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    Business Clearing houses battle NCC over call masking allegations –

    A potential battle is currently looming between the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and Interconnect Exchange Operators over some alleged sharp practices going on in the telecommunications sector. The NCC yesterday, in a letter sighted by The Guardian had accused … via The...
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    Business NSE moves to sustain investors’ renewed interest in capital market –

    Nigerian Stock Exchange •Says 33 firms, 435 d irectors pass CGRS rating •Dangote Cement, Access, UBA, others retain rating To sustain investors’ renewed interest in the nation’s capital market and entrench high level of corporate governance in the affairs of listed firms, the … via The...
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    Sports EPL: Real reasons Chelsea didn’t buy Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal – Conte –

    Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has provided real reason the Premier League Club did not bother to battle for the signature of former Arsenal forward, Alexis Sanchez. Conte said the club could not compete with the wages on offer from Manchester United. The Chile international officially joined...
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    Sports Serena to play in Fed Cup tie against Netherlands –

    Serena Williams Former world number one Serena Williams will return to the tennis courts next month for the U.S. in their Fed Cup first-round tie against the Netherlands. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) disclosed this on Tuesday. Williams has not played a WTA tournament since she won...
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    Business YouTube’s Support for Musicians Comes With a Catch –

    YouTube has asked musicians to agree not to disparage the streaming-video service in exchange for promotional support, according to people familiar with the matter, a way to quell persistent criticism by artists. In recent months, YouTube has given a handful of musicians a couple hundred...
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    Sports Real Madrid Football Academy To Commence In March 2018 In Rivers –

    Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers said on Tuesday that the management of Real Madrid Football Club would lay the foundation for the construction of the Real Madrid Football Academy in Rivers state by the first week of March 2018. The Governor who dropped the hint in Port Harcourt in … via...
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    Sports City reach Carabao Final in a thrilling 3-2 victory over Bristol –

    Sane scores for CityPhoto: Rex Features Manchester City reached their first final under Pep Guardiola as the Premier League leaders beat battling Bristol City in the Carabao Cup. The visitors, who won the first leg 2-1, took the lead on the night through Leroy Sane’s close-range strike. BBC...
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    Business TSA: No hidden government funds in our custody – Keystone Bank –

    Keystone Bank MD, Obeahon Ohiwerei Keystone Bank Limited has denied having in its custody any illegally hidden money belonging to the Federal Government of Nigeria or any of its agencies. Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial district had accused the bank of colluding with the...
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    Business Le-Meridien Hotels: A’Ibom terminates Starwood’s contract –

    Akwa Ibom State government has terminated the contract it had with Starwood Group as manager of Le-Meridien Ibom Hotels and Golf Resorts. Consequently, a new management team headed by Ronald Stilting is now to run the hospitality outfit with its named changed to Ibom Hotels and … via...
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    Business Nigeria needs N500bn to complete Second Niger Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan road projects –...

    Nigeria’s government is proposing to raise infrastructural bond as part of efforts geared toward bridging the high infrastructural deficit bedeviling the country. Recommendatiins on the need to explore the huge capital locked up in the pension … via BusinessDay : News you can trust –...
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    Business How to get the BOI loan for ‘Youth Corpers’ – Nairametrics

    A group of NYSC Members The loan facility is targeted at fresh graduates/serving corps members. One can access a loan of up to N2million with 0% interest rate for any bankable business plan. Tenor of the loan is between 3-5years. Statistics from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) show that...
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    Business Air Peace spreads wings to 3 more countries –

    Lagos – Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, is set to spread its wings to three more West African countries, with inaugural flights from Lagos to Freetown in Sierra Leone, Banjul in The Gambia and Dakar, Senegal on Feb 19. Air Peace The airline, in a statement signed by its Communications Manager, …...
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    Business Ex-Egyptian military chief calls off campaign after arrest

    A former military chief of staff, Sami Anan, the last challenger seen as a potential threat to the re-election of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi abruptly ended his campaign on Tuesday, a source said. NAN reports that presidential elections will be held in Egypt between March 26 and …...
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    Sports Bale form boosting Real Madrid confidence, says Zidane –

    AFP Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane singled out fit again Gareth Bale for praise on Tuesday as he prepares his side for a Copa Del Rey quarter-final return leg against Leganes. Welsh winger Bale produced a sumptuous strike to level against … via The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper – Nigeria...
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    Business INVESTIGATION: How CBN’s N220 billion fund for small businesses is shrouded in secrecy,...

    Four years after the Central Bank of Nigeria launched the N220 billion Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Development Fund (MSMEDF), disbursement of the fund is still shrouded in secrecy. Favour Okoro runs a small tailoring and fashion designing shop along Okumagba Avenue, a busy...
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    Business Naira appreciates against Dollar, Euro, maintains strength against Pound –

    The Naira has gained strength against the American Dollar and Euro at parallel market – The Nigerian currency trades at N364, N500 and N440 against the Dollar, Pound Sterling and Euro respectively – The recent appreciation of the Naira can … via Nigeria News today & Breaking news ▷ Read...
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    Business Airline Operators Kick against Open Sky for Africa –

    By Chinedu Eze Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) on Tuesday kicked against the plan to deregulate the African airspace as an endorsement of Yamoussoukro Decision, which was agreed on by African states in Yamoussoukro, Cote’Ivoire in 1988. The open sky for Africa allows easy entry and exit of...
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    Business Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo wants to keep you safe around the web –

    DuckDuckGo is launching updated versions of its browser extension and mobile app, with the promise of keeping internet users safe from snooping “beyond the search box.” The company’s flagship product, its privacy-focused search engine, will remain the same, but the revamped extension and app...
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    Business Making sense of Nigeria’s Federal Government budgeting efficiency –

    President Buhari deliberating with Finance Minister, CBN Governor, Budget Minister and his Chief of Staff, Adeosun, Emefiele, Udo Udoma and Kyari respectively It is true that governments all over the world continually argue for and indeed deploy public expenditure to put their GDP on a desired...
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    Business Deficit in A-grade real estate, economy fingered for REIT underperfomance –

    Deficit in A-grade real estate compared to similar urbanising environments, coupled with a volatile and on-diversified economy that relies much on crude oil have been fingered for the low investment in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in Nigeria. An additional factor responsible for this...
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