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DIGITAL-TECHNOLOGY

Mike Adenuga And The GSM License Bid Of 2001.

During the GSM license bid round in 2001, there was an attempt to muscle out Chief Mike Adenuga. The then executive chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) , Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, was very fair and transparent in the manner he handled the exercise. However, powerful forces within the Olusegun Obasanjo administration were bent on frustrating Adenuga from securing a telecoms license.

  7 months ago ago
Mike Adenuga And The GSM License Bid Of 2001.

MILITARY

Today's Headlines: Telecom Operators Shut Down Services In Zamfara; Military Coup In Guinea

Telecom in Zamfara shut down Over Insecurity Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters Base stations have been shut down by GSM operators in Zamfara following the recent directive of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) that all telecom sites in the state should be suspended over rising insecurity. SaharaReporters had on Friday reported how Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission in a letter to all telecom operators said the action was one of the strategies taken by security operatives in curbing banditry ravaging the state.

  8 months ago ago
Today's Headlines: Telecom Operators Shut Down Services In Zamfara; Military Coup In Guinea

POLITICS

Minister To Sue Sahara Reporters For Defamation, Gives Ultimatum

Honourable Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Honourable Sunday Dare has taken a "Pre-Action" move against Sahara Reporters. Honourable Sunday Dare through his solicitors, 'Banjo Ayenakin & Co Legal Practitioners & Notaries has written to the Publisher of Sahara Reporters (an Online News Platform) to take down the publication with the title "Exclusive: How Buhari's Minister Awarded Multi Billion Naira Contracts to self, Ex-Governor Tinubu, others as Nigerian Communications Commission Executive".

  7 months ago ago
Minister To Sue Sahara Reporters For Defamation, Gives Ultimatum

DIGITAL-TECHNOLOGY

Government Shut Down Telecoms In Zamfara State To Tackle Bandits, The Benefits And The Downsides

Image credit: vanguardngr.com In a renewed strategy to put an end to the proliferation of the insurgencies in Zamfara State and its environs, the Federal Government, through the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, wrote to all telecommunication operators in the country to stop extending services to Zamfara and environs, from Friday, September 03, 2021.

  8 months ago ago
Government Shut Down Telecoms In Zamfara State To Tackle Bandits, The Benefits And The Downsides

ECONOMY-FINANCE

Today's Headlines: 5G Deployment Is 97% Ready - NCC; Uzodimma Demands Return Of 43 Oil Wells royalties awarded to Rivers

5G Deployment Is 97% Ready – NCC Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC) readiness to begin full deployment and implementation in the country is at 97 percent, Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has said. Danbatta re-affirmed the status of the Commission’s 5G technology deployment at the annual African Tech Alliance Forum (AfriTech 2021) held in Lagos on Wednesday, with the overarching theme: “Embracing Changes and Digital Transformation in the New Normal,” a statement by NCC said on Thursday.

  7 months ago ago
Today's Headlines: 5G Deployment Is 97% Ready - NCC; Uzodimma Demands Return Of 43 Oil Wells royalties awarded to Rivers

ENVIRONMENT

Where Did The Bandits That Ran Away From Zamfara State Go?

It has been reported that bandits operating in Zamfara State in the Northern region of Nigeria are on the run. They are fleeing their camps as a result of security measures taken by the state government and the ongoing military operations in the Northern region. (Photo Credit - Google)

  8 months ago ago
Where Did The Bandits That Ran Away From Zamfara State Go?

DIGITAL-TECHNOLOGY

5G Network: Key Things The Minister Of Communication Pointed Out About The Network

It is a progressive development that the government under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the need for an upgrade in network technology following its demand in contemporary Nigerian society. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami has revealed that the spectrum for the deployment of 5G Network in the country has been made available.

  7 months ago ago
5G Network: Key Things The Minister Of Communication Pointed Out About The Network

MILITARY

How Bandits In The North West Are Demanding For Food As Ransom In Exchange For Release Of Captives

There is seige warfare at its best in Nigeria against bandits and terrorists in the North West. As we all know, Bandits on the brink of starvation are now demanding "food" as a ransom payment. You will recall that northern western governors ordered the complete closure of markets in three states.

  8 months ago ago
How Bandits In The North West Are Demanding For Food As Ransom In Exchange For Release Of Captives

POLITICS

Today's Headlines: End communications shutdown, SERAP to Buhari, Bandits killed by soldiers in Niger

End communications shutdown, SERAP to Buhari Photo Credit: Punch Newspaper Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd. ), to reverse the suspension of internet and telecommunication networks in Zamfara State, and 13 local government areas of Katsina State.

  8 months ago ago
Today's Headlines: End communications shutdown, SERAP to Buhari, Bandits killed by soldiers in Niger

SOCIETY

People In Zamfara State Now Write Letter Due To Network Blackout.

On Sept. 3, the Nigerian Government directed one of its regulatory agencies, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to instruct all telecommunication service providers in the country to shut down telephone services in Zamfara State, Northwest, for two weeks. According to the government, the decision was made to step up operations against terrorists in Zamfara and other parts of Northwestern Nigeria who use telecommunication services to plan attacks and arrange ransom payments.

