Saturday January 28, 2023

News & Headlines

Check here for the latest news and headlines of what's going on in the Nigerian telecommunications industry and the activities of the Nigerian Communications Commission

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in its efforts at promoting Digital Literacy and Skills of young school girls in the country, is organising a maiden edition of the Nigeria Girls Can Code Competition (NGCC) in line with the catch-them-young global initiative.

Policy makers and stakeholders in the digital economy ecosystem in the West African sub-region will converge in Abuja from January 31 to 1st February for the Digital Economy Regional Conference to discuss the future of digital economy and intensify regional public private partnerships for the region.

The event is being hosted by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, in collaboration with the World Bank.

The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta was at the weekend in Lagos, decorated with an Award of Exemplary Leadership in Public Service.

The award was conferred on Danbatta at the 12th Anniversary Lecture and Award of Nigerian NewsDirect, one of the long-standing media players in the Nigerian Communications industry, at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Friday.

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Wednesday in Abuja, signed a revised Memorandum of Understanding with the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, NLRC, with provisions to deter unapproved lottery and gaming practices on telecommunications platforms through information and intelligence sharing.


Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Professor Umar Danbatta noted that the MoU, which will impact the gaming industry, is in sync with the Commission’s SVP and is in a bid to promote fair practices in the industry for the protection of telecommunications consumers in relation to lottery and gaming activities.

The Nigerian Communications Commission is set for a return to the tube with a newly packaged 30 – Minute weekly television programme that will regularly x-ray the Nigerian telecommunications and information communications technology (ICT) industry and provide awareness for telecommunication consumers across the country and beyond.

The weekly programme, aptly tagged Telecom Weekly, will debut on NTA Network Services comprising more than 45 stations across the 36 states and Abuja on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 5.00 pm. All local NTA stations are expected to hook up to the programme at 5.00 pm every Tuesday. The radio version of the programme will also air on Thursdays at 8 pm on the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN)
Network, for simultaneous transmission to all states of the Federation with all the local FRCN stations expected to hook up during the weekly programme.