Minister unveils Kayi App to drive financial inclusion

September 29, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Bosun Tijani on Thursday launched Kayi Bank, an online payment App, to drive financial inclusion and access to funds by the unbanked in Nigeria and Africa. Speaking at the launch of the App in Abuja, the Minister expressed delight that it would add some impetus to the commitment of the administration of Read More

FG calls for open, secure internet

September 24, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian government has subscribed to a free and secure Internet for Africa, which is capable of bridging the digital divide and creating innovative opportunities within the continent. A statement by Director, Public Affairs Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Reuben Muoka on Sunday, disclosed that Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani canvassed for this at the just-concluded Read More

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Fatherland unveils two apps to promote Afrocentrism

September 24, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Fatherland Corporation has announced plans to unveil two mobile and web applications – Fatherland and Fammet to promote Afrocentric lifestyles. Chairman and CEO of the group Hareter Babatunde Oralusi in a statement described the application as a community marketplace that will meet members’ needs for an Afrocentric lifestyle.  “We are focused on connecting members to the best Afrocentric lifestyle, including Read More

NCC announces change to fixed lines numbering format

September 20, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in keeping with its responsibilities under the enabling law, the Nigerian Communications Act (NCA) 2003, to manage Nigeria’s numbering resources, has announced new numbering format for fixed lines. This was contained in a statement signed by Director, Public Affairs NCC Reuben Muoka on Monday.According to the statement, Nigeria’s Fixed-Lines Numbering Format has changed from eight Read More

Technology industry thrives on collaboration – DG NITDA

September 19, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

To accomplish sustainable innovation, all players in the ecosystem must work together because it cannot be completed by one person or organisation.  Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, stated this at the Innovation Support Network (ISN) 2023 Annual Gathering with the theme “Unlocking Potential: Collaborating for Growth and Impact’’ at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua Centre, Abuja. Read More

NCC opens applications for 2023 Talent Hunt Research through Hackathon

September 19, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has kicked off activities for the third edition of its Talent Hunt Research through Hackathon as part of efforts to give expression to its Strategic Vision Plan 2023-2025, which is to encourage the development of new technologies and indigenous content through cutting-edge research. A statement by Director, Public Affairs of NCC Reuben Muoka disclosed that Read More

NCC a worthy telecom regulator – CJN 

September 19, 2023  Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Hon. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola has said the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), is  a worthy telecom regulator in Nigeria. The CJN also hailed the NCC for its dedicated efforts in promoting awareness and knowledge of Information Communications Technologies (ICT) among the judiciary in particular, and the Nigerian public. A statement by Director, Public Affairs of Read More

MINILS confers fellowship on Danbatta for empowering national workforce

September 16, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Michael Imoudu National Institute of Labour Studies (MINILS) has decorated the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, with the award of Fellowship of the Nigeria Institute of Labour (NIL) under the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.  This was contained in a statement issued to journalists in Abuja by Director, Public Affairs NCC Reuben Read More

Mobility firm promises increased visibility, seamless delivery

September 8, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

In its move to drive innovation in the moving and delivery ecosystem, Gomova technologies Inc has promised to offer increased visibility, exposure and seamless deliveries to its partners. The IT firm said it offers real time delivery solution for millions of individuals and thousands of businesses. Gomova technologies Inc said its solution driven app is what everyone needs to solve Read More

We’re implementing reforms to strengthen telecoms sector – NCC

September 6, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said it remains committed to its regulatory role of continually implementing requisite reforms to strengthen the communications sector in Nigeria. A statement by Director, Public Affairs NCC Reuben Muoka on Tuesday quoted the Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management at the NCC, Adeleke Adewolu as saying this while addressing stakeholders at the combined second and third Read More

NITDA committed to creating opportunities for girls, women -DG

August 22, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The director-general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa, has reiterated the commitment of the agency to creating and sustaining a life transforming opportunities for girl-child and women in the country. This was disclosed by the DG through his representative, Mrs Iklima Musa Salihu, Special Assistant, Strategy and Innovation, while delivering a goodwill message at the National Technical Working Read More

NITDA coordinates Nigeria’s participation at G20 ministerial meeting, as Nigerian startup wins awards

August 22, 2023 Content Editor 0

In a remarkable display of Nigeria’s burgeoning technological innovation and prowess on the global stage, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) orchestrated the country’s participation at the recent G20 Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy in Bangalore, India. The G20 Ministerial Meeting brought together leaders and experts from the world’s largest economies to discuss strategies and policies for fostering Read More

