Cloud Exchange partners Huawei to launch Africa’s first uptime institute tier IV prefabricated data ventre

October 4, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Cloud Exchange, a leading system Integrator in West Africa and a provider of end-to-end Information Technology (IT) system solutions, has officially launched Africa’s first uptime institute tier IV modular prefabricated data center in collaboration with telecommunications giant, Huawei. The state-of-the-art data center was unveiled in Lagos at a grand ceremony held at Oriental hotel. The introduction was in line with Read More

IDOP: Senior citizens centre hails Buhari on inclusive digital economy

September 30, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The National Senior Citizens Centre (NSCC) Thursday applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for putting policies in place to ensure that older persons and vulnerable groups are protected in Nigeria. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja and signed by Head, Public Affairs, Media and Communications, Omini Oden, Director General of NSCC, Dr. Emem Omokaro, said without a deliberate policy, Read More

Cybersecurity Hackathon set to discourage fraudulent activities

September 30, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

A digital transformation and Blockchain expert, Mr Jude Ozinegbe has said that the cyber security Hackathon is targeted at Nigerian youths as part of efforts to cut down an unhealthy cyber activities in the country. Ozinegbe who is the Chief Executive Officer/ Converner Cyberchain Consult made this statement in Lagos while briefing Journalists on the forth coming Cyberchain 2021 Conference. Read More

International Day of Older Persons: NSCC applauds Buhari on inclusive digital economy policy

September 30, 2021 Paul Okah 0

In celebration of the 2021 International Day of Older Persons, marked every October 1, the National Senior Citizens Centre (NSCC), has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for putting policies in place to ensure that older persons and vulnerable groups are protected in Nigeria. According to a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, Thursday, signed by Head, Public Affairs, Media & Read More

Cyberchain conference to educate people on digital economy regulations

September 29, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Chief Executive Officer Cyberchain Consult, Mr Jude Ozinegbe has said that Cyberchain 2021 conference will provide opportunity for people to understand the technology at a professional level and gain more knowledge on the benefits of blockchain. Ozinegbe, a digital transformation and Blockchain expert who disclosed this in Lagos during a media parley said blockchain is the leading technology world Read More

Adopt use of new technology to tackle insecurity, Pantami charges security agencies

September 29, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has charged security institutions to adopt research and development as viable tool for improving security in the country. The minister who made the call on Tuesday while delivering the keynote address at a security summit organised by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Abuja, themed; Synergy: Read More

UN, Vodafone to connect 3.4bn people with smartphones by 2030

September 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

A new initiative was launched recently by Vodafone Group Plc and ITU, the United Nations’ specialised agency for information and communication technologies, to address the global digital divide, with the aim that an additional 3.4 billion people could have the ability to access and use the internet through a smartphone by 2030. Of the 3.7 billion people not connected to Read More

FG extends NIN-SIM verification deadline to October 31 2021

September 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

As focus shifts to remote, hard-to-reach areas, schools and health centres the federal government has approved the extension of the deadline for National Identity Number (NIN)-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) data verification to October 31, 2021. The decision to extend the deadline was made following a request by stakeholders to accommodate registration in remote areas, foreigners and diplomatic missions, diaspora and Read More

Pantami advocates artificial intelligence for protection of critical infrastructure

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has advocated the use of artificial intelligence in protection of critical infrastructures across the country. Pantami, who was speaking Tuesday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) stakeholders summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Nigeria, stressed the need for more awareness, Read More

Re: Is Kperogi a friend or foe of Pantami?

September 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

I have been following Prof. Farooq Kperogi’s Note from Atlanta, I see language mastery and journalism perfection as well as pen’s manipulation in his write-up. With no iota of doubt, he is a linguistic guru. Unfortunately, the envy has infected his heart.Prof. Kperogi in two of his articles said that Pantami is his friend, but his actions do not support Read More

Digital entrepreneurship critical to sustainable digital economy — DG NITDA

September 23, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Director-general National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi has stated that digital entrepreneurship was crucial in ensuring sustainable digital economy. He said this in Abuja on Wednesday, while delivering a keynote address at a one-day action oriented roundtable/interface organised by Civil Society Groups for Good Governance with the theme “Maximizing Potentials of Digital Entrepreneurship for Youth Empowerment and Read More

