Nigerian banks impose restrictions on debit and credit card payments

first_imgNigeria’s economy is battling acute dollar crisis.It has prompted banks to suspend the use of Nigerian debit and credit cards in foreign currency transactions. The government has also suspended access to forex at the central bank. Locals use this service to pay tuition fees for Nigerian students in the diaspora.CCTV’s Kelechi Emekalam has more.last_img

Murkowski, Young To Speak In Kenai This Week

first_imgCongressman Don Young will address the crowd during today’s noon luncheon at the Old Carr,s Mall before the keynote speaker takes the stage: ConocoPhillips Chief Economist Marianne Kah. Tomorrow’s keynote speaker will be U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski. According to recently released campaign finance disclosures, Murkowski has nearly $1.6 million on hand for her bid. The document shows Murkowski raised $415,000 from July 28 to September 30. The other candidates have not yet released details from the latest fundraising period. Republican-turned-Libertarian Joe Miller will not be participating. Miller’s campaign says he will be in Sitka, but will visit Kodiak before the November election. Murkowski’s campaign says this should put to rest Miller’s complaints that Murkowski is not making herself available for debates. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska’s Congressional Delegation will be in Kenai this week for the Alaska State Chamber’s Fall Forum, in the midst of a busy re-election season. Murkowski is in the final weeks of her reelection campaign and will spend tonight in Kodiak, taking part in a fisheries debate with fellow candidates Ray Metcalfe (Democrat), Margaret Stock (Independent), and Breck Craig (Independent).last_img read more

Olympique Marseille wins local Ligue 1 Tournament

first_imgThe first half was back-and-forth, where both teams got great chances to score. Dimitri Payet struck first for Marseilles in the 12th minute as a strong goal flew by St-Ettiene goalie Stephane Ruffier. But a mere five minutes later, Arnaud Nordin answered for ASSE, scoring an impressive shot out of the corner. Though there were threats in stoppage time, neither team could add to their scores. Photo Credit: Olympique Marseille In the finale to a stunning exhibition tournament, Olympique Marseille defeated rival AS St-Ettiene 2-1 for the EA Ligue 1 title. Their first visit to DC under these circumstances was met with applause from the sidelines and a great showing for local soccer fans. Those who had not seen European soccer before were in for a treat as Marseille closed out the game late. The second half was every bit as competitive as the first. Five penalties were administered and ASSE forward Romain Hamouma had to leave the game late. Though in the 73rd minute, the final breakthrough came. Nemanja Radonjic, who had entered the game late, scored from the side to the roar of the fans in Marseille’s section. Le Bleu never looked back and held on to win the inaugural EA Ligue 1 Cup. The EA Ligue 1 tournament is a preseason warmup for the top soccer division in France. Audi Field hosted the first tournament in America to strong turnout and great play from all sides. Tomorrow, Marseille will face the home team D.C. United in an exhibition game. In many ways, it is fitting for the champion to challenge their hosts in this manner. Given tonight’s performance, this game should be enjoyable for the French visitors. Please follow and like us:last_img read more