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    Dabiri-Erewa releases video of NIDCOM staff blocked from office

Dabiri-Erewa releases video of NIDCOM staff blocked from office

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chief executive officer (CEO) of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has released a video of stranded officials of NIDCOM. Dabiri-Erewa released the video in response to the allegation of Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, that she told lies against him. She had earlier said the minister ordered armed men to evict NIDCOM from an office complex that [...]

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    Eviction saga: Pantami breaks silence, accuses Dabiri-Erewa of telling lies

Eviction saga: Pantami breaks silence, accuses Dabiri-Erewa of telling lies

Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, has finally broken his silence on an allegation that he ordered armed men to throw out Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) from an office complex given to it by the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC). Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chief executive officer (CEO) of NIDCOM, had alleged that her staff were denied access to the complex [...]

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    NIDCOM replies NCC: Pantami gave us one week notice but we were ejected within two days

NIDCOM replies NCC: Pantami gave us one week notice but we were ejected within two days

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) says its offices at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) were broken into and items carted away. NIDCOM said this in response to a statement by the NCC. NCC had said NIDCOM was not sent packing from its annex office in the federal capital territory (FCT) and that all its property were kept in a warehouse. Earlier, Abike [...]

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    Dabiri-Erewa: How gunmen ejected NIDCOM staff from office on the orders of Isa Pantami

Dabiri-Erewa: How gunmen ejected NIDCOM staff from office on the orders of Isa Pantami

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), says her commission no longer has an office. Highlighting the challenges of NIDCOM, she said the agency has been carrying on despite setbacks. Dabiri-Erewa, who spoke in a video tweeted by NIDCOM, accused Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, of ordering gunmen to throw out the agency [...]

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    ALERT: No licence has been issued for 5G, says NCC

ALERT: No licence has been issued for 5G, says NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the rumour that the telecommunication industry will switch to fifth-generation (5G) network on May 12 is false. 5G mobile technology is an improvement on today's 4G technology, and it is already in deployment in some countries like China, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand. There has been a claim that 5G radiation causes COVID-19,but TheCable's fact check shows [...]

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    NCC to submit report on 5G safety to FG

NCC to submit report on 5G safety to FG

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it would submit a report on the safety of deploying the fifth-generation network technology (5G) to the federal government. Following the COVID-19 outbreak, many Nigerians have expressed doubts about the safety of the amount of radiation to be emitted by 5G installations, with conspiracy theories claiming the pandemic was caused by 5G. Umar Danbatta, NCC executive [...]

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    NCC: More lawyers should specialise in telecoms

NCC: More lawyers should specialise in telecoms

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has commenced a sensitisation programme for lawyers. The commission said the country needs more lawyers with specialisation in telecoms laws and regulations, to sustain the industry's growth. Yetunde Akinloye, director, legal and regulatory services, NCC, made the call during the "Meet the Regulator Forum" organised by the commission for lawyers and law school students at the Nigerian [...]

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    NCC: It’ll be difficult to enjoy 5G if electricity problem persists

NCC: It’ll be difficult to enjoy 5G if electricity problem persists

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the power shortage in the country is a major challenge in deploying the fifth-generation network technology (5G). Bako Wakil, NCC's director of technical standards and network integrity, was speaking on Thursday during a session at the ongoing social media week in Lagos. The session gathered panellists to discuss the 5G the benefits and challenges ahead of [...]

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    Akwa Ibom govt pays minimum wage with arrears

Akwa Ibom govt pays minimum wage with arrears

The Akwa Ibom state government has commenced the payment of N30,000.00 minimum wage to its workforce. Uwem Andrew-Essien, accountant-general of the state, said the new minimum wage came into effect with the February, 2020 salary, while January arrears were also paid. Andrew-Essien said while some states in the federation are still negotiating with the organised labour on agreeable modalities for the implementation [...]

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    9mobile loses 2.7m subscribers in 2019

9mobile loses 2.7m subscribers in 2019

9mobile, Nigeria’s fourth-largest telecoms service provider, lost 2,743,322 subscribers between January and December 2019. According to recent subscriber statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the telco's share of the market dropped to 7.4%. In January 2019, the telco had 16,385,317 subscribers and by December, the figure had dropped to 13,641,995. Apart from the period between January and March, when 9mobile recorded a [...]

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    US’ Viasat seeks NCC’s approval to provide internet in Nigeria via satellite

US’ Viasat seeks NCC’s approval to provide internet in Nigeria via satellite

Viasat, a US-based commercial satellite operator, has sought the approval of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to deploy satellite broadband services in Nigeria. On Monday, Augustine Nwalunne, NCC's spectrum administration director, met with a team of delegates from the California-headquartered company on behalf of Umar Danbatta, the commission's executive vice-chairman. The meeting is a sequel to Viasat's visit to discuss its plans to acquire regulatory support [...]

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    NCC: We’ll undertake cost research to protect Nigerians from telcos’ pricing

NCC: We’ll undertake cost research to protect Nigerians from telcos’ pricing

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it plans to carry out cost research towards protecting consumers from possible unfair pricing by telecommunications companies. Josephine Amuwa, NCC's director on policy, competition, and economic analysis (PCEA), spoke on Thursday during a two-day annual departmental retreat in Abuja. She said the determination of mobile termination rates, USSD pricing, and mobile number portability transaction fee are some [...]

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    FG may restrict subscribers to three phone numbers

FG may restrict subscribers to three phone numbers

Do you have more than three phone numbers? You might have to discard some soon. Isa Pantami, the minister of communications and digital economy, has directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to revise the policy on subscriber identification module(SIM) card registration and usage. This was contained in a statement signed by Femi Adeluyi, the minister’s technical assistant on information technology. According to Adeluyi, [...]

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    NCC begins cyber-security campaign for secondary school students

NCC begins cyber-security campaign for secondary school students

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has begun a nationwide campaign to enlighten youths about cybercriminals and harmful internet content. The campaign started on Monday with a conference attended by students from 24 private and public secondary schools in Abuja. Isa Ali Pantami, the minister of communications and digital economy, Dame Pauline Tallen, the minister of women affairs, and Adamu Adamu, the minister [...]

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    NCC plans research funds for Nigerian universities — after N40m to FUTO, BUK

NCC plans research funds for Nigerian universities — after N40m to FUTO, BUK

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will provide endowment funds to more universities towards driving technology and innovation. In a video clip obtained by TheCable on Monday, NCC said there are plans to expand the list of institutions to benefit from subsequent funds to be released. In 2019, Bayero University, Kano (BUK) and the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) received N40 [...]

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    NCC inaugurates committee to review consumer complaints management

NCC inaugurates committee to review consumer complaints management

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has inaugurated a committee to develop an effective way to manage consumer complaints. Chaired by Ismail Adedigba, head of NCC's Consumer Affairs Bureau (CAB), the 12-man committee was inaugurated on Tuesday in Abuja. Adeleke Adewolu, NCC's executive commissioner for stakeholder management, said consumers have adopted the use of non-traditional media to engage the commission and seek redress. Adewolu [...]

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