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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, has extended the deadline given to telecom operators to review the cost of data downwards.
The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Communications as Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
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.
Negotiations for over $150 million Chinese loan for procurement of back-up satellite in the orbit by the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NigComSat), might have been abandoned due to technical hitches.
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says it has approved the regulation of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) on telecommunications companies, line with the Nigerian Data Protection Regulation (NDPR).
The federal government has opposed the move of telcos to increase charges on use unstructured supplementary service data (USSD) channels to access banking services.
The federal government on Sunday ordered the immediate suspension of the proposed Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) charges on customers who uses them.
The Federal Government of Nigeria at the ongoing 39th Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) has invited investors to leverage on the potential of Nigeria to do businesses for the boosting of its digital economy.
The Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Pantami, has directed that members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posted to the Ministry should be trained on entrepreneurship by the agencies that they are posted to, insisting that under no circumstance should they be rejected by the agencies.
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on Monday launched its indigenous ‘Unity Board’, a technology hardware platform for teaching emerging technologies.
The Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Pantami, has tasked Nigerians participating in the on-going Gulf Information Technology Exhibition, GITEX, to ensure they domesticate technology ideas and add value to Nigeria's ICT sector to build the country’s economy.
Minister of Communications, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami has challenged Nigerians to aspire higher to match the technological advancement of Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
The Federal Government has deactivated over 2.2 million improperly registered mobile telephone lines in the country.
In line with the ultimatum issued by the Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, on SIM cards with incomplete registration, the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has ensured that all affected SIM card numbers have been blocked.
The Minister of Communications Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim, has explained that he ordered the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, to ensure all mobile network operators block all SIM cards that do not meet proper registration standards until users comply with proper reregistration procedures because of their security risk.
There were indications on Thursday that the Federal Government is set to block about nine million unregistered mobile telephone SIM cards in the country.
Nigerian Stoke City midfielder Peter Etebo has expressed frustration over his lack of game time under Micheal O’Neil since returning from injury.
The Senate on Tuesday commenced legislative action to address the country’s food security problems when it considered a Bill to that effect.
Niger Delta Youth Council (NDYC) and the National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-agitators, Ijaw Youth Council, amongst others have urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to be deterred by criticisms of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) saying it was the handiwork of enemies of the region orchestrated by youths outside the region.
A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Tuesday, remanded 60 members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise called Shi’ite Group, in the Nigeria Correctional Service facilities at Kuje and Suleja.
The Nigeria Police Force has released a list of phone numbers that members of the public can call if they are in trouble.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said the state government owned Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education is to be upgraded to a University of Education.
Jose Mourinho is targeting a bumper £90million transfer swoop for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to reports.
As debates continue on the Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme, the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, has picked holes in its structure, saying, it lacks a constituted governing council.
The United States government has expressed concerns over the rearrest of former presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Mr. Omoyele Sowore, by the Department of State Security Services (DSS) on Friday.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has imposed a four-year ban on Russia from all global sport, including the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World Cup.