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  •  The Nigerian Copyright Commission NCC said it raided Enugu and impounded illegal digital cable network worth N250 million to serve as deterrent to others in the business The Commission had on Sept 21 sealed the premises of a digital television station Real Summit Television situated at Nsukka Enugu State The television station it was gathered was allegedly stealing the programme contents of other digital satellite transmitting stations like DSTV and Startimes Before sealing the station at Ugwuoye Nsukka the Commission had first arrested the Manager Mr Daniel Anedo and subsequently demobilised the station by removing the gadgets used in getting signals for onward transmission The gadgets and equipment demobilised included the transmitter decoders inverters and the scramblers The Commission equally switched off the transmitter and other gadgets so that there was no way the broadcast station could indulge in pirating other stations Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Sunday the Enugu State Director NCC Mrs Okeke Ngozi said Anedo was arrested while doing illegal broadcasting activities and his equipment impounded According to her he was arrested sometime in March but still went back to same business without permission from the cable network Condemning the act Okeke urged other citizens doing same illegal business to desist from it as it was discouraging the investor that invested in that line of business The illegal operation prevents the real owners from engaging unemployed Nigerians and NCC is warning them that if they continue the full wrath of law will descend on them They will be arrested and prosecuted accordingly she said The state director however stated that the Director General of NCC Dr John Asein had zero tolerance for piracy saying he was more committed in the fight against it It is no longer business as usual NCC under our Director General is fighting piracy in all aspect of copyright as well as creative works All the perpetrators will soon be clamped down no matter how long it will take she said Speaking to NAN also the Leader of the Operation Mr Macfoy Akachukwu an Assistant Director NCC Enugu Office said the operation took place to stop them from stealing other stations contents We were not interested in what they were doing except that they were pirating other Cable Network programme contents If they want to operate an independent station we have no problem with that What we will not tolerate is the piracy going on at the station he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCC impounds illegal digital cable network worth N250m in Enugu
     The Nigerian Copyright Commission NCC said it raided Enugu and impounded illegal digital cable network worth N250 million to serve as deterrent to others in the business The Commission had on Sept 21 sealed the premises of a digital television station Real Summit Television situated at Nsukka Enugu State The television station it was gathered was allegedly stealing the programme contents of other digital satellite transmitting stations like DSTV and Startimes Before sealing the station at Ugwuoye Nsukka the Commission had first arrested the Manager Mr Daniel Anedo and subsequently demobilised the station by removing the gadgets used in getting signals for onward transmission The gadgets and equipment demobilised included the transmitter decoders inverters and the scramblers The Commission equally switched off the transmitter and other gadgets so that there was no way the broadcast station could indulge in pirating other stations Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Sunday the Enugu State Director NCC Mrs Okeke Ngozi said Anedo was arrested while doing illegal broadcasting activities and his equipment impounded According to her he was arrested sometime in March but still went back to same business without permission from the cable network Condemning the act Okeke urged other citizens doing same illegal business to desist from it as it was discouraging the investor that invested in that line of business The illegal operation prevents the real owners from engaging unemployed Nigerians and NCC is warning them that if they continue the full wrath of law will descend on them They will be arrested and prosecuted accordingly she said The state director however stated that the Director General of NCC Dr John Asein had zero tolerance for piracy saying he was more committed in the fight against it It is no longer business as usual NCC under our Director General is fighting piracy in all aspect of copyright as well as creative works All the perpetrators will soon be clamped down no matter how long it will take she said Speaking to NAN also the Leader of the Operation Mr Macfoy Akachukwu an Assistant Director NCC Enugu Office said the operation took place to stop them from stealing other stations contents We were not interested in what they were doing except that they were pirating other Cable Network programme contents If they want to operate an independent station we have no problem with that What we will not tolerate is the piracy going on at the station he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCC impounds illegal digital cable network worth N250m in Enugu
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    NCC impounds illegal digital cable network worth N250m in Enugu

    The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) said it raided Enugu and impounded illegal digital cable network worth N250 million to serve as deterrent to others in the business.

    The Commission had on Sept. 21 sealed the premises of a digital television station, Real Summit Television, situated at Nsukka, Enugu State.

    The television station, it was gathered, was allegedly stealing the programme contents of other digital satellite transmitting stations like DSTV and Startimes.

    Before sealing the station at Ugwuoye, Nsukka, the Commission had first arrested the Manager, Mr Daniel Anedo and subsequently demobilised the station by removing the gadgets used in getting signals for onward transmission.

    The gadgets and equipment demobilised included the transmitter, decoders, inverters, and the scramblers.

    The Commission equally switched off the transmitter and other gadgets so that there was no way the broadcast station could indulge in pirating other stations.

    Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Sunday, the Enugu State Director, NCC, Mrs Okeke Ngozi, said  Anedo was arrested while doing illegal broadcasting activities and his equipment impounded.

    According to her, he was arrested sometime in March but still went back to same business without permission from the cable network.

    Condemning the act, Okeke urged other citizens doing same illegal business to desist from it as it was discouraging the investor that invested in that line of business.

    “The illegal operation prevents the real owners from engaging unemployed Nigerians and NCC is warning them that if they continue, the full wrath of law will descend on them.

    “They will be arrested and prosecuted accordingly,” she said.

    The state director, however, stated that the Director-General of NCC, Dr John Asein had zero tolerance for piracy, saying he was more committed in the fight against it.

    “It is no longer business as usual, NCC under our Director-General is fighting piracy in all aspect of copyright as well as creative works.

    “All the perpetrators will soon be clamped down, no matter how long it will take,” she said.

    Speaking to NAN also, the Leader of the Operation, Mr Macfoy Akachukwu, an Assistant Director, NCC, Enugu Office said the operation took place to stop them from stealing other stations’ contents.

    “We were not interested in what they were doing except that they were pirating other Cable Network programme contents.

    “If they want to operate an independent station, we have no problem with that, What we will not tolerate is the piracy going on at the station,” he said.


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  •  The Nigeria Communication Commission NCC says it plans to generate over N500 billion as revenue for the Federal Government from the auctioning of two 5G spectrums in 2023 Prof Umar Danbatta the Executive Vice Chairman NCC said this at an interactive meeting on 2023 2025 MTEF FSP organised by the Senate Committee on Finance on Monday in Abuja Danbatta said that the commission had already initiated the bidding process for auctioning of the spectrums He said that NCC generated N257 billion in the first quarter of 2022 saying N195 billion out of the amount has been remmited to government coffers Danbatta said from April to August N318 billion was generated by the NCC out of which N214 was remmited According to him the fund realised was occasioned by the auctioning of two 5G spectrums at the rate of N263 million and N273 million dollars He said NCC from 2017 to 2021 has also generated N799 billion and remmited 423 billion to government On broadband penetration in Nigeria he said it stood at 44 per cent saying that about 150 million Nigerians have access to the Internet with over 80 million having access to high speed internet According to him the target was to hit 75 per cent penetration in 2025 He said the the commission was hopeful of achieving 50 per cent penetration by the end of 2022 He advised Nigerians to make use of the 112 emergency national number to report cases of emergency like fire outbreak accidents and toll free number 622 to lodge complaints on drop calls The Chairman of the Committee Sen Solomon Adeola said the Senate would continue to encourage NCC to improve its revenue generation profile to the government Adeola said that the expected NCC revenue in 2023 would help reduce the deficit proposed in the 2023 budget NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCC to generate N500bn from 5G spectrums auctioning 
     The Nigeria Communication Commission NCC says it plans to generate over N500 billion as revenue for the Federal Government from the auctioning of two 5G spectrums in 2023 Prof Umar Danbatta the Executive Vice Chairman NCC said this at an interactive meeting on 2023 2025 MTEF FSP organised by the Senate Committee on Finance on Monday in Abuja Danbatta said that the commission had already initiated the bidding process for auctioning of the spectrums He said that NCC generated N257 billion in the first quarter of 2022 saying N195 billion out of the amount has been remmited to government coffers Danbatta said from April to August N318 billion was generated by the NCC out of which N214 was remmited According to him the fund realised was occasioned by the auctioning of two 5G spectrums at the rate of N263 million and N273 million dollars He said NCC from 2017 to 2021 has also generated N799 billion and remmited 423 billion to government On broadband penetration in Nigeria he said it stood at 44 per cent saying that about 150 million Nigerians have access to the Internet with over 80 million having access to high speed internet According to him the target was to hit 75 per cent penetration in 2025 He said the the commission was hopeful of achieving 50 per cent penetration by the end of 2022 He advised Nigerians to make use of the 112 emergency national number to report cases of emergency like fire outbreak accidents and toll free number 622 to lodge complaints on drop calls The Chairman of the Committee Sen Solomon Adeola said the Senate would continue to encourage NCC to improve its revenue generation profile to the government Adeola said that the expected NCC revenue in 2023 would help reduce the deficit proposed in the 2023 budget NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCC to generate N500bn from 5G spectrums auctioning 
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    NCC to generate N500bn from 5G spectrums auctioning 

    The Nigeria Communication Commission(NCC) says it plans to generate over N500 billion as revenue for the Federal Government from the auctioning of two 5G spectrums in 2023. Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice-Chairman, NCC, said this at an interactive meeting on 2023-2025 MTEF-FSP, organised by the Senate Committee on Finance on Monday in Abuja.

