The federal government may conclude guided liquidation of the moribund Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) in June, Daily Trust has learnt.
The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) would likely come out with preferred liquidator among the five prospective liquidators in July, an official of the privatization agency told our correspondent in Abuja yesterday.
Nigeria's online business Television (WebTV) has announced the launch of its Web Portal and corporate service. The online business television & video service was founded in May 2011 as an add-on complement to the financial market information service of Proshare, Nigeria's leading financial information communication analyst and investor relations firm.
A new phone technology will now enable thousands of illiterate farmers and traders in the rural areas of the country to surf the internet in their local languages, an expert Dr Emdad Khan said last week.
A Nigerian firm with a United States business partner last week said it is targeting over 100,000 illiterate farmers and traders in the rural areas of the country with Internetspeech which would allow them to do businesses through the internet in their local languages or with people of other languages via inbuilt translator.
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Uluseyi Petinrin, said some unknown persons have gained unlawful access to the computer systems of Defence Headquarters and that of the Nigerian Navy.
The CDS represented by the Chief of Research and Development, Major General M. K Amao made the remarks during the 'world cyber security conference' last week in Abuja.
The Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties and Social Development Matters, Mrs Sarah Pane has said that the negative use of the social media by Nigerian youths is impacting negatively on the country's image adding that denigrating Nigerian leaders through the medium has become a pastime of the youths to the extent that the Nigerian President has become the most insulted in the world. "This is not the type of record we want. Let's use the social media for positive interaction", she posited.
The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency, NESREA has slammed a N5 million fine on MTN for reopening its base station in EFAB Estate, Mbora District, Abuja sealed last week.
Director, Inspection and Enforcement of NESREA, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo, who led a NESREA Team of Inspection and Enforcement Officials to reseal the premises, insisted that the base station must remain shut for violating Environmental Laws and falling short on the regulation on 10 metres set back from the residential area.
The Senate Committee on Privatisation on Tuesday, rejected plans to liquidate the Nigerian Telecommunications Ltd (NITEL) and its mobile arm, Mobile Telecommunications Ltd (MTEL).
The Chairman of the committee, Sen. Gbenga Obadara (ACN-Ogun), made the announcement at an interactive session with officials of the Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE) and the National Council on Privatisation (NCP).
The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) yesterday sealed off a base station in Tundun Amba area of Lafia, Nasarawa State over environmental violations after pre-sanction notice.
Alhaji Abdusalami Issah, the NESREA State Coordinator, who represented the Director-General/CEO of the agency, Dr Ngeri S. Benebo, said the action of the company was in breach of Section 5 (4) of the Telecommunication and Broadcast facilities Regulations 2011 which provides 10 meters setback for new mast to residential buildings.