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Nigerian commences plans to develop policy for commercial deployment of 5G technology; seek stakeholders input

The Nigerian Communications Commission has commenced plans to develop a policy for the commercial deployment of fifth generation technology and is seeking the inputs of stakeholders. The commission, in a statement on Thursday, explained that the trial conducted on the technology in 2019 indicated that 5G technology had improved performance over previous ones and would be beneficial for Nigeria’s socioeconomic development. The statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs at the NCC, Dr Henry Nkemadu, stated that the deployment of 5G technologies would promote the national digital economy and improve the way Nigerians live and work. The NCC said 5G had been deployed commercially in other countries and the International Commission for Non-ionising Radiation Protection had classified the radiation from 5G as non-ionising and safe for human beings. “Following global trends in telecommunications development of 5G, the commission in November 2019 embarked on a proof of concept trial with

Maikanti Baru: The man who saw all, did all

“Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as real strength.” This saying captures the life and times of Dr. Maikanti Baru, former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). He still looms so large in the mirror of life, it is difficult to think he has passed; a passage that tempts one to ask God, “Why?” But no respectable faith permits that question, and, certainly, not Baru’s faith. A God-fearing person, he had gone for a programme in Arabic Studies in Egypt upon retirement to know Allah more and to serve Him by preaching His marvellous works. This writer got close to him, when without any previous contact, he responded to his message to share some information within five minutes. The communication continued, getting more and more personal until his words, which were filled with wisdom, were silenced by circumstances that led to his death. Dr. Baru was so humble and gentle, one could mistake him for a shy person. He was man who e