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Nigerian government approves establishment of SIM swap centres, extension of enrolment licence tenure

Key stakeholders who joined Pantami at the meeting included the EVC/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission, DG/CEO of the National Identity Management Commission, DG/CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency, Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service and Chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria.

NCC allocates 382.9 million telephone numbers to TELCOs

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has allocated a total of 382.94 million telephone numbers, to all telecommunications services providers since the inception of digital mobile services in the country in 2001.
10. The NCDC and partners, with leadership from the Federal Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 is putting in place measures to strengthen the public health response to the pandemic.

Coronavirus: NCDC, NCC activate 6232 toll free code for verified information

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) with support from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) have activated a short code – “6232” for verified information.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, on Saturday advised the Nigerian youth to develop their skills and drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector.

Nigerian government extends NIN-SIM integration deadline by eight weeks

The federal government had at the expiration of the initial January 16 deadline for the submission of NIN, decided to extend it to February 9 for all telecoms subscribers that have registered for NIN including those that were yet to register for NIN to submit their NIN for linkage with their SIM card.

Airtel commences NIN registration in retail outlets across Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria, a telecommunications service provider on Thursday says it has commenced the National Identity Number (NIN) registration exercise in its retail outlets across the country. Airtel in a statement made available to newsmen in...
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NBS: Active data subscription hits 151.51 million

The total number of active internet subscribers increased to 151.51 million in the third quarter of last year (Q3 2020) compared to 143.63 million subscribers in the preceding quarter and 136.20 million in Q1, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigerian government extends SIM-NIN integration deadline

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has approved the extension of the deadline on the ongoing SIM-NIN integration by three weeks.
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Nigerian government extends deadline for SIM-NIN update to January 19, February 9

The federal government has extended the deadline for the provision of National Identification Number, NIN, by telecommunication service subscribers to 19th January and 9th February, 2021 respectively.
Airtel Nigeria has announced the commencement of the 2020 edition of its annual ‘5 Days of Love’ Yuletide initiative with a focus on providing palliative packs to 5,000 persons across five Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the country.

Airtel begins initiative to feed 5,000 displaced persons

Airtel Nigeria has announced the commencement of the 2020 edition of its annual ‘5 Days of Love’ Yuletide initiative with a focus on providing palliative packs to 5,000 persons across five Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the country.

NIMC insists on deadline for linking of NIN to mobile numbers

Despite criticisms from many Nigerians of the two-week ultimatum for the registration and linking of National Identity Number (NIN) to mobile numbers, the federal government has insisted on the deadline.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Airtel, Guinness drive NSE ASI up 1.73 percent

Despite the bearish sentiment that hovered around the Nigerian stock market last week, transactions rebounded as the shares of Airtel, Guinness and Dangote Cement lifted the market’s index up by 1.73 per cent on Monday.
The Forum of Department of State Security Retired Directors, FORD, yesterday paid a solidarity visit to the Director General of the agency, Alhaji Yusuf Magaji Bichi, and lauded his leadership and commitment to welfare of officers of the service.

DSS: Government, security agencies alone cannot tackle insecurity

The Department of State Security Services (SSS), also known as the Department of State Services (DSS), has said that government and security agencies alone cannot tackle insecurity in the country without the support of the citizens especially on intelligence gathering.
The Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr. Olusegun Dawodu, disclosed this during a 2-Day Sexuality seminar for youth and adolescent girls held on Tuesday at the Folarin Coker Clinic Conference Room, Alausa, Ikeja.

Lagos committed to girl child, women’s rights

Lagos State Government has assured Lagosians of its commitment in ensuring that no stone is left unturned in its efforts towards protecting the rights and privileges of the girl child and women in the State.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

US estimates £1.4 billion bill to remove Huawei, ZTE gear

US rural telecommunications companies that rely on federal subsidies would have to spend at least $1.837 billion ($1.4bn) to remove and replace equipment from Huawei and ZTE, the country’s telecoms regulator has estimated.

NCC revises USSD pricing

The Nigerian Communications Commission, has revised the previous price for Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD).
Its Managing Director, Mr Segun Ogunsanya, said that the N300 million was the final part of the N1.9 billion, which the company pledged in April at the early stage of the pandemic.

Telco pledges N300 million to combat coronavirus in Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria says it will spend N300 million to support the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, as part of the activities to mark a decade of doing successful business in Nigeria.

