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Minister: Buhari will decide on MTN’s N1.04 trillion fine ‘in public interest’

Barrister Adebayo Shittu, the new Minister of Communications told Technology Times today that final decision on the N1.4 trillion fine imposed on MTN Nigeria will be taken by President Muhammadu Buhari at the appropriate time “in public interest.” The Minister, who spoke with Technology Times this afternoon on the sidelines of the Alliance 4 Affordable Internet […]

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‘Merge NBC and NCC now’, ATCON tells new Minister

The Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has called on Barrister Adebayo Shittu, the new Minister of Communication Technology to merge the two agencies of government responsible for regulating the telecoms and broadcasting industries. Engineer Lanre Ajayi, President of ATCON asked the new Minister, who was sworn in last week by President Muhammadu Buhari […]

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ITU allocates radio spectrum for global flight tracking

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) holding in Geneva has reached agreement on the allocation of radiofrequency spectrum for global flight tracking in civil aviation, in a decision taken following the disappearance and tragic loss of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 in March 2014. According to ITU, the frequency band 1087.7-1092.3 MHz […]

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INTERPOL’s e-police information system spreads dragnet over West Africa

INTERPOL has launched the first national electronic police information system for West African nations in Ghana, under a plan to better secure the sub-region. The system was implemented in collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and with funding by the European Union (EU), INTERPOL says. According to INTERPOL, the launch ceremony […]

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Profiled: Meet Danbatta, Nigeria’s new telecoms sheriff

There is a new sheriff in town to maintain order in Nigeria’s multi-trillion naira telecoms industry and his name is Professor Umar Garba Danbatta. Professor Umar Garba Danbatta became the new Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Office (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the influential telecoms regulatory agency, when he was hired August 4 this year […]

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