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Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission

NCC seeks collaboration of academia, telecoms on innovation

Executive vice chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, has called on the academia and stakeholders in the telecommunications industry to collaborate to accelerate innovation, industrial growth and sustainable development in the Nigerian telecoms industry.

NCC licences 6 infrastructure coys to deploy broadband services

The Nigerian Telecommunications Commission (NCC) has licensed six infrastructure companies(infraco) for the deployment of broadband fiber across the 774 Local Government Areas of the country.

NCC swoops on pre-registered SIM card dealers in Lagos

The enforcement team of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has clamped down on dealers of pre-registered SIM cards in some major markets in Lagos and made some arrests.

NCC: $100 million debts delay takeover of 9mobile

Fresh facts have emerged on why the sale of 9mobile still lingers despite the declaration of Teleology Holdings Limited as the preferred bidder by Barclays Africa, the financial adviser handling the sale.

NCC intervenes in CBN, MTN dispute

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it hopes that there will be an amicable resolution between the Central Bank of Nigeria and MTN.

NCC to boost Defence Academy with high profile technology

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) rose from talks at the weekend with a firm commitment to collaborate on boosting the NDA with high profile technology.

NCC, states meet over telecom operators multiple taxation, right of way

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has convened a meeting with state representatives to discuss multiple taxation and issues of Right of Way for telecom operators in the states.
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Governors to meet security chiefs over herdsmen attacks, insecurity

Governors of the 36 states of the federation have resolved to engage the nation’s security chiefs in a decisive talks to find solution to the spate of killings and destructions by criminal gangs masquerading as herdsmen.

NCC: Nigerian internet subscribers more than 100 million

Danbatta, who disclosed this at the weekend during the NCC’s Day at the ongoing 29th Enugu Internal Trade Fair, said that with broadband penetration of 21 percent, the Nigerian social media space has continued to thrive and citizens are enjoying broader access to cyberspace.

NCC to unveil report on mobile call charges

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will play host to a stakeholders’ meeting on mobile voice termination rates February 1.

Cybercrimes committed in Nigeria beyond our imagination – Senate

The Senate Committee on Communications says the Federal Government will do everything within its powers to curb cybercrimes in the country.

NCC working with NSA to stop hate speech – Danbatta

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that it was working with the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) to curb hate speeches in the social media.

NCC remits N133.4bn to federation account in two years

The telecoms regulatory body of the country, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), said it has in the last two years, remitted a total of N133,426,062,786 to the consolidated revenue fund of the Federal Government.

NCC restates commitment to consumer protection

The Nigerian Communication Commission has highlighted the importance of consumers in the telecoms industry, even as it stressed the need for consumer satisfaction and protection as enshrined in the eight Point Agenda of the Commission.

NCC says it remitted N133bn to federation account in two years

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has remitted N133bn to the federation account in two years.

Telecoms sector adds N1.5tn to GDP in second quarter – NCC chief

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, has said that the telecoms sector contributed N1.549 trillion to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the second quarter of 2017, representing 6.68 per cent increase from the first quarter of the year (N1.452 trillion).

NCC takes Nigeria’s $80bn telecom investments to ITU

The Nigerian Communications Commission at the weekend said the nation’s robust telecommunications regulatory environment, guarantee of Returns On Investment (ROI) and investors’ renewed confidence in the fast growing sector will form part of the country’s narrative at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World 2017.

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Plateau PDP accuses APC of buying voters cards

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