22 June 2017

How To Use Snapchat's New Snap Map: To Know your Friends Location

Snapchat has just unveiled a new feature that encourages its users to get together in real-life instead of viewing each other's experiences through a screen.
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Called Snap Map, the feature lets any user share their current location, which will then appear on friends' maps and will update accordingly when users open the app. The company has begun rolling the feature to iOS and Android users.
"We've built a whole new way to explore the world! See what's happening, find your friends, and get inspired to go on an adventure!" announces Snap.



Snap recently snapped up mapping app maker Zenly in what was likely one of its largest acquisitions ever, TechCrunch reported Wednesday.
And it looks like Snapchat's parent company is already using Zenly's technology.
Snap Inc., bought Zenly for somewhere between $250 million to $350 million, according to TechCrunch. It's not clear when it completed the acquisition.
French-based Zenly created a location app that allows users to see where their friends are, but in a way that doesn't drain their phones' batteries. Popular in Europe, the Zenly app feeds on teenagers' fear of missing out. Users return to the app again and again to make sure they're not missing out on a hot party or event with their friends. 
One reason Zenly was likely a hot acquisition target compared to makers of other location-tracking apps is that its app is more power efficient. Instead of constantly monitoring users' locations — and running down their phones' batteries in the process — the app only determines them when their friends look them up on their phones. 
Read: who viewed my whatsapp profile? See how here

How To Use Snapchat's New Snap Map

Simply open Snapchat and elect to share your location with either all friends, select ones, or not at all via Ghost Mode. A user's location won't be shared if they've stopped using the app for several hours. That said, location sharing will be turned off by default, and you may choose to turn it on at any time.
To access the Snap Map screen, you have to perform a pinch gesture — just like zooming in or out on a photo — on the Snapchat camera homescreen. The app will bring up a virtual map populated with icons, called Actionmoji, representing friends and their location. Tapping these icons will either show their Stories or give you the option to hit them up and make some traveling plans.



The app automatically picks Action emojis for the user based on location, what day is it, or other metrics.
As one can imagine, the Snap Map also doubles as an alternative way to view people's Stories beyond the regular Stories feed and the Story Search feature. In the map, a user can see "heat" colors indicating that there are a lot of Stories being uploaded in that area, possibly because there's a concert, a major festival, or something along those lines.
Read: How to download Facebook videos On Android
This is a video on how to use Snapchat's new snap Map:



                        
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WhatsApp is ending support for some mobile platforms soon

In time for its eighth anniversary, WhatsApp has decided to announce the dates when it is ending support for certain mobile platforms including Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread and BlackBerry’s BlackBerry 10 OS. The company has warned owners of devices running the affected platforms that some features of the messaging app would no longer function for them when the specified dates arrive.
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WhatsApp clearly does not want to reduce its user base too early. With over 1.2 billion monthly active users in February, WhatsApp is available on all mobile platforms like BlackBerry OS, Nokia S40, Nokia S60, and older versions of Android. Recently, the company announced extension of its services on BlackBerry OS and Nokia S40 platforms. It has now officially announced that smartphones running Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread and older versions will continue to be supported by the app till February 1, 2020.
Read: who viewed my whatsapp profile? See how here




Starting with Android, the versions 2.3.7 Gingerbread and older version will support services until a significant time span of February 1, 2020. However, according to recent Android version distribution data released by Google, there are a limited number of devices powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with the version having just a 0.8 percent share of active devices.

The company further mentions in the blog post that the Nokia S40 and BlackBerry OS (including BlackBerry 10) platforms will support WhatsApp till December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2018 respectively, which we recently mentioned in a report and wherein the end-of-life timeline for Nokia S40 devices was thought to be a typographical error. In addition, the eligible devices running Windows Phone 8.0 and later will too keep WhatsApp support till December 31, 2017. Meanwhile, Nokia S60 devices will stop being supported by the app by the end of this month.

They gave reasons that, they will no longer actively develop for these platforms, some features may stop functioning at any time.



Last year they announced that they would stop providing support on older mobile operating systems and devices like Windows Phone 7, iOS 6, BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Android 2.1, and Android 2.2 by the end of 2016. However later, the deadline got pushed back for few mobile platforms to June 2017. Yet again, the deadlines were changed to the aforementioned timeframes but only for select platforms. For now, it's unclear whether Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 will continue to be supported.

“This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp. If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone,” WhatsApp stated in the blog post.




