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FG Earmarks N16.7Bn For Broadband Projects In 18 Universities

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Pantami, on Thursday disclosed the Federal Government had earmarked N16, 703, 863,327 (about N16.71 billion) to provide broadband infrastructure unlimited to 18 selected higher institutions in the country. The minister gave the hint during the launch of four key projects, namely broadband infrastructure for our installations of […]

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Multichoice Expands Africa Accelerator Programme To Nigeria, Others

Following the success of the MultiChoice Africa Accelerator Programme which debuted in South Africa last year and secured $16 million of funding for six emerging businesses, the promoters of the programme has launched its extension to Nigeria and seven other countries across Africa in 2023. The other countries, whose technology-oriented Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) […]

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NCC Assures Public On Transparency Of 3.5GHZ Spectrum Auction

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has promised the investing public of its commitment to ensuring transparency and due process in the upcoming auction of two (2) lots of 3.5GHZ Spectrum aimed at improving telecommunication services in the country. The commission made this pledge in a Public Notice issued by its Director, Public Affairs, Reuben Muoka, […]

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Buhari Launches Re-designed Naira Notes

….Old Notes’ Legality Deadline Remains Sacrosanct – CBN   President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday unveiled the redesigned N200, N500 and N1,000 Notes shortly before the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The launching of the new Notes came barely 24 hours after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) told […]

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NCC-CSIRT Advises Users On Steps To Avert Somnia Ransomware Risks

In response to the discovery of a new attack that compromises victims’ VPN (Virtual Private Network) accounts to compromise messaging app, Telegram, the Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has advised users to adopt two-factor authentication to protect their Telegram accounts and to not download unknown Advanced IP Scanner Software. Ukrainian cyber experts discovered the […]

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3.5GHz Spectrum Auction: NCC Announces Publication of Final Information Memorandum

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced the adoption and publication of the final version of the Information Memorandum (IM) to guide the upcoming auction of the remaining lots of the 3.5 gigahertz (GHz) Spectrum for the deployment of Fifth Generation (5G) services in Nigeria. Before now, the Commission had published a daft IM and […]

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NCC Lauds Ondo Govt’s Broadband Plan, Urges Others On Initiative

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has commended the Ondo State Government for its move to deploy broadband infrastructure through the Odua Infraco and charged other states to invest in such critical telecom facilities in the collective efforts to deepen broadband penetration in the country. The NCC’s management gave the commendation when a delegation of Ondo […]

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NCC Engages Stakeholders On DIM For 5G Auction

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)  is set organize an engagement forum with stakeholders in the nation’s digital economy’s sector to discuss and provide more insight into the Draft Information Memorandum that will guide the process of the proposed auction of two lots in the 3.5GHz Spectrum for the deployment of 5G services in December this year. The […]

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NCC Alerts Users On ‘Mobile Apps Group’s Apps Installation Risks

Following the constant introduction of malicious apps into Google Play Store, the Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has advised users against the installation of apps from the offending publisher, ‘Mobile Apps Group’, whose products were discovered to contain Trojans and malware that are harmful to users and their privacy. NCC-CSIRT’s advisory […]