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Banks lift suspension of USSD transactions on MTN customers

Commercial banks across the country have lifted their suspension of unstructured supplementary service data (USSD)  transactions on MTN lines. The blockade, according to a report from The Punch, occurred when the telco reduced the banks’ commission from an average of 3.5 per cent to 2.5 per cent. The banks had[Read More…]

Businessman sues MTN; asks for N55Million compensation

A businessman, Sylvanus Ukpong, has sued telecommunication giant, MTN, for barring his line, Premium Times reports. Mr Ukpong claimed in the writ of summons filed at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on March 12, 2021 that by barring his line, MTN stopped him from accessing business[Read More…]

Breaking: Nigerian telecommunication networks block access to Peoples Gazette Website

Peoplesgazette.com a newly launched news website has been blocked on 9mobile, Glo and MTN networks in Nigeria and concerns rise over the blockage. Mr Samuel Ogundipe, the founder of the website in an interview with NewsWireNGR on Tuesday said, “We observed as of 7:00 p.m. that our website was no[Read More…]

Labour unions threaten to disrupt MTN operations over alleged anti-labour practices

Private Telecommunications and Communications Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PTECSSAN) in collaboration with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday vowed to disrupt MTN operations across the country over what it’s described as anti-labour activities, if their demands are not met within two weeks. Speaking in Lagos at a press[Read More…]

MTN Fires Amina Oyagbola Over Bribery To Buhari’s Chief Of Staff Abba Kyari

South African telecom giant, MTN, has fired one of its top and most valuable staffers in order to avoid scrutiny by the United States government over bribes offered to Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. SaharaReporters gathered that Shortly after helping to resolve a hefty fine imposed[Read More…]

MTN Denies Paying Bribe To Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari For NCC Fine Reduction

Telecommunication company, MTN, on Friday denied reports it gave bribe for the reduction of the N1.04 trillion fine slammed on it by the Nigerian Communications Commission. SaharaReporters had reported that President Muhammad Buhari has received concrete evidence that his Chief of Staff (CoS), Abba Kyari, took N500m from operators of[Read More…]

South African Telecoms Giant MTN Finally Agrees To Pay Nigeria $1.7bn Fine In 3 Years

South African telecoms giant MTN said Friday it would pay a $1.7 billion fine to the Nigerian government in a “full and final settlement” over its failure to disconnect unregistered mobile phone users. The Johannesburg-based company said in a statement that “MTN Nigeria has agreed to pay a total cash[Read More…]

Why Nigerians Are Special By Reuben Abati

Whatever problem we may have in Nigeria at this or any other time, this country is sustained by the fact that we are indeed a very special people. We have been described as the happiest people on earth, we have also described ourselves as resilient, gifted and determined, and in[Read More…]

Breaking: MTN Seeks Out-of-Court Settlement Over N1.04 trillion Fine

Technology Times is reporting that MTN has asked for an out-of-court settlement in its suit against the N1.04 trillion fine imposed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Wole Olanipekun, a senior advocate of Nigeria who led a team of MTN lawyers made up of 10 senior advocates, told the presiding[Read More…]

Olusegun Adeniyi: MTN and the Audacity of Impunity

When on October 22 this year the National Communications Commission (NCC) imposed an unprecedented fine of $5.2 billion (N1.04trn) on the Mobile Telecommunication of Nigeria (MTN), I was one of the people who felt that it was too severe a punishment even when I agreed that what the company did[Read More…]