Pantami, Adamu daring COVID-19

January 18, 2021 Jerry Uwah 0

Nigeria is sheepishly taking on COVID-19 in a frontal assault that might prove to be a catastrophic miscalculation. The Federal Ministry of Education has defiantly ordered the reopening of primary and secondary schools across the country. Millions of pupils are now cheap targets for the deadly virus. The first cheap target for COVID-19 was presented three weeks ago by Isa Read More

NIN: Diplomatic corps to register at Foreign Affairs Ministry

January 18, 2021 Ayoni M.Agbabiaka 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has approved the setting up of a National Identity Number (NIN) enrolment centre at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The desk will be set up by Tuesday, 19th of January, 2021. This enrolment centre will provide support for members of the Diplomatic Corps and will be managed by Read More

Breaking: FG closes NIMC headquarters as crowd surges ahead NIN deadline

January 16, 2021 Admin III 0

The headquarters of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has closed against enrollment of National Identity Number (NIN) for all applicants. This was disclosed by NIMC head of media and publicity, Kayode Adegoke, who said the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy gave the directive. Adegoke said the minister reactivated 20 other centers within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to make Read More

Pantami advocates funding for NIPOST

December 17, 2020 David Agba 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has  advocated for a reverse of the zero budget status of NIPOST which has been the practice for many years. According to a statement by the General Manager, Corporate Communications, Mr. Franklin Alao, the minister who spoke at the Courier Services Forum organized by Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), said Read More

Obtain approval to avoid sanction, FG advises frequency users

December 4, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The permanent secretary in the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Mr. Musa Istifanus, has advised private and public entities that use the radio frequency spectrum or operate radio-communications equipment without government’s permission to regularise their operations by obtaining authorisation to avoid sanctions and/or prosecution. He gave the advice at a virtual/physical sensitisation workshop titled Implications of Irregular and Read More

Nat’l social register: Humanitarian affairs partners CBN, communications ministry

December 2, 2020 Admin III 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development is to collaborate with the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy to expand the National Social Register for targeting the urban poor. The Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq, made this known in Abuja on Monday at a ministerial press briefing to acquaint Nigerians with the Read More

Indigenous innovations key to unlock Nigeria’s position in global digital stage—Minister

November 20, 2020 Ayhoni M. Agbabiaka 0

he Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has stated that digital innovation and digital entrepreneurship in Nigeria will help position the country in its rightful place in global digital space. The minister who was speaking at the stakeholders review and validation workshop of the National Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Policy (NDIEP) organised by the National Read More

Nigeria ready for 4th industrial revolution— NITDA DG

November 5, 2020 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Director-general National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi has stated that Nigeria is prepared for the 4th Industrial Revolution. He said NITDA implementation of the IT roadmap has created ways for the adoption of the 4th industrial revolution which will serve as yard stick for digitalisation of the country’s mode of operation and the economy at large. The Read More

NIPOST joins UPU to celebrate World Post Day

October 7, 2020 David Agba 0

Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) will join other 192 countries under the umbrella of the United Nations Postal body, Universal Postal Union (UPU) to celebrate the World Post Day on October 9, 2020. In this year’s World Post Day celebration, NIPOST is organising a virtual lecture titled ‘The Role of the Post in Digital Economy’ slated for today, 8th October 2020 to be delivered Read More

Cyber security: Embrace healthy practices on cyberspace, Pantami tells Nigerians

October 6, 2020 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

As the world marks the Cyber security Awareness Month in October, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami has directed NCC, NITDA, NIMC, Galaxy Backbone and NigComSat to embark on nationwide cyber security awareness programme.  This 31-day awareness drive according to the minister will enable Nigerians obtain the knowledge required to embrace the digital economy and Read More

FG partner’s AfDB, Microsoft on digital skills for Nigerians

September 29, 2020 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has said the country was committed to developing capacity of Nigerians to use technology to solve problems. The minister stated this at the official launch of the digital Nigeria portal and mobile App in Abuja. The digital Nigeria programme will provide a platform to empower Nigerians to develop Read More

NigComSat-1R powers first African, Indian Ocean strategic satellite navigation service

September 22, 2020 John Oba 0

NigComSat-1R, the Nigerian Communication Satellite is successfully utilising its L-band/ SBAS payload as the backbone in a partnership between NIGCOMSAT Ltd, Thales Alenia Space and the Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa, and Madagascar, ASCENA to provide a Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) that broadcasts signals over the Africa and the Indian Ocean (AFI) region. A statement by the General Read More