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    Business Germany to add China’s yuan to currency reserves –

    Germany’s central bank has said it will include China’s yuan in its reserves, giving another boost to Beijing’s drive to internationalise the currency and helping send the unit to two year highs. The Bundesbank said its board had decided in July to invest in the renminbi, as it is also …...
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    Business Crude Oil Price Hits U.S.$70 Per Barrel – A

    By Chika Izuora With Agency Report The price of brent crude oil rose to $70 per barrel yesterday, supported by ongoing output cuts led by OPEC and Russia, and ignoring a rise in United States and Canadian drilling activity that points to higher future output in North America. Brent … Via...
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    Sports Over three million fans request for World Cup tickets –

    More than three million tickets have been requested in the second phase of applications for this year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia. The second window for fans seeking to attend the event opened on December 5, after the draw for the group stage of the tournament on December 1. … via The Sun...
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    Business United Capital to challenge court ruling declaring 9Mobile board void –

    Dr Joseph Nnanna, Interim Chairman, 9Mobile Reports by Thisday suggest that United Capital Trustees, the receiver manager for 9Mobile, will challenge a court ruling issued last week declaring the interim board of 9Mobile null. Spectrum, according to an official of the company had made indirect...
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    Business 9mobile may still be sold as NCC declines comment on court order –

    By Prince Osuagwu (Hi-Tech Editor) The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC says it is committed to a legitimate process in the attempt to sale 9mobile to a preferred bidder tomorrow. 9Mobile The Commission however declined comment on whether the nullification of the telco’s interim board by...
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    Business Edo Inland Container Dry Port will soon commence exports activities –

    Port The Edo Inland Container Dry Port (EDO-ICD) will soon commence export activities from operational base, an official of the port has said. Mr Charles Akhigbe, the Chief Executive Officer of Atlanque Marine Engineering Service (AMES), promoter of the Edo-ICD, announced this on Monday at a...
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    Ease-of-doing business: 198 new companies spring up in Kaduna – SON –

    The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on Monday said a total of 198 new companies have sprung up in Kaduna since the implementation of the Ease-of-Doing Business policy of the Federal Government in 2017. The SON Coordinator in Kaduna State, Datti Danlami made the disclosure in an …...
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    Business Key Words: Cryptocurrencies investor: ‘My neurons are fried … I’ll lose a million dollars...

    So what’s it like being one of the bitcoin millionaires? A New York Times article published over the weekend aims to give a sense of what it’s like for the long-time believers in cryptocurrencies who have become the … via MarketWatch.com – Top Stories – http://ift.tt/2D3OKeg Get more...
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    Sports ‘Contempt’ with Jose Mourinho mutual – Antonio Conte –

    Antonio Conte says the feeling of "contempt" with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is mutual. via TODAY.NG – http://ift.tt/2EDLRRL --------------- Get More Nigeria Sports News
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    Business Sweden could be the first economy to introduce its own cryptocurrency, called the e-krona –...

    Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch Sweden’s central bank, the Riksbank, could become the first to introduce its own cryptocurrency. Cash usage in the Scandinavian nation is dropping rapidly, making Sweden a prime candidate for an "official" cryptocurrency. The introduction of the e-krona could come within...
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    Business Escravos Pipeline fire: Gas supply to power plants remains intact – NNPC –..

    Escravos Pipeline fire: Gas supply to power plants remains intact – NNPC January 12th, 2018 Editor News, Oil 0 comments The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Friday explained that routine gas supply for … Via BusinessDay : News you can trust – http://ift.tt/2D6ye13 Get...
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    Business Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Just Gave $33 Million to a Scholarship Fund for ‘Dreamers’ –

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, have donated $33 million to a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children — the biggest grant in the organization’s history. TheDream.US is the largest scholarship program in the country for...
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    Business InterContinental Exits Nigeria Over Debt Fallout With Partners –

    InterContinental Hotels Group Plc is withdrawing from Nigeria four years after it opened its first site in Africa’s most populous country following a disagreement with local partners over the terms of how to bring the property out of receivership. The U.K. company’s 358-room hotel in Lagos...
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    Business Blankfein Tweets American Values Will Survive ‘All the Sh*t’ –

    Lloyd Blankfein appeared to take another shot at President Donald Trump Friday. The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. chief executive officer took to Twitter with a photo of the Statue of Liberty piercing through the fog in New York harbor south of his office. During a meeting with lawmakers Thursday...
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    Business Startup Profile: GazHub — order a refill of your cooking gas online in Abuja –

    A lot of people using cooking gases can relate with the stress encountered when trying to get a refill. For some, it’s visiting the gas stations and being on (long) queues; while for others (like me), the thought of even carrying the weighty gas cylinder before and after filling — especially …...
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    Sports EPL: I insulted Conte to hurt him – Mourinho –

    Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has admitted that he insulted his Chelsea counterpart, Antonio Conte, with “a response that I know that touched the point where he really feels hurt”. Conte launched a verbal assault on Mourinho, branding the Manchester United boss a “fake” and accusing...
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    Sports Simidele Adeagbo: Another Nigerian athlete qualifies for Winter Olympics.

    Nigerian athlete Simidele Adeagbo will represent Nigeria at the Winter Olympics Nigerian athlete Simidele Adeagbo has qualified to represent Nigeria at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The winter sports athlete finished third overall in the ‘Skeleton’ event qualification...
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    Sports Manchester City and Manchester United not in Alexis Sanchez bidding war – Arsene Wenger –...

    Arsene Wenger was unable to offer an update on the future of Alexis Sanchez on Friday but the Arsenal manager did not deny suggestions Manchester United and Manchester City are both chasing the Chile international. via TODAY.NG – http://ift.tt/2ASWVIq --------------- Get More Nigeria...
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    Sports Spurs chief says Kane, Alli not for sale..

    Tottenham Hotspur’s English midfielder Dele Alli (L) celebrates with Tottenham Hotspur’s English striker Harry Kane after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales on...
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    Business Samsung brought ‘almost finished’ foldable Galaxy X to CES, 7.3″ display in tow –...

    Where there is smoke, there is probably fire, and we’ve been hearing about Samsung’s foldable phone in the last two days more than in the last two months. Turns out that Samsung has actually brought the phone, and showcased it to interested partners at the CES 2018 expo. Granted, … via...
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