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Buhari asks MTN To reduce cost of data subscription

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked MTN Group to conduct a downward review of data price for its Nigerian subscribers. Buhari said this while receiving members of the board of MTN led by Ralph Mupita, president/chief executive officer, at the state house in Abuja, on Friday. The president assured MTN that his administration was doing everything possible to have a conducive environment for doing business in Nigeria. “Nigeria is your most lucrative market in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, as well as the source of a third of the income of the entire MTN Group. As such, we urge you
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Issuing of new SIM cards to resume on April 19th – FG says

FG Extends NIN-SIM Linkage Till June 30
The Federal Government on Thursday April 15 said the issuance of new SIM cards will resume on April 19. In a lenghty statement released on Thursday on behalf of the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy by Femi Ademiluyi, a technical aide to Minister Isa Pantami."The new SIM cards will be issued "as long as verification is done and the guidelines are fully adhered to."The statement read; "FG Approves the Activation of New SIM Registration with Mandatory NIN in line with the Revised National Digital Identity Policy for SIM Card Registration. "The Nigerian Communications Act (NCA) 2003, Section 23(a), specifies the role of
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Banks, mTN resolves dispute, users can now use USSD

Commercial banks have finally reconnected MTN, four days after the banks disconnected the telco’s customers from the use of the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) code for airtime vending. The banks, Sunday, reconnected all MTN subscribers after the intervention of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami. The banks had on Thursday night, disconnected only MTN customers from accessing the USSD code on airtime vending from all bank channels that were linked to USSD code. According to the banks, they took the decision to disconnect MTN, because it reduced the discount offered to banks on airtime
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MTN users blocked from Recharging from Bank Account as Bank, Telecos Tangle

The crisis between telecoms operators and the commercial banks over the use of the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) platforms deepened yesterday as customers couldn’t carry out major transactions on the platform. It was gathered that some commercial banks cut off their USSD, airtime purchase and other online services from telcos, especially MTN network, over both parties inability to agree on the amount to be charged. Consequently, MTN in a text message sent to its over 75 million users yesterday said its USSD platform was not available.The text read: “Dear Customer, our bank recharge channels are currently unavailable. Kindly recharge
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