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Eko Disco announces 5-day darkness in V I, parts of Lagos Island from Wednesday

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Main distributor servicing the commercial hub of Lagos, Eko Electricity Distribution Company, popularly called Eko Disco on Monday announced five days power outage in parts of its areas of jurisdiction. In a statement, the company said supplies would be disrupted in many parts of Lagos including Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Lagos Island. According to him, the outage was to enable ...

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NCC needs to review data price floor to encourage sustainable competition—David Venn


That the Senators had some months ago rushed in and created an intimidating scenario that unfortunately built fears on and compelled the regulator, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) to abandon its ongoing data price floor review, is no more news. But stakeholders’ are worried, saying it’s time for the NCC to do the needful so as to encourage more investment in ...

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Data hosted abroad most vulnerable to Ransomware attacks—NITDA boss, Pantami

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Another angle of fears is emerging from the recent global virus attack by the Wannacry Ransomware Virus. In his additional insights to the recent global virus attack by the Wannacry Ransomware Virus, the Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami said ‘It’s a threat and a lesson to Nigerians especially all MDAs and stakeholders ...

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NITDA lifts NTA with digital capacity centre to boost performance, service delivery


As part of its mandate in development information technology in Nigeria, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has donated a Digital Capacity Building Centre (DCBC) to Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). The presentation made at the NTA’s Corporate Headquarters in Abuja was done to step up capacity of the management and staff of NTA for effective and modern communication and ...

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Experts describe NASRDA’s planned launch of Nano-Satellite as another drain pipe


More Nigerians and experts in Science and Technology have continued to condemn the planned launch of Africa’s first Nano-satellite, saying the platform will equally go the same of other white elephant satellites previously orbited by NigComSat. It would be recalled that all the five satellites so far orbited by NigComSat, the country had not been able to gain any useful ...

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QoS: Telecoms equipments still missing in new CBN’s list of 36 unbanned items for forex


Chances of improvements in the Quality of Service (QoS) by telecoms operators was further dimmed yesterday as the new list of items, for which importers can source foreign exchange (forex) failed to contain telecoms and IT related materials. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday published a list of items, for which importers can source foreign exchange (Forex) from ...

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EU explains fine of 110mn euros on Facebook over ‘misleading’ info in WhatsApp takeover

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The European Commission on Thursday fined US social media giant Facebook 110 million euros ($120 million) for providing incorrect and misleading information on its takeover of WhatsApp. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement said “Today’s decision sends a clear signal to companies that they must comply with all aspects of EU merger rules, including the obligation to ...

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Lagos is Nigeria’s telecommunications hub—Danbatta, EVC of NCC

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The Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta has said that Lagos state is the telecommunications hub of Nigeria. In his address of welcome at the Lagos flag off of the 2017 Year of Nigerian Telecom Consumer, on Wednesday, he rolled out chilling figures from the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showing that Lagos in ...

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NCC should first compel FG to ease forex for us before any new KPI for QoS—Operators

NCC Operators

Some operators in the nation’s telecoms sector have challenged the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to first of all, prevail on the Federal Government to clearly remove telecoms equipment from the list of 41 restricted items before coming up with new Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The president of Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Engineer Olusola Teniola had during the ...

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NCC fast tracking two out of its strategic 8-Point Agenda—Danbatta

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The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Danbatta has revealed that the Commission has started fast tracking two leading points in the launched 8-Point Agenda which is designed to drive the agency until 2020. The 8-Point Agenda launched about a year ago included to Facilitate Broadband Penetration; Improve Quality of Service; Optimize Usage and Benefits ...

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