Thursday, August 1, 2019

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    Senate confirms nominee rejected under Saraki

Senate confirms nominee rejected under Saraki

The senate has confirmed Aliyu Abubakar as a non-executive commissioner of the Nigeria Communcations Commission (NCC).The upper legislative chamber under the leadership of Bukola Saraki had rejected him.Abubakar (north-east) was confirmed alongside Millionaire Aboiye (south-south) and Abdulaziz Salman (north-central) as non-executive commissioners.Also, Abu Galadima was confirmed as NIPSS director-general.The nominees were confirmed after Teslim Folarin, senator representing Oyo central, presented [...]

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    Buhari seeks senate’s confirmation of NCC, NIPSS nominees

Buhari seeks senate’s confirmation of NCC, NIPSS nominees

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked to the senate to confirm nominees for the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) and National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS).The president's request was contained in three letters read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan(pictured) on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday.Buhari based his request on section 8 (1) of NCC act and [...]

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    NCC: It’s untrue that 95.7m SIM cards have been rendered invalid

NCC: It’s untrue that 95.7m SIM cards have been rendered invalid

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has denied reports that 95.7 million subscriber identification module (SIM) data have been rendered invalid as a result of poor technology.In a chat with journalists, Sunday Dare, NCC commissioner for stakeholder management, said the commission is currently verifying data of subscribers across the country.He said the subscriber data so far captured by mobile network operators [...]

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    Glo gains over 400,000 new customers despite decline in total GSM subscribers

Glo gains over 400,000 new customers despite decline in total GSM subscribers

Globacom (Glo) has recorded the highest number of subscribers for the month of February, data by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has shown.In it’s monthly subscriber/operator data report for February, the regulatory body revealed that Glo added 400,879 new subscribers to it’s network for the month under review.The increase for Glo comes despite a reduction in active subscribers on [...]

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    N600bn revenue loss: Falana gives NCC two-week ultimatum to release contract letter

N600bn revenue loss: Falana gives NCC two-week ultimatum to release contract letter

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria, has given the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) two weeks to release the contract award letter for a concluded revenue assurance bid. The letter, which is expected to empower the winners of the bid to block revenue leakages in the telecommunication sector, and accrue over N600 billion for the federal government, is being delayed by the [...]

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    Telcos testing 5G services at Eko Atlantic city, says Danbatta

Telcos testing 5G services at Eko Atlantic city, says Danbatta

Umar Danbatta, executive vice-chairman of Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), says telecommunications operators in the country will roll out 5G services by 2020.Danbatta said this on Thursday in Abuja on the sidelines of a workshop entitled 'Driving Innovation and Growth.' The workshop was organised by the Global System Mobile Association (GSMA) in collaboration with the NCC.Speaking with journalists, Danbatta said already [...]

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    NCC: We can bridge rural telecommunication access gaps in four years

NCC: We can bridge rural telecommunication access gaps in four years

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says with the technology it is deploying in rural areas, it will be able to bridge the communication access gaps in the country in four years.Over 37 million Nigerians are said to have poor access to telecommunication infrastructure.Speaking with journalists at 84th edition of Telecom Consumer Parliament (TCP) in Abuja, Umar Danbatta, executive vice-chairman of [...]

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    Sunday Dare: We’re blessed to celebrate three consecutive Eid-el-Fitr without bomb attacks

Sunday Dare: We’re blessed to celebrate three consecutive Eid-el-Fitr without bomb attacks

Sunday Dare, executive commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says it is a blessing for Nigerians to observe the Muslim Eid-el-Fitr celebration  for the third consecutive time in relative peace.In a statement on Friday, Dare thanked the Nigerian military “for holding their ground and keeping the boarders of the nation intact.”He also lauded President Muhammadu Buhari on the successes recorded [...]

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    NCC to fund world-class infrastructure project in Edo

NCC to fund world-class infrastructure project in Edo

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has promised to establish a world-class ICT infrastructure across Edo state.Sunday Dare, NCC’s executive commissioner for stakeholder management, made this promise when the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, visited him at the NCC headquarters in Abuja.Dare said the commission was impressed with the "forward-looking policies" of the governor and assured him of the NCC’s readiness to [...]

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    Ali Nuhu, Helen Paul headline NCC’s campaign against unsolicited SMS

Ali Nuhu, Helen Paul headline NCC’s campaign against unsolicited SMS

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has launched a television commercial as part of its efforts to help subscribers against unsolicited text messages.NCC, in a statement, said the television commercial will air on major national television networks and local television stations in all the states in Nigeria from March 26.According to the statement, the commercial will feature Helen Paul, a comedian, [...]

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    NCC: Incompetent investors won’t take over 9mobile

NCC: Incompetent investors won’t take over 9mobile

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has promised to ensure that 9mobile is taken over by investors with the requisite technical capability and pedigree to manage the organisation.Tony Ojobo, spokesman of the NCC, said this in a statement issued on Friday.The statement said the regulatory agency has vowed to avoid past mistakes that led to the near-collapse of Nigeria’s fourth largest mobile [...]

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    Much ado about call masking and call refilling

Much ado about call masking and call refilling

BY KUNLE AROWOJOBESunday Folayan’s treatise titled “Much Ado about Call Masking and Call Refilling – NCC’s “Ogboju” And Non-Neutrality” initially made an interesting read until one gets past the last sentence of the piece to the credit line after the article. He is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of General Data Engineering Services (GDES), and president of Nigeria internet Registration [...]

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    Olubadan, Adeleke witness launch of Airtel 4G in Ibadan

Olubadan, Adeleke witness launch of Airtel 4G in Ibadan

With a mission to provide a fast and reliable internet service to its teeming customers, Airtel Nigeria has launched its first 4G network in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west; Moses Adeyemo, deputy governor of Oyo; Saliu Adetunji, olubadan of Ibadan land, were among the dignitaries who converged on the Ibadan Civic Centre for the launch.The leading [...]

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    NCC to provide free internet for technical university in Oyo

NCC to provide free internet for technical university in Oyo

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will provide free internet to Technical University, Ibadan (Tech-U), in support of Oyo state government’s vision to become an information communication technology (ICT) hub.Sunday Dare, executive commissioner, stakeholders management division of the NCC, disclosed this on Tuesday, during a courtesy visit to Abiola Ajimobi, governor of the state.He said the Oyo-based Tech-U would benefit [...]

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    NCC approves new infraco licences for south-east, north-east

NCC approves new infraco licences for south-east, north-east

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) board has approved two additional infrastructure company (infraco) licences for the south-east and north-east regions of the country.In a statement on Wednesday, Tony Ojobo, NCC director of public affairs, said the approval is to deepen broadband penetration in the country.He listed the infraco licences to include Zinox Technology Limited for south-east and Brinks Integrated Solutions [...]

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    Airtel, Helios petition FG over ‘irregularities’ in 9mobile sale process

Airtel, Helios petition FG over ‘irregularities’ in 9mobile sale process

The sale process of 9mobile, formerly known as Etisalat, hit a new turn on Tuesday as Bharti Airtel and Helios Investment Partners LLP petitioned industry regulators over alleged "irregularities".According to Technology Times, both companies have asked regulators in the telecoms and banking sector to probe the ongoing sale process.Umar Danbatta, deputy vice-chairman, NCC, Godwin Emefiele, governor, Central Bank of Nigeria [...]

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