The Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communication Commission gives account on his strides these past years at the helms of the affairs of the commission,the media executives were hosted .
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The additional capacity augments Liquid Dataport’s existing pan-African fibre network, global satellite connectivity and subsea cable backbone that ensures businesses on the continent have access to affordable and reliable high-speed connectivity – a vital element as they leverage the digital economy. The Equiano sea cable is the highest capacity cable landing in South Africa. Liquid Dataport foresee a much-needed drop in internet connectivity prices and improved quality in South Africa and numerous sub-Saharan countries. As Liquid’s existing and potential…
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The Honorable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami FNCS FBCS FIIM has said that it has become imperative to implement legislations that will ensure the protection and confidentiality of citizens data as part of the government’s responsibility to protect the lives and property of Nigerians.
Prof. Pantami made his assertion when he flagged off the “National Validation on Data Protection Bill” workshop organised by the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB) in collaboration with the Nigeria Digital Identification for Development (ID4D) at the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) Conference Centre, Abuja.
In his keynote address, Pantami said that as part of efforts to sustain the country’s digital economy growth, it was crucial to have legislation that would ensure data protection considering the amount of data being generated in the country daily.
He said, “We know the data generated today is mind-boggling and we must therefore have regulations in place…
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Africa’s economic activity is expected to expand by a moderate 2.7% in 2022 and 2.4% in 2023, following a rebound of 5.1% in 2021, according to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) its Trade and Development Report 2022 .
As a result, an additional 58 million Africans will fall into extreme poverty in 2022, adding to the 55 million already pushed into extreme poverty by the COVID-19 pandemic, the report says.
“The economic slowdown causes further setbacks in the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” said UNCTAD Secretary-General Rebeca Grynspan.
According to the report, almost 60% of Africa’s low-income countries are already in debt distress or at high risk of it, as debt levels, both private and public, stand at record levels.
Besides, more than 60% of African countries need external assistance for food, with hunger further spreading across the continent.
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UNCTAD says the sharp economic slowdown…
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This is the belief of Lee Ziervogel, the newly appointed Chief Operating Officer at fintech enablement company Ukheshe. “This is especially important for a fintech company like Ukheshe. It’s essential to manage our clients’ journeys with our highly technical products, because if they’re successful, so are we.
“I love being surrounded by an ethically sound team that operates from these solid business principles. One of Ukheshe’s core focus areas is enabling financial inclusion, and enriching lives.”
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