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5G Network: NCC

Banks in Nigeria owe telecom companies N17bn — NCC

Commercial banks in the country are owing telecommunications companies over N17 billion on Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) pricing last year, the Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC), has said. The commission said this through a statement signed by the spokesperson, Ikechukwu Adinde, on Thursday. According to the statement, the Executive Vice…

Nigerian security agents subjecting peaceful #RevolutionNow protesters to inhuman and degrading treatment at Unity Fountain in Abuja [PHOTO CREDIT: @YeleSowore]

#RevolutionNow: Clampdown on protesters wrong, group says

The Centre for Democracy and Development,Thursday, condemned the attacks on and arrests of protesters affiliated with the #RevolutionNow movement in three states in Nigeria. The group spoke on the development through a statement signed by the director, Idayat Hassan. The protesters were arrested in Abuja, Lagos, and Osun by operatives…

5G Network: NCC

NCC revises USSD pricing

The Nigerian Communications Commission, has revised the previous price for Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD). This was disclosed in a statement signed by the agency's spokesperson, Ikechukwu Adinde, on Wednesday. The amendment was necessitated following a protracted dispute between Mobile Network Operators and Financial Institutions on the applicable charges for…

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NNPC records 43% drop in oil pipeline vandalism in May

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has recorded an encouraging 43 per cent drop in cases of willful damage of its oil pipeline infrastructure by suspected oil thieves in May. This was disclosed in a statement by the spokesperson of the corporation, Kennie Obateru, on Wednesday in Abuja. The statement…

Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration, Muhammad Babandede. [PHOTO CREDIT: @nigimmigration]

Nigeria Immigration Service promotes over 3,500 officers

The Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Board (CDCFIB) has promoted over 3,500 officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS). This was disclosed in a statement signed by the agency's spokesperson, Sunday James, on Wednesday. According to the statement, the total number of senior officers promoted are 100 - 29…

Maimuna Abubakar [PHOTO: NIPOST]

FIRS, NIPOST battle over stamp duties charge

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has denied depriving the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST), of discharging its duties. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the agency's spokesperson, Abdullahi Ahmad, on Tuesday. The chairman of the NIPOST, Maimuna Abubakar, in a series of tweets, accused the FIRS of stealing…

Farm produce

Prices of tomatoes, rice, yam, eggs increase in June — NBS

The average price of major food items in Nigeria like yam, rice, tomatoes and eggs increased in June, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said. The NBS said this in the "Selected Food Price Watch (June 2020)" report published on its website. It said the average price of one…

Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta [PHOTO: Independent.ng]

How Telecom Consumers can access complaint’s result in 48 hours – NCC

Telecom users are advised to escalate complaints not attended to by telecom providers by reaching out to Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), an official has said. The Executive Vice Chairman, Umar Danbatta, in a video shared on the agency's Twitter page, said consumers can call 622, NCC's toll free number after…

Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council meeting

Sallah: Nigerian govt declares Thursday, Friday public holidays

The federal government has declared Thursday and Friday, July 30 and 31, 2020 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the ministry's Permanent Secretary, Georgina Ehuriah, on Tuesday. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, while making the declaration on behalf…

U.S. President Donald Trump plan on imposing travel ban on Nigeria and some other countries

EU, U.S. condemn killing of aid workers in Nigeria

The European Union (EU) and the United States government have condemned the recent killing of aid workers abducted in June along the Monguno-Maiduguri road in North-east Nigeria. In a statement signed by its Nigerian office spokesperson, Chukwulaka Modestus, on Thursday, the EU expressed shock. "The EU would like to express…

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono (PHOTO CREDIT: @NanonoSabo)

COVID-19: Nigerian govt flags off ‘agriculture for food, job plan’

Nigerian government has launched the Agriculture for Food and Job Plan (AFJP), a component of the Nigeria Economic and Sustainability Plan (NESP). The plan is to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on farmers and the economy. This was disclosed by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono,…

5G Network: NCC

NCC begins implementation of framework for Telecom Industry

The Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) has begun the implementation of the accounting separation framework in the telecoms industry, a statement has said. The statement, signed by the agency's spokesperson, Ikechukwu Adinde, on Wednesday said the commission committed to the creation of an enabling environment for competition among operators in the…

Dapo Olorunyomi, Publisher at Premium Times

Press Freedom Award: Tinubu, Fayemi, Others Congratulate PREMIUM TIMES’ Publisher

