NPF MfB wants lower taxes for microfinance banks

Feyisayo Popoola NPF Microfinance Bank Plc has asked the Federal Government to reduce the taxes that microfinance institutions pay. The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, NPF MFB, Mr Akin Lawal, while speaking at a press briefing to mark the bank’s 25th anniversary in Lagos, explained that this would allow the banks to perform better and improve activities of Micro Small and Medium-scale Enterprises. He said, “We ask for a single digit rate. We also ask government to release more money into the economy and for the development bank funds to be…

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Bay Bridge: CHP arrests one after sideshow blocks bridge lanes – The Mercury News

The Mercury News Bay Bridge: CHP arrests one after sideshow blocks bridge lanesThe Mercury NewsSAN FRANCISCO — A male driver was taken into custody on suspicion of reckless driving and other charges after a weekend sideshow briefly blocked all lanes of Interstate 80, authorities said. At 10:45 a.m. Sunday, officers learned of vehicles stopping …Bay Bridge sideshow leads to arrestSan Francisco Chronicleall 27 news articles » Source: Google News All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full…

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High surf from Hurricane Lane due to reach Big Isle tonight – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Honolulu Star-Advertiser High surf from Hurricane Lane due to reach Big Isle tonightHonolulu Star-AdvertiserUPDATE: 11:30 a.m.. As of 11 a.m. today, Hurricane Lane is located approximately 817 miles east-southeast of Hilo and 1,028 miles east-southeast of Honolulu. The storm continues to head west at about 14 mph, with sustained winds near 125 mph and …Hurricane Lane weakens slightly to Category 3 stormCBS NewsRough seas to pound Hawaii as Major Hurricane Lane nears this weekAccuWeather.comHurricane Lane Update: Hawaii Islands 'Interests' Should Watch Forecast CloselyNewsweekall 161 news articles » Source: Google News All rights…

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Little known South Africans star as Currie Cup begins

Little known South African fly-halves Chris Smith and Manie Libbok starred as the Currie Cup kicked off this weekend with big victories for the Pumas and the Blue Bulls. Smith scored 22 points as the Pumas used home advantage to whip the Griquas 42-17 in northeastern city Nelspruit after building a vast 35-point lead at one stage. Bull Libbok shone in central city Bloemfontein, bagging 17 points as the Bulls came from behind twice to eventually overwhelm the Free State Cheetahs 34-12. Smith scored one of the Pumas’ five tries…

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Bertens shocks Halep to win Cincinnati WTA title

Dutch outsider Kiki Bertens survived a match point as she handed world number one Simona Halep her first defeat since Wimbledon to lift the the WTA Cincinnati title on Sunday. Bertens, ranked 17th in the world, beat Romania’s Halep 2-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-2 in the women’s final of the combined WTA and ATP hardcourt tournament. She ended a nine-match winning streak for Halep, who beat US Open champion Sloane Stephens in the final at Montreal last week. Bertens notched her 10th defeat this season of a Top 10 opponent as…

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Trump speechwriter fired amid scrutiny of appearance with white nationalists – Washington Post

Washington Post Trump speechwriter fired amid scrutiny of appearance with white nationalistsWashington PostA White House speechwriter for President Trump was terminated last week after revelations that he had spoken at a conference attended by well-known white nationalists, according to three people familiar with the decision who were not authorized to …2016 Conference — The Mencken ClubH.L. Mencken ClubProfessor who predicted Trump's win explains how he knew, what comes nextDuke ChronicleNational Review drops anotherPoliticoall 44 news articles » Source: Google News All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this…

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Five things we learned from the Premier League weekend

  Manchester United became the first of the Premier League’s top five last season to falter in the new campaign as shoddy defending saw Jose Mourinho’s men defeated 3-2 at Brighton on Sunday. Ominously for United, their cross city rivals and defending champions look in no mood to be caught as Manchester City thrashed Huddersfield 6-1, while Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur maintained their perfect starts. Here, AFP Sports looks at five things we learned from the Premier League weekend. No case for United’s defence Mourinho’s pre-season predictions of doom if…

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As Trump Dismantles Clean Air Rules, an Industry Lawyer Delivers for Ex-Clients

The top air pollution official in the Trump administration had been a lawyer for polluting industries. They are now benefiting from his new role. Source: New York Times All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from 104.5 Love FM AbujaShare on: whatsapp

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Eight bodies found after Tunisia Police, migrants clash on boat

Eight bodies have been recovered off Tunisia since security forces clashed with a group of migrants on a boat crossing illegally to Italy, a security official said Sunday. National Guard spokesman Colonel Houssemeddine Jebabli told AFP that eight bodies had been found since Friday’s incident but their nationalities had not yet been determined and a search would continue. The police had intervened to stop the boat that had been launched off the central city of Sfax. People on the vessel had thrown Molotov cocktails at security forces before setting fire…

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Ndidi signs new six-year deal with Leicester

Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi signed a six-year contract extension with Premier League club Leicester on Sunday. The 21-year-old’s new deal will keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2024. Ndidi has made 63 appearances for Leicester since signing from Genk in January 2017. “I’m very happy to sign this contract with Leicester. I have enjoyed every moment of my time with the football club, so I’m thrilled to be here for six more years,” Ndidi told Leicester’s website. “Together with my team-mates and our wonderful supporters, I hope we…

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