Friday, 1st December 2023

Isa Pantami

24 May
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, has inaugurated the National Committee on the implementation of the National Blockchain Policy for Nigeria.
4 May
The Federal Executive Council (FEC), at its seating yesterday, approved a national blockchain policy.
7 Apr
The Federal Government has commenced the implementation of phases two and three of the N41.6 billion Nigerian Communications Commission's Broadband Connectivity Intervention in critical sectors of the nation's economy with the flag-off of Broadband Connectivity for Tertiary Institutions..
23 Mar
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, has revealed that cyber criminals launched 3,834,244 from both within and outside Nigeria during the Governorship election of March 18.
14 Mar
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, said a total of 12,988,978 cyber attacks were blocked originating within and outside Nigeria during the presidential election. The ministry spokesperson, Uwa Sulaiman, noted in a statement on Tuesday that in the run-up to the 2023 general elections, there had been an "astronomical increase" in cyber…
14 Mar
To foster growth of digital innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in the country and consolidate the achievements made by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, the Federal Government has inaugurated a 27-member committee to implement the Nigeria Startup Act 2023 (NSA).
15 Feb
The unprecedented disruption by COVID-19 is accelerating the urgency for agility, adaptability and transformation. Industry structures and business models are being disrupted – and the digitalisation of the economy is being rapidly accelerated.
26 Jan
The Federal Government said it foiled 66 attempts by hackers from Europe to compromise the virtual meetings of the Federal Executive Councils (FEC).
26 Jan
The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday in Abuja approved the National Child Online Protection Policy and Strategy.
26 Jan
Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, (HURIWA), on Wednesday, carpeted the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele over the non-workable policies of the two bodies and their failures to halt kidnapping and ransom-collection in the country.
16 Jan
Statistics from the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) have revealed a 53 per cent rise in the values of bills paid online, otherwise known as E-Bills.
28 Dec 2022
The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, has awarded 35 individuals for their excellence in the field of information and communication technology (ICT).


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A coalition of anti-corruption groups has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to investigate a viral audio where some politicians in Delta State were allegedly discussing how they secured tribunal judgements in favour of the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).…
26 mins ago
The UN's top court Friday ordered Venezuela not to take any action to upset the status quo with Guyana, two days before a potentially explosive referendum over a disputed oil-rich territory. Without expressly mentioning the vote planned for December 3, the International Court of Justice said Venezuela "shall refrain from taking any action which would…
32 mins ago
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria Chikaosolu Ojukwu has condemned the spraying of cash at a reception held to celebrate his swearing-in as a member of the Inner Bar. Ojukwu said in a statement that the act "embarrassed" him and was "unsolicited". He said it was done against his "earlier express verbal and written instructions against…
32 mins ago
The Nigerian Delegation to ECOWAS Parliamen presented its country’s report to the Second Ordinary Session of 2023 on Friday.
40 mins ago
Actress Uzo Aduba and her husband Robert Sweeting have announced the arrival of their baby girl, Adaiba Lee Nonyem. The couple shared the news on social media, expressing their joy and love for their new daughter. Aduba posted a photo of herself holding baby Adaiba on Instagram, writing, "We love you so much, Adaiba Lee…
44 mins ago
Scottish Playwright, John Byrne, known for his work on the BBC series Tutti Frutti and the Slab Boys theatre trilogy, dies at the age of 83, His wife, Jeanine, was by his side during his final moments. Born in Paisley and a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, Byrne's creativity knew no bounds. His…
56 mins ago
Nigerian singer Dapo Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj, has been cleared of rape and N-power fraud allegations by the Nigeria Police Force and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). In separate documents exclusively obtained on Friday, the police and the anti-graft agency gave the artiste a clean slate in separate clearance…
1 hour ago
The United States will continue to press for extending a truce in Gaza, the White House said Friday, as intense fighting erupted once again in the Israel-Hamas war. "We continue to work with Israel, Egypt, and Qatar on efforts to extend the humanitarian pause in Gaza," a White House National Security Council spokesperson said. Under…
1 hour ago
Melvin Townsend, the man punched by Mike Tyson on a plane in April 2022, is seeking $450,000 in damages from the boxer. Townsend's attorney told TMZ that his client has been dealing with various injuries since the attack, "including a concussion, cervical radiculopathy, and impaired vision." Mike Tyson's lawyer, Alex Spiro, dismissed the lawsuit as…
1 hour ago
Meet Larry Alden Brown, Lon Bernard Brown, and Gene Carol Brown, the world's oldest living triplets (male), turning a remarkable 93 today. Originally from Kalvesta, Kansas, USA, born during the Great Depression, these brothers have quite a story to tell. Larry, the firstborn, recalls, "We were a late-in-life BIG surprise to our parents." Despite being…