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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Friday, 25 June, 2021 Edition)

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

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New Infrastructure To Crash 1GB Data Price To N390 — Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the federal government is building broadband infrastructure in order to crash the cost of internet data to N390 per 1GB in the next three years.

A gigabyte of data currently costs between N1,000 and N1,200 in Nigeria’s telecom market, though the country still has cheaper data rates compared with other countries.

But speaking during the opening ceremony of 51st annual conference of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) in Abuja on Thursday vice president Osinbajo said by the time the government completed laying of broadband infrastructure across the country data prices would further crash. Apart from crashing the data cost, the vice president who was represented by the Minister of State for Works and Housing, Engr. Abubakar Aliyu, also said the broadband infrastructure would also increase the internet speed 10megabyte download speed per second (10mps).

UNILAG Student: I Killed Super TV CEO While Trying To Force Sex On Me

Chidinma Ojukwu, the 300-level student of the University of Lagos, who was arrested over the death of Mr Usifo Ataga, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Super TV, has given the reason for her action.

Speaking when she was paraded at the Lagos State Police Command on Thursday, Ojukwu said she stabbed him because he attempted to force himself on her.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ataga’s lifeless body was on June 16 found in a flat in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos with multiple wounds. The student who said she was arrested at her residence at Alagomeji, Yaba, where she resides with her parents, said that she met Ataga about five months ago.

Kano School Dares CBN, Asks Parents To Pay Fees With Cryptocurrency

A private secondary school in Kano, New Oxford Science Academy, Chiranchi, is accepting cryptocurrency as payment for school fees.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had banned all forms of cryptocurrency transactions earlier in the year.

But addressing journalists on Thursday, Sabi’u Musa Haruna, proprietor of the school, said the school management decided to accept cryptocurrencies after consulting parents and guardians. “’The decision is aimed at easing the payment of school fees, for the parents. We have decided to accept cryptocurrency as school fees because the world today is tilting towards the system. “We believe one-day digital money will gain more acceptance than paper money,” Haruna said.

Lawan To FG: N/Assembly Won’t Approve Frivolous Loan Requests

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said the National Assembly would only approve loans they could ascertain their targeted projects, saying there would be no frivolous support of intents of the executive.

Lawan was addressing reporters after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss important national issues, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said the National Assembly would always observe due diligence before giving approval to the executive for any loan request. He said such requests would be subjected to thorough scrutiny to be sure they are necessary and when approved, the use of the loans would be monitored through oversight.

3 Months After, Buhari Returns To UK For Medical Appointment

President Muhammadu Buhari will today depart Abuja for London for a scheduled medical follow-up.

Buhari, according to a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, is due back in Nigeria during the second week of July 2021.

The president had, on March 30, 2021, left Nigeria for his first medical trip in over a year and returned home on April 15.

2023: APC In Fresh Dilemma Over Zoning, Convention

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is in a fresh dilemma over the zones that should produce its national chairman and presidential candidate ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Sources said this explains the delay in organising the convention of the party, where members of the National Working Committee (NWC) will emerge. The committee, which was constituted following the removal of the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole led NWC in June last year, got a six-month extension last year. Top party sources and lawmakers told Daily Trust that the tenure of the committee would be extended by another six months next week.

There have been controversies over which zone should produce the national chairman of the party. It is believed that if the North produces the chairman of the party, the South will take the presidential ticket and vice versa. It was gathered that scheming and machinations by various blocs to produce the national chairman of the party to place them in a better position in 2023 was one of the factors delaying the conduct of the national convention.

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