Senate to Probe Baru Over $24bn Contract Awards, Insubordination

[This Day] Abuja -Following the dust raised over the letter written by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, to President Muhammadu Buhari, in which he accused the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian Nation…

[This Day] Abuja -Following the dust raised over the letter written by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, to President Muhammadu Buhari, in which he accused the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, of illicit contract awards to the tune of $24 billion and insubordination, the Senate Wednesday constituted a nine-man ad hoc committee to probe the allegations made against the NNPC boss.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

INEC Accuses Political Parties of Violating Electoral Law

[This Day] Abuja -The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has slammed the leadership of political parties in the country for violating some key aspects of the Electoral Act.

[This Day] Abuja -The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has slammed the leadership of political parties in the country for violating some key aspects of the Electoral Act.

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Fight Against State Capture Cannot Be Left to Next Generation – Cosatu

[News24Wire] The fight against those who have captured and stolen from South Africa cannot be left to the next generation, said the general secretary of labour federation Cosatu, Bheki Ntshalintshali.

[News24Wire] The fight against those who have captured and stolen from South Africa cannot be left to the next generation, said the general secretary of labour federation Cosatu, Bheki Ntshalintshali.

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Western Cape Education Department to Finally Close Uitzig High School

[News24Wire] Uitzig High School in Elsies River, Cape Town, will be closed by the Western Cape education department at the end of 2017 following months of legal action preventing the school’s closure.

[News24Wire] Uitzig High School in Elsies River, Cape Town, will be closed by the Western Cape education department at the end of 2017 following months of legal action preventing the school's closure.

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22 Killed in Niger Boat Tragedy

[Premium Times] The Niger State Emergency Management Agency has confirmed the death of 22 people in a boat mishap around Mahuta community in Agwara Local Government Area of the state.

[Premium Times] The Niger State Emergency Management Agency has confirmed the death of 22 people in a boat mishap around Mahuta community in Agwara Local Government Area of the state.

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Boks, Laureus Join Forces to Educate Youngsters the Active Way

[News24Wire] Springbok squad members Pieter-Steph du Toit , Chiliboy Ralepelle , Trevor Nyakane , Jesse Kriel , Rudy Paige and Louis Schreuder as well as former Springbok captain Jean de Villiers hosted a community-building sports activity on Wednesday at the lawns in front of the Springbok Experience in the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

[News24Wire] Springbok squad members Pieter-Steph du Toit , Chiliboy Ralepelle , Trevor Nyakane , Jesse Kriel , Rudy Paige and Louis Schreuder as well as former Springbok captain Jean de Villiers hosted a community-building sports activity on Wednesday at the lawns in front of the Springbok Experience in the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Lifetime – Oscar’s Blade Runner Killer Movie ‘Will Elicit Mixed Reactions’

[News24Wire] Lifetime says it’s open about the fact that the upcoming Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer made-for-TV movie has not been endorsed by the families of either Pistorius or Reeva Steenkamp and that it’s anticipated to “elicit mixed reactio…

[News24Wire] Lifetime says it's open about the fact that the upcoming Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer made-for-TV movie has not been endorsed by the families of either Pistorius or Reeva Steenkamp and that it's anticipated to "elicit mixed reactions in South Africa".

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Under-Pressure Western Cape Police Arrest Four for Hijacking

[News24Wire] Four people have been arrested in the Nyanga policing area, known as South Africa’s “crime capital”, for hijacking trucks and private vehicles, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] Four people have been arrested in the Nyanga policing area, known as South Africa's "crime capital", for hijacking trucks and private vehicles, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.

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Water Department to Fast Track Western Cape Schemes to Beat ‘Day Zero’

[News24Wire] Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane met with Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille on Wednesday to discuss efforts to avoid “day zero” during the current drought.

[News24Wire] Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane met with Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille on Wednesday to discuss efforts to avoid "day zero" during the current drought.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa