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…Puts March teledensity at 91%
…Says active subscribers increase to 173.7 million

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has clarified that it has recently re-aligned the computation of the country’s teledensity with the latest population figure of 190 million given by the National Population Commission (NPC), up from the 140 million population of 2006.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) this afternoon endowed two professorial chairs in ICT focused and telecoms related research at Bayero University Kano (BUK) and the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO). The value of each endowment for the 2019-2020 academic session is Twenty Million Naira.

The NCC affirmed that this unprecedented development in the history of telecommunication in Africa is informed by the need to establish concrete linkages and deepen the relationship between the telecom industry and the academia in Nigeria; and to provide the missing integration and collaborative partnership required to galvanise qualitative research in telecommunications in Nigeria.

All is now set for the maiden edition of Nigerian Telecom Leadership Summit (NTLS 2019) which will hold at the Grand Ball Room of Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday, May 23, 2019.

The Summit’s theme: “Repositioning the Nigerian Telecom Industry for Future Challenges and Prospects”, according to the initiator – the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) – is in line with the Commission’s commitment to improving the investment climate of the Nigerian Telecom industry.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been described as a flagship public sector organisation delivering statutory world class regulatory services.

Two partners of the Commission - the National Orthopedic Hospital, Dala, Kano; and the Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Vom, Plateau State - said this today when the top echelon of the institutions' Management paid courtesy visit to NCC to Express gratitude for NCC's support.

· Balance of N55bn payment due this month
· says MTN listing on NSE will empower Nigerians
Following a negotiated reduction of the N1.04 trillion fine on MTN Nigeria to N330 billion and in line with the staggered payment arrangement, MTN has, so far, paid N275 billion to the Federal Government.

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