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Experts task federal government on practicable housing policy, others

Operators in the Nigerian real estate development industry, say that there is a need to look at the sources of financing construction of housing to make life meaningful for Nigerians and also make housing affordable for all.
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NCC: Internet users hit 114.7 million in February

Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to more than 114,752,357 million in February 2019, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said.

Jumia: ‘Africa’s Amazon’ in landmark stock market listing

Shares in Africa's largest e-commerce retailer are set to start trading in New York on Friday in a move that could pave the way for other tech start-ups from the continent.

MTN launches FibreNet in Abuja

Telecommunication giant MTN Nigeria has launched a super fast, fibre optic network internet service called FibreNet or Fibre-to-home in Abuja to offer an improved internet users experience.
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Capital Market: MTN listing, NNPC privatisation will spur more participation of investors – ex-minister

The proposed listing of MTN, privatisation of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and the remaining power sector privatisation will attract more participation of investors in the capital market and thus enhance financial inclusion in the country, former Minister of National Planning, Dr. Shamshudeen Usman, has said.
Mary Uduk - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has urged investors with multiple shareholding accounts to regularise such before December 31, 2019.

SEC awaits MTN’s application to list on NSE

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last Friday said it was still awaiting the formal application of telecommunication giant, MTN to list its shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
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Zimbabwe to raise $350 million from shares

Zimbabwe plans to raise $350 million from selling shares in five state-owned telecommunications companies and a bank.
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: We’ll list on NSE before July

MTN Group says it will list Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in the first half of 2019, after recording very positive trade numbers in 2018 fiscal year.

MTN leads campaign against substance abuse

MTN Nigeria on Friday said that there was the need to combat the deadly scourge of substance abuse in the country.

NCC: Internet users hit 113.8 million in January

Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to more than 113.8 million in January 2018, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said.
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 Uganda responds to government queries, says ‘we are tax compliant’

Uganda’s biggest telecommunications company MTN has denied government accusations it has been understating its revenues, insisting that it was fully meeting all its tax obligations.
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Red Cross releases toll-free lines, promises to assist vulnerable during elections

The Nigerian Red Cross Society has released toll-free lines for citizens to reach it in the course of the elections.
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Asa to headline 2019 MTN Bush Fire Festival

Nigerian-French musician, Asa Elemide, will headline the 2019 MTN Bush Fire Festival, according to organisers.
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Uganda deports MTN chief executive over security concerns

Uganda’s security agencies and immigration department have deported the chief executive of the largest telecommunications company in the country over security reasons.
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Experts: How 2019 election outcome will impact economy

Analysts have presented different possibilities for the Nigerian economy after the February and March elections, with most of them saying that a change in political leadership would most likely inspire hope and engender economic growth.

MTN prepares for share sale of Jumia

African online retailer Jumia is planning an initial public offering in New York this year that could value the business at about $1.5bn, according to people familiar with the matter.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

$1.3 billion tax: Court to hear AGF’s objection to MTN’s suit March 26

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday, fixed March 26 to hear a preliminary objection to a suit by MTN Nigeria Communication Ltd, against the Attorney General of the Federation, over alleged N242 billion and 1.3 billion dollars import duties and withholding tax assessments.

Oando employees kick start 2019 by donating relief materials to flood victims in Niger...

Employees of Oando PLC kicked-off the year by putting smiles on the faces of thousands of people, who were affected by the 2018 floods in Rivers and Bayelsa State, a feat worthy of note and emulation.

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JAMB: Man registers UTME 64 times to ‘ghost-write’ for 64 candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it has caught someone it described as a “notorious cheat” who had registered for the UTME 64 times, with the intention of writing the examination for 64 candidates.

Police foil pro-Dasuki protest in Sokoto

Police have foiled a planned procession to demand the release of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) in Sokoto state.
Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz, December 21, 2018. REUTERS-Hamad I Mohammed

Any move by Iran to close Strait of Hormuz unacceptable – US official

Any move by Iran to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz in response to the United States ending oil waivers for purchases of Iranian oil would be unjustified and unacceptable, a senior administration official said on Monday.
Gas flares from an oil production platform at the Soroush oil fields in the Gulf, south of the capital Tehran [Raheb Homavandi-Reuters]

Iran denounces ‘illegal’ US sanctions as oil waivers end

Iran denounced US sanctions on its oil sector as "illegal" on Monday after the United States announced it will no longer grant sanctions exemptions to Iran's oil customers.

Court to hear alleged N2.8 million fraud case against Nnewi United chairman

The Federal High Court sitting in Awka will on May 30, 2019, begin hearing on the case of obtaining by false pretence involving the manager of Nnewi United football club of Nnewi, Mr. Olisa Onuchukwu.