Nigeria: Interception of Phone Calls

[Leadership]In February, this year, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) enunciated a policy which empowers government security agencies to tap citizens’ phone calls, short message services (SMS) and chat messages.The NCC, in the draft regulation, said that it would allow unhindered access to communications. “These regulations shall provide the legal and regulatory framework for the lawful interception of communications in Nigeria and to put into effect the provisions of sections 146 and 147 of the Act (the Ni

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