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The strong cast of elite runners invited for the 2021 Lagos City Marathon are now in town for Saturday’s eagerly-anticipated race.
Paul Rusesabagina, a Rwandan government critic who was hailed as a hero during a genocide in the country, has not showed up for his trial after informing prison authorities he was quitting the process as he did not expect justice.
The United States State Department said on Thursday that it has engaged with the government of Rwanda at the “highest levels” on the case of Paul Rusesabagina, the hotelier depicted as a hero in a Hollywood film about Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, who was charged with terrorism-related offenses in a Kigali court.
With two games left to spare, Nigeria men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, became the first team to qualify for AfroBasket 2021, further extending their fine vein of form. The 100 per cent record so far in the qualifying series saw them dispatch South Sudan with a 75-70 victory in the ongoing series in Monastir, Tunisia.
Paul Rusesabagina, the polarising hero of the hit movie "Hotel Rwanda," went on trial on Wednesday on charges including terrorism that drew international calls for his release.
Authorities in Paris helped suspects in the 1994 Rwanda genocide to escape while under French military protection, according to a diplomatic cable, rekindling Kigali’s allegations France secretly supported Hutu forces behind the killings.
Rwanda's capital Kigali was back under total lockdown on Tuesday after a surge in coronavirus cases in a country that has adopted some of Africa's toughest anti-Covid measures.
Rwanda has banned public and private transport between districts and the capital, Kigali, after the rate of coronavirus infections reached alarming levels, health officials have said.
Nigeria is not yet ready to take full advantage of the $3.4 trillion intra-continental trade deal heralded by the coming into force of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Lagos Chambers of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) and Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) have said.
South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel on Friday urged manufacturers and farmers in the country to prepare themselves for opportunities in export markets following the launch of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
Zambia’s Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Christopher Yaluma, disclosed at a media briefing in Lusaka on Thursday that the official launch of the AfCFTA will take place at a virtue event which will be graced by the African Union (AU) Chairperson, South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, and Ghana President, Nana Akuffo Addo.
Rwanda has deployed troops to the Central African Republic, where its soldiers serving in the UN peacekeeping force have been targeted by rebels, the defence ministry in Kigali said.
The House of Representatives has resolved to invite the Ministers of Justice, Foreign Affairs as well as Trade and Investment to brief the House on the implications of the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA).
Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare has pledged maximum support for the Nigeria Basketball Federation.
Qatar Airways said it will now operate three weekly flights from Abuja, Nigeria via Lagos as the two cities become the sixth new destination announced by the airline since the start of the pandemic.
New D’Tigers coach, Mike Brown, named Ike Iroegbu, Ike Diogu, Obi Emegano, Keith Omoerah, and Mike Gbinije as his starting five in his first match in charge against the South Sudan on Thursday in the first game of Group D qualifiers taking place in Kigali, Rwanda.
Burundi's ex-President Pierre Buyoya said on Wednesday he had resigned his position as an African Union envoy after his conviction and life sentence last month for the 1993 killing of another president who defeated him in an election.
Nigeria’s men national basketball team, D’Tigers, will begin the quest to qualify for the 2021 FIBA AfroBasket tournament on Thursday when they square up against South Sudan at the Kigali Arena.
The Nigeria senior male Basketball national team, D’Tiger’s will arrive Kigali ahead of the 2020 Afrobasket championship this Monday.
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has bestowed on Senator Uba Sani (APC, Kaduna Central) the award of ‘Outstanding Senator’ in the 9th National Assembly, describing the lawmaker as the most ‘media-friendly’ in the North-West.
The Referee for yesterday’s match, Gil Manzano, has been facing a lot of criticism after his controversial decisions in yesterday’s El Clásico. The Spanish referee was not the first choice to officiate the very important tie. He was a replacement for Mateu Lahoz, who had to withdraw because of a muscle injury.
The head of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, who wants to be their next candidate for chancellor in a September election, said on Sunday the party should make their choice of candidate very soon.
The Federal Capital Territory Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) is to collaborate with the British Council Media Hub (BCMH) on the training of journalists especially in the area of Presentation and Scrip Writing.
Stunningly beautiful and alluring actress, Ini Edo has revealed what she cannot step out without. She said that no matter what happens, she can’t step out of her house without applying her lipstick.
The UEFA has announced the return of spectators during Euro 2020 but four cities, including Rome, must still provide ‘additional information on their plans’.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal Office, has arrested an Information Technology (IT) expert and six others for alleged internet fraud.
Campaign group Human Rights Watch raised concern last month about what it called the “scant transparency” in the management of funds, although transparency was a pre-condition for getting loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to tackle the pandemic.
The High Commission of India in Nigeria, in a statement by Vipul Mesariya of its Political and Information Section, said the 100,000 doses of vaccines, manufactured at the Serum Institute of India, Pune, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturing facility, arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, from Mumbai on 26 March 2021 at 1200 hrs.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), United Kingdom (UK) Chapter, has described as ill-motivated and unnecessary protest by some Nigerians in the UK against President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent medical trip abroad.