Again, NCC warns against use of counterfeit, non-type approved phones

November 30, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has cautioned consumers against the patronage and use of devices that have not been typed approved and counterfeit devices.The agency warned that such devices negatively affect the quality of experience while leaving their users vulnerable to losses and other discomforts.A statement by Director, Public Affairs NCC Reuben Muoka on Wednesday, noted that the warning came Read More

FG’s digitalision programme can boost IGR – DG NITDA

November 29, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The director-general of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa, has said that there are many values to leverage on digitalision programme of the federal government to enhance efficiency of taxation and boost Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in the country.Inuwa said at the panel session during 22nd Annual Technical Conference of the Commonwealth of the Association of Tax Read More

First NCC digital park set for completion January 2023

November 27, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

Ahead of the commissioning of the Digital Industrial Park (DIP) project in Kano state, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has inspected the site of the ongoing construction of the project in Kano state where he got commitment from the contractors that the project will be completed by January 2023. A statement Read More

Spectrum auction will democratise broadband for Nigerians – Danbatta

November 27, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said the ongoing process to auction two additional lots in the 3.5GHz spectrum for Fifth Generation (5G) will further democratise access to high-speed mobile broadband for all Nigerians. A statement by Director, Public Affairs NCC Reuben Muoka quoted the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, as saying this in Read More

Elon Musk announces new change on Twitter

November 25, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Elon Musk, has announced that the platform would be launching different colored badges to distinguish between accounts. Musk shared a post on his Twitter account Friday that all verified accounts will be manually authenticated before check activated. He said, “Sorry for the delay, we’re tentatively launching Verified on Friday next week. “Gold check for companies, Read More

Danbatta nominated EFCC ambassador

November 24, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

In recognition of his effort toward entrenching a culture of anti-corruption in the communications industry, the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta has received an ambassadorial badge from the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa. According to a statement by Director, Public Affairs Read More

Buhari’s legacy projects: Digital innovation, entrepreneurship centre ready for commissioning March 2023 – Pantami

November 24, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, on Wednesday said the N12 billion naira National Digital Innovation & Entrepreneurship Centre would be ready for commissioning by March 2023 as one of the legacy projects of President Muhammadu Buhari.The minister said the project which was conceptualized by the present administration was part of its diversification initiative. Read More

Solvent Digital: We want to bridge the divide between digital technology and the people

November 23, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Undoubtedly, the most ubiquitous aspect of globalisation is digital marketing. This is because it has helped a wide range of sectors reach their productivity goals. It has unquestionably shown that it produces taste and is more like a quiche that has been stroked through a sizzling pan. This metaphorical phrase only suggests that although the ideals of digitization had to Read More

Digital skills: DG NITDA calls for ICT-Academia partnership to empower Nigerian students

November 23, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The need for Nigeria to deepen Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) – Academia partnership has again been emphasised by the Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa CCIE, at the Huawei Education Summit 2022 (THES2022) which took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. Inuwa who was represented by Director, Information Technology Infrastructure Solutions (ITIS), Dr Usman Gambo Read More

Data governance critical for Nigeria’s digital economy agenda – DG NITDA

November 21, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The director-general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa, has said that the governance of data and how Nigeria as a country seeks to position herself in this agenda is key to ensuring that maximum value is derived, and provide the needed support for the thriving innovation ecosystem. Inuwa who was represented by the Acting Director, Digital Economy Development Read More

Pantami kickstarts landmark broadband projects, presents book in Abuja

November 20, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, will on Thursday preside over the commencement of broadband initiatives to be implemented by the Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC) to accelerate broadband penetration in Nigeria and advance the course of digital economy projections for the nation.This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja by Director, Public Read More

3.5GHz spectrum auction: NCC announces publication of final information memorandum

November 18, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced the adoption and publication of the final version of the Information Memorandum (IM) to guide the upcoming auction of the remaining lots of the 3.5 gigahertz (GHz) Spectrum for the deployment of Fifth Generation (5G) services in Nigeria.  This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday by Director, Public Affairs Read More

NCC hails Ondo broadband plan, assures of support

November 18, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has commended the Government of Ondo state for its commitment to deployment of broadband infrastructure through the Odua Infraco, urging other states to come on board the efforts to make the service available to their citizens.  This was contained in a statement issued by Director, Public Affairs Reuben Muoka in Abuja on Thursday. According to Read More

