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FG Lifts Ban On Sale Of SIMs

Ebuka Daniel The Federal Government has approved the lifting of its four months long ban on the sale and activation of new Subscriber Identity Module registration. However, it said that  the National Identification Number has become mandatory for the registration process. The Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy disclosed on …

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Nigerians Can Compete Globally With High Speed Internet— Osinbajo

Ololade Omosan-Agie Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that improved access to high-speed Internet would make Nigerians more productive and competitive among its peers globally. He said this virtually during the official launch of the Ogun State digital economy infrastructure project “Ogun TechHUB,” under the State Governor, Dapo Abiodun. …

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MTN explains cut in Banks’ USSD Commission

Oluwasina Phillip MTN Nigeria has explained that the decision to slash the commission banks get for Unstructured Supplementary Service Data service was to make the service cheaper for subscribers. The firm with the largest market share of the country’s subscribers was temporarily blocked by banks on April 2, 2021 from …

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FG extends NIN-SIM linkage by four weeks

Ebuka Daniel The Federal Government on Friday extended the deadline for linking Subscriber Identification Modules with valid National Identity Numbers  by one month. This was contained in a statement by spokesperson of the National Identity Management Commission, Kayode Adegoke. He informed the deadline was extended from April 6, 2021 to …

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Nigerian Banks to Charge N6.98 for USSD Services

The Central Bank of Nigeria and Nigerian Communications Commission have jointly approve the introduction of new charges for customers using the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data services (USSD). This was contained in a statement released on Tuesday and jointly signed by the apex bank’s Acting Director, Corporate Communications, Osita Nwanisobi; and …

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Nigeria Telcos to Suspend USSD Services to Banks Over Debt

The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON)  have threatened to disconnect the banks from the USSD services by March 15 over indebtedness. Millions of Nigerians use the shortcode platform to access banking services daily through their phones, but the telcos say they are being owed by the banks. In …

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FG Approves Establishment of SIM Swap Centres Across LGAs

The Federal Government has approved for the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to establish dedicated SIM Swap Centres across the Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Nigeria The approval was given at the meeting of the Ministerial Task Force on the NIN-SIM registration held February 26, 2021 and chaired by the Minister …

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Nigeria witnessing rise in Cybercrime– Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja called for an overhaul of the national strategy on cyber security, urging more emphasis on exploring the internet for economic growth opportunities, enhancement of knowledge and mitigation of crime. “I urge the National Security Adviser to continue to coordinate the efforts of all stakeholders …

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BVN Will Soon Be Replaced With NIN, Says Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Pantami, has disclosed that the Federal Government was working towards replacing the Bank Verification Numbers, BVN, with the National Identity Numbers, NIN. Mr Pantami made the disclosure during a tour of telecoms operators and NIN licensees in Abuja. According to him, …

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