Glo, 9mobile Lose Internet Users, MTN, Airtel Gain

The internet users and data subscribers in Nigeria’s telecommunications networks marginally increased to 91.6 million in June. According to data published by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Airtel and MTN gained more internet subscribers during the month, while Glo and 9mobile were the big losers. Overall, internet  users increased by 33,747 to 91, 598,757 from 91,565,010 in May, the  June NCC Monthly Internet Subscribers Data showed. MTN accounted for 284, 629  new users, increasing its subscription to 31,691,070 from 31,406,441 in  May. Globacom lost 218,482 internet users and had 27,184,002 data…

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Osinbajo Launches World’s Biggest Fertilizer Plant

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will visit Port Harcourt today to inaugurate the world’s biggest fertilizer plant built by Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited. Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, made the announcement in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday. According to the presidential aide, the plant with production capacity of 1.5 million metric tons of Urea fertilizer is considered the world’s largest single-train Urea plant. Eleme Petrochemicals Company Ltd, now Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited, was privatised in…

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Association Urges Nigeria To Legalise Sex Work

Ms Amaka Enemo, National Coordinator, National Sex Workers Association, has appealed to the federal government to de-criminalise sex work in Nigeria for effective control of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Enemo made the appeal on Wednesday in Abuja while briefing newsmen at the inauguration of new report on `Understanding the high risk of urban sexual networks in Nigeria.’ The national coordinator said that everybody is at risk of whatever he does, adding that sex workers faced a lot of violence especially for from their clients, thugs and law enforcement…

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Transgender Persons Will Not Be Allowed To Serve In U.S. Military – Donald Trump

US president Donald Trump has said that transgender persons will not be allowed to serve in the US military. Trump made the statement on Twitter, adding that the decision was made after consulting with generals and military experts. See posts below:

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Two Communities In Kaduna Have Been Enjoying Uninterrupted Power Supply For The Past Two Years – FG

The Federal Government has announced that two communities in Kaduna State have enjoyed uninterrupted power supply for the past two years. The Permanent Secretary of the power arm of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Louis Edozien said this when delegates from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) visited the two communities, Punch reports. He was represented at the even by the Acting Director, Renewable Energy Farauk Yabo to mark the end of the regional training workshop on improvement of policy and regulatory framework for clean energy mini-grids. The two communities, Gnami and Pakau, are…

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Senate Has Laid Foundation For Better Nigeria – Saraki

The President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki has said that the senate has laid the foundation for a new and better Nigeria by approving 29 bills in the ongoing Constitution amendment process. Saraki who spoke at the closing of electronic voting on the proposed amendments to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria commended his colleagues for passing the recommended amendments. “I want to thank all our colleagues. I want to really commend and appreciate the efforts of our Deputy Senate President and all members of the…

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Learn A Measure Of Humanity – Osinbajo Charges Leaders

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, while declaring open the 16th Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding Officers Conference, Africa Region at the ECOWAS Parliament Complex in Abuja, charged Nigerian leaders to learn a measure of humanity as the “reality for the majority of our peoples is the misery of the slums and the indignities of powerlessness.” “While we describe ourselves as Excellencies, distinguished and honorable the vast majority our people would in their most polite moments say that they see neither excellence nor much honour in their own lives,” Osinbajo said. He also debunked…

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Osinbajo Swears In 2 New Ministers

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has sworn in two ministers – Stephen Ocheni(Kogi) Suleiman Hassan (Gombe) – just before the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja. Ocheni and Hassan were confirmed by the Senate in May. Ocheni replaces the late Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi, who died in a ghastly auto-crash along Kaduna-Abuja highway in 2016, while Hassan takes the place of Amina Mohammed. Mohammed resigned as Minister of Environment to take up the job of Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN). Their portfolios are yet to be announced. See photos below:  

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Buhari Receives Delegates From Nigerian Governors’ Forum In London | Photos

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, July 26, received a delegation of 7 governors from the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) led by its chairman Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara) at Abuja House, London. Other governors include Emmanuel Udom (Akwa Ibom), David Umahi (Ebonyi), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo) and Samuel Ortom (Benue). See photos below:  

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6,199 Soldiers Promoted By The Army

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur  Buratai, on Tuesday approved the special promotion of 6,199 soldiers serving in Operation Lafiya Dole  in the North East part of the country. In a statement issued by the Nigerian Army Spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, says the soldiers were promoted to various ranks between Lance Corporals to Warrant Officers. Gen. Usman listed the beneficiaries of the special promotion as follows: * Staff Sergeants – Warrant Officers (329) * Sergeants – Staff Sergeants (371) * Corporals – Sergeants (707) * Lance Corporals –…

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