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    Nigeria becomes first West African country to experiment 5G technology

Nigeria becomes first West African country to experiment 5G technology

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    MTN: We initially opposed the plan to raise USSD charges

MTN: We initially opposed the plan to raise USSD charges

MTN Nigeria says there is a need for dialogue among stakeholders to resolve issues around proposed charges on unstructured supplementary service data (USSD) channels.In a statement, Uto Ukpanah, the company secretary, said the company initially resisted calls for end-user billing as suggested by the chief executive officers of deposit money banks.MTN said it relented after exhausting avenues for engagements. It [...]

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    FG kicks against plan to increase USSD charges, orders immediate suspension

FG kicks against plan to increase USSD charges, orders immediate suspension

The federal government has opposed the move of telcos to increase charges on use unstructured supplementary service data (USSD) channels to access banking services.Some telecommunications network service providers had sent notices to their subscribers that with effect from Monday, USSD will attract extra charges.“Please note that from Oct 21, we will charge N4 per 20 seconds for USSD access to [...]

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    PHOTOS: Shoprite, DStv back to life at Ikeja mall but MTN office remains closed

PHOTOS: Shoprite, DStv back to life at Ikeja mall but MTN office remains closed

Activities have resumed at Shoprite and DStv offices at the Ikeja City Mall in Lagos, days after protesters targetted South African-owned businesses across the country over the xenophobic attacks.Although violence was not recorded at the Shoprite outlet in Ikeja, it suspended operations around 4pm on Tuesday, five hours ahead of its normal time for closing.However, there were cases of violence at Surulere [...]

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    MTN Nigeria did not deserve this carnage

MTN Nigeria did not deserve this carnage

BY KESTER OSAHENYEIn law practice there is a parlance known as "Nemo judex in causa sua (or nemo judex in sua causa) is a Latin phrase that literally translates - "no-one should be a judge in his own cause." I have maintained unrestrained rage and equanimity not to respond to the umbrage, unprovoked attacks, and the destructions of MTN Offices, [...]

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    Xenophobia: Oshiomhole asks FG to take over MTN

Xenophobia: Oshiomhole asks FG to take over MTN

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked the federal government to take over MTN in order to send a strong message to South Africa over the attacks on Nigerians based in the country.On Monday, shops and properties of Nigerians were looted and destroyed in different parts of South Africa.Speaking with journalists on Thursday in Abuja, [...]

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    ‘The future is built on enhanced connections’ — MTN rejects xenophobia

‘The future is built on enhanced connections’ — MTN rejects xenophobia

MTN Nigeria has condemned the xenophobic attacks against foreigners in South Africa and the reprisals in Nigeria.In a statement issued on Thursday by Ernest Ndukwe, its chairman, said the company rejects all acts of violence.It sympathised with those affected by the crisis while calling for peace, saying "it is in all of our interests to work together".The telecommunication giant is [...]

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    VIDEO: Angry youth break into MTN office in Abuja, vandalise equipment

VIDEO: Angry youth break into MTN office in Abuja, vandalise equipment

Some youth broke into an office belonging to MTN in Mararaba, a suburb of Abuja, on Wednesday, vandalising some equipment.In the video, one of the attackers could be seen destroying MTN solar power box known as "Lumos Mobile Electricity", while another carted away with a television set.This happened less than 24 hours after protesters set an MTN office on fire in Bodija, Ibadan, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Burnt MTN office in Ibadan

PHOTOS: Burnt MTN office in Ibadan

On Tuesday evening, an angry mob set ablaze an MTN office in Bodija area of Ibadan, Oyo state capital, over xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.The violence against foreign nationals in South Africa had sparked nationwide outrage.The office had earlier been shut when protesters attempted to vandalise it during the day but security operatives resisted the attack.However, some individuals [...]

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    MTN office attacked in Abuja as mob lights bonfires at Shoprite outlet

MTN office attacked in Abuja as mob lights bonfires at Shoprite outlet

The MTN office located in Karu, a suburb of Abuja, has been vandalised by some Nigerians protesting against the xenophobic attacks on fellow citizens in South Africa.There was also pandemonium at Shoprite, Lugbe, along airport road, Abuja, on Wednesday as police fired teargas canisters to stop a mob from setting the shopping mall on fire.The protesters, who were on the [...]

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    Angry mob sets MTN office on fire in Ibadan

Angry mob sets MTN office on fire in Ibadan

An office of telecommunication giant, MTN, has been set on fire in the Bodija area of Ibadan, Oyo state capital.TheCable gathered that the office had earlier been shut over widespread attacks on South African companies in the country.Protesters had attempted to vandalise the office during the day but security operatives resisted the attack.However, some individuals reportedly regrouped at night and [...]

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    Airtel overtakes Globacom to become Nigeria’s second largest network

Airtel overtakes Globacom to become Nigeria’s second largest network

Airtel Nigeria is now the second-largest telecommunications service provider in the country.According to the July subscriber data released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Airtel gained a total of 906,400 customers in July to become second.Airtel currently has 123,327 subscribers more than Globacom that has occupied the position for years.In total, there are now 174,668,626 active GSM lines in the [...]

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    MTN drags FIRS to tribunal over taxation of N330bn fine

MTN drags FIRS to tribunal over taxation of N330bn fine

MTN Nigeria says there is a technical disagreement between it and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), on how the 2015 fine should be treated for tax purposes.Onome Okwah, MTN's corporate affairs manager, made this known in a statement released on Friday.Okwah said MTN has taken the matter to the tax tribunal set up by the FIRS chairman and minister [...]

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    NANS shuts MTN, DStv offices in Kaduna, Benue over attacks on Nigerians in S’Africa

NANS shuts MTN, DStv offices in Kaduna, Benue over attacks on Nigerians in S’Africa

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) shut down offices of MTN and DStv in Benue and Kaduna states on Thursday in protest of the killing of Nigerians in South Africa.Both organisations are owned by South Africa. While Abah Owoicho, NANS deputy zonal coordinator, zone C, led the protest in Benue, Dominic Philip, the organisation’s director of travels and exchange, led protesters [...]

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NCC: Nigeria seeks upgrade to 5G technology

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the country is ready for a bandwidth network upgrade of 5G for faster internet services.Sunday Dare, the commission’s executive commissioner for stakeholder management, made this known during an interactive session with newsmen in Abuja.He said the commission had brought critical stakeholders to develop a roadmap and examine the legal, regulatory and technology issues needed [...]

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    Next to Dangote, gained N183bn in 16 mins — 7 things to know about MTN listing

Next to Dangote, gained N183bn in 16 mins — 7 things to know about MTN listing

On Thursday, MTN made history as the first telecommunication major in Nigeria to be listed on the country's stock exchange.Pascal Dozie, MTN Nigeria chairman, who spoke at the historic event, said: “Today is a major milestone in the evolution of MTN in Nigeria and it is fitting that it takes place 18 years to the day since I made the [...]

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