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War Of Words Between Nigeria Banks

Last week, some of our favourite Nigerian banks engaged in an online tussle for superiority. Sterling Bank put up a subliminally crafted ad insinuating that it was ahead of some other banks (First Bank, Union Bank, Guarantee Trust Bank Access Bank and United Bank of Africa). This provoked responses from the banks who, “caught their sub.” Find the hilarious conversation below:

PDP Senators and House Of Rep Members Defect From APC

A total of 15 senators and 37 House Of Rep members have defected from the All Progressive Congress party, the majority of them returning to the People’s Democratic Party. The senators, in a joint letter to the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, made their intentions known. After 36 members had announced their defection, the chairman of the House Of Representative Rules and Business, Orker Jet, announced he was also resigning from the APC. He cited division as the reason for his defection from the party.

37 House of Reps members also dump APC . . A total of 37 members of the House of Representatives have defected APC. . . Of this number, 32 joined PDP, while four joined ADC. One later announced he was also leaving the APC but did not state his new party. . . Announcing their defection on Tuesday during plenary, the first 36 lawmakers cited division at all levels of the APC as the reason for their defection. . . Prominent among the defectors are Sani Rano, Barry Mpigi, Ali Madaki, Dickson Tackighir, Hassan Saleh, Danburam Nuhu, Mark Gbilah, Razak Atunwa, Ahmed Bichi, Abdulsamad Dasuki and Zakari Mohammed. . . Neither the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, nor his deputy, Yusuff Lasun, was named among the defectors. . . Few minutes after the 36 announced their defection, the chairman of the House of Representatives Rules and Business, Orker Jev, announced he was also resigning from the APC. . . He cited division in the APC as his reason for leaving the party. He however did not announce the party he is moving to.

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Google-Station Launches Free Wifi In Nigeria

In partnership with 21st Century Technologies, Google has launched Google Station, a service to provide free high-quality wifi hotspots in Nigeria. This was announced at the Google For Nigeria event on July 26th. The service which is already being used in select locations across Lagos including the Landmark Centre, Ikeja Mall, The Palms Mall, and MMA Domestic Airport is expected to be taking full effect in 200 locations in five cities across Nigeria by the end of 2019. These cities include Abuja, Enugu, Ibadan, Kaduana, and Port Harcourt.
“Sites include markets, transport hubs, shopping malls, universities, and more. Nigeria is the fifth country to get Google Station, after India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Mexico.” — Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor (Google Nigeria country director)
As part of its agenda to improve internet connectivity and search for Africans, Google also launched a Job Search service in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa; Google Maps for travelers; as well as a search service that allows users explore health conditions based on symptoms and many other features.

Carl Ikeme Retires From Football

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, has revealed his impending retirement from football. Carl was diagnosed with acute Leukaemia in July 2017 but is now in remission.
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This article was first published on 30th July 2018


My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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