Read: How to download Facebook videos On Android
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Fidelity online banking: Internet Banking App Review

Virtually all banks in Nigeria have an online banking App, this post however would give an insight into Fidelity online banking; How to register, and fully utilize the online banking App.
The upgraded Fidelity Online Banking App lets you stay in control of your finances. Manage your transactions, accounts and cards securely and easily anywhere. The App allows you perform transactions and manage your bank account(s) from your mobile device. It is secure and very simple to use.
The redesigned app puts all the services you need at your fingertips, enabling you do the following:
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• Transfer to accounts in any Bank in Nigeria
• Transfer to your other accounts in exactly one click, no token required
• Biometric/Fingerprint Authentication for easier login
• View all your accounts (Current, Savings, Fixed Deposit, Domiciliary and Card accounts)
• Personalise your profile, change your picture as desired with lovely selfies
• Maintain/Manage beneficiaries for Funds Transfer, Bills Payment and Airtime purchases
• Receive In-App messages on new features, quick tips and promotional offers.
• Top up your mobile phone or that of your family, friends and other loved ones
• Pay your bills, such as DSTV, GoTV, PHCN, mobile post-paid bills, SWIFT, Smile and more.
• Perform your Fidelity Credit Card repayments
• Generate account statement
• Search, book and pay for international and local flights
• More self-services
• Locate nearest Bank branches or ATM service points.






HOW TO USE THE FIDELITY ONLINE BANKING APP

• Install the Fidelity Online Banking app Android and IOS
• Open the App and sign in with existing credentials
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NEW? HOW TO REGISTER

If you’re 16 or above and you have your mobile number registered for SMS alert services as well as any Fidelity Debit Cards, click on “Sign Up Here”, and follow the onscreen instructions. A verification code will be sent to the mobile phone you have registered your account number with.

If you’ve got a verification code, follow the onscreen steps to register. You will be required to use your Fidelity Debit Card OR visit the nearest Bank branch to activate your Online banking profile. Once done, you can start using your Online Banking account immediately.

To do much more, download the Fidelity Soft Token app on your phone and sign in with your Online banking credentials.

FOR BUSINESS ACCOUNTS

You can only use the app if you’re a sole-signatory account holder. You can’t register with your credit cards.

FIDELITY INSTANT BANKING

Fidelity also has an Instant Banking Service (*770#) which you can dial from any mobile phone linked to your account for SMS alert. This service doesn’t require internet connection.

INFORMATION AND CUSTOMER SERVICE

call True Serve on +234 1 448 5252 or email [email protected]

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21 June 2017

How to Download Facebook Videos on Windows PC

This post will show you how to download facebook videos without using any software on your PC. I am going to highlight three very convenient methods I use all the time.
Let's go!
                                                 How-to-Download-Facebook-Video

Fbdown.net: online facebook video downloader




Fbdown.net is an online video downloader for facebook. It also has a page for downloading twitter videos. To use Fbdown.net follow these steps:
Play the video, then Right Click -> Show video URL. See screenshot below.
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Go to FBDOWN.net. Then paste the URL and Click 'Download', like the screenshot below
download-facebook-video-step-2
Click on "Download normal quality video" or "Download HD video" (if available) to start downloading the video.
download-facebook-video-step-3
Note : If the video opens up instead of downloading, then on Step 3 Right Click the link and "Save as..." to download the video.

m.facebook.com video Downloader


  • Open Facebook on any Browser of your choice( Google Chrome, Internet Explorer are recommended)
  • Navigate to the desired FB video you want to download
  • Click on the video to Open it in full screen mode
  • Now in the address bar of your browser edit the URL from https://www.facebook.com/video/xyz to https://m.facebook.com/video/xyz. Basically you need to replace www with m in the URL of the Facebook video and hit Enter. The same is shown in the image below

m.facebook
Mobile version of Facebook with the video will open. Click on the video to play it
Once the video starts playing, right click on the video and select Save video as… from the context menu as shown below



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On the next window you can select the desired path and name and then select Save
Fb video will start downloading to the location you specified on your PC.

savefrom.net Video Downloader

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SaveFrom.net makes downloading from the internet convenient and simple. You can download audio, video, and other types of files from various websites and social networks: youtube.com, vk.com, vimeo.com, and others.

How to use the service»
1st way: Enter the URL-address in the input field at the top of the main page and press Enter or click on the button to the right of the input field.

2nd way: Add "savefrom.net/" or "sfrom.net/" before the URL and press Enter. example: sfrom.net/http://youtube.com/watch?v=u7deClndzQw

3rd way: Use short domain names: ssyoutube.com, srapidshare.com.

4th way: Use their browser addon to download in 1 click.



