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Lee Kun-hee, who made South Korea’s Samsung a global powerhouse, dies at 78

SEOUL (Reuters) - Lee Kun-hee, who built Samsung Electronics into a global powerhouse in smartphones, semiconductors and televisions, died on Sunday after spending more than six years in hospital following a heart attack, the company said. Lee, who was 78, grew the Samsung Group into...

Telecoms operators apologise for network outage

By Funmilola Gboteku Lagos, Oct. 21, 2020 The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) on Wednesday said some of its members were experiencing network outage, which was affecting the quality of services provided to subscribers. In a statement in Lagos, Mr Gbenga Adebayo, the...

NCC constitutes committee to review framework for licensing InfraCo

By Jessica Dogo Abuja, Oct. 18, 2020, The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has constituted a committee to review the framework for the licensing of Infrastructure Companies (InfraCo). The committee is also expected to recommend sustainable funding options for effective implementation of the proposed national fibre...

EU antitrust deadline for Google, Fitbit deal extended to Jan. 8

Brussels, Oct.16, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) EU antitrust regulators have extended their investigation into Alphabet GOOGL.O unit Google’s $2.1 billion purchase of Fitbit FIT.N to Jan. 8 from Dec. 23, a filing on the European Commission website showed on Friday. Such extensions are usually granted when companies...

Fight against unregistered SIM cards yielding results – NCC

By Jessica Dogo Abuja, Oct. 11, 2020 The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the fight against the use of unregistered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards for cybercrimes and other criminal activities in the country is yielding results. Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, NCC Director of Public Affairs said...

NCC deepening protection of telecommunications consumers

News Analysis by ObikeUkoh, Since the establishment of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), it has been consistent in deepening and protecting the rights of consumers. Indeed, one of the core mandates of the NCC is to protect the rights of telecom consumers in Nigeria. The protection of...

Nigeria @60:Computer Society urges FG to use science and technology in fighting insecurity

By Olasunkanmi Onifade Abuja, Sept. 30, 2020 The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has urged the Federal Government to explore the possibilities of using Science and Technology to tackle security challenges facing the country. NCS President, Prof. Adesina Sodiya said this in an interview with newsmen ...

NCC inaugurates evaluation committee for 2020 research proposals

By Jessica Dogo Abuja, Sept. 29, 2020 The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has inaugurated a 15-member evaluation committee for the assessment of the 2020 telecommunications based research from the academics in tertiary institutions in the country. NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta inaugurated the committee...

NABDA’s Director – General says agency is determined to deploy technology to Nigerians

By Sylvester Thompson Abuja, Sept. 28, 2020 The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) says it is collaborating with national and international scientists to ensure that Nigerians enjoy the best technology in a safe and productive manner. NABDA’s Director-General, Prof. Alex Akpa spoke on Monday during an...

Active GSM subscribers in Nigeria now 199.3m- Danbatta

By Jessica Dogo Abuja, Sept. 1, 2020 Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says active GSM subscribers in the country have increased from 184 million in December 2019 to 199.3 million in May 2020. Danbatta made the disclosure at the virtual launch/award...
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