Digital Economy

The Nigerian Federal Government recently announced a partnership with tech giant Microsoft to accelerate the country’s digital economy. This announcement follows a discussion that took place in January between Nigeria’s vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo and Microsoft’s Corporation President, Brad Smith. The collaboration is in line with Nigeria’s economic sustainable plan to grow the economy. It will […]

In 2013, the Nigerian government launched a 5-year National Broadband Plan (NBP) with the primary aim of driving broadband penetration from about 5% in 2012 to 30%. The plan was a strategic roadmap to make affordable broadband accessible to all Nigerians in five years.  The NBP sought to do this in a number of ways; […]


Isa Pantami has scored what should be considered, even by cynics, an interesting branding goal. By getting president Buhari to rename his portfolio to include “Digital Economy”, the Minister placed a stamp of his vision for Nigeria’s communications sector. What’s in a new name, though? Will there suddenly be a surge in what the communication […]

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