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Force of logic, rather than logic of force best for national cohesion—NCC

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Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has suggested a workable antidote to the intractable contemporary critical national issues hobbling the country at the 2017 Annual Lecture of Mass Communication Students Association, University of Lagos. Presenting his Keynote Speech, Executive Commissioner Stakeholder Management at NCC, Mr. Sunday Dare, said “Given the contemporary realities of our country, majority of us here will agree the ...

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Current DSO’s operating business model not attractive to investors—ITS boss, Rotimi

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Fresh reason on why more investors are still flat-footed in venturing into the Digital Switch over (DSO) driven by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has been revealed. Speaking recently in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital during the tour of transmission facilities by the National Assembly ad hoc Committee on DSO, the General Manager of Integrated Television Services (ITS), Mr. Musbau ...

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CJN mulls review of NCC Act 14 years on, says many new things not covered

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The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has opened up on the need to quickly carry out a review of the 2003 Act establishing the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), saying it has not only become obsolete but emergence of new things and technology has necessitated the review. According to Onnoghen, several new issues and latest technological challenges had ...

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FG makes headway on broadband, harmonizes RoW charges for telecom InfraCos

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The recent approval harmonizing right of way charges payable by the telecommunications companies and related public utility infrastructure on Local Governments, States and Federal Highways by the National Economic Council (NEC) has elicited reactions from industry experts. It would be recalled that the major challenge faced by telecoms groups working on delivery of broadband infrastructure in parts of the country ...

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NCC, Gombe Varsity host Telecoms Consumer Conversation Forum, assures on QoS

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The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has reiterated the Commission’s continuous drive to improve the quality of consumer experience across the country. Danbatta made this public at Gombe State University, Gombe where a Consumer Conversation programme organised by the Commission was held. Represented by the Zonal Controller, Kano Zonal Office of the Commission, ...

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Senate plots national rent law to free up unoccupied estates in FCT, nationwide

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Barring last minute hiccups and the tortuous journey of public interest bills at the National Assembly, indications have emerged that a new rent edit that will remove obstacles and crash housing rents across the country. Details gathered by Business Hilights show that the bill will be processed and delivered into law before the end of the 8th Senate. The Senate ...

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Customs FOU Ikeja hits N2.5bn revenue in released half year results

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone ‘A’ Ikeja, Lagos has released its half year result which shut up earnings to N2.5bn between January to June 2017. Detailed report contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the Command’s PRO, Mr. Jerry Attah traced the feat to intensified anti-smuggling operations which lead to several key interceptions of ...

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Sealing up tax defaulters premises now a continuous drive nationwide—FIRS


The management of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has said that its ongoing crackdown on tax-defaulting companies in Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country has become a continuous process designed to deepen tax culture. In an exclusive interview with a top official of the Service on Sunday, the officer who pleaded anonymity said “Since corporate citizens have ...

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UBA shines big, bags ‘Best Bank’ at 2017 Ghana Banking Awards


The United Bank for Africa (UBA-Ghana) Limited has won the ‘Best Bank – Product Innovation and Services’ award for innovative cash transfer product across Africa – Africash at the Ghana Banking Awards held on Saturday in Accra. A statement from UBA-Ghana said the Bank’s dominance in the digital banking space had been demonstrated by its product innovation and the Africash ...

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Fresh reason emerges on why FG suddenly thinks selling crude in African market

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The latest bad news for the largest economy in Africa, Nigeria today, is that its biggest oil buyer, India has switched purchase loyalty to the United States. Before now, Nigeria hardly sells to African nations but focused on Europe, Middle East and America. However, trouble seems to have started for Nigeria when India decided not just to be buying crude ...

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