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Minister, NCC cite conflicting figures on inflows in ICT sector

NCC Shittu

An official confusion capable of embarrassing the industry and causing distrust in the use of facts and figures coming from the nation’s telecoms sector is currently playing out between the leadership of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) and the supervising Minister of Communications, Barr Adebayo Shittu. Whereas at the just ended International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World 2017 in Busan, ...

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NIPOST dumps planned banking services for postal, money orders


…revokes licenses of 14 Courier firms, seals 2 Indications have emerged that the planned transformation of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) to a digital banking services provider may have been finally jettisoned by the federal government. The agency which is in control of logistics and Parcel services has also revoked the operating licences of 14 firms and also sealed the ...

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Minister hails Microsoft initiative, silent on diversion of $30bn data centre

Smart CS Abuja

At a time many Nigerian stakeholders in Information and Communications technology (ICT) are still disturbed on why technology giant, Microsoft summoned courage to dump plan it has publicized and moved its $30bn game changing data centre investment to South Africa, the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, in Abuja on Thursday, hailed the company for other smaller development initiatives it has ...

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FG seeks Indian tech giants’ partnership in new ICT Varsity, bank

Shittu ICT Expo

The Minister of Communications, Barr Adebayo Shittu has taken his campaign for the takeoff of Nigeria’s ICT University and ICT Development Bank to Indian technology experts who gathered in Lagos on Wednesday, encouraging to partner with Nigeria to deepen the standard of the institution. In his opening remarks at the two-day Indo-Africa ICT Expo 2017 which ends today in Lagos, ...

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FG secures 20 hectres for ICT Varsity campus in Enugu—Minister

Shittu Versity

The Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, has secured 20 hectares of land from the Enugu State Government for the Enugu Campus of the ICT University of Nigeria. In a letter of request for additional plots of land personally handed over to the State Governor, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwanyi by the minister during his courtesy visit, he reiterated government’s determination to ...

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ICT Varsity takeoff under threat as Reps hits DBI over N1.2Bn TSA fraud


At a time the Minister of Communications, Barr Adebayo Shittu is warning up to beat his chest that his drive to ICT Varsity in Nigeria is becoming a reality, the House of Representatives Committee on Telecommunications has threatened to sanction Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, the director, Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), for alleged violating the federal government’s policy on the Treasury Single ...

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Digital is future cities, Nigeria can’t afford to lag behind—Osinbajo

Smart CS Abuja

…Says implementation’ll be difficult The acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, in Abuja on Tuesday, made it clear that as the entire globe is drifting towards digital economy and allied city infrastructures, Nigeria cannot stand alone but join the comity of nations. However, he was quick to hint that “As much as the initiative of smart cities is incredible and rational, ...

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Shittu seeks faster passage of bill to enable unbundling of NIPOST

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The Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu has called on the National Assembly to expedite action in passing the Postal Reform Bill designed to drive the restructuring of the nation’s postal flagship, the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST). The new bill aims to unbundle the hitherto moribund federal agency so as to operate on a commercially driven orientation including strategic banking ...

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Instead of new ICT Dev. Bank, upgrade NIPOST to do the job—Experts tell Minister

Shittu with Zinox boss, Ekehi

Stakeholders in Nigeria’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) have advised the Minister of Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu to work his talk on transforming the moribund Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST) to a digitally integrated commercial bank and rest the idea of floating ICT Development Bank. Many of the experts who spoke to Business Hilights on the issue said technology disruptions sweeping ...

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FG to market huge investment potentials in Nigeria’s broadband at ITU in Sept

As the Ministry of Communications and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) begin preliminary build up that will see a structured delegation to the 2017 International Telecommunications Union (ITU) conference in Busan, South Korea, indication has emerged that canvassing for international investors for the nation’s broadband will top priority. Whereas the delegation will be led by the Minister of Communications, Adebayo ...

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