Minister foresees brighter digital economic drive as BleanQ rolls out new technology in Nigeria

April 30, 2022 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports development Chief Sunday Dare has said the evolution of young people oriented technology promises a brighter future in Nigeria’s digital economy. Dare gave this assurance on Friday in Abuja when Zkyte technologies officially launched BleanQ app, an innovation put in place by young Nigerians that focuses on efficiency and proficiency. The Minister represented by Read More

CBN introduces digital invoicing for importers, exporters to curb forex demand

March 6, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has introduced a digital invoicing system for importers and exporters to curb over-pricing, the deputy governor said. The new system that became operational February 1, seeks to “save more foreign exchange earnings that will be channeled to the most productive sectors of the economy,” said Kingsley Obiora in a communique published weekend on January’s Read More

Reaping the benefits of a digitised economy

February 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

The world and its economies are going digital and Nigeria cannot be an exception as efforts are being made in that direction. ELEOJO IDACHABA writes what Nigeria stands to get from a digitised economy. At last, what seemed like eternity is becoming a reality as the federal government is finally working towards an integrated digital economy. At a public forum Read More

EU to inject £820m in Nigeria’s digital economy

February 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

The European Union (EU) under its Gateway Initiative has planned to invest about £820million in the Nigerian digital economy sector within the next three years.  This was disclosed, Monday, by the Vice President of the Union, Margrethe Vestager, during a working visit to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami in Abuja.  Vestager enumerated the Union’s intervention in the sector to include; Digital Infrastructure Read More

EU to invest €820 to support Nigeria’s digital economy

February 16, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

The European Union (EU) plans to invest 820 million euros to support Nigeria’s digital economy over the next three years, a top EU official said on Monday. The amount includes 660 million euros worth of loans and 160 million euros as grants, EU Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager said during a working visit to Nigeria’s communication minister in Abuja. The Read More

Digital economy to add $88bn, create 3m jobs in 10 years – FG

January 25, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

It has emerged that financial services within Nigeria’s digital economy could add $88 billion and create over three million new jobs over the next 10 years. This comes as Ministers from developing countries namely Nigeria, Mexico, Kenya, Argentina, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, Chile, Costa Rica and Pakistan under the auspices of Friends of E-Commerce for Development (FED) resolved to put Read More

The digital minister In the 21st century

January 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

In the 21st century, when the world has transitioned to a digital system, the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy is fortunate to have a digitalised gentleman as its minister. Everything is now in your control because the entire planet has become a global village. The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Pantami, has become a household Read More

Ecobank Nigeria empowers youths with digital technology training

January 13, 2022 Segun Odunewu 0

As part of its youth development initiative, Ecobank Nigeria in partnership with Learntor, a comprehensive Agile Digital Transformational training and consultancy company has provided intensive Digital Technology training for selected youths across the country. The training focused on developing the capacity of the youths in Agile, Scrum, Data Analytics, Business Analysis, Cyber Security, and Scrum Master Certification. Speaking during a Read More

2022: NIPOST receives zero allocation from N137. 2bn capital votes

November 4, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

  The Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) got zero allocation from N137. 2 billion capital votes earmarked for the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy as well as the three parastatals under it. In its proposed N160.593 billion budget, NIGCOMSAT, NIPOST and National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), the ministry got N85.231billion for capital votes, NIMC N46.533 billion and NIGCOMSAT N5.440 billion, NIPOST Read More

Standard Bank Group selects Flutterwave to drive digital transformation

November 1, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Standard Bank has partnered withFlutterwave, Africa’s payments technology company, to enhance digital payments experiences for its customers in Nigeria, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, Mauritius, Cote D’Ivoire and Malawi. Flutterwave and Standard Bank are collaborating to build e-commerce, card issuing, payments, collections, USSD, lending, and buy-now-pay-later capabilities for millions of Africans, both parties said. They said the integration will help customers Read More

Buhari reveals how eNaira will boost Nigeria’s economy

October 25, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The adoption of the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and its underlying technology, called block chain, can increase Nigeria’s GDP by $29billion over the next 10 years, President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday in Abuja at the official launch of the eNaira. The President also declared that the introduction of the eNaira would enable the government to send direct payments to Read More

NCC tasks licensees on compliance with telecoms regulations

October 19, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, has enjoined telecom licensees to always comply with the provisions of extant laws, subsidiary legislations and other regulatory frameworks put in place by the Commission to ensure a more competitive and sustainable telecoms sector in Nigeria. The EVC gave the charge at a two-day tripartite dialogue of Read More

Liquid Intelligent Technologies completes new internet corridor between East/West Africa

October 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

Pan-African technology group Liquid Intelligent Technologies Tuesday announced the launch of its shortest terrestrial fibre route between the East to the West coasts of Africa, connecting Mombasa, Kenya to Muanda, DRC. With the completion of this route, Liquid establishes a new global internet transit route between Asia and the USA through Africa, avoiding high-risk bottlenecks in the Middle East and Read More

Interswitch unveils whitepaper on blockchain technology

October 19, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Africa’s leading integrated digital payment and e-commerce company, Interswitch Group, has unveiled its whitepaper on blockchain technology to help drive the growth of African businesses, according to the company. The document, titled “Blockchain Technology: The Future of Africa’s Digital Economy” contains details on how businesses can leverage blockchain technology to transform their businesses and the prospects it portends for the Read More

NCC tasks licensees on compliance with telecoms regulations

October 18, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Executive Vice Chairman Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof Umar Garba Danbatta has enjoined telecom licensees to always comply with the provisions of extant laws, subsidiary legislations and other regulatory frameworks put in place by the Commission to ensure a more competitive and sustainable telecoms sector in Nigeria. The EVC gave the charge at a two-day tripartite dialogue of the Commission Read More

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