Wake up, mass communication graduates 

November 7, 2023 Hauwa Isa Dogo 0

I respectfully write to advise the potential and graduates of Mass Communication about the positive potency of being practicable in their respective field of specialisation before or after graduation from school instead of remaining stagnant without practice despite acquiring the certificate and the knowledge. One could sadly find a mass communication graduate who cannot make a correct sentence. This is Read More

We’ve carved a niche in communication sphere, says NCC boss

September 19, 2023 Bashir Mohammed 0

Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communication (NCC), Professor Umar Garba Dambatta, has said the commission effected giant strides in communication sphere under his leadership. Speaking at a media parley in Kano weekend, Dambatta said the commission has come up with various action plans aimed at making the industry robust and coherent enough in facing the challenges of the ever sprawling Read More

Restrict sale of phones in Maiduguri

April 26, 2023 Admin III 0

Phones are the most influential and useful elementary form of communication in daily interaction among people which must be used especially by the digital natives. Many people cannot live without the use of phone attached to them. Therefore, the commercialization of phones will bring more influence and standardization of easily connection among people. People but and sell phones in many Read More

Pantami, Bugaje’s books are solutions to Nigeria’s ills

February 14, 2023 Auwal Ahmed Ibrahim 0

Recently, Professor Sheikh Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, launched a book titled “Skills Rather Than Just Degrees” to shift the concentration of Nigerian students to skills and training of their courses rather than earning just the degree certificates. Indeed, Pantami’s book is a challenge and eye opener to the managements of Nigerian universities and Read More

When communication scholars proffered solutions to science, technology, innovation

February 2, 2023 OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU pool 0

It was a gathering of who’s who in the world of communications technology recently as they robbed mind on the way forward for effective communication. OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU reports.   The world is currently driven by Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). From productions to consumptions, industries, arts, agriculture sectors and other economies, there are emerging new but creative ways of actions Read More

Again, NCC warns against use of counterfeit, non-type approved phones  

November 30, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has cautioned consumers against the patronage and use of counterfeit devices and those that have not been typed approved. The agency warned that such devices negatively affect the quality of experience while leaving their users vulnerable to losses and other discomforts. A statement by Director, Public Affairs NCC Reuben Muoka on Wednesday, noted that the Read More

2023: Southern Kaduna LP senatorial candidate names 19-member campaign council 

November 24, 2022 Abubakar Labaran 0

The Labour Party (LP) Senatorial candidate for Southern Kaduna, Engineer Michael Ayuba Auta, has make public his campaign official portfolios. Addressing journalists in Kafanchan during the week, the candidate said he has appointed 19 party members  to handle the affairs of his campaign to ensure  total victory at the polls. He named Honourable Mohammed Zakari as his campaign director general, while Read More

NAMA installs communication equipment in Abuja, Kano

February 17, 2022 Suleiman Idris 0

Safety and communications within the Nigerian airspace has further been improved with the installation of Extended Very High Frequency Radio systems in several Nigerian Airspace Management Agency NAMA’s stations across the country. The equipment, which is to boost air to ground communication, has been installed in some northern stations including Abuja and Kano, while that of the Lagos center is Read More

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

December 14, 2021 Admin III 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

Airtel Africa to make $51.7m from sales of telecom tower

November 4, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Airtel Africa, a leading telecommunications company with presence in 14 countries across the African continent, has announced the first closing of the transaction to sell its telecommunications tower company in Madagascar to Helios Tower Plc. According to a statement signed by the Group Company Secretary, Simon O’Hara, and made available on the website of the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX), Airtel Read More

Albarka Radio: Celebrating four years of transformation

November 3, 2021 Admin III 0

With global communication becoming so easy after the first invention of radio by Guglielmo Marconi in 1885, it has traversed different stages of evolution and series of transformations which gave birth to present radio set we see and use. Radio is considered globally as the simplest means of disseminating information, because of its peculiar features such as portability, immediacy, transient Read More

Insecurity: Bandits in North-west, North-central are terrorists – PGF boss

October 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has declared that bandits operating in the North-west and North-central parts of the country all have the characteristics of terrorist groups. The APC chieftain however condemned opposition by some persons such as Sheikh Ahmed Gumi to declare the Read More

