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Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister explains reasons for digital economy drive in Nigeria

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has justified the necessity, appropriateness and significance of the re-designation of the Federal Ministry of Communications as Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy (FMoCDE) in October 2019 by President Muhammadu Buhari, as he recalled the modest strides of the ministry and strategy for accomplishing the digital economy policy for national development.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, said the legacies of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, should continue to inspire African leaders on the need to make sacrifices for the good of their countries.

Group lauds President Buhari over NCC appointment

A socio-political group known as South-East Youths Development Initiative, has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Mr Uche Onwude as a Non-Executive Commissioner of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC).

NCC records 5.53 percent broadband penetration in 10 months

The Nigerian Communications Communication, NCC, says it recorded 5.53 percent broadband penetration between January – October 2019.
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2020 Budget: Senate approves N140.3 billion for NCC

The Senate on Wednesday approved the sun of N140,383,591,000 for the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for the 2020 fiscal year.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigeria out with new five-year national broadband plan

The need to boost broadband penetration from its present coverage of 37.8 percent to over 70 percent in the next five years is the pedestal for the new National Broadband Plan (NBP):2020-2025, according to Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami.
Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

Federal government inaugurates committee on new broadband penetration target

To achieve increased broadband penetration after the just ended 2013-2018 target, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, on Monday, inaugurated the Nigerian National Broadband Plan Committee for the development of the 2020-2025 target for Nigeria.

NCC warns consumers against unauthorised SIM swaps

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, on Tuesday warned telecom consumers of unauthorirized SIM Swap and other fraudulent activities by dubious individuals who take advantage of innocent citizens, asserting that the full wrath of the law would be visited on culprits.

Nigeria launches 112 toll-free telephone number for emergencies

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has established and operationalised Emergency Communication Centres (ECC) across 18 States of the country including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as a measure towards tackling the emerging security challenges.

NCC urged to implement executive orders in contract awards

Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, has mandated the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to adhere strictly to the provisions of the Executive Orders 003 and 005 as contained in the presidential directives of May 1, 2017 and February 12, 2018 respectively, in awarding contracts in the sector.

NCC licenses seven firms to spread broadband penetration

Prof. Umar Garba Dambatta, the executive vice chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), over the weekend in Kano announced that the NCC had licensed no fewer than seven infrastructure companies to spread broadband penetration and services across Nigeria.
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Nigeria becomes first West African country to use 5G technology

MTN Nigeria Plc yesterday announced that Nigeria has become the first country in West Africa to try 5G technology and applications.
“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.

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