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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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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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Pantami Launches Improved NIN Slip, Mobile App

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has approved the development and release of an improved National Identity Number (NIN) slip and a Mobile App. This is part of the Federal Government’s policy to improve the process of obtaining NIN and linking it to SIM, …

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Average Cost of Internet Data Reduces to N487.18 in 2020

The average cost of 1GB of data has reduced from the January 2020 cost of N1,000 to N487.18 in November, 2020, a report by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) submitted to the Minister Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has revealed. A statement by Dr Femi Adeluyi …

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Unregistered SIM: Pantami Threatens Sanctions Against Culprits

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has threatened to sanction any individual or institution found wanting in the event of evidence that there is an improperly registered subscriber identification module (SIM) on networks in Nigeria. A section of the media reported that the Senate …

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Nigeria Plans Zero Data Charge for Educational Websites

With the impact of COVID-19 on education sector, the Federal Government has said that it is considering pursuing a new National Policy on zero rating on educational websites which would allow the consumption of contents without charges to normal data plan. The Policy, according to the Minister of Communications and …

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