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North America, Mexico suffer $44 billion loss to forex

At a time when the global economy is slowing and trade wars are raging, currency volatility is a critical way companies are losing ground to their competitors.
The CFA franc is facing growing opposition in parts of West and central Africa. Critics say the common currency has hampered the region's economic growth while France profits.

West African countries rename common currency, sever its links to France

Eight West African countries Saturday agreed to change the name of their common currency to Eco and severed the CFA franc’s links to former colonial ruler France.
Leicester City attacking midfielder James Maddison has heaped praises on teammate Wilfred Ndidi for his contributions towards the team’s 2-0 victory against Arsenal at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Wilfred Ndidi market value hits N17.73 billion

The Nath Boys product is ranked number 53 among all the players in the Premier League, has a global ranking of 131, fourth most valuable Leicester City player, 10th most valuable defensive midfielder in the world and ranked number 16 among all players born in 1996.
U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday a new trade agreement with China might have to wait until after the November 2020 presidential election, with Washington and Beijing stymied in reaching a negotiated end to their two-year trade and tariff conflict.

Donald Trump: US-China trade deal might wait till after 2020 election

U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday a new trade agreement with China might have to wait until after the November 2020 presidential election, with Washington and Beijing stymied in reaching a negotiated end to their two-year trade and tariff conflict.
Sporadic protests have broken out in a number of Iranian cities after authorities announced a surprise decision to ration and increase the price of petrol as part of efforts to offset the effect of crippling US sanctions.

Protests erupt after Iran hikes petrol prices

Sporadic protests have broken out in a number of Iranian cities after authorities announced a surprise decision to ration and increase the price of petrol as part of efforts to offset the effect of crippling US sanctions.

Central bank stabilises naira with $25.68 billion in eight months

The Central Bank of Nigeria injected about $25.68bn to stabilise the nation’s currency in the foreign exchange market between January and August this year.
China is scouring the world for meat to replace the millions of pigs killed by African Swine Fever (ASF), boosting prices, business and profits for European and South American meatpackers as it re-shapes global markets for pork, beef and chicken.

China reshapes global meat markets as swine fever rages

China is scouring the world for meat to replace the millions of pigs killed by African Swine Fever (ASF), boosting prices, business and profits for European and South American meatpackers as it re-shapes global markets for pork, beef and chicken.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senator Lawan: NDIC Act will receive accelerated action

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has assured that the bill to amend the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act will receive an accelerated hearing to ensure efficiency in the banking system.

CBN: N98.82 million fake banknotes detected in 2018

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Wednesday said a total of 119,663 pieces of counterfeit notes with a nominal value of N98.82m was recorded in 2018.
Benjamin Onwuka

Biafra Zionists vow to launch new currency

The Biafra Zionists Federation, BZF, has disclosed plans to launch new currency as part of their push for a Republic of Biafra.
Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa smiles in the garden of The State House in Harare on August 3, 2018, at the end of a press conference. Mnangagwa defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Zimbabwe’s leader begs for patience to fix ailing economy

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has acknowledged the economic hardships Zimbabweans are suffering and pleaded for patience to allow his government to fix the country's rapidly deteriorating economy.

House of Reps deny summoning central bank governor over cashless policy

Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Banking and Currency, Hon. Victor Nwokolo (PDP, Delta), has refuted media reports that his committee had summoned the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, over the bank’s recent controversial directives on new bank charges.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Monday enrolled one of his sons, Abubakar Al-Siddique, in a public school in the State. 8

Public schools: BYO commends Governor El-Rufai, Reps member

The Lagos State Chapter of the Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO), on Tuesday, described Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State and Mr Sergius Oseasochie, a federal lawmaker from Edo, as patriots.

Central bank apologises for cashless policy inconveniences

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has apologised to bank customers for the inconveniences the reintroduced cashless policy will cause.

Africa’s interest in Bitcoin soars as more states eye Eco currency

The currency, known as eco, is set to be implemented following discussions held in Abuja at the end of June. The group which plan on adopting the single fiat currency is 15 strong. And while they’re determined for this to go ahead, Africa also retains a strong interest in Bitcoin and other digital currencies.
NSCDC

NSCDC parades three alleged fake currency vendors

The Borno Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSDCD), said it had arrested three suspects over circulation of counterfeit currency in Maiduguri.
Saad Hariri

Lebanese premier vows to keep currency pegged to dollar

Lebanon's prime minister is pledging to keep the national currency pegged to the dollar and says the government won't consider an International Monetary Fund program that would leave it to the markets to decide the price of the Lebanese pound.
China's Yuan

China’s yuan sinks to weakest in 11 years amid trade tension

China’s currency slid on Monday to its weakest point in more than 11 years as concerns over the US trade war and the potential for global recession weighed on markets.

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Adams Oshiomhole: Emeka Ihedioha never won Imo, Supreme Court made correction

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One dies of Lassa fever in Ogun

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Lassa fever: 29 deaths, 195 confirmed cases reported in 11 states – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that 29 deaths and 195 confirmed cases of Lassa fever had been reported in 11 states of the federation.

Iwo monarch laments failure of Yoruba language

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi, Saturday lamented the failure of Yoruba language to evolve with the current trends and assert its identity among respectable languages in the world.
Former Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo continued his recovery from an hamstring injury with a session in the gym on Tuesday.

Manchester United target Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo

Manchester United are looking at Odion Ighalo as they try to bring in a striker on loan following the long-term injury to Marcus Rashford.