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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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Communications Minister, Shittu claims training 28,800 youths on e-jobs

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The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu on Thursday in Ile-Ife, Osun State said his ministry has trained 28,800 unemployed youths from various states of the Federation on online job majoring on Micro-work and E-lancing. He said the training was possible because the ministry is leveraging on Information Communication Technology (ICT) for rejuvenating Nigeria’s economy as well as encouraging massive online ...

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‘Poor coordination of FG’s broadband penetration drive killing investors’ confidence’


An indication capable of meaning that the federal government is not serious in driving broadband penetration seems to be emerging as there has been series of back and forth policy pronouncements in recent times on the matter. Speaking at a forum in Lagos recently, the minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu, said government would seek better ways to bridge the infrastructure ...

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FG plans to reply Microsoft with $1bn ICT Company to boost local technology

Acting president, Prof Yemi

After days of official silence on the image damaging statement issued by Microsoft Corp on why it was dropping its earlier plan to seat a $30bn twin data centre in Nigeria for South Africa, the federal government has revealed its readiness to build a one billion dollar ICT company to boost indigenous technology. Business Hilights recalls that Microsoft had issued ...

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Minister expects ICT Varsity Comte report soon, VC, Registrar coming soon

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Following the successful inauguration of the proposed implementation Committee of the ICT University of Nigeria (ICTUN) on Thursday in Abuja, the Minister of Communications, Barr Adebayo Shittu has charged the members to turn in report within six weeks so that real take off can begin. In his remarks during the inauguration, he said “My expectations at the end of the ...

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NIPOST outlets to offer banking services, Int’l passport issuance from May this year—Minister


Though efforts to get official confirmation from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday proved abortive, the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu has claimed that all is set for all the 1,500 Nigeria Postal Service outlets across the country to offer banking service from May 1, 2017. Another service the nearly moribund agency will equally offer include processing and ...

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