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E-Payment Transactions Hit N42.76Trn In Q3, 2019

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has reported that the value of e-payment transactions in the nation’s banking sector rose to N42.76 trillion in 800,201,498 transactions during the third quarter this year. The bureau, in its latest report titled ‘Selected Banking Sector Data Q3 2019’ stated that the figures were the available data on electronic […]

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World Bank Lists Challenges To Nigeria’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The World Bank Group on Thursday reported that although Nigeria is the largest mobile market in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) with a strong mobile broadband infrastructure and a vibrant digital entrepreneurial ecosystem, the lack of infrastructure and connectivity in the country’s rural areas is a key challenge. The Breton Woods institution disclosed this during the […]

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Again, Communications Minister Tasks NCC On High Data Cost

The Minister of Communications, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, on Tuesday asked the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the telecom industry regulator, to consider the possibility of reducing data cost for millions of Nigerian telecom subscribers amid growing complaints by them on extortion by service providers. The minister gave the charge when the management of the commission, […]

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Tax Dispute: Court Adjourns MTN’s Suit Against AGF Till January 31, 2020

A Federal High Court Lagos on Tuesday adjourned  the hearing on a suit filed by MTN Nigeria Communication Ltd, against the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, over alleged N242 billion and 1.3 billion dollars import duties and withholding tax assessments until Jan. 30 and Jan. 31, 2020, It would be recalled that […]

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Tecno Mobile Launches Youth-Friendly CAMON 12 Air Smartphone

Tecno Mobile, a global leading mobile phone company, has launched new smartphones Camon 12 Air with upgraded camera to unlock a new image era of innovative shooting performances. Described as one of the most remarkable camera devices, the latest smartphone from the  company’s stable, is coming with the initiative Dot-in Display and 16MP+2MP+5MP AI Max […]

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Airtel Boosts Internet Connectivity With Home Broadband Package

Nigeria’s leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced the roll out of its pan-Nigeria Home Broadband value offering  as part of its strategic initiatives aimed deepening its broadband connectivity in homes and offices nationwide. The telecommunications operator stated that the launch of theHome Broadband offerings leverage on its expansive and modernized 4G network, which […]

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Over 8.44Mn Subscribers Get Illegal VAS From Telcos – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reported that over eight million telecommunication services subscribers were illegally connected by telecom operators for value added services (VAS) without their consent or knowledge. The industry regulator discovered the illegal act of the operators after  conducting in last December an audit exercise on forceful mass activations of telecoms subscribers […]

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Nigeria’s Internet Subscribers Hit 114.75Mn

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) reported that Internet users in Nigeria increased to 114,752,357 million in February 2019. The latest data showed that overall internet users increased by 850,153 in February from the 113,875,204 users recorded in January. The commission gave these figures in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for February posted on its website. […]

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Cybercrime: NCC Plans New Internet Industry Code Of Practice

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has unveiled plans to introduce an Internet Industry Code of Practice in furtherance of its sustained efforts to combat the menace and make Nigeria’s internet space safer for users. The commission projected that the implementation of the policy would curb the increasing spate of cybercrimes and would also protect the […]

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NCC Introduces New Guidelines For SIM Card Replacement

Nigeria’s telecommunications industry regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) at the weekend said that it had modified the process of replacing SIM cards. The Director of Zonal Operations of the commission, Mrs. Amina Shehu, who gave this hint at a Consumer Conversation Programme in Lafia, Nasarawa State, explained that the step was necessitated by the […]