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Oando: We are not a party to London arbitration

Oando PLC’s shareholders can heave a sigh of relief as the Company, has set the record straight following claims in the mediawhich implied that Oando has been ordered by the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) to pay Ansbury Investment Inc. $680 million

VAIDS: Federal govt reviews data of 130,000 high net worth persons, companies

The data mining efforts of the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Finance has identified a new batch of over 130,000 high net worth individuals and companies that have potential tax underpayments.

Report: President Buhari writes UK fraud office, demands probe of Senators Saraki, Ekweremadu

President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly written to the United Kingdom Serious Fraud Office (SFO) requesting that Senate President Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, be investigated.

European Union denounces ‘shocking’ Paradise Papers revelations

The European Union on Monday denounced as “shocking” revelations on the way top companies and dignitaries, including Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, avoid taxes using offshore wealth hubs.

Pakistani court issues arrest warrant for ex-PM Nawaz Sharif – media

A Pakistani court issued an arrest warrant for ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after he failed to appear before the court over anti-corruption allegations.

Ousted Pakistani premier appears before anti-corruption court

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appeared before an anti-corruption court in the capital Islamabad, putting to rest the possibility of political unrest if he boycotted proceedings.

Hurricane-hit Dominica to get £5m in UK aid to assist recovery

The hurricane-hit island of Dominica is to receive £5m in UK aid to help the recovery effort, it has been announced.

Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace for Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria closed in on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Wednesday as forecasters warned of a "potentially catastrophic" storm that has already killed at least two people in the Caribbean.

Hurricane Maria wreaks devastation in Dominica

Hurricane Maria smashed into the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Tuesday (Sep 19), with its prime minister describing devastating damage as winds and rain from the powerful storm also hit territories still reeling from Irma.

Hurricane Maria bears down on battered Caribbean

Hurricane Maria strengthened Monday as it blasted towards the eastern Caribbean, a region already struggling to recover from megastorm Irma.

Trump to visit hurricane-hit Florida as agents probe nursing home deaths

President Donald Trump is to visit storm-ravaged Florida on Thursday as authorities investigate the deaths of eight residents of a nursing home that lost power when Hurricane Irma whipped through the region.

Europe steps up response to Hurricane Irma

European countries are boosting relief efforts in their Caribbean territories devastated by Hurricane Irma, amid criticism over the response.

Ronaldo ‘delighted’ to be staying at Real – Perez

Cristiano Ronaldo, hounded by allegations of tax evasion in Spain, is "delighted" to be staying at Real Madrid, according to club president Florentino Perez, who called claims that the Portuguese striker might leave the country exaggerated.

Britain sends £12m, ship to assist Irma victims

Britain is sending a military vessel to assist victims of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and is assigning £12 million ($15.7 million, 13 million euros) in aid, the government said Thursday.

Hurricane Irma hits Caribbean islands

Hurricane Irma slammed into the Caribbean islands of Saint Barthelemy and Saint Martin on Wednesday, the French weather office said, adding that it had caused major flooding in low-lying areas.

Ousted Pakistani premier challenges dismissal

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has challenged his disqualification from office, requesting a review of the verdict which saw him dismissed for failing to declare his wealth on a parliamentary declaration.

Cristiano Ronaldo tells Spanish court he wants to return to England

The Real Madrid forward appeared in court last Monday to deny he had evaded about £13m in tax by using three off-shore companies based in the British Virgin Islands.

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