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A motorcyclist rides past a campaign poster for Nigeria’s incumbent president and candidate to his re-election for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) President Muhammadu Buhari, and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, at Ilupeju in Lagos, on January 4, 2019. PHOTO: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

Nigeria misses out on emerging-market rally as vote nears

Emerging-market assets may be enjoying a strong start to the year, but one country missing out on the rally is Nigeria.
Atiku Abubakar

How Atiku Abubakar will lose February 16 election

Get this straight: Atiku Abubakar will lose the presidential election on February 16. I’m not Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka or one of the tongue-in-cheek seers whose predictions you’ll be struggling to figure out after dropping your offering in the bag at midnight of December 31.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN, Globacom, Airtel, 9Mobile grow subscription base by 3.86 million

November statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on its website has shown that GSM operators, MTN, Globacom, Airtel and 9Mobile, grew their subscription bases by 3.86 million new subscribers.

Central bank announces truce with MTN

The Central Bank of Nigeria has announced the resolution of its dispute with MTN Communications Limited, saying the company will now atone only for the illegal remittances on preference shares issued in 2008.

NCC guarantees telecoms subscribers uninterrupted service despite disconnection notice

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has guaranteed that telecommunications subscribers in the country will enjoy uninterrupted service.

NCC: Internet users in Nigeria hit 108.5 million in November

Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 108.5 million in November, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said.

NCC grants telcos disconnection approval as interconnect ‘debt crisis’ worsens

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has granted approval to Airtel, MTN and IHS to disconnect eight telecommunications operators over non-settlement of interconnect and facility charges.

NCC: MTN, CBN dispute will be over soon

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has assured that the dispute between South African telecoms giant, MTN, and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was being resolved and would soon be over.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

$8.1 billion repatriation: Settlement still in progress in MTN vs CBN’s case – counsel

A Federal High Court Lagos, on Wednesday, further adjourned until Jan. 22, 2019 for report of settlement in a suit between MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd, and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over repatriation of 8.1 billion dollars.

NCC threatens to sanction erring service providers

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has threatened to penalise or sanction any service provider that failed to comply with its directive of ensuring effective service to the consumers in the country.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Court fixes December 12 for report of settlement in MTN vs CBN case

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday, adjourned until December 12, for report of settlement in a dispute between MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd, and the Central Bank of Nigeria, over alleged illegal repatriation of 8.1 billion dollars by the telecoms company.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Absence of judge stalls MTN tax assessment suit

Absence of Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke on Monday stalled hearing of a suit by MTN Nigeria against the Attorney-General of the Federation challenging the legality of N242 billion and 1.3 billion dollars import duties and withholding tax assessment.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN Nigeria unveils the edition of ‘Season of Surprises’

MTN Nigeria on Sunday in Lagos unveiled its 4th edition of ‘Season of Surprises’ in commemoration of the Christmas season.

Kogi unseals telcos facilities after NCC intervention

Indication yesterday emerged that a looming telecom blackout which threatened about 13 states, including some parts of Abuja, might have been averted following the intervention of Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN Group may lose more executives amid Nigerian crisis

MTN confirmed Fouladi’s departure, which was announced by Rotterdam-based KPN earlier this month. But Singh has declined to comment.
Ambrose Dlamini

eSwatini premier bans first class air travel for officials

The newly-appointed prime minister of the tiny kingdom of eSwatini on Friday banned first class air travel for top government officials as part of a slew of measures to control spending.

Kogi: Why we shut telecoms facilities

The Kogi state government on Wednesday countered the claims of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators (ALTON) over the shutting down of facilities in the State, saying the action was based on court orders.
Buhari Media Organisation (BMO)

MTN fine: BMO tells senate to face its core duties

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised the Senate to desist from interfering with the executive in running of state affairs but to concentrate more on its duties of providing adequate legislation for the growth of the nation.

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NOA urges Nigerians to resolve political grievances through lawful means

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has called on Nigerians to always resolve political issues peacefully through lawful means instead of taking laws into their hands.

FRSC tasks federal government on dualization of Idiroko road over accidents

Mr Olugbenga Farinloye, the Idiroko Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, on Thursday advised the Federal Government to dualise the Idiroko Road to reduce accidents in the area.
Simona Halep

Australian Open: Simona Halep staggers into clash with Venus Williams

World number one Simona Halep scraped through to an Australian Open third round clash with Venus Williams Thursday after being pushed to the limit by unseeded Sofia Kenin over three sets.
Nigeria's Odunayo Adekuoroye

Tokyo Olympics: Odunayo Adekuoroye, Aminat Adeniyi, Blessing Oborududu to compete at UWW in Bulgaria

Nigeria Wrestling Federation has stepped up efforts for Tokyo 2020 Olympics as Odunayo Adekuoroye, Aminat Adeniyi, and Blessing Oborududu will compete at two United World Wrestling (UWW)-ranking tournaments in Bulgaria and Germany next month.
Zimbabwe police fired teargas to disperse a crowd queuing for bread at a shopping centre near central Harare [Philimon Bulawayo-Reuters]

US alarmed as Zimbabwe targets, beats activists amid unrest

The US embassy in Zimbabwe says it is "alarmed" by credible reports that security forces are targeting and beating activists and labour leaders. A local doctors' rights group says it has treated 68 gunshot cases.