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Right of Way: Governor Fayemi Crashes Charges

In a bold and pioneering move to make Ekiti State the knowledge and innovation capital of Nigeria, the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi has signed an Executive Order reducing the Right of Way charges related to laying broadband or any other telecommunications infrastructures from N4,500 to N145 per meter. Ekiti is the first state in Nigeria to comply with the NEC approved Right of Way charges for broadband thus becoming the cheapest state for broadband infrastructure investment as 1km of cable will now cost just N145,000 as against N4.5m previously. This Executive Order is part of the ongoing reforms by...

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COVID-19: Pandemic Has Opened a Pandora’s Box Says Engr. Aziz

The Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Engr. Aliyu Aziz said the novel COVID-19 pandemic has opened a Pandora’s Box, bringing unexpected troubles to the entire world, disrupting all plans and projections. Engr. Aziz made this remark at a three-day Africa Tech Leaders Webinar Series on COVID-19 organised by Digital Jewels Limited. The Webinar series drew high-level participants from the public sector in Africa- Nigeria, Ghana, and Rwanda where the Engr. Aziz was one of the representatives from Nigeria. While discussing public sector outlook on the COVID-19 pandemic, Engr. Aziz emphasised that the pandemic has presented an opportunity for the Nigerian...

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