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NCC mulls new pricing regime for mobile international termination rate

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has embarked on a cost-based study to set the new pricing regime for mobile international termination rate (ITR) for inbound international voice calls in the country.
Priscilla Ankut

International Peace Day: Commission calls for collective action to promote peace in Kaduna

The Executive Vice Chairman, Kaduna State Peace Commission, Priscilla Ankut, has called for collective action to promote peace and security in the state.

NCC cancels EOI for procurement project for its third-tier data centre

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has cancelled the Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Tier III Data Centre for Local Hosting of NCC website and online applications.
Telecommunications remains the best enabler in expanding the frontiers of financial inclusion in Nigeria, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta, has said.

NCC chief receives National Service Excellence Award

The Director General of NASAL, Uchechukwu Chukwuma, who led a five-member delegation to the commission to present the award in Abuja recently, said “the award from NASAL not only underscores the remarkable leadership role by Danbatta in deepening the development and growth of the telecoms sector at the grassroots but also demonstrates the pivotal role of the EVC as a change agent, a catalyst for national development and a great Nigerian patriot.”

NCC ECCs process 1,500 virus-related calls – chief

The Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has disclosed that over 1,500 COVID-19-related calls were received and processed through the Commission’s Emergency Communications Centres in the peak of the pandemic in Nigeria.

NCC rakes in N362.34 billion in five years

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says it has remitted N362.34 billion into the Federal Government Consolidate Revenue Fund from 2015 to date.

Umar Danbatta: NCC remits N362.34 billion to Nigerian government

Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Danbatta, says the commission remitted N362.34 billion into the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) of the Federal Government between 2015 and now.

Visionary leaders key to sustainable economy – experts

They made this call at the Leadership Guardian Virtual Summit with the theme: Preserving the future of Humanity through effective leadership. The summit which was a pre-launch to a new book, titled, The Leadership Guardian – How to develop visionary leaders at home, work and in nations; an essential blueprint for developing visionary leadership.

NCC remits N362.34 billion into Nigerian government’s consolidate revenue fund in five years –...

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), remitted N362.34 billion into the Federal Government Consolidate Revenue Fund (CRF), from 2015 to date, Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, has said.

Nigeria’s active GSM subscribers now 199.3 million – NCC chief

Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, says active GSM subscribers in the country have increased from 184 million in December 2019 to 199.3 million in May 2020.
The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo is expected to visit Apapa today.

Official: Nigerian government making steady progress to resolve traffic situation at Apapa

Report submitted to the Federal Government recently indicates that significant progress is being recorded in the Apapa traffic situation while some challenges are still being sorted out, the Presidency has said in a statement.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes celebrate after the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Peter Powell-REUTERS

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Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes is enjoying playing for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

JAMB hosts virtual colloquium on appropriate measures against coronavirus

As part of its contributions to the ongoing efforts aimed at combatting the ravaging COVID-19 Pandemic, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), in collaboration with the Nigerian Defence Academy and Premium Times, would be hosting a virtual colloquium on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.
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.
Leicester shot-stopper Kasper Schmeichel has hit out at referee Michael Oliver for awarding Liverpool a penalty in Leicester’s 4-0 home defeat on Boxing Day.

Manchester United eye sensational swoop for Kasper Schmeichel

Manchester United are reportedly weighing up a move to bring Kasper Schmeichel, the son of club legend Peter, to Old Trafford this summer according to reports.
The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has commissioned the Kaduna Emergency Communication Centre (ECC).

NCC’s Kaduna emergency communication centre, five other IT projects commissioned

Three other projects by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), IT Community Centre in Katsina and IT Hub each in Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria Main Campus, Kaduna and University of Lagos, were also commissioned.

NASENI disinfects FIRS headquarters

The Executive Vice Chairman/CE of NASENI, Prof. Mohammed Sani Haruna, said who led the engineers from the agency to install the device, said NASENI would not relent in its efforts to assist the country to sustain the preventive measures against the spread of the virus and to ultimately ward off the pandemic.

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.

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Troops neutralise 21 bandits, rescue 8-month-old infant in Katsina

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Governor Wike: Rivers to employ 6, 000 teachers

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