EXCERPTS OF DAY 1 AT THE NEW MEDIA AND GOVERNANCE CONFERENCE

EiE Nigeria, Shehu Musa Yaradua Foundation, Galaxy backbone and a host of other stakeholders put together what has now become the first ever conference on New Media and Governance in Africa. The 2 days conference held at the Yaradua Centre in Abuja with notable dignitaries in attendance. Below are excerpts of day 1 of the conference proceedings put together by Oluwatobi Soyombo. Read more

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INEC CHAIRMAN CALLS FOR THE REGULATION OF NEW MEDIA

The National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Attahiru Jega has called for a regulation on the use of social media in Nigeria.

Prof. Jega made this call during a paper  presentation in Abuja on monday at a New Media and Governance Conference where he narrated the Commission’s experience on the response received from new media during the 2011 general elections. Read more

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BOKO HARAM RECEIVED N40 MILLION DONATION FROM ALGERIA – PREMIUM TIMES

The extremist Boko Haram sect, which has since 2009 launched sustained attacks on security installations, places of worship, educational institutions and media outfits, recently got cash support of N40 million from an Algerian terrorist group, an intelligence report recently submitted to the presidency has said. Read more

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MTN EXPLAINS REASONS FOR CHALLENGES WITH QUALITY SERVICE IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Nigeria’s leading telecommunications operator, MTN in a swift reaction to the NCC directive to pay fine for poor quality of telecommunication service said the company remained committed to ensuring the best quality of service for its teeming customers. Speaking through its Corporate Services Executive Akinwale Goodluck, the communication giant said it continues to employ the greatest effort to overcome the infrastructural and environmental challenges that impede the delivery of consistently good quality of service”. Read more

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MTN, ETISALAT, AIRTEL AND GLOBACOM TO PAY N1.17 BILLION PENALTIES FOR POOR QUALITY OF SERVICE

Four Nigerian mobile service providers, MTN Nigeria, Etisalat, Airtel and Globacom are to pay a cumulative sum of  N1,170,000,000 (One Billion, One Hundred and Seventy Million Naira) to the Nigerian Communications Commission as penalty for the poor quality of services rendered to their different subscribers in the months of  March and April 2012. Read more

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Tribute To Late Comrade Olaitan Oyerinde

Editor’s note: As the body of Late Olaitan Oyerinde, the Principal Private Secretary to the Governor of Edo state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is laid to rest today, Dipo Fashina and Abiodun Aremu write a tribute to eulogise the worthy comrade whom they said must live in our memory. The tribute is courtesy of Premium times. Read more

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FG REITERATES CALL ON AGGRIEVED GROUPS TO CEASEFIRE AND EMBRACE DIALOGUE

 The Federal Government has reiterated its call on all groups to ceasefire and come forward for dialogue.

The Vice President, Arc Mohammed Namadi Sambo, made this call Thursday, in Abuja at the National Symposium, organised by Nasirul-Lahi-Faith Society of Nigeria (NASFAT), tagged Islam and Peaceful Co-Existence in a Contemporary Multi Religious Society.  Read more

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