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Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad Ahmad, has been found to have breached various codes of ethics, BBC Sport Africa understands.

Banned CAF president promises appeal against FIFA

President of African soccer, Ahmad Ahmad, who was banned for five years for financial mismanagement by FIFA’s ethics committee said he will appeal the ruling to the sport’s highest court.
Defeated presidential candidates have congratulated Roch Marc Christian Kabore who secured a second term of office.

President Buhari congratulates Burkina Faso president on re-election

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated President Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso on his re-election for a five-year second term in office.
Defeated presidential candidates have congratulated Roch Marc Christian Kabore who secured a second term of office.

Defeated candidates in Burkina Faso elections congratulate president-elect

Kabore won the November 22 presidential election in the West African country by garnering nearly 58 per cent of the total valid votes according to provisional results issued on Thursday by the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI).

Caf president challenges ‘shocking’ five-year football ban

President of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) has appealed his five-year ban from football-related activities at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).
A voter prepares to vote at a polling station in Ouagadougou on November 22, 2020, during Burkina Faso’s presidential and legislative elections.Issouf SANOGO - AFP

Burkina Faso goes to the polls in shadow of jihadist threat

The people of Burkina Faso began voting in a general election Sunday in the shadow of a growing jihadist insurgency, and with opposition candidates warning of a “massive fraud” at the polls.
Opposition leader and presidential candidate Zephirin Diabre holds a news conference ahead of the presidential and legislative elections, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, November 21, 2020. REUTERS-Media Colibaly

Burkina opposition candidate alleges ‘massive fraud’ ahead of Sunday vote

Burkina Faso opposition candidate Zephirin Diabre said President Roch Kabore is orchestrating a “massive fraud” to secure re-election in Sunday’s presidential vote, and that he will not accept results marred by irregularities.
Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore is running for a second term in Sunday’s election OLYMPIA DE MAISMONT- AFP

Burkina Faso to vote in shadow of jihadist threat

Burkina Faso will vote in a general election Sunday in the shadow of a growing jihadist insurgency, with President Roch Marc Christian Kabore expected to win re-election.
Niger’s constitutional court on Friday blocked main opposition leader Hama Amadou from running in December’s presidential election, but gave the green light to ruling party candidate Mohamed Bazoum.

Niger court blocks opposition presidential candidate from poll

Niger’s constitutional court on Friday blocked main opposition leader Hama Amadou from running in December’s presidential election, but gave the green light to ruling party candidate Mohamed Bazoum.
Guinean President Alpha Conde declared Wednesday that he would seek a third term in elections on October 18, confirming long-expected plans that have already triggered deadly unrest.

Guinea opposition decries wave of arrests

Three Guinean opposition figures surrendered to the police on Thursday after being put on a wanted list for their alleged role in post-election violence, one of their lawyers said.
Ghana’s former President Jerry Rawlings, a member of the radical and charismatic generation of figures who emerged in West Africa in the 1980s, died on Thursday aged 73, the presidency said.

JJ Rawlings: President Akufo-Addo declares seven days of mourning

Ghana’s former President Jerry Rawlings, a member of the radical and charismatic generation of figures who emerged in West Africa in the 1980s, died on Thursday aged 73, the presidency said.
Democrat Joe Biden has won in the southwestern US state of Arizona, a traditionally Republican stronghold which was captured by President Donald Trump in 2016, Fox News and the Associated Press projected early Wednesday.

US election: Former congresswoman asks ‘angels to smash’ Joe Biden’s victory

A former member of the United State House of Representatives, Michele Bachman, has kicked against Americans’ choice of electing Joe Biden as their 46th president in the country’s just concluded elections.
Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.

Ondo election: Governor Sanwo-Olu drums support for Rotimi Akeredolu’s re-election

Ahead of the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has drummed support for Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on his re-election bid.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Senator Saraki: Governor Obaseki’s victory has several implications

Immediate past Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on his re-election, saying it has several symbolic representations for Nigeria and its democracy.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Edo election: Governor Okowa congratulates Godwin Obaseki on his re-election

Delta State Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated his Edo counterpart, Mr Godwin Obaseki, and his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu, on their re-election.

Supreme Court upholds Kogi governor’s election

The apex court, dismissed an appeal the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Musa Wada, lodged to challenge the outcome of the gubernatorial election that held in the state on November 16, 2019.
Embattled President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Adewumi Adesina, has survived a second round of investigation into his conduct, giving him a boost in his re-election bid next month.

Benue governor congratulates Akin Adesina on his re-election as AfDB president

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Friday congratulated Dr Akinwumi Adesina on his re-election for another five-year term as the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB).
Protesters took to Belarus streets in the capital Minsk and several other cities on Tuesday evening after election officials refused to allow rivals to President Alexander Lukashenko to stand in August 9 polls.

Belarus braces for mass protests as president orders army to defend nation

The emboldened opposition has called for massive demonstrations on Sunday to pressure Belarus’ authoritarian leader into resigning after more than two weeks of historic protests against his disputed re-election.

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FIRS closes tax waiver window December 31 – chairman

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) said on Wednesday that the window of opportunity for “waivers of penalties and interest on outstanding taxes arising from desk examinations, audit exercises, investigations or all other forms of tax assessment” will close on December 31, 2020.