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Multiple taxation: Death trap for telecom industry operations


By Patrick Aigbokhan The Nigerian telecommunications industry, as a money-spinning arm of the country’s economy currently contributing about 10 percent to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is already experiencing turbulence among its stakeholders. The reason is not far-fetched, following recent outcry by industry stakeholders that multiple taxations are posing …

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Need for regulatory enforcement in emerging digital economy

Digital Economy

By Patrick Aigbokhan Some way, there is hardly an area of economic and social interactions that is not involved in the activities of social media platforms that we are familiar with in this current dispensation, such as Facebook, Google, Uber and Airbnb. On daily basis, millions of individuals, groups and …

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Aviation industry as the catalyst for socio-economic development


There are vast economic potentials in the Nigerian aviation industry, most of which are yet untapped. Hon. Yakubu Dati, General Manager, Public Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), x-rays these hidden treasures as regards the industry’s relevance to the Nigerian economy in this interaction with Patrick Aigbokhan. Excerpts:   …

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How economic downturn threatens airline operations in Nigeria


By Patrick Aigbokhan The staggering economic atmosphere that is being experienced in all tiers of government and private sector of Nigeria currently has begun to bite hard on the airline sub-sector of the country’s aviation industry. The negative effect on the operators has been observed to have started at inception …

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NIPOST revitalization: mission with hope in skepticism


By Patrick Aigbokhan A recent debate in the Nigeria telecom industry seems to have the revitalization of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) as a front burner issue, following the heartbeat of Barrister Adebayo Shittu, the current Minister for Information and Telecommunications Technology, which he expressed on the assumption of office. …

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Yahsat, IEC MoU to Boost African Broadband Markets in Q1 of 2017


By Patrick Aigbokhan The new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently signed by the United Arab Emirate-based satellite operator Yahsat, with existing partner, IEC Telecom Group (IEC Telecom) in Africa, would position the African markets for a boost in the distribution of broadband products.  The UAE firm had recently entered into …

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