NCC Boss pledges support to new WATRA Leadership  

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has promised the new leadership of the West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Assembly (WATRA) of the unflinching support of the Commission towards advancing the socio-economic agenda of the Assembly for the sub-region.   Danbatta gave the pledge during a recent courtesy visit of the new executives of WATRA, led by its new Chairman, Sekou Oumar Barry of the Republic of Guinea. Barry came to visit Danbatta in company of the first and second Vice Chairmen of the…

NCC solicits consumers’ support to improve telecoms service delivery

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has solicited the support of telecoms consumers in complementing the Commission’s important efforts to ensure improved telecoms service delivery in their communities.   The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NCC (EVC/CEO), Prof. Umar Danbatta, made the appeal at the second edition of the Village Square Dialogue (VSD), one of the Commission’s consumer outreach programmes. The dialogue took place in Danbatta Local Government Area, Kano State recently with a focus on, “Protection of Telecom Infrastructure for Improved Quality of Service: The Role of…

NCC, Stakeholders chart new Path to Effective Telecoms Regulation, Industry Growth

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has hosted the second edition of the Nigerian Telecoms Leadership Summit, in line with its tradition and commitment to engage with stakeholders in the telecom ecosystem with a view to pursuing proactive regulatory interventions targeted at ensuring an enabling operating environment and improving investment climate in the Nigerian telecom industry.   The event, which took place at the Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos, was an assemblage of key industry stakeholders with the central objective to analyse the current state of the sector, process the issues,…

Huawei, NCCE sign MoU for ICT Academy deployment

Huawei Technologies (Nigeria) Limited and National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the deployment of ICT Academies in all of colleges of Education in Nigeria.   Captured in the signed Expression of Interest was the modality for which all Federal and State colleges of Education will be on boarded on the Huawei ICT Academy Platform. It will involve setting up 20 Academies and training of 2,000 students from the Colleges of Education each year.   The signing ceremony took place at the just…

Huawei, SIPCOD upgrade e-library with 58 computers, others in Kaduna

As part of its corporate social responsibility, the management of Huawei Technologies in partnership with the Special Intervention Program on Communal and Societal Development (SIPCOD), a Non-profit organisation has upgraded and equipped an e-learning center with 58 state-of-the-art computers among others at the Sardauna Memorial College, Kaduna.   The gesture was to support the students with the required ICT skills to compete favourably in the global world after their secondary education. Speaking at the event, the Chairman, SIDCOM, Engineer Murphy Dogun said the renovation process included plastering of existing walls,…

Opportunities for Nigerian ICT talents, as Huawei grows team to tackle global challenges

Global technology company, Huawei, has announced that it was actively searching for the world’s top ICT talent to support its strategy for innovation and building a greener intelligent world.   This presents an opportunity for Nigeria’s fast-growing pool of ICT professionals. Presently, Nigeria is of the countries with the fastest growing talents in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Africa, ranking second – alongside Egypt- in terms of the number of professional software developers on the continent. Google reported in 2021 that Nigeria had the highest maginitude growth on the…

Bringing Efficiency to Credit Risk Management process using FinTrak Credit 360 Software

Fintrak Software Limited, Nigeria’s foremost indigenous financial technology (Fintech) solution provider with physical presence in some African countries recently brought the banking and financial industry stakeholders together to update them on their robust Credit Risk Management solution known as FinTrak Credit Risk 360. The industry experts applauded the software as a robust indigenous solution for banks in Africa. Speaking during the presentation, the Group Managing Director, Bimbo Abioye stated that “FinTrak software delivers customized state of the art business transformation solutions that can intelligently combine efficiency with critical information needed…

NCC committed to promoting organizational efficiency, capacity building – Danbatta

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has once again reiterated its stance on professionalizing its workforce and strengthening collaborations with strategic partners such as the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) in order to enhance operational efficiency.   The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of NCC Prof. Umar Danbatta, stated this while receiving a delegation led by the Acting Registrar and CEO of NIM, Jude Iheanacho, who paid a courtesy visit to the NCC Head Office recently.   Director, Human Capital and Administration, Usman Malah, who represented the EVC at the event, noted…

Buhari appoints Gov Sule as member, Presidential Council on Digital Economy, E-governance

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, as a member of the Presidential Council on Digital Economy and E-governance.   This was disclosed in a letter signed by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami.   Professor Pantami said the constitution of the presidential council was an effort to implement the National Digital Economy Policy (NDEPS) and the Nigerian E-governance Master Plan (NEGMP).   The minister noted that Nasarawa State is critical to the success of Nigeria’s digital…

NCC advises on automatic updates of Antiviruses to avoid Vulnerabilities

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has advised telecom consumers and other Information and Communications Technology (ICT) end users on the need to always enable automatic update features for AVAST and AVG antiviruses to prevent potential cyber vulnerabilities.   This was contained in a new advisory released by the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT), the cybersecurity centre for the telecom sector established by the Commission, in continuation of its resolve to always keep Nigerians safe in the cyber space.   The advisory noted that cyber vulnerability in AVAST and AVG…