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MTN's $2 bln Nigerian tax dispute hearing set for Jan. 30-31

LAGOS, Oct 29 (Reuters) - A federal judge in Lagos has set Jan. 30 and 31 for the hearing of a $2 billion tax dispute between South Africa's MTN Group and the Nigerian government.

The government says the telecoms firm owes $2 billion in taxes, a claim the company has said is without merit. (Reporting by Libby George; writing by Paul Carsten; editing by Jason Neely)