Govt Seeks U.S.$328 Million ICT Fund From China

[Daily Trust] The Federal Executive Council yesterday approved a memo for the national ICT infrastructural backbone project popularly called NIPTI 2, domiciled within the galaxy backbone.

[Daily Trust] The Federal Executive Council yesterday approved a memo for the national ICT infrastructural backbone project popularly called NIPTI 2, domiciled within the galaxy backbone.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

TSA – Court Strikes Out Govt’s Suit Against 7 Banks, Awards N1.2m Costs

[Premium Times] A Lagos Federal High Court on Wednesday struck out a suit filed by the Nigerian Government seeking to recover 793.2 million dollars allegedly kept by seven commercial banks in violation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy.

[Premium Times] A Lagos Federal High Court on Wednesday struck out a suit filed by the Nigerian Government seeking to recover 793.2 million dollars allegedly kept by seven commercial banks in violation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Alison-Madueke’s Loot Can Fund Infrastructure Development, Says Group

[Vanguard] The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) on Thursday in Abuja, said the stolen funds traced to former Petroleum Minister, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, could fund infrastructure development in the country.

[Vanguard] The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) on Thursday in Abuja, said the stolen funds traced to former Petroleum Minister, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, could fund infrastructure development in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Addis Seeks Alternative Low-Cost Housing

[Ethiopian Herald] Short supply of affordable housing has become a major challenge for residents of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s largest urban center. The overwhelmingly rising demand, particularly by low and middle income groups necessitates the need to co…

[Ethiopian Herald] Short supply of affordable housing has become a major challenge for residents of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's largest urban center. The overwhelmingly rising demand, particularly by low and middle income groups necessitates the need to come up with alternative low-cost housing projects.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Time to Pick Up Phones, Update Online Sites

[Ethiopian Herald] At the heart of emergency time dialing numbers is the America’s 911. This emergency telephone number has already become popular number not just in the country of the service provider but also in other parts of the globe with some cou…

[Ethiopian Herald] At the heart of emergency time dialing numbers is the America's 911. This emergency telephone number has already become popular number not just in the country of the service provider but also in other parts of the globe with some countries adapting it including Canada. Now people outside of the US where the toll-free telephone number is reserved for emergency situations requiring the assistance of Police, Fire or Ambulance are familiar to it, thanks to their film industry, Hollywood.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Colors Behind the Curtain

[Ethiopian Herald] “I post my paintings on Facebook but never thought for once that someone from overseas could come to buy them. Then one day, an American woman, who is a doctor by profession, came to my place and told me that she saw the painting on …

[Ethiopian Herald] "I post my paintings on Facebook but never thought for once that someone from overseas could come to buy them. Then one day, an American woman, who is a doctor by profession, came to my place and told me that she saw the painting on my facebook page and she liked it," says Solomon Tsega Zeab, a young painter who graduated from Tigray College of Arts in 2011 with diploma.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Govt, Diaspora Discussion Platforms in Short Supply – Association

[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian Diaspora Association expressed its concern over lack of adequate platforms to bring the government and Diaspora together and promote amicable relations towards working in nation’s development.

[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian Diaspora Association expressed its concern over lack of adequate platforms to bring the government and Diaspora together and promote amicable relations towards working in nation's development.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Confronting the Taboo in Multi-Ethnic State

[Ethiopian Herald] For a country like Ethiopia that has upwards of eighty ethnic groups, local and national administration does not come easy. Reconciling the interests of different groups and establishing a working system for unity and development is …

[Ethiopian Herald] For a country like Ethiopia that has upwards of eighty ethnic groups, local and national administration does not come easy. Reconciling the interests of different groups and establishing a working system for unity and development is always a major challenge. The long standing measure has been the complete denouncement of ethnic identity and a common allegiance to nationality. In case that fails, would the recognition of ethnic identities be an option?

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia