Don’t overflog call for Pantami’s resignation, activist warns

April 22, 2021 House keeper 0

A Kogi state-based human rights activist, Alhaji Ahmed Adoke, has urged advocates of “Pantami must resign” over an alleged past ideas over alleged comments on religious issues to desist. He said the issue has been over-flogged by his critics.Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami is the current minster of Communication and Digital Economy.Expressing his view on “Pantami must resign” advocates in Read More

Pantami: No terrorist in Buhari’s govt, BMO blasts PDP

April 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has dismissed claims by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that President Muhammadu Buhari harbours a terrorist sympathiser in his administration. In a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, the group said that the opposition party is lashing on fake news to further its disinformation agenda. “We are actually not surprised Read More

IT clearance saved government N22.5bn — Pantami

April 19, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has said that the IT project clearance have saved the country N22.5 billion. The minister who stated this at the NITDA @20 anniversary conference held in Abuja on Monday, added that though NITDA was established in April 2001 as a department under the Ministry of Communication, it has Read More

MTN, Airtel shares climb 2.1%, 0.5% as SIM sale resumes

April 19, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

MTN shares climbed as much as 2.1 per cent in early trade in Johannesburg, extending a surge that has seen the stock gain more than 50 per cent this year. Airtel rose 0.5 per cent in London. MTN’s local unit is the West African country’s biggest wireless operator, while Airtel Africa, which listed in Lagos and London in 2019, is Read More

FG set date new SIM card registration will resume

April 16, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The issuance of new SIMs and other suspended activities will resume on Monday, 19th of April 2021. This is following the completion of a final draft of the National Digital Identity Policy for SIM Card Registration, making NIN mandatory for all SIM registrations in the country. The new or revised Policy was completed Wednesday, 14th of April, 2021. An earlier Read More

Osinbajo hails Abiodun on Ogun digital economy

April 16, 2021 Hakkem Adegbenro 0

Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Thursday, commended Ogun state Governor Dapo Abiodun on the launching of Ogun Digital Economy Infrastructure Project in the state. Osinbajo gave this commendation while speaking virtually at the official launch of the project, held at the Ogun TechHub, Kobape Road, Abeokuta, the state capital. The VP noted that digital economy technology is the future of Read More

Pantami’s terrorism link fake news – MURIC

April 15, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Muslims Rights Concern (MURIC), an Islamic human rights organisation, has described the report ran by a news site, Independent Newspaper on April 12 linking Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami to Boko Haram terrorists group as fake news. A statement by MURIC Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement in Abuja Tuesday. Professor Read More

We don’t owe MTN Nigeria, other telecom operators – Banks

Nigerian banks are not indebted to MTN Nigeria and other telephone companies for using telecommunications platforms to provide payment services, the managing director of Access Bank Plc, Herbert Wigwe, has said.“There is no obligation owed by banks to telecom operators,” he said, during an investor call in Lagos. According to him, “We have chosen not to make a public statement Read More

Banks/ MTN dispute: FG wades in, assures resolution

April 3, 2021 House keeper 0

The federal government has assured that trade dispute between commercial banks and mobile network operator, MTN Nigeria will soon be resolved. Vommercial banks had early Friday disconnected MTN customers from banking channels using the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) and banking apps. But the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, speaking via his verified Twitter handle Friday night Read More

SIM blocking deadline: FG, telcos to meet over court judgment

April 1, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

With less than a week to the expiration of the April 6 deadline for disconnection sim cards not linked to National Identity Numbers (NIN), the federal government is scheduled to meet with telecommunications operators and other key stakeholders in the sector over the recent court judgement which stopped the government from going on with its earlier plan to disconnect SIM Read More

World Backup Day: NITDA tells Nigerians to follow the 3/2/1 backup rule

March 31, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

    National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has advised Nigerians to follow the 3/2/1 backup rule as the world celebrates World Backup Day. World Backup Day is celebrated every 31st March. The year originally began as World Backup Month. The event was initiated by a hard drive company (Maxtor), which was later acquired by Seagate Technology.  World Back-up Day Read More

NIPOST critical to our economy – Pantami

March 23, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has described the postal sector as critical to nations economy world wide.The minister who was represented by permanent secretary Ministry of Communications & Digital Economy Engr Festus Daudu advocate a robust strategy for NIPOST to play major role in the socio-economy of the world. This he declared at the Read More

Pantami: Create criminal data bank before replacing BVN

March 21, 2021 House keeper 0

A common feature of governance in developing countries like Nigeria is policy summersault and inconsistency. Each government that comes onboard tries to undo the previous administration in all it can. This is irrespective of the socio, political economy consequences to the nation and the citizenry. This was one major reason for huge waste of funds as well as human productivity Read More