Tech expert, Buraimoh, offers solutions for Nigeria’s economic recovery

August 19, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The founder and Chief Executive Officer of Folbemos Limited, Engineer Folajimi Buraimoh, has said unlocking Nigeria technological potentials is the key to economic recovery.“unlocking Nigeria’s dormant capital in 5G Networking, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Analytics, Cloud and Edge Computing, Digital Economies, Cybersecurity and Resilience, Blockchain Technology, and Transportation, is driving diversification, which would catalyze the nation’s economic recovery,” he Read More

NIPOST to begin implementation of postcodes, Address Verification system October

August 17, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has said it would soon implement digital postcodes and Address Verification System (AVS) to boost revenue generation, tackle insecurity and enhance economic activities.  The Postmaster General of the Federation/CEO of NIPOST, Hon. Sunday Adepoju, disclosed this on Thursday at a media briefing in Abuja. He noted that implementing the Postcode and AVS by October this Read More

NCC warns against sale, use of non-type approved devices

August 3, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has warned traders and other stakeholders about the negative consequences of selling and purchasing phones and telecommunications gadgets that are not type approved by the Commission. The NCC said certification of telecom devices used in the telecom sector is one of the mandates of the NCC as enshrined in the Nigerian Communications Act (2003) whose Read More

NITDA issues warning of cyber-attacks on national digital infrastructures

August 3, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), through its Computer Emergency Readiness and Response Team has detected activities of a hacktivist group targeting our vital digital infrastructure. A statement by Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, NITDA Mrs. Hadiza Umar, disclosed that the hacktivist group, known for its politically and religiously motivated cyber campaigns, poses a significant risk to our Read More

NCC, BPSR sign MoU on digitization of govt processes

August 2, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta and the Director-General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Dr. Dasuki Arabi, over the weekend, have penned a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly work towards accelerating the digitization reform process in government. A statement by director, public affairs NCC Reuben Muoka on Monday, disclosed that the Read More

Digital literacy: NITDA unveils framework, set to create 1m digital jobs

August 1, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

In its ambitious target to achieve 95 percent digital literacy by 2030 and aligning with the vision of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to create over one million jobs for youths in the digital economy sector, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has officially launched the National Digital Literacy Framework (NDLF) for achieving a digitally literate citizenry. The framework is Read More

Inuwa charges youths on technological disruption

July 27, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigeria’s tech innovators have been charged to employ the use of technology as a source of inspiration in their quest to disrupt businesses as the three capabilities they needed to achieve the feats are now readily available.Kashifu Inuwa CCIE, Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), handed down this advice today in Lagos where he delivered a keynote Read More

NCC to review key regulatory instruments in telecom sector

July 26, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is set to amend key regulatory instruments and introduced new ones in the communications sector in order to create an enabling environment for the industry to thrive.Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of NCC Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, stated this Tuesday at public inquiry on six regulatory instrument in Abuja.According to Danbatta, the public inquiry affords an opportunity to Read More

Nexia international celebrates 2023 week

July 25, 2023 Content Editor 0

Nexia International, a global network of independent accounting and consulting firms, have commemorated Nexia Week across 122 countries. This year’s Nexia Week focuses on the essential principles of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). The event serves as a platform to showcase the firm’s dedication to the environment, community and all stakeholders involved, including employees and clients. It further emphasizes the Read More

NDPC tasks controllers, processors on data protection compliance, registration  

July 25, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC) has urged all banks, telecom operators, educational institutions, government parastatals and other organizations that collect and process data in Nigeria to register with the Commission between now and December, 2023 for data protection compliance monitoring. A statement by head, media unit NDPC Itunu Dosekun on Monday, disclosed that the National Commissioner of the NDPC, Read More

Avanti communications commits to market development in sub-Saharan Africa

July 25, 2023 Content Editor 0

Avanti Communications (“Avanti”) has been named the market-leading high-throughput satellite capacity partner in sub-Saharan Africa for the second year running. The results, from the 20th edition of the NSR Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand Analysis reports that Avanti’s market share is now more than two times that of its nearest competitor. NSR’s annual report is one of the satellite industry’s Read More

Akpabio, Abbas, others for public presentation of Ibietan’s book on cyber politics

July 19, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, the Speaker of the House of Representatives Tajudeen Abbas are among the dignitaries expected at the public presentation of a book, “Cyber Politics: Social Media, Social Demography and Voting Behaviour in Nigeria”, written by Omoniyi Ibietan, the head of media relations at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Tuesday, July 25. A statement Read More