Nigeria’s telecoms subscribers hit 214 million

The number of active telecommunication subscribers hit 214.35 million in October, according to new industry statistics from the Nigerian Communications Commission. This is the highest number of recorded telecoms subscribers in the nation since the total number of subscribers peaked at 207.58 million in October 2020, months before the SIM-NIN linkage. On what has driven

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Tight security as Abuja-Kaduna train station resumes operations

After eight months of suspension as a result of terrorists’ attack on the rail lines, Abuja-Kaduna train station finally begins operations today (Monday). Our correspondent in Abuja who was present at the train station as early as 7am to catch up with the resumption activities observed that there were armed police officers at the train

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More W’African women risk death during childbirth —Report

More women may die during childbirth in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030 due to setbacks in maternal care in Africa, a report by the Atlas of African Health Statistics 2022 has said. The report projected that 390 women may die during childbirth for every 100,000 live births by 2030. In comparison, this figure is more than

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FG develops trading platform for power firms, consumers

Power generation, distribution and transmission companies, gas suppliers, consumers, among others, will conduct electricity transactions through an automated energy trading platform in 2023, the Federal Government has said. The government said the platform would facilitate an automated and transparent marketplace and would serve as a system for the consummation of bilateral contracts for energy using

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Second Niger bridge: Delta landowners protest non-compensation 

Over 2,000 land owners affected by the construction of the second Niger bridge on Thursday protested non-payment of compensation in Asaba, the Delta State capital.The land owners whose property fell within the right of way corridor leading to the second Niger bridge (phases 2a and 2b), marched to the Ministry of Works & Housing at

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5 Little Habits That Make You a Better Decision Maker

Knowing how to make good decisions—like what to wear to a job interview or how to invest your money—could be the key to living your best life. And being able to make those decisions in a timely manner and feeling confident about your decision-making skills could save you a lot of time and hassle. Fortunately,

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NANS apologises to Aisha Buhari over student’s arrest

…NANS PRO disagrees, knocks First Lady The National Association of Nigerian Students has apologised to Aisha Buhari, wife of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), over the arrest of a student of the Federal University, Dutse Jigawa, Aminu Mohammed, by the Nigeria Police. Condemnations had trailed the reported arrest of Mohammed over a tweet

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Father Mbaka visits US monastery for retreat

The Spiritual Director, Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria Catholic Chaplaincy, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, is currently in a monastery in Los Angeles, US for a retreat. In a video and photos that surfaced on Twitter on Tuesday, Mbaka is seen standing by the sign post of the monastery. In the video Mbaka said, “Officially I have

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FG pledges skills development to deepen $420bn economy

The Federal Government has pledged to continue skills acquisition programmes across Nigeria to deepen the economy estimated at $420bn. Speaking at the ITF-NECA Technical Skills Development Project (TSDP) Stakeholders’ Dialogue Forum in Abuja, Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mariam Katagum, said nations confronted the challenges of poverty, soaring unemployment and related challenges

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Transporters battle to occupy Osun parks, vehicle razed

There was sporadic shooting at Old Garage motor park in Osogbo on Monday following attempts to take back the park that had been taken over by a faction of the National Union of Road Transport Workers earlier on Sunday. Sources also said there were attacks on motor parks around Oke-Baale, Ilesa Garage and Old Coca-Cola

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