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Driving financial services sector with innovative products

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New financial services’ needs in Nigeria are driving innovations by banks and market regulators, writes STANLEY OPARA Current innovations in the country’s financial market space are helping players to unleash creative juices while taking advantage of emerging technologies. Customers’ changing lifestyles and financial services needs have and will continue to influence and shape how banks create financial products and market them. ...

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Islamic State recaptures almost all of vital Syria border town

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Islamic State group jihadists have recaptured nearly all of Albu Kamal, putting up a fierce fightback for what had been the last significant Syrian town under their control, a monitor said Saturday. Syrian regime forces and allied militia overran Albu Kamal, which lies on the border with Iraq, on Thursday but have since faced a string of IS counter-attacks. On ...

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NCAA alerts airline operators on weather hazard

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has issued a weather alert to all airline operators indicating hazards associated with Harmattan dust haze in flight operations at this period of the year. A statement by the NCAA General Manager, Public Relations, Mr Sam Adurogboye, on Sunday said the alert was important as Harmattan was a threat to aircraft particularly in areas of ...

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ICYMI: Obasanjo receives Dokpesi, insists PDP, APC wobbling parties

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress need to be rejuvenated for Nigeria’s democracy to be strong. Obasanjo,  made the observation when he received one of the PDP national chairmanship aspirants, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, on Saturday in Abeokuta. The former President said the ruling and opposition ...

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We have enough food to meet shortages in 2018 – FG

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The Federal Government said on Sunday that it had stocked enough food to address possible shortages in some states in 2018. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, made the disclosure in Katsina. The minister spoke at the Joint International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)/Federal Government 2nd Supervision Mission for Climate Change, Adaptation and Agribusiness Support Forum. ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes father for fourth time

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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo announced on Sunday that he had become a father for the fourth time after girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez gave birth to a baby girl, Alana Martina. “Alana Martina has just been born! Both Geo and Alana are doing great. We are all very happy,” the beaming 32-year-old footballer wrote on Twitter, posting a photo of himself, ...

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