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FG Approves Deployment of 5G Network

The Federal Executive Council has approved the National Policy on Fifth Generation (5G) Networks for Nigeria’s Digital Economy. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, who disclosed this yesterday while speaking with newsmen at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, also revealed that the Council…

PDP Governors Urges INEC To Deploy Requisite Technologies For Credible Polls

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Governors elected on the platform of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has requested of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to deploy appropriate technologies necessary to ensure that the votes of every Nigerian is counted and made to count. Similarly, the forum has also tasked the Nigerian…

Again, FG Extends NIN-SIM Deadline As Enrolment Hits 59 Million

The Federal Government has again approved extension of the deadline for National Identity Number (NIN)-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) data verification to October 31, 2021. The government stated that the decision to extend the deadline was made following a request by stakeholders to accommodate registration in hard-to-reach remote areas, foreigners and diplomatic missions, diaspora and address…

NCC Surpasses Revenue Projection, Post N150bn Spectrum Fee in 5 Months

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has exceeded its N36 billion projected revenue from spectrum license fees for 2021, having recorded over N150 billion from this revenue source within the five months of the year. A statement released and signed by Director, Public Affairs of the commission, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde stated that the figure represented over…

FG Extends NIN-SIM Verification Deadline Till July 26

The Federal Government has approved the extension of the deadline for NIN-SIM data verification to July 26, 2021. This was disclosed in a joint statement by the Director, Public Affairs Nigerian Communications Commission, Ikechukwu Adinde; and the Head, Corporate Communications, Nigeria Identity Management Commission, Kayode Adegoke on Tuesday. According to the statement, the decision to…

Job Creation: Makinde Urges FG to Reverse Twitter Suspension

As Twitter users across the country woke up on Saturday encountering difficulty in accessing the micro blogging platform, the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has urged the Federal Government to reverse the ban on Twitter operations in Nigeria, saying that the platform has created a source of livelihood for thousands of Nigerian youths. Makinde…

NCC Open to Innovations, Strategic Collaboration for Human Capital Development – Danbatta

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has emphasised that the Commission will always be open to ideas, innovations and meaningful collaboration with strategic institutions for the development of human capacity in Nigeria. Danbatta stated this while addressing the management of Nile University of Nigeria, when they…

FG Extends NIN-SIM Linkage By Eight Weeks

The Federal Government on Tuesday announced extension of the ongoing National Identification Number and Subscriber Identity Module integration by eight weeks, with a new deadline of April 6, 2021. A statement by the Director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission, Ikechukwu Adinde, disclosed that the extension was conveyed by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy,…

Nigerians Can Link 7 SIM Cards To One NIN—NIMC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has stated that its recently launched application portal for the National Identification Number (NIN) allows the linkage of up to 7 SIMs to one unique NIN. This puts to rest the fear of Nigerians who have various SIMs used for different purposes on how many of such SIMs can be…

NIMC Adopts Booking Method For NIN Registration

Although the deadline for NIN registration across the country has been extended from December 30 to January 19, 2021, thousands of Nigerians still assembled at NIMC registration centres across the nation to beat the ultimatum, defying the COVID-19 protocols amid a second wave of the virus in the country. In order to address this situation,…