Doctors said I won’t live beyond 35, but here I am healthy at 70 – Dokpesi

October 12, 2021 Admin III 0

Dr. Raymond Anthony Aleogho Dokpesi is  a Nigerian media entrepreneur and Founder/Chairman Emeritus  Ray Power/ Daar Communications. Ahead of his 70-year anniversary October 25, the trained marine engineer shares the touching story of his life with ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF and a few other journalists recently in Abuja.  The media owner who couldn’t speak in the early years of his life was already  ‘sentenced’ to death by Read More

Insecurity: PDP presenting false narrative against Buhari, APC – PGF boss

October 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has said opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others are presenting false narrative to paint President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party in bad light. The PGF boss also described as “politically scandalous” for an APC state like Lagos to Read More

NIN-SIM integration: NCC sensitises telecom consumers on October 31 deadline

September 29, 2021 David Agba 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reminded and urged telecoms consumers to link their National Identity Numbers (NINs) with their Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) before the expiration of the deadline of October 31, 2021 set by the federal government. The Commission gave the admonition during the NCC Digital Signature (NDS) radio programme, which hosted the 2nd episode of Telecoms Consumer Read More

Pantami advocates artificial intelligence for protection of critical infrastructure

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has advocated the use of artificial intelligence in protection of critical infrastructures across the country. Pantami, who was speaking Tuesday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) stakeholders summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Nigeria, stressed the need for more awareness, Read More

Zamfara: We’ll extend telecom shutdown beyond 2 weeks – Matawalle

September 18, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle has said more than 100 informants have been arrested during the ongoing military operations aimed at riding the state of bandits. He said the two-week shutdown of communication services will be extended. Matawalle stated this in a BBC Hausa exclusive programme, ‘Ganimun hanya,’ aired Saturday morning. “When I became governor I entered into treaty with 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

Glo in heavy debt, FCDA threatens to shut offices

September 10, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) has threatened to seal all Globacom Nigeria Limited offices in Abuja over non-payment of over N1.3 billion telecommunication duct debt. Accordingly, the authority has issued a 7-day ultimatum to the telecom to comply with the payment or risk business and switch premises being sealed up. Addressing journalists during a visit to some of the Read More

NEPZA boss hails association over board chairman’s award

September 10, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Managing Director of Nigeria Export Processing Zones (NEPZA), Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, has expressed appreciation to the Association of Local Government Vice Chairmen of Nigeria over the conferment of its coveted  “Award of Excellence” on the Chairman, NEPZA board, Hon. Adamu Abdu Fanda on Thursday in Abuja. According to a statement signed by NEPZA Head, Corporate Communication, Martin Odeh, Adesugba Read More

NCC launches podcast channel, Strategic Vision Plan (2021-2025)

September 8, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has unveiled its Strategic Vision implementation Plan (2021-2025), a new media channel (Global Connect Podcast) and a Compendium of speeches by its Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) Prof Umar Danbatta in Abuja, on Tuesday. The Strategic Vision (Implementation) Plan (SVP) 2020-2025 is a follow up to the SVP 2015-2020. The EVC of NCC, Prof Umar Danbatta said Read More

Insecurity: FG, NSCDC plan strategic meeting on protection of National Assets

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) are making efforts to further safeguard Nigeria’s critical assets and infrastructure across the country against backdrop of insecurity confronting the Nation. Some of the critical infrastructure including; Chemical Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, Communications Sector, Critical, Manufacturing Sector, Dams Sector, Defence Industrial Base Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Energy Sector, Read More

Prioritise safety, security of the Nigeria’s cyberspace, Pantami tells professionals

August 10, 2021 Admin III 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isah Ali Pantami, on Tuesday tasked Information Technology professionals to prioritise the safety and security of the country’s cyberspace. Dr. Pantami who made the call during his address in Uyo, titled- The Imperatives of Cybersecurity for a Digital Economy said priority and preference should be given to cybersecurity as the capacity and Read More

Airtel, MTN, others earn big from “borrow now pay later” services

August 6, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Telecommunication giants MTN and Airtel Nigeria reported massive growth in their airtime credit businesses otherwise termed ‘borrow now, pay later” services, according to their annual report for the quarter ended June 2021. Nigeria’s growing youth population has become the focus for quick loan schemes with businesses exploiting the huge demand for easy credit and the temptation it provides for their Read More