FG lauds NCC’s commitment to Enhancing Digital Skill in Youths

The Federal Government has applauded the commitment and dedication of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) towards enhancing digital skills development among youths, through implementation of various Information and Communication Technology skill acquisition programmes. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, gave the commendation during the inauguration of a Digital Nigeria Centre (DNC), a project executed by the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), an arm of NCC, at the Ijesa Muslim Grammar School, Ilesa, Osun State recently. Representing President…

UK Govt freezes BBC funding for two years, to save Prime Minister

The UK government on Monday announced a freeze of the BBC licence fee, arguing a new funding model was needed to ease cost of living pressures and reflect a transformed media landscape. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries told parliament the £159 ($217, 190 euros) annual fee, paid by every television set owner in the country, would be fixed for the next two years. After that it will rise in line with inflation for four years, she said, saying the rising annual cost of the compulsory charge was hurting cash-strapped families. The…

Salihu Lukman resigns as DG APC Governors’ Forum

The Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Lukman, has resigned from his position.   Cable reports that some of the governors of the ruling party met on Sunday, calling for his urgent resignation. The resignation came on the heels of the controversy surrounding the planned convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC). From media reports, Lukman had consistently warned against the further delay of the National Convention noting that any of such delay may lead to the party’s political grave. In a statement on Friday, he had argued…

To live and lead in the Future embrace and utilise ICT – Danbatta enjoins Youths

Reckoning that 70 per cent of the new value to be created in the economy over the next decades will be based on digitally-enabled platform business models, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has stated unequivocally that it is focused on implementing all sectoral interventions focused on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) youth empowerment. Prof. Umar Danbatta. Danbatta made this declaration while delivering the 10th and 11th combined Convocation Lecture of Fountain University, Osogbo, Osun State. He asserted that the resolve of the Commission to…