Posted by News Express | 5 November 2017 | 12,626 times
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has concluded plans to block a total of 21 websites and domain names suspected to have sympathy and link with the Igbo and Biafra, reports ITRealms.
Some of the domains cut across .com, .net, .info and .org.
In a leaked letter to one of its licensees sighted by ITRealms, NCC directed the operator to restrict access to several pro-Igbo and Biafra identified websites for alleged threat to national security.
The letter is dated October 20, and acknowledged four days later. It is entitled “Re: Request to Prevent the Commission of an Offence Under Section 146 of the Nigerian Communications Act, 2003”, and referenced an earlier letter dated 27 September 27, 2017 on the subject matter.
According to the letter signed by duo of Director, New Media and Information Society, Engr. Haru Alhassan and Head, Legal and Regulatory Services, Mrs Yetunde Akinloye, on behalf of the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, the threats were identified by the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA).
ITRealms further reports that NCC had directed the operator to immediately take steps to restrict access within the Nigerian cyberspace in respect of the 21 additional websites by blocking the domain names.
The directive, ITRealms reports, will affect 21 websites and domains, including:
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