Before States Take Over Federal Roads

[Guardian] Against the backdrop of the deplorable condition of roads infrastructure across the country, the request by the 36 state governors to President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over federal roads in their states to them for reconstruction, maintenan…

[Guardian] Against the backdrop of the deplorable condition of roads infrastructure across the country, the request by the 36 state governors to President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over federal roads in their states to them for reconstruction, maintenance and control would have been sensible if the states had been credibly exemplary in maintaining the roads in their jurisdictions.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Central Bank Steps Up to Implement Zero Balance Account

[Addis Fortune] The Central Bank, in its financial inclusion strategy, launched a week ago, envisaged all the banks to implement a no-frills or zero balance account in the next three years. The primary aim of the account is to raise the percentage of t…

[Addis Fortune] The Central Bank, in its financial inclusion strategy, launched a week ago, envisaged all the banks to implement a no-frills or zero balance account in the next three years. The primary aim of the account is to raise the percentage of the banked population in low-income areas.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Bowling – Esterhuizen, Van Den Bergh Are Singles Champs

[Namibian] WILL Esterhuizen and Marietjie van den Bergh were the winners of the Namibia Closed singles bowls tournament that was held this past weekend at Windhoek Country Club.

[Namibian] WILL Esterhuizen and Marietjie van den Bergh were the winners of the Namibia Closed singles bowls tournament that was held this past weekend at Windhoek Country Club.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Baru/Kachikwu – Rep Calls for Investigative Committee

[Vanguard] Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources, Downstream, Hon. Danlami Mohammed Kurfi, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sanitise the oil and gas sector in the light of the current feud between…

[Vanguard] Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources, Downstream, Hon. Danlami Mohammed Kurfi, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sanitise the oil and gas sector in the light of the current feud between the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Presidency On Statement By a Group of SABC Journalists On Meeting Between the Presidency and SABC Head of News

[Govt of SA] The Presidency is surprised and concerned by the utterances of the group of South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) journalists called the “SABC 8”, who have objected to a recent stakeholder meeting that took place between the Acting…

[Govt of SA] The Presidency is surprised and concerned by the utterances of the group of South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) journalists called the "SABC 8", who have objected to a recent stakeholder meeting that took place between the Acting Head of News at the SABC and the Presidency.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors – Hard-Nosed Watchdog of the Profession or Docile Lapdog?

[Daily Maverick] While the IRBA has the power to de-register audit firms and it might well do so with small firms, the question remains whether it has the stomach to take on the large firms in the event that they step out of line.

[Daily Maverick] While the IRBA has the power to de-register audit firms and it might well do so with small firms, the question remains whether it has the stomach to take on the large firms in the event that they step out of line.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Use Recovered Loots for Nigeria’s World Cup Campaign, Senate Urges Buhari

[Guardian] The Senate has joined in the call for Nigeria to ensure a befitting representation of Africa at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia following the Super Eagles’ victory at the Group B of the continent’s qualifying series.

[Guardian] The Senate has joined in the call for Nigeria to ensure a befitting representation of Africa at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia following the Super Eagles' victory at the Group B of the continent's qualifying series.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Wike Vows to Prosecute Those Involved in Mgboshimini Killings

[Guardian] Port Harcourt -Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has vowed to prosecute the perpetrators of Monday killings in Mgbuoshimini community.Members of a rival cult group masterminded the attack in which over 15 people were killed.

[Guardian] Port Harcourt -Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has vowed to prosecute the perpetrators of Monday killings in Mgbuoshimini community.Members of a rival cult group masterminded the attack in which over 15 people were killed.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria