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Nigerian govt grants NCC more time to resolve illegal data deduction

The federal government has granted the request of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) for an extension of the five days ultimatum issued it by the government to resolve issues of illegal data deduction in the country. The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, granted the extension with the…

Mobile phone, smart phone, phone, network, MTN, Glo, Airtel

NCC to sanction telecom firms who ignore customers complaints

The Nigeria Communications Commission, (NCC) says it will "punish" telecoms operators who fail to attend to customers complaint within 24 hours. The Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management, Adeleke Adewolu, said this at a meeting with operators on Thursday in Abuja. During the meeting, a report issued on the Service Level Agreements…

Nigerians on the street going about their daily business. [Photo credit: Quartz]

Nigeria declares Monday, November 11, public holiday

The Nigerian government has declared Monday, November 11, a public holiday to mark the Eid-ul-Mawlid celebration This is contained in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday by the interior ministry's spokesperson, Mohammed Manga. The celebration is held by Muslims to mark the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). READ…

NIPOST

Minister bans cash payments in NIPOST offices across Nigeria

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has directed the termination of cash payment in Nigerian Postal Service offices in Nigeria. This directive is to stop corruption in cash transactions, he said. This is contained in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES by the minister's spokesperson, Uwa Suleiman,…

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How African farmers can tap into billion-dollar agro-business chain – Experts

For agribusiness to become a one-trillion dollar industry in Africa by 2030, a revolution has to take place in the sector in the continent. This was the conclusion of a panel session at the African Economic Congress in Abuja on Tuesday. The session had experts from different fields of the…

Minister of Communication, Dr Isa Pantami

Communication Minister directs NCC to resolve ‘illegal data deduction’

The Minister of Communications, Isa Pantami on Tuesday, directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to resolve the issues of illegal data deduction within five days. According to a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES by the ministry's spokesperson, Philomena Oshodin, he directed the communication agency to ensure the downward review of…

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Border Closure: Nigerian rice farmers smiling to the bank – Minister

The closure of Nigerian borders has energised rice farmers in the country who are now smiling to the bank due, the Minister for State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mustapha Shehuri, has said. According to a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES by the agriculture ministry, Mr Shehuri said this at…

NITDA

How we’re tackling cybercrime in Nigeria – NITDA

The National Information and Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says it has adopted a multi-faceted approach to addressing the growing cybersecurity threat in Nigeria. The Director-General of the agency, Kasheem Inuwa, said this at the Information Assurance Workshop in Abuja on Wednesday. Mr Inuwa spoke through the Director of Information Technology…

Nigerian govt launches ‘gender policy on agriculture’

In order to achieve food security and reduce poverty, the Nigerian government on Thursday launched the 'National Gender Policy on Agriculture' in Abuja. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, said it is time for women to be prominent in the agriculture sector. Mr Nanono said the policy…

A farm land.

Foreign direct investment alone cannot transform Nigeria’s agriculture – ex IFAD President

Nigeria's agricultural transformation cannot be realised through foreign direct investment and partnership alone, the former president, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo Nwanze, has said. Mr Nwanze spoke in Lagos on Thursday at the International Conference and Expo on Research and Innovations in Agriculture (ICERIA), 2019 on the theme,…

Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed. Chief Justice of Nigeria

PROFILES: The seven justices who will determine Atiku’s fate at Supreme Court

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court named a seven-member panel to hear the appeal by Nigeria's main opposition party, PDP, against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Buhari was declared the winner of the February election by the electoral commission, INEC. Atiku Abubakar of the PDP came second in the election. Mr…

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Nigerian agency organises three-day fasting, prayer over ‘incessant’ staff deaths

A Nigerian government department has announced plans to conduct a three-day fasting and praying exercise over 'incessant' deaths of its staff members. The National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) said in an October 23 circular seen by PREMIUM TIMES that its officials should gather at its headquarters in Abuja…

Communications minister orders NCC to sanction culpable mobile operators on USSD service charge

