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FILE PHOTO: Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture, February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

Nigeria’s crypto crackdown may not be best way forward

Early February saw the Nigerian Central Bank took the country by surprise by issuing a ruling that instructed banks and financial institutions in the country to restrict accounts that were involved in cryptocurrency transactions.

Libyan, Egyptian premiers discuss boosting bilateral cooperation

Libya’s Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah met with visiting Egyptian counterpart Mostafa Madbouly on Tuesday to discuss boosting bilateral cooperation.

NIS boss: Over 1.5 million people moved across Nigerian borders in 2020

The Comptroller General (CG) of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has said the total movements across the nation’s borderline in 2020 stood at 1,579,773.
The Kwara Government on Sunday said its health insurance scheme is getting a grant support of $99,000 from the Jiddah-based Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).

Islamic bank supports Kwara health insurance

The Kwara Government on Sunday said its health insurance scheme is getting a grant support of $99,000 from the Jiddah-based Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).
Former Green Eagles goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okalla, has commended Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare for his commitment to the welfare of Ex-players and athletes.

Minister: National sports festival a tool for national unity

The minister of youth and sports development, Chief Sunday Dare, believed the ongoing Edo 2020 National Sports Festival has lived up to expectation in forging ‘national unity and discovery of talents’.
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Delta government commends Nigerians in Diaspora for developmental efforts

The Delta Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr Lawrence Ejiofor, has commended the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) for its efforts toward the development of the state.
The Atlantique Marine Engineering Services (AMES), promoters of the AMES-Edo Inland Container Dry Port, has disclosed that it projected a standard gauge rail for the port.

Official: We projected standard gauge rail for Edo dry port

The Atlantique Marine Engineering Services (AMES), promoters of the AMES-Edo Inland Container Dry Port, has disclosed that it projected a standard gauge rail for the port.
Chairman of PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha , disclosed this at the COVID-19 daily news conference in Abuja.

President Buhari restructures PTF, extends mandate to December

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and extending its mandate to December 2021.
Mrs Toki Mabogunje, President LCCI said this at the Chamber’s second quarterly briefing on the state of the economy on Tuesday in Lagos.

LCCI: Skill mismatch worsens Nigeria’s unemployment situation

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has realised that skill mismatch contributes to persistent worsening of the Nigeria’s unemployment situation, its president, Mrs Toki Mabogunje, said on Tuesday.
FILE PHOTO - The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store in New York City, U.S., February 14, 2019. REUTERS-Brendan McDermid-File Photo

Amazon retaliated against climate organizers – US labor board

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has determined that Amazon retaliated against two activist employees when it fired them in April of last year, as first reported by The New York Times.

President Buhari felicitates with Gbenga Daniel at 65

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with a former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, as he celebrates his 65th birthday on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

Mastercard buys $100 million stake in Airtel Africa’s mobile money

Mastercard has sealed a pact with wireless operator Airtel Africa that will see it procure a minority interest in the telco’s mobile money division, Airtel Mobile Commerce BV (AMC BV).
Mr Ben Llewellyn-Jones, UK’s Deputy High Commissioner, disclosed this in a statement, on Thursday, in Lagos.

UK funds Nigeria’s first open-source business intelligence platform – envoy

The United Kingdom Government said it has funded an Opened Source Business Intelligence Platform aimed at providing reliable data about the Nigeria Technology Sector.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Information of the ministry, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, on Sunday in Abuja.

Minister: 60% of dairy products consumed in Nigeria imported

Nigeria imports at least 60 per cent of dairy products the country consumes, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has said.
FILE PHOTO - Chinese and U.S. flags flutter outside the building of an American company in Beijing, China January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Tingshu Wang

China sanctions US, Canadian citizens in Xinjiang row

China announced sanctions against two Americans, a Canadian and a rights advocacy body Saturday over their criticism of Beijing’s treatment of Uyghurs, but Washington said the tit-for-tat measure would only intensify the spotlight on Xinjiang.

Abuja mass housing: We’ve commenced contractors’ payment – FHA

Management of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) said Tuesday that it has commenced payment of contractors whose jobs have been verified completed at its Zuba and Guzape sites in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) under the Abuja Mass Housing scheme.
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.

Minister: Agric research institutes, extension services remain Nigerian government’s priority

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Hon Mustapha Shehuri, on Friday, maintained that agricultural research institutes and extension services remain Federal Government’s priority in enhancing food production, nutrition, profitability, and security.

WTO chief Hails NEPC boss for encouraging women entrepreneurs

The Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has commended the chief executive officer of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Mr Segun Awolowo Jr., for his role in encouraging women entrepreneurs and exporters and giving them platforms to thrive.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate summons AuGF over five-year unaudited account of NIS

The Senate has summoned the Auditor-General of the Federation (AuGF), Mr Aghughu Arhotomhenia, over the non-audit of the financial records of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) in the last five years.
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CAN commends Vatican, Nigerian government for rejecting same-sex marriage

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday commended the Vatican for rejecting the same-sex union or marriage saying it was in line with biblical principles.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Nigerian Stock Exchange completes demutualisation

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has received final approvals of its demutualisation plan from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) leading to the completion of the exchange’s demutualisation process.

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If Zinedine Zidane and his charges make it to the final of the competition, they will land 15 million euros, with the winner of that game taking home a further 19 million euros.

Zinedine Zidane denies reports that he is leaving Real Madrid

“How can I tell my players that I’m leaving the club at this stage of the season? We’re playing for our lives in this league and I’m going to say I’m leaving? You can say anything you want to say. I will never say that to my players. How can I say that. At the end of the season, we will see what will happen. We can’t constantly talk about my future.”

Kaduna in total blackout as workers begin strike

Kaduna State on Sunday was thrown into total blackout ahead of the five-day warning strike directed by the Nigeria Labour Congress to commence from midnight of Sunday in the state.
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ASCAB: Kaduna governor sacked over 60,000 workers in six years

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), and the Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond say Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has sacked over 60,000 workers since he took office in May 2015.
Manchester United’s board and manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, are in disagreement over the future of Paul Pogba.

Manchester United board in disagreement with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over Paul Pogba

Manchester United’s board and manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, are in disagreement over the future of Paul Pogba.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Ex-President Jonathan calls for synergy among state governors

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday called for more synergy among the state governors in order to resolve the numerous challenges affecting the country.

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Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi admitted to hospital

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was admitted to Milan’s San Raffaele hospital overnight, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday
Manchester United are close to signing Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton, according to The Telegraph.

Manchester United on verge of signing Tom Heaton

Sergio Romero is set to leave this summer, while Lee Grant’s contract expires in a month leaving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needing a replacement.
The suspects, whose ages range between 37 and 57, are Imaikop Okon Dickson, Pius Edem Akpan, Imeh Sam George, Godwin Inyang Obong and Lucy Akpan.

Notorious land scam syndicate smashed in Akwa Ibom

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday said its operatives have arrested a syndicate of five suspected land scammers.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Lagos to investigate death of chef caused by ‘negligence’

The Lagos State Government has said it would investigate allegations of medical negligence levelled against Premier Specialist Medical Centre, Victoria Island, leading to the death of Peju Ugboma, a chef.

Lagos set to launch internet infrastructure in 100 public schools

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the state will soon roll out metropolitan fibre optics across public schools to aid learning through high-speed internet connectivity.