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IMF to help countries deal with Hurricane Irma aftermath

Ms Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has expressed sympathy to countries affected by Hurricane Irma.


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Court jails priest 14 years for sexually abusing children

A Russian court sentenced an Orthodox priest to 14 years in a penal colony Wednesday in a paedophilia case that dragged on over four years after he had initially fled the country.

US-Turkey ties may get ‘irreversibly harmed’ – foreign minister

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said relations between Turkey and the US would be "irreversibly harmed" if Washington moves to form a 30,000-strong army in the north of Syria.

Scandal-hit KPMG South Africa appoints new chairman

The South African arm of global audit firm, KPMG, on Wednesday appointed veteran public servant and former Chairman of the Development Bank of Southern Africa, Wiseman Nkuhlu, as its chairman.

Court directs terminal operators to refund N7 trillion to federal govt

A Lagos Division of the Appeal Court on Tuesday directed terminal operators to refund over N7 trillion to the Nigerian Shippers Council, a government agency that protects the interest of shippers on matters affecting the shipment of imports and exports.

Looters ‘have returned millions of externalised funds’ – Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly said that his call last year for the return of externalised funds is "being heeded and substantial millions" have been returned.

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Arsene Wenger’s constant gardener a novel experience

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will sit among the Chelsea fans for Wednesday's League Cup semi-final first-leg clash but he will be fortunate to be sitting beside his gardener as he did last season -- although he admitted he did not recognise him.

French FA suspends referee after kicking incident

The referee who aimed a kick at a Nantes player before sending him off in a game against Paris St-Germain has been suspended "until further notice" by the French Football Association.

EFCC retrieved over N738 billion from corrupt individuals in 2016, 2017 – Ibrahim Magu

The acting executive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, on Sunday in Osogbo, capital of Osun State disclosed that a whopping sum of N738 billion allegedly stolen by corrupt individuals, through their positions in government had been retrieved by the anti-graft agency in the last two years.

Naby Keita will not leave for Liverpool this month – RB Leipzig

Future Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita will stay at RB Leipzig until the summer, the German club have said in a bid to put speculation "to bed".

London stock market edges to new high

London's benchmark FTSE 100 index reached a fresh high Wednesday, but Europe's main indices were lacklustre overall following recent rallies.