US sanctions on Iran, ‘toughest ever’, take force

The United States is reimposing punitive measures targeting the Iranian oil and financial sectors in what US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called "the...

US grants eight countries Iran sanctions waivers

The U.S. government has agreed to let eight countries, including close allies South Korea and Japan, as well as India, keep buying Iranian oil...

Trump, Xi upbeat on trade after phone call; US targets more Chinese firms

President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who spoke by telephone on Thursday, expressed optimism about resolving their trade dispute ahead of a...

Group lauds Okowa for 2019 budget presentation

The People’s Trust (PT) in Delta state has commended the Governor of Delta state, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for his tireless effort to move...

3 siblings killed in car crash at school bus stop

Three children from the same family were killed and a fourth child was seriously injured Tuesday morning when they were struck by a pickup...

China is minting a billionaire every three days as tech boom unlocks ‘stealth wealth’

The total number of billionaires reached 2,158 last year, up 9% from 2016, according to a new report from UBS and PwC. The growth...

Australian banks are abandoning London as Brexit looms

Australia's banks are beginning to put in motion plans to shift staff and other assets out of London after Brexit. Australia's largest bank by...

Is Africa starting to choke on China’s lending glut?

It was a time for smiles and handshakes as the delegations from Sierra Leone and China Exim Bank sealed a loan to provide the...

Nigerian SME’s to benefit from $50m AfDB facility

The funds will be channeled through Nigeria’s Fidelity Bank Plc to support women-owned in selected trans-formative sectors, including close to a hundred SMEs in...

What happens if you win Mega Millions’ $1.6B jackpot?

Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and...

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