Note: Click on a web resource name to see the details of downloading and saving files from it.

Read Also: How to Download Facebook Videos on Android
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19 June 2017

How to download Facebook videos On Android

There are a lot of funny videos and skits on social media these days. This post will show you how to download facebook videos on Android. The native Facebook application which we have on our phones allows streaming of videos online, but doesn't support downloading and saving of these videos. Pending when an update will address this issue, let me show you how to download facebook videos on your android phones.
                                               How-to-download-Facebook-videos

Download Facebook Videos With Chrome on Android

If you don't already have Chrome browser on your Android Phone, download it here
  1. Log in to your Facebook account
  2. Navigate to the video you wish to download
  3. Press play on the video thumbnail.
  4. As the video Plays,Long-Press on the video and select download video as shown below:
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After the download is complete, you will find the video in your gallery or the download folder.
N.B: This trick works only for videos uploaded directly to facebook, and not other video sharing sites like youtube.




Download Facebook videos With MyVideo Downloader App

This is another way to download facebook videos with ease. Firstly, download the Myvideo Downloader App

Features Of  The Myvideo Downloader App
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- Send a video or GIF to your friends on WhatsApp or Telegram directly!
- Find your watched, liked, saved videos, and much more!
- Find your liked, saved GIF, and much more!
- Find and download any video by browsing directly the Facebook website
- Download shared videos of your friends 
- Download videos from your news feed, groups or pages.
That's it! Have fun downloading facebook videos on your android phone. In my next tutorial I would show you how to download facebook videos on PC.
Enjoy!
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17 June 2017

Etisalat win back offer: Get ₦4000 Bonus On Your Abandoned Simcards

Introducing etisalat win back offer recharge ₦200 & you will get a ₦4000 worth value valid for 30 days. This competition amongst telecoms these days is really cool. Airtel just recently launched their own winback offer in May, which gives customers 20x bonus on recharge in may. Now, etisalat has joined the train.
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With etisalat winback offer, customers are entitled to ₦4000 recharge bonus.



Features of The Eisalat winback Offer (missETmissOut)

The Etisalat winback Offer is a special offer for customers who have not used their etisalat lines within a 30-180 days period. if this is you, recharge ₦200 & you will get a ₦4000 worth value valid for 30 days.

How To get 4000 and more on the etisalat win back offer

Simply recharge the etisalat line you have not used in 30-180 days period with a minimum of ₦200 and you get the whooping offer.

If you need to replace your SIM? just visit any etisalat experience centres to swap and afterwards recharge to enjoy the offer.

You can also recharge ₦100 in the second month of return and you will get a ₦2,000 bundle (₦500 airtime + ₦1.5k data).

check out the bus driver that tried it & got it. watch the video below.


I hope you will have fun with this if not, check out Airtel's 20x winback offer.

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Etisalat Night Plan: Enjoy 2GB of Data For N200

The etisalat night plan was just recently updated. Thanks to the stiff competition amongst telecoms in Nigeria these days, Data bundles just keep getting more affordable.
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Another factor one has to consider as regards internet bundles available is its usability. After one spends money to subscribe, there should be satisfaction while using it.

With Etisalat data bundles, i am sure there would be little or no hassles as regards internet service/speed.

Features Of The New Etisalat Night Plan

A few months back, this very etisalat night plan was going for N200 for 1GB every night from 12 a.m to 5 a.m, making it the most expensive night browsing bundle compared to MTN, AIRTEL and GLO networks.
However, this new update gives you 500MB for N50 every night.
This new etisalat night plan can be used on any device: phones, laptops, tablets,  USB or MIFI Modems, Game consoles e.t.c
With this new etisalat night bundle, you can enjoy browsing at an optimal speed, no internet speed throttling like we had in the days of smartpack.



How To Use 2GB Worth of Data On The Etisalat Night Plan For N200 only


  • Migrate to easycliq Tariff Plan by Dialing *244*1#
  • Recharge your phone with at least N50 airtime. You can get free airtime with sliide.
  • Subscribe to the etisalat night plan by dialing *244*10*10# N50 would be deducted and you would be given 500MB
  • To get 2GB for N200 all you have to do is to reactivate your data subscription with the same code as above: *244*10*10#. You can do this continously within the hours of 12 a.m and 5 a.m everyday.

Therefore, you can even use as much as 5GB every night with this etisalat data bundle.

How to check Etisalat Night Plan balance? 

To check your remaining data balance on Etisalat Easycliq Night Browsing plan, just Dial *228# to see your data balance.

