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Complaints bordering on veiled charges by telecoms leading in NCC’s report

NCC head office, Abuja

Latest report released by the telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on complaints from subscribers for second quarter which indicated drop from 19,730 in first quarter to 15,377 in second quarter has shown that more percentage bordered on issues about hidden charges. The report said over 15,000 complaints was on billing-related issues which accounted for 58 per cent. Key ...

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Why NBS, NCC figures are more credible to CB Insights report on sector growth


Nigeria and other African governments that did not take issues of gathering, processing and disseminating development statistics serious will continue to fall prey to unreliable data presented by the western world on Africa’s development. This was the summary of the recent experience of leading banker and chairman of United Bank for Africa (UBA), Mr. Tony Elumelu during an interactive session ...

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Huawei elected to the executive committee of CTO


Huawei Technologies has been elected to represent industry members on the executive committee of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO). The election took place on the margins of the CTO’s annual forum, CTO ICT Forum’17 held this week in Maputo, Mozambique. The CTO is the oldest and largest Commonwealth intergovernmental organisation in the field of information and communication technologies. With a ...

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NITDA ambushes MDAs on IT projects, seals partnership deal with EFCC

NITDA pantami

Barely 48 hours after it read the riot act to all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), on the illegality of embarking on IT projects without recourse to it, the leadership of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has played host to the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Mustapha Magu and his management ...

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Glo’s submarine cable backbone has deepened data revolution in Nigeria—FG

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The federal government has once again, appreciated the courage of the Globacom Limited in driving down Glo-1 submarine cable backbone to Nigeria, saying the feat had reduced the cost of access to digital information in Nigeria. Explaining more during his presentation at an conference in Lagos, the Director in charge of e-Government in the Federal Ministry of Communication, Temitope Fashedemi, ...

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Nigerians spend N2.67tn on 40 million terabytes of data monthly

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The executive vice chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has revealed that “The monthly data usage in Nigeria is about 40 million terabytes.” He made the disclosure while playing host to the visiting chairperson of Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA), Madam Angelique Weeks, who paid him a courtesy call in Abuja recently. Now, looking at the given statistics ...

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How telecoms sector’s N1.5tn to GDP in Q2 exited Nigeria from recession—NCC


Indications have emerged that but for the pumping in of well over N1.5 trillion to the economy within the second quarter by the telecoms sector, Nigeria may not have exited recession within the period. This was made public by the executive vice chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, during the recent visit of Madam Angelique Weeks, ...

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NITDA bars MDAs from executing IT projects without recourse to it, invokes Act

NITDA Boss Pantami

Henceforth, any Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as other government establishments executing any Information Technology (IT) project without the full clearance from the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), will be seen as criminal act. According to the agency in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja, “This is in line with Section 6 of the NITDA ...

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Broadband: ALTON seeks states’ cooperation in delivery of last mile infrastructure

Gbenga Adebayo

The Association of Licenced Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ALTON), has joined the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in calling on state governments’ to cooperate with several understandings lined up by the regulator in achieving seamless delivery of broadband infrastructure nationwide. In a telephone interview with the Executive Secretary of ALTON, Mr. Gbolahon Awonuga, he said NCC has been trying its best ...

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How funding frustrations neutralised NITDA’s 2016/2017 Scholarship scheme

NITDA pantami

The originally targeted speed in building up technology capacity in the younger generations of Nigerians vide NITDEF Scholarship, organized by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has been punctured this year as the program hanging on account of paucity of fund from budgetary allocation. However, the director general of the Agency Dr. Isa Pantami has given some explanations over ...

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