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The Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) has warned that the deployment of the 5G telecommunication network could undermine the national security of Nigeria. This was said by the Director, Communication Officer of the NSA, Dr. Bala Fakandu on Sunday in an Investigative Public Hearing jointly organized by the Senate Committees on Communication, Science and Technology, ICT & Cyber Crimes, and Primary Healthcare and Communicable Diseases. The committee was saddled with the responsibility of...

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The Federal Government has extended the deadline of the ongoing National Identification Number (NIN) and Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) integration exercise to April 6, 2021. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, announced this during the meeting of the Ministerial Task Force on NIN-SIM registration. In a statement jointly signed by Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde​​​, Director of Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission, and Mr. Kayode Adegoke​​, the Head, Corporate Communications of Nigeria...

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Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isah Ali Pantami, has approved the activation of 20 NIN enrolment centres within the FCT, to make the process easier, beginning from Jan. 18, Mr. Kayode Adegoke, Head, Corporate Communications of NIMC, Abuja, has said. A statement he issued, on Saturday, said in the same vein, the minister had approved the closure of enrolment activities at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) office. “Members of the public, residents,...

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A report by the National Bureau of Statistic (NBS) has shown that Internet subscribers in Nigeria grew to 151.51 million subscribers in the third quarter of 2020 In the report on telecoms data for Q2 and Q3 2020 released on Sunday NBS estimated that this represents a 5.48 percent growth quarter-on-quarter. A total of 205 million voice subscribers were reported to have been active in Q3 2020 compared to 196.24 million subscribers in Q2 2020,...

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has cleared the air on speculations of impending mass disconnection of telephone subscribers. The NCC said the speculations arose as a result of numerous publications in both the print and electronic media on the ongoing linkage of SIM registration records with the National Identity Number (NIN). NCC Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, made the clarification in a statement he issued late Wednesday in Abuja. “Most of these publications are...

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The Federal Government has extended registration for the National Identity Number (NIN) by up to six weeks, from Dec. 30 to Feb. 9, 2021, and cancelled the use of Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) charges for verification across the country. The National Task Force on the NIN and Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) registration made the announcement on Tuesday, in Abuja, in a statement jointly signed by Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC)...

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The House of Representatives has ordered the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to extend the deadline for SIM card registration with national identification number (NIN) by 10 weeks. This directive was issued during Wednesday’s plenary session. On Tuesday, the communications agency asked telecommunications companies to block SIM cards not registered with NIN after two weeks. The directive was based on the outcome of a meeting of key stakeholders in the communications industry as convened by Isa...

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has directed Mobile Network Operators to immediately suspend the sales and registration of new SIM cards in the country to allow an audit of the Subscribers Registration Database. The NCC Director of Public Affair, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, made this known in a statement on Wednesday, saying that it was absolutely necessary for operators to comply pending the conclusion of the audit. In his words, the Minister of Communication and Digital...

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