Were Nanono and Mamman under-reported by the media

September 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari had on September 1, 2021 sacked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Sabo Nanono, and Minister of Power, Engineer Saleh Mamman. He apparently cited commitment to breathe new air and consolidate legacy achievements in the government as reasons for the decision. Presidential Spokesperson, Femi Adesina, added that, the two ministers were sacked after an independent Read More

Pantami, silence is not the answer

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

“Yaba kyauta tukwici”, this is to borrow some Hausa adage, meaning “appreciate whoever shows concern on you” and “he who wants to stay away from being disappointed, should expect less and love less from anybody”. My focus is not on the acquisition of a professorship by the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, or question the legality of Read More

Pantami, silence is not the answer

September 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

“Yaba kyauta tukwici”, this is to borrow some Hausa adage, meaning “appreciate whoever shows concern on you” and “he who wants to stay away from being disappointed, should expect less and love less from anybody”. My focus is not on the acquisition of a professorship by the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, or question the legality of Read More

Nigeria to evolve more digital initiatives as global digital shift increases – Pantami

September 15, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has said that digital transformation in the public service is central to developing indigenous digital economy in Nigeria. “It will fundamentally transform the way the public sector operates, creates value, and delivers services to customers.” The minister who was represented by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Communications and Digital Read More

MTN, Glo, others risk more sanctions over unverified subscriber NIN

September 8, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission has recommended a punishment of N200,000 for mobile communications service providers who do not verify and confirm each subscriber’s biometric, National Identity Number, and other personal information. This was stated in a proposed draft regulation on telephone subscriber registration for 2020, which was recently published on the NCC’s website. The draft document read in part, “Any Read More

Ministry of communications to partner Japan on technology

September 1, 2021 Ayoni Agbabiaka 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) represented by the permanent secretary in the ministry, Mr Bitrus Bako Nabasu, has received in audience the Ambassador-designate of Japan, His Excellency, Mr Sadanabu Kusaote Umer and his entourage in his office in Abuja on a courtesy call. According to a statement by the deputy director (information/press), P.O Read More

CBN selects technical partner for digital currency project

August 31, 2021 Amala Ifeakandu 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced the formal engagement of the global fintech company, Bitt Inc., as the technical partner for its digital currency, named eNaira, which is due to be unveiled later in the year. The Governor of the Central Bank, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, while disclosing the development in Abuja listed the benefits of the Central Bank Read More

Nabasu assumes office as Perm. Sec. Communications and Digital Economy Ministry

August 12, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy new permanent secretary Mr Bitrus Bako Nabasu has assumed office. The new PS replaces Engr. Festus Yusufu Daudu who completed the mandatory 35 years in the civil service of the federation. Nabasu who assumed office on August 9th, 2021, appreciated his predecessor while promising to build on his legacy. He also appreciated staff Read More

NIPOST unveils new N50 revenue stamp

August 12, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Minister of Communications & Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has unveiled a new N50 revenue stamp for the country in Abuja. The new Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) Revenue Stamp is to be used “to authenticate businesses, transactions or any lawful agreements between institutions based on the Finance Act 2020.” According to the minister, revenue to be generated will Read More

Pantami flags off training on e-governance for state executive council members in Kano

August 10, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has flagged off e-governance and digital transformation training for members of the Kano State Executive Council. He specifically urged other state governors to emulate Kano state governor, Abdulahi Ganduje, and embrace the digital transformation training. Dr. Pantami who spoke at the flag off ceremony in Kano, Monday, noted Read More

Nigeria to hit 95% target for digital literacy by 2030

August 3, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has projected a 95% target for digital literacy in Nigeria by 2030. Director-general of NITDA Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi stated this when chief executive director Aid for Rural Education and Access Initiative (AREAI) Prince Gideon Olarewaju and some members of the organisation paid a courtesy visit to NITDA headquarters in Abuja recently. He said Read More

FMoCDE, Kano state train executives on e-governance

August 3, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has flagged off training on e-governance and digital transformation for the Kano state executive council members. The training is a pioneer programme at that level, aimed at equipping the leadership of the state with requisite skills for effective governance in line with global trends. The minister noted that Read More

CISCO to partner FG on digital drive

July 14, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The leadership of Cisco Africa Team have called for a collaboration with the federal government on the digital drive in the country. Speaking at a virtual meeting initiated by Cisco with the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, senior vice president Public Policy and Governmental Affairs for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia Ms Pastora Read More