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Glimmers of hope in Iran economy despite Donald Trump

Even with President Donald Trump continuing to waive nuclear sanctions, Iran's economy remains hobbled by US restrictions but some diplomats in Tehran remain quietly confident for the future.

India, Thailand risk landing on currency manipulator watchlist

India and Thailand may have to give freer rein to the rupee and baht this year to avoid triggering US accusations that they’re manipulating their currencies to support exports.

UNEP, BNP Paribas partner on sustainable projects

United Nations Environment and BNP Paribas have signed a milestone agreement at the One Planet Summit to establish Sustainable Finance Facilities, collaborative partnerships aimed at raising development capital to drive sustainable economic growth in emerging countries.

China’s Sinopec to sell Nigeria investment

Sinopec, China’s oil giant and world’s second largest corporate organisation is planning to sell off its oil sector investment in Nigeria, and totally divest from the country.

US fines HSBC $175m for failure in forex oversight

The US central bank on Friday fined global banking giant HSBC $175 million for failing to oversee foreign exchange traders who misused confidential client information and colluded with traders at competing banks.

Former govs, others to lose assets in Dubai

The coast is clear for the Federal Government to seize assets of 22 politically exposed people and businessman in Dubai, following the signing of a pact with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday.


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Police arrest nine suspected kidnappers in Taraba

The Commissioner of Police in Taraba, Mr David Akinremi, on Tuesday in Jalingo announced the arrest of nine persons suspected to be kidnappers.

Twitter shares plunge on Israel warning, facebook dives

Twitter shares were hammered Tuesday at midday following reports that Israel was weighing action against the company, adding to the growing woes of social media stocks.

Lionel Messi joins Argentina training ahead of Italy clash

Lionel Messi joined up with his Argentina team-mates on Tuesday as they trained at Manchester City ahead of their World Cup warm-up against Italy.

NGOs warn of intimidation as Italy seizes migrant rescue ship

Human rights groups have warned of a campaign of intimidation after Italian authorities seized a Spanish rescue ship and threatened criminal charges against some of its crew members who refused to hand over rescued refugees and migrants to the Libyan coast guard.

Arewa CF: Nigeria can’t survive without the north

The Arewa Consultation Forum (ACF) says Nigeria “can never survive” without the north.

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Donald Trump bans Venezuela’s new cryptocurrency

President Donald Trump has issued an executive order to ban Venezuela’s new national cryptocurrency, the petro. It’s the first cryptocurrency-related executive order a president has issued and another blow to an already dubious virtual token that’s supposedly backed by oil reserves, as Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro has said.

Antonio Conte: Lionel Messi will never leave Barcelona

Antonio Conte said he believed Lionel Messi will remain at Barcelona for the rest of his playing days after watching the Argentine maestro destroy Chelsea’s Champions League hopes.

Nigerians react over planned return of evicted #BBNaija housemates

Viewers of the ongoing BBNaija ‘Double Wahala’ reality show, have taken to various social media platform to oppose the return of disqualified housemates.

China, Russia welcome Korean peace efforts with diplomacy in overdrive

China’s President Xi Jinping offered encouragement for South Korea’s initiative to nurture peaceful engagement with North Korea, and Russia also expressed support, the South Korean official leading diplomatic efforts said yesterday.

Super Eagles remain 52nd in latest FIFA world rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria remain 52nd in the latest FIFA men’s world rankings released on Thursday.