The crisis in Spain’s Catalonia region is being closely watched in Nigeria and Cameroon, where secessionist movements have been stepping up campaigns for independence, as BBC Pidgin editor Adejuwon Soyinka reports. Many Nigerians and Cameroonians were looking to Spain, hoping it would find a peaceful solution to demands for independence in the Catalan region. But …

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The embattled South African President Jacob Zuma has reshuffled his cabinet. This is the second time the leader is making changes to the composition of his cabinet in the last seven months. The current move saw him change six other ministers, including those for home affairs, education and communications, and axe a vocal critic of …

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Alphabet’s Google Inc said on Tuesday that it would roll out an advanced protection programme in order to provide stronger security for government officials and journalists who are at a higher risk of being targeted by hackers. The internet giant said that users of the programme would have their account security continuously updated to deal …

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Annual inflation in Nigeria slowed for an eighth month in September, easing to 15.98 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Tuesday. The rate of annual inflation was 0.03 percent points lower than the rate in August. A separate food price index showed inflation at 20.32 percent in September, compared with 20.25 percent …

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A conflict of interest occurs when an individual is involved in multiple interests, one of which could possibly corrupt the motivation for an act in the other. It is inevitable that Directors will face situations of potential conflict of interest with the companies they serve.The “Agency Theory” postulates that Shareholders are principals and Management their …

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Nigeria moved up to the 41st position in the World and retained the fifth in Africa in the latest FIFA Coca-Cola world rankings. The rankings released by the World Football governing body showed that Nigeria moved up three places from the 44th position in  September, but maintained the fifth spot in Africa. It said that Nigeria had …

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Police in Britain are ramping up efforts to investigate cases of modern slavery, yet the true scale of the crime is hugely underestimated. UK’s anti-slavery chief, Kevin Hyland, appointed in 2014 as part of Britain’s widely hailed Modern Slavery Act, called for greater support for slavery victims and urged businesses to do more to ensure …

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North Korea has expressed support to a complete ban on nuclear weapons in the world, but intends to keep its nuclear arsenal if the United States has one. The country’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, Kim In Ryong, said Monday. The DPRK constantly supports the complete elimination of the nuclearweapons and efforts for …

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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the military and police to stop the killings in Plateau state after receiving reports of 20 deaths in a renewed reprisals.. The President expressed sadness and regret over the reported killings and enjoined the security agencies to put a stop to it immediately. A statement by the President’s Senior Special …

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Nigeria says it is embarrassed with the reported cases of delay in issuance of visa to its citizens and vows will no longer tolerate the situation. The Interior Minister, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), has subsequently met stakeholders to take a firm position on the issue. The minister stated on Monday in Abuja at a meeting …

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