The day of 16 May 2001 is widely reported as the first time a GSM voice call was made in Nigeria. The company on whose network this historic call in Nigeria was made is said to be MTN Nigeria. The rest, as they say, is history.

Following that first voice call in 2001, MTN Nigeria has gone on to launch its services in Abuja, Lagos, and Port Harcourt. The company owned by South Africa’s MTN Group has gone on to become a very important corporate in the West Afrikan country and one of the largest companies in Nigeria. The company has been, for several years, a contentious one, between South Africa and Nigeria, escalating all the way up to the highest political offices of each country.

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