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National Identity | Nigeria crosses 21 million enrolment mark

Over 21 million Nigerians have been enrolled under the National Identity programme underway across the country. The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) confirmed this today in a statement made available to Technology Times that it achieved the 21,360, 000 enrolment mark at close of business on September 6, 2017. Engineer Aliyu Aziz, Director General/CEO at […]

Nigeria | Regulator to ‘clear’ public sector’s ₦42.5b IT projects

Government agencies must obtain regulatory clearance for public sector IT projects totalling over ₦42.5 billion in the 2017 budget, Nigeria’s IT regulator has said. Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Director General/CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) said this today in a statement made available to Technology Times that it is now mandatory […]

Etisalat Nigeria Debt | Mudadala, Etisalat of UAE ‘have not pulled out’

Etisalat Nigeria has told Technology Times that Mubadala Development Company and Etisalat, two of its shareholders from United Arab Emirates (UAE), have not opted out of debt renegotiation with creditors of the mobile phone company in Nigeria. Ibrahim Dikko, Vice President, Regulatory & Corporate Affairs, Etisalat Nigeria told Technology Times that the foreign partners are […]

Inside NCC | Meet the new telecoms watchdogs of Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is the influential watchdog that regulates the Nigerian telecoms industry. Within the walls of NCC heaquarted in Abuja, the nation’s seat of power is an elaborate organisational structure of departments and employees that report either directly or indirectly to Professor Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer […]

Cross River | Police recovers stolen National ID cards

The Nigeria Police has recovered 4,555 National ID cards stolen from a store of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Calabar, Cross River State, the nation’s ID manager said today. Mr Loveday Chika Ogbonna, official spokesman of NIMC said in a statement made available to Technology Times today that the recovery was made by the […]