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Nigerian government will begin talks with MTN soon over fine

Thursday 3 March 2016 | 09:48 CET | News
The Nigerian government will start new talks with mobile phone operator MTN "very soon" to settle a dispute over a USD 3.9 billion fine, but the final decision rests with President Muhammadu Buhari. Communications Minister Adebayo Shittu told Reuters that the government will meet with MTN to finalise the negotiations. MTN said it had withdrawn a lawsuit against the government over the fine, which originally stood at USD 5.2 billion. MTN was fined for failing to disconnect unregistered SIM users and has paid USD 250 million towards a settlement.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: MTN Nigeria
Countries: Nigeria
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