Eight million Nigerians activate ‘Do-Not-Disturb’ code – NCC

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says eight million Nigerians have activated the Do-Not-Disturb code. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, made this known at the maiden edition of the Nigerian Technology Innovation and Telecommunications Awards in Lagos. NTITA was organised by the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria and powered by Instinctwave. […]

9mobile loses over 1m subscribers after bank take-over

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Telecoms operator, 9mobile, which until recently was Etisalat Nigeria Limited, has lost over one million subscribers since the take-over of the firm by a consortium of banks in June, this year. Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on its website in September, 2017, indicated that 9mobile had 18,022,674 subscribers in June. Between June, 2017, and September, 2017, […]

Dangers of unregistered SIM cards are real, NCC warns

Nigeria Consumer News

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has set up a 12-man committee to look into the issue of unregistered and improperly registered SIM cards. Tony Ojobo, NCC spokesman, who disclosed this in a statement, said Umar Danbatta, vice chairman of NCC, inaugurated the committee at a meeting with telecommunications companies (telcos) operating in the country. NCC […]

NCC moves to check SIM swap fraud


The Nigerian Communications Commission ( NCC ) yesterday said that the commission has put in place a regulation to checkmate SIM Swap fraud. The Head of Zonal Operations, Ms Helen Obi, said this in an interview in Jos. A SIM is a smart card inside a mobile phone, carrying identification number unique to the owner. […]

FG to ban use of SMS banking



The sending of vital bank details via short message services (SMS) may soon be banned in Nigeria because of its associated risks. To this extent, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said it was already engaging with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to find better ways of doing it. Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Prof. […]

NCC summons telcos over call masking


The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday summoned the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of all the major telecoms firms in the country over what it described as overwhelming customers complaints over the security implications of call refilling and masking. A letter addressed to the telcos, a copy of which was obtained by The Nation through a source in […]

NCC vows protection for subscribers


The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), yesterday in Kano launched an enlightenment campaign designed to ensure that subscribers are adequately protected from being exploited by service providers. Speaking at the 86th Edition of Consumer Outreach Programme (COP), in Kurna Asabe, Kano, its Director, Consumer Affairs Bureau (CAB), Abdullahi Maikano, said consumer education was identified by the […]

Internet users in Nigeria now 91m – NCC

Nigeria now has 91 million internet users, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. The NCC said internet users increased from 90,124,428 in April to 91,565,010 in May, an increase of 1,440,582. The telecommunications industry regulator made the disclosure in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in […]

NCC extends consumer conversation to Suleja, Niger State


As part of 2017 Year Of The Nigerian Telecom Consumer campaign, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC),  extended the ongoing Consumer Conversation to Suleja, Niger State, saying its objective is to empower the telecom consumer across the country. The Consumer Conversation is a programme in the framework of the Year of the Nigerian Telecom Consumer campaigns […]

Dropped calls: Senate asks NCC to sanction operators


The Senate yesterday passed a resolution, requesting the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to sanction GSM service providers over incessant dropped calls and poor services being provided. The resolution was sequel to a motion sponsored by Senator Andy Uba (APC,  Anambra) on the unwholesome practices of telecommunications Network operators in the country.  The Senate asked the […]

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