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Tech giant Apple has announced the new iPhone 13 Pro, the first of its kind offering 1 Terabyte as a storage option, allowing iPhone users to store twice the capacity of the iPhone 13. The new model was announced during the company’s streaming event on Tuesday. Though the tech company has offered 1TB as an iPad storage option, the iPhone models have had a maximum storage capacity of 512GB. “iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13...

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With the continued insecurity bedeviling the Northwestern part of Nigeria, the federal government has shut down telecommunication networks in 13 local governments of Katsina State. This comes less than two weeks when National Communications Commission (NCC) ordered telecommunication networks in neighbouring Zamfara to shut down their sites for two weeks from September 3 to enable security agencies to carry out required operations in relation to the prevailing security challenges. The affected LGAs are Funtua, Bakori,...

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ABUJA — The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the National Policy on Fifth Generation Networks (5G), after fears expressed in some quarters that the networks are harmful to human health. Prof. Isa Pantami, Minister of Communication and Digital Economy announced the approval Wednesday after the weekly virtual federal cabinet meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Pantami said the deployment of 5G and the approval of its national policy...

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KADUNA — The Kaduna State government on Tuesday reacted that telecommunication would soon be shut down because of bandits’ threat like the case of Zamfara. In a statement on Tuesday by Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser to the Governor (Media & Communication), the Kaduna State Government has no plans to shut down telecoms services in the State. Adekeye said, the Kaduna State Government did not reach out to any federal agency to request a telecoms shutdown,...

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ABUJA — Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, has said his ministry is devoted to prioritizing the country’s security over economic benefits. The minister disclosed this while speaking on his ministry’s contribution to the fight against insecurity during the launch of the NCC’s strategic vision plan (SVP) on Tuesday in Abuja. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had on September 4 instructed all telecommunications companies to shut down their services in Zamfara over lingering...

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has proposed the imposition of an N200,000 fine per line on telecommunications companies that fail to verify and validate biometric, National Identity Number (NIN) and other personal information of subscribers. This proposal was contained in a draft regulation on registration of telephone subscribers 2021 published on NCC’s website. NCC also stipulated that the mobile communications services providers must ensure that NINs are verified and validated before activation. Those who breach...

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Bello Matawalle, the Governor of Zamfara State, on Monday ordered that all telecommunications networks in the state be shut down to check banditry. The development followed the suspension of weekly markets and other drastic measures in the adjoining troubled North-west and North central states to check activities of bandits in the regions. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had ordered telecom operators to suspend their networks in Zamfara. Following the development, bandits have reportedly intensified attacks...

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ABUJA — The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has disclosed that the Ministry will soon deploy the Five Generation network (5G) in Nigeria for increased connectivity. Pantami disclosed this when he featured on FORUM, a special News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) interview programme in Abuja. Pantami said that the ministry had started discussions with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) concerning spectrum for commercial purposes.” “From that spectrum, NCC will give it...

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ABUJA — The Deadline for the linkage of the National Identity Number (NIN) with the Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) has now been extended to July 26, 2021 by the Federal government to enable more Nigerians take part in the verification exercise even as enrolment has hit 57 million in the last couple of months. This contained a joint statement signed by the director, Public Affairs and Head of Corporate Communications, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr....

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ABUJA — The Federal Government has justified its action of the indefinite suspension of Twitter by giving insights into the several attempts by the microblogging and social networking site to destabilize the country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the details on Friday when he featured on a live programme of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), `Good Morning Nigeria’. During the programme monitored by The West African Pilot News, the minister...

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