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NCC: Fake mobile devices are ‘national security threats’

The Nigerian telecoms regulator says that fake and substandard mobile devices pose national security threats to the country. Professor Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission says that apart from this, unapproved mobile devices undermine the nation’s economy and contribute to growing electronic waste across the country. The telecoms regulator has recently said […]

Telecoms: Nigeria taps technology to check fake devices, tax evasion

The Nigerian telecoms regulator and Office of National Security Adviser are deploying technologies to address industry issues including fake mobile devices and tax evasion. As at January, Nigeria has recorded 174,012,136 active telephony subscriptions, representing 124.29% teledensity, the industry’s indicator for number of active phone connections per 100 inhabitants living within an area, Nigerian Communication […]

MTN CEO: Nigeria’s Attorney General ‘playing games’ with $10b tax row

Rob Shuter, MTN Group CEO claims Attorney General of Nigeria is “playing games” with a $10 billion tax evasion allegations made against MTN Nigeria, owned by the South African mobile phone group. Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of the Federation of Nigeria and Minister of Justice, last year accused MTN of alleged tax evasion totalling over $2 billion, […]

National ID: Six firms to capture Nigerians in Diaspora

Six Nigerian firms have been licensed to enrol Nigerians in the diaspora for the National identity programme underway in the country. The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says the six licensees will enrol Nigerian adults and children, starting from South Africa this month, into the National Identity Database (NIDB) to issue them the unique National […]