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Abuja chamber seeks presidential commission on cryptocurrency policy

The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has called on the Federal Government to immediately set up a Presidential Commission on Cryptocurrency in view of recent developments in the digital and Cryptocurrency space in Nigeria and internationally.
Bitcoin hit a record-high above $43,000 on Monday after electric carmaker Tesla invested $1.5 billion in the digital currency.

Bitcoin hits record high above $62,000

Bitcoin hit a record high, soaring past $62,000 on Tuesday as the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase prepares to launch shares on Wall Street.
Germany’s Lilium will be the latest electric aviation startup to go public via a reverse merger with a special acquisition company, or SPAC. Lilium will merge with Qell Acquisition, a SPAC founded by former General Motors executive Barry Engle.

Flying taxi startup Lilium unveils new electric aircraft

Germany’s Lilium will be the latest electric aviation startup to go public via a reverse merger with a special acquisition company, or SPAC. Lilium will merge with Qell Acquisition, a SPAC founded by former General Motors executive Barry Engle. The newly formed company will list on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “LILM.”
Geely, the Chinese parent company of Volvo, announced the launch of “new electric mobility technology and solutions company” called Zeekr.

China’s largest private automaker launches a new electric vehicle brand

Geely, the Chinese parent company of Volvo, announced the launch of “new electric mobility technology and solutions company” called Zeekr. The company, which is China’s largest private automaker, reportedly will invest $300 million into the new venture to start out. It’s the latest in a string of deals for Geely that includes satellites, drones, trucking, and partnerships with major firms like Baidu, Tencent, and Foxconn.
Stacey Abrams speaks to the media about the U.S. Senate runoff elections outside St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., January 5, 2021. REUTERS-Elijah Nouvelage

Democrats win one Georgia runoff and lead in second, moving closer to U.S. Senate...

Democrats won one hotly contested U.S. Senate race in Georgia on Wednesday and pulled ahead in a second, edging closer to control of the chamber and the power to advance Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s policy goals when he takes office this month.
Embattled President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has survived a second round of investigation into his conduct, giving him a boost in his re-election bid next month.

AfDB: Africa’s economy shrinks by 3.4% due to coronavirus pandemic

The President of African Development Bank, AfDB, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has said Africa’s economic growth this year will decline by 3.4%, because of the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The U.S. government is just one step away from enacting a law that could ‘kick’ several Chinese firms off Wall Street, which can further escalate tensions between Washington and Beijing.

U.S. closer to removing Chinese firms from Wall Street

The U.S. government is just one step away from enacting a law that could ‘kick’ several Chinese firms off Wall Street, which can further escalate tensions between Washington and Beijing.
Most Asian markets sustained losses Thursday as worries over the growing rate of coronavirus infections around the world overshadows optimism about a possible vaccine.

Asian markets decline amid escalating coronavirus infections

Most Asian markets sustained losses Thursday as worries over the growing rate of coronavirus infections around the world overshadows optimism about a possible vaccine.
Major Chinese stock indices on Friday ended mixed, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.05 per cent, at 3,083.79 points.

Asian shares mixed as Biden nears victory in U.S. election

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average added 0.91 per cent to end at 24,325.23, hitting the highest level in 29 years, while the broader Topix index was up 0.52 per cent to 1,658.49.
Major Chinese stock indices on Friday ended mixed, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.05 per cent, at 3,083.79 points.

Asia Pacific stocks rise as investors await US election results

Shares in Asia Pacific rose modestly on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden were locked in a fierce battle for the White House.
CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey gives his opening statement remotely during the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing 'Does Section 230's Sweeping Immunity Enable Big Tech Bad Behavior?', on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., October 28, 2020. Greg Nash/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. Senate hearing to reform Section 230 internet law becomes political showdown

A U.S. Senate hearing to reform an internet law and hold tech companies accountable for how they moderate content quickly turned into a political scuffle as lawmakers not only went after the companies but also attacked each other.
The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced on Thursday a new oil discovery in the shallow waters of Geisum concession south of the Gulf of Suez, with an initial production rate of 2,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

Oil prices hold near multi-week lows on demand worries

Oil prices edged up on Thursday, but held near multi-week lows hit overnight after U.S. data showed gasoline demand fell and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic was lagging.
Asian markets are mixed at the start of the trading week as investors weighed good economic news from China against the rising numbers of new coronavirus cases.

Asian markets begin week in mixed territory 

The Nikkei index in Tokyo finished Monday’s trading session with a 2.2% gain. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index is down 0.7% in late afternoon trading, while Shanghai’s Composite index is up 1.4% after a private survey showed Chinese manufacturing activity rose in July.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board for the Tokyo Stock Exchange being displayed in a window of a securities company in Tokyo on October 1, 2018. - Japanese shares powered to a new 27-year high on October 1 after the US and Canada clinched a long-awaited trade deal, but other Asian equity markets struggled in subdued holiday trading. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

Asian markets rise on fresh vaccine hopes, eyes on earnings

Asian markets rose Monday, recovering some of the losses at the end of last week, as investors followed a strong performance on Wall Street fuelled by hopes for a coronavirus vaccine, though a spike in infections around the world capped gains.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board displaying share prices of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on January 7, 2019. – Tokyo stocks closed up more than two percent on January 7, 2019, after European and US markets roared last week on strong US data and dovish comments from the US Federal Reserve. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP)

Tokyo stocks gain in morning, tracking overnight US tech rally

Tokyo stocks were higher Tuesday morning, as investor sentiment was bolstered by the United States technology shares rising overnight sending the Nasdaq Composite Index to a record high.
Market shares were on the upswing in Asia on Thursday as investors once again expressed hope that the coronavirus pandemic is nearing its peak.

