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ABUJA — The People’s Democratic Party PDP inaugurated E-registration Committee at the Party headquarters Wadata Plaza Abuja on Wednesday. A 19 Member Committee will be headed by Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki. Inaugurating the Committee, PDP National Chairman Prince Uche Secondus explained that the idea to inaugurate the committee is to have a proper database in line with the fast-changing technology age. Secondus noted that PDP is the only party that has retained its name...

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One point two (1.2) million Nigerians have so far registered into the National Identity Database and have issued them with the National Identification Number (NIN) in Bauchi. Recall that on May 4, the federal government approved the extension of the deadline for the NIN exercise to June 30. The extension, the federal government said the postponement of the deadline was also based on the request by stakeholders for an extension until June 30 in order...

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has announced that the second phase roll-out of the Digital Switch Over (DSO) would begin on April 29 in Lagos state. The minister disclosed in Abuja, on Tuesday, at an interactive session with the Senate Committee on Information and National Orientation and the 13-Member Ministerial Task Force on the DSO project. The minister said: “We are kickstarting the new roll out in Lagos State on April...

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The Federal Government on Wednesday in Abuja granted N10 million as seed fund to five innovators that emerged winners in the World Creativity and Innovation Day (WCID) challenge. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the five startup winners emerged among over 800 entries made for the challenge and received N2 million each. The winners were Muhammed Bature for Schoola Limited, Jeremiah Kuro for Blieu-1 Automations Limited, and Nwachinemere Emeka for Kitovu Technology Company with...

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LAGOS — YouTube on Wednesday launched its first YouTube Africa Reading Challenge, an online reading marathon, aimed at boosting the profile of African Literature across the continent. Nitin Gajria, Google’s Managing Director for Africa, said in a statement that the marathon reading,  featuring authors, influencers and key opinion leaders across Africa, was to popularise African authors across the continent. Gajria said that some personalities would read extracts from The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives,...

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The Director-General of the National Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria, in Kaduna State, Dr. Bayero Salih-Farah says the Institute has trained 4,882 transport and logistics experts in two years. Salih-Farah told newsmen on Sunday in Zaria that the training was geared toward strengthening the logistics and transport sector with a skilled, disciplined, and well-motivated workforce. “The institute would strengthen its collaboration with Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria with whom it ran a postgraduate diploma...

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has mandated the use of NIN for 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration exercise. The matriculation board stipulated that all candidates must provide their National Identity Number (NIN) at the point of registration. Fabian Benjamin, JAMB spokesman, disclosed the new directive on Wednesday. “This is mandatory for participation in the 2021 registration exercise,” he said. Adding that the registration will be conducted in 700 different centers across...

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KADUNA – An Information and Communication Technology (ICT) firm, Ihifix Technologies, says digital skills will ensure transparency and accountability in service delivery. Ihifix Team Lead in Kaduna State, Mr. Emmanuel Adikpe, stated this on the sideline of the ongoing six-week training of public servants on digital skills in Kaduna. Adikpe told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that entrenching ICT in governance would significantly strengthen transparency and accountability and restore public trust. According to him,...

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The Lagos State government has introduced a mobile verification platform to validate the authenticity of COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests done within the private laboratory consortium and all state public laboratories for outbound flights. This was indicated in a statement issued by Akin Abayomi, the state’s commissioner of health, on Sunday. The statement stated that the platform could be accessed through an app and the use of unstructured supplementary service data (USSD) codes. “The...

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The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) complex centre constructed by the Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) in Garaha Hong local government area of Adamawa state has been commissioned. There was a need for this complex because majority of students residing in rural areas cannot access the internet which affects their studies. Commissioning the facility, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Barrister Boss Gida Mustapha said that the aim of establishing the ICT...

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