    Danbatta said that the commission had already initiated the bidding process for auctioning of the spectrums.

    He said that NCC generated N257 billion in the first quarter of 2022, saying N195 billion out of the amount has been remmited to government coffers.

    Danbatta said from April to August, N318 billion was generated by the NCC, out of which N214 was remmited.

    According to him, the fund realised was occasioned by the auctioning of two 5G spectrums at the rate of N263 million and N273 million dollars.

    He said NCC from 2017 to 2021 has also generated N799 billion and remmited 423 billion to government.

    On broadband penetration in Nigeria, he said it stood at 44 per cent, saying that about 150 million Nigerians have access to the Internet, with over 80 million having access to high speed internet.

    According to him, the target was to hit 75 per cent penetration in 2025. He said the the commission was hopeful of achieving 50 per cent penetration by the end of 2022. He advised Nigerians to make use of the 112 emergency national number to report cases of emergency like fire outbreak, accidents and toll free number 622 to lodge complaints on drop calls.

    The Chairman of the Committee,Sen.Solomon Adeola said the Senate would continue to encourage NCC to improve its revenue generation profile to the government.

    Adeola said that the expected NCC revenue in 2023 would help reduce the deficit proposed in the 2023 budget.


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  •  The Nigerian Communications Commission NCC has partnered with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC to tackle criminal activities bedeviling the telecoms industry in the country NCC s Director of Public Affairs Mr Reuben Muoka made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja Muoka said that senior management staff of NSCDC in the South West Zone had at an exclusive workshop organised by the commission hailed the Memorandum of Understanding MoU sealed between the two government agencies Muoka said criminal activities such as telecom equipment vandalism and fraudulent registration of Subscriber Identity Module SIM cards among others were going to be looked into He said topical issues discussed at the workshop covered the activities of NCC as presented by the relevant departments in the context of laws other regulations and in relation to the roles of NSCDC He said the Executive Vice Chairman EVC of NCC Prof Umar Danbatta said the commission had over the years worked with relevant law enforcement agencies towards protecting telecoms sector from all kinds of criminality Through despicable activities that are criminal and totally at variance with national security concerns of government The deviant elements in our midst have been acting to undermine efforts put in place to consolidate the gains of the sector These criminal activities include theft and vandalism of telecommunications infrastructure the illegal use of fraudulently registered Subscriber Identification Module SIM cards operating without license illegal call masking and so on he said Danbatta said that the workshop was organiised as part of efforts to constantly engage and update them on new trends and existing regulations He said this required concerted efforts for their implementation towards enhancing sanity in the telecoms sector Danbatta commended NSCDC and other agencies for carrying out raids and mopping up fraudulently registered SIM cards found in circulation The EVC also lauded the agencies for raising the banner of awareness on the need to protect critical national telecoms infrastructure Danbatta represented by Mr Ephraim Nwokonneya Director Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement NCC said the gathering was to explore deployment of enabling laws subsidiary legislations and extant guidelines to arrest criminality in the sector NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCC, NSCDC partner to tackle crimes in telecoms sector
     The Nigerian Communications Commission NCC has partnered with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC to tackle criminal activities bedeviling the telecoms industry in the country NCC s Director of Public Affairs Mr Reuben Muoka made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja Muoka said that senior management staff of NSCDC in the South West Zone had at an exclusive workshop organised by the commission hailed the Memorandum of Understanding MoU sealed between the two government agencies Muoka said criminal activities such as telecom equipment vandalism and fraudulent registration of Subscriber Identity Module SIM cards among others were going to be looked into He said topical issues discussed at the workshop covered the activities of NCC as presented by the relevant departments in the context of laws other regulations and in relation to the roles of NSCDC He said the Executive Vice Chairman EVC of NCC Prof Umar Danbatta said the commission had over the years worked with relevant law enforcement agencies towards protecting telecoms sector from all kinds of criminality Through despicable activities that are criminal and totally at variance with national security concerns of government The deviant elements in our midst have been acting to undermine efforts put in place to consolidate the gains of the sector These criminal activities include theft and vandalism of telecommunications infrastructure the illegal use of fraudulently registered Subscriber Identification Module SIM cards operating without license illegal call masking and so on he said Danbatta said that the workshop was organiised as part of efforts to constantly engage and update them on new trends and existing regulations He said this required concerted efforts for their implementation towards enhancing sanity in the telecoms sector Danbatta commended NSCDC and other agencies for carrying out raids and mopping up fraudulently registered SIM cards found in circulation The EVC also lauded the agencies for raising the banner of awareness on the need to protect critical national telecoms infrastructure Danbatta represented by Mr Ephraim Nwokonneya Director Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement NCC said the gathering was to explore deployment of enabling laws subsidiary legislations and extant guidelines to arrest criminality in the sector NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCC, NSCDC partner to tackle crimes in telecoms sector
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    NCC, NSCDC partner to tackle crimes in telecoms sector

    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has partnered with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), to tackle criminal activities bedeviling the telecoms industry in the country.

    NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, Mr Reuben Muoka, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

    Muoka said that senior management staff of NSCDC in the South West Zone had at an exclusive workshop organised by the commission hailed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), sealed between the two government agencies.

    Muoka said criminal activities such as telecom equipment vandalism and fraudulent registration of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards, among others, were going to be looked into.

    He said topical issues discussed at the workshop covered the activities of NCC as presented by the relevant departments in the context of laws, other regulations and in relation to the roles of NSCDC.

    He said the Executive Vice-Chairman (EVC) of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said the commission had over the years worked with relevant law enforcement agencies towards protecting telecoms sector from all kinds of criminality.

    “Through despicable activities that are criminal and totally at variance with national security concerns of government.

    “The deviant elements in our midst have been acting to undermine efforts put in place to consolidate the gains of the sector.

    “These criminal activities include theft and vandalism of telecommunications infrastructure, the illegal use of fraudulently-registered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards, operating without license, illegal call masking and so on,” he said.

    Danbatta said that the workshop was organiised as part of efforts to constantly engage and update them on new trends and existing regulations.

    He said this required concerted efforts for their implementation towards enhancing sanity in the telecoms sector.

    Danbatta commended NSCDC and other agencies for carrying out raids and mopping up fraudulently-registered SIM cards found in circulation.

    The EVC also lauded the agencies for raising the banner of awareness on the need to protect critical national telecoms infrastructure.

    Danbatta, represented by Mr Ephraim Nwokonneya, Director, Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement, NCC, said the gathering was to explore deployment of enabling laws, subsidiary legislations and extant guidelines to arrest criminality in the sector.


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  •  Prof Musa Maitafsir the Director National Teachers Institute NTI Kaduna says it will build the capacity of 5 000 teachers across Nigeria Maitafsir disclosed this in an Interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja The Director said that the gesture followed the approval of the exercise by the Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu He stated that the exercise was part of the 2022 appropriated funds released to the Institute under the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs Maitafsir said Over the years NTI ha been very active in carrying out this primary assignment based in the Act no 7 of 1978 The act mandates the Institute to train and retrain Nigerian teachers using distance learning techniques He also said that the Institute had commenced the 2022 Nigeria Communication Commission NCC Education Support Fund for Digital Literacy training of Nigerian teachers According to him the Institute had also commenced the 2021 UBEC Basic Education Support Fund across the country NTI had also started the Digital Literacy Programme of Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning Empoweent AGILE projets in Kebbi and Katsina states the NTI CEO added Maitafsir also said that various capital and constituency training workshops across some National Assembly constituencies in the nation were ongoing He said the Institute has put in place all the necessary mechanisms that will ensure successful and impactful training workshops This is for a truly effective and valuable approach to teaching and learning that teachers of today desire to excel in their jobs Maitafsir commended the Federal Government for according priority to the teaching profession and teacher education since the beginning of the present administration He vowed we in the Institute would continue to do our best in discharging our mandate creditably NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NTI to build capacities of 5,000 teachers–Director
     Prof Musa Maitafsir the Director National Teachers Institute NTI Kaduna says it will build the capacity of 5 000 teachers across Nigeria Maitafsir disclosed this in an Interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja The Director said that the gesture followed the approval of the exercise by the Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu He stated that the exercise was part of the 2022 appropriated funds released to the Institute under the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs Maitafsir said Over the years NTI ha been very active in carrying out this primary assignment based in the Act no 7 of 1978 The act mandates the Institute to train and retrain Nigerian teachers using distance learning techniques He also said that the Institute had commenced the 2022 Nigeria Communication Commission NCC Education Support Fund for Digital Literacy training of Nigerian teachers According to him the Institute had also commenced the 2021 UBEC Basic Education Support Fund across the country NTI had also started the Digital Literacy Programme of Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning Empoweent AGILE projets in Kebbi and Katsina states the NTI CEO added Maitafsir also said that various capital and constituency training workshops across some National Assembly constituencies in the nation were ongoing He said the Institute has put in place all the necessary mechanisms that will ensure successful and impactful training workshops This is for a truly effective and valuable approach to teaching and learning that teachers of today desire to excel in their jobs Maitafsir commended the Federal Government for according priority to the teaching profession and teacher education since the beginning of the present administration He vowed we in the Institute would continue to do our best in discharging our mandate creditably NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NTI to build capacities of 5,000 teachers–Director
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    NTI to build capacities of 5,000 teachers–Director

