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$3.9bn Fine: MTN hires top US attorney to challenge Nigeria

Phuthuma Nhleko, chief executive of MTN in South Africa

MTN Group has hired a former top United States law enforcement official to help challenge a $3.9 billion fine imposed by Nigeria for failing to disconnect unregistered users, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. Citing people familiar with the situation, the newspaper said former US Attorney General Eric Holder pleaded with Nigerian officials last month […]

Airtel commissions retail outlet in National Assembly complex

L-R: Chairman House Committee on Communications, Distinguished Sen. Gilbert Nnaji; Chief Sales Officer Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Godfrey Efeurhobo; Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Abubakar; Chairman, Senate Committee on Science & Technology, Senator (Prof.) Ajayi Boroffice; Regional Operations Director, North Region, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Wole Abu with Regional Head, Retail Showroom and Franchise, Airtel Nigeria, Mrs. Edero Daro-Idollo during the inauguration of Airtel service outlet at the National Assembly in Abuja on Thursday

As part of its commercial strategy to deepen its retail presence as well as deliver telecoms services to the doorsteps of its consumers, leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has commissioned a new retail outlet at the Senate Building, National Assembly Complex, Abuja. The new service centre located on the first floor of the Senate […]

Google to pay £130m back taxes


Google, now part of Alphabet Inc. says it will pay the 130 million pounds back taxes imposed on it by the British tax authority. The taxes were imposed after the British tax authority took a second look into why the company had paid low tax returns since 2005. Google said late on Friday the 130 […]

$3.9 Fine: MTN opts for talks with NCC after going to court

Phuthuma Nhleko, chief executive of MTN in South Africa

Akin Kuponiyi South Africa’s telecom giant, MTN must be up to some pranks as it seeks to jaw jaw with the Nigerian regulator, the NCC, while at the same time pursuing a legal remedy in court over the $3.9 billion fine imposed on it for not registering 5.2 million phone lines. A Federal high court […]

MultiChoice donates 10 digital resource centres to Enugu State

Enugu State Commissioner for Education, Professor Uche Eze cuts tape to unveil new resource centre as Caroline Oghuma (L), Public Relations Manager, DStv, looks on

MultiChoice Nigeria, leading provider of video entertainment services, has once again reiterated its commitment to enhancing education in the country with its resource centre intervention by donating additional digital learning aids to 10 schools in Enugu State. This brings the number of the resource centres in the state to 17. The intervention, a corporate social […]

We are not owing Cameroon govt taxes – MTN

MTN Office

South Africa’s MTN Group said on Thursday it was compliant with Cameroonian laws, a day after the central African nation said the mobile phone company owes money in taxes. “MTN Cameroon is not and has never been implicated in corruption-related actions, in the exercise of its activities,” MTN said in a statement. Cameroon’s anti-corruption commission […]

Cameroon fines Orange, MTN $160million

Orange MTN

The local units of mobile telecom companies Orange and MTN in Cameroon have been fined over $160 million for failing to pay taxes on games and gambling services, the Central African nation’s corruption board said on Wednesday. A wide-reaching probe into the sector led to fines totaling $283 million, and found other companies including Camtel […]

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