FG directs MDAs to comply with data protection regulation

November 17, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The federal government has issued a service-wide circular directing all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government to comply with the provisions of the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR). A statement by Head, Legal Enforcement and Regulations Babatunde Bamigboye Esq, said the circular was signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha. According to the Read More

Digital economy: NITDA DG Inuwa reaffirms commitment to youths’ empowerment

November 17, 2022 Editorial III 0

With the surge of unemployment and inflation globally which has given world leaders serious concern, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa CCIE has laid emphasis to place priority on empowering the youths by creating an enabling environment to nurture and escalate their potentials for the sustenance of digital economy in the country. Inuwa Read More

NITDA, JICA commence techprenuership training for startups in North-east

November 17, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), in collaboration with Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) has commenced North-East Startups Training Programme (NEST), where participants will undergo two weeks free intensive training. NEST which targeted youths in innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology, is designed to help Nigerian entrepreneurs in the North-East Region refine their business ideas through series of coaching, lectures, and Read More

5G auction driven by desire to enhance quality of life, not revenue – Danbatta

November 16, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Danbatta, has said that the efforts by the Commission to timely auction available spectrum for 5G services in Nigeria, is primarily driven by the pursuit to join the global community to advance digital services and enhance quality communications infrastructure for the benefit of the citizenry, and not Read More

NITDA DG re-emphasises digital transformation adoption for economic growth

November 14, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

As digital technologies continue to change the world by transforming existing traditional processes to digital processes to enhance productivity, the Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa, has re-emphasised the need to adopt digital transformation in order to succeed in accelerating the growth and modernisation of Nigeria’s economy and governance. Inuwa said this at the closing ceremony of Read More

Twitter suspends paid verifications

November 11, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Twitter has paused its $7.99/month Blue subscription service, which allowed people to pay for a verification check mark, after users abused it to impersonate brands and famous people. Twitter earlier launched the service this week in its iPhone app, allowing users to buy a checkmark that had previously been used to show that an account was verified or official. According Read More

NITDA formulates national e-Commerce policy to protect online business

November 11, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has said that it is working with other stakeholders to formulate the National Policy on e-Commerce which seeks to regulate and protect both the buyers and the sellers while transacting business online. This disclosure was made by the Agency’s Director, Standards, Guidelines and Framework, Mr. Oladejo Olawunmi, at 2nd Day of the Consumer Read More

NITDA urges MDAs to include warranty, after-sales support service in SLAs

November 10, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Federal Public Institutions have been encouraged to ensure that they include provisions for warranty, downtime and after-sale support in their Service Level Agreements, (SLAs) in order to reduce cost incurred by government in the procurement of Information Technology products and service. The director general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa, CCIE, stated this today in Abuja Read More

Digital connectivity enhances quality of life – Danbatta

November 10, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, says the quality of life is now being measured in terms of digital connectivity that promotes businesses, social and economic wellbeing of the citizens.  A statement by Director, Public Affairs NCC Reuben Muoka on Wednesday, said Danbatta stated this through NCC’s Director of Digital Economy, Dr. Read More

NITDA, CITAD commission School of Community Network, offers Diploma in Information Technology

November 8, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

In a bid to actualise a sustainable digital economy through digital inclusion, the National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA) in collaboration with the Centre for Information and Technology Development (CITAD), commissioned School of Network Community (SCN) initiative with a view of connecting people from different communities and promoting access to internet especially in rural areas across the country. The director Read More

Twitter to suspend fake accounts

November 7, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Twitter, has said that it will permanently suspend impersonation accounts which do not clearly specify “parody”. The microblogging application boss, Elon Musk, made this known in a series of tweets Monday. Musk said, “Going forward, any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying ‘parody’ will be permanently suspended. “Previously, we issued a warning before suspension, but now that we Read More

NCC inaugurates committee to accelerate broadband infrastructure deployment

November 7, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

In a bid to give verve to expansion of broadband services in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has inaugurated an industry-wide committee to facilitate the deployment of broadband infrastructure under a project named, National Communications Backbone (NCB).  A statement by Director, Public Affairs NCC Reuben Muoka on Sunday, said the committee is chaired by NCC’s Director of Digital Read More