Tag: Isa Pantami

Buhari directs NCC to collect the phone Identity, IMEI, of Nigerians within three months

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Nigerian Communications Commission to collect the phone International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) of citizens within three months. Buhari’s directive to the NCC was contained in the Revised National Identity Policy for SIM Card Registration. The directive, according to Buhari, must be fully implemented[Read More…]

Yushau A. Shuaib: The Presidency, Pantami and Mbaka

By Yushau A. Shuaib In public relations practice, decision-making processes on an issue and crisis management are always the toughest before any act of communication can be effectively executed. Unlike journalism that feasts on bad news, which is what sells, the tradition of public relations or PR is to engage[Read More…]

Sonala Olumhense: Isa Pantami places Buhari on the watchlist

In September 2019 in New York, Nigeria ruler Muhammadu Buhari was asked: “Nigeria has a very young population; perhaps you might highlight what a pathway for a resilient future looks like?” On the calendar, it was the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, and General Buhari was participating[Read More…]

Jama’atu Nasril Islam denies conspiring with Isa Pantami

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam, a top Islamic body, has denied allegations linking it and the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, to the death of a former governor of Kaduna State, Patrick Yakowa. The JNI, in a statement on Friday, stressed that it never held a meeting regarding[Read More…]

House of Reps makes u-turn, promises to hear motion for Pantami’s resignation

The House of Representatives said it will hear the motion of Minority Leader Ndudi Elumelu for resignation of Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, when it is properly presented before it. Pantami is currently facing scrutiny over his past utterances in support of terrorist groups such Al-Qaeda[Read More…]

“Shekau can be President someday” – Nigerians outraged as presidency defends Isa Pantami

The presidency on Thursday released a statement defending the embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami amid public backlash for past controversial preachings that linked him to terror groups and a letter that alleged he was part of an assassination plot. In a press statement signed by[Read More…]

Isa Pantami was imam of the mosque that issued murder fatwa on my son – Solomon Achi

December 9, 2004, a student of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Sunday Achi was found dead at the university mosque. It was later revealed that the 24-year-old student of Architecture was strangled dead by Muslim students over allegation that he circulated a tract that contained blasphemous content. For years, the[Read More…]

‘Isa Pantami should have resigned immediately’ – Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike says the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, should resign from office, irrespective of his recent volte-face on his previous support for extremist groups. The Governor said this during an interview with the African Independent Television in Port Harcourt, on Tuesday. “If[Read More…]

Lectures against Boko Haram endangered my life – Pantami

Sheikh Isa Pantami, the minister of communications and digital economy has denied having any relationship with the terror group, Boko Haram. Reports on Monday had alleged that the US placed the minister in a terror list, Also, a viral video of Pantami engaging the founder of the Boko Haram sect,[Read More…]

Breaking: Banks will soon restore MTN services – Minister @DrIsaPantami assures Nigerians

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has said, the trade dispute between commercial banks and mobile network operator, MTN Nigeria. Pantami, in a tweet late Friday, wrote, “On the fallout between @MTNNG and some banks on USSD services today, I engaged with both regulators, the Governor of @cenbank[Read More…]