Temi Ophylia Ibekwe is the founder of Phyllion and Partners Limited, a fast-growing PR and marketing consulting firm based in Lagos. With various certificates in marketing from Nigeria, the UK, and USA, she has worked in key public relations firms in Nigeria in strategy and account manager capacities, facilitating pitch wins and project leads. Passionate about tech communications and brand marketing, she recently held and concluded the first Tech PR Conference in Nigeria with key leaders in tech and communications discussing the future of African Technology and PR.
It is no secret that the ongoing pandemic has affected many businesses, both big and small, how can they remain relevant in these times? Indeed, no one knew at the start of the year that this would happen but proactively, we took steps to give us a head start until the pandemic struck and businesses began re-structuring to survive. As countries
LAGOS, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) — Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies have the potential to open up tremendous opportunities for access to information in Nigeria as well as achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations in the 2030 Agenda, an official said Tuesday.
Speaking at a forum in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, in commemoration of International Day for Universal Access to Information, Kashifu Abdullahi Inuwa, director-general of the National Informational Technology Development Agency (NITDA), said AI applications enable innovative solutions, improved risk assessment, better planning, and faster knowledge sharing.
He added that as AI transforms lives at breakneck speed, and it presents countless avenues for access to information, intelligence gathering, sharing, security, and privacy.
“Universal access to information means that everyone has the right to seek, receive, and impart information. Access to information is more and more recognized as a prerequisite for sustainable development and for claiming human rights,”
On September 1, the regulator of Nigeria’s electricity sector – NERC, announced a new tariff regime dubbed Service Reflective Tariff with some attendant increase in rates paid by some consumers. Going forward, rates paid by consumers will be tied to the level of service provided to them within a cluster. This tariff review is consistent with the federal government’s target to transition the industry to a full cost reflective tariff, eliminating the need for the government to provide subsidies to the sector. It is also intended to provide a basis for a higher minimum remittance by the DisCos to market accounts.
Ever since we privatised the power sector, two major issues seem to have dominated the interactions between the operators and consumers; these are retail tariffs charged consumers and metering. The operators always maintained that it is impossible to improve service without tariffs that incorporate all the cost of production