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Half of Nigeria’s bank accounts could be closed for failing a new verification process

Nearly 20 months ago, Nigeria’s Central Bank called for the country’s 52 million bank account holders to undergo a registration process to obtain a unique Bank Verification Number (BVN ) which would serve as the first national numeric identifier.<p>The Central Bank hopes giving everyone a unique …

Central Banks

Reuters Under Severe Scrutiny in Wake of Teenaged Photog’s Death

A few days ago, we shared the tragic news Reuters freelancer Molhem Barakat, who some were claiming was as young as 17-years-old, had been killed …

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice.<p>For the past few …

Pets

57 Fabulous Bird Images

Birds provide a wonderful opportunity for photographers to practice their skills. So today we thought we’d put together a bit of an image collection …

10 Ways to Improve Your Photography in 30 Days

Improvement in any area requires a plan and some action. If you would like to improve the results that you get from your own photography there are …

Top 10 budget beach hotels in Malaysia

Colourful Motel, Pantai Cenang, Langkawi<p>It is difficult to imagine a more idyllic escape than Langkawi, 104 tiny islands that shoot up out of the deep blue Andaman Sea, offering divine beaches, coral-reef diving, jungle walks and accommodation that caters for every budget, from total luxury to …

Europe's cheapest holiday cities

Fancy a city break that won't strip your savings to the bone? Head east, to Budapest. The Hungarian capital is the cheapest place in Europe for a short break, according to holiday rental site Housetrip. It found that a two-night trip could cost as little as £139, including flights, a few basic …

14 Signs It's Time To Leave Your Job

Are you constantly stressed about work? Do you feel as though you don’t fit in at the office? Have you experienced verbal abuse on the job? If so, you might be ready to move on. In fact, according to the experts, these are just a few of the 14 signs that it’s time to leave your job.<p>“For some, when …

Seven Simple Steps To Finding A Job Abroad

When I decided to move to Lebanon, I took the millennial approach and Googled every possible piece of advice on the internet about how to find a job abroad. Most of the articles I found gave blanket advice that could be applied to any situation like “Use Social Media to Connect with New People You …