Nigeria’s telecommunications sector contributed over N15 trillion to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) since the liberalisation of the sector, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The Executive Vice-Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, made the disclosure at an interactive session with newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday. Danbatta said the...
By Nkechi Isaac, Abuja Good as it seems, most countries still suffer huge infrastructural deficits, seeing through paucity of funds and capacity; experienced and qualified professionals to reduce the shortfall identified in projects and service delivery. Nigeria’s dismal profile in basic infrastructure and the need for cross sector partnership alternatives to...
By Nkechi Isaac, Abuja Even as it battles to end the current economic recession, Nigeria still has to grapple with the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) deadline of switching from analogue to digital transmission by June 2017. We missed two previous deadlines set by the ITU in 2012 and 2015. With the...
By Nkechi Isaac with agency reports A non-governmental organisation, African Forests Forum , has urged African institutions to place a premium on private afforestation initiatives to restore the ecology. Speaking during the opening ceremony of a 5-day regional workshop on knowledge and experience sharing by public and private sector in Accra,...
BY DAVID ADUGE-ANI Managing director of Abuja Technology Village (TV), Ms Hauwa Yabani has disclosed that by the year 2019, all the facilities in the project site of the village would be developed and actual operations will commence. In an interview with LEADERSHIP yesterday, Yabani also revealed that the physical infrastructure...
…Network integrity, procurement process is intact, says CEO By Chima Akwaja, Lagos Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited (EMTS), previously trading as ‘Etisalat Nigeria’ yesterday officially unveiled its new brand identity, 9mobile, with a new logo and website. Chief executive officer of the company, Boye Olusanya said the telecom operator’s network integrity and...
By Nkechi Isaac, Abuja Even as it battles to end the current economic recession, Nigeria still has to grapple with the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) deadline of switching from analogue to digital transmission by June 2017. We missed two previous deadlines set by the ITU in 2012 and 2015. With the...
Nigeria is to launch Africa’s first nanosatellite (an artificial satellite with a wet mass between one and 10 kg 2.2–22 lb)  into the orbit, the Director-General of National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Prof Seidu Mohammed, has said. Mohammed told the Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...
By Sunday Isuwa, Abuja  The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) has granted the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) the patent right for the local production of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs). The production of the UGVs was a Research and Development (R&D) effort of the Air Force Institute of Technology...
By Tunde Oguntola, Abuja The federal government has promised to assist the Republic of Niger to successfully transit from analogue to digital broadcasting under the Digital Switch Over (DSO) project. The minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the assurance yesterday in Abuja when he hosted the visiting Minister...