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