Gaius-Obaseki Commends Govt Over Oil Sector Reforms

[Vanguard] Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Jackson Gaius-Obaseki has commended the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for the on-going reforms in the petroleum industry.

[Vanguard] Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Jackson Gaius-Obaseki has commended the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for the on-going reforms in the petroleum industry.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

What Future for Nigeria in an Unstable, Volatile World?

[Vanguard] Nigerians are an ironically patriotic people. Ironic because despite all our posturing and avowed national pride, we remain incapable of taking logical, rational decisions preferring instead to defer, more often than not, to sentiment, thus …

[Vanguard] Nigerians are an ironically patriotic people. Ironic because despite all our posturing and avowed national pride, we remain incapable of taking logical, rational decisions preferring instead to defer, more often than not, to sentiment, thus ensuring we take several steps back every couple of years.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Children’s Rights and Judicial Activism

[The Herald] The best interests of children take precedence in many instances, especially in applications for custody and guardianship. The Constitution states that “a child’s best interests are paramount in every matter concerning the child”. Natural …

[The Herald] The best interests of children take precedence in many instances, especially in applications for custody and guardianship. The Constitution states that "a child's best interests are paramount in every matter concerning the child". Natural parents, step parents, godfathers or those who stand in loco parentis must respect children's rights. The recent High Court judgment outlawing corporal punishment has to be understood from the best interests of children.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Kaduna Airport – Foreign Airlines Ignore Govt’s Plea

[Vanguard] Except Ethiopian Airlines, other foreign airlines operating in Nigeria are yet to heed the Federal Government’s plea to use Kaduna Airport as alternate airport to Abuja during the six weeks closure of Abuja Airport runway for repair works.

[Vanguard] Except Ethiopian Airlines, other foreign airlines operating in Nigeria are yet to heed the Federal Government's plea to use Kaduna Airport as alternate airport to Abuja during the six weeks closure of Abuja Airport runway for repair works.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Former Customs Boss Contradicts Hameed Ali On Uniform Controversy

[Premium Times] A former Comptroller-General of Nigerian Customs Service, Bello Haliru, on Tuesday said he wore the uniform of the agency while in office, even though he was a political appointee and not a career officer.

[Premium Times] A former Comptroller-General of Nigerian Customs Service, Bello Haliru, on Tuesday said he wore the uniform of the agency while in office, even though he was a political appointee and not a career officer.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Ghana@60 – African Success Story With Tough Challenges Ahead

[The Conversation Africa] Black Africa’s first independent nation celebrated its 60th independence anniversary this week. A pioneer in many ways, Ghana was the first country in sub Saharan Africa to secure independence from Britain on March 6, 1957.

[The Conversation Africa] Black Africa's first independent nation celebrated its 60th independence anniversary this week. A pioneer in many ways, Ghana was the first country in sub Saharan Africa to secure independence from Britain on March 6, 1957.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook – the ‘Myth of White Monopoly Capital’ and Some VVIP Bums On Seats

[Daily Maverick] With one simple question, parliamentary veteran Joan Fubbs, chair of the trade and industry committee, cut through the sunshine spin of the banking sector. What are the assumptions underlying the figures on, for example, black ownershi…

[Daily Maverick] With one simple question, parliamentary veteran Joan Fubbs, chair of the trade and industry committee, cut through the sunshine spin of the banking sector. What are the assumptions underlying the figures on, for example, black ownership and value of assets, she asked, because those numbers do not add up. Before Fubbs's intervention during Tuesday's public hearings on financial sector transformation, it had been the EFF that had questioned the presentations by the South African Banking Association (Basa) an

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Squads for Indoor Hockey Africa Cup Named

[The Herald] THE Hockey Association of Zimbabwe (HAZ) have announced the men and women’s squads expected to represent the country at the forthcoming Indoor Africa Cup scheduled for June in Swakopmund, Namibia. The tournament is slated for June 23 to 25.

[The Herald] THE Hockey Association of Zimbabwe (HAZ) have announced the men and women's squads expected to represent the country at the forthcoming Indoor Africa Cup scheduled for June in Swakopmund, Namibia. The tournament is slated for June 23 to 25.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

EU’s U.S.$5 Million Political NGO Kitty Exposed

[The Herald] The European Union is indeed funding some shadowy political non-governmental organisations through its $5 million facility released recently, and claims by the bloc that there is a subsisting agreement with the Government of Zimbabwe to th…

[The Herald] The European Union is indeed funding some shadowy political non-governmental organisations through its $5 million facility released recently, and claims by the bloc that there is a subsisting agreement with the Government of Zimbabwe to that effect are sheer grandstanding. After the release of the money, Government said it was watching with keen interest the political mischief that the EU was trying to foment via that fund.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe