number of African nations to pay up to $15,000 in visa bonds in a new hardline immigration measure enacted late in Donald Trump’s presidency.

US visitors from developing nations to pay thousands in visa bonds

The United States will temporarily require visitors from Iran, Myanmar, and a number of African nations to pay up to $15,000 in visa bonds in a new hardline immigration measure enacted late in Donald Trump’s presidency.