    Prof. Musa Maitafsir, the Director, National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Kaduna, says it will build the capacity of 5,000 teachers across Nigeria.

    Maitafsir disclosed this in an Interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja.

    The Director said that the gesture followed the approval of the exercise by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.

    He stated that the exercise was part of the 2022 appropriated funds released to the Institute under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    Maitafsir said: “Over the years, NTI ha been very active in carrying out this primary assignment based in the Act no.

    7 of 1978. “The act mandates the Institute to train and retrain Nigerian teachers using distance learning techniques.

    ” He also said that the Institute had commenced the 2022 Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), Education Support Fund for Digital Literacy training of Nigerian teachers.

    According to him, the Institute had also commenced the 2021 UBEC Basic Education Support Fund across the country.

    “NTI had also started the Digital Literacy Programme of Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning Empoweent (AGILE) projets in Kebbi and Katsina states,” the NTI CEO added.

    Maitafsir also said that various capital and constituency training workshops across some National Assembly constituencies in the nation were ongoing.

    He said,”the Institute has put in place all the necessary mechanisms that will ensure successful and impactful training workshops.

    “This is for a truly effective and valuable approach to teaching and learning that teachers of today desire to excel in their jobs.

    ” Maitafsir commended the Federal Government for according priority to the teaching profession and teacher education since the beginning of the present administration.

    He vowed,”we in the Institute would continue to do our best in discharging our mandate creditably.


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  •  The Nigerian Communications Commission s Computer Security Incident Response Team NCC CSIRT has warned against five malicious Google Chrome Extensions that surreptitiously track online browsers activities and steal their data NCC s Director of Public Affairs DPA Mr Reuben Muoka made this known in a statement on Saturday in Abuja Muoka said that the five malicious extensions were discovered by the McAfee Mobile Research Team He said that they include Netflix Party with 800 000 downloads Netflix Party 2 with 300 000 downloads as well as Full Page Screenshot Capture Screenshotting with 200 000 downloads Others are FlipShope Price Tracker Extension with 80 000 downloads and AutoBuy Flash Sales with 20 000 downloads The five google chrome extensions identified have a high probability damage potential and have been downloaded more than 1 4 million times while they serve as access to steal users data The telecom sector focused cybersecurity protection team alerted telecom consumers to be cautious when installing any browser extension The users of these chrome extensions are unaware of their invasive functionality and privacy risk Malicious extensions monitor victims visits to e commerce websites and modify the visitor s cookie to appear as if they came through a referrer link Consequently the extensions developers get an affiliate fee for any purchases at electronic shops he said The DPA stated that although the google team removed several browser extensions from its Chrome Web Store keeping malicious extensions out may be difficult He however said that the NCC CSIRT thus recommended that telecom consumers observe caution when installing any browser extension Mouka said This include removing all listed extensions from their chrome browser manually Internet users are to pay close attention to the promptings from their browser extensions such as the permission to run on any website visited and the data requested before installing it Although some extensions are seemingly legit due to the high number of user downloads these hazardous add ons make it imperative for users to ascertain the authenticity of extensions they access Mouka stated that Google Chrome extensions were software programmes that can be installed into Chrome in order to change the browsers functionality This includes adding new features to Chrome or modifying the existing behavior of the program itself to make it more convenient for the user They serve purposes such as block ads integration with password managers and sourcing coupons as items sent to a shopping cart he added The Computer Security Incident Response Team CSIRT is the telecom sector s cyber security incidence centre set up by the NCC It focuses on incidents in the telecom sector as they may affect telecom consumers and citizens at large NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCC-CSIRT warns against Google Chrome extensions Malware
     The Nigerian Communications Commission s Computer Security Incident Response Team NCC CSIRT has warned against five malicious Google Chrome Extensions that surreptitiously track online browsers activities and steal their data NCC s Director of Public Affairs DPA Mr Reuben Muoka made this known in a statement on Saturday in Abuja Muoka said that the five malicious extensions were discovered by the McAfee Mobile Research Team He said that they include Netflix Party with 800 000 downloads Netflix Party 2 with 300 000 downloads as well as Full Page Screenshot Capture Screenshotting with 200 000 downloads Others are FlipShope Price Tracker Extension with 80 000 downloads and AutoBuy Flash Sales with 20 000 downloads The five google chrome extensions identified have a high probability damage potential and have been downloaded more than 1 4 million times while they serve as access to steal users data The telecom sector focused cybersecurity protection team alerted telecom consumers to be cautious when installing any browser extension The users of these chrome extensions are unaware of their invasive functionality and privacy risk Malicious extensions monitor victims visits to e commerce websites and modify the visitor s cookie to appear as if they came through a referrer link Consequently the extensions developers get an affiliate fee for any purchases at electronic shops he said The DPA stated that although the google team removed several browser extensions from its Chrome Web Store keeping malicious extensions out may be difficult He however said that the NCC CSIRT thus recommended that telecom consumers observe caution when installing any browser extension Mouka said This include removing all listed extensions from their chrome browser manually Internet users are to pay close attention to the promptings from their browser extensions such as the permission to run on any website visited and the data requested before installing it Although some extensions are seemingly legit due to the high number of user downloads these hazardous add ons make it imperative for users to ascertain the authenticity of extensions they access Mouka stated that Google Chrome extensions were software programmes that can be installed into Chrome in order to change the browsers functionality This includes adding new features to Chrome or modifying the existing behavior of the program itself to make it more convenient for the user They serve purposes such as block ads integration with password managers and sourcing coupons as items sent to a shopping cart he added The Computer Security Incident Response Team CSIRT is the telecom sector s cyber security incidence centre set up by the NCC It focuses on incidents in the telecom sector as they may affect telecom consumers and citizens at large NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCC-CSIRT warns against Google Chrome extensions Malware
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    NCC-CSIRT warns against Google Chrome extensions Malware

    The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT), has warned against five malicious Google Chrome Extensions that surreptitiously track online browsers’ activities and steal their data.  

    NCC’s Director of Public Affairs (DPA), Mr Reuben Muoka, made this known in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.  

    Muoka said that the five malicious extensions were discovered by the McAfee Mobile Research Team.   He said that they include Netflix Party with 800,000 downloads, Netflix Party 2 with 300,000 downloads, as well as Full Page Screenshot Capture Screenshotting with 200,000 downloads.  

    Others are FlipShope Price Tracker Extension with 80,000 downloads and AutoBuy Flash Sales with 20,000 downloads.  

    “The five google chrome extensions identified have a high probability, damage potential and have been downloaded more than 1.4 million times, while they serve as access to steal users’ data.  

    “The telecom sector-focused cybersecurity protection team alerted telecom consumers to be cautious when installing any browser extension.  

    “The users of these chrome extensions are unaware of their invasive functionality and privacy risk.  

    “Malicious extensions monitor victims’ visits to e-commerce websites and modify the visitor’s cookie to appear as if they came through a referrer link.  

    “Consequently, the extensions’ developers get an affiliate fee for any purchases at electronic shops,” he said.  

    The DPA stated that, although the google team removed several browser extensions from its Chrome Web Store, keeping malicious extensions out may be difficult.  

    He, however, said that the NCC-CSIRT, thus, recommended that telecom consumers observe caution when installing any browser extension.  

    Mouka said: “This include removing all listed extensions from their chrome browser manually.  

    “Internet users are to pay close attention to the promptings from their browser extensions, such as the permission to run on any website visited and the data requested before installing it.  

    “Although some extensions are seemingly legit due to the high number of user downloads, these hazardous add-ons make it imperative for users to ascertain the authenticity of extensions they access.

