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NIGCOMSAT launches satelite TV with 140 channels

The Federal government has launched a channels satellite TV provider on the Nigerian Communications Satellite, NIGCOMSAT, limited Direct-To-Home, DTH platform called NextTv.
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.

Telecom regulator charges operators on code of corporate governance

Telecom regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has called on operators to review their governance practices to conform with the Code of Corporate Governance in the industry.

NCC: We cannot regulate OTT’s activities in isolation

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said it cannot unilaterally regulate the activities of Over-The-Top (OTT) technology service providers deployed by fintech operators in the country.
Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Hon Frank Tumwebaze at the Blockchain Conference 2018. Stanbic Bank UG

Minister: Social media tax in Uganda to stay in spite of protests

The Ugandan government on Tuesday said it will not scrap the recently introduced taxes on social media use and mobile money transfers in spite of public protest.

Uganda introduces social media tax despite criticism

Millions of people in Uganda now have to pay extra to use popular social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter as new rules come into force.

Telecoms operators lament falling revenue over OTT platforms

Telecommunications operators have lamented diminishing revenue caused by the operations of Over-the-Top Platforms (OTT).

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VAR cannot work in Nigerian football competitions for now – stakeholders

Some sports stakeholders in Nasarawa state on Thursday observed that the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in local football fixtures in the country would fail due to certain obvious reasons.

NVMA raise concerns over trans-boundary animal disease transmission

The Association called on governments at all levels to take advantage of the digital disease reporting template of the Federal Department of Veterinary and Pest Control Services (FDVPCS) to monitor diseases and intensify veterinary control post activities to combat the scourge.
Police in east China’s Zhejiang Province have apprehended 98 suspects for running online gambling involving a total of 290 million yuan (41.3 million U.S. dollars).

Police detain 98 suspects over online gambling

Police in east China’s Zhejiang Province have apprehended 98 suspects for running online gambling involving a total of 290 million yuan (41.3 million U.S. dollars).
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Bill to establish South West Development Commission scales first reading in Senate

A Bill to establish the South West Development Commission (SWDC) on Thursday scaled first reading in the Senate.
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NLC tasks Kano commissioners on industrial relations

Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Kano, has cautioned the newly inaugurated Commissioners in the state, to imbibe worker-friendly policy while discharging their statutory responsibility.