Breaking: Danbatta ‘returns’ as NCC Boss

July 7, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate for approval after he reappointed Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta for a second term of five years as the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Senate President Ahmad Lawan made this known during plenary on Tuesday when he read Buhari’s letter of request for Danbatta screening and confirmation Read More

Covid-19: President quarantined

June 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Senegalese President Macky Sall has self-isolated himself for two weeks as a precaution after coming into contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, the presidential office said on Thursday. Seydou Gueye, the president’s adviser in charge of communications, said that Sall had taken the COVID-19 test after being exposed to coronavirus. The results came back negative. “However, Read More

‘My passion is to encourage other small businesses grow’

May 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Victor Iheanacho is the CEO of Visco Communications.  He is enjoying his line of business immensely. In this interview with JOY EMMANUEL, he said his passion is to help the needy as well as encourage others to grow. How long has Visco Communication been in existence in Bayelsa state?              VISCO communication is up to eight years Read More

Nigeria needs peace, harmony – Ajimobi

May 24, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC),  Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Sunday advocated for continuous peace and unity among Nigerians. Senator Ajimobi made the call in his Eid-el- Fitr  message issued by his Special  Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Bolaji Tunji, made available to newsmen in Ibadan. According to the immediate past governor of Oyo state, Nigeria Read More

Seek truth in stories, Catholic bishop tasks journalists

May 24, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Catholic Bishop of Lagos, Most Rev Dr Alfred Adewale-Martins, has tasked media practitioners to search after the truth in all stories that come to them. He handed the charge while speaking during a Holy Mass to mark the seventh Sunday in Easter and the 54th World Communications Day, at the Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos. Bishop Adwale-Martin, at the Mass that Read More

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Matawalle receive decompees from Yari’s hometown

February 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Zamfara state Governor Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) Thursday received a strong team of Decampees from Abdulazeez Yari’s Local Government Area, Talata- Mafara. The decampees, according to the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communication, Zailani Bappa, said the delegations was led by Dr Sha’aya Shehu, alongside 41 political leaders who commanded respect across the local Read More

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FG to facilitate improved digital skills in Nigeria

December 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has revealed that federal government would facilitate 95 per cent digital literacy skills by 2020. He stated this during the 7th Regular Meeting of the National Council on Communications and Digital Economy with the theme “Leveraging the Gains of ICTs in Developing and Implementing A Digital Economy Strategy for Read More

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Deaf association advocates compulsory use of sign language 

December 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kwara state chapter of Association for the Deaf, Monday, advocated for the compulsory use of sign language for communication by public office holders. They also called on the state government to appoint an interpreter as a special Adviser on people living with disability to carry them along in the activities of government. These were parts of the demand of the Read More

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Bauchi govt orders principals to use smart phones

November 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Bauchi state government has directed all public secondary school headteachers and their vices to own an smartphones for ease of communication. The state commissioner of education, Dr. Aliyu Tilde, issued the directive Wednesday when he received officials of the Bauchi Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD). He said the directive was imperative to make the school heads ICT-compliant. “Android Read More

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No internal rivalry, Buhari warns ministers

August 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday warned the the newly sworn-in members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) against internal rivalry. The president, who gave the warning at the inauguration of the council at the State House in Abuja, said he would not tolerate altercations between ministers and ministers of state on one hand, and between ministers and permanent secretaries on the Read More

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Korean Embassy applauds FG on ICT smart city

February 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr In-tae Lee has described as impressive, federal government’s Abuja Smart City master plan, designed by the Ministry of Communications. Lee stated this recently in Abuja when he led a team of South Korean communications experts on a courtesy visit to the Minister of Communications, Dr Adebayo Shittu, in his office. He said, “I was Read More

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PenCom grants NUPEMCO licence

February 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has granted licence to Nigerian University Pension Management Company (NUPEMCO). According to a document signed by PenCom’s Head of Corporate Communications, Peter Aghahowa, the licence would enable NUPEMCO to carry out the business as Pension Fund Administrator (PFA). This approval is consequent upon a detailed evaluation of NUPEMCO’s compliance with the requirements, terms and conditions Read More

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Why I invited Ighalo, Onyekuru, Collins – Rohr

October 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has explained that Odion Ighalo was called up for the team’s 2019 Africa Cup Nations qualifying double header against Libya due to his consistent scoring form in the Chinese Super League for Changchun Yatai. Ighalo has scored 20 CSL goals for Changchun Yatai so far this season, but has barely been impressive for the Super Read More