    ”   Mouka stated that Google Chrome extensions were software programmes that can be installed into Chrome in order to change the browsers’ functionality.  

    “This includes adding new features to Chrome or modifying the existing behavior of the program itself to make it more convenient for the user.  

    “They serve purposes such as block ads, integration with password managers and sourcing coupons as items sent to a shopping cart,”he added.

    The Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) is the telecom sector’s cyber security incidence centre set up by the NCC.

    It focuses on incidents in the telecom sector as they may affect telecom consumers and citizens at large.   


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  •  The Nigerian Copyright Commission NCC has approved the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria MCSN to operate as the only Collective Management Organisation CMO in the nation s music and sound recordings industry The Director General of NCC Dr John Asein said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by the Commission s Director of Public Affairs Mr Vincent Oyefeso Asein said The attention of the Nigerian Copyright Commission NCC has been drawn to recent news reports contesting the statement made by Mr Matthew Ojo Director and Head of the Commission s Lagos Office concerning the approved CMO in the music sector For the avoidance of doubt the only CMO with approval to operate as a CMO in music and sound recordings in Nigeria in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Act Cap C28 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria is the MCSN The director general stated that the approval earlier granted to the Copyright Society of Nigeria COSON lapsed on May 19 2019 and had not been renewed This position was upheld by the Federal High Court Lagos in Suit No 4252020 when the court ruled on Dec 1 2021 that COSON was not entitled to the relief of an injunction to restrain the Commission from revoking its operating licence because the licence that it sought to preserve had lapsed Although in line with the provisions of the Copyright Act and the Copyright Collective Management Organisations Regulations 2007 COSON applied in 2019 for the renewal of its licence it refused to comply with the terms stipulated by the Commission as the regulatory agency including submission to an independent forensic audit of its accounts It is an offence under sections 39 4 and 5 of the Copyright Act for any group of persons including a corporate body to purport to perform the duties of a CMO also Collecting Society without the approval of the Nigerian Copyright Commission It follows therefore that COSON cannot lawfully perform the functions of a collecting society including negotiating granting licences collecting and distributing royalties he said According to him the commission is at this point not concerned with other issues bordering on internal governance or the corporate identity of COSON But it is aware of the order of the Federal High Court in Suit No 2742010 restraining COSON from using or continuing to use the name Copyright Society of Nigeria and that its appeal for a stay of execution of that judgment was denied by the same court on June 24 2020 However this serves as notice to owners users corporate bodies and the public on the status of COSON and that certain principal officials of the company by whatever name called are being investigated for criminal infractions under the Copyright Act Therefore anyone dealing with them as a CMO will be doing so at their own risk Asein said According to him anyone that receives a demand for royalties from COSON or has any other information that may help the ongoing criminal investigation should report to the nearest office of the commission He expressed the commission s commitment to reform the copyright system by ensuring that creators and owners of copyright benefit from their intellectual investments in the creative sector According to him those entrusted with the administration of their rights are held accountable to acceptable standards of accountability and good governance NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Copyright commission approves MCSN to operate as CMO
     The Nigerian Copyright Commission NCC has approved the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria MCSN to operate as the only Collective Management Organisation CMO in the nation s music and sound recordings industry The Director General of NCC Dr John Asein said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by the Commission s Director of Public Affairs Mr Vincent Oyefeso Asein said The attention of the Nigerian Copyright Commission NCC has been drawn to recent news reports contesting the statement made by Mr Matthew Ojo Director and Head of the Commission s Lagos Office concerning the approved CMO in the music sector For the avoidance of doubt the only CMO with approval to operate as a CMO in music and sound recordings in Nigeria in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Act Cap C28 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria is the MCSN The director general stated that the approval earlier granted to the Copyright Society of Nigeria COSON lapsed on May 19 2019 and had not been renewed This position was upheld by the Federal High Court Lagos in Suit No 4252020 when the court ruled on Dec 1 2021 that COSON was not entitled to the relief of an injunction to restrain the Commission from revoking its operating licence because the licence that it sought to preserve had lapsed Although in line with the provisions of the Copyright Act and the Copyright Collective Management Organisations Regulations 2007 COSON applied in 2019 for the renewal of its licence it refused to comply with the terms stipulated by the Commission as the regulatory agency including submission to an independent forensic audit of its accounts It is an offence under sections 39 4 and 5 of the Copyright Act for any group of persons including a corporate body to purport to perform the duties of a CMO also Collecting Society without the approval of the Nigerian Copyright Commission It follows therefore that COSON cannot lawfully perform the functions of a collecting society including negotiating granting licences collecting and distributing royalties he said According to him the commission is at this point not concerned with other issues bordering on internal governance or the corporate identity of COSON But it is aware of the order of the Federal High Court in Suit No 2742010 restraining COSON from using or continuing to use the name Copyright Society of Nigeria and that its appeal for a stay of execution of that judgment was denied by the same court on June 24 2020 However this serves as notice to owners users corporate bodies and the public on the status of COSON and that certain principal officials of the company by whatever name called are being investigated for criminal infractions under the Copyright Act Therefore anyone dealing with them as a CMO will be doing so at their own risk Asein said According to him anyone that receives a demand for royalties from COSON or has any other information that may help the ongoing criminal investigation should report to the nearest office of the commission He expressed the commission s commitment to reform the copyright system by ensuring that creators and owners of copyright benefit from their intellectual investments in the creative sector According to him those entrusted with the administration of their rights are held accountable to acceptable standards of accountability and good governance NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Copyright commission approves MCSN to operate as CMO
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    Copyright commission approves MCSN to operate as CMO

    The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has approved the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria (MCSN) to operate as the only Collective Management Organisation (CMO) in the nation’s music and sound recordings industry.

    The Director-General of NCC, Dr John Asein, said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by the Commission’s Director of Public Affairs, Mr Vincent Oyefeso.

    Asein said, “The attention of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has been drawn to recent news reports contesting the statement made by Mr Matthew Ojo, Director and Head of the Commission’s Lagos Office, concerning the approved CMO in the music sector.  

    “For the avoidance of doubt, the only CMO with approval to operate as a CMO in music and sound recordings in Nigeria in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Act (Cap C28, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria) is the MCSN.

    ”   The director-general stated that the approval earlier granted to the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) lapsed on May 19, 2019 and had not been renewed.  

    “This position was upheld by the Federal High Court, Lagos, in Suit No. 4252020 when the court ruled on Dec.1, 2021 that COSON was not entitled to the relief of an injunction to restrain the Commission from revoking its operating licence because the licence that it sought to preserve had lapsed.  

    “Although in line with the provisions of the Copyright Act and the Copyright (Collective Management Organisations) Regulations, 2007, COSON applied in 2019 for the renewal of its licence, it refused to comply with the terms stipulated by the Commission as the regulatory agency, including submission to an independent forensic audit of its accounts.  

    “It is an offence under sections 39(4) and (5) of the Copyright Act for any group of persons (including a corporate body) to purport to perform the duties of a CMO (also “Collecting Society”) without the approval of the Nigerian Copyright Commission.  

    “It follows therefore that COSON cannot lawfully perform the functions of a collecting society including negotiating, granting licences, collecting and distributing royalties,” he said.  

    According to him, the commission is at this point not concerned with other issues bordering on internal governance or the corporate identity of COSON.  

    “But it is aware of the order of the Federal High Court in Suit No. 2742010 restraining COSON from using or continuing to use the name “Copyright Society of Nigeria ”, and that its appeal for a stay of execution of that judgment was denied by the same court on June 24, 2020.   “However, this serves as notice to owners, users, corporate bodies and the public on the status of COSON and that certain principal officials of the company (by whatever name called) are being investigated for criminal infractions under the Copyright Act.   “Therefore, anyone dealing with them as a CMO will be doing so at their own risk,” Asein said.

    According to him, anyone that receives a demand for royalties from COSON or has any other information that may help the ongoing criminal investigation should report to the nearest office of the commission.  

    He expressed the commission’s commitment to reform the copyright system by ensuring that creators and owners of copyright benefit from their intellectual investments in the creative sector.  

    According to him, those entrusted with the administration of their rights are held accountable to acceptable standards of accountability and good governance. 


