Adebayo Shittu

Ali Pantami appointed Nigeria's new Minister of Communication

Replaces Adebayo Shittu who was dropped following president Muhammadu Buhari's reelection.
Paul Adepoju
Jul 17, 2019

Nigeria secures US$100-million loan to increase broadband rollout

Fund will be used to deploy solar-powered telecommunication sites, according to officials.

Nigeria moves to root out fake devices

Mobile phone market losing approximately NGN200-milliion daily, says Communications Minister.
Dec 1, 2017

Broadband costs remain highest in Africa

A4AI's latest findings reveal 1GB in Africa costs 9.3% of a citizen's average income even though the highest reduction globally was applied in this region.

2017 Indo-Africa ICT Expo identifies opportunity in Africa's mobile market

3rd edition of annual showcase aims to strengthen ties between Indian ICT companies and those from across Africa.
Jul 24, 2017

Nigeria's govt launches new broadband-related policy

Authorities look to ease telecoms right of way and promote colocation in a bid to bolster broadband rollout.
Jul 14, 2017

Internet groups lobby Nigeria's NCC for net neutrality

Submissions in support of an open internet aim to bring 96 million Nigerians online.
May 4, 2017

Five minutes with Nigeria's communications minister

Adebayo Shittu offers some perspective on the West African country's ICT sector and relevant issues, including internet freedom and industry localisation.
May 2, 2017

Africa’s broadband pays the price for bureaucratic fumbling

Slow regulatory reform, complicated licensing regimes and monopolistic practices remain challenges.
Feb 8, 2017

Nigeria first to endorse A4AI's '1 for 2' affordability target

Alliance for Affordable Internet has committed to ensuring that Nigeria's Communications Ministry's formal endorsement results in benefits for all citizens of the West African country.
Jan 30, 2017

Nigeria steps up a gear on ICT transformation

West African country considers the strength of Rwanda's example, the issue of Foreign Direct Investment and the need to bolster efforts to transform into a digital and knowledge-based economy.
Nov 23, 2016

'ICT is the new oil in Nigeria'

Delegates attending ITU Telecom World 2016 told that to date US$68-billion has been invested in Nigerian telecoms.