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Comms. Minister, Shittu fails to present tidy performance note on 2017 budget

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For the second time, the Ministry of Communications, Barr Adebayo Shittu has been asked to go back and rework his ministry’s 2018 budget estimates for representation at the floor of the House of Representatives Committee on Telecommunications. Exactly the same scenario of shoddy documentation played out during the defence of 2017 budget. Proceedings during the failed budget presentation on Tuesday, ...

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High cost of optic fibre leasing frustrating target 30% broadband penetration—ntel

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Contrary to the claims of the Minister of Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu and Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Danbatta that enabling environments are on ground to drive the meeting of 30 per cent broadband penetration, industry operators have argued that not much is really on ground. According to them, exorbitant cost of leasing fibre optic ...

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Shittu finally fails to save NIPOST upon all claims to make it viable

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…As NCP shops for agency’s commercialisation transaction adviser The seating of the management of the National Council on Privatisation (NCP) chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo last Friday where some decisions critical to the privatisation process of some moribund parastatals including NIPOST has shown that efforts of the Minister of Communications, Barr Adebayo Shittu to revive the fortune of the ...

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Science/Tech regularly clashing with Shittu’s Ministry in ideas, others—BHIU

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More facts are still emerging, suggesting real traces of similarity of purposes and near duplication of development processes than synergies that can lead to effective merger of both ministries of Science/Technology and Communications. Whereas Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu is the Minister of Science/Tech, Barr Adebayo Shittu heads the Ministry of Communications. Business Hilights Intelligence Unit (BHIU), an arm of Business Hilights ...

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Broadband: Can InfraCo licensees achieve much when states’ can’t ease conditions?

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The telecoms regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), last week in Lagos revealed it has further given licences to additional two Infrastructure Companies (InfraCos) to wire up more regions with metropolitan Fibre Optic Cables (FOC) to drive broadband penetration. Otherwise, added to MainOne Cable Company and IHS Group, who in the last two years, won the bids for Lagos and North ...

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‘Shittu should distribute cap of ‘broadband penetration’ not Continuity ‘19’

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Telecoms stakeholders’ have called on the Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, to keep his eyes on what can be done to deepen broadband penetration so that Nigeria will hit the targeted 30 per cent penetration come December 2018, than causing distractions at Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting with 2019 presidential campaign  fez caps. Many of the industry experts who spoke ...

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Minister far from factors that can deepen broadband penetration—BH Report

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Whereas the Minister of Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu is saying that government is concluding plans to tap into Nigerians living in the Diaspora in a bid to surpass the 30 per cent broadband penetration set in the National Broadband Plan by the end of the year, industry stakeholders seem to be maintaining that the government has not done what it ...

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NASS rejects Shittu’s budget presentation, fingers shoddy preparation, errors

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The House of Representatives Committee on Telecommunications on Tuesday turned down debate on the Ministry of Communications 2017 Budget performance and 2018 budget projection citing shoddy documentation and presence of avoidable errors. Accordingly, the Committee which was on an oversight visit to the Ministry decline further discussions on the presentation after some of its members discovered many irregularities in figures ...

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Minister commissions CIBN Learning Centre in Lagos

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The Minister of Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu on Tuesday in Lagos commissioned an ultra modern e-Learning centre built by the Charted Institute of Bankers’ of Nigeria (CIBN) to deepen digital education. The project was built in honour of Alhaji A.O.G Otiti, pioneer member of the Institute in Nigeria

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Minister’s indecision frustrating relevance of NIPOST—Records

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Looking for the most traumatized and almost irrelevant agency of the federal government, it is the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST). Why, since the naming of Barr Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications, findings by Business Hilights show that he has changed plans on how to rejig and return NIPOST to profitability three times. First, he informed Nigerians that NIPOST will ...

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