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MTN to Aid Nigerian Effort to Link Phones to National IDs

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A shuttered MTN kiosk on the street in Abuja, Nigeria.
A shuttered MTN kiosk on the street in Abuja, Nigeria.Photographer: KC Nwakalor/Bloomberg
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MTN Group Ltd. will work with the Nigerian authorities to implement a regulatory requirement that all mobile lines be linked to residents’ identity numbers by the end of the year.