The following are the Public Notices issued by the Nigerian Communications Commission. By the publication of these notices in print, broadcast or online, the Commission seeks to inform the public of developments and upcoming actions relating to its activites and the Nigerian telecommunications industry.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) hereby invites all affected and interested parties as well as the general public to a Stakeholder Consultation on the;
Establishment of an Internet Industry Code of Practice.
As part of its Internet Governance functions, the Nigerian Communications Commission seeks input from stakeholders in the development of a code of practice in support of an open internet. The Commission favours a multi-stakeholder model of engagement in the process of policy development for Internet Governance. The proposed Code of Practice seeks, among other things, to;
- Protect the rights and interests of Internet Service Providers and consumers;
- Provide jointly agreed and effective solutions to the issues of discriminatory traffic management practices;
- Ensure adequate safeguards are put in place by service providers against abuses such as unsolicited messages;
- Outline the obligations of Service Providers in relation to offensive and potentially harmful content for minors and vulnerable audiences;
- Promote the safe, secure and responsible use of Internet Services with due regard to provisions in existing legal instruments;
- Establish best practices for Internet Governance in Nigeria, in line with emerging issues and global trends;
- Provide transparent rules for the assessment and classification of Internet content;
- Increase stakeholder satisfaction through improved consumer experience online;
Extensive consultation of stakeholders is crucial to the success of this exercise. Key stakeholders identified include:
- All Internet Service Providers in Nigeria
- Relevant Associations (ISPAN, CPN, ATCON, ALTON, GSMA, Nigerian Computer Society, Nigerian Internet Governance Forum, etc.)
- Government Ministries, Agencies, and Departments (NCC, NITDA, NBC, CBN, Ministry of Communication Technology, etc.)
- Security Agencies (Police, EFCC, ICPC, NSA, etc.)
- Interested Multinationals (Facebook, Microsoft, Oracle, etc.)
- The General Public
Stakeholders are expected to submit their input (comments, concerns, feedback, and suggestions for scope and content) via the comment form provided on this website at the following url: https://ncc.gov.ng/internet-code-of-practice-consultation
Input submitted via this facility will be taken into consideration in finalizing the Internet Industry Code of Practice document.
The Nigerian Communications Commission hereby publishes, the Draft Internet Code of Practice (338 KB) for comments and inputs from key stakeholders.
Worried by the hydra-headed dangers of incidences of improperly registered, unregistered and pre-registered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Cards, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Monday said, this menace will no longer be tolerated.
Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta declared this on Monday after a high powered meeting with all the telecommunications companies (telcos) operating in Nigeria in NCC Headquarters, Abuja.
The meeting on Monday was the highpoint of several meetings initiated by the Commission in the last two years with a view to finding solutions to the recurrent dangers of the improperly registered SIM Cards in the country.
The Nigerian Communications Commission further to powers conferred on it by the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 has developed Draft Guidelines on Commercial Satellite Communications (the Draft Guidelines).
The Draft Guidelines has been published on the Commission's website and can be accessed/downloaded directly by all stakeholders and interested persons via the following link - Guidelines on Commercial Satellite Communication 2017
By this notice, the Commission invites comments on the Draft Guidelines from telecommunications operators, industry stakeholders and the general public. All submissions should be addressed to:
The Executive Vice Chairman,
Nigerian Communications Commission,
Plot 423 Aguiyi Ironsi Street,
ATTN: Head - Legal & Regulatory Services.
The Nigerian Communications Commission in exercise of its functions under the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 published the pdf Draft Guidelines on Spectrum Trading (102 KB) for stakeholders’ comments.
The Nigerian Communications Commission is proud to participate in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) in October 2017.
NCSAM is an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to equip the Nigerian public with the tools and resources they need to stay safe. The Commission believes strongly in this mission. As a partner in the Department of Homeland Security’s Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign, NCC is committed to promoting online safety for everyone.
During NCSAM, we urge every Nigerian to take steps to create a safer Internet - even small actions can make a huge difference in defending from cyber threats. Here are some simple tips everyone can follow to keep themselves, their identities, and their information safe online:
- Set strong passwords.
Make them long and complex, change them regularly, and don’t share them with anyone.
- Secure your most sensitive accounts.
When it is available, use multi-factor authentication to keep your accounts more secure.
- Treat personal information like money.
Information about you, such as your purchase history and location, has value, so be cautious about how your information is collected by apps and websites.
- Keep a clean machine.
Regularly update the software on your Internet-connected devices, including PCs, smartphones, and tablets, to reduce the risk of infection from malware.
- Maintain an open dialogue.
Talk with your family, friends, and community about Internet safety. With technology always changing, make the online safety conversation an ongoing and evolving conversation as well.
- Limit what you share.
Control and limit who can see your information online by checking the privacy and security settings on your accounts and apps.
- Don’t believe everything you read.
Be cautious about what you receive or read online—if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.
- When in doubt, throw it out.
If you see a suspicious link in an email, tweet, social media post, or online advertising, it’s best to delete it or, if appropriate, mark it as junk.
Learn more about NCSAM at www.dhs.gov/ncsam