Pantami: Intellect, Courage, Patriotism And Two Years Of Committed Consistency By Uwa Suleiman

For the second consecutive year, the Nigerian Defence College has asked my boss; Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami the minister of Communications and Digital Economy to serve in the capacity of its guest lecturer at the graduation ceremony and training lecture of courses 28 and 29 respectively. He obliged them both times.   This year, the wall watchers invited him to dissect the topic; ‘National Security in Nigeria: Emerging Technologies and Prospects for Enhanced Military Operations’. The world over, the Military still retains the gold standard for ethics and discipline…

Crimson As Colour of Mrs. Tinubu’s Wolf and Sheep Allegory By Festus Adedayo

Did Itsekiri, Delta State-born Senator representing Lagos in Nigeria’s National Assembly, Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu, nee Ikusebiala – interpreted, meaning, “death’s most fitting analogy is a sleep” – wife of the Asiwaju of Lagos,  All Progressives Congress (APC’s) National Leader and ex-Lagos State governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, know the implication of stirring the hornet’s nest? That was what she did last week when she introduced the wolf and sheep allegory into the current national discourse on the security situation in Nigeria.   Last Tuesday, at the thick of a dense discourse which…

Pantami: Buhari’s Terrorism-Canceling In Name Of Region And Religion By Festus Adedayo

On Christmas day in 2009, Nigeria’s Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, aged 23, having been born December 22, 1986, attempted to detonate plastic explosives that were hidden in his underwear. He had boarded a Northwest Airlines Flight 253 heading from Amsterdam to Detroit, Michigan, with 289 passengers on board. Providence however rescued those souls as the explosives refused to explode, burning instead Abdulmutallab’s laps and genitalia. About three years after, on February 16, 2012, a United States federal court convicted him on eight counts bordering on his criminality. These included an attempt…

FG lifts Ban on Registration Of New SIMs

The Federal Government has lifted the ban on new Subscribers Identification Module (SIMs) card registration, and fixed Monday, April 19, 2021 as the effective date for implementation. It however placed NIN registration as mandatory for registering new SIM cards. The development was contained in revised National Digital Identity Policy for SIM Card Registration approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. A statement by Technical Assistant (Information Technology) to Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Femi Adeluyi, reads in part: “The implementation of the Policy will commence on Monday, 19th of April…

Minister directs NCC to commence SIM Registration Database audit

The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy,Dr.Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to embark on another audit of the Subscriber Registration Database again. The order was in line with the Federal Government desire to consolidate the achievement of the SIM Card registration exercise of September, 2019. The NCC Director of Public Affairs,Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde in a statement issued on Monday December 9, 2020 in Abuja said that objective of the audit exercise was to verify and ensure compliance by Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) with the set quality…