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Pew Research Centre

28 Feb 2019
About 17 per cent of Nigerian adults are without smartphones. A study conducted by Pew Research Centre, based in Washington D.C., USA, which disclosed this, however said 39 per cent owned a smartphone, while 44 per cent use ordinary mobile phone. Nigeria, according to Woldometer is a country with 200 million populations.     Pew Research Centre noted that…

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Ondo State House of Assembly has declared the seats of two members vacant for anti-party activities. The House declared that Hon. Favour Tomomewo (APC-Ilaje 2) and Hon. Torhukerhijo Success (APC-Ese-Odo) were actively involved in Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) recent gubernatorial primary election in the state. The declaration followed a letter earlier received from the Chairman…
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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Kaduna State Command, says it arrested 104 suspected drug traffickers and dismantled seven notorious drug joints in the state. The NDLEA Commander in the state, Mr Umar Adoro told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Kaduna that the operation was conducted in July. He added…