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Teleology takes over 9mobile, appoints new board of directors

After series of twists and legal turns in the takeover process of 9mobile, Teleology Technology Limited on Monday officially took over the operational affairs of the telecoms company.
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African investment forum kicks off in Johannesburg

The Africa Investment Forum dubbed game changing event aimed at attracting multi-billion-dollar deals across the continent, kicked off on Monday in South Africa.
Airtel unveils 4G LTE network in Lagos

Airtel unveils 4G LTE network in Lagos

Telecoms operator, Airtel, on Wednesday unveiled the 4th Generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Lagos, eight months after it first rolled out the service in Nigeria.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar

2019: Atiku Abubakar promises women, youth 40% cabinet positions

The People’s Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to give 40 per cent of his cabinet positions, if successful in the 2019 general elections, to women and youth.
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 may suspend Nigeria’s IPO, considers options

MTN Group has said it may no longer seek to raise capital through an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) as previously planned, while considering the option of listing its existing shares.
(L-R) Pro-Chancellor and Ex-Chairman of the Governing Council, Lagos Business School, Dr. Christopher Kolade; Head Construction & Technical Unit, Lagos State Safety Commission , Debite Victoria Olu; Group Operational Lead, Risk Management, Dangote Industries Limited, Eneni Oduwole; Head, Risk Management, NASCON Allied Industries Plc, Adewale Akinwale, during the Risk Award held in Lagos

Dangote emerges winner at the 2018 Nigerian Risk Awards

Dangote Group has emerged winner of the 2018 prestigious Nigerian Risk Award (NRA) which recognizes organizations who have made measurable impact within their sector through the effective application of good governance, risk management and internal control systems and strategies.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Federal government asks MTN to pay tax arrears of $2 billion

The Federal Government has asked Telecoms giant, MTN, to pay back taxes of $2 billion just days after the government ordered it to repatriate $8.13 billion.

Anger as Zambia announces tax on Skype, WhatsApp calls

Zambia will tax phone calls made over the internet to protect traditional telecoms companies, the government said on Monday, a move activists warned would stifle freedom of expression.

NCC organise telecom consumers outreach in Sokoto

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday in Sokoto organized its 97th outreach programme aimed at sensitising Telecom consumers to know their right towards having value for their money

NCC: We’ll sanction telecoms operators who fail to comply to customers’ requests

The Nigerian Communications Commission has said it will not tolerate telecoms service providers that treat consumers with levity.

Federal government gives telecom operators June 26 deadline to begin compulsory rollover of data

The federal government has directed operators in the nation’s telecommunication industry to begin data rollover from June 26.

House of Representatives moves to prevent telecom firms from storing data abroad

The House of Representatives has called on the federal government to mandate the Localisation of Data and Operations by Telecoms firms in the country in the interest of national security.

Iran’s Hassan Rouhani condemns court order to block Telegram app

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani criticised the recent blockage of the country's most popular messaging app, Telegram, saying the decision by the country's judiciary is not supported by his administration.

MTN to list N153bn shares on Nigerian Stock Exchange

Telecoms operator, MTN Group Limited, is planning to raise about N153bn ($500m) from the sale of shares in its Nigerian business during the first half of this year, fulfilling the terms of a deal struck with the country to settle a record fine, Bloomberg has reported, quoting people familiar with the matter.

Telecoms subscribers want NCC to be tougher on network providers

Some Telecoms subscribers have called on the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for tougher sanction on erring network providers that fail to comply with the commission’s directive on quality of service.

Glo, Airtel, others know fate on 9mobile takeover by December 31

The final buyer from among five bidders already shortlisted for the takeover of the distressed Nigerian telecoms company, 9mobile, will be announced by December 31.

NCC begins investigation into alleged circulation of unregistered SIM cards

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has commenced a swift investigation into the allegations that some telecom service providers still allow unregistered SIM into circulation.

Telecoms sector attracts $68bn foreign investment – NCC

The Nigerian telecoms sector has attracted $68 billion to the economy in Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, said Tuesday.

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Saturday rescheduled the Nov. 19 meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to Nov. 21 and 22 due to accommodate the Eid-El Maulud celebrations.
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