Sallah: NSCDC boss orders massive deployment nationwide

July 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Audi, has ordered a massive deployment of officers and men of the corps to every nooks and crannies of the country, most especially all identified flash points to ensure that the public is safe and government infrastructures are heavily guarded before, during and after the festive season. Read More

Breaking: Discordant tunes in Senate over proposed electronic transmission of election results, harmonised PIB passed

July 15, 2021 Editor 0

Plenary in Senate is currently stalemated over amendment made on proposed electronic transmission of results. Earlier, the Senate had passed harmonised Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). The upper legislative chamber ran into trouble waters when it got to clause 52(3) of the Electoral Act ( Amendment ) 2021 . The clause states, “The Commission may transmit results of elections by electronic Read More

NCC, NJI train judges on emerging technologies, possible areas of litigation

July 7, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in collaboration with National Judicial Institute (NJI) has conducted a workshop for Nigerian judges on emerging technologies in the telecommunications industry and the right knowledge to efficiently adjudicate on matters of ICT. The annual event titled “Adjudicating in a Fast Paced World of Technology and Digital Presence” was held Wednesday at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja. Chief Read More

Nigeria has over 3m mobile subscription in Q1, highest globally – Report

July 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria has the third highest mobile subscriptions additions in the first quarter of 2021 globally, says the latest mobility report by multinational telecommunications company, Ericsson. Nigeria’s mobile subscription increases by over three million, third highest globally, according to a eport. Ericsson’s Vice President and Head of Ericsson South and East Africa, Todd Ashton, made this known during a virtual press Read More

Smile woos customers with new SmileVoice talk plans

July 7, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

One of Nigeria’s leading broadband services providers, Smile Communications Nigeria is set to introduce four new local call options with extended validity to its range of SmileVoice ONLY plans. The new options, according to the telecom firm, are developed to complement the three existing 30-day SmileVoice ONLY plans. Leading the pack is the new 60-day validity plan, which comes in Read More

NDIC commences payment of Liquidation dividends to depositors, other stakeholders

June 29, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has announced plans to commence payment of liquidation dividends to uninsured depositors, creditors and shareholders of additional 14 banks in-liquidation. In a statement by the Director, Communication and Public Affairs Department, Bashir Nuhu, the NDIC stated that while stakeholders of eight closed banks are to receive their first round of liquidation dividend payments, those Read More

Dikio rekindled our hope in amnesty programme, say ex-agitators

June 28, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Some leaders of the first phase Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) said that they lost hope on the programme until Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (retd) came on board as its interim administrator. The leaders spoke after meeting with Dikio in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state at the weekend as part of PAP’s continuous engagements with all ex-agitators and beneficiaries of the programme. Those Read More

Presidency canvasses private sector’s involvement to end out-of-school challenge

June 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Presidency has emphasised the involvement of private sector in solving the Out-of-School Children’s menace in the country. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the two-day conference of the Association for Formidable Educational Development (AFED), Senior Special Assistant to the President on Education Interventions, Fela Bank-Olemo, said government alone could not solve the problem. He said the government had introduced a Read More

MTN loses more as telcos data subscribers drop

June 6, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

MTN Nigeria led other telcos, including Airtel, Glo and 9mobile as it accounted for most of the over 3.55 million data subscribers lost in March, 2021, according information obtained from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The decline in the number of telco subscribers could be attributed to the recent suspension of SIM card sales and registration, as Nigerians grapple with Read More

Buhari won’t be judged by ‘artificial’ insecurity – APC

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration can not be judged based on social media comments and “artificial” security situation in the country. The party, however said that a lot of educated young Nigerians were misled to believe that SARS was an evil organisation. Speaking Thursday at a media briefing organised by the APC Read More

Breaking: Nigeria begins production of SIM cards, smartphones under Buhari – Pantami

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, said the country now has capacity to produce SIM cards and smartphones for the continent of Africa. The minister said henceforth importation of SIM cards and other 60-70 percent of items needed in telecommunications sector will be produced locally. Speaking with newsmen at the national secretariat of All Progressives Congress (APC) Thursday Read More

