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EFCC continues crackdown on cryptocurrency platforms

There are indications that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has relaunched its crackdown on currency speculators and cryptocurrency platforms manipulating the naira. The EFCC is not only going after Binance but every cryptocurrency platform and others involved in the manipulation of the Nigerian foreign exchange market to stabilise Nigerian forex. EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, reportedly confirmed that the commission was doing everything lawful to ensure sanity within the country’s forex market. Meanwhile, some foreign exchange market analysts have stated that the dollar rose slightly against the naira between…

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PDP: Damagun’s survival not a victory for Wike – Senator Moro

Senator representing Benue South Senatorial District and Senate Minority Leader, Comrade Abba Patrick Moro, on Saturday, stated that the survival of Amb. Umar Lliya Damagum as Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was a victory for the party. He said, it was not a defeat for anybody but a decision that was unanimously agreed by the relevant stakeholders for the party to forge ahead. Senator Moro’s reaction was against the backdrop of rumour in some quarters that Amb. Damagum’s survival, against call for his resignation, was victory…

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BREAKING: Another APC ward faction suspends Ganduje

Another faction of the All Progressives Congress in Ganduje Ward, Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area, Kano State, on Sunday announced the suspension of the party’s National Chairman, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje. The ward’s Legal Adviser, Haladu Gwanjo, last week announced the suspension of Ganduje. Gwanjo, who cited alleged corruption and other vices as reasons for the suspension, said that the decision was taken by nine executive members of party in Ganduje ward. The move was quickly quelled by the state branch of the party who suspended the ward executives for their…

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‘He was outstanding’ – Arteta names player that helped Arsenal beat Wolves

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has named goalkeeper, David Raya as the player who was ‘crucial’ to the Gunners’ Premier League 2-0 victory at Wolves on Saturday. Arteta said the Spain international was outstanding against Wolves as he kept clean sheet against the hosts. Two goals from Leandro Trossard and Martin Odegaard gave the Premier North London club all three points the three points at Molineux. The victory means Arsenal are now back to the top of the Premier League table. Asked how crucial Raya was for Arsenal against Wolves, Arteta…

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President Biden reacts as US passes bill proposing $95bn, $26bn aides to Ukraine, Israel

President of the United States, US, Joe Biden has reacted as members of the House of Representatives voted on aides to Ukraine and Israel. Biden urged the Senate to quickly send the legislation to him for assent. The move comes amid the ravaging war between Ukraine and Russia while Israel and Iran have been at each other’s neck, thereby unsettling the Middle East. Biden posted on X: “Today, members of both parties in the House of Representatives voted to advance our national security interests by passing urgently needed legislation delivering…

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Grammy-Winning Singer And ‘Ex-American Idol Contestant’, Mandisa Found Dead At Her Home

Mandisa’s cause of death is still unknown. Contemporary singer Mandisa, a contestant on American Idol and a Grammy winner, is dead. She was 47 years old. A representative for the singer said that Mandisa was found dead in her home in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday. The representative said the cause of Mandisa’s death was not yet known. “At this time, we do not know the cause of death or any further details,” the statement reads. “We ask for your prayers for her family and a close-knit circle of friends during…

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Wolves 0 v 2 Arsenal: Arsenal win at Wolves to return to top spot

Arsenal put their Champions League disappointment firmly in the past to beat Wolves at Molineux and move back to the top of the Premier League Having blown their chance to leapfrog Pep Guardiola’s side six days ago by losing at home to Aston Villa, then been knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich on Wednesday, it was a welcome triumph for Mikel Arteta’s men. Leandro Trossard’s strike in the last minute of the opening period may not have been the most eye-catching of the Belgian’s career but it…

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Man City 1 v 0 Chelsea: Late Silva goal sends Man City into FA Cup final

Manchester City bounced back from the disappointment of the Champions League quarter-final exit to Real Madrid as Bernardo Silva’s late goal sunk Chelsea at Wembley to seal a place in the FA Cup final It was redemption for Silva after his poor spot-kick played a key role in City’s loss on penalties to Real. The Portuguese midfielder turned in the winner at the far post from Kevin de Bruyne’s cross six minutes from time. Chelsea will regret missing a host of chances, nearly all falling to striker Nicolas Jackson, as…

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Taylor Swift’s album tops Spotify chart

Taylor Swift’s latest album, The Tortured Poets Department, made history on Spotify, becoming the most-streamed album in a single day and making Swift the most-streamed artist in one day too. The album’s release on Friday sparked excitement worldwide among Swift’s devoted fans, known as Swifties. With 31 tracks, Swift pours her heart out, addressing heartbreak and perhaps aiming some lyrics at past relationships.   Swift described the album as a collection of new songs capturing fleeting and emotional moments, declaring that chapter of her life closed. The announcement of her…

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Grammy award winner is de*d

Fans and fellow musicians mourn the loss of the Grammy winner, Mandisa Lynn Hundley, known as Mandisa, who passed away at 47. Her publicist confirmed her death, but the cause remains unknown, leaving loved ones and fans in shock. They ask for prayers for her family and friends during this tough time. Mandisa rose to fame on American Idol in 2006 and later won a Grammy for her uplifting Christian music. Despite finishing ninth on Idol, she found success in the gospel music scene, earning Grammy nominations for her albums.…

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