Tag: NCC

NIN: Telcos to pay N200,000 fine for non-validated subscribers

By Oladele Owodina The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned that telecommunication companies will pay a fine of N200,000 fine for failure to verify and validate biometric, National Identity Number (NIN), and other personal information of subscribers. NCC disclosed this in a proposed draft regulation on registration of telephone subscribers[Read More…]

NCC sets new frequency spectrum fee, operational levy for telcos

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has said that the ongoing amendments to two major regulatory instruments of the Commission will help in strengthening and ensuring a fair and competitive telecoms market in Nigeria. The two regulatory instruments are the Annual[Read More…]

Only 50% of polling units have 3G network to transmit election results — NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says only about 50 per cent of polling units in the country has 3G network that can transmit election results electronically. The Executive Commissioner, Technical Services, Mr Ubale Maska made this known while addressing the House of Representatives on Friday in Abuja. The commission was[Read More…]

#TwitterBan: NCC is a regulator not prosecutor’ – Comission says

The Nigerian Communications Commission says it is not within its purview to arrest and prosecute violators of the Twitter suspension order. NewsWireNGR had reported that in a statement on Saturday, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, had directed the Director of Public Prosecution to liaise with the Ministry[Read More…]

NIN-SIM linkage has greatly reduced kidnapping, banditry -Says Pantami

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami has claimed that incidents of terror such as banditry and kidnapping in the country have reduced significantly because of the ongoing enforcement of a policy that ensured citizens obtained a National Identification Number (NIN). According to the minister, unregistered, and partial registered[Read More…]

NCC denies asking Nigerians to submit IMEI number

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has denied reports that it asked Nigerians to submit their International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) of their phones from July 2021. This was contained in a press statement by the commission’s Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde on Friday. NewsWireNGR obtained the statement from[Read More…]

Buhari directs NCC to collect the phone Identity, IMEI, of Nigerians within three months

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Nigerian Communications Commission to collect the phone International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) of citizens within three months. Buhari’s directive to the NCC was contained in the Revised National Identity Policy for SIM Card Registration. The directive, according to Buhari, must be fully implemented[Read More…]

Federal Government releases new policy for SIM card replacement

The Federal Government has released a policy for telecommunication service subscribers to replace lost, stolen, misplaced, or damaged SIM cards using their National Identification Numbers (NINs). This policy according to National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is part of the Federal Government’s efforts to reduce the[Read More…]

Federal Government release list of companies in charge of NIN enrolment; see full list here

The federal government has approved the licensing of 173 centres and 30 state government institutions to conduct enrolment of persons into the National Identity Database (NIDB). The notice was shared on the website of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Wednesday. This is coming after the Nigerian Communications Commission[Read More…]

Commercial banks owe Telcos N17 Billion for USSD transactions – NCC

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta has said that commercial banks in the country are owing telecommunications companies over N17 billion following the regulator’s suspension of its Determination on Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) Pricing last year. The NCC, in furtherance of[Read More…]