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5G phone masts are being set alight in the UK, after online conspiracy theories have misleadingly linked the cell towers to the coronavirus pandemic.

ATCON: Information suggesting 5G network causes coronavirus untrue, baseless

The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has said the reports around the social media which link 5G network to coronavirus is untrue and baseless.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigeria out with new five-year national broadband plan

The need to boost broadband penetration from its present coverage of 37.8 percent to over 70 percent in the next five years is the pedestal for the new National Broadband Plan (NBP):2020-2025, according to Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami.
“The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has granted the prayers of the Minister of Communications Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to properly position and empower the ministry to fulfil his digital economy objectives”

Minister: I reported over 100 people to EFCC for breach of local content law

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, thursday stated that he had sent over 100 people to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for interrogation for not obeying the local content law of Nigeria while he was the Director General/CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON)

ATCON set to evaluate Nigerian telecoms industry

As part of the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria’s (ATCON) mandate to continuously advocate for the development of the Nigerian telecoms industry through research and innovation and pro-active engagement of both the regulators and operators in the industry, the association has concluded plans to embark on an evaluation exercise of the Nigerian telecoms industry. The exercise is expected to cover between 2015 to 2019.

Communication tax: Telcos urge Senate to reduce governance cost

Telecoms companies on Thursday urged the Senate to cut the cost of governance to fit into the revenues accruable from existing taxes and oil receipts rather than resurrecting the nine per cent Communication Service Tax (CST) which the eight Senate rejected.
Ernest Ndukwe

ATCON lauds ex-NCC chief’s emergence as MTN chairman

The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), has congratulated Ernest Ndukwe on his recent appointment as new board chairman, MTN Nigeria.

NCC receives ‘Best Regulatory Agency’ award

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has received an award for being Nigeria’s Best Corporate Governance and Regulatory Agency.
Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission

Garba Danbatta: NCC plans to deploy broadband infrastructure to rural areas

Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, says the commission will deploy massive broadband infrastructure to rural areas to boost internet access.
Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON)

ATCON: Telecoms industry pays N450 billion taxes annually

The telecom industry annually contributes N450 billion in form of taxes to Nigeria’s economy, Mr Olusola Teniola, President, Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), has said.
MTN

NCC intervenes in MTN’s labour issues

“The regulator is working behind the scene to protect telecom infrastructure and minimise telecom service disruptions in order not to compromise, national security, and quality of service and protection of over 160 million subscribers,’’ he said.

Telecoms Day: Operators wants federal government to remove impediments to adopting new technologies

The Association of Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ATCON) on Thursday urged the Federal Government to remove all impediments to accessing and adopting new technologies.

Telcos: Vandalism reason reason for network interruption

Telecom operators on Saturday blamed intermittent interruptions on the network on vandalism of base stations, destruction of optic fibre, high forex, and shutting of base stations by government agencies.

Bharti Airtel joins race to list on Nigerian Stock Exchange

MTN’s slow pace at completing a planned listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) may see rival and leading telecommunications company, Bharti Airtel International (BAIN) overtake it.

Governor Emmanuel sacks SSG, appoints replacement

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has sacked the Secretary to State Government, Mr Etekamba Umoren.

We’ll dedicate 2018 to quality of service – NCC chief Umar Danbatta

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerians Communications Commission, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, says the Commission will dedicate 2018 as a year for ‘Improve Quality of Service.’

NCC plans new spectrum auctions to boost 30% broadband target

As part of efforts targeted at meeting the 2018 broadband penetration target of 30 per cent, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will soon auction and asign new spectrum to telecommunications operators in the country.

8m Nigerians activate Do-Not-Disturb service

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says eight million Nigerians have activated the Do-Not-Disturb (2442) code.

NCC to auction new spectrums to boost broadband penetration

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will soon auction and assignment new spectrums to boost broadband penetration in the country.

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Maj. Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, the Commander of Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), has called on journalists in the state to be objective and professional in reporting security matters.

STF commander calls for objective reportage

Maj. Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, the Commander of Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), has called on journalists in the state to be objective and professional in reporting security matters.

Katsina lifts ban on Juma’at prayers, church services

The Katsina state government has lifted the ban on congregational Friday Juma’at Prayers with immediate effect in the state.
Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has said that he took advantage of his trip to Russia with President Muhammadu Buhari to woo investors and development partners for the state. 2

Gombe governor lauds youths for producing ventilator

Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has commended three youths of the state for producing a locally-made ventilator to support the ongoing fight against Coronavirus Disease pandemic.

Lockdown: Jigawa NBA provides palliative for members

The Jigawa State branch of the Nigerian Bar Association on Thursday said the body has expended N300,000 to provide palliative measures for some of its members and members of the National Youth Service Corps serving with them.
The Commissioner for Police (CP) Mr Lawan Jimeta, told newsmen, in Benin that the figure represented the suspects arrested for kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism, murder, fraud and car theft during the year under review.

Police: We are set for lockdown in Edo

The Commissioner, Edo State Police Command, Lawan Jimeta, on Thursday said the command would be firm, but fair in enforcing a total lockdown should the State Government order such.