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How Nigeria, others can tackle corruption – IMF


The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde; a former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and key global experts have advised Nigeria, Argentina and other top countries battling corruption to use tools that can help reduce procurement costs by about 60 per cent. They urged the countries to strengthen institutions, provide incentives against corruption and deploy more ...

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I will never return to PDP, says Obasanjo


Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has vowed never to return to the Peoples Democratic Party. This was what he told journalists after he met with the  National Caretaker Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, behind closed-doors. The meeting was held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, which lasted for one hour. The former president said, “I will never return to ...

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How God saved me from potential plane crash – Bishop Oyedepo


Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, David Oyedepo on Friday recounted how he escaped a “potential plane crash” alongside those travelling with him. Oyedepo shared the testimony at the ‘Breakthrough Service’ held at the church’s world headquarters in Ota, Ogun State and broadcast to all the zonal centres of the church in Ota and Lagos. The Bishop told the congregation ...

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Spanish Tourist killed by falling debris in Florence Church


A Spanish Tourist was killed by falling debris while visiting the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, one of the Renaissance city’s most famous churches. The 52-year-old man was hit by something falling from the ceiling of the church, the ANSA news agency said on Thursday. He was declared dead at the scene by emergency services, it added. ANSA news ...

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Assailing Trump, Snoop Dogg makes ‘America crip again’


Snoop Dogg took fresh aim at President Donald Trump and returned to his gangsta rap roots on a new single with a pointed title: “Make America Crip Again.” The West Coast hip-hop legend put out the song Thursday and said it would be part of an eight-track EP out next week, his second major release this year. The title mocks Trump’s ...

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Johannesburg Stock Exchange suspends trading on Oando shares


Following an exchange of correspondence between the Nigerian Stock Exchange (the primary Exchange on which Oando is listed) and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the latter has suspended trading on Oando shares. The action, which happened on Thursday, followed the NSE’s earlier suspension on the oil major as directed by the Nigerian capital market apex regulator – the Securities and Exchange ...

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Grieving man finds nurse having sex with wife’s corpse


A grieving husband allegedly caught a male nurse having sex with his wife’s corpse as he visited her one last time in the hospital. According to Mirror.co.uk, the grief-stricken husband gave the nurse a beating of his life before handing him over to the Police in Bolivian capital La Paz. The 27-year-old nurse who was later identified as Grover Macuchapi, 27 is ...

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CBN warns financial institutions against exploiting customers

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has asked operators of microfinance banks and other financial institutions in the country not to engage in exploitative activities. The CBN said this could be achieved by obtaining necessary certifications before commencing operations. The Head of Consumer Protection Department, CBN, Umma Dutse, said this during the ceremony for Smart Campaign Certification Award in Lagos to ...

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Senate to probe Paris Club refunds, others


The Senate on Thursday resoled to probe how the Paris Club Refunds and other bailout funds to state governors by President Muhammadu Buhari were approved. The Senate’s decision followed a point of order raised by Sen. Samuel Anyanwu (PDP- Imo) during plenary, who afterwards, sought the leave of the Senate to move a motion on the matter during the next ...

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