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MTN and Samsung partners to support the fight against COVID-19

… Donates communication gadgets and SIM cards to Isolation Centres As part of ongoing drive to support the Federal Government’s continued effort against the spread of the corona virus, Samsung and MTN Nigeria have provided communication support to health workers…

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Soaring vandalism to deny targeted 70% broadband penetration—ATCON, ALTON

President of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Engr Olusola Teniola has once again, warned that the nation’s fresh target of meeting 70% broadband penetration on the powers of the new National Broadband Plan 2020-2025 may fail if…

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Just in: MTN beats NCC’s May deadline, pays N55bn last tranche of N330bn fine

MTN Nigeria Communications Plc, Friday, May 31st, 2019, paid the sixth and final installment of N55bn to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), thus beating the May 31st payment deadline in completing the N330 billion negotiated settlement agreed between the NCC…

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Why MTN is challenging Kogi State in court, by Okigbo

MTN Nigeria has launched a multimillion naira court action against the Kogi State Government and its revenue agency, the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) for sealing up its base station in Lokoja, the state capital, since January 23. Though…

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Subscribers’ dump MTN as Bello shuts down BTSs over tax remittances

Since Wednesday last week to date, residents and businesses relying on MTN network in Lokoja, the capital of Kogi State and adjoining towns including parts of Abuja had been experiencing difficulties in accessing telecommunications services following the decision of the…

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Ajogwu, last Visafone boss gives insights on spectrum at Jim Ovia’s book launch

Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and the very last boss of defunct Visafone Communications Limited, Dr. Fabian Ajogwu, on Monday provided further insights on the build up and circumstances leading to the purchase of the company and its 800MHz spectrum…

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Just in: MTN heads to court in contest of CBN, AGF $8.1bn sanction, tax default

In keeping with its self acclaimed righteousness over recent claims by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), over abuse of due process in certificate of capital importation (CCI) involving $8.1bn, leading telecoms…


Anxiety as MTN argues FG’s fresh $2bn tax arrears, gives update on CCI crisis

Pursuant to further clarifications on latest federal government’s claims that MTN Nigeria owes tax arrears in the excess of $2bn, the telecom giant has responded, saying “Based on the detailed review performed, MTN Nigeria believes it has fully settled all…

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How NCC technically confirmed MTN’s usage of 800 MHz Visafone spectrum

A clear lead has emerged on the possible pronouncement of MTN Nigeria as the substantive owner and therefore, legal user of the controversial 800MHz spectrum originally belonging to Visafone before the 100 per cent acquisition of the ailing company by…

MTN gives strong facts on why it should be allowed to use Visafone’s Spectrum

As stakeholders’ and Nigeria’s telecoms industry await the final decision of the regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on who should use the Visafone’s 800MHz spectrum following the 100 per cent acquisition of the moribund former CDMA leader by MTN,…