Bharti Airtel pleads against Nigeria court verdict-exec

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NEW DELHI Feb 8 (Reuters) – Bharti Airtel’s stake in its Nigerian unit is “completely safe” and the world’s fifth-biggest mobile phone carrier by subscribers has appealed against a Nigeria court verdict, said Manoj Kohli, its chief executive for international operations.

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A Nigerian court last month ruled that Bharti’s ownership of Airtel Nigeria is “null and void” because co-founder and 5 percent shareholder Econet Wireless was not consulted on the transfer, according to a judgment seen by Reuters. (Reporting by Devidutta Tripathy; Editing by Ranjit Gangadharan)

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