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Bank of England candidate feels heat from bitcoin’s red-hot rally

A candidate for the Bank of England’s supervisory arm for banks defended on Wednesday his senior role on a bitcoin trading platform, saying it took safeguards against money-laundering very seriously.
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Spurs boss Mourinho to buy Marine raffle ticket

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho plans to buy a ticket for the raffle organised by Marine ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup third round clash but said he could not claim the top prize, which is to manage the eighth-tier side in a friendly.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been impressed with the way Thomas Partey has settled into life at Arsenal both on and off the pitch and claims the midfielder successfully ‘locked down’ Paul Pogba, Fred and Scott McTominay in the side’s win over Manchester United.

Mikel Arteta believes Thomas Partey still has the magic to turn Arsenal around

Mikel Arteta is confident Arsenal’s “main signing” Thomas Partey will help the club turn things around in the second half of the season.
Chelsea's English head coach Frank Lampard applauds the fans following during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in London on March 3, 2020. - Chelsea won the match 2-0. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

Tony Cascarino: Frank Lampard is under more pressure than Mikel Arteta

Frank Lampard is under more pressure than Mikel Arteta, according to Tony Cascarino, who says the Chelsea boss has a "real problem" on his hands after investing £220 million ($298m) in the squad during the summer transfer window.
The recent declaration by the court that N50 stamp duty on teller deposits or electronic transfer of funds is illegal is in order, frontline Lagos Lawyer, Fred Nzeako, has said.

Analysts divided over drop in banks’ non-performing loans

Financial analysts are speaking in discordant tones over the 3.5 percent decline in Nigerian banks’ non-performing loans (NPLs) as of the third quarter of 2020 as shown by latest figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
FILE PHOTO - A medical worker holds test tubes for nasal swab at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing centre in Nantes, France, December 10, 2020. REUTERS-Stephane Mahe

France’s coronavirus hospitalisations inch up before end of lockdown

The number of people hospitalised for COVID-19 rose in France for the third day running on Monday, a worrying trend with the country set to replace a second national lockdown with a more lenient 8 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Nigerian equity market drops by 2.5% this week

After enjoying bullish trend last week, the Nigerian equity market declined 2.5% this week, thanks to losses by Dangote Cement, WAPCO, and Zenith Bank.
Tottenham’s Son Heung-min (right), who scored his side’s first goal, celebrates with Harry Kane, who scored the second goal, during Spurs’ Premier League victory against Arsenal. Glyn Kirk-AP

Tottenham beat Arsenal 2-0 to top Premier League table

A crowd of 2,000 Tottenham fans enjoyed their return for the first time in nine months as Harry Kane and Son Heung-min combined again to beat Arsenal 2-0 and move back top of the Premier League on Sunday.
Jürgen Klopp relished the reaction of his players as Liverpool produced a comeback to beat Bournemouth 2-1 after two successive defeats.

Jurgen Klopp not thinking of January transfer window despite growing injury list

England internationals Joe Gomez (knee) and Jordan Henderson (thigh) were the latest to be added to the list in the last few days, the former potentially being ruled out for the rest of the season.
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NEITI: FAAC disburses N2.054 trillion in Q3 2020

The Nigeria Extrative Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) said the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) had disbursed N2.054 trillion to the three tiers of government and other statutory recipients in the third quarter of 2020.

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Nigerian government restates commitment to supporting MSMEs

Federal Government has pledged it’s commitment to supporting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in order to create more job opportunities for the nation’s teeming youths.

Court grants order to paste hearing notice in ex-Speaker Dogara’s office

The Federal High Court sitting, Abuja, on Tuesday, granted an ex-parte order to paste hearing notices on former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, in his office.
Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, has announced the reopening of the State Secretariat, Alausa as well as other government establishments.

Lagos opens wellness centre for employees

He added that the initiative was part of an effort to promote a comprehensive health system and ensured civil servants attained better mental health which underscores the high premium the present administration places on the wellbeing of its workforce in line with its THEMES Agenda, particularly at this present time when everyone was grappling with a global health crisis of Covid-19 Pandemic.

Ondo election: INEC opens defence at tribunal

The Ondo State Election Petition Tribunal on Tuesday resumed sitting with an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Tope Aina, disagreeing with the petitioner that votes scored by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu were wrongly credited.
There is significant breaking Real Madrid news on Tuesday with Marca reporting that Martin Odegaard has asked to leave the club this month.

Martin Odegaard has asked to leave Real Madrid

There is significant breaking Real Madrid news on Tuesday with Marca reporting that Martin Odegaard has asked to leave the club this month.