NCC commends Ondo Govt broadband plan through Odua Infraco …..   Sets up committee

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC has commended the Government of Ondo State for its commitment to deployment of broadband infrastructure through the Odua Infraco, urged other states to come on board the efforts to make the service available to their citizens. A delegation of Ondo State, led by the Chairman of Ondo State Information Technology Agency, SITA, Mr. Olumbe Akinkugbe, had visited the Commission to seek advice on the best ways to enjoy seamless deployment of broadband in the state, taking a cue from the recent Broadband Technical Awareness Forum…

5G Auction driven by Pursuit of Better Quality of Life, Not Revenue – Danbatta

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Danbatta, has said in Lagos, Tuesday, that the efforts by the Commission to timely auction available spectrum for 5G services in Nigeria, was primarily driven by the pursuit to join the global community to advance digital services and enhance quality communications infrastructure for the benefit of the citizenry, and not by the need to attract revenue for government.   Danbatta, who spoke to a cross section of industry players at the Marriott Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, during the Stakeholders’ Consultative…

Credible Journalism can influence credible elections – Danbatta

As the campaigns and build-up to the 2023 general elections thicken, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has said that the media hold the ace in making a difference in promoting credible elections in Nigeria. Danbatta told the gathering of the cream of Nigerian editors at the 18th All-Nigeria Editors Conference, organised by the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) at the Concord Hotels in Owerri, Imo State, with the Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma in attendance, where he reiterated the…

Oyetola bags Honorary Award , Fellow of National Institute of Credit Administration … It’s a reward for phenomenal strides across sectors – NICA

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun has been nominated for the prestigious Honorary Award of a Fellow of National Institute of Credit Administration (NICA), in recognition of his tremendous and sterling performance in raising the bar of good governance in the State.   The recognition and choice of the Governor for the coveted Award came on the heels of the thorough assessment of the outstanding performance and monumental achievements he recorded in four years in office.   The Award, according to the Institute, would be bestowed on Oyetola and his Lagos…

NCC convenes Stakeholder Forum on December 5G Auction  

The proposed auction of two lots in the 3.5GHz Spectrum for the deployment of 5G services, set to take place in December 2022, was gathering steam and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has concluded arraignments to host an engagement session with stakeholders to discuss and provide more insight into the Draft Information Memorandum that will guide the process.   The Commission had earlier announced the plan to license additional lots in the 3.5 GHz spectrum band for the deployment of 5G (fifth generation) Global System of Mobile communication).   The…

Digital Connectivity Enhances Quality of Life – Danbatta

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has said in Lagos that the quality of life is now being measured in terms of digital connectivity that promotes businesses, social and economic wellbeing of the citizens.   Prof Danbatta, who spoke today through NCC’s Director of Digital Economy, Dr. Augustine Nwulunne, in a keynote at the 2022 Africa Tech Alliance Forum in Lagos on Wednesday, said digital connectivity has a major role in advancing the gains of development and sustaining the future, as well…

BREAKING: Massive layoffs as Mark Zuckerberg sacks over 11,000 Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp workers

Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, has sacked more than 11,000 of his employees.     Mark announced the mass layoffs in a message to employees on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.   In an address to staff members, Zuckerberg admitted that it was tough laying off thousands of employees to reduce the company’s workforce.     “Today I’m sharing some of the most difficult changes we’ve made in Meta’s history. I’ve decided to reduce the size of our team by…

NCC warns users against ‘Mobile Apps Group’ over Trojan, Malware Concerns

Following the constant introduction of malicious apps into Google Play Store, the Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has advised against the installation of apps from the offending publisher, the ‘Mobile Apps Group’, whose products were discovered to contain Trojans and adware that are harmful to users and their privacy.   NCC-CSIRT’s advisory on the incident disclosed that “The Nigeria Computer Emergency Response Team (ngCERT) has continued to observe and monitor the constant introduction of malicious mobile applications into Google Play Store.   “Mobile apps Group has…

NCC inaugurates Committee to accelerate Broadband Infrastructure Deployment

In a bid to give verve to expansion of broadband services in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has inaugurated an industry-wide committee to facilitate the deployment of broadband infrastructure under a project named, National Communications Backbone (NCB).   Chaired by NCC’s Director of Digital Economy, Dr. Augustine Nwaulune, with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Infrastructure Companies (InfraCos), and Tower Companies (TowerCos) as members, the Committee, christened the National Broadband Infrastructure Joint Committee (NBIJC), is saddled with the responsibility of supporting the drive towards the realisation of the NCB targets,…

Internet Safety Magazine Publisher, Rotimi Onadipe unveils strategies to address cyber crimes,,internet abuse

The founder of internet safety magazine, Mr. Rotimi Onadipe has unveiled his organisation’s plan to address the menace of cyber crimes and internet abuse of today’s digital age. Speaking at his organisation’s cyber safety awareness program in Ibadan on October 29th, 2022, Onadipe said his organisation was fully prepared to address all dangers associated with internet or smartphone usage and provide a lasting solution to the menace. He added that cyber crimes and internet abuse are great challenges of today’s digital age that have ruined the lives of many young…