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MTN sticks to 2018 plan despite complications to repatriate cash from Iran

MTN Group, Africa’s biggest mobile operator, is sticking to its 2018 dividend target despite new U.S. sanctions making it harder to repatriate cash from its Iran joint venture, the company said on Wednesday.

Conoil cuts dividend by 35 percent as profit drops to N1.58 billion

Shareholders of Conoil Plc, one of Nigeria’s leading oil marketers, will get a dividend of 200 kobo per share for the financial year ended December 31, 2017, a shortfall of 35.5 percent compared to 310kobo per share in 2016.

SA’s Standard Bank lifts first-half profit by 11 per cent

Standard Bank, Africa’s No.2 lender by market-value, reported an 11 per cent rise in half-year profit on Thursday, as a rebound in commodity prices boosted demand for loans from clients in the oil and mining industry.

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[FILES] Campaigners in Malawi won an injunction on Wednesday to temporarily halt work on a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the commercial capital as part of a $10 million construction deal with Delhi.

Mahatma Gandhi statue removed after student protest in Ghana

A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi has been removed from Ghana’s most prestigious university after complaints that he was racist against black Africans.
Left, The Future Awards Nominee for on-Air Personality, Awazi Angbalagba; Nominee for Music, Niniola Apata; Nominee for Fashion, Tosin Ogundadegbe; Board of Trustee member, The Future Award Africa, Mrs Osayi Alile and Nominee for on-Air Personality, Tonike Alayande, at The Future Awards Africa 2018 Nominees Reception, at the British Council in Lagos on Wednesday (12/12/18) DAP/NAN.

Simi, Falz, Ahmed Musa headline nominees for 2018 The Future Awards

Hip hop artist Simisola Ogunleye, a.k.a. “Simi’’, ace rapper Folarin Falana (Falz) and Super Eagles Stand-in captain, Ahmed Musa, are among the nominees for the 2018 The Future Awards to be held in Lagos.
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Solomon Dalung rues hiccups at the 19th National Sports Festival to late preparation

Minister for Sports and Youths development, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has revealed that Cross River and four other States have shown in hosting the next National Sports Festival in the year 2020.
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Ian Wright: Robin van Persie’s decision to swap Arsenal for Manchester United was justified

Arsenal legend Ian Wright says that Robin van Persie was justified in his decision to leave the Gunners for Manchester United.
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Gboyega Oyetola directs Osun councils to propose roads for repairs

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has directed local government councils to forward a list of critical roads that require urgent repair work.