Airtel’s Mobile Operating License Pending Renewal – NCC

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said the renewal of Airtel’s Mobile operating licence is still pending. The commission who disclosed this in a statement sent to Platforms Africa on Sunday by its Director, Public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde explained that the application of the renewal of the operating licence of Airtel Nigeria is yet to be approved as it is still undergoing required regulatory process. According to the statement, “The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission has been drawn to a recent statement on an online publication credited to the…

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Why we’re setting up Kwara Education Trust Fund: Gov AbdulRazaq

  Kwara state Governor inaugurates Lateef Fagbemi’s ICT Centre   Kwara is establishing an education trust fund to mobilise resources for school infrastructure, provide affordable and qualitative education, and boost human capital development in the state, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq said on Wednesday. Speaking at the inauguration of a multimillion naira information communication technology (ICT) centre and a central administrative block donated to the Ansaru-ud-Deen College Ijagbo by Prince Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), AbdulRazaq said the administration seeks sustainable partnership with private sector, philanthropists and corporations to fund school infrastructure, manpower development…

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Report Nigeria recorded 3m new Lines in Q1 inaccurate – NCC

  The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has described as inaccurate, report that N8geria recorded 3 million new line in the first three quarter of 2021. The Commission said this in a statement sent to Platforms Africa issued by Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, Director, Public Affairs. The statement read; “The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been drawn to an online media report alleging that mobile telephony subscriptions in Nigeria somehow grew by 3,000,000 new subscribers in the first quarter of 2021, despite the suspension on the registration of new…

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NCC advances ICT parks’ construction in Nigeria, earns Eulogy for Danbatta

  The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), under the leadership of its Executive Vice-Chairman, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has been commended for its ongoing initiative in building Information and Communication Technology (ICT) parks across the six-geo political zones of the country. Platforms Africa reports that the latest commendation came from the Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, when he visited the site of an ongoing construction of an ICT Park by the Commission for the North-Western zone located in Kano State, recently.   READ ALSO: NIN: Report on Mass disconnection…

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15th Kano Emir Bayero Gets Staff of Authority, Pantami, Danbatta Celebrate

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami and the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, have rejoiced with Alhaji Aminu Ado Beyero on his coronation as the 15th Emir of Kano. Prof Danbatta, who hails from Danbatta Local Government Area of Kano State, paid homage to the Emir, Friday evening, to congratulate him in his personal capacity and also deliver a similar congratulatory message on behalf of the Hon, Minister, Board of Commissioners and the entire staff of…

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Buhari Unleashes Six Ministers on Twitter Team as Dialogue Over Ban Begins

  Six top Ministers and politicians in Nigeria have been unleashed by President Muhammadu  Buhari on the Twitter Team for talks about suspension of microblogging site in Nigeria. This was contained in a press release issued by Minsiter of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and sent to Platforms Africa.   READ ALSO: Use Twitter, Go to Jail, Nigeria tells Violators of Ban Nigeria worthy of emulation, Trump Congratulates Buhari for banning Twitter Twitter Deletes Nigerian President Buhari’s ‘Civil War’ Tweet Buhari’s absence at Army Chief, Others’ burial sets Twitter on…

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Nigeria advances 5G Deployment Move, Begins Spectrum Auction

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has taken a major proactive regulatory step by inaugurating a committee to develop the Information Memorandum (IM) for the auction of 3.5 gigahertz (GHz) spectrum band which will be used for early deployment of 5G services in the country. The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, recently inaugurated the 18-member Committee in Abuja, with NCC’s Executive Commissioner, Technical Services, Ubale Maska as Auction Adviser while the Director, Spectrum Administration, NCC, Oluwatoyin Asaju, is the Committee Chairman. Speaking…

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‘Twitter writes Nigeria over suspension, seeks dialogue’

“For Twitter to resume operation in Nigeria, there must be an agreement as to what contents it could post,” Lai Mohammed rolls out conditions for microblogging site   Microblogging site, Twitter, has formally written to seek for dialogue with Nigeria on issues leading to the indefinite suspension of its operations in the country. The country’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who declared this when he, on Tuesday, featured on “Politics Nationwide,’’ a Radio Nigeria call-in programme monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. “I can…

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Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, tweets Nigerian flag on Democracy Day

The co-founder and CEO of the American microblogging site, Twitter, Jack Dorsey, on Saturday, tweeted the flag of Nigeria, an apparent reference to the celebration of Democracy Day in the country. Platforms Africa reports that Twitter is involved in an ongoing face-off with the Nigerian government. The tweet was published at 12 am Nigerian time on Saturday on his handle, @jack.   READ ALSO: Buhari, wife, Gov switch to Twitter Rival, Koo, Greet Nigerian on June 12 Use Twitter, Go to Jail, Nigeria tells Violators of Ban BREAKING: Twitter reaches…

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Buhari, wife, Gov switch to Twitter Rival, Koo, Greet Nigerian on June 12

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha, personal aides to the couple, Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his aides have signed on to an Indian microblogging platform, Koo, as an alternative to American microblogging and social networking service, Twitter. Platforms Africa reports that they have adopted Koo as a medium to greet Nigerians happy Democracy Day, barely a week after they deactivated their various accounts on Twitter. Since its launch in 2020, the app managers, checks by Platforms Africashowed, have been able to secure funding of around…

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