Facebook opens new office in Lagos

Facebook on Friday said it would be opening an office in Lagos, Nigeria, as part of its continued commitment and ongoing investment in Africa. In a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos, said this would be its second office on the African continent. It said the opening of the new office was aimed at supporting the entire Sub-Saharan Africa region. The office, it said, … Continue reading Facebook opens new office in Lagos

National ID: We’ll begin the process by capturing Internally Displaced Persons – Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economic, Dr Isa Ali Pantami has said that, following the Federal Government’s approval to transfer the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to his Ministry, they will immediately start the digital Identity journey by capturing Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) first. The Minister made this known in a press statement on Tuesday signed by his Spokesperson, Mrs Uwa Suleiman, to mark … Continue reading National ID: We’ll begin the process by capturing Internally Displaced Persons – Pantami

Military hardware: Command Engineering Depot builds eight additional MRAPS

In it efforts to provide military hardware for the Nigerian Armed Forces, the Command Engineering Depot of the Nigerian Army has successfully built right additional Mines Resistant Ambush Protective Vehicles, (MRAPS) and other hardware to augment what is on ground. This was unveiled at the Depot’s workshop in Kaduna on Thursday when Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai who was represented by the … Continue reading Military hardware: Command Engineering Depot builds eight additional MRAPS

Technology, the solution to post-harvest wastage — Minister

Minister of of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that the only way out of post harvest wastage of agricultural produce in the country is technology. Onu made this disclosure in Abuja, on Thursday, while receiving members of Association of Food and Agro Processors led by its Chairman, Duro Kuteyi. The visit, according to the Association, was to establish partnership with the Federal Government … Continue reading Technology, the solution to post-harvest wastage — Minister

EFCC Arrests Three Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Abuja

The Abuja zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), has arrested three suspected internet fraudsters in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), for their alleged involvement in romance scam, identity theft and other internet-related fraud. The suspects, Ajayiton Harry (27), Okoro Daniel (28), and Oziegbe Precious Ehijele (27) were arrested in their hideout in Flat G2, Plot 334, Dawaki, behind News Engineering, Abuja, … Continue reading EFCC Arrests Three Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Abuja

Income tax: FIRS launches online portal for financial institutions

As part of its ongoing reforms to align the nation’s tax system with global standards, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has launched a new Automatic Exchange of Information-Common Reporting Standard (AEOI-CRS) system for the use of financial institutions in the country.  Executive Chairman, FIRS, Mr. Muhammad Nami, announced the deployment of the AEOI-CRS) in a notice calling on reporting financial institutions under the Income … Continue reading Income tax: FIRS launches online portal for financial institutions

Obaseki plans ICT training for repentant ‘yahoo’ boys

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has disclosed plans to train repentant internet fraudsters otherwise called ‘yahoo boys’ on advanced Information and Communication Technology as well as and other vocational skills in his proposed technology park in the state. Obaseki, who is seeking reelection on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in the September 19 governorship election in the state, made this known at a … Continue reading Obaseki plans ICT training for repentant ‘yahoo’ boys

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are donating $300 million to voting efforts

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $300 million toward enhancing access to voting in the United States. The Center for Tech and Civic Life and The Center for Election & Innovation Research, organizations focused on improving the voting process, said in a statement Tuesday that the donation will “promote safe and reliable voting in states and localities during the COVID-19 pandemic.” “Many … Continue reading Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are donating $300 million to voting efforts

Buhari Transfers NIMC to Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy

In an effort to ensure that synergy and effective ministry supervisory mechanism is put in place to coordinate, monitor and track the progress of Federal Government’s digital transformation initiatives, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the transfer of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. The approval for the transfer was based on Mr President’s consideration for the … Continue reading Buhari Transfers NIMC to Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy

e-Governance: Pantami inaugurates DT-TWGS, Unveils NGEA portal

In obeyance to the November 28, 2019 directive of President Muhammadu Buhari that the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, through the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, should establish the Digital Transformation Technical Working Groups, DT-TWGs, at all the Federal Public Institutions, (FPIs) in the country. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has today inaugurated the chairmen of … Continue reading e-Governance: Pantami inaugurates DT-TWGS, Unveils NGEA portal