Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami

Conditional return of SIM card sales in Nigeria

Government lifts ban but warns new registrations have to link with National Identification Number.
Paul Adepoju

Nigeria again reschedules SIM NIN registration

Government says MNOs have to date collected 56.18 million National Identification Numbers.
Jan 20, 2021

Nigeria extends NIN-SIM integration deadline

Regulator says 47.8 million NINS have been collected by mobile operators.

Nigerian govt accused of extortion with USSD service fees

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) said charges have since been suspended.

Nigeria suspends sale, registration, activation of new SIM cards

The move is expected to impact SA’s MTN, which is the leading mobile network operator in the west African country.
Oct 5, 2020

9mobile backs Nigeria’s economic transformation strategy

CEO Alan Sinfield met with Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami.
Oct 2, 2020

‘New normal’ accelerates demand for digital skills, 4IR tech

Digital Nigeria eLearning Platform launched to bolster local skills development.
Aug 7, 2020

Nigeria: banks owe telcos US$45-million over USSD suspension

Minister says banks must pay for using telecommunications networks and infrastructure, including USSD channels.
Apr 9, 2020

Lockdown driving up demand for mobile devices from Africa

Europe, the Middle East and other continents face a scarcity of devices occasioned by the global pandemic, according to Konga.
Apr 7, 2020

Nigeria completes 5G trial as conspiracy theories increase

Regulator issues a statement clarifying the country’s stance.
Feb 27, 2020

Nigeria: NCC's new chairman must 'hit ground running'

Irregular SIM card registration, data management and privacy issues among top priorities for Professor Adeolu Akande.

Nigeria targets 70% broadband penetration by 2025

Country's government is working with UK government to achieve target.