I hope this new etisalat night plan will meet the needs of the heavy downloaders. Enjoy!!!

See details of other data bundles available on other networks HERE
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16 June 2017

How To Send Money Online With Thrivesend at ₦45 To Other Banks

Yes! You read correctly, you can now send money online to another bank in Nigeria (Interbank Transfer) with just 45 as the transaction fee, instead of the 100 currently charged by our Local banks today for Internet/mobile money Transfers from one account to another.
                                  thrivesend 

What is Thrivesend?

Thrivesend is the swift, secure and easy money transfer solution for swift transfers via all Nigerian issued and International cards to any Nigerian bank account at only 45 per transaction.

Thrivesend lets you send money online using just your ATM card and the bank details of the recipient for just 45 per transaction. Hence, it is more profitable for interbank transfers that charge you 100 per transaction to other banks

How To Use ThriveSend To Send Money online For ₦45 Only





Thrivesend website

  • Input the amount you wish to send and Push Send as shown above.
  • Next, enter your email address, Recipient's (the person you are sending money to) account number and Bank Name.

thrivesend_card

  • Input your Debit card details. Don't worry it is a secured connection, so you are safe.
  • Then your BVN. If you don't know it, Dial *565*0# on the phone number registered in your Bank account.

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  • Next, verify your phone number.

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  • In order to validate the card usage, Enter the OTP sent to your phone number or use your Hardware Token.
  • Click Verify Transfer. that is it!

Some FAQs About Thrivesend

Are there any hidden fees?

There are no hidden fees. You will only be charged 45 per transaction.

Does Thrivesend have an app?

Yes it is on the Google Play and App Store

What’s the minimum and maximum limit per transfer?

The minimum amount that can be transferred on Thrivesend is 500, while the maximum amount is 100,000.

Does thrivesend platform save my card details?

No. it don’t save card details. You card details are masked for processing and passed in a secure element to your bank.

Who can I reach out to if I experience any issues using Thrivesend?

Send us a message on our 24/7 customer support live chat on our website or app. You can also shoot us an email at:  [email protected]

Can I save my beneficiary’s information so I don’t have to type it every time?

Yes, you can. Thrivesend automatically remembers the beneficiaries you have transferred funds to in the past, saving you the stress of typing in their details for future transfers.

What kinds of cards are allowed on Thrivesend?

All Nigerian issued and International cards from all banks are welcome on Thrivesend.

Can I receive money with Thrivesend?

Yes, you can. Simply tell the payer/sender to credit your account through Thrivesend.

What is the fee for International Card transfers on Thrivesend?

For international card transfers, we would charge you a transfer fee of  45 + 3.5% of the amount you are sending to your recipient.

Will I get an alert from my bank when I make a transfer on Thrivesend?

Absolutely! For all transfers you make on Thrivesend, your bank should send you a debit alert while your recipients gets a corresponding credit alert from their respective banks.

You have now successfully sent money online to another account with just 45 transaction fee instead of the usual 100.

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15 June 2017

New Facebook Update supports Gifs in comments

Gifs allow you to express your joy or add some comedy to posts on social media. These are already present in twitter comments, before now, you can only use gifs by adding a GIF link from Giphy, Imgur and other sites to your status updates, and it'll play inline like magic (uploads won't work), and again its use was hampered by the fact that it only extended to a small group of facebook users.
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To celebrate 30 years of the Graphics Interchange Format, the company has lifted the restriction, making GIFs available to all. Now, when you visit Facebook.com or open the official Facebook apps, you will notice a small GIF icon that sits just beside an emoji inside the comment box. This opens up a small box that contains a search function and a collection of trending GIFs. 

                                                                
 Note that Giphy and Tenor are powering things underneath the hood, so there's an extensive selection of reactions to choose from.

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14 June 2017

who viewed my whatsapp profile? See how here

The official Whatsapp messenger doesn't have a support that allows you see who viewed your whatsapp profile and for how long. The functionality would be a really cool one though if whatsApp incorporates this feature.

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However out of curiousity a few days back while surfing the net, I came across an App that allowed me to see who viewed my whatsapp profile and for how long.
That is what I am going to share with you today: let's see our  profile stalkers and blockers now!

How to see who viewed my whatsapp profile on Android

There are so many Apps online that claim to show you who viewed your whatsApp profile. however, I am going to elaborate on the the one I have tried today.

WhatsApp – Who viewed Me?

