Nigerian Regulator Refutes Rumours of BlackBerry Ban


The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has issued a statement refuting rumours that it is preparing to ban the use of BlackBerry's in the country.

The NCC said that its attention had been drawn to reports that it had at a meeting this morning agreed with CEOs of telecommunications networks to shutdown Blackberry Services.

The management stated categorically that there was never such a meeting held, nor was there ever a resolution to shut down Blackberry services.

The rumours appeared to be claiming that the service would be shut-down to curb information sharing about protests against recent rises in petrol prices.

Airtel Networks had also issued a statement confirming that  "We have not received any instruction from any quarter to shut down our Blackberry Services. We will continue to offer service to all our customers."