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Calls, data costs rise as VAT implementation begins

As implementation of the 7.5 per cent VAT, which was increased from 5 per cent, becomes effective yesterday, February 1, 2020, telecoms subscribers have started paying for data and calls accordingly.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed into law the Finance Bill 2019 (now Finance Act), which among other objectives, seeks to increase government revenue while supporting struggling small businesses in Africa’s largest economy.

New finance law will have ‘significant’ impact on businesses in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed into law the Finance Bill 2019 (now Finance Act), which among other objectives, seeks to increase government revenue while supporting struggling small businesses in Africa’s largest economy.
“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”

Voicemail is value-added service – Telcos

The operators said consumer are not billed anything, but may be charged for a few seconds, or for the time it takes you to record the message if they delay.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 5

House of Reps kicks against Customs’ ban on fuel supply to border communities

The House of Representatives on Tuesday demanded an immediate halt to the implementation of a directive by the Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, that petrol should no longer be supplied to communities within 20-kilometre radius of the land borders.

Telcos: Fuel supply suspension to filling stations in border areas threatens telecoms operations

Telecoms operators (Telcos) under the aegis of the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has warned that the directive given by Nigerian Customs Service to suspend the supply of petroleum products to filling stations within 20km of all border areas, could crumble telecoms operations in the country with serious adverse effect on service quality.

Telecom operators kick as federal government orders NCC to reduce data cost

Telecom operators in Nigeria said yesterday that the directive by the Federal Government that cost of data should be reviewed downward in five days is “unrealistic and insensitive” considering the high operating cost in the country.
The federal government has opposed the move of telcos to increase charges on use unstructured supplementary service data (USSD) channels to access banking services.

USSD fees: Telcos, banks disagree on double charges

The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), the umbrella body for telecoms operators, has called on the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to urgently address the impasse surrounding the implementation of the charges for the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) access to banking services which has been put on hold.

Experts decry challenges in telecoms industry, proffer solutions

Stakeholders in the telecommunications industry, last week decried challenges impeding effective telecommunications service delivery in the country.

ALTON decries regulatory infractions by NITDA on PIA, others

Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has decried regulatory infractions by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) which border somewhat on communications matters within the regulatory purview of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

Telcos accuse NITDA of usurping NCC’s powers

Telcos on Tuesday accused the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) of trying to usurp the regulatory functions of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) under the guise of issuing Frameworks and Guidelines.
Telecommunications operators have blasted the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) over its threat to demolish about 7000 mast, largely owned by Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) service providers in the country.

NCAA begins 8,805 telecom masts demolition

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Tuesday said it will demolish 8,805 masts belonging to Globacom Nigeria Limited, banks and other financial institutions.

Telecos demand executive order on infrastructure vandalism, double taxation

Telecom operators in the country and other professionals in the Information and Communications Technology, ICT, industry, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to issue executive order against vandalism of telecom infrastructure, double taxation and regulation in the sector to properly harness the developmental potential of ICT in nation building.

NCC: Investment in Nigeria’s telecom industry stands at $70 billion

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the total investment in the Nigerian telecom industry is currently estimated at $70 billion.

Police partner telecoms companies to curb kidnapping

The Nigeria Police Force and telecommunication companies have disclosed their readiness to establish a nationwide surveillance system, aimed at reducing cases of kidnapping and other crimes in the country.
Telecommunications operators have blasted the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) over its threat to demolish about 7000 mast, largely owned by Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) service providers in the country.

Telecoms operators blast NCAA over plan to demolish 7000 masts

Telecommunications operators have blasted the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) over its threat to demolish about 7000 mast, largely owned by Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) service providers in the country.

Telcos want federal government to repeal Tax Order 2015

Telecommunications operators under the aegis of the Association of Licenced Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has called on the federal government to look into the Tax and Levy Amended Order 2015 that was signed by the former Minister of Finance in the last administration, Mrs. Ngozi Okonji-Iwaela, and repeal it in order to save telecoms business from going under.

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.

NIMC holds sensitisation exercise on NIN January 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 association’s membership, which are the mobile subscribers with a total number of over 150 million.

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Akure explosion: Peter Obi sympathises with Ondo government, people

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FRSC establishes situation room to monitor coronavirus

The Federal Road Safety Corps has established a situation room in its Operations Department to receive reports from field commands on the dreaded Coronavirus Disease.
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Police reveal source of Ondo explosion

A truck loaded with dynamite exploded on the Akure-Owo Expressway on Saturday, destroying a school, a church and some houses.
Transport firm, Peace Mass Transit, has announced that it will be shutting down operation in Enugu and Ebonyi states from Sunday.

Peace Mass Transit announces shutdown

Transport firm, Peace Mass Transit, has announced that it will be shutting down operation in Enugu and Ebonyi states from Sunday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three policewomen detained for allegedly assisting rapist escape

A suspected rapist, simply identified as Kelechi, has escaped from police detention at Ajiwe Police Station, Lagos State.