Asian markets back on upswing Thursday

Market shares were on the upswing in Asia on Thursday as investors once again expressed hope that the coronavirus pandemic is nearing its peak.
Stock markets in Asia were mixed Wednesday, after a day of rebound from a market plunge on worries over the oil market and a coronavirus outbreak.

Stocks mixed after day of rebound

Stock markets in Asia were mixed Wednesday, after a day of rebound from a market plunge on worries over the oil market and a coronavirus outbreak.
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Opera launches News Hub

Opera, Norwegian internet browser developer, has announced the launch of Opera News Hub, a new online media platform for Nigerian authors and bloggers.
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Intelia partners with Nasdaq governance solutions

Intelia, a data-first software company, has announced a new partnership with Nasdaq Governance Solutions, a business of Nasdaq, Inc., to provide its clients with access to Nasdaq Boardvantage®, an award-winning board portal and collaboration software solution.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board for the Tokyo Stock Exchange being displayed in a window of a securities company in Tokyo on October 1, 2018. - Japanese shares powered to a new 27-year high on October 1 after the US and Canada clinched a long-awaited trade deal, but other Asian equity markets struggled in subdued holiday trading. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

Asian markets tank, oil prices rise ahead of US rate cut

Asian markets were in retreat Monday on dimming hopes for a deep interest rate cut by the US Federal Reserve, but all the firms on a new tech-focused board in China rallied on its opening day.
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Jumia becomes first African start-up to list on New York Stock Exchange

Jumia Technologies, a pan-African technology company, has listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), becoming the first-ever technology company from Africa to list on the world’s largest stock exchange.
A trader laughs ahead of the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on February 1, 2019 in New York City. – Wall Street stocks concluded another strong week with a nearly flat session on Friday, February 1, 2019, pausing from a heady January following strong jobs data and mixed earnings. Analysts said the rally that had propelled stocks since late December and produced the Dow’s best January in 30 years was showing signs of fatigue. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)

Global stocks mostly rise after strong US jobs data

Global stocks mostly rose Friday following strong US jobs data, though Wall Street’s rally showed signs of fatigue after the Dow finished its best January in 30 years.

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The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom wins CIRDDOC 2020 best budget transparency award

In a move that gives credence and endorsement of the commitment of the Udom Emmanuel led administration in ensuring openness, transparency and accountability in budgeting and governance, the Akwa Ibom State Government has been ranked one of the best performing states in the 2020 sub-National Budget Transparency Survey.
The Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Education, Barrister Tokunbo Wahab, inaugurated the board.

Lagos inaugurates six-man governing board for alternative high school for girls

Lagos State Government has inaugurated a six-member Governing Board for Alternative High School for Girls In Aboju area of the state.
FILE PHOTO - A view of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility 250 km (155 miles) south of the Iranian capital Tehran, March 30, 2005. REUTERS-Raheb Homavandi

Iran says 60% enrichment meant to show nuclear prowess, is reversible

Iran began enriching uranium to 60% purity in order to show its technical capacity after a sabotage attack at a nuclear plant, and the move is quickly reversible if the United States lifts sanctions, the Iranian government said on Tuesday.

NAPTIP calls for effective counter-trafficking policies, ideas to tackle human trafficking

The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim, has called for effective counter - Trafficking policies and ideas to tackle the manace of human trafficking.

2023: Kingsley Moghalu urges young people to join politics

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has asked young people in Nigeria to actively participate in politics and help reshape the future of the country.

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Popular Nigerian comedian, Debo Adebayo, better known as Mr. Macaroni, has tasked the youths to get their PVCs and take voting seriously come 2023.

Lekki tollgate protests: How policemen took turns to beat me – Mr Macaroni

Popular Nigerian comedian and actor, Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, has narrated how police officers took turns to beat him when he was arrested during the #OccupyLekkiTollGate in February 2021.
Apple will allow Parler to return to its App Store, according to a letter first reported by CNN on Monday.

Apple to allow Parler to return to App Store

In the letter addressed to Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), Apple said “Parler has proposed updates to its app and the app’s content moderation practices” that would bring the app into compliance with the App Store’s rules. Now, Parler is allowed to return once it reintroduces the app to the store.

Egypt bus-truck crash kills 20 – officials

Twenty people were killed on Wednesday in Egypt when a bus collided with a truck carrying petroleum products, the health ministry, medical and security sources said.

NULGE to occupy homes of lawmakers supporting bill to scrap LGAs

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) is planning a protest to occupy the country homes of all federal lawmakers in support of a bill calling for the scrapping of local government councils.
Fulham striker Josh Maja believes the team can avoid relegation this season.

Josh Maja: Fulham must play with courage and confidence vs Arsenal

Josh Maja has charged his Fulham teammates to go to Arsenal for Sunday’s Premier League fixture with courage and confidence.