SIM CARD INFRACTIONS: MTN MUST PAY 55BIL TO FG BEFORE MAY 31

Following a negotiated reduction of the N1.04 trillion fine on MTN Nigeria to N330 billion and in line with the staggered payment arrangement, MTN has, so far, paid N275 billion to the Federal Government.Part of the fallout of the negotiated terms of payment of the fine is the listing of MTN on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), and this is being done.What this means, according to the staggered arrangement, is that May 31, 2019 would be the deadline for the telecoms’ firm to pay the sixth and final tranche of…

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NCC BEGINS SIM CARD AUDIT, VERIFICATION

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has kicked off the second phase of its subscriber identity module (SIM) registration verification and compliance audit. The Commission said, in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. that the exercise is part of its effort to enhance national security, ensure consumer protection, and zero tolerance for registration-related infractions. The Commission said the exercise would provide further assurance on the integrity of the SIM registration database and processes across all mobile network operator (MNO) platforms. Specifically, it said the audit would monitor operators’ strict adherence to…

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SIM REGISTRATION OF 95.6 MIL SUBSCRIBERS INVALID SAYS NCC

@SOUNDAZA The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says a total of 95.7 million SIM cards being used by subscribers were not properly registered. Speaking on Tuesday at a regional sensitisation workshop that held in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, NCC officials said the agency will send the owners of the SIM cards back to registration centres for recapturing. According to Sunday Dare, NCC’s executive commissioner for stakeholder management, who was represented by Efosa Idehen, director for compliance monitoring and enforcement, perpetrators of fraudulently registered SIM cards will be charged with felony and…

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WHY WE TOUGHENED SIM CARD REPLACEMENT PROCESS- NCC

Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Nigerian Communications Commission has said that it toughened the process of replacing SIM cards in order to stop fraudulent use of mobile lines to steal from subscribers bank accounts. According to a statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja on Sunday, the Director of Zonal Operations, Mrs. Amina Shehu, said this at a Consumer Conversation Programme held by the commission in Lafia, Nasarawa State, on Saturday. Shehu, who was represented at the forum by a Principal Manager in Zonal Operations, Mr Ekisola Oladisun, explained that…

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TELECOMS DIRECTORS TO NOW SPEND 15 YEARS – NCC

The Nigerian telecom regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has begun a regime of checks on operators in the telecom sector to ensure strict compliance of best practices through a Code of Corporate Governance which became active in November 2016. This is one of the measures by the commission to engender consumer satisfaction, industry resilience, accountability and sustainability of businesses in the sector which now contributes a huge chunk to the nation’s GDP. As part of the new push, NCC has sent out a team of chartered accountants to check the…

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HOW NCC STOPPED GLOBACOM’S FREE DATA DAY PROMO

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) stopped Globacom Nigeria’s plans to offer free data to all its subscribers on Friday, August 11, 2017. This was contained in a letter signed by Sunday Dare, NCC Commissioner for Stakeholder Management, for Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman, on Tuesday. The commission explained that the promotion was not in line with what was approved by the regulator. Glo had announced that eligible subscribers, will enjoy as much as 200 megabytes of data for free, in what it called the “free data day”. “Please refer…

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