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(Special Report) Minister should pile pressure more on NIMC than NCC

No doubt, the secret of enduring penetration of digital economy is powered by credible national biometric database. Secondly, it is important to always put the horse before the cart for efficiency and seamless movement. Findings have revealed that whereas the…


Index of efforts that grew digital access in Nigeria by NCC in 2019

A careful review of the corporate sponsorships and partnerships in 2019 by the telecom regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to drive penetration of digital economy in the year under review has shown strong coverage nationwide. Asides several other interventions…


Facebook, NCC seal infrastructure deployment deal to drive digital economy

The leadership of Facebook, global digital services provider has resumed discussions with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to explore opportunities for collaboration and partnership for infrastructure deployment to strengthen connectivity, enhance businesses and bolster citizens’ embrace of digital culture. In…

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Digital economy suffers set back over drop in Internet subscribers’ in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Internet subscribership waned in the month of November, creating an indication of drop in usership in Nigeria. Though it was not indicated that the drop is linked to the on-going fierce data price war amongst MNOs and ISPs, the…

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DEMS Volunteers’ plans nationwide consciousness on digital economy

Drawing strategic inspirations from the recent drive of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, a team of Nigerian journalists has unveiled Digital Economy Media Volunteers’ (DEMS Volunteers’), with a view of leading nationwide awareness on Digital Economy. A communiqué…


CBN’s slash in banking transaction fees boost to digital economy—Minister

…As apex bank clarifies reduction in current account charges The reduction of the cost of electronic cash transactions as well as Automated Teller Machine card maintenance fees by the Central Bank of Nigeria remains an unprecedented boost to Federal Government’s…

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FG unveils committee for new 5-year National Broadband Plan

Just as industry watchers have decried the delay of the Federal Government in coming up with new National Broadband Plan (NBP) following the expiration of former one since 2018, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, while…

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World Bank defines digital economy for Minister, decries inadequacies

Barely one month after the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isah Pantami, convinced President Muhammadu Buhari to add control of ‘Digital Economy’ to his watch in the ministry, World Bank decries Nigeria’s inadequate digital infrastructure. However, whereas the…

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Pantami’s ambition may cause inter-ministerial, agency confusion—Experts

Contrary to wide acceptability expected from many, pundits in communications and telecoms have raised serious concerns over the working templates of the change in the nomenclature of former Ministry of Communications which was renamed Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy…

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Africa’s digital revolution needs cross-border synergy to succeed—Claude

“Africa still lags behind the rest of the world in its digital transformation, and in spite of a growing number of innovative solutions, the ongoing lack of adequate infrastructure and connectivity is preventing the continent from realising its true economic…