In efforts to provide effective and prompt response system during emergencies, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has completed a new Emergency Communications Centre in Benin, Edo State.
The Director-General (DG) of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mallam Isaq Modibbo Kawu, revealed that NBC would be launching its "New Broadcasting Code" billed for launch tomorrow, 4th July 2019 in Kano. The new code will reposition the Nigerian broadcasting landscape and address the preponderance of hate speech and fake news that characterize the industry.
The National Information Technology Development Agency(NITDA), disclosed that Nigeria loses about N3.133 trillion to cybercrime and foreign software annually. Dr Isa Aliyu Ibrahim Pantami, Director General of the Agency disclosed this on 18th June 2019 at a stakeholders engagement on Nigerian Software Testing Guidance (NSTG) and the Guidelines for Information Systems Audit (GITA) in Abuja.
Following widespread condemnation of the Cybercrimes Act, the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Justice has disclosed that it is committed to the amendment of the Cybercrimes Act. The Act is considered by many lawyers, journalists and activists as repressive, unconstitutional and illegal.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) disclosed that it will soon commence the demolition of telecommunication masts in different locations within the country. NCAA hinted that the demolition exercise would similarly affect some Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) and other financial institutions that had discountenanced its regulatory requirements on the clearance to erect any high structure within navigable airspace in Nigeria.