What Must We Restructure If Not Education in Nigeria?

[Vanguard] Thomas Jefferson, one of the authors of the American Constitution, wrote about public education as a means to ensure that those trusted with power don’t become despots. Public schools, in Jefferson’s mind, were where Americans would be taugh…

[Vanguard] Thomas Jefferson, one of the authors of the American Constitution, wrote about public education as a means to ensure that those trusted with power don't become despots. Public schools, in Jefferson's mind, were where Americans would be taught how to safeguard their rights and freedoms as well as the ideal environment to identify the "best geniuses" who would, through competitive ranking and scoring be "raked from the rubbish annually" until an intellectual elite arrived at university and was there prepared

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt, U.S. Raid On Farm Near Bariire Kills 10 Civilians (Photos)

[Shabelle] Ten civilians, including a child, are dead after a raid by foreign and Somali forces on a farm in southern Somalia, a deputy governor said Friday as officials displayed victims’ bloodied bodies in the capital.

[Shabelle] Ten civilians, including a child, are dead after a raid by foreign and Somali forces on a farm in southern Somalia, a deputy governor said Friday as officials displayed victims' bloodied bodies in the capital.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Midlands Province Targets U.S.$120,000 for Mugabe Rally

[The Herald] Zanu-PF Midlands Province yesterday said it was targeting to mobilise over 120 000 people for the seventh Presidential Youth Interface Rally slated for Gweru on Friday. The revolutionary party has 536 party districts in the eight administr…

[The Herald] Zanu-PF Midlands Province yesterday said it was targeting to mobilise over 120 000 people for the seventh Presidential Youth Interface Rally slated for Gweru on Friday. The revolutionary party has 536 party districts in the eight administrative districts in the Midlands. The province will today hold a Provincial Coordinating Committee meeting to finalise preparations for the rally.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Errant Banks Divert Forex Allocations

[The Herald] Some errant banks could be diverting to other uses, foreign currency allocated to companies by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) towards procurement of critical imports, Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) revealed yesterday.

[The Herald] Some errant banks could be diverting to other uses, foreign currency allocated to companies by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) towards procurement of critical imports, Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) revealed yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Planners Should Heed Weather Warnings

[The Herald] Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries should take serious note of the regional weather outlook for the 2017-18 season released by the body’s Climate Services Centre (CSC) at a recent climate forum in Botswana.

[The Herald] Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries should take serious note of the regional weather outlook for the 2017-18 season released by the body's Climate Services Centre (CSC) at a recent climate forum in Botswana.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Former Minister Chaponda’s Corruption Case Fails to Take Off

[Nyasa Times] The Blantyre Resident Magistrate Court failed to ahead to start hearing of the case involving former Malawi senior Cabinet Minister George Chaponda and his two alleged accomplices. The case failed to take off in ernest following a protest…

[Nyasa Times] The Blantyre Resident Magistrate Court failed to ahead to start hearing of the case involving former Malawi senior Cabinet Minister George Chaponda and his two alleged accomplices. The case failed to take off in ernest following a protest from the defence team over an Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) application to consolidate the matter before substantial trial.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Celebrities Gather for Special Screening of the Voice Nigeria

[Vanguard] The first live episode of The Voice Nigeria season two aired on Sunday, August 27, and an excited audience was present at Terra Kulture in Lagos to experience thrilling performances from the contestants on Africa’s biggest singing reality show.

[Vanguard] The first live episode of The Voice Nigeria season two aired on Sunday, August 27, and an excited audience was present at Terra Kulture in Lagos to experience thrilling performances from the contestants on Africa's biggest singing reality show.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Kadaga Summons Tumukunde, Jeje Odongo Over Women Killings

[Observer] Unnerved by the rising murder rates of women in Wakiso district, Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has summoned the ministers of Internal Affairs and Security to offer explanations before the House.

[Observer] Unnerved by the rising murder rates of women in Wakiso district, Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has summoned the ministers of Internal Affairs and Security to offer explanations before the House.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Building Collapse – Lagos Begins Demolition of 114 Distressed Buildings

[Vanguard] As measure to stem cases of collapsed building in Lagos state, the government, yesterday, commenced demolition of 114 identified distressed buildings in the state.

[Vanguard] As measure to stem cases of collapsed building in Lagos state, the government, yesterday, commenced demolition of 114 identified distressed buildings in the state.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria