Pantami bags best performing digital minister award

September 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

In recognition of his performance in digital transformation and national identity programme of the Federal Government, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), has been awarded by Abia state government as the “Best Performing Digital Minister for the Year 2022”. The Award, which was received on behalf of the Minister by Director Research and Development, Read More

Pantami lauds ICT’s 17.92% contribution to GDP

August 24, 2022 David Agba Abuja 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has applauded consistent growth in ICT contributions to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which hit 17.92 % in the last quarter of 2020, and in the first quarter of 2021, and continued on an impressive trajectory. Pantami who gave the figures at the opening of the International Read More

Pantami reaffirms FG’s commitment to indigenous telecom content

August 3, 2022 David Agba 0

The Minister of the Communications and Digital Economy, Profession Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has reaffirmed federal government’s determination to reverse the trend of importation of all types of telecommunications products, especially where production in Nigeria is possible. Pantami who spoke at the first indigenous telecom content expo at the Landmark Center in Lagos, got immediate commendation from the Executive Vice Chairman Read More

Pantami reaffirms FG’s commitment to indigenous telecom content

August 3, 2022 David Agba 0

Minister of the Communications and Digital Economy, Profession Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has reaffirmed Federal Government’s determination to reverse the trend of importation of all types of telecommunications products, especially where production in Nigeria is possible. Pantami who spoke at the first indigenous telecom content expo at the Landmark Center in Lagos, got immediate commendation from the Executive Vice Chairman of Read More

Pantami kicks against new tax on calls, data

August 1, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has kicked against an attempts by the Federal Government to add a five per cent duty to telecommunication services. Patami disclosed this in Lagos, Monday at the exhibition organised by the Nigeria Office for Developing the indigenous Telecom Sector, an agency domiciled in the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). He said, the Read More

Pantami takes Digital Economic campaign to Minna

June 29, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, has restated the commitment of federal government to transform the country to a robust digital economy. A statement by spokesperson of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) Wednesday, said Pantami stated this at the commissioning of a ‘Digital Nigeria Centre’ at the Father O’Connel Science College, Minna, Niger state. Hosted Read More

Danbatta lauds Pantami’s appointment as WSIS Chair

May 18, 2022 David Agba 0

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has congratulated the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Pantami, on his appointment as the chairman of the 2022 World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Forum by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Danbatta described the choice of the Minister to chair the forum Read More

Cable Equiano: Pantami, Danbatta pledge enabling policy environment for wider kconnectivity

April 25, 2022 David Agba 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), and the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, have promised to continue to drive policy initiatives that promote investment in infrastructure in the Nigerian telecom industry in order to deepen connectivity to enhance the nation’s growth and development. The duo stated Read More

Pantami,Danbatta lead Nigerian delegation to MWC 2022

March 3, 2022 David Agba 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, accompanied by the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta is leading the Nigerian delegation to the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2022. The Mobile World Congress, the most influential conference and exhibition of stakeholders in mobile technology, Read More

Pantami’s professorship debate and 2023

February 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

The debate on the legitimacy of Prof. Isah Ali Ibrahim Pantami’s professorship is back. The national executive council of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), said that the conferment of professor on the minister of communication and digital economy, Pantami, didn’t follow the laid-down procedures of the Nigerian university system. The union directed all its members and branches throughout Read More

Nigeria’ll have widest 5G coverage in Africa in 2022 — Pantami

December 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria is hoping to have the widest 5G in Africa in 2022, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has said. Mr Pantami said this at the auction of the 3.5 gigahertz (Ghz) spectrum in Abuja on Monday. Three telecom firms are bidding for two slots approved by the NCC, after meeting all requirements for participating in the Read More

Technology, innovation key to poverty eradication- Pantami

November 17, 2021 Mohammed Lawal 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has said that Science, Technology and Innovation are essential tools for achieving sustainable development and poverty eradication in Nigeria. Pantami stated this at a national conference organised by the School of Technology, Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi. The minister said sustainable development can succeed only if all areas of the political sector Read More

NIN has enrolled 67m Nigerians – Pantami

November 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government has declared that no fewer than 67 million people have registered for the National Identification Number (NIN), which is the foundation for economic growth and national security. The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Malam Isa Pantami, disclosed this in Paris at the Nigeria international Partnership Forum held on the sidelines of the Paris Peace Forum. Pantami Read More

Pantami: The return of professorship debate

November 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal University of Technology, Owerri chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) inaugurated a  five-man probe panel on September 22, 2021, to assess the procedures used to appoint the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, as a Professor of Cybersecurity. The panel has concluded that due process was followed by the governing council and Read More

Pantami scaled 6 hurdles in FUTO to become professor – ASUU

November 8, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami is going through all necessary procedures before being appointed a Professor of Cybersecurity in the School of Information and Communication Technology (SICT) by the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO). According to the local chapter of ASUU, Pantami’s application scaled six 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

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

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

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

Breaking: EFCC chairman Bawa slumps at Villa

September 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa has slumped at the third National Identity Day celebration at the Banquet Hall Villa. According to the Nigeria Tribune, Bawa was reportedly delivering a goodwill message suddenly stopped, staggered back to his seat, and laid down. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Pantami, and other 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

On the power tussle at NiMet

August 29, 2021 Suleiman Ibrahim 0

Online news platforms of August, 17, 2021, were awash with the in-fighting in Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) under the present Director-General, Professor Mansur Bako Matazu. Since Prof. Sani Abubakar Mashi was relieved of his job as director-general of NiMet, the agency has not known peace. It was reported that “two general managers have assumed powers as defacto-DGs with each exercise 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