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Pantami Engages Stakeholders on Broadband Implementation – NCC to facilitate new target of 70% – Danbatta

NCC to facilitate new target of 70% – Danbatta The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Ali Ibrahim Pantami has engaged relevant industry players and agencies under the Ministry to discuss ways for achieving accelerated implementation of the new Nigerian National Broadband Plan (NNBP), 2020-2025. At the first stakeholders’ consultation with the industry players… Read More »

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NCC Reviewing InfraCo Framework, Funding Options

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has constituted a committee to review the framework for the licensing of Infrastructure Companies (InfraCo) and recommend sustainable funding options for effective implementation of the proposed national fibre project. The constitution of the committee was sequel to the requirements of the new Nigerian National Broadband Plan (NNBP 2020-2025) and reports… Read More »

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FG Committed to Fast-track Nigeria’s Digital Economy – Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has re-emphasized the resolve of the Federal Government, through the Ministry, to continually advance the digital economy agenda of the country. Pantami stated this while delivering a keynote address at the maiden edition of the National Dialogue on Telecoms and Information and Communications… Read More »

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Covid-19: The World Needs Empowered Women To Surmount New Challenges – Sanwo-Olu, Oyetola

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his counterpart in Osun State, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola on Wednesday extoled the virtues of women, saying the world is in need of empowered women who are not afraid to pursue their passion in these interesting times of the global health crisis thrown up by Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking at… Read More »

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Delta earmarks N378 billion as budget estimate for 2021

The Delta State Executive Council, today, approved a draft estimate of N378 billion as budget for 2021 which would be presented to the state House of Assembly next week for approval. This was part of resolutions reached at the State Executive Council meeting presided over by the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa. In a post… Read More »

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Maritime Security, Trade: Korea, Belgium Pledge More Support for NIMASA

South Korea and Belgium have pledged more support for the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in its drive to enhance trade and security in the Nigerian maritime domain. The new Consul-General of the Korean Embassy, His Excellency, Kang Haenggu, and Ambassador Designate of Belgium, His Excellency, Daniel Bertrand, made the promise when they… Read More »

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Beware of Fraudulent Loan Offers

The attention of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has again been drawn to fraudulent messages and videos in social media circles requesting unsuspecting loan seekers and owners of small-scale businesses to apply for loans or investment schemes purportedly facilitated by the Bank.While the CBN, indeed, has several development finance intervention programmes from which different… Read More »

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6,000 Participants To Attend Virtual Cowlso National Women Conference.

About 6,000 participants are expected to attend the 20th National Women Conference (NWC) of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) to be held virtually from October 14 to 15, 2020 in line with Covid-19 regulations, First Lady of Lagos State and COWLSO Chairman, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu has said. Addressing a pre-event press… Read More »

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Downstream Sector Deregulation Will Boost Investment in Refining – Kyari

…Calls for Collaboration among Downstream Players across AfricaThe deregulation of the downstream sector of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria will increase investment in the refining business and facilitate exponential growth in the nation’s refining capacity.This was the submission of the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari,… Read More »

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First Bank Reinforces Its Financial Inclusion Drive; Disburses Over 17 Billion Naira Loans Through First Advance

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, recently announced that loans in over the sum of 17 billion naira have been disbursed to individuals, across the country. The loan disbursement is carried-out through FirstAdvance, its digital lending solution. FirstAdvance is designed to offer a convenient and easy access to cash for… Read More »