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How To Tackle Kidnapping Using Sim Tracking – Sunday Dare

A ministerial nominee, Sunday Dare has stated the possibility of tracking kidnappers using the sim tracking device of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC. He however stressed that it must be a collaborative effort of the NCC and Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, the Department of State Services, DSS, Nigeria Police Force, NPF and other security agencies, because the commission does not have prosecutorial powers Dare is an Executive Commissioner in the NCC. Dare stated this today during the

NCC: Senate Confirms Nominee Rejected By 8th Senate For ‘Questionable’ Credentials

The 9th Senate on Thursday confirmed Aliyu Abubakar as a commissioner in the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC). Abubakar, who was rejected by the 8th for allegedly possessing questionable academic credentials, was re-nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari for the same job. Buhari had last week sent Abubakar’s name alongside four other nominees for confirmation by the Senate. For of the nominees were for appointment into the NCC board while one was for the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies

NCC Develops Initiative To Curb Cyber Crime In Nigeria

The Nigeria Communications Commission, a consumer-centric telecom regulatory agency, has launched the Cyber Security Incidence Response Team (C-SIRT) with the aim to curb cyber crime in the country Over the years, internet crime has seen an alarming growth in the country owing mostly to the growth of the internet and its wide acceptance globally. Today, different criminal activities such as spamming, Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card frauds, credit card frauds, Automated Teller Machine (ATM) frauds,

NCC Releases N100m To Universities For ICT, Telecoms Research

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, has said that the commission has released over N100 million to some Nigerian universities to carry out research in Information Communication Technology (ICT). Danbatta disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at the Endowment of Professorial Chairs for Bayero University, Kano (BUK) and Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO). He said the N100m intervention funds given to the academia for research would boost the economy and

MTN Nigeria Finally Converts From Private To Public Company

Ahead of its official listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), MTN Nigeria has finally converted from a private company to a public liability company (PLC). The telecommunications giant was expected to list as a publicly traded company on the NSE after the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) imposed a $5.2 billion fine on the company in 2015 for failing to disconnect 5.2 million unregistered subscribers on its network. The Nigerian government had in 2010 asked all telecoms operators in the country to ensure

NCC Faults Falana’s Claim Of Annual N600bn Revenue Loss

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has faulted the claim by Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana, (SAN) that the country was losing about N600 billion from the telecommunications industry. The NCC, through its Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management, Sunday Dare, faulted Falana’s claim in a statement in Lagos on Monday. Dare gave assurance to stakeholders in the telecommunications industry that the NCC was committed to due process and high integrity in its regulatory roles. The News Agency of…

DBI To Train Over 2,000 Primary, Secondary School Teachers

The Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) has announced plans to train over 2000 primary and secondary school teachers and administrators before year end. The move follows the success recorded with the Advanced Digital Awareness Programme for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI). Speaking in a chat with journalists, the Administrator of the Institute, Dr. Ike Adinde, disclosed that the training programme is being extended to secondary schools under the initiative tagged Digital Awareness Programme (DAP) with funding provided by the…

Nigerian Government Takes Softer Stance On MTN

The Federal Government of Nigeria appears to have taken a softer stance on Africa’s leading mobile operator MTN, assuring stakeholders that a dispute over the repatriation of $8.13 in dividends will be “resolved”. Talking to reporters in Abuja following a monetary policy committee meeting on Tuesday, Nigeria’s central bank governor Godwin Emefiele said, “we’ll resolve the matter.” “Everyone will be happy,” Emefiele was quoted as saying by Bloomberg News. In August, Nigeria shocked South Africa’s MTN and foreign…

Internet Users In Nigeria Hit 104.6m In August

Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 104.6 million in August, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. The NCC made this known on Monday in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for August posted on its website. According to the data, Airtel, MTN and Globacom gained more internet subscribers during the month under review, while was 9mobile only loser. The data also showed that overall internet users increased to 104, 628,342 in August from the 103,671,778 in July showing an increase of…

NCC Partners National Assembly To Enact Social Media Law

The Nigeria Communications Commission has said that it plans to collaborate with the National Assembly in enacting a law that will regulate the social media platforms. Mr Tanimu Bawa, the NCC Controller in charge of Kano zone, stated this in Daura during the commission’s Consumer Conversation Programme held on Thursday. He said the misuse of the social media needed to be checked and regulated, adding that the platforms must be censored to ensure peace and stability in the polity. Bawa said the programme was aimed at…
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