NCC Surpasses Revenue Projection, Post N150bn Spectrum Fee in 5 Months

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has exceeded its N36 billion projected revenue from spectrum license fees for 2021, having recorded over N150 billion from this revenue source within the five months of the year. The figure represents over 400 percent increase in revenue budget performance in respect of spectrum fees generated by the Commission between January 1 and May 31, 2021, reflecting a significant contribution … Continue reading NCC Surpasses Revenue Projection, Post N150bn Spectrum Fee in 5 Months

House of Reps joins FG, supports the ban on Twitter

The House of Representatives has rejected a motion requesting the federal government to lift the suspension on Twitter, as a result of its negative economic impact on Nigerians, who depend on it for their livelihood. The lawmakers took the decision at the Committee of the Whole on Thursday, while considering the report of its joint Committee that investigated the suspension of the micro-blogging site by … Continue reading House of Reps joins FG, supports the ban on Twitter

NITDA launches the Nigerian National Public Key Infrastructure

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has commenced operations of the National Public Key Infrastructure (NPKI). The commencement of the national PKI operations was unveiled by the Director-General, Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE, on Tuesday 29th June 2021, in a Key Generation and Handover Ceremony for Root Certification Authority (RCA) for Country Signing Certification Authority (CSCA) and Country Verification Certification Authority (CVCA) of the … Continue reading NITDA launches the Nigerian National Public Key Infrastructure

The flying car completes a 35-minute test flight between cities

A prototype flying car has completed a test flight between two cities in Slovakia, spending 35 minutes airborne.Klein Vision’s AirCar flew between Nitra and the capital Bratislava on Monday, according to a press release published Wednesday. The AirCar Prototype 1 is powered by a 160 horsepower BMW engine, and comes equipped with a fixed propeller. It transforms from aircraft to road vehicle in less than three minutes. It … Continue reading The flying car completes a 35-minute test flight between cities

INEC celebrates CVR online pre-registration response

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed happiness over the response of Nigerians in the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) online pre-registration portal.The Commission revealed that within a spate of 24 hours of its launch, no fewer than 42,211 applications were received while 59,331 accounts were created. In a statement signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Barr Festus Okoye, the Commission promised … Continue reading INEC celebrates CVR online pre-registration response

FG Approves July 26 as NIN-SIM Verification Deadline, as Enrolment Systems Hit 5,410

The Federal Government has approved the extension of the deadline for NIN-SIM data verification to July 26, 2021. The decision to extend the deadline was made after a request by stakeholders on the need to consolidate the enrolment and NIN-SIM verification process following the rapid increase in the number of enrolment systems across the country. As at June 28, 2021, a total of 5,410 enrolment … Continue reading FG Approves July 26 as NIN-SIM Verification Deadline, as Enrolment Systems Hit 5,410

Lagos collaborates with IFC on green building

…Trains Town Planners, Architects, Engineers In furtherance of the collaboration with International Finance Corporation (IFC) on the Green Building initiative, the Lagos State Government has teamed up with the World Bank Institution to train built environment professionals in government employment on the ideals of the novel initiative. The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, in his welcome address at the Lagos … Continue reading Lagos collaborates with IFC on green building

Buhari directs Minister to submit revised 25-year roadmap on National Space Policy

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday expressed a renewed commitment to the space sector, describing it as the foundation of cybersecurity and a vibrant digital economy. The President, who spoke at a meeting with members of the National Space Council of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) at the State House in Abuja said: “Today, therefore, marks another milestone in our resolve to effectively utilize … Continue reading Buhari directs Minister to submit revised 25-year roadmap on National Space Policy

John McAfee dies by suicide, hours after Spanish court authorized his extradition to U.S.

…The eccentric technology innovator had been accused of tax evasion by the IRS. John McAfee, the tech innovator whose name is synonymous with antivirus software, died by suicide on Wednesday hours after a court approved his extradition from Spain to face U.S. tax evasion charges, officials said. McAfee was found dead in his cell in Barcelona, following the Spanish High Court’s preliminary ruling for his … Continue reading John McAfee dies by suicide, hours after Spanish court authorized his extradition to U.S.

Six ministers to dialogue with Twitter

More than two weeks after it suspended Twitter’s operations in Nigeria, the Muhammadu Buhari administration is set for talks with the social media company — and all the big guns will be at the table. The government has put together a strong squad to engage Twitter, which includes six ministers from five of the six geopolitical zones — one shy of the federal character principle. Those on … Continue reading Six ministers to dialogue with Twitter