Use strong passwords – NCC warns organisations of new ways hijackers attack computers

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has urged organisations to adopt stronger cybersecurity measures. These measures include ensuring that organisations’ employees use strong, unique passwords for every account and enabling multi-factor authentication (2FA) wherever it is supported to prevent ransomware attacks as well as advising organisations to ensure regular systems backup. […]

Use strong passwords – NCC warns organisations of new ways hijackers attack computers

Payments on adverts, promotions not double taxation – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says payments on advertisements and promotions do not amount to double taxation. The Commission said this at the closing ceremony of a three-day public inquiry on the draft of Telecom Regulations and Guidelines review on Thursday in Abuja. Executive Commissioner Stakeholders Management, (ECSM) NCC, Mr Adeleke Adeolu, said the new […]

Payments on adverts, promotions not double taxation – NCC

Broadband penetration hits 44.5% as NCC reviews short code services

Nigeria’s broadband usage has continued on the rise, moving up from 40.9 per cent in February 2022 to 44.5 per cent in July 2022, a figure considered hopeful for achieving the national broadband target of 70 per cent in 2025. Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, who disclosed […]

Broadband penetration hits 44.5% as NCC reviews short code services

Tax: Nigerians to pay more services as NCC introduces fees on Type Approve Devices, short codes

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has introduced registration fees on Type Approved telecommunication devices and short codes. This is coming despite the existing 7.5% Value Added Tax (VAT) and soon to be implemented 5% excise duty Nigerians are already paying for and would be paying in telecommunication services. The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications […]

Tax: Nigerians to pay more services as NCC introduces fees on Type Approve Devices, short codes

FG commends NCC’s regulatory strides

The Federal Government has commended the leadership of the Nigerian Communications Commission for the remarkable strides of the agency that has earned spectacular international reputation for Nigeria and placed the telecom regulator in the forefront of the nation’s quest for forward-looking national economic growth. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. William Alo, […]

FG commends NCC’s regulatory strides

NCC warns users on new ways hackers infiltrate, jeopardise privacy through Google Play Store

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has flagged a new malware, HiddenAds, which has infiltrated Google Play Store that can impact device performance and jeopardize users’ privacy. In its advisory of August 8, 2022, NCC-CSIRT classified the virus, first identified by the McAfee Mobile Research Team, as high in probability and […]

NCC warns users on new ways hackers infiltrate, jeopardise privacy through Google Play Store

NCC restates commitment to fund research as VCs attend roundtable

Chairman of the Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Adeolu Akande, has restated the commitment of the Commission to commit more funds to research and prototypes resulting from grants from the Commission to the academia. This is coming at the backdrop of the recent revelation that the Commission has committed more than N500 […]

NCC restates commitment to fund research as VCs attend roundtable

NCC boss, Danbatta lauds efforts as Pantami reaffirms FG’s commitment to indigenous telecom content

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Ali Ibrahim Pantami has reaffirmed the Federal Government’s determination to reverse the trend of importation of all types of telecommunications products, especially where production in Nigeria is possible. Pantami, who spoke at the first Nigerian Telecommunications Indigenous Content Expo (NTICE), 2022, held at the Landmark Centre in Lagos, […]

NCC boss, Danbatta lauds efforts as Pantami reaffirms FG’s commitment to indigenous telecom content

NCC commits over N500 million to Nigerian universities for research

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has committed over N500 million to the Nigerian universities and other tertiary institutions across the country to facilitate research and innovations to promote developments in the Nigerian telecommunications industry. Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta who disclosed this at a two-day Regional Roundtable with Academia, […]

NCC commits over N500 million to Nigerian universities for research

NCC doles out N500m for research in Nigerian universities

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has committed over N500 million to Nigerian universities and other tertiary institutions across the country to facilitate research and innovations to promote developments in the Nigerian telecommunications industry. Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof Umar Danbatta, who disclosed this at a two-day Regional Roundtable with Academia, Industry, […]

NCC doles out N500m for research in Nigerian universities

Telecom subscribers to pay 5% tax on call, text, data, as NCC rallies stakeholders on implementation

The Federal Government has disclosed that telecommunications subscribers would pay a 5 percent tax on call, SMS, and data services. This is coming as the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), and National Association of Telecoms Subscribers(NATCOMS), described the move as strange, insensitive, and irresponsible. DAILY […]

