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Minister of Communication, Dr Isa Pantami

Minister orders Nigerian agencies to begin standard certification

Nigeria's Minister of Communication Isa Pantami has directed agencies under the ministry to start the ISO certification process to improve cybersecurity in the country. Mr Pantami gave the directive during the Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency Iso 27001 award ceremony on Tuesday in Abuja. The agencies include the Nigerian Communication…

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola with the UAE Ambassador to Nigeria, HE Dr Fahad Al Taffaq. They discussed ongoing and future collaborations between Nigeria and UAE on internal security management.

Nigeria, UAE ‘renew commitment on security’ – Official

The Nigerian government and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to continue to work together to build the capacity of the security agencies under the purview of the Ministry of Interior. According to a statement by the ministry's spokesperson, Mohammed Manga, the two countries renewed this commitment on Monday…

NCC mobile lines

Additional 6.7m mobile lines ‘now properly registered’ — Minister

An additional 6.7 million mobile telephone lines (SIM cards) have been properly registered out of the estimated 9.2 million 'not properly registered' as recently disclosed by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC). The Minister of Communication, Isa Pantami, on Monday said this during the presentation of the governing board of the…

Nigerian agricultural seed agency unveils five-year plan

The National Agricultural Seed Council( NASC) has unveiled a five-year institutional strategic plan to provide direction for the agency and revitalise the seed sub-sector of agriculture in Nigeria. At the public presentation of the document in Abuja on Friday, the Director-General of the agency, Philp Ojo, said it aims at…

A farmland used to tell the story

Nigeria seeks assistance in improving agric sector research

The Nigerian government has called for the assistance of its development partners in intensifying researches in the country's agricultural sector. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Nanono, made the call on Tuesday, according to a statement by the ministry. Mr Nanono spoke while receiving a delegation from the…

Electric poles and a transformer...of no use.

Abuja’s abandoned communities where residents live without basic amenities

The village of Gomani lies inward from Yangoji on the Abuja-Lokoja Expressway. The journey is taxing due to the unpaved, bumpy road, dotted on one side with electric polls not linked by cables, indicating abandonment due to either insufficient funds or misappropriation. On one edge of the village is the…

Nigeria's new interior minister, Rauf Aregbesola, on Wednesday visited the ministry a few hours after the cabinet inauguration by President Mohammadu Buhari. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of Aregbesola]

Aregbesola at interior ministry, to assume duties Monday

Nigeria's new interior minister, Rauf Aregbesola, on Wednesday visited the ministry a few hours after the cabinet inauguration by President Mohammadu Buhari. He was accompanied by the Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, alongside his wife and others. Mr Aregbesola ruled Osun State from 2010 to 2018. He was also…

Kenya’s tourism industry is heavily focused on its beaches and wildlife. [Photo: Kenyan Wildlife Services website]

Nigerian, 11 others honoured for combatting wildlife crime

A Nigerian, Elizabeth Ehi-Ebewele, and 11others have been honoured for demonstrating excellence in combating wildlife crime. The award was presented by the Animal Welfare Institute in Geneva on Tuesday. Ms Ehi-Ebewele created Nigeria's first national audience on wildlife crime. According to the organiserals, she played a key role in the…

President Muhammadu Buhari at a Federal Executive Council meeting

Nanono takes charge at Nigeria’s agriculture ministry

Nigeria's new Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, assumed duty a few hours after his inauguration. At the ministry, where he addressed reporters on Wednesday, he said hunger in Nigeria "cannot be compared to what obtains in other countries". He said efforts should be made by the Nigerian…

Conference of African Telecommunications Regulations on Consumer Affairs 2019

Telecommunications contribute 10 per cent to Nigeria’s GDP in Q1 of 2019 – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the telecommunications sector contributed 10 per cent to Nigeria's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2019. Mr Buhari said this at the 2019 Conference of African Telecommunications Regulators on Consumer Affairs (CATCO) taking place in Abuja. He advised the telecommunications industry to play…

Dr Isa Ali Pantami

NITDA, TETFUND to improve education in Nigerian institutions

Nigeria’s information and technology agency, NITDA, in collaboration with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), are seeking to provide emerging technologies in tertiary institutions, to improve the quality of education in Nigeria. Speaking at the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), on Friday, the Director General NITDA, Isa Pantami, said…

Peace Mass Transit: A grain of mustard seed

EFCC, NFIU, CBN react to Peace Mass boss’ refund of N2.2 bn overpayment

Three federal agencies have reacted to the reported return of a $7 million (about N2.2 billion) overpayment into the First Bank account of the Managing Director of Peace Mass Transit (PMT), Maduka Onyishi. The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), two institutions that should…