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  •  The Internet Society Nigeria ISOC has called on internet users and stakeholders to contribute to policy formulation to foster robust and secure internet use in Nigeria and globally Mr Caleb Ogundele President of Internet Society Nigeria Chapter made the call at the opening of the third Nigerian School on Internet Governance NSIG Forum on Wednesday in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NSIG Forum is a pre event to the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum NIGF scheduled to hold in Lagos from Sept 12 to Sept 15 According to him the internet governance spectrum which consists of the national regional continental and global spectrums aims to ensure access for all stakeholders in the internet ecosystem He therefore charged members of the internet ecosystem including individuals corporate organisations civil society organisations the media and government to ensure proper understanding of their importance in the internet governance space Everyone of us is important in the multi stakeholder approaches regarding internet governance processes That is why whenever NCC is coming up with a framework or policy they usually call for public comments where an individual the academia Civil Society etc can make useful contributions You can then say that internet belongs to no one This is therefore to remind us of how important you are in making internet for everyone to be a good place and a safer environment for all Ogundele said Mr Yaovi Atohun of International Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers ICANN harped on the importance of Internationalised Domain Name IDN and how it is managed by ICANN Dr Wale Adedokun an academic from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and a discussant at the event underscored the need for proper understanding of the evolution of the internet and components of internet governance According to him the components include Critical Internet Resources Openness Diversity and Inclusion and Access among others As far as internet governance is concerned access is key obtaining information without any form discrimination Nobody says because you are black you can t get information the access should be done with as much ease as possible The internet governance also emphasises diversity and inclusion openness has to do with respect for one another which must be within a defined moral acceptable standard of expression One very important thing to be concerned with regarding internet governance is cyber security security of your devices and contents Adedokun said Mrs Chiderah Ikeokonkwo Head of Research Development and Innovation Nigeria Data Protection Bureau NDPB said the bureau was established to secure and safeguard Nigerians from vulnerability to cyber attacks According to her the Bureau is poised to protect Nigerians from cyber fraud cyber bullies data manipulations and intrusions into private family and social affairs among others The Bureau is hoping that before the end of the current administration the National Data Protection Right NDPR Act 2022 amendment bill will be passed by the National Assembly That will repeal the present NDPR to further institutionalise data protection in Nigeria Ikeokonkwo said NAN reports that the Forum which will end on Sept 13 is to deepen the role of Internet Governance in Nigeria NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ISOC-NG seeks contributions to robust, secure internet use policy in Nigeria
     The Internet Society Nigeria ISOC has called on internet users and stakeholders to contribute to policy formulation to foster robust and secure internet use in Nigeria and globally Mr Caleb Ogundele President of Internet Society Nigeria Chapter made the call at the opening of the third Nigerian School on Internet Governance NSIG Forum on Wednesday in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NSIG Forum is a pre event to the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum NIGF scheduled to hold in Lagos from Sept 12 to Sept 15 According to him the internet governance spectrum which consists of the national regional continental and global spectrums aims to ensure access for all stakeholders in the internet ecosystem He therefore charged members of the internet ecosystem including individuals corporate organisations civil society organisations the media and government to ensure proper understanding of their importance in the internet governance space Everyone of us is important in the multi stakeholder approaches regarding internet governance processes That is why whenever NCC is coming up with a framework or policy they usually call for public comments where an individual the academia Civil Society etc can make useful contributions You can then say that internet belongs to no one This is therefore to remind us of how important you are in making internet for everyone to be a good place and a safer environment for all Ogundele said Mr Yaovi Atohun of International Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers ICANN harped on the importance of Internationalised Domain Name IDN and how it is managed by ICANN Dr Wale Adedokun an academic from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and a discussant at the event underscored the need for proper understanding of the evolution of the internet and components of internet governance According to him the components include Critical Internet Resources Openness Diversity and Inclusion and Access among others As far as internet governance is concerned access is key obtaining information without any form discrimination Nobody says because you are black you can t get information the access should be done with as much ease as possible The internet governance also emphasises diversity and inclusion openness has to do with respect for one another which must be within a defined moral acceptable standard of expression One very important thing to be concerned with regarding internet governance is cyber security security of your devices and contents Adedokun said Mrs Chiderah Ikeokonkwo Head of Research Development and Innovation Nigeria Data Protection Bureau NDPB said the bureau was established to secure and safeguard Nigerians from vulnerability to cyber attacks According to her the Bureau is poised to protect Nigerians from cyber fraud cyber bullies data manipulations and intrusions into private family and social affairs among others The Bureau is hoping that before the end of the current administration the National Data Protection Right NDPR Act 2022 amendment bill will be passed by the National Assembly That will repeal the present NDPR to further institutionalise data protection in Nigeria Ikeokonkwo said NAN reports that the Forum which will end on Sept 13 is to deepen the role of Internet Governance in Nigeria NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ISOC-NG seeks contributions to robust, secure internet use policy in Nigeria
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    ISOC-NG seeks contributions to robust, secure internet use policy in Nigeria

    The Internet Society Nigeria (ISOC- has called on internet users and stakeholders to contribute to policy formulation to foster robust and secure internet use in Nigeria and globally.

    Mr Caleb Ogundele, President of Internet Society (Nigeria Chapter) made the call at the opening of the third Nigerian School on Internet Governance (NSIG) Forum on Wednesday in Abuja.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NSIG Forum is a pre-event to the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) scheduled to hold in Lagos from Sept. 12 to Sept.15. According to him, the internet governance spectrum, which consists of the national, regional, continental and global spectrums, aims to ensure access for all stakeholders in the internet ecosystem.

    He, therefore, charged members of the internet ecosystem, including individuals, corporate organisations, civil society organisations, the media and government, to ensure proper understanding of their importance in the internet governance space.

    “Everyone of us is important in the multi-stakeholder approaches regarding internet governance processes.

    “That is why whenever NCC is coming up with a framework or policy, they usually call for public comments where an individual, the academia, Civil Society, etc can make useful contributions.

    “You can then say that internet belongs to no one.

    “This is, therefore, to remind us of how important you are in making internet for everyone to be a good place and a safer environment for all,” Ogundele said.

    Mr Yaovi Atohun, of International Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), harped on the importance of Internationalised Domain Name (IDN) and how it is managed by ICANN.

    Dr Wale Adedokun, an academic from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and a discussant at the event, underscored the need for proper understanding of the evolution of the internet and components of internet governance.

    According to him, the components include Critical Internet Resources, Openness, Diversity and Inclusion and Access, among others.

    “As far as internet governance is concerned, access is key; obtaining information without any form discrimination.

    “Nobody says because you are black, you can’t get information; the access should be done with as much ease as possible.

    “The internet governance also emphasises diversity and inclusion; openness has to do with respect for one another which must be within a defined moral acceptable standard of expression.

    “One very important thing to be concerned with regarding internet governance is cyber security,  security of your devices and contents,” Adedokun said.

    Mrs Chiderah Ikeokonkwo, Head of Research, Development and Innovation, Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB), said the bureau was established to secure and safeguard Nigerians from vulnerability to cyber attacks.

    According to her, the Bureau is poised to protect Nigerians from cyber fraud, cyber bullies, data manipulations and intrusions into private family and social affairs, among others.

    “The Bureau is hoping that, before the end of the current administration, the National Data Protection Right (NDPR) Act 2022 amendment bill will be passed by the National Assembly.

    “That will repeal the present NDPR to further institutionalise data protection in Nigeria,” Ikeokonkwo said.

    NAN reports that the Forum, which will end on Sept. 13, is to deepen the role of Internet Governance in Nigeria.


