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Nigerian government extends NIN-SIM linkage till June 30

The ongoing National Identification Number and Subscriber Identity Module integration exercise has been extended till June 30, 2021, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has said.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Isa Pantami: Group stages rally in Kano, says minister not terrorist

The African Youth Assembly For Peace, in collaboration with Coalition of Civil Society Groups, has staged a rally declaring support for the stance taken by the Nigerian government following a row accusing the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, of abetting terrorism in the past and called for his sack.
Former Special Adviser on Religious Affairs to Governor Patrick Yakowa, Reverend John Hayab, on Thursday, urged Nigerians against linking the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, to the death of his principal.

Minister commissions seven projects to boost digital economy

The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, on behalf of the Federal Government last week commissioned seven projects in five Geo-political zones of the country as part of efforts to consolidate on implementing the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS).

NAS: Presidency’s defence of Isa Pantami irresponsible

The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) has berated the Presidency over its defence of the embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.
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Sheikh Gumi: Nigerians’ll regret it if Isa Pantami is removed

Renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, says Nigerians will regret it if embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, is removed from office. Gumi, who recently met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo and...
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

MURIC commends Presidency for defending Isa Pantami

Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has commended the Federal Government of Nigeria for defending the Minister of Communications and Digital Planning, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami.
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja after a 17-day medical trip to London, the United Kingdom.

APC: President Buhari will deal with terrorists, criminal gangs

The All Progressives Congress APC Advocates Forum has weighed in on the controversy surrounding past extremist views held by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Sheikh Isa Ali Pantami, saying like the biblical Apostle Paul who got converted on his way to Damascus, the minister should be judged based on his track record of service and not his past.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, on Saturday advised the Nigerian youth to develop their skills and drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector.

APC group: Isa Pantami’s ‘conversion’ similar to Apostle Paul’s

The All Progressives Congress APC Advocates Forum has weighed in on the controversy surrounding past extremist views held by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Sheikh Isa Ali Pantami, saying like the biblical Apostle Paul who got converted on his way to Damascus, the minister should be judged based on his track record of service and not his past.
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Islamic council knocks CAN president for linking minister to terrorism

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has described the call by the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, that the Department of State Services (DSS) should probe the alleged link of embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, to terrorism, as an attempt to tarnish the image of Islam.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: Virtual engagements policy has reduced cost of governance

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, says the introduction of National Policy for Virtual Engagements in the federal public institutions has resulted to huge savings for the country.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Group gives minister two weeks to resign or face court action

A non-governmental organisation, Centre for Law and Civil Culture (CLCC), has called on the embattled Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Mallam Isa Pantami to emulate the former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and tender his resignation letter without further delay.

Kingsley Moghalu accuses Presidency of double standards

A former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and a presidential candidate in the last general election, Kingsley Moghalu, has accused the presidency of double standards in the matter involving the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, over his past radical Islamic views and supporting the Boko Haram terrorist group.
Former Special Adviser on Religious Affairs to Governor Patrick Yakowa, Reverend John Hayab, on Thursday, urged Nigerians against linking the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, to the death of his principal.

Gombe APC stands in solidarity with Isa Pantami

The Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe State, Mr. Nitte K. Amangal, has condemned the sustained campaign of calumny against the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, by some people he described as disgruntled and unpatriotic.
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CAN: Isa Pantami serving President Buhari’s interest

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, says President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Isa Pantami as Nigeria’s communications minister to serve a predetermined purpose, noting the government will not cast him away no matter how loud the call for his removal becomes.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

Isa Pantami: PDP lambasts APC for ‘supporting terrorism through silence’

The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the All Progressives Congress and its leaders of a “conspiratorial silence in the face of the worrisome revelation in which a member of the Federal Executive Council and Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has been accused of affiliation with terrorist groups.”
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Kingsley Moghalu: Isa Pantami should not continue as minister

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and ex-presidential candidate, Prof Kingsley Moghalu, has said that Isa Pantami should never have scaled the vetting process that saw him emerge as the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy.
A constitutional rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Mike Ozekhome, has condemned Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi’s attack on journalists, saying the governor has no legal, constitutional or moral powers to pronounce “fatwa” against the correspondents of the Sun and Vanguard Newspapers in the ordinary course of their duties.

