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Facebook Top Management Staff Visit NCC

Facebook Top Management Staff Visit NCC

– Seek Partnership and Liberal Collaboration Processes – “We are open to partnerships that encourage infrastructure deployment with the right licensees” – NCC Top Management staff of Facebook, a leading global digital services provider, paid a visit to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Friday  to explore opportunities for collaboration and partnership for infrastructure deployment to strengthen connectivity, enhance businesses ... Read More »

NCC hosts Swedish Ambassador, lauds Sweden’s ICT capacity development initiatives

NCC hosts Swedish Ambassador, lauds Sweden’s ICT capacity development initiatives

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on thursday (9th January 2020) hosted the Swedish Ambassador to ECOWAS, Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria, His Excellency Carl Michael Grans at NCC Head Office. Discussions at the meeting focused on enhancing ICT capacity development and broadband penetration in Nigeria. L-R: Hamza Shuni, Senior Officer, Public Affairs, NCC; Ibrahim Galadima, Principal Manager, Special Duties, NCC; Usman ... Read More »

Pantami Justifies Digital Economy Drive, Plans Training For Journalists

Pantami Justifies Digital Economy Drive, Plans Training For Journalists

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy (HMCDE), Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), has justified the necessity, appropriateness and significance of the re-designation of the Federal Ministry of Communications as Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy (FMoCDE) in October 2019 by President Muhammadu Buhari, as he recalled the modest strides of the Ministry and strategy for accomplishing the digital economy ... Read More »

Buhari replaces Biyi Durojaiye, Adegbuyi, others in shake-up at five agencies under Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy

Buhari replaces Biyi Durojaiye, Adegbuyi, others in shake-up at five agencies under Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy

President Muhammadu Buhari has replaced heads of five parastatals under the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy in addition to some other appointments. The parastatals include the Nigerians Communications Commission (NCC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST). Others are Galaxy Backbone Limited (GBB) and The Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited (NigComSat). A statement by Special Adviser ... Read More »

Wakil, NCC Director, Inducted into NSE Fellowship

Wakil, NCC Director, Inducted into NSE Fellowship

  Bako Wakil, Director, Technical Standards and Network Integrity, NCC during the 13th Fellowship Conferment and Lecture. The Director of Technical Standards and Network Integrity (DTSNI) at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Bako Wakil, a certified engineer, was inducted as a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE) on Thursday (12/12/2019). Wakil was among over 50 engineers inducted as ... Read More »

Task of Advancing ICT Industry, a Collective Responsibility – Pantami

Task of Advancing ICT Industry, a Collective Responsibility – Pantami

… Says he has great plans for the growth of the telecoms/ICT industry   From Left: Yusuf Kazaure, Managing Director, Galaxy Backbone and Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta welcoming Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, Hon. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy to the special reception in his honour. The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali ... Read More »

NCC Heightens Sensitisation on Consumer Empowerment in Rivers State

NCC Heightens Sensitisation on Consumer Empowerment in Rivers State

The Port Harcourt Zonal Office (PHZO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) recently embarked on another sensitisation by road show in Rivers State, focused on consumer rights and privileges as well as consumer obligations in the telecommunications industry. The Zonal Office took the road show to telecoms consumers in Old GRA, Ogbunabali and the popular GSM Village at Garrison, Port ... Read More »

Forum underscores NCC’s centrality to achieving robust digital culture

Forum underscores NCC’s centrality to achieving robust digital culture

  L-R: His Excellency, Mr. John Dramani Mahama, Former President of Ghana, Guest Speaker at the event; His Excellency, Mr. Peter Obi, Former Governor of Anambara State and, Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Doctor Mansur Muktar, Vice President, Islamic Development Bank and Former Minister of Finance, featured as Chairman at the Occassion.    The ongoing ... Read More »

NCC Organises Strategy Workshop on AfCFTA

NCC Organises Strategy Workshop on AfCFTA

(L-R): Prof. Millionaire Freeborn Nestor Abowei, Commissioner, NCC; Mr. Liman Victor Liman, Acting Director General Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations; Mr Mohammed C. Babajika, Director Licensing and Authorization Department, NCC, Representing the NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta; Hon. Hakeem Fahm, Commissioner Science and Technology Lagos, representing the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Sen. Olabiyi Durojaiye, Chairman ... Read More »

NCC Defends 2020 Budget at NASS, Says 80,000 BTS required to cover the country

NCC Defends 2020 Budget at NASS, Says 80,000 BTS required to cover the country

  Prof Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, NCC (Left) and Adeleke Adewolu, Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management, NCC during the budget defence* The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has again restated its commitment to increase the number of base transceiver stations (BTS) from its current 39,000 to 80,000 in its efforts to bridge access gap and substantially address connectivity issues in the ... Read More »

