Sunday, April 7, 2019

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    Khloe Kardashian splits with boyfriend after ‘cheating’ with her sister’s friend

Khloe Kardashian splits with boyfriend after ‘cheating’ with her sister’s friend

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    Poll shift: Travelstart offers 25% discount on all local flights

Poll shift: Travelstart offers 25% discount on all local flights

Travelstart, a Nigerian online travel agency, says customers will enjoy a 25% discount on all local flights between February 19 and December 31st, 2019.Themed, 'Based on Logistics', the agency said it is looking to ease the financial burden of travel due to the postponement of the general elections."From 19-21 February 2019, all local flights booked on the Travelstart platform will [...]

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    ‘Don’t let me die like this’– Baba Suwe pleads for help

‘Don’t let me die like this’– Baba Suwe pleads for help

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    Polaris Bank partners Niger on school feeding programme

Polaris Bank partners Niger on school feeding programme

Polaris Bank has partnered the Niger state government to ensure that participants in the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme can open bank accounts with less hassle.In a statement released on Monday, the bank said the partnership will help bridge the gap in the number of unbanked Nigerians.Tokunbo Abiru, the bank's managing director, said the decision to partner with the [...]

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    Poll shift: Investors lose N196bn in five hours

Poll shift: Investors lose N196bn in five hours

Investors on the Nigerian Stock Exchange lost N196 billion on Monday due to profit-taking activities during the five hours of trading on the bourse.The All-Share index, which opened at 32,715.50, lost 525.43 points to close at 32,190.07 with market capitalisation closing at N12.004 trillion as against its opening N12.200 trillion.Financial analysts had predicted a sour trading day after the Independent [...]

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    HURRAY! Petrol to sell at N140 per litre from Wednesday

HURRAY! Petrol to sell at N140 per litre from Wednesday

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    INEC confirms APC candidate is commission’s contractor

INEC confirms APC candidate is commission’s contractor

Mahmood Yakubu, national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has confirmed that one of the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is a contractor to the commission.Addressing stakeholders on the reason behind the postponement of the presidential and parliamentary elections in Abuja on Saturday, the INEC chairman said the contractor's political inclination will not affect the commission.The [...]

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    2Baba to share two decades of hit music at Trace Live

2Baba to share two decades of hit music at Trace Live

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    Banky W, Emeka Ike… here are the five celebrities contesting for political seats

Banky W, Emeka Ike… here are the five celebrities contesting for political seats

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    Davido becomes first Nigerian on Comedy Central Roast

Davido becomes first Nigerian on Comedy Central Roast

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    Ecobank turns in former manager over alleged fraud

Ecobank turns in former manager over alleged fraud

The management of Ecobank Nigeria has handed over Ifeanyi Chukwu Azike, a former manager in the bank, on allegations of defrauding customers.Azike, who was arraigned Ayotunde Faji, a justice of the federal high court in Ikoyi on Tuesday was alleged to have defrauded customers to the tune of N411 million.Although he pleaded not guilty to the charges, Daniel Apochi, the [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did the INEC chairman wear ‘APC cap’ to support Buhari?

FACT CHECK: Did the INEC chairman wear ‘APC cap’ to support Buhari?

Social media has been agog with claims that Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), showed solidarity for the All Progressives Congress (APC) by wearing a cap meant for party members.The picture being circulated is a screenshot from a Channels TV news bulletin showing the INEC chairman wearing a native cap.CLAIM: INEC chairman wears APC capFrom the [...]

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    Udoma: Economy now at its strongest since we exited recession

Udoma: Economy now at its strongest since we exited recession

Udoma Udo Udoma, the minister of budget and national planning says the economy is not at its strongest since it exited recession.In a statement signed by James Akpandem, his special adviser, Udoma said he is encouraged by the fact that the growth was largely driven by the non-oil sector which grew by 2.70% in the quarter, posting a growth of [...]

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    INEC: Anambra fire destroyed 4,695 card readers

INEC: Anambra fire destroyed 4,695 card readers

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says an initial assessment of the fire outbreak at its Anambra office showed that 4,695 card readers were destroyed.Festus Okoye, a national commissioner at INEC, said this in a statement on Tuesday night.He said the commission had started mopping up spare card readers to make sure that elections go as planned in the state."This [...]

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    Grant hospitality businesses tax holidays, Jumia Travel MD tells FG

Grant hospitality businesses tax holidays, Jumia Travel MD tells FG

Omolara Adagunodo, managing director of the hotel and flight services arm of Jumia, says the federal government should grant businesses in the hospitality industry tax holidays.In a statement released by the company, Adagunodo said the industry would contribute more to the nation's gross domestic product if granted tax breaks."The travel and Tourism sector accounted for 1.9% of total GDP as [...]

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    Nigeria’s GDP grew by 1.93% in 2018 despite drop in oil production

Nigeria’s GDP grew by 1.93% in 2018 despite drop in oil production

The nation's gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 1.93% in 2018, data made available by the National Bureau of Statistics has shown.According to the report, which was released by the bureau on Tuesday, the fourth quarter GDP grew by 2.38% as against the 1.81% recorded in the third quarter.The figure is 1.6 percentage points less than the 3.0% projected by the [...]

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Exchange Rates

April 5, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
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