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NCC Partially Disconnects 72m Telephone Lines

As part of measures to improve security in the country, all telephone lines which Subscriber Identification Modules (SIM) not linked to National Identity Numbers (NIN) have been partially deactivated. The deactivation order took effect yesterday following President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive. To effect that order, all outgoing calls by defaulting subscribers have been barred. About 72.7million […]

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JUST IN: Bar Outgoing Calls On Unregistered SIMs, FG orders Telecos

Celestine Ajayi The Federal Government has made good its threat of barring all outgoing calls on unlinked lines to the National Identification Number (NIN) with effect from today, Monday April 4, 2022.Unlinked lines are subscriber identity module (SIM) cards not yet linked with the National Identification Number (NIN).Director, public affairs, Ikechukwu Adinde and Head, corporate […]

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Outrage Trails Increase Of DSTV, GOTV Packages

Nigerians Decry MultiChoice’s Monopolistic Tendency  FCCPC Launches investigation into the firm’s practices after a series of complaints The news that Pay-TV company, Multichoice, the parent company of DSTV, GOTV has announced an increase in the prices of all its bouquets has continued to draw the ire of Nigerians. The firm in a statement announcing a price […]

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Blackouts: FG Highlights Steps Taken To Restore ‘Normal Supply Of Electricity’ Nationwide

The Federal Government on Saturday said it has taken several steps “towards the restoration of normal supply of electricity nationwide.” Channels TV reports that the national grid suffered shutdowns at least twice in the past week leading to blackouts across the country amid rising prices of fuel products. In a statement signed by Minister of […]

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TCN upgrades Egbin Transmission Substation

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has upgraded its Egbin 330/132/33 Kilo Volt (kV) Transmission Substation in Lagos State, with installation of a 60 Mega Volt Ampere (MVA) 132/33KV power transformer. TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah, said in a statement in Abuja on Sunday that the transformer which was installed […]

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Airtel announces free calls to support Nigerian families, friends in Ukraine

By Paul Ajayi Airtel Nigeria says it is supporting its customers to make free calls to war-ravaged Ukraine so as to reach their friends and families there. Mr. Surendran Chemmenkotil, its Chief Executive Officer stated on Friday in Lagos that the free call service to Ukraine was subject to the company’s fair usage policy, however. […]

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Meters are free, stop selling – FG warns DisCos

By Babajide Okeowo The Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja cautioned Distribution Companies (DISCOS) again against selling electricity meters to customers, saying procurement of meters is free of charge. Minister of Power, Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu, gave the warning during the weekly State House ministerial briefing organised by the Presidential Media Team. The minister blamed those […]

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MTN, Mafab Pay N234.5bn To FG For 5G Licences– NCC

By Paul Ajayi MTN Communication Nigeria PLC and Mafab Mafab Communications Limited have paid $563.1m which is an equivalent of N234.5bn for the 3.5 Gigahertz (GHz) spectrum licences won back in 2021. Both companies paid  $273.6mn (N113.92bn)  each for the 5G Spectrum license to the Nigerian Communications Commission, according to a statement signed by Dr. […]

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AEDC alerts customers over power interruption in parts of FCT

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), has announced that there would be power interruption in some parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The company said that the interruption was to enable the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), carry out maintenance on its Apo substation. Mr Donald Etim, Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC’s) Chief Marketing […]

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Nigeria To Boost Electricity Supply With 15 World Bank-Funded Power Transformers

By Babajide Okeowo Nigeria’s bid to improve on its erratic power supply received a boost as the federal government through the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, on Sunday announced that it had taken delivery of 15 brand new power transformers through the Apapa Port, Lagos. The transformers, it stated, comprise 10 60MVA 132/33kV and five […]

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