NIN: Heads rolling at NIMC as FG suspends officials over extortion

FG to replace BVN with NIN

NIN: Heads rolling at NIMC as FG suspends officials over extortion   Heads have started rolling at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) as the federal government suspended workers implicated in reported extortion cases at the NIMC enrollment centres. It was gathered that the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, ordered the immediate suspension of the staff members involved in extortion of applicants at the NIMC Bauchi and Kaduna state offices. The NIMC on Sunday said the directive came on the heels of public outcry that some personnel…

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Patanmi, Danbatta, others set for 2020 Virtual Internet Governance Forum

The Hon. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, and other key players in the country’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector are set for the 2020 virtual Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (vNIGF). The 9th edition of the annual event, which will hold virtually this year due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, is scheduled for September 23-24, 2020 with the theme “Achieving Inclusive Digital Economic Development in the Post-COVID19 Era.” The vNIGF 2020…

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Broadband rebounds as 1m new users connect to 3G, 4G networks

Broadband rebounds as 1m new users connect to 3G, 4G networks

Hits 40.14% in May ___________________________ Away from previous month’s performance, broadband penetration in Nigeria has regained strength to reach a new height as addition one million Nigerians connected to high-speed internet in May. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) revealed in its latest industry statistics that courtesy of the new connections, no fewer than 76.6 million lines are now  on broadband networks as at May, jacking up penetration to stand at 40.14 per cent. Business Metrics had earlier reported that in April, precisely 605,511 users lost connections on 3G and 4G…

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