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NIMC Defends National ID card charges

The National Identity Card Management Commission (NIMC) has defended its newly-introduced fees of N5,000 and N3,000 to be charged for the National ID card production and replacement respectively. Hajia Hadiza Dagadana, Director of Legal Services, on behalf of its Director General, Engineer Aliyu Abubakar Aziz, said in statement that ”there’s nothing strange or illegal about […]

NCC to Infracos: Rollout broadband link or lose licence

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says infrastructure companies (Infracos) should deploy broadband link or lose their licences. The licensed Infracos are expected to build transmission links for data services using an open model within six months across five geo-political zones in the country and Lagos or face the licence withdrawal risk, according to the telecoms regulator. […]

Google plans 200 free Wi-Fi hotspots in Nigeria

Google plans to launch free Wi-Fi hotspots in 200 locations and five cities across Nigeria by the end of this year. The initiative, which is in partnership with Nigerian fiber optic telecoms service provider, 21st Century, will roll out free Wi-Fi spots at public places such as colleges, malls, markets and bus stations, the US […]

SIM Registration: Regulator audits mobile network operators

A nationwide SIM Registration audit exercise to review compliance among mobile network operators MNOs is underway, the telecoms regulator says. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it started the second phase of its Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) registration verification and compliance audit nationwide. Professor Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive, NCC, says the […]