Central Bank Governor, Others Win Excellence Awards

[This Day] Abuja -The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, was yesterday honoured alongside Managing Director, United Bank for Africa (UBA), Kennedy Uzoka and his Diamond Bank counterpart, Uzoma Dozie by the Institute for…

[This Day] Abuja -The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, was yesterday honoured alongside Managing Director, United Bank for Africa (UBA), Kennedy Uzoka and his Diamond Bank counterpart, Uzoma Dozie by the Institute for Service Excellence and Good Governance (ISEGG) for their contributions to the development of the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

War Veterans Seek Audience With Mugabe

[Financial Gazette] MEMBERS of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) are seeking another crisis indaba with their former patron, President Robert Mugabe before the end of the year over their unmet demands.

[Financial Gazette] MEMBERS of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) are seeking another crisis indaba with their former patron, President Robert Mugabe before the end of the year over their unmet demands.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

9 500 Tonnes Fertiliser Boost From China

[The Herald] Elita Chikwati -CHINA has handed over 9 500 tonnes of urea fertiliser to Zimbabwe amid indications that the Asian economic giant intends to unveil a $4 billion package for the agricultural sector. Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Huang Pi…

[The Herald] Elita Chikwati -CHINA has handed over 9 500 tonnes of urea fertiliser to Zimbabwe amid indications that the Asian economic giant intends to unveil a $4 billion package for the agricultural sector. Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Huang Ping handed over the fertiliser to Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Minister Dr Joseph Made on behalf of his Government.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Presidential Election Postponed for Fourth Time

[Shabelle] Somali leaders have wrapped up a Two-day high-level National Consultative Forum (NCF) on the frequently delayed presidential election in Mogadishu. The presidents from the Somali federal state members, including Galmudug, South-West, Hir-Sha…

[Shabelle] Somali leaders have wrapped up a Two-day high-level National Consultative Forum (NCF) on the frequently delayed presidential election in Mogadishu. The presidents from the Somali federal state members, including Galmudug, South-West, Hir-Shabelle and Puntland were in attendance of the election talks.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Bank Launches Innovative Product for SMEs

[Nyasa Times] Opportunity Bank Malawi (OIBM) has launched a special financial service package, SME Banking, to cater specially for Malawi’s Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in a drive to uplift upcoming business entrepreneurs.

[Nyasa Times] Opportunity Bank Malawi (OIBM) has launched a special financial service package, SME Banking, to cater specially for Malawi's Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in a drive to uplift upcoming business entrepreneurs.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Govt Clears the Air On FAZ Suspensions

Sports Minister Moses Mawere says government will allow FAZ to deal with the suspension of vice president Richard Kazala and committee member Blackwell Siwale according to Football House Statutes. Responding to a supplementary question in parliament raised by Lumezi Member … Continued

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Sports Minister Moses Mawere says government will allow FAZ to deal with the suspension of vice president Richard Kazala and committee member Blackwell Siwale according to Football House Statutes. Responding to a supplementary question in parliament raised by Lumezi Member of Parliament Whiteson Banda, Mawere said there were no wrangles at FAZ but “merely administrative disciplinary measuresâ€. Mawere said FAZ had notified his office, the National Sports Council of Zambia and FIFA over the goings on at Football House. He said government agreed with the FIFA position that the matter was an internal one that the FAZ Council should deliberate on. “The disciplinary procedures were instituted to deal with allegations of financial impropriety in line with the FAZ Statutes. Government position is to allow FAZ conclude the matter administratively in line with FAZ Statutes,†he said. Mawere said the problems at FAZ would not affect the preparations for the hosting Under-20 Africa Cup next year. “The honourable member for Milanzi may wish to know that there are no wrangles at Football House. However Mr Speaker government is aware of the administrative disciplinary actions going on at Football House. “ He added: “When the disciplinary measures were instituted, the Football Association of Zambia informed the government, National Sports Council of Zambia and FIFA as a matter of procedure. Mr Speaker. The Hon member may also wish to note that the ongoing disciplinary procedures have no bearing on the country’s football activities and even the preparation for the Under 20 Africa Cup tournament to be hosted in February 2017.†Mawere said FAZ had followed procedure in instituting disciplinary action against its members. “FAZ wrote to FIFA, and in response FIFA has written to FAZ and guided that the matter be taken to the FAZ council so FIFA is fully aware,†he said. However, Members of Parliament were at pains to accept that what was going on at FAZ did not amount to wrangling. Milenge Member of Parliament Mwansa Mbulakulima who is a former FAZ Committee Member asked what the National Sports Council of Zambia was doing to dilute the tension at Football House. “Mr Speaker, so far the FAZ executive has submitted a report to the National Sports Council of Zambia, for further disciplinary action. These are matters which are very much administrative and it will unfair to see them as wrangles,†Mawere said. Choma Central Member of Parliament Cornelius Mweetwa wondered whether there was a connection between the beating of FAZ president Andrew Kamanga at the United Church of Zambia St Andrews Congregation during President Edgar Lungu’s visit there with the people that were fighting the FAZ boss. Mweetwa also wondered if government was allegedly backing Bwalya for the FIFA position because he had supported the ruling party during elections. Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini had to intervene when Mawere accused some members of parliament of being interested parties in the matter. “I have noticed that some of our colleagues in here (parliament) have vested interest in this,†said Mawere before the Speaker censured him. Mawere said government would only work with the people that won the elections at FAZ and not other groups seeking support privately. FAZ President Andrew Kamanga has filed a report with the FAZ Council over wide ranging allegations against Kazala and Siwale. Chief among the allegations is the defrauding of FAZ of K150, 000 from money for match tickets for the Zambia versus Nigeria match. The duo has to wait until March during the AGM for their fate to be decided and will remain suspended in the meantime. The post Govt Clears the Air On FAZ Suspensions appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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As Kigali Eye League Win Over Musanze FC

[New Times] AS Kigali coach Eric Nshimiyimana has urged his players to go for maximum points when they take on Musanze FC in the national football league on Friday at Kigali Regional Stadium.

[New Times] AS Kigali coach Eric Nshimiyimana has urged his players to go for maximum points when they take on Musanze FC in the national football league on Friday at Kigali Regional Stadium.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Court Grants City Council Powers to Block Bridal Showers

[Nyasa Times] The court has granted Blantyre City Council (BCC) the mandate to stop people from conducting ceremonies like weddings, engagements and bridal showers in residential areas.

[Nyasa Times] The court has granted Blantyre City Council (BCC) the mandate to stop people from conducting ceremonies like weddings, engagements and bridal showers in residential areas.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi