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NIMC denies trending NIN App, links creation to fraudsters

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has warned Nigerians to stay away from a fake app that claims to help link the National Identity Number (NIN) to SIM cards. NIMC, in a Twitter post on Monday, dissociated itself from the…

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Minister lists 8 pillars anchoring National Digital Economy

The Minister, Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami Monday listed the eight development pillars upon which our National Digital Economy is anchored. The pillars include Developmental Regulation; Digital Literacy & Skills; Solid Infrastructure; Service Infrastructure; Digital…

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October 1st: Nigeria’s Diamond Jubilee calls for digital investments

On the 1st of October, 2020, Nigeria will be celebrating its Diamond Jubilee as it turns 60 years. It is a day that reminds every citizen about the dawn of the nation we call our country, a diverse nation with…

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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…

(Special Report) Can’t NIPOST transform self to become Africa’s logistics giant?

Last week Thursday, we did a story (, wherein we revealed that the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) is running helter-skelter combing for a partner to remain relevant as an agency of the government. We are elated that several readers of…


Now Okpeke chaired new NBP, did her report resolve issues she raised earlier?

Several years back and precisely in 2018, the CEO of MainOne Cable Company and the chairperson of the new National Broadband Plan 2020-2025, Ms Funke Opkeke took a swipe on the then prevailing NBP which elapsed this year. Recall that…

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ATCON seeks validation of national identity with biometrics of subscribers’

Against the background of soaring cases of mistaken identity of SIM card users, President of the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Mr Olusola Teniola has advocated for verification and cross matching of SIM registration details with credible national…


(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…

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Cordros Securities reacts to new ministerial policy on SIM card registration, usage

Leading financial market research group, Cordros Securities have reacted to the recent directive to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami on policy reversal bordering on SIM card registration and usage…

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Exclusive: Infracos, telecoms yet to receive any notice on slashing RoW by NGF

Whereas many telecoms stakeholders had expressed happiness on the January assurance from states’ governors to crash their respective charges levied per square meter of Right of Way (RoW) for laying of fibre optic cables, nothing or no official statement of…