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EU removes Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda from tax haven blacklist

The European Union on Friday removed the islands of Aruba, Barbados and Bermuda from its tax haven blacklist, just two months after they were placed on the list for failing to cooperate with the bloc’s efforts to crack down on tax avoidance.

Rihanna to launch her own luxury fashion label

Pop idol Rihanna is preparing to launch her own luxury brand with the world’s biggest fashion conglomerate, according to reports Thursday.
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Frenchman sets sail across Atlantic in a barrel

A 71-year-old Frenchman set sail across the Atlantic on Wednesday in a barrel-shaped orange capsule, hoping to reach the Caribbean within three months thanks to ocean currents alone.
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Richard Mofe Damijo, Joke Silva win big at 2018 Africa Movie Academy Awards

The 2018 edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) which took place in Kigali, Rwanda.
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Kate Henshaw, Dakore Akande, others nominated for 2018 AMAA

The Africa Movie Academy Awards has released the nomination list for 2018.

Rooney visits DC United for talks about MLS transfer

English football star Wayne Rooney has arrived in Washington for talks with DC United about the Everton striker joining the Major League Soccer side this season.

Ex-Ministser Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala appointed into Commonwealth high-level group

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been appointed into a High Level Group on Governance of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Commonwealth of Learning trains teachers as online educators in Africa, Caribbean

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has commenced three online courses for teachers in Africa and the Caribbean, Mr Obinna Okwelume, COL’s Communications Officer has said.

EU removes Panama, seven others from tax haven list

The EU has removed eight countries, including Panama, from its new tax haven blacklist, after they pledged to address its concerns, in a move swiftly condemned by activists.

European Union to remove eight countries from tax haven blacklist

The European Union is to remove eight countries, including Panama, the United Arab Emirates and South Korea, from its 17 country blacklist of international tax havens, an EU memo has said on Tuesday.

Rihanna’s cousin shot dead in Barbados

Rihanna's cousin has died after being shot in Barbados on Boxing Day.

Namibia slams ‘unjust’ listing on EU tax haven blacklist

Namibia has criticised its listing on a new European Union blacklist of tax havens as unjust and biased, blaming the status on missing a deadline to comply.

European Union blacklists 17 tax havens

European Union ministers adopted on Tuesday a blacklist of 17 non-EU tax havens including Panama, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates after a year of tough negotiations.

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A heavy downpour on Wednesday night in Aba, the commercial city of Abia State, has left many homes, shops and markets submerged by flood.

Homes, shops, markets submerged by flood in Aba

A heavy downpour on Wednesday night in Aba, the commercial city of Abia State, has left many homes, shops and markets submerged by flood.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC wants global action against Sudan

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called for a global action against the military junta in Sudan to stop the ongoing carnage against defenceless citizens of that country.

Report: Nigeria’s oil revenue hits N85 trillion in five years

Nigeria earned about N85 trillion, or $236.2 billion from oil between 2014 and 2018, the 54th edition of Annual Statistical Bulletin by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has revealed.

NIMASA creates 7,000 jobs in maritime sector

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that the Agency had already keyed into the vision of President Muhammadu Buhari by creating over 7,000 jobs in the last six months through the New Cabotage Compliance Strategy and is set to do more, as there are vast opportunities in the maritime sector.
Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved said the Italian champions have not decided who will replace outgoing head coach Massimiliano Allegri.

Former Juventus boss Max Allegri to take a year off football

Former Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has said he needs to recharge his batteries and will take a year off from football before returning to management.