Just In: Microsoft partners FG on digital transformation of economy

Microsoft and Nigerian Government have announced a partnership aimed at accelerating the nation’s move to becoming a digital economy. This is sequel to talks between both parties. Microsoft has identified three key pillars that will help to build strong foundations for a digital economy in Nigeria. The three key pillars includes; connectivity, skilling and digital transformation. Microsoft, after discussions with the Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy and local partners, has picked six regions in the country for the development of high-speed internet infrastructure. Microsoft’s Airband team will work…

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FG approves N26.7bn for ICT, water, digital switch-over projects

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved contracts worth over N26.7 billion for projects of the ministries of Information and Culture; Communications and Digital Economy, and Water Resources. The approval was given at the FEC meeting yesterday, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Council Chamber of Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, told journalists after the meeting that N8.4 billion was approved for his ministry for the implementation of Damaturu water supply scheme. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, said…

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Sokoto, 2 other northern states record fastest growth in mobile internet subscribers in Nigeria

Sokoto, Yobe, Kano State amongst other northern States have recorded the fastest year-on-year growth in the number of mobile internet subscribers by states in Nigeria. This is according to the ‘Telecommunications Report by States for Q3-2020’, released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). According to the NBS, Sokoto State recorded a massive jump of 54.1% in the number of mobile Internet subscribers, to 2.9 million as at Q3 2020 from 1.9 million recorded in the corresponding period of 2019.  Yobe State closely followed with a 51.3% growth from 1.3…

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