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    World Visa partners microlending firm Branch to grow its SME client base in Kenya – TechMoran

    Visa and mobile financial services firm Branch have signed a deal that will see Branch offer custom financing to merchants who accept payment via Visa.... Read more via TechMoran – Get more World News
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    World Zambian Ministry of Land and Natural Resources to Build Blockchain Land Titling Program – TechMoran, Inc. has announced that its blockchain-property rights subsidiary, Medici Land Governance, has signed a Memorandum of.... Read more via TechMoran – Get more World News
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    GTBank and UBA take banking to WhatsApp – TechCity

    Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) and United Bank for Africa (UBA), two of Nigeria’s major commercial banks are set to leverage on WhatsApp to offer banking... Read more via TechCity – Get more: Nigeria Business News
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    Business African Fintech startups to look out for in 2018 – IT News Africa News

    There are a number of impressive African fintech startups emerging from the continent, and 2018 could be a very important year for their growth.... Read more via IT News Africa News – Get more: Nigeria Business News
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    Business Nigeria’s mobile payment system, mCash relaunches – IT News Africa news

    The Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Systems together with MTN Nigeria, sixteen banks and major mobile … Read more via IT News Africa news alert – Get more: Nigeria Business News
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    Business Nigeria: Galaxy Backbone completes phase one of fibre deployment – IT News Africa News

    Galaxy Backbone, Information and Communications Technology Services provider has announced that the phase one of National ICT Infrastructure Backbone (NICTIB) Project has.... Read more via IT News Africa News – Get more: Nigeria Business News
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    Metro Minister: Federal government spends $1m to evacuate stranded Nigerians in Russia – TODAY.NG

    The Federal Government, on Monday, said it spent the sum of $1 million to evacuate Nigerians who were stranded in Russia. Read more via TODAY.NG – Get More Nigeria Metro News
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    Metro AYP: Two million youths ignorant of HIV/AIDS status in Kaduna – TODAY.NG

    No fewer than two million Adolescents and Young People (AYP) in Kaduna State are ignorant of their HIV status, according to a data from the state AIDS Control Agency. Read more via TODAY.NG – Get More Nigeria Metro News
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    Politics South-East House of Reps caucus cautions Senator Ndume to stop interfering in Senator Ekweremadu’s EFCC case – TODAY.NG

    The South-east Caucus of the House of Representatives Monday warned former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, and “his cohorts” to desist from interfering in the statutory and professional job of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the interrogation of the Deputy Senate...
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    Politics INEC discovers 19 illegal polling units in Akwa Ibom – TODAY.NG

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it has discovered 19 illegal polling units in Akwa Ibom. -- Read more via TODAY.NG – Get More Nigeria Political News
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    Politics Expulsion: Senator Kashamu writes Uche Secondus, INEC, DSS, Police – TODAY.NG

    The Senator representing Ogun East in the National Assembly, Buruji Kashamu, has on Monday formally written to the State Independent National Electoral Commission, Department of State Services, and the police to disregard his expulsion by the Peoples Democratic Party. -- Read more via TODAY.NG...
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    World LeBron’s rebuttal to Trump is next-level athlete activism against racism – The Undefeated

    Those of us in the so-called mainstream media work in a tricky environment, one in which superficiality has gained an importance approaching that of substance. We must be conscious of and engaged in, but not driven by clicks, consumed by, but not obsessed with metrics, while at the … Read...
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    Entertainment How Kanye West is becoming a billionaire two years after asking Mark Zuckerberg for $53 million to pay off his debt –

    Kanye West is reportedly a member of the ‘three-comma’ club, joining the ranks of sister-in-law Kylie Jenner Kanye West could be the next billionaire. West’s apparel brand Yeezy, a partnership with Adidas, is said to be valued at close to $1.5 billion, The Blast reported. The 41-year-old...
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    Sports Exclusive: Thibaut Courtois attempts to force Chelsea exit by going AWOL ahead of new season – The Telegraph

    Thibaut Courtois has attempted to force his Chelsea exit by going AWOL on the eve of the new season. And that leaves Chelsea in a race to land a new goalkeeper, with Stoke City’s Jack Butland and Sevilla’s Sergio Rico on their shortlist, before Thursday’s transfer deadline. Chelsea … read...
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    Sports Asaba 2018: Casual workers protest unpaid allowances – TODAY.NG

    Casual workers engaged by the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the just concluded African Senior Athletics Championship, on Monday, staged a protest over alleged unpaid allowances by their employers. read more via TODAY.NG – --------------- Get More Nigeria Sports News
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    Metro Man allegedly rapes neighbours’ teenage daughter in Lagos – Daily Post Nigeria

    A 33-year-old man, David Victor is to spend the next 25 days in the Kirikiri Prison for allegedly raping a teenager, an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court ruled on Monday. The accused, who resides at No. 2, Bode Tobus St., Dopemu, Agege, Lagos, is facing a count charge … Read more via Daily Post...
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    Politics Why my commissioners dumped APC for PDP – Gov Bindow – Daily Post Nigeria

    Governor Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa State has explained that two of his commissioners left his cabinet of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to fulfil their political ambition. He stated this on Monday while swearing in two new commissioners. Bindow...
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    Politics Herdsmen killings: Opposition creating fight between Christians, Muslims – Lai Mohammed – Daily Post Nigeria

    The Federal Government on Monday revealed how the opposition was allegedly pitching Christians against Muslims under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said the opposition was creating problems between Christians and Muslims...
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    Business NCC seeks to license telecoms operators to host lotteries on networks – Punch Newspapers

    The Nigerian Communications Commission says it will soon license telecom companies to host lotteries on their networks Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, said this during the review of the Memorandum of Understanding between NCC and National Lottery Regulatory Commission on...
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    Business AfDB to increase fish production, others by 5m tonnes in Africa – The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper

    The African Development Bank through its Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) programme is targeting to increase aquaculture production in Africa by five million tonnes by 2025. Dr Chrysantus Akem, the TAAT Programme Coordinator, said this at a workshop … Read more via...