PRESS DIGEST- Canada-June 23
June 23 The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
LAGOS Oct 11 Nigeria's telecommunications regulator NCC said on Tuesday it has approved a request by internet provider Visafone to transfer its shares to MTN following its takeover by the South African firm.
MTN bought Visafone in January to improve its broadband services in its biggest market Nigeria.
"The NCC, in line with its procedure granted a Final-Approval to Visafone for the change in its shareholding structure," the regulator said in a statement.
Visafone had also applied to transfer its licence to MTN but this had not yet been approved, NCC said.
MTN come under public scrutiny in Nigeria and agreed in June to pay a fine of 330 billion naira ($1.09 billion) for missing a deadline to disconnect unregistered SIM cards, amid government fears that these may be used by criminals.
Last month, Nigerian lawmakers also accused MTN of illegally transferring $14 billion out of Africa's most populous nation. MTN has denied the accusation.
($1 = 304.0000 naira) (Reporting by Ulf Laessing and Camillus Eboh; Editing by Alexandra Hudson)
* MARCO DE BENEDETTI REPLACES CARLO DE BENEDETTI AS CHAIRMAN OF THE COMPANY Source text: http://reut.rs/2sJhx3G Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)
CALAIS, France, June 23 France's interior minister on Friday ruled out a new migrant reception centre in Calais and said he would deploy extra riot police to contain a new influx of people roaming the port city in search of food and shelter.