The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami has unveiled two new satellite companies on Tuesday created from the Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT). The companies are the Satellite Infrastructure Company (SIC) and the Satellite Broadband and Broadcasting Company (SBBC). The companies were unveiled during the just concluded NIGCOMSAT Stakeholders’ Forum titled “NIGCOMSAT Ltd: The Present and The Future.”
A former military Administrator of Rivers State, Brigadier-General Anthony Ukpo kicked the bucket on Monday morning at age 74 after a prolong illness, as revealed by a close ally, Leonard Anyogu the secretary of Ogoja State Creation Committee chaired by late Ukpo. The deceased hailed from Yala Local Government Area in Cross River State, Ukpo was the Information Minister during the regime of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and retired from the Nigerian Army in 1993.
The Federal government has said the ban on operations on micro blogging platform, Twitter will soon be lifted as it has resolved some of the issues it raised with the social media platform. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the above information public after the virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) at the President Villa, Abuja. Addressing state house correspondents on the government’s negotiation with the micro-blogging site the minister noted that reasonable progress has been made in resolving the impasse following series of meetings. He added that most of the conditions given to the platform have been accepted. He said issues like Twitter setting up an office in the country and having a Twitter staff of management cadre that will serve as the country representative, were being discussed.
The Nigerian Communications Commission has launched an annual operating regulatory levy to ensure that all licensees are properly assessed towards regulatory expectations and standards. The Commission further added that the Federal Government is set to begin the roll-out of fifth-generation (5G) services across the country. Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, made the announcement on Friday at a public inquiry on two regulatory instruments necessary for the deployment of the technology.
Popular subscriber-based social media platform OnlyFans, majorly known for its adult content has announced it will ban adult material from the site after pressure from investors. Although, the platform will still condone some posts containing nudity but will however ban any content containing sexually explicit conduct.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba has recommended the immediate suspension of the head of the IGP’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Abba Kyari over his alleged involvement with international fraudster, Ramon Abbas popularly known as ‘Hushpuppi’ who is been investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to US court documents, Hushpuppi named Abba Kyari over his involvement in an alleged $1.1m internet fraud, an allegation which Kyari has since denied any wrongdoing on his part.