Nigeria Targets Seven Million Tonnes of Rice By 2018

[Premium Times] The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, says the Federal Government is targeting the production of seven million tonnes of rice by 2018.

[Premium Times] The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, says the Federal Government is targeting the production of seven million tonnes of rice by 2018.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

‘Embrace Saccos As Business, Not Charity’

[Monitor] Kibuku -The deputy Speaker urged the members to adhere to principles of cooperatives for transparent. “I was once a cooperator and managed to benefit a lot especially education. People should join these cooperatives,” he said.

[Monitor] Kibuku -The deputy Speaker urged the members to adhere to principles of cooperatives for transparent. "I was once a cooperator and managed to benefit a lot especially education. People should join these cooperatives," he said.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Governor Shettima Should Succeed Buhari As President – Lawmaker

[Premium Times] The Deputy Speaker of Borno House of Assembly, Danlami Kubo, said on Tuesday that his state governor, Kashim Shettima, should be the next man to rule Nigeria at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.

[Premium Times] The Deputy Speaker of Borno House of Assembly, Danlami Kubo, said on Tuesday that his state governor, Kashim Shettima, should be the next man to rule Nigeria at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari's tenure.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Uganda Went to South Sudan and All It Brought Back Were Refugees

[Monitor] The United Nations this week declared an outbreak of famine in South Sudan. The statistics from that country, whose internecine conflict is now in its fourth year, are grim: 100,000 people on the verge of starvation; five million – four out o…

[Monitor] The United Nations this week declared an outbreak of famine in South Sudan. The statistics from that country, whose internecine conflict is now in its fourth year, are grim: 100,000 people on the verge of starvation; five million - four out of every 10 - in need of urgent assistance.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Army Accuses Amnesty of Fabricating Report of Extrajudicial Killings, Torture

[Premium Times] The Nigerian military has accused human rights organisation, Amnesty International (AI), of fabricating its latest report about extrajudicial killings and torture of 240 people in the country’s north-east and 177 pro-Biafran agitators.

[Premium Times] The Nigerian military has accused human rights organisation, Amnesty International (AI), of fabricating its latest report about extrajudicial killings and torture of 240 people in the country's north-east and 177 pro-Biafran agitators.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

DHQ Describes Amnesty International’s Allegations On Killings As Spurious Fabrication

[This Day] The Nigerian Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has tackled Amnesty International (AI) over a recent report by the organisation alleging that the Nigerian military killed about 177 pro-Biafran agitators and 240 persons, including children in Borno S…

[This Day] The Nigerian Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has tackled Amnesty International (AI) over a recent report by the organisation alleging that the Nigerian military killed about 177 pro-Biafran agitators and 240 persons, including children in Borno State, North-east Nigeria.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Is Uganda Returning to a One-Party State?

[Monitor] Apart from the surprise in the press, the leak about talks taking place between President Museveni and his erstwhile opponent Col Kizza Besigye is welcome news. First the talks removed primitive exercise of power around Besigye’s home in Kasa…

[Monitor] Apart from the surprise in the press, the leak about talks taking place between President Museveni and his erstwhile opponent Col Kizza Besigye is welcome news. First the talks removed primitive exercise of power around Besigye's home in Kasangati, images of which have tainted Uganda's global image. In categories of authoritarian regimes, police states rank much higher than military states. In a police state, civilian organs assume paramilitary functions and every individual begins to police each other, fr

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda