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BSO: PDP failed as ruling party, failing as opposition

The United Kingdom chapter of Buhari Support Organisation has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a notorious failure, having failed Nigerians for 16 years and now failing as an opposition.
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How Atiku Abubakar will lose February 16 election

Get this straight: Atiku Abubakar will lose the presidential election on February 16. I’m not Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka or one of the tongue-in-cheek seers whose predictions you’ll be struggling to figure out after dropping your offering in the bag at midnight of December 31.
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Presidency: We won’t respond to allegations until PDP provides evidence

The Presidency on Wednesday said it will not respond to request made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that President Muhammadu Buhari should speak up personally on allegations that members of his family acquired majority shares in telecom giants, Etisalat (now 9mobile) and Money Deposit Bank, Keystone Bank PLC, until the opposition party provides evidence to back its claims.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN, Globacom, Airtel, 9Mobile grow subscription base by 3.86 million

November statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on its website has shown that GSM operators, MTN, Globacom, Airtel and 9Mobile, grew their subscription bases by 3.86 million new subscribers.
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Kayode Ajulo urges Atiku Abubakar to tell Nigerians who owns Etisalat, Keystone Bank

A human rights activist and constitutional lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has urged the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to furnish Nigerians with details of the alleged ownership of Etisalat, now 9Mobile and Keystone Bank.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

Atiku Abubakar challenges Muhammadu Buhari to probe new ownership of Etisalat, Keystone Bank

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has called on the appropriate authorities to urgently institute a probe to unravel those he said may be hidden faces behind the new ownership structure of multi billion naira telecoms giant, Etisalat (now 9mobile) Nigeria as well as Keystone Bank.

NCC: Mobile porting activities decline by 53 per cent

The Nigerian Communications Commission has reported a decline of 53 percent in mobile number portability activities by telecommunications operators

NCC: Internet users in Nigeria hit 108.5 million in November

Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 108.5 million in November, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said.

NCC threatens to sanction erring service providers

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has threatened to penalise or sanction any service provider that failed to comply with its directive of ensuring effective service to the consumers in the country.

House of Reps faults Teleology takeover of 9mobile

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Telecommunications on Wednesday told the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) to stop Teleology from claiming ownership of 9mobile.

NIMC, ALTON discuss January 2019 NIN deadline

Aziz said he considered the meeting with ALTON to be central in the implementation of the recently launched Digital Identity Ecosystem spearheaded by NIMC given the associations members, customers and subscribers who currently run into nearly 150 million.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN targets mobile banking licence in Nigeria

Nigeria announced last month that it would allow telecom companies to provide banking services, aiming to give millions of Nigerians without bank accounts access to so-called mobile money services, a policy that has been very successful in Kenya.

Rob Shuter: MTN to acquire banking licence in Nigeria

Rob Shuter, the chief executive officer at MTN Group, says the group will acquire an independent banking licence in Nigeria by 2019.

Teleology takes over 9mobile, appoints new board of directors

After series of twists and legal turns in the takeover process of 9mobile, Teleology Technology Limited on Monday officially took over the operational affairs of the telecoms company.

Teleology takes over 9Mobile

Teleology has formally taken over control of Nigeria’s troubled telecommunication company, 9mobile, by appointing a new board of directors, headed by 54 year-old Nasiru Ado Bayero.

NCC: Internet users in Nigeria hit 106 million in September

Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 106 million in September, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said.

9mobile operators mark 10th year in Nigeria

The operators of 9mobile, formerly Etisalat, Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited, has thanked Nigerians for their patronage as the company marks its 10th anniversary in Nigeria.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Financial Inclusion: Telcos to link 90 minion Nigerians in 30 months

Nigeria’s largest GSM operators, Glo, 9Mobile, Airtel, MTN Nigeria and Ntel, are set to help drive the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) financial inclusion strategy with plans to deepen financial services to 90 million, over the next 30 months.

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Federal government moves to monitor daily consumption of petrol

The Federal Government yesterday said it has taken measures to end the guess work on the millions of litres of Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) used daily in the county.
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Asiwaju Tinubu pays tribute to Bisi Akande at 80

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader and Co-Chair of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday congratulated former Interim Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, on his 80th birthday.
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NAMA to implement workers’ welfare package

The Managing Director of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Mr. Fola Akinkuotu, has assured that the controversial condition of service for the agency’s workers will be reviewed, adding that the Federal Government has completed modalities for the exercise.
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Roger Federer battles into Australian Open third round

Defending champion Roger Federer reached the Australian Open third round for a 20th straight year on Wednesday but was made to battle all the way by Britain’s Dan Evans before winning 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/3), 6-3.