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  •  The Internet Society Nigeria ISOC has urged internet users and stakeholders to contribute to policy formulation to foster robust and secure internet use in Nigeria and globally Mr Caleb Ogundele President of Internet Society Nigeria Chapter made the call at the opening of the third Nigerian School on Internet Governance NSIG Forum on Wednesday in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NSIG Forum is a pre event to the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum NIGF scheduled to hold in Lagos from Sept 12 to 15 According to him the internet governance spectrum which consists of the national regional continental and global spectrums is to ensure access for all stakeholders in the internet ecosystem He therefore charged members of the internet ecosystem including individuals corporate organi s ations Civil Society Organisations the Media and Government to ensure proper understanding of their importance in the internet governance space Everyone of us is important in the multi stakeholder approaches regarding internet governance processes That is why whenever NCC comes up with a framework or policy they usually call for public comments where an individual the academia Civil Society etc can make useful contributions You can then say that the internet belongs to no one This is therefore to remind us of how important you are in making the internet to be a good and a safer environment for all Ogundele said In his presentation Mr Yaovi Atohun the representative of International Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers ICANN harped on the importance of the Internationalised Domain Name IDN and how it is managed by ICANN Dr Wale Adedokun an academic from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and a discussant at the event underscored the need for a proper understanding of the evolution of the internet and the components of Internet Governance According to him the components include but are not limited to Critical Internet Resources Openness Diversity and Inclusion Access etc As far as internet governance is concerned access is key obtaining information without any form of discrimination Nobody says because you are black you can t get information the access should be done with as much ease as possible The internet governance also emphasises diversity and inclusion openness has to do with respect for one another which must be within a defined moral acceptable standard of expression One very important thing to be concerned with regarding internet governance is cyber security security of your devices and contents Adedokun said Mrs Chiderah Ikeokonkwo Esq Head of Research Development and Innovation and representative of the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau NDPB said her organisation was established to provide security and safeguard Nigerians from vulnerability to cyber attacks According to her the Bureau is poised to protect Nigerians from cyber fraud cyber bullies data manipulations and intrusions into private affairs etc through the National Data Protection Right NDPR The Bureau is hoping that before the end of the current administration the NDPR Act of 2022 bill will be passed by the National assembly That will repeal the present NDPR to further institutionalise Data protection in Nigeria Ikeokonkwo said NAN reports that the aim of the Forum which will end on Tuesday Sept 13 is to deepen the role of Internet Governance in Nigeria LAB NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ​Contribute to policy formulation, ISOC-NG enjoins stakeholders
     The Internet Society Nigeria ISOC has urged internet users and stakeholders to contribute to policy formulation to foster robust and secure internet use in Nigeria and globally Mr Caleb Ogundele President of Internet Society Nigeria Chapter made the call at the opening of the third Nigerian School on Internet Governance NSIG Forum on Wednesday in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NSIG Forum is a pre event to the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum NIGF scheduled to hold in Lagos from Sept 12 to 15 According to him the internet governance spectrum which consists of the national regional continental and global spectrums is to ensure access for all stakeholders in the internet ecosystem He therefore charged members of the internet ecosystem including individuals corporate organi s ations Civil Society Organisations the Media and Government to ensure proper understanding of their importance in the internet governance space Everyone of us is important in the multi stakeholder approaches regarding internet governance processes That is why whenever NCC comes up with a framework or policy they usually call for public comments where an individual the academia Civil Society etc can make useful contributions You can then say that the internet belongs to no one This is therefore to remind us of how important you are in making the internet to be a good and a safer environment for all Ogundele said In his presentation Mr Yaovi Atohun the representative of International Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers ICANN harped on the importance of the Internationalised Domain Name IDN and how it is managed by ICANN Dr Wale Adedokun an academic from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and a discussant at the event underscored the need for a proper understanding of the evolution of the internet and the components of Internet Governance According to him the components include but are not limited to Critical Internet Resources Openness Diversity and Inclusion Access etc As far as internet governance is concerned access is key obtaining information without any form of discrimination Nobody says because you are black you can t get information the access should be done with as much ease as possible The internet governance also emphasises diversity and inclusion openness has to do with respect for one another which must be within a defined moral acceptable standard of expression One very important thing to be concerned with regarding internet governance is cyber security security of your devices and contents Adedokun said Mrs Chiderah Ikeokonkwo Esq Head of Research Development and Innovation and representative of the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau NDPB said her organisation was established to provide security and safeguard Nigerians from vulnerability to cyber attacks According to her the Bureau is poised to protect Nigerians from cyber fraud cyber bullies data manipulations and intrusions into private affairs etc through the National Data Protection Right NDPR The Bureau is hoping that before the end of the current administration the NDPR Act of 2022 bill will be passed by the National assembly That will repeal the present NDPR to further institutionalise Data protection in Nigeria Ikeokonkwo said NAN reports that the aim of the Forum which will end on Tuesday Sept 13 is to deepen the role of Internet Governance in Nigeria LAB NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ​Contribute to policy formulation, ISOC-NG enjoins stakeholders
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    ​Contribute to policy formulation, ISOC-NG enjoins stakeholders

    The Internet Society Nigeria (ISOC- has urged internet users and stakeholders to contribute to policy formulation to foster robust and secure internet use in Nigeria and globally.  

    Mr Caleb Ogundele, President of Internet Society (Nigeria Chapter) made the call at the opening of the third Nigerian School on Internet Governance (NSIG) Forum on Wednesday in Abuja.  

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NSIG Forum is a pre-event to the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) scheduled to hold in Lagos from Sept. 12 to 15.   According to him, the internet governance spectrum, which consists of the national, regional, continental, and global spectrums,​is to ensure access for all stakeholders in the internet ecosystem.  

    He, therefore, charged members of the internet ecosystem, including individuals, corporate organi​s​ations, Civil Society Organisations, the Media and Government, to ensure proper understanding of their importance in the internet governance space.

    “Everyone of us is important in the multi-stakeholder approaches regarding internet governance processes.  

    “That is why whenever NCC ​comes up with a framework or policy, they usually call for public comments where an individual, the academia, Civil Society, etc can make useful contributions.  

    “You can then say that the internet belongs to no one.  

    “This is, therefore, to remind us of how important you are in making the internet to ​be a good and a safer environment for all,” Ogundele said.  

    In his presentation, Mr Yaovi Atohun, the representative of International Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) harped on the importance of the Internationalised Domain Name (IDN) and how it is managed by ICANN.  

    Dr Wale Adedokun, an academic from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and a discussant at the event, underscored the need for a proper understanding of the evolution of the internet and the components of Internet Governance.  

    According to him, the components include but are not limited to, Critical Internet Resources, Openness, Diversity and Inclusion, Access, etc.

    “As far as internet governance is concerned, access is key; obtaining information without any form of discrimination.  

    “Nobody says because you are black, you can’t get information; the access should be done with as much ease as possible.  

    “The internet governance also emphasises diversity and inclusion; openness has to do with respect for one another which must be within a defined moral acceptable standard of expression.

    “One very important thing to be concerned with regarding internet governance is cyber security; security of your devices and contents,” Adedokun said.   

    Mrs Chiderah Ikeokonkwo Esq., Head of Research, Development and Innovation and representative of the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB), said her organisation was established to provide security and safeguard Nigerians from vulnerability to cyber attacks.  

    According to her, the Bureau is poised to protect Nigerians from cyber fraud, cyber bullies, data manipulations and intrusions into private affairs, etc, through the National Data Protection Right (NDPR).  

    “The Bureau is hoping that, before the end of the current administration, the NDPR Act of 2022 bill will be passed by the National assembly.  

    “That will repeal the present NDPR, to further institutionalise Data protection in Nigeria,” Ikeokonkwo said.  

    NAN reports that the aim of the Forum, which will end on Tuesday, Sept. 13, is to deepen the role of Internet Governance in Nigeria.

