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PPP Model Key To Nigeria Digital Economy’s Growth – Danbatta

The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has described the public-private partnerships (PPP) model as strategic to current efforts to position the nation’s economy on the path of sustainable growth. The industry regulator made this remark in his keynote address at the 2021 Conference and Exhibition on Information Communication Technology & […]

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56% Americans Support Stricter Regulation Of Tech Firms – Survey

More Americans think major technology companies should face more government regulation even as a majority say that these firms have too much economic power and influence. These findings were contained in a new Pew Research Center survey conducted April 12-18, 2021. But then, there’s not a strong consensus among the public that the government reducing […]

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Osinbajo Restates FG’s Commitment To Attract Private Sector Investments

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said that the President Buhari-led government is committed to mobilising the private sector to participate in the country’s economy for efficiency and sustainable growth. The Vice President ,who spoke at the webinar organised by the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) in collaboration with the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX) […]

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FG Rejects Flour Mills, Royal Foam, Others’ Tax Relief Applications

The Federal Government has rejected the application of 10 companies seeking pioneer status under the Industrial Development Income Tax Act in Q1 2021. A report by the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC),which covered those entities that applied for the fiscal relief in the quarter under review, showed that applications of Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, […]

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Kano Governor, Others Laud NCC On ICT Parks’ Projects

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and other development analysts have commended the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for its ongoing initiative in building Information and Communication Technology (ICT) parks across the six-geo political zones of the country. Governor Ganduje gave the commendation when he visited the site of an ongoing construction of an ICT […]

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Lagos Secures $629Mn Loan To Fund Lekki Deep Sea Project

Lagos State Government on Monday disclosed that it secured $629 million loan to part-fund the Lekki Deep Sea Port Enterprise Limited project. The Commissioner for Commerce, Industry, and Cooperatives, Dr. Lola Akande, gave this hint during the year 2021 ministerial press briefing to mark Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s second year in office. According to her, the […]

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PTI Flags Off ICT Skills’ Training For Delta Youths

The Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Warri in Delta State, has flagged off a three-month training programme on computer skills for 57 youths from 24 Urhobo kingdoms in the state. The Institute’s Acting Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Henry Adimula, who disclosed the kick off the capacity building programme, said the funding of the training […]

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Reuters, Adapt IT Partner On African Businesses’ Digitization Drive

A new collaboration between Thomson Reuters, one of the world’s leading providers of business information services, and Adapt IT, a provider of leading specialised software and digitally-led business solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa, has been entered into by the duo to enable more businesses in the region deploy technology solutions for enhancing their competitiveness in the […]

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FG Shifts NIN-SIM Linkage Deadline To 30Th June

The Federal Government on Tuesday announced the extension of the ongoing NIN-SIM data verification deadline to 30th of June, 2021 based on request by stakeholders in the nation’s telecommunications industry, especially the millions of yet-to-be-captured subscribers. The approval for the extension of the deadline was contained in a statement jointly signed by the Director Public […]

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ILO Tasks Govts On Workplace Safety, Health Systems’ Investments

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Wednesday charged governments in countries across the world to put in place sound and resilient occupational safety and health (OSH) systems through improved investments in critical infrastructure that would minimize the risks for everyone in the world of work in the event of future health emergencies. The global labour […]