Glo head to get national honours
TELECOMS| Sept. 15, 2012, 10:02 a.m.
The Chairman of Globacom Nigeria Limited, Chief Mike Adenuga, has topped the list of Nigerians and friends of the country to be honoured with this year’s National Honours Award.
Globacom says in a statement that Adenuga will be conferred with the award of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) on September 17 when President Goodluck Jonathan is expected to decorate him and 148 other recipients of the awards.
He will be the second Nigerian outside government officials, after the Chairman of Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, to be conferred with the nation’s second highest national honour.
Dangote was honoured with GCON last year for his contribution to the growth of the nation’s economy.
A presidency source said Adenuga was being honoured for decades of resilience in enterprise and immense contribution to the country's economic development. “Adenuga has held aloft the Nigerian flag in many spheres around the world, particularly in the West African region,” the source said.
According to the list of the recipients of the national honours released by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), 11 persons, including six Supreme Court justices and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, will receive the Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR) award.
MORE TELECOMS NEWS
TNM to spend K16m in promotionsIn an effort to support the growth of the mobile money service Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM) has set aside K16m to be given to its mobile money service called Mpamba. Read More
CAK, IFC to collaborate on telecoms marketThe Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) that will strengthen the Authority’s regulatory capabilities. Read More
Airtel Africa announces new MD for ChadBharti Airtel Africa has announced the appointment of Mr. Anwar Soussa as the Managing Director for Airtel Chad. Read More
MTN Nigeria condemns xenophobic attacksMTN Nigeria has condemned the raft of xenophobic attacks unleashed on migrants in South Africa, and cautioned against reprisals. Read More
New Samsung flagships arrive in KenyaSamsung Electronics last week launched its entirely redefined smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, into the Kenyan market. Read More
Glo gives subscribers 200% bonus airtimeNigerian operator Globacom has launched three new packages designed to give subscribers the most affordable call rates in the country. Read More
Huawei seeks to help build better connected AfricaHuawei is seeking closer cooperation with the governments of Zimbabwe and other southern African countries in accelerating connectivity, the company’s VP for Eastern and Southern Africa, has told the Innovation Africa Digital (IAD) Summit 2015 in Vitoria Falls. Read More
NATCOM set to take over NITEL/Mtel assetsThe government of Nigeria has cleared the coast for the take-over of the assets of former state-run NITEL and its mobile arm Mtel, by an indigenous firm, NATCOM Consortium. Read More
Nigeria lawmakers approve NCC’s N60.2b budgetNigeria’s lower legislative chamber, the House of Representatives, has passed the N60.258 billion 2015 budget of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Read More
Microsoft empowers loyal customers in it Make It Happen PromoWinners of the Make it Happen Competition have received their prizes at the posh Silver Bird Lounge in Accra. Read More
FEATURED STORYe-commerce space untapped, says phonekings head
E-commerce is the future, says the head of a new online electronics mall launched in Nigeria. Tayo Olusanya spoke to Kokumo Goodie in Lagos.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHVillagers get solar training at Barefoot College
The Botswana Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) has seconded seven semi-illiterate mostly Ngwatle villagers for a six month solar electrification training course at the famed Barefoot College in India.
COMPANY NEWSICT skills in Kenya to grow as ICT Authority and Microsoft sign MOU
Kenya’s ICT Authority and Microsoft have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which will, among other things, see Microsoft offer support in providing a platform that will ...