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NCC remains the most consumer-centric agency in Nigeria— Abdullahi Maikano

NCC Maikano

There is no gainsaying the fact that since the emergence of GSM revolution in early 2000, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been on the toes of operators for the satisfaction of the Nigerian consumers. In this expansive media chat on television monitored in Lagos, by Business Hilights, the Director, Consumer Affairs at NCC, Abdullahi Maikano gives insights on the ...

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NBC begins code review retreat in Kano, says June 20 DSO sacrosanct

launch of Abuja DSO

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Monday, kicked off four-day retreat at the ancient city of Kano to review Code and develop strategic templates that will drive the terminal segment of the delivery of Digital Switch Over (DSO) in Nigeria come June 20th. In his opening remarks, the Director General of the NBC, Mallam Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, said in order ...

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Kingdom of Tonga making great strides in ICT development for citizens—CTO

The Secretary-General of Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), Mr. Shola Taylor has hosted a delegation from the Kingdom of Tonga, on the headquarters of the CTO in London on the occasion of Tonga joining the CTO. The delegation was headed by Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Siaosi Sovaleni, who doubles as the Minister for Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change ...

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Operators showing no commitment to improve service quality risk sanctions—Ojobo

NCC Ojobo

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given an indication that it is working on a template to rank telecoms services providers on the basis of their service quality, saying firms that are observed to be chronic poor services providers will be sanctioned accordingly. Confirming the new policy to keep telecoms on their toes, the Commission’s Director, Public Affairs, Mr. Tony ...

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NITDA opens helplines for Nigerians as ransomeware ravages 99 nations, machines

NITDA pantami

World record cyber attacks occurred Saturday piercing though over 99 nations and hitting leading conglomerates across every continent on earth. Though several global cyber security firms are having tough days, fixing shattered systems since Saturday evening, the management of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has reacted proactively warning Nigerians and systems operators to keep vigil and take certain steps ...

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Only upward review of data price floor’ll drive more investment on networks—Venn

Venn Spectranet boss

The managing director of Spectranet 4G LTE Limited, Mr. David Venn has sounded it loud and clear that the prevailing pricing template for data services does not have what it takes to spur the needed investments by networks to raise quality of service. In a telephone interview weekend, he revealed to Business Hilights that because the operators are charging beyond ...

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Cybercrime has moved from site hacking to institutional sophisticated attacks—Expert


Emerging cyber crime detective and Business Development Manager of Asseco Nigeria, Peter Uka, has noted that cybercrime has moved from basic websites hacking and stolen of users’ data to more sophisticated methods of targeting e-Commerce sites, financial, tertiary institutions, insurance companies, and government parastatals among others. This was displayed on Saturday when cyber attacks on national systems and leading global ...

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Smile Telecoms appoints Ahmad Farroukh board member to drive operations


Smile Telecoms, a Pan-African telecommunications group with operations in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has announced the appointment of Ahmad Farroukh to its Board as Executive Director, Operations, since first of May, 2017. Ahmad is an experienced telecoms executive with a distinguished record of commercial success, extensive experience working in Africa and an impressive ability ...

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Etisalat reacts, denies collapse of talks with banks on loan repayment

Etisalat nigeria

In view of the barrage of news reports showing that banks are not very comfortable on the direction and slow process of talks with Etisalat Nigeria in the repayment of loans, the Vice President, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs in the group, Mr. Ibrahim Dikko has denied that discussions with consortium of bankers went deadlocked. In a swift reaction, he said ...

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Nigeria, other Africans missing as W/Union digital service goes live in 40 countries

Western Union

Upon the volume of outlets and capital flights it had been recording in Nigeria and other African nations, leading international money transfer group, Western Union has made its digital services live in 40 developing countries excluding African nations. Business Hilights recalls that the company’s over 75 per cent cross-border person-to-person (P2P) transfers are made in Africa and Nigeria in particular. ...

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