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NITDA, ICPC Open Hackathon Application To Curb Financial Frauds In MDAs

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in collaboration with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has opened the 2022 Hackathon application to address Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) in federal ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs). Hackathon is an event in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative […]

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Yanluowang Ransomware: NCC-CSIRT Urges Firms On Stronger Security Measures

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has urged organisations to adopt stronger cybersecurity measures. The measures include, ensuring that organisations’ employees use strong, unique passwords for every account and enabling multi-factor authentication (2FA) wherever it is supported to prevent ransomware attacks as well as advising organisations to ensure regular systems backup. […]

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Nigeria’s Broadband Penetration Hits 44.5%

…..as NCC reviews short code services Nigeria’s broadband usage has sustained upward swing, moving from 40.9 percent in February 2022 to 44.5 per cent in July this year. Industry analysts believe that the sustained improvement in broadband penetration is desirable for  achieving the national broadband target of 70 percent in 2025. Executive Vice Chairman and […]

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NCC-CSIRT Alerts Internet Users On ‘HiddenAds’ Malware Threat

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has identified a new malware, HiddenAds, which has infiltrated Google Play Store that can impact device performance and jeopardize users’ privacy. In its advisory of August 8, 2022, NCC-CSIRT classified the virus, first identified by the McAfee Mobile Research Team, as high in probability and […]

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FG Commends NCC’s Regulatory Strides In Telecom Sector

The Federal Government has commended the leadership of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for the commission’s transformational initiatives that earned the nation international reputation and positioned the telecom regulator in the forefront of the nation’s quest for futuristic national development. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. William Alo, gave this commendation […]

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Olubadan Supports NCC’s Clamour For Telecom Infrastructure Protection

The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Lekan Balogun, has supported the ongoing advocacy by the Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC) to Nigerians on the need for protection of telecom facilities in the country in view of the invaluable benefits of the sector to national development. The monarch, who spoke through the Ayingun Olubadan of Ibadan, Chief Ademola […]

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FG Mulls Introduction Of Mobile Phone Data Policy

The Federal Government has unveiled plans to introduce mobile phone data policy as part of its sustained initiatives to fast-track the growth of the nation’s digital economy. The Acting Director, E-Government Development and Regulations of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mr. Ben Ewa, gave this hint on Thursday during a stakeholders’ sensitisation workshop with […]

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NCC Restates Commitment To Research Funding In Tertiary Institutions

…parleys VCs, experts at roundtable conference The Board Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Adeolu Akande, has restated the commitment of the commission to commit more funds to research and prototypes resulting from grants from the commission to the academia. The assurance by the chairman is coming at the backdrop of the recent […]

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Pantami Flaws 5% Excise Duty On Telecom Services

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, has flawed Federal Government’s to impose additional five percent tax on telecommunication services in the country. Pantami, who expressed his stance on the tax at the maiden edition of the Nigerian Telecommunications Indigenous Content Expo organised by the Nigeria Office for Developing the indigenous Telecom […]