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DSO: NBC, Plateau govt sensitise users of Set Top Boxes on Access Fee after 1 year

NBC Kawu

As one year free access to digital terrestrial TV watching spree ends on April 30 in Plateau State following the launch of Digital Switch Over (DSO) by April last year, users have been encouraged by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and Plateau State government to quickly renew their Set Top Boxes (STBs) by paying access fee to avoid blackout by ...

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Customs set to begin online auction of seized goods very soon

Customs impounds arms

Indication has emerged that the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has concluded arrangements for resumption of auction sales of seized goods imported into the country. It would be recalled that the Service had in the last couple of years suspended auctioning of goods due to observed valuation crisis and abuse of processes. However, there seems to be a new model of ...

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MainOne expands, unveils mega Data Center scheme in Sagamu, Ogun State

MainOne Ogun

Connectivity and data center solutions provider, MainOne Cable Company has pledged its commitment to boost Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Ogun State with a data center project in Sagamu. At a recent courtesy to the Executive Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and his cabinet, the company’s Chairman, Fola Adeola, disclosed MainOne’s plans to make investments that will ...

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NCC partners FIRS, sets up Committee to deepen transparency, returns from AOL

NCC head office, Abuja

As part of new drive to grow synergy capable of driving high level of transparency attainable via technology in tax management for Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) and the returns from Annual Operating Levy (AOL) for the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), both federal agencies have sealed an understanding. The understanding which gave birth to a new Joint Revenue Quality Assurance ...

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Scarcity of Nigerian International Passport may continue so long as…

passport Nigeria

More facts have emerged on why the current scarcity of Nigerian International Passport may last. Investigations by Business Hilights show that there is acute scarcity of Nigerian International Passport and the reasons include the continued minting of the booklet in Malaysia and the purchase of many of the chips from Netherlands. Though checks at two popular passport offices in Lagos ...

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Yudala, Linda Ikeji team up to inspire Nigerians @ ‘Self Made Woman Summit

Yudala Linda

Consolidating composite e-commerce company, Yudala has partnered with popular blogger, Linda Ikeji to empower thousands of female participants at the inaugural edition of Linda Ikeji’s Self Made Woman Conference held weekend. Many of the participants described the conference as worth savouring. From the professional anchoring of Forbes Africa Correspondent, Peace Hyde through a plethora of inspirational sessions delivered by notable ...

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85.4m inactive telephone lines worry NCC, telecoms networks


Increasing number of inactive telephone lines on telecoms networks has become a serious challenge for both the regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and GSM networks. It would be recalled that Mobile Number Portability (MNP) was introduced some years ago to tame the act of dumping a SIM card for another one from another network. However, an analysis of the ...

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Build cyber ecosystem capable of withstanding surging cyber attacks, KPMG warns

KPMG Consulting

More cyber sensitive firms across the world have continued to raise alarms on attack possibilities on leading business groups in Nigeria. Last week, leading global cyber security group, Kaspersky revealed that Nigerian banks and companies were among new targets of North Korean hacking ring Kaspersky report had listed other 17 countries the North Korean group has penciled down for hits ...

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C/Wealth Broadband Forum to discuss connecting communities in the Pacific

Taylor Samoa

Secretary General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), Shola Taylor, and Hon. Afamasaga Rico Tupa’i, Minister of Communication & Information Technology (ICT), Samoa, have signed the formal agreement for Samoa to host the Commonwealth Broadband Pacific Forum 2017. The signing ceremony took place during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth ICT Investment Forum in Dubai recently. The Commonwealth Broadband Pacific ...

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Airtel, ZTE team up to flood Nigeria with 4G Service


Airtel Networks Limited has announced a strategic partnership with ZTE, Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment/systems Company and world leader in mobile Internet hardware and solutions, to launch fourth generation of wireless mobile telecommunications technology (4G) in Nigeria. Business Hilights recalls that in December, 2012, Airtel became the first telecoms operator in the country to complete a successful 4G trial in Lagos, ...

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