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FC Zurich condemn fans who threw a banana at Basel’s Aldo Kalulu

Swiss club FC Zurich have condemned fans who threw a banana at rival player Aldo Kalulu when he went to take a corner during their league match at FC Basel on Sunday.
Lindiwe Sisulu

South Africa protests to Rwanda over social media ‘insult’

South Africa has summoned the Rwandan envoy in Pretoria over apparently offensive remarks directed at South African International Relations minister, Lindiwe Sisulu.

Rwandan opposition leader defiant as prison term possible

The Rwandan opposition leader who awaits judgment on charges of inciting insurrection and forgery after challenging the longtime president in last year's election says no amount of pressure will silence her.
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FIFA snubs Nigerian refs for Women’s World Cup

Only seven match officials from Africa will officiate at next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, according to a statement on the football governing body’s website.

Paul Kagame highlights reform ‘urgency’ as AU summit opens

Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Saturday urged African heads of state to come to an agreement on long-debated reforms to their continental body at a special summit in the Ethiopian capital.

African leaders meet for ‘last push’ on AU reforms

African leaders are set to gather this weekend for a special summit aimed at pushing through long-debated reforms to their pan-continental body.
Usta Kaitesi

Corruption: Rwanda recommends online assets declaration for Nigeria

The Rwandan Government Board (RGB) says online assets declaration by public office holders is one of the methods that can be used to reduce corruption to a barest minimum in any country including Nigeria.
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).

Nigeria, Guinea Bissau, Rwanda pledge parliamentary cooperation

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the Guinea Bissau’s Parliament and President of the African Parliamentary Union, Cipriano Cassama, and the Speaker of the Rwandan Parliament, Rt. Hon. Bernard Makuza, have pledged to work together to advance the fortunes of their individual parliaments.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

Rwanda to partner Nigeria on Northeast public service reform

The Government of the Republic of Rwanda is to partner Nigeria on ways to revive the devastated public service in the North-East region.
Kofi Annan, who has died aged 80. Joel Saget-AFP-Getty Images

AU organ passes resolution on annual commemorations to honour Kofi Annan

The Pan-African Parliament (PAP), an advisory and consultative organ of the AU, said on Friday it had passed a resolution declaring annual commemorations to recognise the contribution made by Kofi Annan.
Patrick Karegeya

South Africa to probe Rwanda ex-spy chief mysterious murder

An inquest into the death of an exiled Rwandan ex-spy chief who was found strangled in a luxury Johannesburg hotel in 2014 will open in January, a South African court official said Thursday.

UN: DR Congo soldiers, militias ‘executed’ at least 92 in September

A UN rights group said on Wednesday that armed groups and security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo carried out at least 92 "extra-judicial executions" in September.
5 President Buhari receives in Official Visit German Chancellor Angela Merkel in State House on 31st Aug 2018

Angela Merkel pledges €1 billion fund for investments in Africa

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday pledged a billion euros to incite businesses to invest in Africa, as she urged the private sector to take a closer look at the continent’s “huge” economic opportunities.
President of The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Gianni Infantino delivers a speech during the elective assembly of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on October 22, 2018 at the Hilton hotel of Rome's Fiumicino airport. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)

Gianni Infantino confirms FIFA opposed to La Liga plans for game in USA

FIFA are opposed to La Liga's plans to stage the match between Barcelona and Girona later this season in the United States, Gianni Infantino confirmed on Friday.

FIFA’s Gianni Infantino arrives in Rwanda ahead of council meeting

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) President Gianni Infantino arrived in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, on Wednesday afternoon for the 8th FIFA Council Meeting.

Rwanda names 50% female Cabinet, following Ethiopia

Two days after Ethiopia announced one of the world's few "gender-balanced" Cabinets with 50% women, Rwanda has done the same.

Paul Kagame removes influential minister in cabinet reshuffle

Rwandan President Paul Kagame carried out a major ministerial reshuffle on Thursday, following the voluntary departure of foreign minister Louise Mushikiwabo, notably removing his influential defence minister from the post.
Abiy Ahmed - Ethiopia - AP

Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed opens new industrial park in Oromia region

Ethiopia’s latest industrial park is located in the Oromia region – the largest and most populous, and home region of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

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Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo is currently Special Adviser to The President on Niger Delta:Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP)

455 Amnesty beneficiaries undergoing vocational training

No fewer than 455 beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme are currently undergoing vocational training in various skills as the critical reintegration phase of the programme gathers momentum.

Federal government to auction N70 billion bonds

The Debt Management Office says the Federal Government is to auction by subscription bonds worth N70 billion on December 19.
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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.
Gina Haspel

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.