The All Progressives Congress’ national leader, Bola Tinubu, has congratulated the publisher of PREMIUM TIMES, Dapo Olorumyomi, on his achievement as one of the four awardees for 2020 International Press Freedom Award, by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Mr Olorunyomi won the CPJ award along with three other journalists…

Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta [PHOTO: Independent.ng]

Senate screens NCC chief prior to confirmation for second term

The Senate screening committee, last Wednesday, screened the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta, for a second tenure. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the agency's spokesperson, Ikechukwu Adinde, on Monday. Mr Danbatta was reappointed in June…

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NCC Resolves 98% Consumer Complaints in 15 Months

98 per cent of the total service-related complaints received from telecoms consumers within a 15-month period, spanning January 2019 to April 2020, have been successfully resolved, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. This was disclosed by the Commission's spokesperson, Ikechukwu Adinde, in a statement on Tuesday. "Besides this declaration,…

Minister of Communication, Dr Isa Ali Pantami

Broadband penetration increases by five per cent – Minister

Nigeria's new broadband policy has increased broadband penetration by five per cent, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has said. Mr Pantami, in a statement signed by the agency's spokesperson, Henry Nkemmadu, on Thursday said the increase occurred in less than one year. Broadband is a term…

Bob Marley

Reggae classic ‘One Love’ re-issued to help children upended by Coronavirus – UN

43 years after the iconic Bob Marley song, ‘One Love’, was released, the United Nations (UN), on Thursday said the song is to be re-released to support children whose lives have been turned on its end during the pandemic. According to a report published on the UN website, the global…

Donkeys used to illustrate the story.

Nigeria government vows to regulate trade in donkey skin

The federal government through the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service, (NAQS), on Wednesday, in Abuja, said it will regulate the sale of donkey skin in order to curb the over-exploitation of the trade. A statement by the agency's spokesperson, Chigozie Nwodo, said it was obligated to institute all reasonable safeguards "to…

A newly wedded couple displaying their marriage certificate

Nigerian govt reduces fees for marriage certificates

The federal government has reduced fees it charges worship centres for issuing marriage certificates to the public. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the ministry's spokesperson, Mohammed Manga, on Monday. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, was quoted as saying the fees chargeable on worship centres for licence…

Farmers applying pesticides on farm

Nigerian farmers decry govt’s plan to spend N13.9bn on pest control

Farmers under the auspices of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) say they are uncomfortable with the plan by the federal government to spend N13.9 billion on pest control in the country. The government had on June 12 approved a N13.9 billion intervention fund for pest control in Nigeria. Announcing…

DG of NITDA Mallam Kashidfu Inuwa Abdullahi [Photo: NITDA]

NITDA cautions against fake websites pledging COVID-19 lockdown funds

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), on Monday, cautioned Nigerians against patronising fake websites pledging federal government COVID-19 lockdown loans. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the agency's spokesperson, Hadizar Umar. The official said some individuals were trying to capitalise on the COVID-19 pandemic to defraud unsuspecting…

Central bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Anchor Borrowers Programme: CBN to fund 1.6 million farmers for 2020 farming season

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Tuesday, said it would fund 1.6 million farmers across the country in the 2020 wet season. through its Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP). This was disclosed by the CBN's Director, Development Finance Department, Yila Yusuf, during the flag-off of Farm Inputs Distribution for cotton farmers…

Muhammad Nanono

FG begins distribution of agricultural inputs to farmers – Official

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Muhammad Nanono, has flagged-off the distribution of agricultural inputs to Nigerian farmers, a statement said on Monday The statement signed by the ministry's spokesperson, Ikemefuna Ezeajaa, said the exercise serves to boost agricultural production in the country and avert food scarcity in 2021.…

MKO Abiola

Democracy Day: FG declares Friday, June 12, public holiday

The federal government has declared Friday, June 12 as a public holiday to mark this year's Democracy Day. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, announced this on Monday in a press release signed by Georgina Ehuriah, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior. President Muhammadu Buhari had in 2018…

A farmer displays freshly harvested cocoa bean.

Food Prices Index falls for fourth consecutive month – FAO

fell for the fourth consecutive month in May, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), of the United Nations, reported on Thursday. The report, published on the FAO webpage, shows details of the Food, Price Index, which tracks international prices of the most commonly-traded food commodities. It said while supplies appear…