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MTN paid N80bn of N330bn fine — FG

The Federal Government has confirmed that MTN Nigeria has paid N80bn of the N330bn fine imposed on it for failing to deactivate more than five million unregistered Subscriber Identification Module cards. Speaking at the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja on Monday, the Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, ...

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Data Hike: FG, SENATE AND NCC DESERVE COMMENDATION

The Trade Union Congress Nigeria (TUC) on Thursday applauds the Federal Government, upper chamber and Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for being sensitive to the yearnings of subscribers, who had decried initial plan to abysmally increase data rate even at a time the economy is sick. In saner climes people are ...

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NCC Suspends Plan To Increase Data Price

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on Wednesday suspended its directive to telecommunication operators to increase the price of Data. According to statement by the commission’s Public Affairs Director, Tony Ojobo, stated that: “The decision to suspend this directive was taken after due consultation with industry stakeholders and the general complaints ...

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HIKE IN DATA RATE IS UNACCEPTABLE-SAYS, TUC

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria warns against the on-going conspiracy between the Federal Government through the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and some major telcom companies, especially MTN to further increase their date rates from December 1, 2016. It is really startling the extent government and its capitalists cronies would ...

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Samsung to unveil shareholder return plans amid calls to split company

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it will disclose plans to boost shareholder value on Tuesday – a move that comes amid pressure from U.S. fund Elliott Management to split the company in two and provide more in payouts. The U.S. activist hedge fund, which owns 0.6 percent of Samsung, called ...

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South Africa’s MTN Group plans expansion in Iran

MTN Group, Africa’s biggest mobile phone company, is planning to expand in Iran, from where it has only just managed to begin reptratiating profits. The move is part of MTN’s 10-year plan to cement its leading position in risky but lucrative frontier markets in the Middle East and Africa, where ...

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Minister Tasks Government Information Managers on Challenges of Information, Digital Technology

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, flanked by the Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa,0 and the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Mrs. Ayo Adesugba at the 46th National Council on Information in Asaba, Delta State on Friday.         Minister Tasks Government Information Managers on Challenges ...

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Digital Switch Over: FG Targets 70% Local Content

Lai Mohammed       The Federal Government on Wednesday said it set to generate 70% local broadcast content a target as Nigeria prepares for the Digital Switch Over in June, 2017. It has also unveiled plans to create more jobs and earn one billion Dollars in annual revenue from the ...

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Why the FG is committed to meeting broadcast digitization deadline – Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government’s determination to meeting the June 2017 deadline for the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting is borne out of the attendant benefits of such migration. The Minister made this known in Abuja on Tuesday while declaring ...

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