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DPF: Is NCC really practicing the governance code it handed to operators?

NCC head office, Abuja

In the first instance, Data price Floor (DPF) is the official minimum price set by a telecom regulator to drive healthy competition and protect either new entrants or smaller operators so as to limit chances of monopoly and poor quality of service. Earlier this week, the telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in Lagos addressed industry stakeholders on the ...

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NITDA named ‘Outstanding Government Agency of the Year’


Lead controlling parastatal for the federal government on issues of ICT, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has won the Outstanding Government Agency of the year Award. In the recently organized Titan of Technology Awards, an annual event organized by Technology Africa, NITDA picked the award based on its resilience in driving technology development in the country. Mrs. Tarelisa ...

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More Nigerians continue to seek explanations on NIN-Passport relationship

NIMC DG explaining issue during a press conference in Lagos

Following the recent twist announced by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) that effective January, 2018, all applicants for either International Passport or Permit renewal (foreigners) must be on issuance of National Identity Number (NIN), there has been growing trend in visits to either the portal of NIS or National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) for clarifications. The scare was further heightened ...

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How Etisalat experience forced NCC to begin telecoms stress test

The telecoms regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has technically begun stress test to weigh and ascertain the liquidity status of mega telecoms to avoid the repeat of the 9Mobile experience, formally Etisalat Nigeria. Though the board chairman of the Commission, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, had during the initial stage of Etisalat crisis hinted on the test, the Executive Commissioner in charge ...

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ICT Varsity takeoff under threat as Reps hits DBI over N1.2Bn TSA fraud


At a time the Minister of Communications, Barr Adebayo Shittu is warning up to beat his chest that his drive to ICT Varsity in Nigeria is becoming a reality, the House of Representatives Committee on Telecommunications has threatened to sanction Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, the director, Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), for alleged violating the federal government’s policy on the Treasury Single ...

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Whatsapp, Skype calls now taking tolls on voice traffic, teledensity—BH Report

Data calls

A clear case of technology disruption capable of frustrating the target income from voice calls by operators is gradually holding sway as Nigerian telecoms subscribers are now shifting calls from voice to Whatsapp and Skype which thrive on data. A research by Business Hilights Economic Research Team (BHERT) showed that as the awareness grows, the implications are that teledensity will ...

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NITDA ready to harmonise takeoff of National Public Key Infrastructure scheme

NITDA pantami

The Management of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), on Tuesday, notified all sector based regulatory Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and the general public, that, in fulfilment of its mandate, it has taken steps to harmonise Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) related projects in Nigeria. In a statement issued in Abuja, the Director General of the agency, Dr Isa ...

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CTO Forum ’17 to review digital future as African internet connectivity still poor

CTO forum '17

Dateline Maputo, Mozambique 11 – 13 September; leading global and continental stakeholders’ in data services will join the debate on how best to connect the rest of the world and mainly Africans to the internet of things and accessibility issues. In a statement issued on Tuesday and sent to Business Hilights via email, by the organizers of Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation ...

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Adenuga thanks Nigerians, assures nationwide 4G data services as Glo turns 14


Founder and chairman of Globacom, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jnr., in Lagos on Monday thanked all Nigerians and business partners for assisting him to drive the vision and dream he enacted and launched in 2003 which he said has today, become a leading telecoms brand in not only Nigeria, but across Africa. Speaking to select telecoms editors during the 14 anniversary ...

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Ibadan on fire as EFCC nabs over 100 undergraduates for internet frauds

Yahoo Boys

A scenario that can be interpreted to mean that Ibadan, the Oyo State capital may have taken over Lagos in terms of internet frauds and associated crimes has emerged. On Monday, the Ibadan office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said that more than 100 undergraduates of various tertiary institutions were in its custody over financial crimes ranging ...

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