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Etisalat Nigeria to change Name to 9Mobile?



Some weeks ago, all UAE shareholders of Etisalat Nigeria pulled out of the company due to a N531 billion debt and were given 3 weeks to change its name within 3 weeks.

Insiders disclose that the company may opt for the name 9Mobile adding that management may change its mind.

A new board was also appointed to handle the smooth transition of the telecommunications company after a reallocation of shares.

Former Celtel (now Airtel) Nigeria Deputy Managing Director Boye Olusanya was recently ppointed as the Chief Executive Officer to oversee the transition.

Etisalat, which has more than 21 million subscribers, had earlier announced that name change will not affect its operations.


  1. Victor Adegoke

    July 13, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    We are watching with keen interest. Haa the name Etisalat will be discarded!

  2. Moniker

    July 13, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    We’d be watching. oh eight oh… Naija na lie

  3. Temitayo

    July 13, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Hakeem Belo Osagie is a colossal failure. Everything he touches must crumble. Same guy almost ran UBA aground before the Tony Elumelu led Standard Trust Bank came to the rescue. That guy needs to be jailed!

    • ***

      July 13, 2017 at 10:14 pm

      Don’t mind him o…that’s how he ruined that discount house (can’t remember the name) too much oversabi… na too many ivy league degrees dey shack am

  4. carlos

    July 13, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Etisalat is ok na. Una don start again ba ?

    • Darius

      July 13, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      Do u live under a stone? Don’t tell us you don’t know why they are changing name!

  5. curious

    July 13, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Is it possible to do the transition without the name change? Airtel never recovered from all the name….

    • Ni Ne

      July 14, 2017 at 1:45 pm

      The owners of the etisalat brand gave EMTS 3 weeks to phase out the brand

  6. swerve ho!

    July 13, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Buddie, econet, vmobile, zain, celtel and now Airtel. It was a funny something

  7. Black girl living in Nigeria....

    July 14, 2017 at 2:28 am

    Jimoh Ibrahim is another non-midas touch so called business man….

  8. Umar Farouk Abubakar

    July 14, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Its okay, hop this new brand will change the minds of Nigerian youth as etisalat did. I think 9mobile us okay. I pray that the later will superceed the former.

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