Stock Markets Downbeat As Dollar Firms

Stock markets kicked off the week in lacklustre fashion on Monday as the dollar recovered some ground after slumping last week to three-year lows against the euro. London was one of the few risers, with the index benefitting from gains to share prices of heavyweight mining companies on rising copper prices, traders said. “After managing to staunch its bleeding last Friday, the dollar has continued to try and claw back the acres of ground lost in the last few months,” said Connor Campbell, an analyst at Spreadex trading group. Earlier…

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Kwankwaso Cancels Kano Rally

Rabiu Kwankwaso, lawmaker representing Kano central senatorial district, has shelved his visit to Kano state. The police had advised him to postpone the visit in order to avoid an outbreak of violence between his supporters and loyalists of Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor. Both Kwankwaso and Ganduje had fixed their rallies for Tuesday. After the police advice, Kwankwaso had vowed to go ahead with his trip. But speaking through Rabi’u Sulaiman Bchi, a former secretary to the state government, Kwankwaso said the cancellation followed series of consultations. “I have shelved my…

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Lagos PDP Inaugurates State Exco

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has successfully inaugurated its Lagos State executive council members and chairmen of local governments. Alhaji Moshood Salvador, Chairman of the party in the state, said the party was ready to take over the state from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) “because it has failed to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people.” Salvador vowed to ensure that no member vying for elective position is charged any money. “I will not disappoint you, the era of imposition and impunity has gone. If you are…

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Samsung Galaxy S9 May Use A Combination Of Iris And Face Scanning

Samsung’s upcoming flagships – the Galaxy S9 and S9+ – may feature a new, IntelligentScan feature for unlocking the phone. Spotted in the South Korean company’s Settings app, the description for the feature says it utilizes “iris scanner and face recognition together for better results even in low or very bright light. Details are scarce at the moment, so questions like how will the feature work if the user isn’t looking directly at the iris scanner remain unanswered (although, logically, facial scanning should take precedence in that case). It’s still…

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More Nigerians Will Join APC – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said millions of Nigerians will join the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, from all parts of the country in the next few months. The President who has been under pressure of some leading Nigerians not to contest for re-election in 2019 spoke in reply to a letter by a former ‎Senator under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Basheer Lado inviting him to the event in which he and his supporters defected to APC on Saturday. The Senator defected to the ruling party with over 5,000…

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