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ComTech minister: Appropriate legislation critical to telecom sector growth

ComTech minister: Appropriate legislation critical to telecom sector growth

Nigeria’s Communications Technology Minister Adebayo Shittu, has said appropriate laws will be made to guarantee the consolidation of the gains of the telecoms industry.  Read More

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Monday 15 Aug

Tackling cybercrime requires new skills, says minister

NIGERIA
Nigeria's ComTech Minister, Adebayo Shittu, says new skills are needed to address the global threat of cybercrime.»
Tuesday 9 Aug

Unsolicited SMS: We’ve given subscribers choice, says NCC

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s telecoms sector regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has given subscribers the power to choose between receiving unsolicited messages or not through the enforcement of the DND code on the telcos.»
Tuesday 9 Aug

NITDA seeks NCC collaboration for 50% GDP growth

NIGERIA
The acting Director-General of Nigeria’s NITDA is seeking the collaboration of the NCC to develop the country’s ICT industry to enable it to contribute about 50 per cent to the nation’s GDP.»
Friday 5 Aug

Amosun, Danbatta settle disputes over 47 BTS shut in Ogun

NIGERIA
The outstanding issues which have kept 47 base transmission stations (BTS) under lock and key in Ogun State have been successfully resolved by the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta.»
Thursday 4 Aug

ComTech Minister: NITDA recruitment fraudulent

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, has described the last recruitment exercise at the Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) fraudulent as it did not follow due process.»
Wednesday 3 Aug

Buhari advised on national addressing system

NIGERIA
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised to establish a national addressing system in the country to check the crime rate in the country.»
Wednesday 3 Aug

Science & Tech Minister: We’ll deepen R&D

NIGERIA
The Minister of Science and Technology has identified poor funding and ineffective coordination as reasons Nigeria’s technological development has remained stunted.  »
Tuesday 2 Aug

NCA to prosecute mast owners who host illegal transmission equipment

GHANA
Ghana’s telecoms regulator the National Communication Authority (NCA) has sounded a word of caution to operators of communication masts in the country to desist from hosting illegal transmission equipment off their masts or face prosecution. »
Thursday 28 Jul

NCA cushions consumers from future interconnection hikes

GHANA
The Ghana National Communication Authority (NCA) has revealed that in order to safeguard consumers from interconnection price hikes, it has enforced that operators maintain their current rates from now until January 2018 in spite of operations of the Interconnect Clearing House (ICH) in Ghana.»
Wednesday 27 Jul

Microsoft, Johannesburg to train a million on digital literacy

SOUTH AFRICA
Johannesburg, South Africa, has become the first African city to close a workforce development deal of to train a million disadvantaged residents on digital literacy skills that include Microsoft Office.»
Tuesday 26 Jul

NITDA’s Taraba Smart City project receives global recognition

NIGERIA
The Jalingo City’s Smart IDP Tracking and Monitoring project, designed and implemented under the NITDA Nigeria Smart City Initiative, has won global recognition.»
Wednesday 20 Jul

NCA Chairman calls for strong ties between Africa’s telecom regulators

GHANA
The Chairman of Ghana’s National Communications Authority, Eugene Baffoe Bonnie, has emphasised the need for regulatory bodies in the African telecommunications industry to close ranks to ensure a stronger collaborations.»
Wednesday 20 Jul

Cybercrooks steal N127b annually in Nigeria, says ComTech minister

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s ComTech Minister, Barr Adebayo Shittu, has lamented that Nigeria loses N127 billion annually to cyber thieves, warning that if it is not addressed, it posed a great deal of threat to the national economy.»
Monday 18 Jul

Nigeria's ComTech minister restates need for ICT University

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has restated the need for the establishment of an ICT University in Nigeria, the first of its kind in Africa.»
Sunday 17 Jul

Nigeria tax chief to go after telcos, others

NIGERIA
The Executive Chairman of Nigeria’s Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Tunde Fowler, has said the focus of the service this quarter, was to recoup taxes owed by telecoms firms, airlines, and deposit money banks (DMBs).  »
Sunday 17 Jul

NCA to mark 20th anniversary with Symposium on Regulations

Ghana’s National Communications Authority is set to hold a two day symposium in Accra as part of events to mark its 20th anniversary as a regulator.»

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