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Insecurity: Sokoto Govt Seeks Shut Down of Telco Services
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Insecurity: Sokoto Govt Seeks Shut Down of Telco Services

The government of Sokoto State has the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) to direct all telecommunications companies to shut down their services in 14 LGAs in the state. This is coming less than a week after the house of representatives asked the NCC to shut down telecommunication services in... read more »

 Nigeria Incurs N247.61bn Loss in 100 Days of Twitter Ban
Nigeria Incurs N247.61bn Loss in 100 Day...

Nigeria Incurs N247.61bn Loss in 100 Days of Twitter Ban  

The ban of Twitter by the federal government in Nigeria has resulted in the loss of N247.61bn after 100 days of the ban. Recall that the Federal Government had on June 4 suspended Twitter after the social media platform deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari. Consequently, telcos on June 5... read more »

NAS Kicks AS INEC Insists on Electronic Result Transmission
NAS Kicks AS INEC Insists on Electronic ...

NAS Kicks AS INEC Insists on Electronic Result Transmission

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has insisted it did not require the approval of the Nigerian Communication Commission to transmit election results electronically. This was as the National Assembly told the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood... read more »

Insecurity: GSM Operators Comply With FG’s Order, Shut Over 240 Zamfara Base Stations
Insecurity: GSM Operators Comply With FG...

Insecurity: GSM Operators Comply With FG’s Order, Shut Over 240 Zamfara Bas...

GSM operators in Zamfara State have shut down their base stations in state in compliance with the order of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, that all telecom sites in Zamfara State be shut down due to the “pervading security situation” in the state. A source in the Association of... read more »

Drive With Earphone, Face Six Months Jail Term, FRSC Warns
Drive With Earphone, Face Six Months Jai...

Drive With Earphone, Face Six Months Jail Term, FRSC Warns

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has warned that any driver who receives or makes telephone calls while driving, regardless of any wireless gadgets used risk prosecution. The FRSC also said drivers who make or receive calls behind the wheels with AirPods, EarPods or any form wired or wireless... read more »

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JUST IN: FG Extends NIN-SIM Verification Deadline Again

JUST IN: FG Extends NIN-SIM Verification Deadline Again

The Federal Government has once more postponed the deadline for NIN-SIM data verification to October 31, 2021. This was contained in a joint statement by the Director, Public Affairs... read more »

Twitter Still Being Used to Criticise Us - FG

Twitter Still Being Used to Criticise Us – FG

The Federal Government of Nigeria has told a Federal High Court in Lagos that Nigerians are still making use of Twitter to criticise government policies despite its ban. This was disclosed... read more »

SERAP Issues Buhari 24 Hours Ultimatum To Withdraw NBC Order On Reporting of Terrorism

SERAP Issues Buhari 24 Hours Ultimatum To Withdraw NBC Order On Reporting of Terrorism

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has issued an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him to use his office “to urgently instruct Lai Mohammed,... read more »

FG Extends NIN-SIM Linkage Exercise Deadline As Pantami Lauds Compliance

FG Extends NIN-SIM Linkage Exercise Deadline As Pantami Lauds Compliance

The Federal Government has ratified the extension of the deadline for the National Identification Number, NIN, and SIM linkage exercise to July 26. The Minister of Communications and... read more »

Twitter Ban: SERAP Sues FG, Lai Mohammed Over Directive to Broadcasters

Twitter Ban: SERAP Sues FG, Lai Mohammed Over Directive to Broadc...

Following a directive to all TV and radio stations not to use Twitter, and to delete their accounts, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has filed a lawsuit soliciting for an... read more »