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NIGCOMSAT, Yahclick To Expand Broadband Access In Sub-Saharan Africa

NIGCOMSAT Ltd, the Nigerian Communications Satellite company, has entered into a collaborative partnership with Yahclick, a subsidiary of Yahsat and operator of the Mubadala communications satellite of the United Arab Emirates. The aim of this collaboration is to deepen broadband penetration in Nigeria and throughout Africa. During a recent visit to NIGCOMSAT's office, the vice-president and director of Sub-Saharan Africa for...

IHVN Campus Launch’ll Promote Evidence-Based Research, Implementation

IHVR Centre
The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) has disclosed that the launch of its new campus is aimed at fostering evidence-based research and implementation in Nigeria and globally. The chief executive officer of IHVN, Dr. Patrick Dakum revealed during a press conference in Abuja on Friday that the launch of the institute's state-of-the-art multi-campus is set to bring high-quality healthcare...

NITDA Highlights Regional Collaboration @ GITEX Africa

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has emphasised the importance of regional collaboration in accelerating digital transformation across Africa, providing opportunities that can propel the continent into a digital era of innovation and inclusive development. GITEX Africa, the region's inaugural technology exhibition, brought together industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and innovators to discuss and showcase advancements in technology. The event served...

Advocating For Science & Tech Museum In Nigeria

Isaac Oluyi
The absence of a dedicated science and technology museum in Nigeria is a missed opportunity to celebrate and showcase the remarkable achievements in these fields. Inspired by the National Centre for Technology Management's instrumental role in bringing the Internet to Nigeria, it became evident that the events leading to such groundbreaking advancements were not adequately documented for history and...

Private Sector Holds Enormous Potential For Improved Nutrition Outcomes – CS-SUNN

Nutritious foods
The Civil Society Scaling up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) has emphasised that the private sector has immense potential to contribute to improved nutrition outcomes in the country. During a media roundtable on Partnership for Improving Nigeria Nutrition System (PINNS) held in Abuja on Thursday, the executive secretary of CS-SUNN, Mr. Sunday Okoronkwo highlighted that private companies can make significant contributions...

2 Million Nigerians Benefit From Basic Minimum Health Services — NHIA

Friendly smiling young doctor supporting older patient during visit
The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has announced that two million impoverished and disadvantaged Nigerians have been enrolled as beneficiaries of a comprehensive basic minimum package of health services through the state health insurance agencies (SHIAs). The agency’s head of policy, planning and international collaboration division, Dr. Kurfi Abubakar revealed this information on Tuesday during a two-day joint learning agenda...

NCAT Receives Global Best Award For Aviation Training Excellence

NCAT Award
The Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) has been honoured with the prestigious title of the best Aviation Training Institution in the world. The remarkable achievement adds to NCAT's impressive collection of accolades from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and other renowned international bodies. The head of press and public affairs of the Ministry of Aviation, Odutayo Oluseyi expressed that...

Danbatta To Be Recognised With Award For Contributions To Telecoms Industry

Prof. Umar Danbatta
The executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta will be honoured with the prestigious National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) award, alongside other esteemed Nigerians. The announcement was made in an advertorial signed by the director general of the National Productivity Centre, Dr. Nasir Olaitan Raji-Mustapha who lauded Danbatta's exceptional achievements and significant contributions to...

Kogi’s Bello Honoured As Best Performing North-Central Governor

The Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, has been presented with the prestigious Award of Excellence by Social Plus Africa Communications Ltd. as the north-central geopolitical zone's best-performing governor. The chief executive officer of Social Plus Africa Communications Ltd, Amb. James Momoh, who presented the award to the governor lauded the governor's “exceptional leadership and unwavering dedication” to the advancement of...

ITU’s Determined Efforts To Bridge Digital Divide, Widen Digital Dividends

Sonny Aragba-Akpore
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is determined to bridge the digital divide and ensure inclusive development for one-third of the global population still on the outskirts of digital dividends. In 46 countries, including India and China, where the unconnected population is the highest, the ITU aims to address this issue by 2026. To discuss this critical subject of "bridging the...