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Posts Tagged ‘Omobola Johnson’

  • Africa’s Top 10 Tech newsmakers in 2012

    December 11, 2012 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    They are the movers and shakers, people who continue to influence and impact the broader African Information and Communications Technology industry in a big way. Their actions have made others sit up and take notice … they are the ‘headline grabbers’....

  • Nigeria: Telecommunication operators could face more fines

    December 4, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria: Telecommunication operators could face more fines

    Nigerian authorities are looking to possibly impose additional fines on telecom operators after the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) ministry said that operators were failing to meet minimum established standards. It comes as the Nigerian...

  • Measures to reform telecoms industry in Nigeria

    October 1, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Measures to reform telecoms industry in Nigeria

    The Nigerian government will introduce a new right of way policy designed to enhance operations within the country’s ICT industry writes Abuja’s Leadership publication. This was announced by the Minister of Communications Technology, Mrs Omobola Johnson,...

  • Nigeria bracing for broadband boom

    July 30, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (2)

    Nigeria’s Minister of Communications Technology Omobola Johnson said that the country needs to seriously invest in correcting the country’s ubiquitous Internet capacity and national backbone, and it has become almost as important as having adequate water...

  • Nigeria abandons National Rural Telephony Project

    June 22, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria abandons National Rural Telephony Project

    Nigeria’s federal government announced that they will abandon the National Rural Telephony Project (NRTP) started in 2011, which has set the government back $200-million already. The project was to cover 218 local government areas and provide over 636 256...

  • Nigerian ICT firms must overcome obstacles

    April 19, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigerian ICT firms must overcome obstacles

    The Minister of Communications Technology, Omobola Johnson has stated that Nigerian ICT companies must eliminate bottlenecks to be more attractive for listing in the Nigerian Stock Exchange, (NSE). Some of these bottlenecks include double taxation, right of...

  • Nigerian minister urges girls to consider ICT

    March 27, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (7)

    Nigeria’s Minister of Communications Technology Omobola Johnson urged Nigerians yesterday to join a campaign calling on girls to join the ICT industry. Johnson made this statement in light of the upcoming “Girls In ICT Day” organised by eBusiness Life...

  • Nigerian ministry preparing robust ICT policy

    March 13, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nigerian ministry preparing robust ICT policy

    According to Nigerian Minister of Communication and Technology Omobola Johnson, the ministry is working on a draft Information and Communications and Technology (ICT) policy. The announcement was made during a stakeholders forum in Lagos last week. She said...

  • Nigerian government commits to 2015 digital economy

    March 13, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nigerian government commits to 2015 digital economy

    Nigeria’s Minister of Communications Technology Omobola Johnson said the Federal Government had pledged its commitment to a digital economy by 2015. She made this statement at the 2012 edition of the Nigeria Digital SENSE forum on Internet Governance...

  • Nigerian Defence saddling up ICT

    March 7, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (3)

    Federal government public enterprise Galaxy Backbone is collaborating with the Nigerian Defence Headquarters to host an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) forum next week. The forum will be held on 15 March in the capital Abuja. Gerald Ilukwe,...

  • National ICT plan for Nigeria

    February 29, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on National ICT plan for Nigeria

    Nigeria’s federal government has stated interest in developing a local national holistic ICT plan yesterday. The government promised that following the aggregation of comments and suggestions on the draft Information and Communication Technology policy...

  • Nigeria to boost ICT infrastructure with new deal

    January 31, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria to boost ICT infrastructure with new deal

    Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Technology Omobola Johnson has inked a new deal with Cross Rivers state government to increase the state’s information and technology infrastructure as well as create a knowledge city, the ministry said in a press...

  • Google Nigeria gets 5000 SMEs online

    November 1, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Google Nigeria gets 5000 SMEs online

    Google Incorporated said on 31 October 2011, that through its latest initiative, 5,000 of Nigeria ’s SMEs would move their businesses online in the next five days. According to BusinessDayOnline.com, statistics indicate that there are three million SMEs in...