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NCC: Giving digital boost to President Muhammadu Buhari’s Next Level Agenda

NCC: Giving digital boost to President Muhammadu Buhari’s Next Level Agenda

By Dr. Henry NKEMADU On June 12, Nigeria will be celebrating “Democracy Day” and Twenty-one (21) years of uninterrupted democratic rule. And the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) riding on its mandate to connect Nigeria and create an information rich society, remains on the driver’s seat. Provision of the necessary digital impetus to the actualization of the economic diversification of Mr. ... Read More »

NCC, FIRS sign MoU for ascertaining VAT elements of telcos’ transactions

NCC, FIRS sign MoU for ascertaining VAT elements of telcos’ transactions

In line with its inter-agency collaboration, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to ensure the tax agency ascertain accuracy and completeness of value added tax (VAT) elements and other taxes payable in the transactions of telecoms operators. With the MoU, the FIRS will be able to integrate ... Read More »

Pantami tasks Danbatta, NCC on digital economy

Pantami tasks Danbatta, NCC on digital economy

Following the reappointment of Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta as the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC)/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for another five-year term, the Hon. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has charged the EVC and the entire Management of the Commission to redouble their efforts towards actualising the digital economy agenda of the ... Read More »

NCC: Danbatta bags reappointment as Buhari approves Pantami’s recommendation

NCC: Danbatta bags reappointment as Buhari approves Pantami’s recommendation

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of Professor Umar Garba Danbatta as the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission. Uwa Suleiman ( Mrs), Spokesperson to the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami disclosed in a press statement of Friday. She said the approval by the president was based on the recommendation made by the minister. ... Read More »

We Have Moved On And Put The Office Saga Behind Us – NIDCOM

We Have Moved On And Put The Office Saga Behind Us – NIDCOM

“We look forward to the release of all our equipment which include over 140 work stations, computers , printers , a fully equipped call centre, amongst others.” *Abike Dabiri-Erewa, NIDCOM Boss* Press Statement OFFICE COMPLEX: WE HAVE MOVED ON AND PUT THE OFFICE SAGA BEHIND US- NIDCOM ABUJA, MAY 29, 2020: In reaction to a statement by the Nigerian Communications Commission ... Read More »

NIDCOM: Again, NCC absolves Pantami of involvement in office space allocation process

NIDCOM: Again, NCC absolves Pantami of involvement in office space allocation process

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has, again, clarified that the  Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, was never involved in the process of offer of office allocation to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) at the NCC’s Communications and Digital Economy Complex located at Mbora District, Abuja, as the public is being made to believe. ... Read More »

NCC suspends Spectrum Trading Guidelines 2018

NCC suspends Spectrum Trading Guidelines 2018

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has suspended the Spectrum Trading Guidelines 2018 for the Nigerian telecommunications industry. NCC Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Henry Nkemadu, who announced the decision in a statement added that the Board of Commissioners of the Commission rose from its meeting recently with this position and is informing all licensed telecommunications operators, prospective investors, industry stakeholders ... Read More »

The fact of the matter on forceful chasing out of NIDCOM staff from NCC Complex – NIDCOM

The fact of the matter on forceful chasing out of NIDCOM staff from NCC Complex – NIDCOM

“…while our Chairman/CEO Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa was on official assignment with Mr President in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, on the 9th of February, the staff were given one week by the Hon. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Ali Pantami to pack out but within 48 hours of the said quit notice, they were forcefully evicted by security operatives attached ... Read More »

Diaspora Commission not sent packing from Digital Economy Complex, says NCC

Diaspora Commission not sent packing from Digital Economy Complex, says NCC

By MIKAIL MUMUNI The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reacted to allegations that it threw out the Nigeria Diaspora Commission from an office space allocated to it at the NCC building. NCC in a press statement on Sunday, May 24, 2020, by Dr. Henry Nkemadu, its Director, Public Affairs also described as untrue, claims by Mrs. Abike Dabiri –Erewa, boss ... Read More »

