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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.

NCC clears doubts over 5G technology, coronavirus

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, released the statement below on speculations linking the coronavirus disease with 5G telecommunications technology.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Isa Pantami: No research links 5G to coronavirus

As controversy over the link between 5G and COVID-19 rages, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, has again dismissed the fear of Nigerians, saying that he is not aware of any research linking the dreaded virus with 5G.
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: No licence issued for deployment of 5G technology

The Federal Government has declared that no licence has been issued for the deployment of 5G Technology in the country.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, in a statement issued in Abuja, also disclosed that 19 political parties willingly withdrew their nominations for the elections.

Coronavirus: INEC joins presidential task force on contact tracing

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deployed about 100 of its vehicles in six states to support the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on combating Coronavirus.

NCC denies giving N300 million subventions to NITDA

Contrary to wide speculation by an online publication that the Nigerian Communications Commission gave N300 million to the Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency, the Commission has stated unequivocally that the information was mere falsehood.

NCC: Cybercrime, e-fraud major challenges facing telecommunication users

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has attributed cybercrime and e-fraud as one of the major challenges facing telecommunications users in the country.
The Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Security Challenges has called for the decentralization of the Nigeria Police Force as a way of improving efficiency aimed at addressing the problem of insecurity bedeviling the country.

Insecurity: Senate wants police decentralized

The Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Security Challenges has called for the decentralization of the Nigeria Police Force as a way of improving efficiency aimed at addressing the problem of insecurity bedeviling the country.
The Senate Committee on Communications has said that it was impressed by the various regulatory interventions which the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has taken to ensure improved service delivery and bridging access gaps in the country.

Senate hails NCC’s achievements in service delivery, bridging access gaps

The Senate Committee on Communications has said that it was impressed by the various regulatory interventions which the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has taken to ensure improved service delivery and bridging access gaps in the country.

Public hearing: CSOs, NGOs, NCC, others reject social media regulation bill

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), student groups, the Media, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), among others on Monday rejected the social media regulation bill.
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NCC deactivates 2.2 million SIM cards

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has completely deactivated 2.2 million Improperly registered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Cards across Telecommunication networks nationwide.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate moves to establish national agric fund

Moves by the Senate to establish the National Agricultural Development Fund to provide finance to support strategic aspect of agricultural development in Nigeria.
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NCC: How 5G internet network will benefit Nigeria

Experts in the telecommunication industry on Thursday stated that Nigeria will derive huge socio-economic benefits from commercial deployment of the fifth generation (5G) networks.
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NCC: Poor power generation may hamper 5G roll out

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Thursday at the Social Media Week, Lagos, SMWL, cried out that if the power situation in the country does not improve from the level it is now, commercialisation of the fifth generation, 5G networks in Nigeria will be impacted negatively.
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 boss, others receives recognition awards

Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on Saturday in Lagos received a Special Recognition Award for his contribution to the growth of digital space in Nigeria
Dr. Ismail Adebayo Adewusi, newly appointed Post Master General of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), has assumed office at the corporate headquarters of the organisation in Abuja.

NCC, NIPOST to sign MoU on e-services

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) have agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on an e-fulfilment centre for e-services, e-commerce, e-governance and e-agriculture.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan (second from right) and the Chairman of Senate Committee on Communications, Senator Oluremi Tinubu (second from left), during the joint public hearing of Senate Committees on Communications and Trade & Investment at the National Assembly on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

Senate probes GSM operators over drop calls — in pictures

A Senate panel on Wednesday held a public hearing to investigate telecommunications network operators in the country over increasing rate of drop calls.

Customs impound N20 million container load of pirated books

A container load of suspected pirated books, valued at over N20 million, belonging to different publishers, has been impounded in a joint operation by Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) and Nigerian Customs Service (NCS)

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Chinese doctors must be quaratined

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday insisted the Chinese doctors coming to help in the fight against COVID-19 must first be quarantined for 14 days and comply with all relevant laws in the country.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York will postpone its April 28th presidential primary election until June 23rd, as the Empire State deals with the largest coronavirus outbreak in the US, the New York Times reports.

New York increases fine for violating social distancing guidelines to $1,000

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, on Monday said that fines for violating social distancing guidelines would be increased from $500 to $1,000.
The countries according to the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, are China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, Norway, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Switzerland.

Nigeria declares April 10, 13 as Easter holidays

The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter Celebration.
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Kano coronavirus fund raising committee hits N400 million

The COVID-19 Fund Raising Committee constituted by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state submitted its interim report on Monday, saying it had raised almost N400m.
The Embassy of Japan, in collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Street To School Initiative, has unveiled a newly renovated ultra-modern Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) for residents of Surulere Community in Agbado-Oke-Odo, Lagos

Japan donates $236, 000 for humanitarian mine action in Northeast

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has received a donation of $236, 363 from the Government of Japan to support the UNMAS Nigeria in providing critical life-saving humanitarian assistance to civilians and humanitarian actors in the Northeast.