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Over 180Mn Telephone Lines Now Linked To NIN – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has confirmed that over 180 million telephone lines have been linked with the National Identity Numbers (NIN). The NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, disclosed this during the Public Inquiry on three Regulatory Instruments on the Rule Making Process held at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja. Danbatta said the latest […]

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NCC’s Outreach Programme – Campus Conversation – Debuts In Abuja

Following the re-structuring and re-branding of its existing consumer outreach programmes, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has held the maiden edition of the Campus Conversation at the University of Abuja. The Campus Conversation is featured as an important part of NCC’s new Telecom Consumer Conversation (TCC). Speaking at the event, which held at the Main […]

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NCC Links NIN Registration To Driver Licence, International Passport’s Issuance

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has restated that the October 31 deadline for linking of National Identity Numbers with Subscriber Identity Modules for telephone subscribers in Nigeria remains sacrosanct and advised those that have not linked their NINs with SIMs to do so before the date. The telecom industry regulator, while giving the advice at […]

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Telcos To Pay N200,000 Fine For NIN Verification Infractions

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has proposed a fine of N200,000 for any telecommunication services provider that failed to verify and validate the biometric, National Identity Number (NIN) and other personal information of subscribers accessing their services. The industry regulator disclosed the sanction option in a proposed draft regulation on registration of telephone subscribers 2020 […]

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NCC Cautions Telecom Subscribers On Sharing Of Phones, SIM, NIN

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned telecom subscribers in the country to avoid sharing their cell phones, National Identity Number (NIN), and Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards with others in view of the risks. The commission’s Director Consumer Affairs Bureau, Mr. Efeosa Edehen, who gave the warning on Thursday at a consumer conversation event […]

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Telecom/ICT Industry infrastructure Gap Will Require Over N15Trn – ATCON

The Association of Telecommunications Companies in Nigeria (ATCON) on Thursday projected that about N15 trillion would be required to finance the current infrastructure gap in the nation’s telecom/ICT industry in the next few years. The association’s President, Mr. Ikechukwu Nnamani, made the projection when he led a delegation of the association’s newly elected National Executive […]

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Why FG Extended NIN Registration To February – Task Force

The National Task Force on the National Identity Number (NIN) and Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) registration on Tuesday explained why the Federal Government extended registration for the NIN by up to six weeks, from Dec. 30 to Feb. 9, 2021, and cancelled the use of Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) charges for verification across the […]