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Young Stefanos Tsitsipas Knocks Novak Djokovic out of Rogers Cup

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Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic saw his bid for a fifth Rogers Cup triumph ended by a shock third-round defeat at the hands of Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas in Toronto.

Tsitsipas, who turns 20 on Sunday, beat the 13-time Grand Slam champion 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 in two hours 18 minutes.

The world number 27 is through to the first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 quarter-final of his career.

World number one Rafael Nadal is also through to the last eight.

The Spaniard beat Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka 7-5 7-6 and will play Croatia’s world number seven Marin Cilic in the next round.

Second seed Alexander Zverev is next up for Tsitsipas, after the German beat Russia’s Daniil Medvedev 6-3 6-2.

Kevin Anderson will play Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals.

South Africa’s Anderson, who Djokovic beat in this year’s Wimbledon final,saw off Belarus’ Ilya Ivashka 7-5 6-3.

Dimitrov beat Frances Tiafoe of the United States 7-6 (7-1) 3-6 7-6 (7-4).

Completing the quarter-final line-up is the match between Russia’s Karen Khachanov and Robin Haase of the Netherlands.

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Nigeria: CBN monetary policy rate remains at 14%.

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The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday left the Monetary Policy Rate unchanged at 14 per cent.

The CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, announced the decision of the committee at the end of a two-day meeting held at the apex bank’s headquarters in Abuja.



He explained that all the eleven members of the committee that attended the meeting agreed to maintain the current monetary policy stance.

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He said apart from the MPR which was retained at 14 per cent, the committee also retained the Cash Reserves Ratio at 22.5 per cent.

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Also retained are the Liquidity Ratio which was left at 30 per cent; and the Asymmetric Window which was left at +200 and -500 basis points around the MPR.

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Nigeria: Council of State reaches final pegs new minimum wage at 27,000

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The National Council of State presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N27,000 as the new minimum wage.



The national council approved the sum during an ongoing meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The meeting had in attendance former presidents like Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, among others.

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