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2016 STATS: Nigerian Spent $6.6 Billion On Calls & Data

Telecoms reject Phone calls tax

I must say that some Nigerians even spend more on calls, airtime and data than they spend on the food they eat. A report was released by The Nation releasing figures of how much Nigerians spent on calls and data in the past year, and I must tell you that its not a small amount. READ MORE: Gmail For Android Now ... Read More »

CBN And NCC Saves Etisalat From Takeover

Etisalat Nigeria 4G LTE launched

Recall that earlier this week there was a report that a couple of banks in the country may have to take over the management of Etisalat over unpaid loans. but presently, it is seeming like that is not going to happen even though the news about the loan is true. The Nigerian Communications Commission and the Central Bank of Nigeria ... Read More »

UNSOLICITED MESSAGES: How To Make Your Telco Pay A N5 Million Fine

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Are you tired of receiving unsolicited messages from your network providers already? Then I guess it is your time to smile as the hated NCC has at long last, come to our rescue. According to the newest update, you can now report any network provider sending unsolicited messages to you as NCC are about to invoke the ‘Do Not Disturb’ ... Read More »

Communications Minister Advises Nigerians To Brace Up For Data Hike

I don’t still know the reason why this is a topic for consideration at all. Why in God’s name would anyone hike data prices in a time of recession like this – only in Nigeria. Well, our recent jubilations are about to be cut short as our dear minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu has in his pool of kindness and ... Read More »

Top 10 Reactions To The Proposed Data Hike

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These were some funny reactions from Nigerians on twitter over the rumour of a plan to increase the amount of data in all Nigeria network providers   The increase in the data tariff is a big and serious issue for Nigerians, but trust some Nigerians on Twitter to provide comic relief to the whole situation. Here are the best I ... Read More »

NCC Suspends Data Price Hike

After the Nigerian Senate asked the Nigerian Communications Commission to stop the planned data tariff hike – I’m sure Nigerians would shower them with praises for this – , I guess their order has been followed to the core as the NCC has now suspended the data price hike, at least for now, as that is what ‘suspends’ mean. READ MORE; NCC ... Read More »

NCC Give 1 Week Ultimatum To Networks Over ‘Do Not Disturb’ (DND) Service

NCC give networks ultmatum over DND

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) went on the offensive again to try and deal with a problem that is proving intractable to them: unsolicited calls and messages to subscribers. Unsolicited calls and messages from networks and from third parties working together with these network providers became so rampart it could be termed harassment. Apart from harassing subscribers with these calls ... Read More »

MTN Has Paid Part Of Its Fine But…

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As it stands now, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has not received any part of the fine imposed on the telecommunication company MTN. According to reports, this is because the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) has not remitted the funds. Out of the total amount imposed on them, the telecommunication giant has paid N80 billion – ... Read More »

MTN Nigeria Might Pull Out Of Visafone Deal

MTN might pullout of visa fine deal

According to very recent reports, MTN is considering pulling the plug on the $220m Visafone deal. They are having that conversation because the NCC woke up one day and “ruled” that the broadband spectrum shouldn’t be included in the acquisition deal. Apparently, it will “increase their dominance” The Nigerian Communications Commission ruled last week that taking control of the spectrum ... Read More »

Innjoo Mobile Fined N4 Million By NCC For Selling Unapproved Smartphones

Innjoo mobile fined N4million by NCC

On Tuesday, the office of InnJoo mobile in Lagos was raided by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for selling unauthorised mobile phones to the public. InnJoo was handed a fine of N4 million by the NCC for violating its orders and the company reportedly paid the money in cash on the spot. According to NCC, the kind of unapproved smartphones ... Read More »