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Nigerian Newspapers (Tuesday, 16 April, 2019 Edition)

MTN, one of Nigeria’s telecommunications company

Good Morning Nigeria! Here are few stories you need to know this Tuesday morning????. Enjoy!

1.The number of active subscribes to mobile services in Nigeria has reportedly reduces by 348,778.

According to report from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), MTN lost 1.09million subscribers in February while other telecom providers gained new subscribers.

Globacom gained 400,879 new subscribers, while Airtel gained 4,559 new subscribers.

9mobile gained 345,264 new subscribers too.

MTN still however remains the largest mobile network provider in Nigeria with over 35% of the market share.

2. Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, has assured the International Community that the next administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will be more serious with the fight against corruption.

Mr. Mohammed stated this during an interview with Voice of America in Washington DC the capital city of the United States of America.

“The President is committed to the fight against corruption and the administration will continue with it.

“For example, the Treasury Single Account has instituted accountability in government‘s earnings and spendings and the whistleblower policy has led to the recovery of billions of Naira.

“It takes more than four years to clean a country endemic in corruption. However, it is on record that this administration has driven corruption under the carpet in four years.

“In the next four years, therefore, the government will consolidate on the achievements recorded particularly in the fight against corruption,” he said.

3. The Panel set up by the Federal Government to investigate the crisis in the National Health Insurance Scheme has recommended the sacking of Prof. Usman Yusuf, the Executive Secretary of the NHIS, and the dissolution of the boards.

The 7-man panel headed by Dr. Hassan Bukar, a retired permanent secretary, noted that the NHIS boss has had a bad relationship with his staff, health care providers, local unions and others since his emergence. Consequently, the panel said his relationship with everyone would affect the health sector negatively if he was allowed to remain in office.

4. The United States Embassy has revealed that it does not enjoy denying Nigerians visa to visit the USA.

“Contrary to popular opinion, visa officers do not enjoy handing anyone the 214b refusal letter.

“Proof: Visa Officers will be live on Facebook to talk about some of the commonly misunderstood questions on the DS 160 and help you improve your next application,” the US Embassy said.

The statement was issued on the embassy’s Facebook post ahead of Wednesday 2pm live Facebook talk on how to seek a US visa.

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