ABUJA COURT DISMISSES SUIT SEEKING TO REVOKE MTN LICENCE AN PAY 1.04 TRILLION NAIRA FINE

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Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Friday, dismissed a suit seeking an order revoking the operating licence of the telecommunication company, MTN Nigeria Communications Limited, and another compelling it to pay to the Federal Government the total sum of N1.040trn imposed on it by the  Nigerian Communications Commission as fine in […]

9MOBILE SALE TO BE CONCLUDED IN 6 MONTHS

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A recent report by Renaissance Capital research team has indicated that big-ticket loans and weakness in the risk management framework were the cause of pressure on the Non-Performing Loan (NPL) books of banks in the country. Data from the CBN shows that sector NPLs are yet to peak, with the NPL ratio increasing to 15.2% […]

INCREDIBLE: ONLY YOUR FACE WOULD UNLOCK NEWLY LAUNCHED APPLE IPHONE X

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APPLE’s newly launched smart  phone Apple X is making a clear innovative statement. Apparently, the device maker’s focus is to continually remain on top despite stiff competition. That is where innovation is key and Apple showed its stuff with the exclusive facial recognition technology feature in the new device. Usually Apple’s devices spot fingerprint, facial […]

TELECOMS COMPANIES LOSE 4 MIL SUBSCRIBERS IN ONE MONTH

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• Service providers growth contracts as teledensity falls to 99% Although the telecommunications sector added about N1.5trillion to Nigeria’s economy in the second quarter (Q2), but growth of the service providers however contracted. Checks by The Guardian showed that the number of active telephone lines plummeted by four million between June and July. Subscriptions to […]

SUBSTANDARD PHONES CAUSE OF CANCER AILMENT SAYS NCC

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The Nigerian Communications Commission on Thursday warned Nigerians against use of   substandard phones, saying this was responsible for some cancer ailments. An official of the commission, Mr  Kunle Olorundare, gave the warning at a stakeholders workshop organised by the Ibadan Zonal office of NCC at the popular Fayose GSM Market in Ado Ekiti. Olorundare lamented that fake […]

TELECOMS OPERATORS DEMAND 100 PER CENT INCREASE IN DATA AND CALL TARIFFS

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The telecom subscribers in the country will pay more for telecom services if the industry regulator accedes to telecom operators’ demand for 100% increase in prices of data and voice calls, Daily Trust has learnt. Several sources within the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and from within the industry have told our reporter of the fresh […]

GLO SHUT DOWN IN ONDO OVER UNPAID SALARIES

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The subscribers of the Glo mobile network in four local government areas of Ondo State have been unable to use the network for the past two weeks as the 33 stations in the areas have been shut down by the security men manning them. The affected four local government areas are: 1. Akoko North-East 2. […]

COMPUTER VILLAGE ADDS 1.5BILLION TO NIGERIA’S ECONOMY DAILY – NCC BOSS

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Nigeria’s Computer Village, adjudged the largest Information and Communications Technology (ICT) accessory market in Africa, contributes about N1.5 billion to the country’s economy daily. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umaru Danbatta, gave the figure, while being hosted by the Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN), the leadership of […]

TELECOMMS OPERATORS BEG NCC TO BLOCK WHATSAPP, SKYPE, FACEBOOK AND OTHER CHATS

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Nowadays, only few people make international calls due to the presence of Over-the-top (OTT) plays like Whatsapp, Skype, Wechat, Facebook, Viber and IMO. This caused a global revenue loss of $386 billion, from 2012 to 2018 for the telecoms operators. Hence, MTN, Airtel, GLO and 9Mobile are lamenting, urging the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to […]

EXCLUSIVE: HOW EL RUFAI AND BELLO OSAGIE KILLED ETISALAT

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As Nigerians begin to adjust to the new name in the telecommunications sector 9 Mobile, LeadersNG have exclusively gathered that the former telecommunications company Etisalat which handed over its assets to 9 Mobile recently was run down by its biggest Share Holder and the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El Rufai and its former […]