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Month: August 2020

NEC 10th Edition: UBA Foundation Calls for Entries, Introduces Digital Submission Portal for Students

…Increases prize money by over 33% UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has today commenced the 2020 edition of its annual National Essay Competition in Nigeria with a call for entries….

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Ekeh to FG: Declare Oct 1 2020 Nigeria’s tech independence anniversary

Chairman, Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh has called on the Federal Government to declare October 1st 2020 Nigeria’s technology independence day. He made this call in a recent virtual chat with technology correspondents. The serial digital entrepreneur, who has remained…

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Telecoms sector contributes N2.3trn to Q2 GDP

…Stakeholders hinge growth on industry’s regulation Despite the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria’s telecommunications and information services sectors remain the enablers of growth, with N2.3 trillion or 14.30 percent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contribution in the second quarter…


COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon: NCC to boost Research with N9m to Winners

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is set to award research grants to the tune of N9 million to three deserving Nigerian startups with proposals for adaptable digital solutions for containing the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The selection…

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9mobile emerges #9jaSuperBrandOfTheMonth for August

The leadership of BrandEscort has nominated Nigeria’s most customer-focused telecommunications company,  9mobile  as its #9jaSuperBrandOfTheMonth for August. 9mobile was nominated  for launching a campaign that promised to reward 90 lucky customers with N1 million daily. The company  at the launch…

National Gas Expansion Program (NGEP) key enabler to the diversification—FG

The Honourable Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, His Excellency, Chief Timipre Sylva, has described the National Gas Expansion Program (NGEP) as key enabler to the diversification and growth of Nigeria’s broader economy. Speaking at the Third (3rd) Quarter 2020 Ministry…


NCC, EVC bag Human Rights Telecoms Awards

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and its Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, have been honoured in recognition of their critical role in keeping Nigerians and businesses connected since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Business Hilights…

Dangote seeks high Healthcare Funding, as Africa gets Polio-free Certification

Chairman, Aliko Dangote Foundation and Africa’s foremost philanthropist, Aliko Dangote has urged governments across Africa, the Federal Government of Nigeria, and State governments to increase their budget allocations to the healthcare sector, to help ensure improved basic healthcare for the…


CPN 2020 reviews issues surrounding 5G in Nigeria, others

The annual Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria) CPN Information Technology Professionals’ Assembly held earlier in July this year is a yearly gathering of Information Technology practitioners in Nigeria and Diaspora with the objective of discussing and strategizing on emergent…

Heritage Bank’s Academy, CBN, 25 others bag CIBN’s Accreditation

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) yesterday official presented Certificates of Accreditation to Heritage Bank Plc Academy known as “The Refinery” and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Learning Centre. The Institute via a Zoom virtual platform also…