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON INTERNET DATA CONSUMPTION/DEPLETION/USAGE – By NCC

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON INTERNET DATA CONSUMPTION/DEPLETION/USAGE – By NCC

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON INTERNET DATA CONSUMPTION/DEPLETION/USAGE In view of recent developments pertaining to the unfortunate spread of the Corona Virus (Covid-19), the Federal Government directed a total lockdown of some States from the 30t​h of March 2020, while some State Governors also directed total lockdowns in their respective States. Due to the aforementioned, consumers are staying at home and ... Read More »

No 5G Licences Issued Yet, Says NCC

No 5G Licences Issued Yet, Says NCC

No 5G Licences Issued Yet, Says NCC The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been drawn to a mischievous statement making the rounds on social media like Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites that the Nigerian telecoms industry is going to switch on Fifth Generation (5G) in Lagos this  Sunday 10th, Monday 11th or Tuesday 12th May ... Read More »

Telecoms: Arewa Youth Assembly Scores Danbatta High on Stewardship

Telecoms: Arewa Youth Assembly Scores Danbatta High on Stewardship

The Arewa Youth Assembly (AYA), a socio-cultural northern group in Nigeria, has rated Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta high in his stewardship as the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission since 2015. The group made this known in a statement issued in Abuja at the weekend, where it adjudged Danbatta’s performance as having more strategically positioned the NCC ... Read More »

NCC clears doubts over 5G, COVID-19 and Security

NCC clears doubts over 5G, COVID-19 and Security

By Dr. Henry Nkemadu In view of the recent development in which misleading materials with no proven evidence being circulated to link CORONAVIRUS or COVID-19 with 5G Technology, it has become imperative for the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to provide the following clarifications; Firstly, there is no correlation between 5G Technology and COVID-19. 5G is an advancement on today’s 4G technology ... Read More »

We Didn’t Give N300 Million Subventions to NITDA, Says NCC

We Didn’t Give N300 Million Subventions to NITDA, Says NCC

Contrary to report by an online publication that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) gave N300 million to Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the Commission states that the information is a falsehood, a statement by NCC Management signed by Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Henry Nkemadu, has said. The statement said in order to put the records straight, no agency of ... Read More »

We Have Deactivated All Improperly-registered SIM Cards, Says NCC Boss

We Have Deactivated All Improperly-registered SIM Cards, Says NCC Boss

“By our records, all improperly-registered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards across Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in Nigeria have been completely deactivated,” the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has said. Danbatta, who spoke at the weekend in Abuja, according to a press statement by the Commission which said “efforts in this regard ... Read More »

JAIZ Bank Management visits NCC, applauds agency for effective regulations

JAIZ Bank Management visits NCC, applauds agency for effective regulations

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been applauded for its efforts in ensuring effective regulations aimed at protecting the rights and interests of consumers of telecom services as well on its efforts in promoting the provision of improved services at fair and affordable prices to Nigerians. *L-R: Tunji Jimoh, Assistant Director Admistration Department NCC; Anthony Bassey, Senior Manager, Administration NCC; ... Read More »

We must leverage the power of ICT to contain insurgency and emergencies – Danbatta, NCC Boss

We must leverage the power of ICT to contain insurgency and emergencies – Danbatta, NCC Boss

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has said that Nigeria must leverage and appropriately deploy telecoms and ICT resources in the fight against insurgency and to contain other emergencies. He affirmed that empirical knowledge of what ICTs can do in tackling numerous challenges explained Commission’s insistence on compliance by all stakeholders to ... Read More »

NCC set to review consumer outreach programmes, online complaints management

NCC set to review consumer outreach programmes, online complaints management

  L-R: Nazir Tukur, Senior Manager CAB, NCC; Motunrayo Akinrinade, Officer CAB, NCC; Iniobong Onumajuru, Senior Manager CAB, NCC; Ifunanya Ike, Manager, CAB, NCC; Adeleke Adewolu, Executive Commissioner Stakeholder Management (ECSM), NCC; Ismail Adedigba, Head CAB; Omoniyi Ibietan, Head Online Media and Special Publications,NCC; Ifeoma Ifezulike, Principle Manager CAB, NCC; Hadiza Kachalla, Manager CAB, NCC; Ekene Ngwu, Deputy Manager, Public ... Read More »

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 »