Pantami directs NCC to reduce price of data

Pantami directs NCC to reduce price of data

The Federal government on Tuesday directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to work out modalities to reduce the price of data. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami gave the directive, saying  his office has been inundated with complaints from concerned Nigerians about the high cost of data by telecoms. The Minister mandated the management of ... Read More »

NCC Pays Courtesy Visit to Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan (Photo News)

NCC Pays Courtesy Visit to Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan (Photo News)

  L-R: Dr Henry Nkemadu, Director, Public Affairs, NCC; Senator Oluremi Tinubu, Chairman, Senate Committee on Communications; Lawan; Danbatta; and Yakubu Gontor, Director, Finance Services, NCC.   Left to Right: Senate President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (PhD) and Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) during the visit. The Executive ... Read More »

NCC Rallies North-Eastern States on ICT Investment, Innovation

NCC Rallies North-Eastern States on ICT Investment, Innovation

  Chidi Diugwu, Deputy Director, New Media and Information Security, NCC delivering the EVC’s address at the forum. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has taken discussion on the need for states to encourage Information and Communication Technology (ICT) investment drive, digital innovation and local content development in the digital ecosystem in the North-Eastern geo-political zone of Nigeria. This was the ... Read More »

NCC Charges Microsoft to Deepen Presence in Nigeria with Data Centre Infrastructures

NCC Charges Microsoft to Deepen Presence in Nigeria with Data Centre Infrastructures

L-R: Damola Solanke, Director, Public Sector; Ubale Maska, Executive Commissioner, Technical Services, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Haru Alhassan, Director, New Media and Information Security, NCC, during the courtesy visit. To contribute to the digital infrastructure drive in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has charged Microsoft Nigeria aside building manpower and driving innovation, to deepen its presence by ... Read More »

NCC Planning Sensitisation for Nigerian Child on Safe Use of Internet – Danbatta

NCC Planning Sensitisation for Nigerian Child on Safe Use of Internet – Danbatta

  L-R: Prof. Mohammad Ajiya, President, Digital Bridge Institute (DBI); Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); Dr. Olubode Oke, Vice President, DBI and Odunayo Sanya, General Manager, Planning and Customer Management, MTN at the workshop*  The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has said that the Commission is coming ... Read More »

Danbatta Leads ALTON Delegation to Pantami to Discuss Critical Industry Issues

Danbatta Leads ALTON Delegation to Pantami to Discuss Critical Industry Issues

  L-R: Pantami, Dambata, Adebayo* The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, on Monday, October 14, 20191, led a delegation of the Association of Licensed Telecom Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) to the Honourable Minister of Communications, Dr. Isa Pantami, to discuss critical industry issues affecting telecommunications operations in the country. The visit was ... Read More »

Danbatta , others in Dubai with Pantami as GITEX 2019 opens

Danbatta , others in Dubai with Pantami as GITEX 2019 opens

  L-R: Grace Ojougboh, Head, International Affairs, NCC; Dr. Henry Nkemadu, Director, Public Affairs, NCC; Kashifu Abdullahi, Director General, National Information technology Development Agency (NITDA); Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, Minister of Communications; Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, NCC; Salisu Abdu, Head, Enforcement, NCC and Nkechi Obiekwe, Deputy Director, Projects., NCC at the expo.   … Nigeria synergises with ... Read More »

At GOCOP 2019, NCC highlights ICT sector’s contribution to Nigeria’s economy

At GOCOP 2019, NCC highlights ICT sector’s contribution to Nigeria’s economy

  L-R: Ibietan; Omotor; Ejiofor; Dotun Oladipo, President, Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP); Brigadier-General Aminu Goni (Representative of Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai); Femi Adesina; Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity; Colonel Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Nigerian Army Public Relations; Rev Fr. Hassan Kukah  and Gov Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State.   …Telecoms Positioned ... Read More »

NCC remits N51.3b to Fed Government in first quarter of  2019

NCC remits N51.3b to Fed Government in first quarter of 2019

  *Prof Danbatta* The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has remitted N51.3 billion to the Federal Government’s Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) in the first quarter of 2019. The remittance, according to the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC/CEO), NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, is in compliance with the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2007 (FRA 2007).  The payment represents “Payment on Account” in respect ... Read More »

Cyber crime is a menace, we must checkmate it – Prof. Danbatta, NCC EVC

Cyber crime is a menace, we must checkmate it – Prof. Danbatta, NCC EVC

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta has said the Commission in line with its mandate will continue to collaborate with the industry’s stakeholders especially on the issue of cyber crime. Danbatta reiterated this at the 88th Edition of Telecom Consumer Parliament with the theme ‘’Challenges of Cybercrime: The Role of the Telecoms ... Read More »