NBA Elections: ECNBA clarifies issue of ‘undeliverable’ on voting platform

The Electoral Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (ECNBA) on Thursday clarified the cause of undeliverable that might have been experienced by voters during the ongoing NBA National Officers Elections.

NCC begins implementation of framework for telecom industry

The Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) has begun the implementation of the accounting separation framework in the telecoms industry, a statement has said.

Court sentences Airtel official to five years in prison over N2.2 million fraud

A Magistrates’ Court in Igbosere, Lagos, on Tuesday sentenced a customer service representative of Airtel Nigeria Ltd, Jeremiah Mustapha, to five years in correctional centre, for facilitating a N2.2 million fraud.
Airtel Nigeria says it is collaborating with the Federal Government to offer free qualitative education for students across the country during the COVID-19 lockdown period.

Telco partners Nigerian government to offer free online education

Airtel Nigeria says it is collaborating with the Federal Government to offer free qualitative education for students across the country during the COVID-19 lockdown period.
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Court orders NUC, Airtel to pay media outfit N703 million for copyright infringement

Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court, Abuja, in Wednesday ordered the National Universities Commission (NUC) and Zain Nigeria Ltd (now Airtel) to pay N703 million in damages to a media company, TV Xtra Production for copyright infringement.
The Minister of State for Education, Honourable Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made this known when FLL national championship winners emerged recently.

Nigeria: Our online learning based on NERDC approved curriculum

THE Federal Government has clarified that the online learning programme introduced for schools in response to COVID-19 pandemic is based on the approved curriculum by the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC).

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The suspects, Achibong Idonrenyin, Moses Samuel, Popoola Adewale, Wale Aderele and Abdulmalik Ibrahim, police said major in selling fake COVID-19 negative results to unsuspecting travellers within the international wing of the airport.

Police nab five for selling fake coronavirus certificates at Lagos airport

Five persons have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command over fake COVID-19 results at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) while two others are still at large.
Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (right) presents a souvenir to the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Industry Bill, Hon. Victor Nwokolo Onyemaechi who led the committee on courtesy visit to Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday

PIB: Rivers governor supports allocation of 10 per cent oil revenue to host communities

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has advocated not less than 10 percent fund allocation to host communities in the Petroleum Industry Bill that is still before the National Assembly.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

2,700 Akwa Ibom women benefit from federal government’s special grant

The minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has advised Nigerian women not to regard the N20, 000 special grant given to the rural woman by the federal government as the fabled national cake.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

‘Fulani herdsmen’ clash with Amotekun officials, vigilantes in Oyo

Three people have sustained injuries following a bloody clash between Fulani and Yoruba at Aba Abugudu Market in the Atisbo Local Government Area of Oyo State.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army dismisses report of desertion by troops

The Nigerian Army on Thursday dismissed reports that over 100 officers and soldiers had deserted the army during encounters with insurgents in parts of Borno recently.

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FILE PHOTO - Johnny Chiang, the newly elected chairman of Taiwan's main opposition Kuomintang Party (KMT), speaks during a news conference in Taipei, Taiwan March 7, 2020. REUTERS-Fabian Hamacher

Taiwan opposition chief in no rush for China meeting

The leader of Taiwan’s main opposition party the Kuomintang (KMT) said on Tuesday he is in no rush to travel to China to meet President Xi Jinping, and that Beijing’s proposals to get Taiwan to accept Communist rule had “no market” on the island.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

NBS completes listing of households in Edo

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says it has completed the listing of households in 50 enumeration areas of Edo, ahead of the 2021 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS 6) in the state.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC busts alleged illegal maize flour production facility in Yobe

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has busted an alleged illegal maize flour production outfit in Potiskum town of Yobe.
Emmanuel Nwude, a businessman, who was convicted of defrauding a Brazilian bank of $242 million, has denied knowing the source of the funds while testifying on Thursday before an Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos State.

Emmanuel Nwude: Olisa Agbakoba dumped me after collecting N27 million

Emmanuel Nwude, a businessman, who was convicted of defrauding a Brazilian bank of $242 million, has denied knowing the source of the funds while testifying on Thursday before an Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos State.
Andy Ruiz Jr has stunned boxing fans by showing off his incredibly body transformation ahead of a potential return to the ring later this year.

Andy Ruiz leaves boxing fans baffled with weight loss

After producing one of the greatest upsets of all time by dethroning Joshua at Madison Square Garden six months earlier, Ruiz piled on the pounds in the rematch – weighing in at an astonishing 284lbs – and was left to rue his excessive pre-fight “eating and partying” as Joshua comfortably outpointed him to reclaim his championships.