PDP Crisis – Supreme Court to Hear Motion Against Makarfi’s Appeal May 4

[Vanguard] The Supreme Court, yesterday, adjourned till May 4, 2017 to hear a motion filed to strike out the notice of appeal challenging the restoration of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Chairman.

[Vanguard] The Supreme Court, yesterday, adjourned till May 4, 2017 to hear a motion filed to strike out the notice of appeal challenging the restoration of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Chairman.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Rivers Re-Run – Police Parade Alleged Ballot Box Snatchers

[Vanguard] The Police at Force Headquarters, yesterday, paraded two suspects, Briggs Dinabo and Harry Omeba, arrested over alleged unlawful possession of firearms and violence during the Rivers State supplementary election to the state House of Assembly.

[Vanguard] The Police at Force Headquarters, yesterday, paraded two suspects, Briggs Dinabo and Harry Omeba, arrested over alleged unlawful possession of firearms and violence during the Rivers State supplementary election to the state House of Assembly.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Why Senate Rejected 82-Year-Old Ambassadorial Nominee

[Vanguard] The 82-year-old retired judicial officer, Justice Sylvanus Nsofor, who told a Senate panel that Information Technology was not meant for people of his age and failed to recite the National Anthem, yesterday, had his nomination to be an ambas…

[Vanguard] The 82-year-old retired judicial officer, Justice Sylvanus Nsofor, who told a Senate panel that Information Technology was not meant for people of his age and failed to recite the National Anthem, yesterday, had his nomination to be an ambassador rejected by the Senate.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Zille, Colonialism and Free Speech – Responding to Ferial Haffajee

[Daily Maverick] When somebody expresses unpopular, shockingly bigoted or other incendiary views on social media or elsewhere and the inevitable backlash follows, there are always people who caution that the resultant outcry threatens the freedom of ex…

[Daily Maverick] When somebody expresses unpopular, shockingly bigoted or other incendiary views on social media or elsewhere and the inevitable backlash follows, there are always people who caution that the resultant outcry threatens the freedom of expression of the wrongdoer. This happened after Helen Zille tweeted about her admiration for aspects of colonialism. The problem is that this argument is based on a rather crude and uninformed view of the nature of free speech in a democracy.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Drug Research Institute in Darkness for Nine Months

[Premium Times] An institute established more than 36 years ago to develop drugs, biological products and pharmaceutical raw materials from indigenous resources in Nigeria is presently hampered by lack of funds.

[Premium Times] An institute established more than 36 years ago to develop drugs, biological products and pharmaceutical raw materials from indigenous resources in Nigeria is presently hampered by lack of funds.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Money Spent On Federal Roads Will Be Returned to States, Fashola Assures

[Premium Times] The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday took a tour of federal projects in Ondo and Ekiti states, and assured that funds expended by states on federal roads will be refunded.

[Premium Times] The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday took a tour of federal projects in Ondo and Ekiti states, and assured that funds expended by states on federal roads will be refunded.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Don’t Appoint SANs to S-Court – Babalakin

[Vanguard] Dr Wale Babalakin, SAN, yesterday, faulted the proposed appointment of SANs and other lawyers to the Supreme Court bench, saying: “Such a privilege is for very exceptional people, and there are very few around.”

[Vanguard] Dr Wale Babalakin, SAN, yesterday, faulted the proposed appointment of SANs and other lawyers to the Supreme Court bench, saying: "Such a privilege is for very exceptional people, and there are very few around."

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

On Whether Moi University Should Offer Law Degrees, Let Reason Prevail

[Nation] A raging controversy over whether or not Moi University is eligible to offer law degrees raises questions about who has the final authority in approving programmes in the institutions of higher learning. Early this week, the Council for Legal …

[Nation] A raging controversy over whether or not Moi University is eligible to offer law degrees raises questions about who has the final authority in approving programmes in the institutions of higher learning. Early this week, the Council for Legal Education (CLE) stopped the university from offering law degrees, saying it has not met the requirements.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

One Dead, 26 Infected With Cholera in Sudan’s El Gedaref

[Radio Dabanga] El Gedaref -A health source in El Gedaref state reported that one person has died and 26 others are infected with cholera. The medic told Radio Dabanga that on Tuesday and Wednesday, eastern El Galabat registered a death and four cases …

[Radio Dabanga] El Gedaref -A health source in El Gedaref state reported that one person has died and 26 others are infected with cholera. The medic told Radio Dabanga that on Tuesday and Wednesday, eastern El Galabat registered a death and four cases of infection at El Saraf El Ahmar, while El Mahalla has registered two cases of the disease.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan