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Bitcoin chalks up new record as it charges past $14,000

Bitcoin ploughed past $14,000 to a fresh record on Thursday as investors continued to pile in, triggering a warning the cryptocurrency was "like a charging train with no brakes" that would inevitably slip back.

Markets slide, dollar slumps as North Korea fears spike

Asian equities extended heavy losses Friday as a worldwide sell-off triggered by US President Donald Trump doubling down on his North Korea rhetoric showed no sign of abating.

Dollar slumps, Tokyo tanks as North Korea tensions spike

The Nikkei slumped to its lowest close for almost three months Wednesday, leading an Asia-wide sell-off sparked by President Donald Trump's apocalyptic warning over North Korea's weapons programme.

Dollar slumps on Russia probe report, Tokyo stocks slide

The beleaguered dollar struggled to recover from a fresh slump Friday triggered by a report on the probe into alleged Russian interference in the US election.

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Ex-Minister Okonjo-Iweala: Why ex-President Jonathan government didn’t save despite oil boom

A former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has linked the failure of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration to save for the rainy day, despite oil boom, to the insistence of state governors that funds in the Excess Crude Account must be shared.

Governor Ortom alleges plot to blackmail him

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has raied the alarm about further plans by some persons to launch smear campaigns against him on various conventional and social media platforms.

My wife is adulterous – Man tells court

A man, Olalekan Babalola, on Thursday, sought the dissolution of his 13-year-o marriage at an Agege Customary Court, Lagos, alleging that his wife, Olushola Babalola, is adulterous and deceitful.

NSCDC generates N4 million revenue in Oyo in six months

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Command in Oyo state says it generated about N4 million as revenue from registration of private guard companies between January and June 2018.
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Church kicks against disarming Christians in Plateau

The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) Plateau District Church Council, has kicked against disarming and arrest of Christians in possession of Dane guns, sticks, and leaving herdsmen who allegedly possess and carry arms openly to unleash terror on innocent citizens.