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Nigeria’s Interswitch hits $1billion valuation with Visa investment

Nigeria’s digital payments firm Interswitch said Visa has acquired a minority equity stake in the firm, TechCrunch has reported.
LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will apologize to Conservative Party members who voted for him based on his promise to take Britain out of the European Union by Oct. 31.

Boris Johnson apologizes for missing Brexit deadline

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will apologize to Conservative Party members who voted for him based on his promise to take Britain out of the European Union by Oct. 31.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced political opposition and personal allegations Monday as he tried to fulfill his pledge to lead Britain out of the European Union in just over a month.

Boris Johnson: Brexit delay is a matter of deep regret

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday apologised for not taking Britain out of the European Union by October 31, saying he was “deeply, deeply disappointed”.
Thirty-nine people, including a teenager, have been found dead inside a lorry container at an industrial park in Essex.

Man arrested after 39 dead bodies found in lorry

Thirty-nine people, including a teenager, have been found dead inside a lorry container at an industrial park in Essex.

Emmanuel Macron to host Angela Merkel for dinner ahead of Brexit cutoff

French President Emmanuel Macron will host German Chancellor Angela Merkel for a working dinner on Sunday, just days before an EU summit seen as the last chance for reaching a deal on Britain’s looming exit from the bloc.
The White House severely limited the number of people with access to details of President Trump's phone conversations with world leaders after embarrassing leaks about some calls, US media has reported.

White House ‘restricted Donald Trump call transcripts after leaks’

The White House severely limited the number of people with access to details of President Trump's phone conversations with world leaders after embarrassing leaks about some calls, US media has reported.
A fan held a sign on 'College GameDay' asking people to Venmo him money for beer. Now he's donating it all to a children's hospital

Man jokingly begs for money to buy beer, gets $1 million

When American football fan Carson King cheekily held up a sign on TV asking for people to send him money to buy beer, he didn’t expect to receive a cent.
Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir addresses the 73rd session of the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York on September 28, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Angela Weiss

Saudi Arabia wants ‘good relations’ with Iran

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said yesterday that his country wants “good relations” with Iran, but Tehran meets this with “death and destruction”, the Anadolu Agency reported.
Thomas Cook

178-year-old British travel firm Thomas Cook faces collapse

Thomas Cook’s 178-year existence was hanging by a thread on Sunday after the iconic British travel firm struggled to find further private investment and is now relying on an unlikely government bailout.
[FILE] Conservative MP Boris Johnson leaves his home in London on June 11, 2019. – The contest to replace Theresa May as Britain’s next leader formally has begun, with candidates lining up to define themselves against the “bluff and bluster” of frontrunner Boris Johnson. (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES / AFP)

British premier to seek suspension of parliament to October 14

The British government will seek to extend the suspension of parliament until October 14 — two weeks before the UK is set to leave the EU, reports said Wednesday.
Boris Johnson is said to have formed a ‘war cabinet’ of six ministers to deliver Brexit in October ‘by any means necessary’. WPA Pool-Getty Images

Leak: UK may lack ships to police waters after Brexit

Britain could struggle to stop European Union fishing boats illegally entering its waters after a no-deal Brexit due to a lack of enforcement vessels, according to a leaked government email.
Iranian Revolutionary Guards patrolling around the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero off the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas

UK won’t barter over tankers with Iran – top envoy

Britain's new foreign secretary has insisted the UK will not barter over tankers with Iran.
An oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz

UK could play leading role in coalition to protect Gulf shipping

The UK is considering playing a leading role in any maritime protection force that is ultimately agreed upon, according to two Whitehall sources.
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UK government working ‘on assumption of no-deal Brexit’

The new British government is working on the assumption that the European Union will not renegotiate its agreement with the United Kingdom over the country's exit from the bloc, according to senior ministers who said preparations are being stepped up for a "no-deal" withdrawal on October 31.

Britain, US and allies to hold talks over Iran tanker attacks

Britain, the United States and other nations will meet at a US base to discuss plans to protect ships in the Gulf from Iranian attacks, Sky News reports.

UK ships in Strait of Hormuz put on ‘heightened security’

The guidance was issued in the last few days in response to concern about an increased threat from Iran in the Gulf, two maritime industry sources said.
Jasmina is being transferred from Safari Park Dvur Kralove. Pic- African Parks

Five European-born black rhinos to be released in Rwanda

Five critically-endangered black rhinos are being transferred from captivity in Europe to a nature reserve in Rwanda.
President Donald Trump. Jabin Botsford - The Washington Post - Getty Images

FTSE-100 chiefs to meet Donald Trump during UK state visit

The bosses of Barclays, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and National Grid are among a handful of British company executives ‎invited for talks with the US President Donald Trump during his state visit to the UK next week.

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Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Federal government, states, local councils share N702.058 billion for October

The Federal government, States and Local government Councils on Wednesday shared a total of N702.058 billion to the three tiers of government for the month of October 2019.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari signs executive order ending open defecation

Moves to check indiscriminate defecation in public places and its associated health challenges may have seen President Muhammadu Buhari signing Executive Order 009 to outlaw the practice.
The Wife of Ondo State Governor, Mrs. Betty Akeredolu, has decried the rate at which many Nigerian men abandon the responsibility of training children to their wives alone.

Betty Akeredolu: Child upbringing a joint task

The wife of Ondo State Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has decried the rate at which many Nigerian men abandon the responsibility of training children to their wives alone, and described childcare as a joint task in order to have a peaceful society.

Customs seizes contraband in Lagos, Kano

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) have destroyed imported frozen poultry products seized by CGC Strike Force.
Chelsea have apologised after young players were exposed to a dangerous and prolific child abuser who was able to offend unchallenged at the club during the 1970s.

Chelsea to expect transfer ban verdict in the next two-to-three weeks

Chelsea were also fined £467,000 for breaking rules regarding third-party influence on players, which FIFA said they were guilty “in connection with two agreements it concluded concerning minors and which allowed it to influence other clubs in transfer-related matters.”