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MTN Network outage,

Breaking News: MTN Network Outage Sparks User Frustration and Industry Concerns

Just of recent, residents across the country have been plunged into frustration due to a widespread network outage experienced by MTN, one of the leading telecommunication providers in the region. The outage, which affected both calling and internet services, prompted a flurry of complaints from users across various platforms. However, amidst the turmoil, MTN’s engineering […]

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Nimc boost enrolment effort, nimc temporarily suspend front end partners, online registration portal for NIN

Say Goodbye to Queues: NIMC Set to Launch Online Registration Portal for NIN

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Nigeria has been inundated with complaints regarding the registration process for the National Identity Number (NIN). Reports of extortion and high-handedness by some agents of the commission have left many Nigerians frustrated and disheartened. However, there is now a glimmer of hope on the horizon, as the NIMC

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Forex market manipulation

Nigeria Blocks Binance and Crypto Platforms Amid Forex Market Manipulation Concerns

In a move aimed at curbing what it perceives as the ongoing forex market manipulation and illicit fund movements, the Nigerian government has taken decisive action by blocking access to online platforms operated by Binance and several other crypto firms. This development, communicated to telecommunication companies by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), underscores the government’s

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Nimc boost enrolment effort, nimc temporarily suspend front end partners, online registration portal for NIN

NIMC Boosts NIN Enrolment Efforts with 222 Additional Devices Nationwide

The Director-General/CEO of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Engr. Abisoye Odusote-Coker, has recently made a significant decision aimed at addressing the challenges associated with the National Identification Number (NIN) enrolment process. Engr. Coker has approved the distribution of additional enrolment systems to all states across the country. This strategic move is part of NIMC’s

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Airtel Africa announces $100M share buyback plan

Airtel Africa Announces $100M Share Buyback Plan Amidst Strong Financial Performance

In its recently released 9-month financial report for the period ending December 2023, Airtel Africa disclosed its intention to embark on a $100m share buyback program, signaling confidence in its growth trajectory and commitment to optimizing capital allocation. The move underscores the company’s proactive approach to capital management and its belief in the long-term potential

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Opay Announces Stricter KYC Measures

Opay Announces Stricter KYC Measures, Sets March 1 Deadline for NIN Linkage

The recent media parley held in Lagos on January 24, 2024, Opay, a prominent digital payment company, declared that as of March 1, 2024, any account not linked with the National Identification Number (NIN) will be subject to blocking. This revelation came from Opay’s Director of Partnerships, Ikponmwosa Odiase, who also disclosed that tier-1 account

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UTME Registration with NIN

JAMB to Address Challenges Faced by Applicants in UTME Registration Process

In the wake of the commencement of form sales on January 15, numerous candidates and their parents have voiced dissatisfaction with the hurdles encountered while attempting to generate electronic pins for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has mandated the use of the National Identification Number (NIN)

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Nimc boost enrolment effort, nimc temporarily suspend front end partners, online registration portal for NIN

NIMC Temporarily Suspends Front End Partners for NIN Enrolments Amidst Revalidation Exercise

In a significant move aimed at enhancing the integrity of the National Identity Number (NIN) enrolment system, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has temporarily suspended Front-End Partners (FEPs) from engaging in NIN enrolments. The decision follows the initiation of a comprehensive revalidation exercise targeting third-party registration centres. Director General, Abisoye Coker-Odusote, Takes Decisive Steps

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Ncc postpone glo disconnection

NCC Postpones Glo Disconnection Following Resolution of Interconnect Debt Dispute

In a recent development, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced the postponement of the planned disconnection of Globacom Limited (Glo) by MTN Nigerian Communications Plc, following a long-standing interconnection debt dispute between the two telecom giants. The NCC’s decision, communicated through a statement signed by Director of Public Affairs Reuben Mouka on Thursday, comes

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Smartcash free transfers

Smartcash Launch Free transfers to all Banks in a quest to Fetch More Users!

In a strategic move to enhance financial inclusion in Nigeria, SmartCash Payment Service Bank, the fintech arm of Airtel Nigeria, has introduced a feature – “Free Transfers to All Banks.” This significant decision aims to facilitate greater access to financial services for all Nigerians, particularly the unbanked and underbanked populations. Established in 2022 with the

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Ncc instruct telcos to bar lines

NCC instruct Telco’s to bar lines with unverified NIN – 2024

The National Communication Commission (NCC) has taken a significant step to regulate the telecommunications industry. They have instructed telecom operators to bar lines that are not linked and verified with the National Identification Number (NIN). This announcement came to light through a corporate notice filed by MTN Nigeria with the Nigerian Exchange Limited. The notice

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Reuben Monika announced Glo unpaid interconnect charges

MTN to partially disconnect glo amid interconnect charges

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved MTN’s request to partially disconnect Globacom (Glo) from its network due to unpaid interconnect charges. Reuben Muoka, the NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, announced this decision on Monday in a document titled ‘Pre-Disconnection Notice.’ The approval follows Glo’s failure to settle outstanding debts despite numerous attempts to resolve

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abstain from sale and purchase of pre-registered SIM cards

Pre-registered SIM Cards: Subscribers Should be Watchful NCC Warns!

The SIM-NIN registration initiative was introduced with the aim of assisting authorities in curbing illegal activities by associating SIM cards with the personal details of their owners. Despite this intention, a concerning trend has emerged, as cybercriminals are now turning to the illicit purchase of pre-registered SIM cards to victimize unsuspecting individuals. This unlawful trade

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