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Nigeria Telecoms in 2020: How NCC’s Regulatory Activities fared—(2)

Last week December 31st, 2020, we started with Part 1 of the series capturing landmark regulatory initiatives by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Today, we are continuing the series with strategic look at how the agency performed in boosting Federal…

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Nigeria Telecoms in 2020: How NCC’s Regulatory Activities fared—(1)

No doubt, the Nigerian telecommunications sector in the year 2020 has been an eventful year with a lot of landmark regulatory initiatives by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Otherwise, fact-checks by Business Hilights show amongst others that tilights he policies,…

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Subscribers yet to get NIN have only up to Feb.9, 2021 or be disconnected—FG

The National Task Force on National Identification Number (NIN) and Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Registration met Monday, 21st December, 2020. The meeting was chaired by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) with major…

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NCC pumps N362.34bn to FG, harps on Economic Diversification in Nigeria

The Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has described as key the role of telecommunications to the diversification of the nation’s economy. Prof. Danbatta made this assertion in his presentation to Course 29 Participants at the…

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Glo unveils short code for seamless linking of SIM cards to NIN

National telecommunications company, Globacom, has unveiled a short code for its subscribers to seamlessly complete the process of linking their Mobile lines to their National Identification Number (NIN). The unveiling of the code was in response to the recent directive…


2019 Zik Prize: Understanding Danbatta’s Regulatory intelligence

ISMAILA MUSTAPHA The Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta, is a man used to collecting silverwares. He has, perhaps, a room full of them. But even by the height of the standards…

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ALTON aligns with regulator on implementation of NIN-SIM Integration Rules

The lead industry body for telecoms, Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has called for understanding by subscribers on the ongoing order by the government for the immediate integration of National Identity Number (NIN) supplied by NIMC and…


Danbatta dedicates Zik Prize Award to NCC Board, workers

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, at the weekend, dedicated his Zik Prize to the board, management and staff of the Commission for their “collective and untiring commitment and efforts” in advancing…

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ATCON’s National Dialogue on Telecommunications and ICT Sector set for Oct 15

The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) is pleased to inform the entire distinguished stakeholders of the new date of the National Dialogue on Telecommunications and ICT Sector in Nigeria with a well-researched theme “Harnessing the Digital Resources for…


NCC harps on official complaints channels, settles 98% consumer issues in 15 months

…Renews commitment to improving QoS, QoE New report released by the telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has shown that it perfectly resolved ninety eight per cent (98%) of the total service-related complaints received from consumers within a 15-month…