NLRC collaborates, seeks stronger tie with FIRS

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of its planned National Gaming Conference, slated for July 2021, the Management of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, NLRC has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the Federal Inland Revenue Service on all areas of mutual interest in fostering increased revenue generation for the federal government. The Director General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila stated this Monday, Read More

National dialogue in two words

May 20, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

We have a very limited vocabulary in what passes for our national dialogue, debate, conversation and incendiary arguments that quite often shake the foundation of this house. Given our tendency to be voluble, I am sure you would find it difficult to believe that we use only two words in all cases of our national debate or conversation or dialogue Read More

Tension over alleged plans to extend tenure of UI acting VC

May 15, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

Tension is mounting at the University of Ibadan over plans to allegedly extend the tenure of the Institution’s Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof Babatunde Ekanola. It was reliably learnt the tension was as a result of the planned meeting of the University council fixed for Monday, May 17 to among other things consider elongation of tenure for the Acting VC. This Read More

Save the Children inaugurates media working group in Borno

May 12, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Save the Children International (SCI) Tuesday inaugurated the Borno state media working group in Maiduguri. Inaugurating the group, the Advocacy Campaigns Coordinator, Mr. Joseph Apeh, said the objective of the group was to strengthen the existing cordial working relationship with the media in the state. He stated further that other purposes include establishing a culture of working with the media Read More

MTN emerges biggest loser as internet war deepens

May 12, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

MTN Nigeria has emerged the biggest loser among the four leading telecom firms operating in Nigeria as millions of subscribers dumped the y’ello network all through the three months of first quarter of 2021, according to analysis of the telecommunications industry data released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). In the first quarter of this year, 2.41 million subscribers dumped Read More

Coastline terminals: Dangote Group denies affiliation with ICTSI

May 10, 2021 David Agba 0

Dangote Group has denied owning or having any affiliation with the International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) or its proxy. Group Chief, Branding & Communications, Dangote Group, Anthony Chiejina in a statement Monday, “ Our attention has been drawn to an online publication by Sahara Reporters titled ‘EXCLUSIVE: How Suspended NPA Boss, Hadiza Usman Awarded Coastline Terminals To Dangote’s Proxy Read More

SpaceX: Elon Musk move to explore Nigeria market

May 8, 2021 Editor 0

American aerospace manufacturer and space transportations services company, SpaceX, owned by billionaire Elon Musk has identified Nigeria as a critical market for its business. A delegation from the American aerospace manufacturer and space transportations services company were in the country on Thursday, held a meeting and made a presentation to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). SpaceX is in the process Read More

The nasty game of international politics

May 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

The game of international politics is full of jargons and intricacies to the brim. Often the ideology of minor non-individual and individual actors are determining the future and fate of many un-powerful actors in international affairs. Such unjust actions of the moronic actors manifest nothing but their weakness when it comes to the field of justice and fair play. It’s Read More

Airtel tells story in new ‘Rain Maker’ TV Commercial

May 5, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

One of Nigeria’s telecommunications services providers, Airtel Nigeria, has unveiled a thrilling Television Commercial (TVC) dubbed ‘The Rainmaker’, which depicts the frustration of having an unreliable network, whilst emphasizing the importance of superior mobile internet/data experience with an incredibly humorous story. Starring veteran Nollywood actor, Jide Kosoko, the story is set in a village, where a King (Kosoko), was set Read More

Geidam: Bala meets security agents over influx of people to Bauchi

May 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the influx of people to some local government areas of Bauchi state who fled from Geidam in Yobe state as a result of attacks by Boko Haram militants, governor Bala Mohammed on Monday met with security agencies and traditional rulers over security threats in the affected areas. Briefing journalists shortly after the security meeting at the government house Bauchi, Read More

Calling on the Muslim Ummah

April 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

I would like to give a piece of admonition to those who have the means and enough wealth to persevere and feed the foodless especially at this juncture where each good deed is rewarded more than a hundred times. We are experiencing hardship. However, if you donate no matter how little to those that are desperately in need whether with Read More

PDP, other hired contractors can’t blackmail Pantami to resign – Forum

April 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Progressives Professionals’ Forum (PPF) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians at large to ignore the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other “hired contractors” calling for the sack of Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Ibrahim Isa Ali Pantami. The forum said the opposition party and Read More