Mike Ozekhome: Isa Pantami can be prosecuted for terrorism

Lagos lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, has faulted the federal government’s position on whether Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, can be prosecuted for terrorism.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP: Presidency’s statement on Isa Pantami confirms sympathy for terrorism

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said the statement by the Buhari Presidency showed desperation to provide official cover to a terrorism apologist that further confirmed public and international apprehensions that the Buhari administration and the All Progressives Congress (APC) were patronising acts of terrorism in the country.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

Isa Pantami: House of Reps’ll never support terrorism, sponsors – spokesman

Spokesman of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ben Kalu, last night declared that the 9th Assembly under the leadership of Femi Gbajabiamila will never support terrorism or its supporters.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

SOKAPU: Gunmen kidnap village head, wife, others in Southern Kaduna

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has said that the village head of Libere, Mr Bala Yero, his wives and children numbering 16 were abducted by suspected herdsmen.
The caucus, in a statement by its Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, called on President Buhari to without further delay, inaugurate a governing board for the NDDC as required by the Act establishing the commission.

Isa Pantami: House minority leader’s motion properly presented – caucus

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has insisted that the motion by the Minority Leader, Hon Ndudi Elumelu, calling for the resignation or dismissal of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, was indeed properly presented on the floor of the House.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigerian government virtually inaugurates seven digital economy projects in five zones

The Federal Government on Friday in Abuja virtually inaugurated seven Information Technology (IT) projects located in five geo-political zones of the country.

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“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Two ‘killed’, one injured as robbers attack bullion van in Ondo

Two persons were feared killed while one was injured as bank robbers attacked a bullion van at Bolorunduro area in Ondo East council area of Ondo state.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has commiserated with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, over the death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
L-R: Katsina state Governor, Honourable Bello Masari. Kebbi’s state Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele and President, Maize Farmers Association Bello Abubakar Annur (with Reflective jacket) at the Flag- off of the National Maize harvest and Loan Recovery and launching of 2020/2021 Dry Season Maize Farming in Katsina on Thursday, May 6, 2021

CBN governor vows to block maize importation

Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele on Thursday vowed to resist importation of maize as Nigerians have the capacity and capability to grow the crop locally to meet consumption demand.
1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s unity must not be compromised

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, on Thursday, insisted that the unity of the country should not be compromised in anyway.
Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

NNPC: We’ll commission rehabilitated PHC refinery in 2023

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, has assured Nigerians that the Port Harcourt Refinery Complex (PHRC) will roar back to life on or before April 5, 2023 when repairs would have been completed.

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Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Minister threatens governors not paying new minimum wage

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has threatened legal actions against state governors not paying the new minimum wage.
Mr. Folorunsho Coker, the Director-General of NTDC who spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Sunday listed the PPP to include Google, Wikipedia, Jumia, Nollywood, Wakanow, Jabi Lake Mall, among others.

NTDC, Google partner on ‘Eko for Show’ project

The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) plans to partner with Google Arts and Culture on a project tagged `Eko for Show’, to showcase what makes Lagos a centre for creativity.
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Coronavirus scare at G7 meeting after Indian delegates test positive

India’s entire delegation to the Group of Seven summit in London is self-isolating after two of its members tested positive for COVID-19, the British government said on Wednesday.

Super Eagles midfielder Mikel Agu acquires Portuguese citizenship

Nigeria midfielder Mikel Agu has acquired Portuguese citizenship after a decade of residency in the European country.
China's former international football captain Zhang Enhua, who became a cult hero during a spell with unfashionable Grimsby Town in England, has died of heart problems after his 48th birthday celebrations, reports said Friday.

China football legend dead after 48th birthday celebrations

China's former international football captain Zhang Enhua, who became a cult hero during a spell with unfashionable Grimsby Town in England, has died of heart problems after his 48th birthday celebrations, reports said Friday.