Telecoms Key to Economic DiveUmmarrsification in Nigeria – Danbatta  …as NCC remits N362.34bn in 5 years

The Executive Vice Chairman/CEO,Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has described as key the role of telecommunications to the diversification of the nation’s economy. Prof. Danbatta made this assertion in his presentation to Course 29 Participants at the National Defence College, Nigeria, recently. Speaking on a theme, “The Telecommunications Industry and National Development in Nigeria: The Roles of the NCC in Promoting Digital Economy”, he said, telecoms sector was the life-wire that will drive the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) of the Federal Government.” He noted that…

Pantami asks NCC to suspend N20 NIN Retrieval Charge 

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), has directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to remove the N20 USSD fee imposed on subscribers for NIN retrieval requests. Recall that the Federal Government on Tuesday, ordered Telecommunication network operators to require all their subscribers to provide valid National Identification Number (NIN) to update Subscriber Identification Modules (SIM) registration records for security purposes. However, subscribers are required by telcos to pay N20 for the retrieval of their NIN when they…

IGP promotes 4,134 traffic warden officers      …. calls for renewed commitment to duty

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has approved the promotion of 4,134 Traffic Warden Officers to their next ranks. The promotion included 65 Officers who were elevated to the rank of a Deputy Superintendent of Traffic; 245 Officers to Assistant Superintendent of Traffic II; 138 Officers to Senior Traffic Warden; 3,683 Men to Grade I and 3 Men from Grade III to Grade II.   The IGP noted that the promotion of the officers was part of the ongoing efforts by the Force to ensure that deserving personnel are promoted accordingly, to encourage hard work and further entrench…

Wase felicitates with President Buhari at 78

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon.Ahmed Idris Wase, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of his 78th birthday. In a birthday message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Umar Muhammad Puma, Wase joined the millions of Nigerians and well-wishers globally in extolling the virtues of the President as not only the Father of the whole nation but as a true leader and democrat. He noted that in his five years in office, the President has been able to showcase true qualities of a good leader…

KANKARA, MATTERS ARISING By Moses Okezie

A Buharist cannot even celebrate this huge win without angering people. I have been trolled on- and off-line. I don’t understand it. The boys are home and I expected the most vocal advocates of their release to be in the forefront of dancing in the streets. I mean, these were people who had perfected local and international carnivals for the foreseeable future in pursuit of #BringBackOurBoys – with a generous dollop of #sorosoke and a lot of #werey thrown our way. Instead gloom and glum faces pollute the land, the…

Gov Bello receives award for demystifying COVID-19 politics 

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello was on Wednesday conferred with an award of recognition for his role in demystifying the politics of covid-19 pandemic and his doggedness to stand against total lockdown owing to its devastating socio economic impact on the people. The award was organized and presented at the maiden edition of Kogi State Government House press corps end of the year get together and award ceremony. The Governor pleaded with politicians and capitalist to desist from playing politics with the lives of the citizens urged them to be…

NUJ President lauds Kogi Governor for initiating “people oriented” projects  ….describes his stand against covid-19 total lockdown as wise

The President, Nigerian Union of Journalist,  Chief Chris Isiguzo has hailed Kogi Sate Governor, Yahaya Bello for initiating projects and programmes which focused on the well being of the people of the state. He added that he was well aware of these several projects of his administration which he has at a time inspected all across the state, affirming that these were projects with direct impact and benefits on the lives of the citizenry He made this known on Wednesday at the maiden edition of the Kogi State Government House…

2020 A YEAR FOR NEW CX By Aliyu Ilias

The year 2020 started like every year but with uncertainty going forward, every customer experience prediction for the year 2020 prove wrong, the brands has planned to attend to customer with several way to satisfy their customers and create more loyalty. Customers as well prepared to get a better service and continue to look for a good customer experience company to patronise. The game changed in the year 2020 for companies and customers, many companies closed down their businesses, many brands changed their product and services, I recall a firm…

Save the Consumers asks NCC, NIMC,NITDA to develop an online platform for SIM registration

A civil society organization, Save the Consumers Initiative has called on the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and all service providers to extend the time contained in the new directives for subscribers  to provide their National Identity Numbers (NIN) to update their SIM Registration beyond the prescribed two weeks period. This is contained in a press statement released to the media by the Executive Director of the…

IIP-SARS:  Police produced detained complainant after one year,reveal death of another victim

Following an order of the Independent Investigative Panel on human rights violations by defunct SARS and other units of Nigerian Police, the Police on Thursday produced Raphel Tersoo Toona, who has been in detention for over one year. Prior to Raphel’s production before the panel by the police, his counsel, Mike Utsaha had expressed fears about the condition of his client and had therefore pleaded with the panel to compel the police to produce him as earlier ordered by the panel on December 14, 2020. Before the production order was…