N1.04trn Fine: MTN Gets Friday Deadline


As negotiations continue between the Nigerian government and top executives of the South Africa-based company, MTN Group, on how best to resolve the impasse over the N1.04 trillion fine, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday extended the deadline for payment to Friday, November 20.

SIM Registration: Reps To Probe Telecommunication Providers And Regulator


The House of Representatives in Nigeria has begun a process of investigating the extent of telecommunication companies compliance to a directive to deactivate all pre-registered Subscribers Identification Module (SIM) cards and the role of the regulator in ensuring compliance.After Honourable Oluwole Oke moved a motion, under a matter of urgent public

Ojoro No Good: Etisalat Takes NCC, MTN To Court Over ‘Family & Friends’ Promo


Telecoms provider Etisalat is currently in court in a battle with MTN, over claims that the Nigeria Communications Commission is giving them unfair advantage. The bone of contention is MTN’s Family & Friends promotion package, which allows calls to eight MTN subscribers and two non-MTN subscribers at a rate of 11 kobo

NCC Increases Fine On Service Providers To 10 Million Naira

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has increased the fine imposed on telecommunication operators who publish promotional advertisements without due approval from the commission from 5 to 10 million Naira. The Executive Vice Chairman of the commission, Mr Eugene Juwah, told participants at a public inquiry on Draft Enforcement Process and