Lesotho – Deputy Health Minister Caught Up in Attempt to Smuggle R5m Worth of Dagga to SA

[Daily Maverick] The family of Lesotho’s deputy minister of health, ‘Manthabiseng Phohleli, is embroiled in a drug-smuggling scandal after police found more than three-and-a-half tonnes of cannabis worth R5-million in a truck belonging to her husband a…

[Daily Maverick] The family of Lesotho's deputy minister of health, 'Manthabiseng Phohleli, is embroiled in a drug-smuggling scandal after police found more than three-and-a-half tonnes of cannabis worth R5-million in a truck belonging to her husband as it crossed into South Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

Transparency International Report Not a Setback, Call to Work Harder, Says Osinbajo

[Guardian] Abuja -Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday downplayed Transparency International’s (TI) damning verdict on Nigeria, saying the latest corruption perception index should not be misconstrued as a set back but an opportunity to continue buil…

[Guardian] Abuja -Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday downplayed Transparency International's (TI) damning verdict on Nigeria, saying the latest corruption perception index should not be misconstrued as a set back but an opportunity to continue building on the many successes recorded in key sectors of the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

We Recovered N5bn Loans Under Anchor Borrowers’ Scheme, Says BOA MD

[This Day] Sokoto -At least N5 billion has been recovered out of the N26.2 billion disbursed to 140,000 farmers under the Anchor Borrowers Scheme of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from 2015 to date.

[This Day] Sokoto -At least N5 billion has been recovered out of the N26.2 billion disbursed to 140,000 farmers under the Anchor Borrowers Scheme of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from 2015 to date.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt Releases Details of Missing Girls, Begins Probe

[Guardian] The Federal Government has set up a 12-member committee to unravel the circumstances surrounding the abduction of 110 pupils of the Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC) in Dapchi, Yobe State, as it released the names and de…

[Guardian] The Federal Government has set up a 12-member committee to unravel the circumstances surrounding the abduction of 110 pupils of the Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC) in Dapchi, Yobe State, as it released the names and details of the girls.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Dapchi Girls – Dogara Wants Army, Police to End Buck-Passing

[This Day] Abuja -Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesdaydemanded that security agencies take responsibility for failing to stop the abduction of 110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe State, describing as unacceptable, the ong…

[This Day] Abuja -Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesdaydemanded that security agencies take responsibility for failing to stop the abduction of 110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe State, describing as unacceptable, the ongoing buck passing between the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt Sets Up Panel to Probe Kidnap of Dapchi Schoolgirls, Releases List of Students

[This Day] The federal government Tuesday set up a 12-member committee to unravel the circumstances surrounding the abduction of the 110 schoolgirls from the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College (GGSTC) in Dapchi, Yobe State, by Boko Haram t…

[This Day] The federal government Tuesday set up a 12-member committee to unravel the circumstances surrounding the abduction of the 110 schoolgirls from the Government Girls' Science and Technical College (GGSTC) in Dapchi, Yobe State, by Boko Haram terrorists.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Best Way to Transform Lake Chad Basin – Freeman

[Daily Trust] A political-economic analyst for Africa, Lawrence Freeman, has suggested that the most ambitious and visionary inter-basin water project to recharge the Lake Chad is transaqua, proposed over three decades ago.

[Daily Trust] A political-economic analyst for Africa, Lawrence Freeman, has suggested that the most ambitious and visionary inter-basin water project to recharge the Lake Chad is transaqua, proposed over three decades ago.

Why Anti-Corruption Rating Dropped Sharply – VP

[This Day] Abuja -Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday in Abuja said Nigeria’s rating in the latest corruption perception index released by Transparency International (TI) fell drastically because the country was rated very low in only one of the ni…

[This Day] Abuja -Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday in Abuja said Nigeria's rating in the latest corruption perception index released by Transparency International (TI) fell drastically because the country was rated very low in only one of the nine indices examined.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria