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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.
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.
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 drags Kogi government to court, claims N5 million damages

MTN Nigeria has instituted a legal action against the Kogi State Government, claiming N5 million damages, an official said on Tuesday.

MTN protests shutdown of its facilities in Kogi

MTN Nigeria has expressed grave concern over the arbitrary shutdown of its base transmitting facilities by the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS), over allegations that it has not met its tax obligations to the government.

Group urges Multichoice on ‘pay-as-you-view’ software

The National Association of Telecommunications Subscribers has urged Multichoice, the Digital Satellite Television operator in Nigeria, to adopt a software that would ensure the pay-as-you-view billing.

NCC: Mobile porting activities decline by 53 per cent

The Nigerian Communications Commission has reported a decline of 53 percent in mobile number portability activities by telecommunications operators

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.

Cross River government invites presidential candidates to Calabar Carnival

Cross River government invites all presidential candidates of political parties for 2019 general elections to take a week-long vacation from campaigns and participate in 2018 Calabar Carnival
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.

NIMC, ALTON discuss January 2019 NIN deadline

Aziz said he considered the meeting with ALTON to be central in the implementation of the recently launched Digital Identity Ecosystem spearheaded by NIMC given the associations members, customers and subscribers who currently run into nearly 150 million.
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 demands N3 billion damages from federal government over $1.3 billion tax default claim

MTN Nigeria is seeking N3 billion in damages and legal costs from the federal government.
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 sues federal government over $1.3 billion withholding tax

MTN Nigeria Communication Limited has filed a fresh suit at the Federal High Court in Lagos to challenge the legality of the $1.3 billion import duties and withholding tax demanded from it by the federal government.

Stakeholders unveil strategies to deepen Nigeria’s debt market

Critical steps required to deepen Nigeria’s debt market was the focus of discourse in Lagos as the Annual Bonds, Loans and Sukuk Nigeria Conference was held in the Nigerian commercial capital on November 6, 2018 at the Eko Convention Centre.

HSBC, UBS shut down offices in Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Friday said two foreign banks, HSBC and UBS, have closed their offices in Nigeria.
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: CBN challenging our Nigerian stock listing process

MTN Group, the biggest telecommunication services company on the African continent, has successfully completed its listing on the Ghana Stock Exchange.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

$8.1bn row: MTN says seeking ‘acceptable solution’ to dispute

Telecoms firm MTN says it is holding talks with Nigerian officials to find a “mutually acceptable solution” to a dispute over the alleged transfer of 8.1 billion dollars.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

CBN has no power to sanction us – MTN tells court

MTN Nigeria has told the federal high court sitting in Lagos that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not have the power to impose sanctions on it, according to court papers.

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