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NCC Answers Frequently Asked Questions on Internet Data Consumption

The Nigerian Communications Commission has answered Frequently Asked Questions upon observation of surge in the number of complaints from consumers regarding Data Depletion and Poor Quality of Data services. This was in view of recent developments due to the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) which has consumers staying at home and making use of more telecommunications services than ever before following the Lockdown of some states by the Federal Government, while some State Governors also directed total lockdowns in their respective States. In line with its (PIE) mandate of Protecting, Informing and Educating consumers, the Commission immediately investigated the complaints and ensured resolution as...

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Right of Way: Governor Fayemi Crashes Charges

In a bold and pioneering move to make Ekiti State the knowledge and innovation capital of Nigeria, the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi has signed an Executive Order reducing the Right of Way charges related to laying broadband or any other telecommunications infrastructures from N4,500 to N145 per meter. Ekiti is the first state in Nigeria to comply with the NEC approved Right of Way charges for broadband thus becoming the cheapest state for broadband infrastructure investment as 1km of cable will now cost just N145,000 as against N4.5m previously. This Executive Order is part of the ongoing reforms by...

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COVID-19: Pandemic Has Opened a Pandora’s Box Says Engr. Aziz

The Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Engr. Aliyu Aziz said the novel COVID-19 pandemic has opened a Pandora’s Box, bringing unexpected troubles to the entire world, disrupting all plans and projections. Engr. Aziz made this remark at a three-day Africa Tech Leaders Webinar Series on COVID-19 organised by Digital Jewels Limited. The Webinar series drew high-level participants from the public sector in Africa- Nigeria, Ghana, and Rwanda where the Engr. Aziz was one of the representatives from Nigeria. While discussing public sector outlook on the COVID-19 pandemic, Engr. Aziz emphasised that the pandemic has presented an opportunity for the Nigerian...

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5G: NCC Says No Licenses Issued Yet

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has refuted the mischievous claims making the rounds in the social media such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites that the Nigerian Telecoms industry is going to switch on 5G in Lagos from  Sunday 10th, Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th May 2020. In a statement by the NCC,  "The Commission has unequivocally stated that there is no deployment of 5G in Nigeria at the moment. The NCC back in November 2019 approved trial test for 5G for a period of three (3) months and that the trial has been concluded and installation decommissioned." Professor Umar Garba...

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NIMC Passes ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Re-Certification Exercise

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has announced successfully passing the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Re-Certification Audit. The success of the re-certification exercise implies that the NIMC operates an Information Security Management System (ISMS) that protects the data of the citizens in line with the requirements of the ISO 27001:2013. The exercise involved extensive evaluation of People, Technology and Processes within the Commission was conducted by the British Standard Institute (BSI), in line with best global practices. The re-certification, therefore, demonstrates the Commission’s continuous strive for quality and safety of our systems, products and services, while embracing innovation to always perform at the optimum. While receiving the...

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Girls in ICT Day: NITDA Reinstates Need to Promote IT for Female Gender

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is once again joining the global community to mark the Girls in ICT Day. The day is marked annually on the fourth Thursday in April and this year’s celebration falls on the 23rd April 2020. The Agency is, therefore, highlighting the need to promote technology career opportunities for girls and women in ICT, the world’s fastest-growing sector. During this year’s celebration, NITDA is drawing attention to the critical need for more girls and women to participate actively in the ICT sector of our economy. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) had estimated skills shortfall of...

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NITDA Encourages Creativity and Innovation To Tackle COVID-19 Pandemic Challenges

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in a statement signed by Hadiza Umar, Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations,  joins the global community in celebrating the World Creativity and Innovation Day. The United Nations declared April 21 as the World Creativity and Innovation Day. The day is marked to raise awareness around the importance of creativity and innovation in problem-solving, especially with respect to advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The statement further stated "Innovation and Creativity, especially in ICT, has become the strongest catalyst for sustainable economic growth and development across nations. It is not only necessary for developing...

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Deployment Of Nigerians Database In The Fight Against COVID-19 Will Be In Line With Appropriate Regulations- Pantami

The Minister of Communications and  Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, in a statement signed by Dr Femi Adeluyi, Technical Assistant (Information Technology) to the minister, assures stakeholders that the deployment of Nigerians database in the fight against COVID-19 will be in line with appropriate data privacy regulations. The statement stated thus "The attention of Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, Honourable Minister of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy (FMoCDE), has been drawn to reports of devious schemes perpetrated by some unscrupulous persons claiming they have access to personal data of Nigerians...

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Digital Payment: Systemspecs and Paga Partner To Boost Financial Inlcusion

SystemSpecs, Nigeria’s leading fintech company and providers of Remita, and Paga, the foremost mobile money service providers in the country have partnered to extend the frontiers of electronic payments in Nigeria. This comes as Nigerians social distance, stay at home and remain safe in the face the Covid-19 pandemic. In a recent announcement by the organisations, the first phase of the collaboration would enable Paga customers to easily initiate and complete payment to all Remita billers and merchants right from Paga’s web channel – paga.com. Paga’s agents nationwide would also be able to process end-to-end payments to all Remita customers from...

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NCC Set to Propel Socio-Economic Transformation with ICT Parks Project

Nigeria’s independent telecoms regulatory authority, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has embarked on the building of six (6) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Parks to promote the socio-economic transformation of Nigeria. The ICT Parks are to provide Innovation Labs and Digital Fabrication Laboratories (Fablabs) for use by ICT innovators and entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into products and prototypes; provide a Commercial Hub for ICT capacity building and digital skills; create employment and entrepreneurial activities, and facilitate smart city deployment across the Digital Industrial complex. An initiative of the current leadership of NCC, the ICT Parks Project involves the construction and equipping...

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