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  1. Download and install this free App ‘WhatsApp – Who viewed Me?’ from Mobogenie App store or on this LINK.
  2. open the app and click on the green “SCAN” button.
  3. Let the app do its thing. It will spy on your contacts for a few minutes then show you the users who have visited your WhatsApp profile today.



You’ll now see all the users who viewed your WhatsApp profile.

Another Android App with the same cool feature is:

How to see who viewed my whatsapp profile on IOS

                  WRevealer                  

WRevealer is an app which allows you to find out who is stalking you on WhatsApp. Unlike most apps which are first available on Android, this application is available only on iOS devices and for now there’s no Android version available.

WRevealer is a Cydia tweak for iOS 8, 9 + devices which allows you to see your profile visitors. It works on both iPad and iPhone, but it requires you to jailbreak your device. After which you can quickly check who visited your WhatsApp profile. It’s a paid tweak, but they do provide a one-day trial which you can use to see if it works for real. If you are not satisfied with it, you cancel your subscription.

How to Use WRevealer?

  1. Install WRevealer
  2. After installation, when you open it, you will see a login screen. The app requires you to log in before you can use any of its features. You can create an account if you like.
  3. Then open WhatsApp messenger on your phone -> Contacts -> Refresh

Once you have done that, go back to WRevealer and hit the ‘Search’ button on the right side. It’ll take some time to process and then presents you a report in the following format: Phone Number|Date|Time
It also allows you to save the list for future reference.Enjoy!

The only downside of using this app is the price that you’ll have to pay after the first free day. There are three plans – Monthly, six-months, and yearly plan which cost $10, $51 and $84 respectively. If you share or tweet about WRevealer, you get an extra day for free.

With these, I hope you have fun seeing who viewed your whatsapp profile. Enjoy!!!
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Euro to naira exchange rate in black market Today

Today we are going talk about money, Foreign Exchange to be exact. Euro to naira exchange rate in black market.
                              euro TO NAIRA
Let us Define some key Terms:
EuroThe euro (sign: €; code: EUR) is the official currency of the eurozone, which consists of 19 of the 28 member states of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain. The euro is the second largest reserve currency as well as the second most traded currency in the world after the United States dollar.

NairaThe naira (sign: ₦; code: NGN) is the currency of Nigeria. It is subdivided into 100 Kobo. The naira was introduced on 1 January 1973, replacing the pound at a rate of 2 naira = 1 pound. This made Nigeria the last country to abandon the £sd currency system.

Black marketThe black market in currencies refers to the illegal or parallel market in foreign exchange in various countries around the world. The currency black market forms part of the underground economy by virtue of operating outside legal banking channels. In a currency black market, cash transactions are almost always the norm, since participants would be obviously reluctant to leave any trace of their involvement in such transactions.

Euro to naira exchange rate in black market Today

The exchange rate  of Euro to naira exchange rate in black market Today is:

BUY : ₦405 for 1€




SELL : 411 For 1

Factors Affecting Euro to naira exchange rate in Nigeria Today

Oil Money

Collapsing oil prices have heaped pressure on the naira.
Reserves spent
Crude sales account for up to 70% of government revenue and more than 90% of the country's export earnings.
Oil is also the source of most of the country's foreign exchange reserves.
Before the crash in oil prices, Nigeria had nearly $43 billion in reserves. By June 2016, efforts by the central bank to support the naira had pushed the figure below $27 billion.
The central bank said in mid-2016 that it would allow the naira to trade freely. But currency traders report the bank has continued to intervene in the market.

Let it float

Economists say the situation won't be entirely remedied until the government removes currency controls and truly allows the naira to trade freely.
The International Monetary Fund, in its latest report on Nigeria, recommended the government "remove the remaining restrictions and multiple currency practices, thus unifying the foreign exchange market and helping regain investor confidence."
Abdullahi would welcome change. He describes the current system of multiple exchange rates as simply "crazy."

Looting Of Public Fund

For a very long time now, government officials have looted our public fund, and instead of them to invest it in our economy, they instead take it outside the country thereby impacting negatively on our Naira.

High Demand For the Euro

Many Nigerian traders these days prefer to do business transactions in foreign currencies instead of using our naira. This also has a negative effect on its value.

Excessive Importation

Nigeria is a consumer economy, and unless this changes, we would not be able to move forward as regards our foreign exchange, because of its high demand by the traders. Hence, raising its value against our Naira.


Though in the news;
The Naira is set to be given further lift in the forex market with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN’s injection of another $418 million into various segments of the inter-bank Foreign Exchange market on Tuesday.
Hopefully, this will have a positive effect on our Euro to naira exchange rate in black market.
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