Tuesday, February 16, 2021


Isa Pantami

Pantami, Umar Farouq, others to make presentations as Buhari presides over virtual FEC meeting

The Ministries of Petroleum Resources, Humanitarian Affairs, Water Resources, Power, Interior as well as Communications and Digital Economy are expected to make presentations at the 33rd virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC.

BVN will soon be replaced with NIN – Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Pantami, has disclosed that the Federal Government was working towards replacing the Bank Verification Numbers,...

BREAKING: Nigerian govt extends NIN/SIM linkage deadline

The Federal Government has extended the deadline for linkage of National Identity Numbers with Subscribers Identity Module, SIM, cards by eight weeks, from February 9 to April 6, 2021.

NIN: MURIC lauds Pantami, says the minister’s taking Nigeria to higher heights

The Muslims Rights Concern, MURIC, has commended Dr Isa Pantami, Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, for his efforts towards linking National Identity Number, NIN, to SIM cards in the country to prevent crime.

BREAKING: All foreign diplomats must get NIN, says Nigerian govt

The Federal Government has made it mandatory for all foreign diplomats resident in Nigeria to obtain the National Identity Numbers, NIN.

Osinbajo welcomes Microsoft’s offer to support Nigerian youths

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the offer by Microsoft Corporation and other tech firms to support Nigeria’s Economic Sustainability Plan, ESP, and youth development is a welcome development.

NCC speaks on plans to disconnect millions of telephone subscribers over NIN

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has cleared the air on speculations of impending mass disconnection of telephone subscribers.

Pantami launches mobile app for securing NIN slip

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has approved the development and release of an improved National Identity Number, NIN, slip and a mobile application that will help in securing NIN.

Smart Agric will promote digital innovation, entrepreneurship – Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has said that smart agriculture is part of promoting digital innovation and entrepreneurship in Nigeria.

Pantami wants Abuja transformed into ‘Smart City’

The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami has called for the transformation of the Abuja City of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, into a Smart City to compete with global technological advancement.

Digital Economy: Impossibility not in Nigeria’s dictionary – Pantami

The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami has said that ‘impossibility’ is not in Nigeria’s dictionary, as far as developing the country’s a digital economy is concerned.

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.

GITEX 2020: Nigerian start-ups to attract $50m investments, says Pantami

The Federal Government on Sunday, says about 50 million dollars foreign investments is already being attracted into the economy for the support of various start-ups in the country through its digital economy and innovations policy.

GITEX 2020: Pantami commissions Nigeria pavilion as technology exhibition week begins in Dubai

The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has commissioned Nigeria's pavilion at the Global Innovation and Technology Exhibition, GITEX 2020, in Dubai.

Facebook, others to review Nigeria’s digital entrepreneurship policy document – NITDA 

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has selected representatives from Facebook Nigeria, Innovation Support Network, Blue Sapphire and other notable hubs to review the National Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Policy document.

Buhari condoles with Pantami over daughter’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, over the passing on of his daughter, Aisha. Garba...

Pantami and Nigeria’s Digital Economy project, by Yushau A. Shuaib

It was almost late into the night when the calls came in. Since I didn’t have the number on my contact list, I was initially reluctant to answer it. But when the call came in again, this time with the ID Caller displaying ‘Isa Pantami’, my heart skipped a beat.

Nigeria’s digital economy not feasible without 70% broadband penetration – Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami stressed that Digital Economy cannot be achieved without adequate broadband penetration in the country.

NITDA vows to ensure public internet providers comply with regulations

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has reiterated its commitment to ensure that providers of Public Internet Access, PIA, comply with the legal framework regulating the services.

Terrorists may disrupt 2019 elections, NITDA warns

The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Isa Pantami, has said the 2019 general elections may be disrupted if adequate...

WannaCry Attack: Nigeria is free, says NITDA boss Pantami

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says Nigeria is free from the “WannaCry” ransomware attack  but called for sustained security from stakeholders to...

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