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3 Ministries, visiting ILO-ITU team seal synergy on digital economy

Barring official inconsistency and individualistic tendencies inherent amongst MDAs, a new synergy is emerging between three Nigerian ministries to begin harmonization of duties and responsibilities to drive digital economy and limit cases of wastages from roles duplications. This is coming…

Ihedioha: Imo State lucky to have a 21st Century-compliant Governor—Minister

Visiting Minister of Youth & Sports Minister, Mr. Sunday Dare, has hailed the electorates in Imo State for electing as their governor, a 21st Century-compliant Governor, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha. Speaking while being conducted round ongoing renewal works at the…

NCC Oshodi

Invalid SIM registration surges as NCC tags pre-registered cards felony

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is considering tagging fraudulently-registered Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards as treasonable felony with 25 years imprisonment after proof beyond reasonable doubt in a competent court of law. The Commission drew the conclusion as a review…

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NCC, FRCN join forces to drive corporate governance compliance in telecoms

As part of reforms to deepen Quality of Service (QoS), the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has sealed understanding to partner with the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) to strengthen compliance by players in the telecoms sector on national and…


Issues on interconnect debts won’t disconnect subscribers from networks—NCC

Telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has assured the general public that none of the over 160million telecoms subscribers in Nigeria will be disconnected or suffer service disruptions as a result of its recent order to permit the disconnection…

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MNOs to refund billions surreptitiously deducted from subscribers’ next year—NCC

Telecoms regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has disclosed that it will from first month of 2019, force all networks to refund illegal deductions made on subscribers’ accounts. Speaking at the recent 86th Telecommunications Consumers Parliament in Abuja, the Executive Vice…

NCC Dare

NCC Commissioner, Sunday Dare gives insights on efforts at ending call masking

If you receive a lot of foreign calls, chances are that quite a few of them have reached your handset bearing a local GSM or fixed line number. In industry parlance, what you got is called a “masked call”. What…

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NCC, industry stakeholders validate findings of CTO’s OTT study

As part of a stakeholder consultation session organised by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on the 30 May, the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) presented the findings of its study on over-the-top (OTT) services to the Nigerian ICT industry to provide…

NCC Shittu

Broadband: Can InfraCo licensees achieve much when states’ can’t ease conditions?

The telecoms regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), last week in Lagos revealed it has further given licences to additional two Infrastructure Companies (InfraCos) to wire up more regions with metropolitan Fibre Optic Cables (FOC) to drive broadband penetration. Otherwise, added…


How Etisalat experience forced NCC to begin telecoms stress test

The telecoms regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has technically begun stress test to weigh and ascertain the liquidity status of mega telecoms to avoid the repeat of the 9Mobile experience, formally Etisalat Nigeria. Though the board chairman of the Commission,…