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ALTON decries regulatory infractions by NITDA on PIA, others

Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has decried regulatory infractions by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) which border somewhat on communications matters within the regulatory purview of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

Insecurity, fraud clog financial inclusion stride

As fiscal and monetary authorities collaborate to ensure that Nigerians keep up the 63.6 per cent financial inclusion stride with the aim of attaining the set target of 20 per cent exclusion rate by 2020, the frightening series of bank robberies and frauds in the system may have put a lid on the agenda.
Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

Telcos accuse NITDA of usurping NCC’s powers

Telcos on Tuesday accused the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) of trying to usurp the regulatory functions of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) under the guise of issuing Frameworks and Guidelines.

NCC launches second phase of SIM registration verification and compliance audit

To provide further assurance on the integrity of its Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) registration database, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will shortly begin the second phase of its ongoing audit of SIM registration data and registration processes across all Mobile Network Operator (MNO) platforms.
ISIL fighters killed 11 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on the northeastern town of Gajiganna, the group has claimed through its news agency AMAQ.

Soldiers kill six bandits in Kaduna

The troops of “Operation Thunder Strike” and “Operation Harbin Kunama III” have killed five suspected bandits and arrested four others during two separate operations in Chikun and Igabi Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.

Police parade 13 suspects for rape, kidnapping, others in Sokoto

NO fewer than 13 suspected criminals involved in rape, banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery and illegal possession of firearms were on Thursday paraded in Sokoto by the police command.

Hajj: Nigerian pilgrims go for free SIM cards

Some Nigerian pilgrims in Madinah have been visiting telecommunication mobile outfits in the city for free SIM cards and to purchase recharge cards to link up with families at home.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says a total of 95.7 million SIM cards being used by subscribers were not properly registered.

70 SIM cards found with two Nigerians, one Kenyan

Two Nigerians and a Kenyan woman have been arrested in Kenya over suspected involvement in mobile money fraud.

Boko Haram: Troops rescue 42 women, 51 children

Troops have rescued 42 women, 51 children and two men used by Boko Haram terrorists as labourers on farm in different clearance operations in Borno.
Phone SMS is used for more than just text messaging in Africa

Hacking: Expert advocates locking sim with PIN

A Software developer, Isah Kanuri, has advised mobile phone users to lock their sim cards with a Personal Identification Number (PIN) code to prevent hacking.

NCC warns against selling pre-registered SIM cards

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has warned telecommunication companies, SIM registration agents and dealers against the sale of pre-registered SIM cards as it poses great security threats to the country.

CBN: No position on crypto technology yet

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said it acknowledged the existence and usefulness of crypto technology but hasn’t taken any official position on it.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says a total of 95.7 million SIM cards being used by subscribers were not properly registered.

NCC begins new round of SIM registration compliance audit

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has kicked off the second phase of its subscriber identity module (SIM) registration verification and compliance audit.
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.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says a total of 95.7 million SIM cards being used by subscribers were not properly registered.

NCC: SIM registration of 95.7 million subscribers invalid

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says a total of 95.7 million SIM cards being used by subscribers were not properly registered.

NCC worries over fraudulent SIM registrations

Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, in March 2011 issued directives to telecom service providers to commence Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards registration nationwide.

NCC: Why SIM card replacement process is tough

The Nigerian Communications Commission has made the process of replacing lost, stolen or damaged Subscriber Identity Module cards more stringent in order to protect telecommunications consumers.

NCC: Cybercrime crippling Nigeria’s economy

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Saturday lamented the menace of cyber theft in the country, claiming that it had cost many Nigerians valuable property and money.

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Official: 17 die in road crash in central Nigeria

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