Economy – More Analysts Knock Govt’s Recovery Plan

[Vanguard] There seems to be growing level of discomfort in the private sector over the federal government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), as many research analysts/firms have joined some economists in expressing skepticism about its succes…

[Vanguard] There seems to be growing level of discomfort in the private sector over the federal government's Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), as many research analysts/firms have joined some economists in expressing skepticism about its successful implementation.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

ID Scores Buhari 95 Percent Performance in S/East

[Vanguard] The Independent Democrats, ID, one of the country’s registered political parties, has scored President Muhammadu Buhari 95% performance in the South East, arguing that he had done more for the zone than any other leader since the present dem…

[Vanguard] The Independent Democrats, ID, one of the country's registered political parties, has scored President Muhammadu Buhari 95% performance in the South East, arguing that he had done more for the zone than any other leader since the present democratic dispensation.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Exclusive – Obasanjo Speaks On Malabu $1.1 Billion Scandal

[Premium Times] Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday warned a former Attorney-General of the Federation, Bello Adoke, to cease further mention of his name in the controversial $1.1 billion Malabu Oil deal.

[Premium Times] Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday warned a former Attorney-General of the Federation, Bello Adoke, to cease further mention of his name in the controversial $1.1 billion Malabu Oil deal.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Former Acting Chief Marange Dies

[The Herald] FORMER Acting Chief Marange, who was also the zanu-pf Manicaland Provincial secretary for Culture and Gender, Cde Gilbert Noah Gomo Chikuvadombo Marange, who died at the weekend was declared a liberation hero, and will be buried today.

[The Herald] FORMER Acting Chief Marange, who was also the zanu-pf Manicaland Provincial secretary for Culture and Gender, Cde Gilbert Noah Gomo Chikuvadombo Marange, who died at the weekend was declared a liberation hero, and will be buried today.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

28 September 2009 Massacre – ‘Toumba’ Diakité Transferred From Dakar to Conakry

[PR Newswire] Paris -The extradition procedure of Aboubacar Sidiki Diakité, known as “Toumba”, which began when he was arrested in Dakar on 16 December 2016 finally resulted in his transfer to Conakry prison facility on 12 March 2017. The extradition from Senegal to Guinea of “Toumba”, who had been on the run for 7 years, is a powerful signal in favour of the fight against impunity in West Africa and testifies of the determination of the Guinean government to hold the 28 September trial as promised.

[PR Newswire] Paris -The extradition procedure of Aboubacar Sidiki Diakité, known as "Toumba", which began when he was arrested in Dakar on 16 December 2016 finally resulted in his transfer to Conakry prison facility on 12 March 2017. The extradition from Senegal to Guinea of "Toumba", who had been on the run for 7 years, is a powerful signal in favour of the fight against impunity in West Africa and testifies of the determination of the Guinean government to hold the 28 September trial as promised.

source: AllAfrica News: Senegal

The Forgotten Party in the SASSA Debacle – Grindrod Bank

[Daily Maverick] The one party that has remained deadly silent in the raging Sassa debate has been Grindrod Bank. They have shied away from all publicity and their part in the Sassa and Net1’s Cash Payment Services debacle, choosing to stay in the shad…

[Daily Maverick] The one party that has remained deadly silent in the raging Sassa debate has been Grindrod Bank. They have shied away from all publicity and their part in the Sassa and Net1's Cash Payment Services debacle, choosing to stay in the shadows. I thought it would be worthwhile to give Grindrod Bank their moment in the spotlight. It also offers the Board of Directors of Grindrod an opportunity to step in and do the right thing.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Metro FM Awards Scandal – Who Were The Real Winners?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -SA Hip Hop Mag has leaked what is supposedly to be the “real” Metro FM Awards results. According to the magazine’s Twitter account, someone hacked the South African Broadcasting Corporation servers and recovered results that are radically different from those announced on February 25, 2017.

[allAfrica] Cape Town -SA Hip Hop Mag has leaked what is supposedly to be the "real" Metro FM Awards results. According to the magazine's Twitter account, someone hacked the South African Broadcasting Corporation servers and recovered results that are radically different from those announced on February 25, 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Bow Down Before the President King – the Future According to the ANC

[Daily Maverick] The African National Congress on Sunday presented the party faithful (and, by extension, the media) with a “road map” to the National Policy Conference, which will be held in June 2017. They dumped nine hefty policy discussion document…

[Daily Maverick] The African National Congress on Sunday presented the party faithful (and, by extension, the media) with a "road map" to the National Policy Conference, which will be held in June 2017. They dumped nine hefty policy discussion documents on their beleaguered comrades, the upshot of which was: the president does not have enough power. And so the first act of a monster movie unfolds, during which the nutty National Executive Committee crosses a crocodile with an Airbus A380, and mayhem ensues. By RICHARD POPL

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa