Wednesday, April 21, 2021



NITDA @20: Pantami charges agency to redouble effort towards IT promotion

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has charged the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, to build on efforts to advance the IT sector of the country.

Arewa: The region on self-destruction? by Danaudi Comrade

The North is now leaderless because almost all the projected problems are now at the doorsteps Northerners. There was a time when the late Premier of the North Sir. Ahmadu Bello kept the region united and came with an Industrial revolution in 1962 that would have made the region the major producer and exporter of crops in the world. He planted the economic trees that should have been the pillars to employ all our abandoned youths who are now the foot soldiers that are chasing us despite the presence of the high and mighty. The reputation of the North has faded away gradually taking us closer to our graves on a daily basis because of insecurity, unemployment and poverty.

Kaduna ‘masa seller’ receives award after paying N100,000 tax in 2020

A local Hausa delicacy seller, Zainab Mai-Masa, has received the Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service, KADIRS 2020 Micro Business Tax Award. Ms Mai-Masa, a 60-year-old...

Pantami tasks stakeholders on attainment of nationwide fibre deployment

The minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has called for deliberate efforts by stakeholders toward achieving the target of nationwide deployment of...

BUA founder, AbdulSamad Rabiu, donates N200m to Sokoto university

Nigerian Philanthropist and Industrialist, AbdulSamad Rabiu, has donated N200million to Sokoto State University towards the construction of an ICT Faculty Building for the University. This...

Digital Economy: Pantami commends Buhari for approving N5bn to NIMC

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali-Pantami, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving N5billion as capital budget for the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC.

Tackling insecurity: The Sokoto example, by Nafiu Muhammad Lema

"Safety and security don't just happen. They are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society

Digital Inclusion: Nigerian govt empowers disabled persons in Southeast

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has organised a five-day ICT capacity development programme for persons living with disabilities in all the South-eastern states of the country.    

NITDA: Turning Nigerian youths from liability to assets, by Ibrahim Hassan

Nigeria is among the youngest countries in the world in terms of the ratio of its youth to old citizens. But one challenge that comes with such demographic reality is how to gainfully engage these youths.

NITDA begins ICT training for disabled persons in Enugu

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, on Tuesday said it is consolidating on digital inclusion and has commenced the ICT training for Persons Living With Disabilities, PLWD, in Enugu State.

Cryptocurrency ban, in Nigerians interest – CBN  

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, on Tuesday said its directive to banks to discontinue transactions on cryptocurrency was to protect Nigerians involved in transparent bank transactions.

Cryptocurrencies, risky for Nigeria – ICPC Boss

The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, Bolaji Owasanoye, said virtual assets and cryptocurrencies are risky for implementation in Nigeria.

NAVSA program takes off in Gombe, 140 farmers to be trained on Smart Agriculture

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has launched one-week training for 140 farmers in Gombe state on digital farming, under the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture, NAVSA, empowerment programme.

An Afternoon With Nigeria’s Chief Technology Officer, by Gimba Kakanda

The first thing he did was to remind that cryptocurrency is enabled by a technology with applications far beyond the disputed virtual currency. “The...

Senate invites Emefiele, Yuguda over Cryptocurrency ban

The Senate has mandated its Committees on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions; ICT and Cybercrime and; Capital Market to invite the Governor of...

NCC donates computers to NFIU – Director

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has donated desktop computers and laptops to the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU, to enhance its ICT usage for operational efficiency, the NCC Director of Public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde has said.

Kaduna ICT expert launches online shopping platform

A Kaduna-based Information Communication Technology, ICT, expert, Najeeb Ibrahim-Kafur, has launched an online shopping site named Najeebmall.

Gbajabiamila facilitates installation of free WiFi in 6 Lagos campuses

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep Femi Gbajabiamila, has facilitated the installation of free Wi-Fi in six public tertiary institutions in Lagos State to ease their learning system.

Privacy: Data of Nigeria and Nigerians 99% secure — Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali-Pantami has assured Nigerians and the international community that citizens’ and the country’s data are 99 per cent secure.

FEC approves N995m for road rehabilitation in Zamfara

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday in Abuja approved N995million for road rehabilitation and procurement of an information and communication device that would enhance highway management system for roads across the country.

Dangote, Abdulsamad, others donate N50m for ICT hub in Ilorin – AbdulRazaq

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State on Friday announced the donation of N25m by Aliko Dangote of the Aliko Dangote Group and Abdulsamad Rabiu of the BUA Group for the construction of ICT Centre and Skills Acquisition hub in Ilorin.

UNIBEN recalls Post-UTME candidates to repeat exams

The University of Benin, UNIBEN, has appealed to candidates who sat for the Tuesday institution’s Post University Tertiary Matriculation Examination, Post–UTME, to return for the exercise.

GITEX 2020: Pantami woos IT investors, says ‘Nigeria is Africa’s gateway for investment’

The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has wooed potential investors into the Nigeria’s growing Information Technology sector, saying that the country is an investment gateway to the entire African continent.

E-Governance: NITDA begins capacity building for MDAs

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, on Wednesday, commenced a two day virtual strategic capacity building workshop for Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Public Institutions, FPI.

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