‘Telcos should resist RoW tariff hike by states’

• Executive Order on Critical National Infrsatructure imminent• Operators decry paucity of Forex, insecurit The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has asked telecommunications operators to resist any move by states to hike Right of Way (RoW) tariffs. The Minister said tariff hike was part of the agenda resolved when his team […]

Buhari asks Senate to confirm Danbatta as NCC vice chairman for second term

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has asked the Senate to confirm the reappointment of Umar Danbatta for a second term of five years as the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Office of the Nigerian Communications Commission. Senate President Ahmad Lawan read the President’s letter requesting the confirmation during plenary on Tuesday. “President […]

How telcos can rebuild Nigeria in wake of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on all social and economic sectors. In just three months, the pandemic has left tears, sweats and blood on the people and the economy. For Nigeria, the pandemic is an eye-opener and a rude welcome to a new normal- knowledge economy. Lagos state relies heavily on knowledge […]

Senate urges suspension of 5G network deployment in Nigeria

Canvasses decentralised police force, community policing The Senate has asked the Federal Government to suspend the planned deployment of the fifth-generation (5G) network in Nigeria pending the resolution of all issues thrown up by the new technology. Adopting a motion sponsored by Senator Uche Ekwenife (PDP, Anambra Central) at plenary yesterday in Abuja, the upper […]

MTN Nigeria warns of near-term outlook

JOHANNESBURG – MTN Nigeria yesterday warned that its near-term outlook was challenging due to macroeconomic disruptions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and weak oil prices. Chief executive Ferdi Moolman said that while the company had an upbeat view of the prospects for the business in 2020, on the back of the strong performance […]

COVID-19: ‘Nigeria’s not China’s Testing Ground’ — NUJ tells Buhari

The Nigeria Union of Journalists,NUJ,has expressed scepticism over a proposed Chinese Medical Mission to Nigeria,urging President Buhari to stop it. This was contained in a statement on Saturday,co-signed by  Chris Isiguzo, the National President and  Shuaibu Usman Leman,the National Secretary. According to the statement ,” Nigerian Union of Journalists National Secretariat is alarmed by the […]

Nigeria will take ‘informed decision’ on 5G, says Pantami

Nigeria’s minister for communications and digital economy Isa Ali Pantami Saturday said the country has not approved any 5G – the fifth generation of wireless communications technologies – license. Pantami made the clarification in the wake of growing rumours that 5G is responsible for coronavirus. “The National Frequency Management Council (NFMC), of which I am […]