Breaking: Danbatta ‘returns’ as NCC Boss

July 7, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate for approval after he reappointed Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta for a second term of five years as the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Senate President Ahmad Lawan made this known during plenary on Tuesday when he read Buhari’s letter of request for Danbatta screening and confirmation Read More

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NCC seeks more specialised lawyers in telecom industry

March 24, 2020 Editorial III 0

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has called for more lawyers with specialisation in telecom laws and regulations to sustain the industry growth. The Director, NCC Legal and Regulatory Services,  Yetunde Akinloye made the call during the ‘Meet the Regulator Forum’ organised by the commission for lawyers and law school students at the Nigerian Law School (NLS), Abuja, recently. The event marked Read More

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Breaking: FG orders reduction of data cost

November 5, 2019 Editor 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, has just ordered the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to work out modalities to reduce the price of data in the interest of Nigerians. Pantami said his office has been inundated with complaints from concerned Nigerians about the high cost of data by telecoms. Details loading…

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NCC trains Nigerians on cyber security

September 11, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has continued to sensitise telecom consumers across the country on the dangers of cybercrime and the need for them to be more conscious of threats in the cyberspace when carrying out financial transactions or any other activity online. This was demonstrated during the 109th edition of the monthly Consumer Outreach Programme (COP) held in Osogbo, Read More

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NCC donates more IT equipment to tertiary institutions

September 11, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has continued to provide Information Technology (IT) to higher learning institutions to boost IT training in the academic environment. This time 10 units of desktop computers were donated to the management of Manpower Development Institute (MDI), Dutse, Jigawa state to enhance Information Technology (IT) training at the institute. NCC Director Zonal Operations, Amina Shehu, who Read More

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Stakeholders call for interconnect settlement scheme to address indebtedness

January 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

Stakeholders in the telecommunications ecosystem have urged the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) to establish Interconnect Settlement Scheme to address indebtedness in the industry. This is against the backdrop of notices by the Commission to have some networks disconnected for inability to settle interconnect and infrastructure debts. They cited example of Nigeria Inter Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) established by the Central Read More

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Unsolicited messages: Is NCC losing the war?

July 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

Despite repeated warnings by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) over unsolicited messages on subscribers’ phones, the trend has continued suggesting that the Commission may be losing the war; writes  ELEOJO IDACHABA. “Dear customer, your Amazing Fact subscription will be renewed on  2018-06-22:00:00:00. You will be charged N50 for 15 days. To deactivate, SMS UNSUBFACT to 577, thank you.” Above is Read More

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NCC remits 49.7bn to FG in Q1

April 27, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said it remitted N49.7 billion to the federal government in the first quarter of 2018. NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, Tony Ojobo in a statement on Thursday said the remittance was in compliance with the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2007 (FRA 2007). Ojobo said the figure represented the “Payment on Account” in respect of operating Read More

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‘NCC won’t approve 9mobile sale to bidder without technical competence’

April 17, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) will not approve the sale of 9mobile to any bidder without technical competence, the Executive ViceChairman of the commission, Umar Danbatta, said yesterday. Danbatta gave the assurance at an interactive session with journalists in Lagos. He said that a preferred bidder for 9mobile had emerged with the full participation of NCC, adding that the bidder Read More

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9 Mobile not for incompetent investors – NCC

February 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said the 9mobile telecommunication company would not be sold to an incompetent investor and promised to ensure that the company is taken over by investors with the requisite technical capability and pedigree to manage the organisation. NCC disclosed this in a statement issued by it’s Spokesman, Tony Ojobo, yesterday in Abuja. The commission that Read More

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NCC explains how false speculations reduce 9Mobile’s subscribers

February 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that false speculations surrounding the sale of 9Mobile has reduced the telecommunications company’s subscriber base from 21 million to 17 million. The Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management, NCC, Mr Sunday Dare said this during an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the telecommunications operator’s customers, Read More

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New voice termination rates take effect March — NCC

February 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says new mobile voice termination rates will take effect from March 1, 2018. The Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said this at a ”Stakeholders Forum for the Cost-Based Study for the Determination of Mobile Voice Termination Rate for the Telecommunications Industry” on Thursday in Lagos. Termination rate or interconnection rate is the amount Read More

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Explore value added services for business growth, NCC tells consumers

December 17, 2017 Blueprint 0

  Consumers have been advised to explore benefits inherent in the Value Added Services (VAS) provided by telecommunications operators. This advice was given at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) 82nd edition of the Telecoms Consumer Parliament (TCP) with the theme: Value Added Services (VAS): Benefits to Consumers held at the Yar’Adua Center, on Thursday in Abuja. In his presentation, Barr. Read More

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NAPTIP seeks NCC support on human trafficking

November 18, 2017 Blueprint 0

  National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has sought support of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) in tracking suspected human traffickers through call logs. Director-General of the agency, Julie Okah-Donli, who appealed to the commission in Abuja, said United Nations charter had equated human trafficking next to drugs. She said: “Our main challenge is funding. United Nations Read More