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David Dein, former vice-chairman of the Football Association and Arsenal adjusts his tie ahead of a speech at the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester, Britain September 4, 2017. REUTERS-Phil Noble

Ex-Arsenal chief David Dein uses power of football in prison to cut re-offending rates

Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein has unveiled an ambitious plan to use the power of football in prison to tackle the major problem of re-offending, convinced the sport can have a positive impact.
Prison officers stage a protest walkout outside Wormwood Scrubs Prison in London, Britain, September 14, 2018. REUTERS-Hannah McKay

British prison officers protest against violence in jails

Thousands of British prison officers walked out of their jobs on Friday, gathering outside jails to protest against what their union called unprecedented levels of violence and the failure of the government to make prisons safe.

Queen Elizabeth II ‘seeks to reconcile Britain with Zimbabwe’ – report

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is seeking to mend fractured relations between Zimbabwe and her country, a report says, adding that she is hoping the southern African country can rejoin the Commonwealth.

Zimbabwe’s next leader prepares to take power

Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa was preparing Thursday for his new role as president after a triumphant return home following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe, ending 37 years of authoritarian rule.

Britain sends envoy to Zimbabwe ahead of inauguration

Britain’s Africa minister Rory Stewart arrived in Zimbabwe on Thursday for wide-ranging talks, ahead of the inauguration of a new president following Robert Mugabe’s dramatic departure.

Russia leads South Arabia, Tunisia as largest ISIS fighters’ exporter

Russia has replaced Tunisia as the top exporter of foreign fighters to the ranks of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, according to new figures

US and UK call for restraint in Anglophone Cameroon

The UK and the US governments have called for restraint by all the parties to the Cameroonian Anglophone crisis.

UK, US appeal for patience in Kenya amid poll anxiety

Britain and the United States on Friday appealed to Kenyans to remain patient as the electoral body verify the results and investigate reports of fraud.

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Federal government to auction N70 billion bonds

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Borussia Dortmund hope to avoid Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in last 16

Borussia Dortmund is hoping to avoid ex-coach Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool when the last 16 of the Champions League is drawn on Monday.
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CIA chief Gina Haspel to brief US House leadership on Jamal Khashoggi case

CIA Director Gina Haspel is set to give a classified briefing to leaders of the US House of Representatives on Wednesday on the what the intelligence agency knows about the murder of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Bayelsa government declares balance surplus of N18.564 billion for October

Gboribiogha Jonah, the Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, has disclosed that the state government recorded a balance surplus of N18.564billion as at October 31, 2018.

LASPOTECH shuns ASUP strike

The academic staff of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, have defiled the ongoing nationwide strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic on Wednesday.