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Power outages: Company intervenes with off-grid power supply

October 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

In a bid to provide off-grid uninterrupted power supply to homes and offices in the country, Schneider Electric says it is exploiting the solar power option. The Head of Offer Marketing and Business Development, Mr. Ifeanyi Odoh, said solar power remained the solution to the power problems hindering businesses and comfortable living in homes. “We are committed to delivering safe Read More

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Saudi Arabia allows pilgrims to visit any city during Umrah

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Saudi authorities have confirmed that pilgrims and visitors from outside the kingdom can visit any city in the country during their 30- day Umrah visa, 15 days of which must be spent on visiting the Two Holy Mosques. Abdulaziz Wazzan, Undersecretary of the Hajj Ministry for Umrah Affairs, said that more than 1,000 pilgrims from the world arrived in the Read More

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Kaduna Electric installs 130 transformers in 9 months

September 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

In its continued efforts to improve power supply through network upgrade, Kaduna Electric, in collaboration with its contractors, has installed over 130 new distribution transformers worth millions of naira. The improvement of its infrastructure and network upgrade is to enable its numerous customers including individuals, organizations and communities under its franchise enjoy regular power supply. This was contained in a Read More

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Consensus: Mob attack Yari’s convoy as 7 guber aspirants kick

September 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

Zamfara state Governor, Abdul’aziz Yari yesterday escaped lynching by the aggrieved members of the All Pro- gressives Congress (APC) along Lalan Bypass, Gusau, reportedly over the adoption of a governorship candidate as consensus. The governor’s convoy was attacked by supporters of the seven aggrieved governorship aspirants, including his deputy, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala, who jointly organised a rally in Gusau to Read More

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NIMASA absolves self from detained Seafarers

September 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

The National Seafarers Welfare Board of Nigeria (NSWBN), have exonerated the management of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for its present plight saying the agency has been supportive of the association. The NSWBN Chairman, Otunba Kunle Folarin, who gave the clarification when he led members of the board on a courtesy visit to NIMASA management, added that the Read More

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NCC holds 98th consumer outreach programme in Bayelsa

September 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

As part of efforts to address issues in the telecom services the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has conducted the 98th edition of consumer outreach programme in Bayelsa state. The event organized at the Emmanuel place, Okaka/Ekeki, Yenegoa, Bayelsa State was aimed at empowering telecom consumers with adequate information and education through constant engagement of consumers, NCC deputy director, consumer affairs Read More

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Communications Day: Journalists tasked on fostering peace

May 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

  The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, has challenged journalists to use their profession in fostering peace in the country. He made this charge yesterday at a public lecture organised by the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja to mark the 52nd World Communications Day in Abuja, on Friday. The event, with the theme: “Journalism Read More

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Dutch wins 2018 IATA Face-Up competition

April 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that Femke Sickler, a recent graduate of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands was the recipient of the IATA FACE-UP award for 2018. FACE-UP is a competition for recent university graduates whose thesis is on the subject of innovation and transformation in air transport logistics– air cargo, supply chain management, mobility, Read More

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Commercial Satellite Communications: NCC to ensure global best practice- EVC

March 28, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that it would review the results of the Public Inquiry on the draft Amended Consumer Code of Practice Regulations as well as Commercial Satellite Communications Guidelines to meet international practices. Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta disclosed this recently in his address at the public inquiry session on the draft Amended Read More

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FG woos telecoms coys to create more jobs

March 28, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The Minister of Communications Dr. Adebayo Shittu, has tasks telecom companies to help create more jobs for Nigerians. The minister who said that the federal government would partner with Techno Nigeria Ltd to achieve the nation’s technological development drive lauded the company for employing over 3, 500 Nigerians and encourages them to do more to create job opportunities for Read More

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Kadinvest Pinnacle tourney tees-off today, Pro-Am golf returns to Kaduna

March 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Over 156 local and international professional golfers are expected to battle for N6.5 million in the maiden Kadinvest Pinnacle Communications Pro-Am Golf Tournament, billed to tee-off today at Kaduna Golf Club. Captain of the Kaduna Golf Club, Col. Ibrahim Biu told sports reporters in Kaduna that the Kadinvest Pinnacle Pro-Am Golf Tournament, the first professional-amateur golf tournament to be Read More