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to sanction mobile network operators in the country making illegal deductions from subscribers. This was stated in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday by the minister's spokesperson, Uwa Suleiman. Mr Pantami had…

Minister of Communication, Dr Isa Pantami

Buhari renames communications ministry

President Muhammadu Buhari has renamed the nation's communication ministry to the Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy. In a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday by the ministry's spokesperson, Philomena Oshodin, it said the president renamed the ministry based on the request of the minister, Isa Pantami. The…

Uncultivated farmland, Argungu

Nigeria has succeeded in preventing ‘invasive plant pests’- Minister

Nigeria has succeeded in preventing the entry of invasive plant pests and other emerging pests, an official ha said. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, said this at the ongoing 31st Technical Consultation among Regional Plant Protection Organisation (TC-RPPOs). The Technical Consultation is the first to be…

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Farmers have sex more often than other professionals – Study

A new study shows farmers have sex more often than other professionals — as a third of those surveyed boast about having sex at least once a day. It’s not just the cows and chickens that are breeding down on the farm. According to the New York Post, what’s more,…

Federal Ministry of Agriculture

Nigeria has standardised seed production, distribution – Minister

Nigeria's membership of the International Seed Trade Movement has helped in standardising seed production and distribution in the country, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has said. He spoke at the West Africa Regional Seed and Seedling Committee Meeting in Abuja on Wednesday. Represented by the Permanent…

Emir of Gombe, Shehu Abubakar

National Health Dialogue: How traditional institutions can help achieve universal health coverage – Emir

Traditional institutions have a role to play for Nigeria to achieve universal health coverage in three areas of access, quality and equity. The Emir of Gombe, Shehu Abubakar, said this at the annual National Health Dialogue that ended in Abuja on Tuesday. He said to achieve all the three areas,…

Federal Ministry of Agriculture

Cry of hunger in Nigeria laughable — Minister

Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, on Monday, said Nigeria produces enough food to feed itself and send to neighbouring countries. According to a report by Punch Newspaper, he described the cry by some Nigerians of hunger in the land as laughable, insisting that there was no…

Right to Left: Simon Karu, Magaji Bala, Folarin Aluko(NBA) Chairman Abuja, Chioma Agwu and other panelist at the event

Nigerian women disagree as lawmaker say they are not ready for leadership roles

Women rose in unison at a forum in Abuja on Thursday to disagree with a member of the House of Representatives who said Nigerian women are not ready for leadership roles in politics and business. The member representing Kaltungo /Shangom Federal Constituency of Gombe state, Simon Karu, said this during…

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#NES25 How data analysis can address challenges of food security in Nigeria – Experts

Data analysis is the panacea to the challenges of food security in Nigeria, the Managing Director of Crest Agro, Oyetunde Solaja, said on Tuesday. Mr Solaja said data shows the documentation of the available products, markets and relationship between farmers and the market. Speaking as a discussion leader at the…

VAT: How we’re protecting small businesses — Official

The decision to raise the threshold for value added tax (VAT) is to ensure micro, small and medium businesses whose annual turnover is below N25 million are not affected, the director-general, Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze, has explained. President Muhammadu Buhari announced the decision to raise the VAT…

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Academia major challenge to research in Nigeria — Minister

Nigeria's Minister of State, Science and Technology, Mohammed Abdullahi, has said the academia pose a major challenge to research development in the nation. He said this during a roundtable at the Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja on Monday. The roundtable was made up of Executive Secretary Nigerian Union of Universities…

Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed

#NES25: Nigeria needs collective efforts to hasten national growth – Minister

Collective efforts of the public and private sectors in Nigeria will hasten the growth of the nation, the Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said. The minister said this at the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja on Monday. The summit is being held under the…

A corn farm used to illustrate the story.

Nigerian banks give only 4% of their loans to agriculture

Despite efforts by the Nigerian government to focus on agriculture and make it a mainstay of the Nigerian economy, Nigerian banks gave only 4.20 per cent of their total loans to the sector in the second quarter (Q2) of this year. A total of N15.1 trillion was given as loans…