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Nigeria ranks 3rd Globally in Cybercrime, behind UK & U.S. – NCC



The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the country currently ranks third globally in cybercrime, behind the UK and the U.S.

NCC’s Chief Executive Officer, Professor Umar Danbatta, disclosed this on Tuesday at the ongoing 2017 Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Lagos.

The theme of the conference was: “African Business: Penetrating through Institution Building”.

Danbatta, at a breakout session with the sub-theme: “The Business of Cyber Law, Internet Policy and Privacy Rights” moderated by Augustine Alegeh (SAN) a former NBA President, said the number of internet users in Nigeria has hit 91.6 million.

“About N127 billion was the estimated loss to cybercrime in Nigeria in 2015; Nigeria ranks third in global internet crimes behind the UK and U.S.

“A critical factor militating against Africa’s economic resurgence is the weakness of its institutions.

“Nigeria ranks 169 out of 199 on the World Bank’s ease of doing business rankings; we are in a middle of a revolution and the rise of what we call the networked society.

“The NCC stipulates the laws of engagement that will make the cyberspace safe and ensure the confidence as well as the safety of the cyberspace,” Danbatta, a panelist, said.

“There are benefits and risks of the use of cyberspace and both has to be properly managed.”


  1. Timi

    August 22, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    At least we rank behind the UK and US in something lool

    • Agu

      August 23, 2017 at 4:49 am

      And the funny part is majority of cyber crimes in UK and USA are also done by nigerians living in these two countries. Chai Nigeria we are really crazy people.

    • John Doe

      August 23, 2017 at 6:52 am

      @Agu you’re very correct! very embarrassing.

    • Nuna

      August 23, 2017 at 8:01 am

      Agu I was about to type the same thing. LOOOL

    • Me

      August 23, 2017 at 11:27 am

      LOL! I had to read it twice to make sure I understood it!

      Agu, at least we can claim that they are UK / USA citizen -_-

  2. kokombo

    August 24, 2017 at 3:50 am

    Nigerian are most corrupted country in world

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