Last-Minute Contract May Cost Sassa 30 Percent More

[GroundUp] The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) may have to offer as much as 30% more to Net1 when it negotiates a new social grants payment contract on 1 March.

[GroundUp] The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) may have to offer as much as 30% more to Net1 when it negotiates a new social grants payment contract on 1 March.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Lagos Criminalises Drilling Boreholes Without Permit

[Premium Times] A new Lagos State Environmental law is stipulating a prison term or fine for residents who drill boreholes without government authorisation, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

[Premium Times] A new Lagos State Environmental law is stipulating a prison term or fine for residents who drill boreholes without government authorisation, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Clean-Up Mauritius and Embellishment Campaign Kicks Off On 5 March 2017

[Government of Mauritius] The Clean-up Mauritius and Embellishment Campaign will be launched by a civic action on Sunday 5 March 2017 at the Floreal Youth Centre by the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Deve…

[Government of Mauritius] The Clean-up Mauritius and Embellishment Campaign will be launched by a civic action on Sunday 5 March 2017 at the Floreal Youth Centre by the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Jugnauth.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

Angry Residents Stone Fire Engines for ‘Being Late’

[GroundUp] According to City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services Assistant Spokesperson Tracey Whittaker, three firefighting vehicles responding to a fire in Phumlani Village, Grassy Park, withdrew from the scene after they were stoned on Monday even…

[GroundUp] According to City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services Assistant Spokesperson Tracey Whittaker, three firefighting vehicles responding to a fire in Phumlani Village, Grassy Park, withdrew from the scene after they were stoned on Monday evening.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Bisa Kdei Gets Highlife Artist Nomination for 4th Consecutive Time

[Ghana Star] There’s little doubt about the dwindling fortunes of highlife music in Ghana, especially when it comes to the awards scheme that rewards popularity and relevance of artists – the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).

[Ghana Star] There's little doubt about the dwindling fortunes of highlife music in Ghana, especially when it comes to the awards scheme that rewards popularity and relevance of artists - the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Aviation – Disquiet Over Appointments, Workers Mull Rally

[Daily Trust] There is disquiet in the aviation sector over recent reorganization embarked upon by the Federal Government which saw the sack and appointments of some directors of aviation agencies.

[Daily Trust] There is disquiet in the aviation sector over recent reorganization embarked upon by the Federal Government which saw the sack and appointments of some directors of aviation agencies.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Oil Production to Hit 2.2 Million Barrels Budget Benchmark By Second Quarter – NNPC

[Daily Trust] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it hopes to ramp up crude oil production above the country’s budget benchmark of 2.2 million barrels per day (b/d) by the end of the second quarter of 2017 due to the restoration of …

[Daily Trust] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it hopes to ramp up crude oil production above the country's budget benchmark of 2.2 million barrels per day (b/d) by the end of the second quarter of 2017 due to the restoration of critical export pipelines and the peace so far achieved in the Niger Delta.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria