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NCC, IHS, NERC push for PPP to grow broadband

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and IHS Nigeria, on Tuesday made a strong case for private-public partnership (PPP) to drive innovative solutions that will enable the country to meet its growing demand for broadband connectivity.

NCC earmarks N500 million for special social Intervention projects

The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) has earmarked N500 million as special social intervention fund for renovation projects and provision of infrastructure in universities, polytechnics, Government Colleges and secondary schools, its executive vice chairman, Prof Umar Garba Dambatta, has stated.

Broadband: NCC to ensure availability of spectrum infrastructure

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it is working on ensuring the availability of spectrum to boost broadband deployment and penetration in the country.

NCC vows to checkmate cyber crime

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Danbatta, has declared in Kano,that the issue of Cyber Crime in the country would soon come to an end,as punitive measures are been put in place to checkmate the trend.

Nigerian Defence Academy to graduate 365 cadets

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), says it will graduate 365 cadets of its regular course on Oct. 6, to be attended by President Muhammadu Buhari.

NCC remits N49.7 billion to federal government

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said it remitted N49.7 billion to the federal government in the first quarter of 2018.

SEC confirms MTN’s proposed $500 million initial public offering

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday, confirmed that MTN Group had finally commenced discussions with it on the proposed $500 million dollars Initial Public Offering (IPO) ahead of its listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

House of Representatives temporarily lifts ban on IHS masts installation nationwide

‎The House of Representatives Committee on Telecommunications has relaxed the directive preventing IHS Towers, a mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider, from completing about 243 telecommunication masts under construction across the states of the Federation.

Federal govt won’t lose N1.1 billion revenue to Etisalat transfer – NCC

Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Dambatta, has assured that new investors expected to take over 9mobile telecommunications will pay all outstanding debts, including the N1.1bn spectrum band fee to the federal government.

2019: INEC seeks NCC’s help to transmit, collate election results electronically

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has sought the help of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) to electronically transmit and collate results during the 2019 general elections.

NCC, NAPTIP partner to end human trafficking

Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Prof. Umar Dambatta, has said the commission would partner with National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons, NAPTIP, to curb the menace of human trafficking in the country.

Telecoms sector attracts $68bn foreign investment – NCC

The Nigerian telecoms sector has attracted $68 billion to the economy in Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, said Tuesday.

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