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SIM Blocking: Reps Ask NCC To Extend Deadline On New Regulation By 10 Weeks

The House of Representatives has asked the Nigerian Communications Commission and the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy to extend the deadline for disconnecting of any SIM card not registered with the National Identity Number (NIN) by network operators to 10 weeks. The House lauds the intention of the NCC but wants the process to…

FG Directs Telecos To Disconnect All SIMS Not Connected To NIN By Dec 30

The Federal government has directed all telecommunication operators in the country to disconnect every SIM card not registered with the National Identity Number (NIN) by December 30th. This follows an earlier directive given by the Minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Ali Pantami on the suspension of new SIM registration by network operators. This…

Helen Paul Becomes NCC Ambassador

Versatile female entertainer, Helen Paul, has been announced as the new ‘Face of the Telecom Consumer’ by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC. She signed the contract last month at the commission’s head office in Abuja. A statement from the NCC reads that “Helen Paul, the renowned comedian and actress who also signed on alongside Ali…

NCC Nabs 6 In Kano For Selling Pre-registered SIM cards

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has arrested six persons in Kano State for alleged selling of pre-registered SIM cards. The commission recovered over 100 pieces of pre-registered SIM cards from the suspects. Speaking shortly after raiding some places at the famous GSM Market at Farm Center and ’Yankura Market, yesterday, the head of re-enforcement unit…

HTC, NCC, NITDA To Host ICT Stakeholders Across Nigeria

The High Tech Centre, HTC, for Nigerian Women and Youths, a non-governmental organisation in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, and the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, have concluded plans to host an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) stakeholders in the country at special forum across Nigeria. A press statement issued by the…

NCC Enforces 2442 DO NOT DISTURB Short Code

from July 1, 2016, activate the DO NOT DISTURB facility which gives subscribers the freedom to choose what messages to receive from the various networks. With this Direction, operators have been mandated to dedicate a common Short Code (2442) which will enable subscribers take informed decisions. Director of Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Tony…

The Federal Government has ordered the Nigeria Communications Commission, NCC, to renegotiate the N789 billion fine it slammed on telecoms company, MTN, for not deactivating its subscribers not registered during the window opened for registration of SIM cards. President Muhammadu Buhari, who received his counterpart from South Africa, Jacob Zuma, on Tuesday in Abuja, explained…