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  •  Malam Mele Kyari the Group Chief Executive Officer GCEO of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited NNPC Ltd has urged investors to take advantage of the enormous business potentials in the Nigerian energy sector to invest in the country Kyari at the Nigerian Indian Business Forum in Abuja said the Petroleum Industry Act PIA had created an enabling environment for investors in the oil and gas sector of the economy Kyari represented by the company s Chief Financial Officer CFO Umar Ajiya noted that Nigeria s natural gas reserves represented tremendous opportunity to achieve energy sufficiency He added that the company s focus was on gas development with the objective to energise Africa including India Speaking earlier the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria H E Shri Balasubramanian said that Nigeria was poised to play critical role in global affairs due to the current unfolding global realities its immense natural resources as well as its policies He said that Nigeria has become India s largest trading partner in Africa adding that this was made possible by the goodwill of the people According to him be it in trading or manufacturing Indian companies have always found Nigeria a land of immense opportunities and that is the reason a sizeable number of Indians have made the country their second home The High Commissioner added that it was time to identify new areas of cooperation between the two countries document createElement video https portal 202209 Tasks India Others on More Investments in Nigerias Energy Sector mp4 In the meantime NAPET Telecommunications Services an ICT subsidiary company of NNPC Limited was granted a telecommunication licence by the Nigerian Communications Commission NCC By this feat the company can now operate as fully registered telecommunications company in the country The certificate was presented to the Chairman of the company and NNPC Limited s Chief Financial Officer CFO Mr Umar Ajiya in Abuja recently by the Company s Managing Director Sanusi Yerima Speaking at the event the CFO said the company had all it takes to compete with other IT companies in the country now that it had become a legal entity stressing that it had limitless potentials for growth On his part NAPET Managing Director Sanusi Yerima said that the company was now in a position to deploy its super digital highway across the country and would provide quality services at competitive prices to individuals and corporate bodies https portal 202209 Gets Operating Licence 1 mp4 Meanwhile the NNPC Ltd said it would pursue new and profitable energy ventures to deliver the country s net zero transition by 2060 The Group Chief Executive Officer of the company Malam Mele Kyari said this at the public launch of the Nigeria Energy Transition Plan by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo He said that the country had a growing population of young people who needed a stronger economy that was powered by reliable energy options He said This event is coming after the historic presidential unveiling of the NNPC Ltd with a clear vision and a renewed commitment to upscaling NNPC s relevance in the global energy market while ensuring energy security for our country With NNPC Ltd as a fully commercialised enterprise Nigeria is well positioned to lead the African continent in a just and gradual energy transition He said Nigeria and other African countries adopted 2060 as a suitable date for its net zero transition hinged on energy justice adding that Nigeria had adopted gas as its transition fuel which would help to fund other renewable infrastructure He stated that NNPC recognises the activities of the oil and gas sector as a significant contributor to carbon emission and the consequent adverse impact on the climate We have taken steps to decarbonise our operations by primarily extinguishing gas flares from our operations pursuing carbon capture initiative and technology that support low carbon operations while focusing on gas as a transition fuel He added NNPC is taking advantage of Nigeria s huge natural gas reserves of over 200 trillion cubic feet of gas with the potential to grow to 600Tcf as more investment is expected due to the recent resolution of the production sharing contracts The company is also taking advantage of the empowerment of the NNPC by the Petroleum Industry Act to take full responsibility for commercial operation of the Joint Venture assets Kyari said that the company supports the government s National Gas Expansion Programme which would deepen natural gas utilisation as an alternative transportation fuel He revealed that progress was being made in the construction of the Abuja Kaduna Kano the Nigeria Morocco and the Trans Saharan gas pipelines The Nigeria Energy Transition Plan showcased the country s pathway to achieving net zero emissions by 2060 and its leadership role in enabling a just and equitable climate future for Africa with the ultimate objective of mobilising the finance required to jumpstart implementation of the Plan Specifically the global launch highlighted Nigeria s commitment and ambition to achieve carbon neutrality while also ending energy poverty which would lift 100 million people out of poverty drive economic growth and bring modern energy services to the entire population The drive for Nigeria s energy transition is in line with Sustainable Development Goal 7 SDG7 which advocates for affordable reliable sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030 The SDG 7 targets three areas namely access to energy SDG 7 1 renewable energy SDG7 2 and energy sufficiency SDG7 3 Nigeria is a signatory to both the COP26 agreement and the Paris Climate Accord which advocate for net zero emissions but Africa s biggest economy seeks a more equitable way to achieve it https portal 202209 Transition NNPC Ltd Pursuing Commercially Viable New Energy Ventures Kyari mp4 Visit us on www ng for more details NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NNPC Weekly: Kyari shops for more FDI in Nigeria’s Energy Sector
     Malam Mele Kyari the Group Chief Executive Officer GCEO of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited NNPC Ltd has urged investors to take advantage of the enormous business potentials in the Nigerian energy sector to invest in the country Kyari at the Nigerian Indian Business Forum in Abuja said the Petroleum Industry Act PIA had created an enabling environment for investors in the oil and gas sector of the economy Kyari represented by the company s Chief Financial Officer CFO Umar Ajiya noted that Nigeria s natural gas reserves represented tremendous opportunity to achieve energy sufficiency He added that the company s focus was on gas development with the objective to energise Africa including India Speaking earlier the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria H E Shri Balasubramanian said that Nigeria was poised to play critical role in global affairs due to the current unfolding global realities its immense natural resources as well as its policies He said that Nigeria has become India s largest trading partner in Africa adding that this was made possible by the goodwill of the people According to him be it in trading or manufacturing Indian companies have always found Nigeria a land of immense opportunities and that is the reason a sizeable number of Indians have made the country their second home The High Commissioner added that it was time to identify new areas of cooperation between the two countries document createElement video https portal 202209 Tasks India Others on More Investments in Nigerias Energy Sector mp4 In the meantime NAPET Telecommunications Services an ICT subsidiary company of NNPC Limited was granted a telecommunication licence by the Nigerian Communications Commission NCC By this feat the company can now operate as fully registered telecommunications company in the country The certificate was presented to the Chairman of the company and NNPC Limited s Chief Financial Officer CFO Mr Umar Ajiya in Abuja recently by the Company s Managing Director Sanusi Yerima Speaking at the event the CFO said the company had all it takes to compete with other IT companies in the country now that it had become a legal entity stressing that it had limitless potentials for growth On his part NAPET Managing Director Sanusi Yerima said that the company was now in a position to deploy its super digital highway across the country and would provide quality services at competitive prices to individuals and corporate bodies https portal 202209 Gets Operating Licence 1 mp4 Meanwhile the NNPC Ltd said it would pursue new and profitable energy ventures to deliver the country s net zero transition by 2060 The Group Chief Executive Officer of the company Malam Mele Kyari said this at the public launch of the Nigeria Energy Transition Plan by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo He said that the country had a growing population of young people who needed a stronger economy that was powered by reliable energy options He said This event is coming after the historic presidential unveiling of the NNPC Ltd with a clear vision and a renewed commitment to upscaling NNPC s relevance in the global energy market while ensuring energy security for our country With NNPC Ltd as a fully commercialised enterprise Nigeria is well positioned to lead the African continent in a just and gradual energy transition He said Nigeria and other African countries adopted 2060 as a suitable date for its net zero transition hinged on energy justice adding that Nigeria had adopted gas as its transition fuel which would help to fund other renewable infrastructure He stated that NNPC recognises the activities of the oil and gas sector as a significant contributor to carbon emission and the consequent adverse impact on the climate We have taken steps to decarbonise our operations by primarily extinguishing gas flares from our operations pursuing carbon capture initiative and technology that support low carbon operations while focusing on gas as a transition fuel He added NNPC is taking advantage of Nigeria s huge natural gas reserves of over 200 trillion cubic feet of gas with the potential to grow to 600Tcf as more investment is expected due to the recent resolution of the production sharing contracts The company is also taking advantage of the empowerment of the NNPC by the Petroleum Industry Act to take full responsibility for commercial operation of the Joint Venture assets Kyari said that the company supports the government s National Gas Expansion Programme which would deepen natural gas utilisation as an alternative transportation fuel He revealed that progress was being made in the construction of the Abuja Kaduna Kano the Nigeria Morocco and the Trans Saharan gas pipelines The Nigeria Energy Transition Plan showcased the country s pathway to achieving net zero emissions by 2060 and its leadership role in enabling a just and equitable climate future for Africa with the ultimate objective of mobilising the finance required to jumpstart implementation of the Plan Specifically the global launch highlighted Nigeria s commitment and ambition to achieve carbon neutrality while also ending energy poverty which would lift 100 million people out of poverty drive economic growth and bring modern energy services to the entire population The drive for Nigeria s energy transition is in line with Sustainable Development Goal 7 SDG7 which advocates for affordable reliable sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030 The SDG 7 targets three areas namely access to energy SDG 7 1 renewable energy SDG7 2 and energy sufficiency SDG7 3 Nigeria is a signatory to both the COP26 agreement and the Paris Climate Accord which advocate for net zero emissions but Africa s biggest economy seeks a more equitable way to achieve it https portal 202209 Transition NNPC Ltd Pursuing Commercially Viable New Energy Ventures Kyari mp4 Visit us on www ng for more details NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NNPC Weekly: Kyari shops for more FDI in Nigeria’s Energy Sector
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    NNPC Weekly: Kyari shops for more FDI in Nigeria’s Energy Sector

    Malam Mele Kyari, the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd.) has urged investors to take advantage of the enormous business potentials in the Nigerian energy sector to invest in the country.

    Kyari, at the Nigerian – Indian Business Forum in Abuja, said the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) had created an enabling environment for investors in the oil and gas sector of the economy.

    Kyari represented by the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Umar Ajiya, noted that Nigeria’s natural gas reserves represented tremendous opportunity to achieve energy sufficiency.

    He added that the company’s focus was on gas development, with the objective to energise Africa, including India.

    Speaking earlier, the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria H.

    E. Shri Balasubramanian, said that Nigeria was poised to play critical role in global affairs due to the current unfolding global realities, its immense natural resources as well as its policies.

    He said that Nigeria has become India’s largest trading partner in Africa, adding that this was made possible by the goodwill of the people.

    According to him, be it in trading or manufacturing, Indian companies have always found Nigeria a land of immense opportunities and that is the reason a sizeable number of Indians have made the country their second home.

    The High Commissioner added that it was time to identify new areas of cooperation between the two countries.

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    mp4 In the meantime, NAPET Telecommunications Services, an ICT subsidiary company of NNPC Limited, was granted a telecommunication licence by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

    By this feat, the company can now operate as fully registered telecommunications company in the country.

    The certificate was presented to the Chairman of the company and NNPC Limited’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Mr Umar Ajiya in Abuja recently by the Company’s Managing Director, Sanusi Yerima.

    Speaking at the event, the CFO said the company had all it takes to compete with other IT companies in the country now that it had become a legal entity, stressing that it had limitless potentials for growth.

    On his part, NAPET Managing Director, Sanusi Yerima, said that the company was now in a position to deploy its super digital highway across the country and would provide quality services at competitive prices to individuals and corporate bodies.

