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CBN restricts alerts to customer-induced transactions only, caps fees to N4 per SMS

CBn Emefiele

As part of strategic reforms to protect the millions of consumers of banking services, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has restricted alerts to customer-induced transactions only, capping fees charged by the banks on transaction alerts to N4 per SMS. The CBN directed the banks to consolidate into one single SMS alert all associated notifications relating to a particular transaction. ...

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Danbatta in Lagos, renews caution on ‘WannaCry’ Virus to operators, subscribers

NCC Interaction

The Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has renewed the official caution sent out to telecoms operators on the wake of the weekend’s merciless global Ransomware Virus attacks code-named “WannaCry”. Speaking in Lagos on Tuesday during an interactive media meeting with select editors and publishers, he stressed that the caution has become necessary to give ...

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Yudala gives 5 antidotes on how to protect devices from trending WannaCry pandemic

WannaCry V

Emerging leaders on online and offline eCommerce in Nigeria, Yudala has swiftly reacted to the trending losses suffered by several nations and conglomerates over the WannaCry Virus attack that started last week Friday and peaked Saturday, ravaging machines and some windows computers across the globe. Accordingly, the Research & Development Division has presented five strategic ways one can protect devices ...

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Nigeria missing in Africa’s race to astronomy, Ghana, SA on lead with radio telescopes

Ogbonnaya Onu

New report released by the Scientific America has shown that only Ghana and South Africa have achieved the feat of launching into the world of astronomy. Ghana has already completed the delivery of a functional radio telescope on the continent after South Africa. The report also noted that radio telescope is up and running, the Ghana telescope could be incorporated ...

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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

CTO Tonga Island

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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