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Saulos Chilima

Malawi vice president turns opposition candidate in election race

Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima has launched a bitter attack on his own government ahead of elections in May, when he hopes to win power as head of a new opposition party.
Atiku Abubakar

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.
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.

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 guarantees telecoms subscribers uninterrupted service despite disconnection notice

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has guaranteed that telecommunications subscribers in the country will enjoy uninterrupted service.

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 grants telcos disconnection approval as interconnect ‘debt crisis’ worsens

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has granted approval to Airtel, MTN and IHS to disconnect eight telecommunications operators over non-settlement of interconnect and facility charges.

Niger shuts Airtel telecom offices over unpaid taxes

Niger orders closure of Airtel offices in the country over unpaid taxes of 107 million dollars

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.

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.

Kogi: Why we shut telecoms facilities

The Kogi state government on Wednesday countered the claims of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators (ALTON) over the shutting down of facilities in the State, saying the action was based on court orders.

ESET, Airtel unveil new security app for smartphone users

ESET, a security solution company, on Thursday launched a new mobile security app specially designed for Airtel Nigeria subscribers.

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.

Ooni commends Airtel for supporting Olojo festival

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has commended leading telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria, for its sponsorship of Olojo Festival.

Bharti Airtel to delay $8 billion Africa business IPO listing

Bharti Airtel Limited may delay its planned Initial Public Offering (IPO) of its Africa unit due to the turmoil in emerging-market stocks, a source close to the company said.

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.
Airtel unveils 4G LTE network in Lagos

Airtel unveils 4G LTE network in Lagos

Telecoms operator, Airtel, on Wednesday unveiled the 4th Generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Lagos, eight months after it first rolled out the service in Nigeria.

Airtel Africa raises $1.25bn from SoftBank, five other investors

Airtel Africa Ltd, a subsidiary of India’s Bharti Airtel Ltd, said on Wednesday it had raised $1.25 billion from six global investors including SoftBank Group Corp, Warburg Pincus LLC and Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd.

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Governors forum meeting fails to hold for lack of quorum

The meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) expected to discuss the issue of a new national minimum wage for Nigerian workers failed to hold on Wednesday due to lack of quorum.

North Korea’s top envoy Kim Yong Chol arrives in Beijing

North Korea’s top envoy involved in talks with the United States arrived in Beijing on Thursday and is thought to be en route to Washington, South Korean news agency, Yonhap reported.

NCDC: Federal government working to control Lassa fever

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said that the Federal Government would intensify efforts to control Lassa Fever in the country.
Kiko Casilla

Leeds United complete signing of Kiko Casilla from Real Madrid

Leeds United have completed the signing of Kiko Casilla from Real Madrid, with the goalkeeper penning a four-and-a-half-year deal with the Whites.

Enugu residents tasked to embrace fish farming

Mr Stephen Onoja, Director of Fishery, Enugu State Ministry of Agriculture, has urged residents in Enugu State to embrace fish farming as a business.
uring his loan spell at "big club" Celtic.