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    -202209-Gets-Operating-Licence-1.mp4 Meanwhile, the NNPC Ltd. said it would pursue new and profitable energy ventures to deliver the country’s net zero transition by 2060. The Group Chief Executive Officer of the company, Malam Mele Kyari, said this at the public launch of the Nigeria Energy Transition Plan by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

    He said that the country had a growing population of young people who needed a stronger economy that was powered by reliable energy options.

    He said: “This event is coming after the historic presidential unveiling of the NNPC Ltd. with a clear vision and a renewed commitment to upscaling NNPC’s relevance in the global energy market while ensuring energy security for our country.

    “With NNPC Ltd. as a fully commercialised enterprise, Nigeria is well positioned to lead the African continent in a just and gradual energy transition”.

    He said Nigeria and other African countries adopted 2060 as a suitable date for its net zero transition hinged on energy justice, adding that Nigeria had adopted gas as its transition fuel which would help to fund other renewable infrastructure.

    He stated that: “NNPC recognises the activities of the oil and gas sector as a significant contributor to carbon emission and the consequent adverse impact on the climate.

    “We have taken steps to decarbonise our operations by primarily extinguishing gas flares from our operations, pursuing carbon capture initiative and technology that support low carbon operations while focusing on gas as a transition fuel”.

    He added: “NNPC is taking advantage of Nigeria’s huge natural gas reserves of over 200 trillion cubic feet of gas with the potential to grow to 600Tcf as more investment is expected due to the recent resolution of the production sharing contracts.

    “The company is also taking advantage of the empowerment of the NNPC by the Petroleum Industry Act to take full responsibility for commercial operation of the Joint Venture assets”.

    Kyari said that the company supports the government’s National Gas Expansion Programme which would deepen natural gas utilisation as an alternative transportation fuel.

    He revealed that progress was being made in the construction of the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano, the Nigeria-Morocco and the Trans-Saharan gas pipelines.

    The Nigeria Energy Transition Plan showcased the country’s pathway to achieving net-zero emissions by 2060 and its leadership role in enabling a just and equitable climate future for Africa, with the ultimate objective of mobilising the finance required to jumpstart implementation of the Plan. Specifically, the global launch highlighted Nigeria’s commitment and ambition to achieve carbon neutrality while also ending energy poverty, which would lift 100 million people out of poverty, drive economic growth, and bring modern energy services to the entire population.

    The drive for Nigeria’s energy transition is in line with Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) which advocates for “affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” by 2030. The SDG 7 targets three areas namely: access to energy (SDG 7.1), renewable energy (SDG7.2) and energy sufficiency (SDG7.3).

    Nigeria is a signatory to both the COP26 agreement and the Paris Climate Accord which advocate for net zero emissions, but Africa’s biggest economy seeks a more equitable way to achieve it.

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  •  The Nasarawa State Government has taken over full payment of staff salaries at the state owned university Keffi NSUK Gov Abdullahi Sule made this known while briefing members of the state executive council in Lafia on Thursday He said his administration has agreed to takeover the payment of salaries of staff at the university to meet one of the key demands by the local chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Thus paving the way for the possible resumption of academic activities in the institution Based on the available finances to the state and especially because of the importance attached to education my administration has agreed to take over the responsibility of paying salaries of staff at the NSUK beginning from this month he said Sule said that so far the management of the university as well as the non teaching unions namely the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU and the Non Academic Staff Union of Universities NASU have all agreed to open the university One of the conditions they gave to us the most important condition is to ensure that we take over the full payment of salaries of all the staff so that they don t have to use their IGR As far as we are concerned we looked at our finances and we strongly believe that based on the cashflow we have available to us and also because of the importance we attached to education that we should be able to start that from this month That is what we are looking forward to do We are also hoping they will compliment by the moment we start the payment hopefully by Thursday or Friday Then we are hoping to see them also returning to their classes he stated Sule also disclosed that the Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy National Communication Commission NCC through the National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA has donated ICT gadgets to the College of Education in Akwanga They have supplied ICT gadgets from the NCC similar to what they did for us at the Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic Lafia The advantage COE Akwanga is having is that two servers will be installed as part of their contribution to education in the state he said The governor appreciated the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy Prof Ali Pantami for the support as well as the NCC and NITDA for their intervention The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that on Aug 3 the Chairman House Committee on Education at the state legislature Mr Daniel Ogazi urged the state government to take over the payment of salaries of staff at the university Ogazi made the appeal when the Vice Chancellor of the university Prof Suleiman Bala appeared before the committee on its 2022 budget performance assessment During the oversight the vice chancellor appealed for the state government to fully take over the payment of staff salaries as a lasting solution to the university s financial challenges NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa Govt takes over payment of state owned varsity salary
     The Nasarawa State Government has taken over full payment of staff salaries at the state owned university Keffi NSUK Gov Abdullahi Sule made this known while briefing members of the state executive council in Lafia on Thursday He said his administration has agreed to takeover the payment of salaries of staff at the university to meet one of the key demands by the local chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Thus paving the way for the possible resumption of academic activities in the institution Based on the available finances to the state and especially because of the importance attached to education my administration has agreed to take over the responsibility of paying salaries of staff at the NSUK beginning from this month he said Sule said that so far the management of the university as well as the non teaching unions namely the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU and the Non Academic Staff Union of Universities NASU have all agreed to open the university One of the conditions they gave to us the most important condition is to ensure that we take over the full payment of salaries of all the staff so that they don t have to use their IGR As far as we are concerned we looked at our finances and we strongly believe that based on the cashflow we have available to us and also because of the importance we attached to education that we should be able to start that from this month That is what we are looking forward to do We are also hoping they will compliment by the moment we start the payment hopefully by Thursday or Friday Then we are hoping to see them also returning to their classes he stated Sule also disclosed that the Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy National Communication Commission NCC through the National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA has donated ICT gadgets to the College of Education in Akwanga They have supplied ICT gadgets from the NCC similar to what they did for us at the Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic Lafia The advantage COE Akwanga is having is that two servers will be installed as part of their contribution to education in the state he said The governor appreciated the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy Prof Ali Pantami for the support as well as the NCC and NITDA for their intervention The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that on Aug 3 the Chairman House Committee on Education at the state legislature Mr Daniel Ogazi urged the state government to take over the payment of salaries of staff at the university Ogazi made the appeal when the Vice Chancellor of the university Prof Suleiman Bala appeared before the committee on its 2022 budget performance assessment During the oversight the vice chancellor appealed for the state government to fully take over the payment of staff salaries as a lasting solution to the university s financial challenges NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nasarawa Govt takes over payment of state owned varsity salary
    Education3 weeks ago

    Nasarawa Govt takes over payment of state owned varsity salary

    The Nasarawa State Government has taken over full payment of staff salaries at the state owned university, Keffi (NSUK).

    Gov. Abdullahi Sule made this known while briefing members of the state executive council in Lafia on Thursday.

    He said his administration has agreed to takeover the payment of salaries of staff at the university to meet one of the key demands by the local chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

    “Thus paving the way for the possible resumption of academic activities in the institution.

    ”“Based on the available finances to the state and especially because of the importance attached to education, my administration has agreed to take over the responsibility of paying salaries of staff at the NSUK, beginning from this month,” he said.

    Sule said that, so far, the management of the university, as well as the non-teaching unions; namely the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) have all agreed to open the university.

    “One of the conditions they gave to us, the most important condition, is to ensure that we take over the full payment of salaries of all the staff, so that they don’t have to use their IGR.

    “As far as we are concerned, we looked at our finances and we strongly believe that, based on the cashflow we have available to us and also because of the importance we attached to education, that we should be able to start that from this month.

    “That is what we are looking forward to do.

    We are also hoping they will compliment by the moment we start the payment hopefully by Thursday or Friday.

    “Then we are hoping to see them also returning to their classes,” he stated.

    Sule also disclosed that the Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, National Communication Commission (NCC), through the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has donated ICT gadgets to the College of Education in Akwanga.

    “They have supplied ICT gadgets from the NCC similar to what they did for us at the Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, Lafia.

    “The advantage COE Akwanga is having is that two servers will be installed, as part of their contribution to education in the state,” he said.

    The governor appreciated the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Prof. Ali Pantami, for the support, as well as the NCC and NITDA for their intervention.

    The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that on Aug.3, the Chairman, House Committee on Education at the state legislature, Mr Daniel Ogazi, urged the state government to take over the payment of salaries of staff at the university.

    Ogazi made the appeal when the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Suleiman Bala, appeared before the committee on its 2022 budget performance assessment.

    During the oversight, the vice chancellor appealed for the state government to fully take over the payment of staff salaries as a lasting solution to the university’s financial challenges.


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