Telecom subscribers to pay 5% tax on call, text, data, as NCC rallies stakeholders on implementation

NCC spent N500m to create 10 new ICT prototypes research innovations – Dambatta

The Nigeria Telecommunications Commission, NCC has created Ten New Information Communication Technology ICT Research Prototype Innovations, to boost the nation’s technological purview and improve the economic wellbeing of Nigeria. Speaking during a Regional Roundtable with Academia, Industry and Other Stakeholders, in Kano, on the theme, “the Path from Innovation Research to Commercialization of viable Prototype”, […]

NCC spent N500m to create 10 new ICT prototypes research innovations – Dambatta

NCC boss, Danbatta elected into Council of Nigerian Academy of Engineering

The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has been elected to the Governing Council of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering (NAE), a step which signposts his outstanding role in the development of engineering profession in the country. The Council of NAE is the highest […]

NCC boss, Danbatta elected into Council of Nigerian Academy of Engineering

Sports enthusiasts commend NCC’s exemplary tennis championship

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s support for sports development, with particular reference to the popular NCC-sponsored tennis championship for youth, dominated discussions at the launch of a book on sports in Nigeria in Lagos at the weekend. At the launch of the book titled ‘Sport in Nigeria: Going Round in Circles”, – authored by Sports Administrator, […]

Sports enthusiasts commend NCC’s exemplary tennis championship

NCC spectrum expert, Asaju bows out with accolades

After 17 years of meritorious service, former Director of Spectrum Administration Department of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Engr. Oluwatoyin Asaju, has bowed out of the regulatory body, with encomiums from management and industry experts, after turning 60. Engr. Asaju, who led the team that managed the 3.5Ghz Band Auction process that attracted fame and fortune […]

NCC spectrum expert, Asaju bows out with accolades

NCC, 3R sign pact on revenue assurance solutions

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has finally signed a Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement with its consultant, 3R Company Nigeria Limited, for the execution of the Revenue Assurance Solutions (RAS) to strengthen and manage the integrity of the revenue generation process in the Nigerian telecommunications industry. The agreement-signing ceremony, which took place at the Commission’s […]

NCC, 3R sign pact on revenue assurance solutions

NCC solicits consumer support to improve telecoms service delivery

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has solicited the support of telecom consumers in complementing the Commission’s important efforts to ensure improved telecom service delivery in their communities. The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NCC (EVC/CEO), Prof. Umar Danbatta, made the appeal at the second edition of the Village Square Dialogue (VSD), one […]

NCC solicits consumer support to improve telecoms service delivery

NCC begins telecom consumer sensitisation in Nasarawa

In continuation of its commitment to enlighten consumers of telecom services, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has taken its consumer enlightenment programme to communities in Nasarawa State to sensitise them about their rights, obligations, and privileges. Also, the engagement was organised to enlighten telecom consumers on consumer-centric initiatives put in place by the Commission, which […]

NCC begins telecom consumer sensitisation in Nasarawa

NCC, stakeholders chart new path to effective telecoms regulation, industry growth

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has hosted the second edition of the Nigerian Telecoms Leadership Summit. This is in line with its tradition and commitment to engage with stakeholders in the telecom ecosystem with a view to pursuing proactive regulatory interventions targeted at ensuring an enabling operating environment and improving investment climate in the Nigerian […]

NCC, stakeholders chart new path to effective telecoms regulation, industry growth

NCC boss, Danbatta, others at maiden edition of Telecom Television Dialogue [VIDEO]

The Executive Vice Chairman, EVC, and Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Prof Umar Danbatta featured as a guest on AREWA24 TV during the maiden edition of the Telecom Television Dialogue. The event, held on May 29th, 2022, also featured the likes of the Director, Consumer Affairs (DCA), NCC, Efosa Idehen; […]

NCC boss, Danbatta, others at maiden edition of Telecom Television Dialogue [VIDEO]

Over 40 telecom structures vandalised daily in Nigeria – NCC

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said it receives over 40 vandalisation reports on telecom structures across the federation daily. The commission noted that the situation underlines the need for all stakeholders to put their hands together toward protecting the structures as theirs. Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, the executive vice-chairman of the NCC, made this revelation during […]

Over 40 telecom structures vandalised daily in Nigeria – NCC