Nigeria embargoes New SIM Cards’ Sale for MTN, Glo, others

  The Nigerian Government has directed telecommunication companies across the country to halt the sale registration and activation of new Subscriber Identity Module, known better as SIM card. Thw Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), which issued this embargo in a statement to Platforms Africa, explained that the directive had become imperative to pave way for an audit of the Subscriber Registration Database. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, said that the move was to allow the commission focus on the task ahead and ensure all bottlenecks are…

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How Nigerian Telecoms Agency raked-in N344.71bn in 5 Years – Danbatta

  The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has told the House Committee on Telecommunications how the telecoms agency contributed to the revenue drive of the Federal Government by generating and remitting N344.71 billion to the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) in the last five years. Danbatta stated this while briefing the Committee members, led by their Chairman, Hon. (Prince) Akeem Adeyemi, during a legislative oversight function on the Commission in Abuja on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. The EVC, who attributed the successes of…

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MTN, 9mobile Roaming Trial license in Nigeria expires October 31

  The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is set for a review of three months’ trial of National Roaming Service granted two mobile network operators (MNOs), MTN and 9mobile as the approval ends by the end of October. The approval, it would be recalled, was granted for a period of three months, commencing from August 1, 2020 and to end by October 31, 2020. A statement by the Commission stated that the two telecoms companies are Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN) Nigeria and the Emerging Markets Telecommunication Service Limited (EMTS), trading as…

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