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

Insecurity: FG approves emergency communication centre for Zamfara

July 7, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Wednesday, disclosed that the Federal Government has approved an Emergency Communications Centre (ECC) for Zamfara stateto support the fight against insecurity in the state. The minister, who spoke when he received the governor of the state, Alhaji Muhammad Bello Matawalle, in his office in Abuja, said the centre would Read More

NITDA introduces the Nigerian National Public Key Infrastructure

June 30, 2021 Ayoni M Agbabiaka 0

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has commenced operations of the National Public Key Infrastructure (NPKI). The commencement of the national PKI operations was unveiled by NITDA director-general Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi in Abuja on Tuesday, at a Key Generation and Handover Ceremony for Root Certification Authority (RCA) for Country Signing Certification Authority (CSCA) and Country Verification Certification Authority (CVCA) Read More

NIGCOMSAT aiding digital economy – Alale

June 30, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The Managing-Director, Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Dr Abimbola Alale has said that the organisation is leveraging NigComSAT-1R to provide complimentary solutions for an effective digital economy. Speaking at the 2021 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum series on Internet Governance for Development (NDSF) held in Lagos recently, she said NigComSAT is leveraging the NigComSAT-1R I by linking stakeholders, especially ones in the hinterland. Read More

FG says 57.3m NIN already generated, extends SIM verification deadline to July 26

June 29, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Nigeria has generated a total of 57.3 million unique National Identity Number (NIN) since it began the process of citizens and residents registration by linking existing SIM cards to NIN in December, 2020. On December 15, 2020, the federal government through the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) and the director-general National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Read More

NITDA DG tasks African leaders to develop digital innovations

June 23, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Director-general National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi has charged the Chief Information Officers (CIOs) in Africa to focus more on initiating digital innovation strategies considering global digital trends and new realities. The DG said this while making his presentation at the 8th Annual Instalment of the International Data Corporation (IDC) West Africa CIO Summit 2021 themed: Read More

China, ASEAN to jointly take strategic partnership to higher level

June 15, 2021 He Yin 0

During the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Dialogue Relations and the 6th Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, both held in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality from June 7 to 8, participants reached a general consensus on enhancing China-ASEAN cooperation and the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation, showing their wish to jointly create a brighter future through solidarity Read More

Buhari’s ICT, TSA strategy eliminated ghost workers in government – NITDA Boss

June 12, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Director General (DG) of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, has said that the President Mohammadu Buhari’s use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) as well as the Treasury Single Account (TSA), Bank Verification Number (BVN) and others has facilitated the elimination of ghost workers, saved lots of funds for government and has made the fight Read More

Democracy Day: Our challenges not peculiar – Coalition

June 10, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

A civil society group, Civil Society Youth Coalition, has noted that the country’s current security and other challenges were not peculiar to Nigeria. The group made the observation in its pre-national peace and unity rally press conference held Wednesday in Abuja. According to the group’s position which was contained in a press statement issued by its national president, Aminu Aminu, Read More

Breaking: FG orders prosecution of Twitter ban offenders

June 5, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has ordered immediate prosecution of offenders of the federal government’s ban on Twitter operations in Nigeria. This was disclosed in a press statement issued by the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations to the Minister Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu on Saturday. According to the minister, “Malami Read More

Big data advances industrial upgrading in Guiyang

Big data technology is facilitating the upgrading and transformation of  several enterprises in Guiyang, southwest China’s Guizhou province. As the core region of China’s first national big data comprehensive pilot zone, Guiyang is taking smart manufacturing as a focal point to replace old growth drivers with new ones and promote high-quality development of its economy. Through big data, more and 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

Ooni commends NITDA for digital initiatives

May 27, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has commended National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) for the various projects and initiatives the Agency has carried out to boost Nigeria’s digital economy. The Monarch made the commendation when he hosted the Director General of NITDA Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, in Abuja. Oba Adeyeye expressed his satisfaction on the approach NITDA Read More

Minister tasks heads of parastatals, others to sustain govt. policies

May 26, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has tasked stakeholders and chief executive officers of parastatals under the ministry to continue to support policies of the federal government. He congratulated them on the consistent performance of the sector as the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector retained its role as the sector with the highest Read More

Rights activist asks INEC not to use NIN as data base for elections

May 20, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

…Alleges compromise A human Rights Activist and a legal practitioner, Malcolm Omirhobo has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC not to use the National Identification Number NIN as the data base for election in Nigeria on the grounds that it has been highly compromised. Omirhobo who stormed the INEC headquarters in Abuja with letters also observed that the NIN Read More

NITDA warns against use of sensitive information on Whatsapp

May 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has mooted plans to pitch indigenous and alternative social media platforms for Nigeria as Whatsapp data privacy policy becomes “questionable.” In a statement by NITDA head, corporate affairs and external relations Mrs Hadiza Umar said, since Facebook acquired Whatsapp in February 2014. Whatsapp shared a reviewed Privacy Policy on 4th January 2021, informing Read More

Every crisis, fake news and rumour can also be managed very well.

May 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

From a Public Relations (PR) perspective, “crisis” can be seen as “any event or circumstance that negatively impacts an organisation’s or individual’s reputation, credibility, or brand.” When one becomes SA media, PRO, chief press secretary, Director Press (PR practitioner), your role during crisis, fake news or rumour will be multi-pronged and critical. The primary concerns of any spokesman or PR Read More

PDP NASS caucus accuses Buhari of breaches of constitution

May 5, 2021 Taiye Odewale, 0

… Tells Pantami to quit  The Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the National Assembly declared Tuesday that it has  resolved to compile alleged  breaches of constitution by President Muhammadu Buhari with a view to imposing appropriate legislative sanction on him. Rising from an emergency meeting which lasted for about two hours at the Senate premises, the lawmakers Read More