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“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.
Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

Minister directs NCC to address issues of automatic voicemails on existing phonelines

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has ordered the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to immediately ensure that issues regarding automatic voicemails are addressed on all existing phone lines in the country.
“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”

Communications minister orders deactivation of voicemails on existing phone lines

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has ordered the deactivation of voicemail services on all existing phone lines in the country.
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. 9

Reps speaker urges NCC on SIM card registration

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon Femi Gbajabiamila on Wednesday urged the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) to ensure that all the subscriber identity module (SIM) cards in the country are properly registered.

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.
“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”

NCC sets plan to reduce cost of data, halt illegal deductions

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it is working to resolve and implement the Federal Government’s directive on the challenges of illegal data deductions and to review the cost of data downward in the country.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says a total of 95.7 million SIM cards being used by subscribers were not properly registered.

Data subscription: NCC set to reduce price

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it is working to resolve and implement the Federal Government’s directive on the challenges of illegal data deductions and to review the cost of data downward in the country.

NCC presents service agreement to protect consumers

“It also provides remediation mechanism and associated resolution timelines. Equally importantly, it provides consequences of default which the commission is empowered to strictly enforce, “he said.

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.
5G signal

NCC: 5G technology to be on trial for three months before approval

The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) on Monday said that the trial of 5G, the fifth generation network technology, would be on trial for three months in the country before actual approval and rollout.
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.

Data protection: NITDA approves NCC’s regulation on telecom companies

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.

Federal government kicks against plan to increase USSD charges, orders immediate suspension

The federal government has opposed the move of telcos to increase charges on use unstructured supplementary service data (USSD) channels to access banking services.
Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

Federal government orders MTN, others to suspend planned USSD charges

The federal government on Sunday ordered the immediate suspension of the proposed Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) charges on customers who uses them.

NCC allows Airtel to partially disconnect Glo over interconnect indebtedness

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has granted Airtel approval to partially disconnect Globacom from its network for failing to settle interconnect debts running into billions of naira.
Following the intervention of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, the full accreditation status of the School of Nursing Sciences of the College of Medical Sciences of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria has been restored.

UNESCO donates N53m to establish smart classroom in Ahmadu Bello university

Prof. Ibrahim Garba, the Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, says the institution had secured over N53 million from UNESCO-ICHEI for the establishment of Smart Classroom.
The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, on Sunday cautioned Nigerians on the dangers of spreading fake news shortly after she returned from a medical leave from the United kingdom.

Aisha Buhari cautions Nigerians against spreading fake news

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, on Sunday cautioned Nigerians on the dangers of spreading fake news shortly after she returned from a medical leave from the United kingdom.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate confirms Adeleke Adewolu as NCC commissioner

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Adeleke Adewolu as Executive Commissioner on the Governing Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

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