Sunday August 07, 2022

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The House Committee on Financial Crimes and Management of Nigerian Communications Commission hold meeting on July 16th 2018 at the Telecoms regulator Head’s Office in Abuja, to discuss and proffer lasting solutions to address the menace of Call Masking, Call Refiling and Sim Boxing, a Telecommunications Phenomenon that poses great security challenges and economic sabotage to the industry.

Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, stated that masking of calls with another number, especially international calls has been trending since September 2016 when NCC reviewed the International Termination Rate (ITR) to N24.40.

The Nigerian Online Merit Awards (NIOMA) awards the Nigerian Communications Commission best Website of the year 2018 in the Ministries, Departments and Agencies Category of Nigeria on July 13, 2018. The awarding body is a leading daily online newspaper, News Express Nigeria.

NIOMA is designed to celebrate outstanding individuals and corporate bodies driving the Nigerian Online revolution.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of communications (FMoC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NIRA) and other local stakeholders organized the 2018 Edition of the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum at Shehu Musa Yaradua Center, Abuja. The theme for this Year’s Edition is: “Internet: An Enabler for good Governance”

The Nigeria Internet Governance Forum is the local initiative of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum, a multi-stakeholder forum (governments, the private sector, civil society, the technical and academic community) for policy dialogue on issues of internet governance, .

The Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) secretariat of the Nigerian Communications Commission hosted the 'South West Zonal Stakeholders Workshop on ICT Utilisation and Sustainability' on 2nd and 3rd of July, 2018 in Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State.

The Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) secretariat is a department of NCC created under the Nigerian Communications Act (NCA) 2003 to support the provision of ICT services in unserved and underserved areas of Nigeria. The USPF is a globally accepted vehicle for promoting digital inclusion and rapid extension of information and Communication Technology (ICT) to rural areas in Nigeria.

The Nigerian Communications Commission and the Consumer Protection Council held a meeting on July 2nd, to investigate call masking in Nigeria on the directive of the National Assembly. The meeting was also held to review the existing Memorandum of Understanding between the two government organizations and discuss how to work together to improve complaints resolution of telecommunications consumers.

Speaking at the meeting, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, said masking of calls with another number, especially international calls is a matter that has been trending and the NCC has been directed to address it as it has security implications.