  8 months ago ago
People In Zamfara State Now Write Letter Due To Network Blackout.

MILITARY

Could The Policy Of Shutting down Of Telecom Sites In Zamfara Stop The Activities Of Terrorists?

According to Daily Nigerian, the Nigerian Communications Commission has directed the management of Second National Carrier, GLOBACOM Nigeria Limited to shutdown its signal in Zamfara State. The letter was signed by the Executive Vice Chairman of the commission, Professor Garba Dambatta, which was sent to the managing director of the GLOBACOM dictates that the ban will be between September 3rd and 17th of this year.

  8 months ago ago
Could The Policy Of Shutting down Of Telecom Sites In Zamfara Stop The Activities Of Terrorists?

DIGITAL-TECHNOLOGY

FluBot: How to prevent malware from hacking phones, draining your bank account- NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says there is a new malware designed to target and steal personal information from android phone users. It said information such as online banking login details, credit card data, and important passwords are at risk of being stolen when FluBot has access to one’s phone.

  7 months ago ago
FluBot: How to prevent malware from hacking phones, draining your bank account- NCC

DIGITAL-TECHNOLOGY

No More Extension: NCC Issues Final Warning And Deadline To Nigerians Yet To Link Their SIM With NIN

The Federal Government's effort to build a database for all the Citizens of Nigeria is quite impressive despite many are yet to enroll for the program. Federal Government confirmed that the program is enjoying rapid progress with an estimated value of 190 million SIM linked to NIN already.

  7 months ago ago
No More Extension: NCC Issues Final Warning And Deadline To Nigerians Yet To Link Their SIM With NIN

DIGITAL-TECHNOLOGY

Nigerians under the age of 18 are barred from obtaining SIM cards - NCC

Anyone under the age of 18 is barred from registering and owning a Subscriber Identity Module in Nigeria, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission. According to a draft copy of the modified Registration of Telephone Subscribers Regulations posted on the commission's website. In the revised regulations, the NCC restricted telecoms subscribers to those over the age of 18.

  7 months ago ago
Nigerians under the age of 18 are barred from obtaining SIM cards - NCC

DIGITAL-TECHNOLOGY

Nigerians below 18 not qualify to get SIM cards- NCC

Published on the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) website, is a draft copy of the modified Registration of Telephone Subscribers Regulation stating that any Nigerian below the age of 18 is now disqualify from owing and registering a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card in Nigeria. The new regulation was made in line with Section 70 of the Nigerian Communications Act, 2003.

  7 months ago ago
Nigerians below 18 not qualify to get SIM cards- NCC

DIGITAL-TECHNOLOGY

Twitter Ban: Checkout How Much Nigeria's Economy Has Lost In 100 Days

Nigeria's social media users [mainly youths] have seen the ban of Twitter for about 100 days since the official announcement. The ban which led to difficulties in accessing the social network had led many Nigerians to resort to the use of other digital means to bypass the ban in order to access Twitter.

  8 months ago ago
Twitter Ban: Checkout How Much Nigeria's Economy Has Lost In 100 Days

DIGITAL-TECHNOLOGY

NCC warns Telecommunication consumers to desist from installing unprotected apps

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has alerted Telecommunication Consumets in Nigeria of the existence of a new and extremely-damaging malware system known as "Flubot."  The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) made this known in a statement signed by the Commission's Director of Public relations, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde on, Friday, the 22nd of October, 2021.

  7 months ago ago
NCC warns Telecommunication consumers to desist from installing unprotected apps

DIGITAL-TECHNOLOGY

NCC Issues Warning About New Virus That Targets Bank Information.

According to the Nigerian Communications Commission, a new high-risk and harmful malware known as 'Flubot' is targeting Android smartphones with false security updates and application installations. Malware is a generic term used by the commission to describe a virus or software that is designed to disrupt, damage, or obtain unauthorized access to a device.

  7 months ago ago
NCC Issues Warning About New Virus That Targets Bank Information.

POLITICS

We Don’t Need NCC Approval For Electronic Transmission Of Election Results – INEC

The electoral umpire Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that It’s Unconstitutional, for the commission to Need Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Approval For Electronic Transmission Of Election Results. The commission again rejected the idea of having to seek approval from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) before it can electronically transmit election results in Nigeria.

  8 months ago ago
We Don’t Need NCC Approval For Electronic Transmission Of Election Results – INEC

DIGITAL-TECHNOLOGY

Federal Government shut telecom services in Zamfara state midst security situation

The Federal Government has taken a serious decision to shut down telecom services in Zamfara state. The worsening security challenges in the state has left the Federal Government with no option than to order the shut down of telecom services for two weeks. The Guardian reported that the directive was issued on Friday, September 3, by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to all telecommunications providers in the country.

  8 months ago ago
Federal Government shut telecom services in Zamfara state midst security situation