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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said more than one million smallholders farmers had access to finance through its Anchor Borrowers Programme.

AFAN: Central bank anchor-borrower a loan scheme, not a free package

All Farmers Association (AFAN), Kaduna State has cautioned farmers on the CBN Anchor-Borrower Programe, saying it is a loan scheme meant to empower Nigerian farmers.
Ahmed al-Tayeb

Egypt imam warns against polygamy an ‘injustice’ for women

The grand imam of Egypt's top Islamic institution, Al-Azhar, has said polygamy can be an "injustice for women and children".
US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were locked in fierce fighting as they pressed the battle against the last shred of the Islamic State group’s “caliphate” in eastern Syria on Sunday, a war monitor said.

US backed SDF bombards IS in Syria in final push

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were locked in fierce fighting as they pressed the battle against the last shred of the Islamic State group’s “caliphate” in eastern Syria on Sunday, a war monitor said.
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Saudi Arabia creates app to track women’s movement

Saudi Arabia has created an application that allows male guardians to track and prevent women from travelling due to the rise in the number of women recently fleeing the ultra-conservative kingdom.

House of Reps wants dialogue with Boko Haram to end insurgency

The House of Representatives on Tuesday urged the executive to immediately commence negotiations with Boko Haram terrorists towards the cessation of hostilities and release of abducted citizens.
Lazio fans' flyer calls for women to avoid Stadio Olimpico's Curva Nord

Italian FA investigates Lazio ‘ultras’ call to ban women

The Italian FA has opened an investigation into calls from Lazio 'ultras' to ban women from part of the club's Olympic Stadium in Rome.

PDP alleges fresh plot to arrest Senators Saraki, Ekweremadu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has uncovered a fresh plot to arrest Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu.
Amina Mohammed in South Sudan

UN deputy chief takes message of hope to South Sudan

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed took a message of hope and peace to the conflict-torn South Sudan, saying the world will not give up on forging peace for the country.

Nigerian troops rescue 33 Boko Haram family members

The Nigerian military says its troops rescued 33 Boko Haram family members, including wives and children, during an operation in northeast Borno State.

Spying on spouse’s phone in Saudi Arabia now carries $133, 000 fine

Spying on your spouse’s phone in Saudi Arabia now carries a 133, 000 dollars fine and up to a year in prison, under a new law that aims to “protect morals of individuals and society and protect privacy’’.

Speaker Dogara: Rep Buba Jubril was an upright man

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has described the dead Deputy Leader of the House, Hon. Buba Jubril as an upright man.

Speaker Dogara mourns House deputy leader Umar Jibril

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has paid tribute to the Deputy Majority Leader of the House, Hon Umar Buba Jibril, who died on Friday morning.

Former minister Hassan Lawal passes on

He died in the late hours of Saturday after a protracted illness at the Turkish Nizamye Hospital in Abuja, a family member said.

Fire outbreak renders 300 homeless in Yenagoa

More than 300 persons on Saturday were rendered homeless in Yenagoa, after fire gutted a neighbourhood in Ekeki suburb of the Bayelsa capital.

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Bruno Fernandes will cost more than €62 million – Sporting chief

Sporting CP president Frederico Varandas says reported Manchester United target Bruno Fernandes will cost more than €62million.
Eden Hazard debut for Real Madrid ended in a 3-1 defeat against Bayern Munich in the International Champions Cup match in Houston on early hours of today.

Eden Hazard: You must always win trophies at Real Madrid

Eden Hazard stressed the importance of winning trophies every season at Real Madrid as the star signing eyes silverware in 2019-20.
Juventus teenager Moise Kean has often been compared to Mario Balotelli and on Saturday he wrote himself into the Serie A history books.

Everton ‘ready to offer €35 million’ for Juventus starlet Moise Kean

Maurizio Sarri believes 19-year-old Juventus striker Moise Kean is surplus to requirements and is ready to offload the player this summer.
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.

NEMA: Shiites burnt down two quick response ambulances

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.
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NSE indices resume with 40% loss amid profit taking

Activities on the nation’s bourse opened for the week on Monday on downward posture, with crucial market indices shedding 0.40 per cent.