DBI to collaborate with BUK on telecoms, ICT, others

March 19, 2021 House keeper 0

The president/chief Executive Officer (CEO) Digital Bridge Institute, Prof. Mohammed Ajiya has called for an affiliation between DBI and Bayero University Kano (BUK) in the field of telecoms, ICT and Cybersecurity. He said “DBI being one of the world acclaimed Centre of Excellence in Africa as certified by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has decided to initiate strategic collaborations with reputable Read More

Strange disease kills 3 in Kano, 284 others hospitalised

March 16, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

A strange ailment that broke out some 10 days ago in Kano state has killed not less than three persons with some 284 others hospitalised in various medical facilities across the state. The source of the disease, it was gathered, came from a borehole drilled around the Dandolo cemetery from where vendors fetched to sell to unsuspecting customers. The development, Blueprint gathered,  has Read More

NCC’s DND crashes unsolicited SMS by 96.6% in three years — EVC

March 16, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said its Do Not Disturb (DND) policy has crashed the incidences of unsolicited SMS by 96.6% in the country within three years. Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta stated this at the first World press conference in commemoration of the 2021 World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) on Monday. He added Read More

DBI trains 60 ministry engineers on fibre optics planning, design, deployment

March 16, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

60 Engineers of Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy (FMoCDE) have been trained on various aspects of Fiber Optics. The first and second batch of the training which was centred on Fibre Optics planning, design and deployment was put together by Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) considering the focus of FMoCDE on laying necessary framework to ensure an efficient implementation Read More

A world of cyber attacks

March 16, 2021 Nosa Imoisili 0

The federal government affirmed the key role of information and communication technology (ICT) in the nation’s economy when it recently called for increased regional collaboration for the development of an ICT ecosystem in West Africa as a potential digital hub on the global ICT Map. The government made the call at the two – day 18th Annual General Meeting of Read More

Nigeria lagging behind in $11trn digital economy – NITDA

March 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

As far as digital economy in the world is concerned, which is valued at $11trillion, Nigeria despite its huge population and potentials, is lagging behind, according to the Director General of National Information Technology Development Agency ( NITDA), Mallam Kashifu Inuwa. This is as the Senate has urged the agency to fast track the process of making the country an Read More

Pantami calls for speedy devt of telecoms network infrastructure across Africa

March 11, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has tasked the West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Assembly (WATRA) to ensure the development of a seamless telecommunications network and infrastructure across West Africa is expedited. Pantami said this in his opening remarks at the Annual General Meeting of the Assembly held in Abuja on Wednesday. The minister noted that Read More

WATRA 2021 AGM goes underway in Abuja

March 9, 2021 Ayoni M Agbabiaka 0

West African Telecommunications Regulators Assembly (WATRA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled to hold on Wednesday in Abuja. The event provides an opportunity for telecoms regulators in West Africa to take important decisions, including the adoption of activities report, programmes, budget for the Executive Secretariat, as well as the renewal of the organisation’s governing bodies. Minister of Communications and Digital Read More

NIMC to present scheme of service also

March 9, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The minister of communications Dr. Isa Pantami has directed the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) should prepare its own scheme of service too. The minister stated this when presenting Career Structure (Scheme of Service) and Conditions of Service for NITDA in Abuja, on Tuesday. He said, “We are committed to attracting and retaining highly skilled and highly motivated personnel in Read More

Minister unveils NITDA’s career structure, conditions of service

March 9, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has presented the condition of service and service Scheme to the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). The minister who made the presentation Tuesday, in Abuja said, this is the first-ever Career Structure (Scheme of Service) and Conditions of Service for the Agency. “This Scheme of Service will serve Read More

NITDA completes digital training for 50 PLWD in Enugu

March 7, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has said that with adequate knowledge, skills and resources, Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWD) can be job employers, rather than job seekers. The minister stated this at the closing ceremony of the 5-day training programme for People Living With Disabilities (PLWD’S) organized by the National Information Technology Development Agency Read More

DBI president lauds minister, EVC for digital economy drive policies

February 25, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

President Digital Bridge Institute Prof. Mohammed Ajiya has commended Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami and the executive vice chairman of Nigerian Communication Commission Prof Garba Danbatta for sustaining the digital economy drive in Nigeria. Ajiya stated this at the official opening of the 2nd International Conference on CyberSpace (i2C) which held from Tuesday, 23rd Read More