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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 contributes N2.272 trillion to Nigeria’s GDP – chief

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Garba Dambatta, has said that the contribution of the Telecommunication sector to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has risen from 8.5 per cent in 2015 to 14.3 per cent as at September this year amounting to N2.272 trillion.

NCC approves national roaming service for MTN, 9mobile

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has granted approval for two mobile network operators (MNOs) to carry out trial on National Roaming Service for a period of three months, commencing from August 1, 2020 to end 31 October, 2020.
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Nigerian government launches Digital Nigeria portal, mobile app

The Federal Government has launched a Digital Nigeria Portal and Mobile Application in furtherance of the Digital Nigeria Programme, which was kick started by President Muhammadu Buhari on March 19, 2020.

NCC mulls new pricing regime for mobile international termination rate

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has embarked on a cost-based study to set the new pricing regime for mobile international termination rate (ITR) for inbound international voice calls in the country.

NCC cancels EOI for procurement project for its third-tier data centre

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has cancelled the Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Tier III Data Centre for Local Hosting of NCC website and online applications.
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 chief receives National Service Excellence Award

The Director General of NASAL, Uchechukwu Chukwuma, who led a five-member delegation to the commission to present the award in Abuja recently, said “the award from NASAL not only underscores the remarkable leadership role by Danbatta in deepening the development and growth of the telecoms sector at the grassroots but also demonstrates the pivotal role of the EVC as a change agent, a catalyst for national development and a great Nigerian patriot.”

NCC ECCs process 1,500 virus-related calls – chief

The Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has disclosed that over 1,500 COVID-19-related calls were received and processed through the Commission’s Emergency Communications Centres in the peak of the pandemic in Nigeria.

NCC rakes in N362.34 billion in five years

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says it has remitted N362.34 billion into the Federal Government Consolidate Revenue Fund from 2015 to date.

Umar Danbatta: NCC remits N362.34 billion to Nigerian government

Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Danbatta, says the commission remitted N362.34 billion into the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) of the Federal Government between 2015 and now.

NCC remits N362.34 billion into Nigerian government’s consolidate revenue fund in five years –...

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), remitted N362.34 billion into the Federal Government Consolidate Revenue Fund (CRF), from 2015 to date, Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, has said.

Nigeria’s active GSM subscribers now 199.3 million – NCC chief

Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, says active GSM subscribers in the country have increased from 184 million in December 2019 to 199.3 million in May 2020.

NCC revises USSD pricing

The Nigerian Communications Commission, has revised the previous price for Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD).
The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has commissioned the Kaduna Emergency Communication Centre (ECC).

NCC’s Kaduna emergency communication centre, five other IT projects commissioned

Three other projects by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), IT Community Centre in Katsina and IT Hub each in Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria Main Campus, Kaduna and University of Lagos, were also commissioned.

NCC begins implementation of framework for telecom industry

The Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) has begun the implementation of the accounting separation framework in the telecoms industry, a statement has said.
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.

Senate confirms re-appointment of Umar Danbatta as NCC chief

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Umar Garba Danbatta as the Executive Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

NCC resolves 98 percent consumer complaints in 15 months

Ninety eight per cent (98%) of the total service-related complaints received from telecoms consumers within a 15-month period, spanning January 2019 to April 2020, have been successfully resolved, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said in a report.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 1

Senator Lawan: National Assembly will engage security agencies to upscale efforts to prevent killings

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the National Assembly will engage security agencies in the country with a view to upscaling operations in hot-spot areas to avert the killings of residents of Kaduna South senatorial district.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.4

Senator Lawan: National Assembly will engage security agencies to prevent killings in Kaduna

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said that the National Assembly would engage security agencies to increase operations in hot-spot areas in Kaduna South Senatorial district to prevent killings of residents.

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