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target=_blank>Nigeria’s Zenith Bank Sees Loan Growth In 2019 As Economy Recovers

Nigeria’s Zenith Bank expects loan volumes to return to growth this year after 2018’s decline, and is targeting higher activity in the agricultural sector, the bank said on Thursday. The top tier lender said it aimed to grow loans by 7.5 percent in 2019 after they declined last year due to early repayments, saying borrowers
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target=_blank>Apple, Goldman Sachs To Unleash iPhone/Card Combo

According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), citing people familiar with the matter, the card, which will be linked with Apple’s Wallet app, will allow users to set spending goals, track rewards, and manage balances. This follows on from May 2018, when news filtered out that they were planning to launch this new credit card. Today (21 February),
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target=_blank>Nike Stock Falls 1.7% After Duke Star’s Exploding Shoe Injury

Nike Inc. is looking into what went wrong after college basketball’s biggest star sprained his knee when his shoe fell apart, one of the most high-profile apparel failures in basketball history. Duke University star freshman Zion Williamson, the consensus No. 1 pick in this year’s National Basketball Association draft, tumbled to the court less than
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target=_blank>Oil Eases From 2019 Highs Ahead Of U.S. Inventory Data

Oil prices eased off 2019 highs on Thursday ahead of U.S. government data that was expected to show a fifth weekly build in crude inventories, while concerns about slowing global economic growth weighed. Losses were capped by OPEC-led supply cuts and U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and Iran. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures
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target=_blank>Groups Declare Support For Buhari, Adelabu

Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, a group of non – indigenes living in Oyo state and two other groups on Thursday declared support for President Muhammodu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Governor Abiola Ajimobi, Chief Adebayo Adelabu and all other All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates in the state. The group: Pathfinder Non – Indigenes
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target=_blank>Islamic State On Brink Of Defeat In Syria Enclave

Remaining civilians are expected to be evacuated from Islamic State’s final enclave in eastern Syria on Thursday, US-backed forces said, clearing the way for them to wipe out the last vestige of jihadist rule that once straddled Syria and Iraq. Iraqi sources said the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which has besieged the last IS enclave
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*-abuse-victims-slam-pope-francis-summit-reflection-points/ target=_blank>S** Abuse Victims Slam Pope Francis’ Summit ‘Reflection Points’

Pope Francis has released 21 “reflection points” for bishops to consider, at the opening of the Vatican’s child s** abuse summit. What seem to be more recommendations than discussion points, considering they’re coming from the head of the church, are aimed at developing a global response to the abuse crisis that has enveloped Catholicism. “The
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target=_blank>WHO, Uganda Boost Ebola Screening At Border Points With DR Congo

World Health Organisation (WHO) and Uganda Red Cross Society have signed an agreement to boost Ebola screening at border points with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where there is an outbreak. WHO in a statement issued on Thursday said there would be screening of travellers at 25 points of entry in eight districts along
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target=_blank>South Africa Sports Minister To Back Semenya At Hearing

South Africa’s Sports Minister Tokozile Xasa said she will fly to Switzerland to support Caster Semenya at a landmark hearing on proposed rules to restrict female athletes’ testosterone levels. The Olympic champion is appearing before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne to challenge rules proposed by track and field’s governing body that
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Breakdancing Proposed For Inclusion In The Olympics

IOC is set to consider the proposal and must reach a decision by December 2020. Breakdancing has been proposed for inclusion in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, organisers have announced. The International Olympic Committee  (IOC) will consider the proposal and must reach a decision by December 2020 according to irishtimes.com. Breakdancing was included in the […]
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