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NOVA Merchant Bank Promotes Staff, Flags-Off Executive Trainee Scheme

NOVA Merchant Bank, a leading merchant bank in Nigeria, began 2021 on a high note as it announced several promotions for its employees who excelled in the performance of their responsibilities. The Bank announced on Monday that the promotions are in line with its goal of building a high performance culture, adding that they cut across most grade levels including General Manager subject to approval by the Central Bank of Nigeria. Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Bank, Mr Nath Ude, explained that the Bank set out to reward its…

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Ibrahimovic Sent Off As Inter Beat AC Milan In Italian Cup

Inter Milan came from behind to beat AC Milan 2-1 on Tuesday in an Italian Cup quarter-final which saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic dismissed after scoring the latter’s goal. Ibrahimovic was ruthless on his first chance, firing low off the left post after entering the penalty box in the 31st minutes, But he was dismissed in the 58th minute. Romelu Lukaku went on to draw Inter Milan level from the penalty kick spot. The match referee also exited with a pulled muscle and was replaced by the fourth official with 10 minutes…

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Court Jails Chinese Woman For Hiding Coronavirus Symptoms

A Chinese court has handed down a year-long prison sentence to a woman who hid her Coronavirus symptoms before boarding a flight, state media reported on Wednesday. The 37-year-old took medication to suppress a fever before boarding a flight from the United States to China in March 2020, the Global Times reported. She only disclosed her symptoms after landing in Beijing and later tested positive for coronavirus. Some 63 close contacts then had to go into quarantine. Her actions were a violation of China’s anti-epidemic rules and posed a severe…

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Tractor Rally: India Farmers Clash With Police In Massive Protest

Farmers have fought through barricades and tear gas to enter Delhi on India’s Republic Day. Tens of thousands of them are driving into the city on tractors to protest against new market-friendly reforms. In some places, farmers broke barricades and diverted from the route they had agreed with the police. Tuesday’s rally is the latest episode in a months-long protest, one of the longest farmers-led agitations India has ever seen. The government has offered to put the laws on hold, but farmers say they will settle for nothing short of…

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Plane Crash Kills President, Players From Soccer Club Palmas

Tragedy struck Brazilian soccer club Palmas on Sunday when four players and the president of the club died in a plane crash, the club announced. “The plane took off and crashed at the end of the runway at the Tocantinense Aviation Association,” the club said. “We regret to report there are no survivors.” The small plane took off from the Tocantinense Aviation Association, a small airfield near Palmas, on Sunday to bring club president Lucas Meira and players Lucas Praxedes, Guilherme Noe, Ranule and Marcus Molinari to a game in…

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NSE: Dangote Cement, Airtel Africa Lift Trading By 0.21%

Activities on the nation’s bourse resumed the week on Monday on a positive note following investors’ interests in Dangote Cement and Airtel Africa. Specifically, the All-Share Index inched higher by 86.97 points or 0.21 per cent to close at 41,088.96 from 41,001.99 on Friday. Consequently, month-to-date and year-to-date returns increased to 2.0 per cent. Also, the market capitalisation, which opened at N21.448 trillion improved by N46 billion or 0.24 per cent to close at N21.494 trillion. The market gain was driven by price appreciation in large and medium capitalised stocks…

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Polaris Bank To Unveil First Set Of Millionaires In ‘Save & Win’ Promo Feb 9

Polaris Bank says it will unveil its first set of millionaires in its ongoing ‘Save and Win’ promo on Feb. 9. The bank in a statement on Sunday said that the first set of winners would be determined through a raffle draw. “One millionaire will emerge with 60 others going home with N100,000 prize money each and several others winning instant consolation prizes,” it said. The statement encouraged Nigerians to save a minimum incremental sum of N10,000 in three consecutive deposits of the remaining promo period, to qualify and be one…

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Trump Hires South Carolina Lawyer Bowers For Impeachment Defence

Former President Donald Trump has hired South Carolina-based lawyer Butch Bowers to represent him in his Senate impeachment trial over a charge that he incited insurrection, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Bowers did not respond to requests for comment. While relatively unknown on the national stage, Bowers has represented former Republican governors in South Carolina and served in the U.S. Justice Department under Republican former President George W. Bush, according to his website. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a Trump ally, recommended him, the source…

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Celebrities Mourn Late American Broadcaster, Larry King

Some Nigerian celebrities are mourning late American broadcaster, Larry King who died on Saturday morning January 23, aged 87. These celebrities took to their instagram handles to pay tribute and mourn the ace broadcaster who had contributed immensely to American Journalism. Veteran Nollywood Actress, Joke Silver wrote on her page with the broadcaster’s picture “Rest well Larry King. You were the king of interviews. Always polite, always listening”. Renowned Comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka said “Legends don’t die, they transit to glory. Rest in peace Larry King”. Also Ace Comedian, Atunyota Akpobome,…

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Army Says Fire Outbreak At Zaria Depot Destroys Soldiers Quarters

A fire outbreak at the Nigeria Army Depot, Zaria, Kaduna State, has destroyed parts of Block 15 of soldiers’ quarters at the depot. Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Army Depot, Zaria, Capt. Abdu Arigu, who confirmed the incident in Zaria on Sunday said the incident occurred at  9.30p.m. on Saturday at the block –  a two-storey building – and destroyed the last floor. “There was no loss of life to the incident. “Combined efforts of fire fighters at the Nigeria Military School and Kaduna State Fire Service brought the situation…

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