Amethyst Gemstone

Why Nigeria is not benefiting from $300 billion global gemstone market — Experts

For three years, Jumai Oluyede, Lotanna Egwuatu, Emily Achor and Uzonna Ike, have made efforts to promote gemstones and jewelleries produced in Nigeria across the globe. The efforts have made been through the annual African Gems and Jewellery Exhibition and Seminar (AGJES), which has been in existence since 2017, in…

Minister of Communication, Dr Isa Pantami

Nigeria IT agency to expand e-conference to cover other African countries

The Director General of Nigeria's Information and Technology agency, NITDA, Isa Pantami, has said that by the year 2020, the annual e-Nigeria Conference, Exhibition and Award would become the African Information Technology Conference and Award. The objective of this is to integrate other African countries into the conference. He disclosed…

Baskets of tomatoes [Photo: Daily Post]

How Nigerian govt can support agribusinesses – Experts

Experts and Stakeholders in the Agribusiness sector have advised the Nigerian government to create an enabling environment for farmers in the country. They spoke during a panelist session at the Agribusiness investment activity on Tuesday in Abuja. The event was organised by United States Agency for International development (USAID), which…

Flood used to tell the story.

Nigeria to experience more flood next month – NIHSA

Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) has issued an alert warning Nigerians of imminent increased flooding, in September. This was disclosed by the director-general NIHSA, Clement Nze, on Wednesday during a press briefing in Abuja. The agency also accused state governments of failing to heed its previous warnings on floods released…

Ram Market

Sallah: Nigerian govt declares August 12 and13 public holidays

The Nigerian government has declared August 12 and 13 as public holidays for the 2019 Eid-el-Kabir celebrations. According to a statement on Tuesday, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, made the declaration on behalf of the government. She congratulated Muslims on the occasion and advised Nigerians, at home…

Femi Falana

El-Zakzaky: Falana challenges SSS to obey all court orders

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has challenged the State Security Service (SSS) to not only obey the court order granting bail to Ibrahim El-Zakzakym but to obey all such orders. Mr Falana also commended the ruling of the Kaduna State High Court which ordered the release of Mr…

Maize

USAID to facilitate $300m investment in five crops in seven Nigerian states

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to facilitate $300 million investment across five crops in seven states in Nigeria under its Feed the Future Programme. The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja during the launch of the Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity.…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello [Photo Credit: The News Nigeria]

Deputy accuses Governor Bello of sponsoring violence in Kogi

The deputy governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba, has accused Governor Yahaya Bello of encouraging violence in the state. Speaking on Channels Television Sunrise Daily on Monday, Mr Achuba said he was being victimised by the governor for "doing the right thing." He also called for tight security in Kogi…

Nigerian Mobile Police Officers

Nigerian police release phone numbers of spokespersons nationwide

The police have released phone numbers of its spokespersons in all states across Nigeria. According to the police spokesperson, Frank Mba, the list was released with a view to making Nigeria safer and more secure for economic development and growth. No fewer than 282 persons were killed in violent attacks…

Director General NITDA

NITDA outlines regulations for Nigeria’s ICT sector

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has outlined five new regulatory instruments for the improvement of the Information Communications and Technology (ICT) sector in Nigeria. Speaking on the development, the Director-General of NITDA, Isa Ibrahim, disclosed this at the second quarter public presentation of the regulatory instruments on Friday…

The German Development Cooperation, Deutsche Geselischaft for Internationale Zusammenarbelt (GIZ)

German agency trains Nigerians on financial literacy

A total of 24 Nigerians have been re-equipped with financial literary skills as part of the 'Pro-Poor Growth and Promotion of Employment in Nigeria Programme' supported by Germany. The training programme, which held in Abuja on Wednesday, had participants drawn from across the country. It was commissioned by the German…

Food sellers

Nigeria’s quarantine agency denies foodstuff dealers’ extortion allegations

The Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has denied an allegation by food sellers that its officers extort money from foodstuff dealers at certain quarantine posts in the country. In a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday, NAQS spokesperson, Chigozie Nwodo, said all the claims from the food dealers are…

Couple holding hands used to illustrate a marriage

Nigeria govt releases lengthy conditions for new marriage certificates

The Nigerian government has said the cost of its new federal marriage certificate is N21,000 while licensing of place of worship is N30,000. The director, Citizenship and Business, Federal Ministry of Interior, Steve Okon, disclosed this to PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja on Monday. Mr Okon explained that places of worship…