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Qatar Airways backs Boeing, despite MAX crash crisis

Qatar Airways threw its support behind Boeing on Monday as the U.S. plane maker faces its biggest crisis in years after two deadly crashes of its flagship 737 MAX jet.
Boeing 737 Max Airliners

Boeing invites pilots, regulators for return of 737 MAX to service

Boeing Co said it invited more than 200 global airline pilots, technical leaders and regulators for an information session on Wednesday as it looks to return the 737 MAX to commercial service.
A former Pennsylvania pediatrician Dr. Johnnie Barto, will likely spend some time in prison after he pleaded guilty in December to some counts in the sexual assault of 31 children.

Pediatrician in trouble for sexually assaulting 31 children

A former Pennsylvania paediatrician Dr. Johnnie Barto, will likely spend some time in prison after he pleaded guilty in December to some counts in the sexual assault of 31 children.

Facebook hit by outage in Europe, the Americas, Asia

Facebook on Wednesday grappled with what was described as its biggest outage in history as users in parts of Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and North America faced service troubles.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

Stock market gains N77 billion on renewed bargain hunting

Local equities rebounded on resumed bargain hunting activities, overall performance measures, NSE All Share Index (ASI) grew by 0.68 per cent, halting the previous day’s loss.
Mary Uduk

SEC tasks Nigerians to use Green Bonds to tackle infrastructure gap

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday said the nation’s huge infrastructure gap could be addressed with investments in sustainable finance initiatives such as Green Bonds.
Mary Uduk

SEC launches green bonds issuance rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday officially launched the Green Bonds Issuance Rules to support the development of a Non-Sovereign Green Bond market in Nigeria.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo tasks Canadian investors on opportunities in Nigeria

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has urged Canadian investors to explore the opportunities that abound in Nigeria’s education, health and transport sectors.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Nigeria Air: Federal government to engage aviation stakeholders, public

Plans of reviving the suspended Nigeria Air project was mooted, on Monday, as the Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said he would engage industry stakeholders and the public on the matter to ensure it eventually comes into fruition.
ladol free trade zone

LADOL sues Samsung over alleged disregard for Nigerian laws, regulations

Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics (LADOL), operators of the Egina Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO), has sued its partner Samsung Heavy Industries, over an alleged disregard for Nigerian laws and regulations on doing business.

Twitter suspends over 70 million accounts in two months

Twitter Inc. suspended more than one million accounts a day in recent months to reduce the flow of misinformation on the platform, the Media reported.
Skye Bank

Central bank renews mandate of Skye Bank board

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has renewed the mandate of the board of Skye Bank for additional two years.

Wilbur Ross: 5G is a priority for Donald Trump administration

The U.S. commerce secretary said on Tuesday that building a next-generation 5G mobile network was a priority for President Donald Trump’s administration, boosting the argument behind the proposed merger of wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile.

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Super Eagles

AFCON: Super Eagles to play two more friendlies in June

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play two friendlies in the next FIFA free window in June in preparation for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
Pound

Pound rebounds above $1.32 on Brexit deal hopes

Sterling rallied above $1.32 on Tuesday on fresh hope that British Prime Minister Theresa May would avoid a chaotic no-deal Brexit, while global stock markets recovered.
Cristiano Ronaldo suffered what appeared to be a hamstring injury in Monday's Euro 2020 qualifier against Serbia, causing concerns for Juventus as a Champions League clash with Ajax looms.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘minor thigh injury’ confirmed by Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo suffered a "minor thigh injury" in Portugal's Euro 2020 qualifier against Serbia on Monday, Juventus have confirmed.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

US unveils new restrictions on foreign aid for abortions

The U.S. will further clamp down on the use of foreign aid for non-governmental organisations that support abortions or work with groups that help women access the medical service, an official said.

Lagos commissions new Ilaje-Bariga Jetty

The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) on Monday opened the Ilaje-Bariga Jetty as part of its commitment to improve waterways transportation.