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Democrats demand Jared Kushner be investigated

A group of House Democrats has called on the FBI to investigate President Donald Trump's senior adviser Jared Kushner for allegedly leaking classified information to a foreign power.

MTN to list N153bn shares on Nigerian Stock Exchange

Telecoms operator, MTN Group Limited, is planning to raise about N153bn ($500m) from the sale of shares in its Nigerian business during the first half of this year, fulfilling the terms of a deal struck with the country to settle a record fine, Bloomberg has reported, quoting people familiar with the matter.

British banks ban buying of bitcoin with credit cards

Britain’s biggest lender, Lloyds Banking Group Plc, has disclosed that it would ban its credit card customers from buying crypto currencies.

Saudi’s Ritz-Carlton to re-open after months being used as jail

The Ritz-Carlton in Saudi Arabia is to re-open within days after months of being used as a makeshift prison.

Bitcoin tops $18,000 in debut on major bourse

Bitcoin surged past $18,000 after making its debut on a major global exchange but was trading lower on Monday, highlighting the volatility of the controversial digital currency that has some investors excited but others nervous.

Saudi king swears-in new ministers amid anti-corruption crackdown

Saudi King on Monday swore in the new head of the National Guard, replacing a royal removed in a major crackdown described as an anti-corruption drive in the oil-rich kingdom.

Cryptocurrencies’ market cap hits record $200 billion

The aggregate value of all cryptocurrencies hit a record high of over $200 billion on Wednesday, according to industry website Coinmarketcap, putting their reported market value at more than that of U.S. banking giant Citigroup.

Access Bank takes impairment on 9mobile loan

Nigeria's Access Bank said on Wednesday it had booked a 4 billion naira ($13 million) impairment on its loan to troubled telecoms firm 9mobile, formerly known as Etisalat Nigeria.

Banks move to stabilise 9mobile ahead of sale

The 9mobile creditor banks are said to be trying to stabilise the business of the troubled country’s fourth largest telecoms group, until they can find new investors, First Bank said, adding that it saw no need to impair loans made to the company, because of its cash flows.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to "stop shopping around for supporters" and channel its energy on the forthcoming 2019 general elections.