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South Africa’s MTN Group has won an early victory in its legal battle with Nigerian authorities, securing the right to transfer money out of the West African nation after the federal government sought to freeze its accounts. This Day newspaper reported that Justice

Far from pulling out of Nigeria over the record-setting US$3,9bn fine imposed on it by regulatory authorities in the West African nation, MTN has reportedly gone ahead with the acquisition of

The Nigerian government is playing hardball with MTN, demanding that the telecommunications operator pay a US$3,9bn (R59bn) fine for failing to cut off 5m unregistered Sim cards by 31 December, according to a report. Bloomberg reported that the

It’s time to call the situation South African telecommunications group MTN is facing in Nigeria what it really is: a state-sanctioned mugging. The Nigerian government, through its communications commission, is pointing a gun at MTN’s head, demanding that it hand

Nigerian regulators’ decision to reduce MTN’s multibillion-dollar fine is a “positive” move and if the penalty was “arbitrary”, then the company would have turned to the courts. This is according to a board member for the South Africa-Nigeria

MTN hasn’t yet asked South Africa’s department of telecommunications & postal services for help regarding its multibillion-dollar fine in Nigeria. This is according to telecoms minister Siyabonga Cwele, who was speaking on the

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has told MTN that it didn’t actually mean it when it said it had cut the fine it imposed on the telecommunications operator by 35%. In a second letter to the group in as many days, it said the fine would be reduced instead by only 25%

The telecommunications group has received a major shake-up, which has resulted in the appointment of a new chief operating officer and the “resignation” of the CEO of its Nigerian operation. Nigerian CEO Michael Ikpoki and head of regulatory and corporate affairs

The Nigerian Communications Commission has decided to reduce the fine imposed on MTN by 35%, the telecommunications group said on Thursday. The size of the fine remains by far the largest fine ever imposed on a telecoms