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- A day after the Federal Government voided the sale of the Nigerian Telecommunications (NITEL) Plc to Transnational Corporation (TRANSCORP), the Presidency yesterday approved the constitution of a Technical Board of Management for the distressed telecom giant. Members of the board are the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information and Communications who would be the chairman, Dr. Christopher Anyanwu, Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Steve Oronsaye (Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance), Acting Managing Director of NITEL (to be appointed), Ibrahim Kashim (Director, Information and Communications, BPE), Mr. Sam Worlu, Senior Special Adviser on Economics to the Vice President (Representative of the Chairman, National Council on Privatisation) and the Managing Director, NIGCOMSAT Ltd.

- South Africa’s Teraco Data Environments announced that Guy Willner, co-founder and CEO of IXEurope (now Equinix Europe), has joined its board.

- Noel Meier, the Chief Executive of MTN Uganda will retire. Themba Khumalo will replace him.