Nine Policemen Shot As Kidnappers of School Children Demand N400 Million Ransom

[Daily Trust] Lagos -There are strong indications that about nine policemen were shot, while over 20 suspected members of the Niger Delta militants were killed yesterday in a gun duel between them at Ode Omi waterway in Ogun State.

[Daily Trust] Lagos -There are strong indications that about nine policemen were shot, while over 20 suspected members of the Niger Delta militants were killed yesterday in a gun duel between them at Ode Omi waterway in Ogun State.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Kenya’s Polls Agency On the Spot Over Power to Bar Contestants

[East African] Kenya’s electoral body could be in for a deluge of legal suits in its bid to bar aspirants with questionable integrity from contesting in the August 8 general election.

[East African] Kenya's electoral body could be in for a deluge of legal suits in its bid to bar aspirants with questionable integrity from contesting in the August 8 general election.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

APC Clears Niger By-Elections, As Opposition Parties Kick

[Daily Trust] Minna -The Niger State Independent Electoral Commission said the All Progressives Congress (APC) cleared all the 24 wards in the Thursday by-elections in the state.

[Daily Trust] Minna -The Niger State Independent Electoral Commission said the All Progressives Congress (APC) cleared all the 24 wards in the Thursday by-elections in the state.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Profuturo, Northern Governors Sign MOU On Education

[Daily Trust] In a bid to revive education in northern Nigeria, the Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ProFuturo Foundation, an educational training centre, which aims to improve the liv…

[Daily Trust] In a bid to revive education in northern Nigeria, the Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ProFuturo Foundation, an educational training centre, which aims to improve the lives of children across the world.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Kenyan Govt Ordered to Compensate Ogieks

[East African] Kenya will in three months know how much it has to pay the Ogiek community for continuously evicting them from the Mau Forest in the Rift Valley.

[East African] Kenya will in three months know how much it has to pay the Ogiek community for continuously evicting them from the Mau Forest in the Rift Valley.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Lagos APC Primaries Disrupted Over ‘Consensus Candidates’

[Daily Trust] Lagos -The much-awaited local government primaries of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos State was brought to an abrupt end yesterday a clash broke out within the main bowl of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere where the exercise w…

[Daily Trust] Lagos -The much-awaited local government primaries of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos State was brought to an abrupt end yesterday a clash broke out within the main bowl of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere where the exercise was being held.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Minimum Wage, Maximum Wahala – II

[Daily Trust] From last week, I embarked on a critique of the current quest by labour leaders for an increase in minimum wage. I considered the fact that only the public sector could envisage such an increase given that they have taxpayers’ money and p…

[Daily Trust] From last week, I embarked on a critique of the current quest by labour leaders for an increase in minimum wage. I considered the fact that only the public sector could envisage such an increase given that they have taxpayers' money and proceeds of natural resources to dip hands into. Also, I considered the fact that a good proportion of the civil service is unproductive and that we have a huge problem with 'ghost workers'; an idea by which top officers collect salaries and emoluments of workers who don't

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Igbos Urged Not to Take Up Arms

[Daily Trust] The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has urged Ndigbo not to allow themselves to be provoked into any armed struggle, but to continue to sustain peaceful agitation for equity and justice within the Nigerian commonwealth.

[Daily Trust] The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has urged Ndigbo not to allow themselves to be provoked into any armed struggle, but to continue to sustain peaceful agitation for equity and justice within the Nigerian commonwealth.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Increase Our Grant, Leap Beneficiaries Appeal to Government

[Ghana Star] Beneficiaries under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme in the Tano South District of Brong-Ahafo Region, have appealed to the government to increase the quantum of the grant given them to enhance their socio-econom…

[Ghana Star] Beneficiaries under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme in the Tano South District of Brong-Ahafo Region, have appealed to the government to increase the quantum of the grant given them to enhance their socio-economic wellbeing.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Two Years in Power – We Have Reasons to Celebrate – Ruling Party

[Daily Trust] The National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, says the government and the party have reasons to celebrate if the situation of Nigeria is looked at “closely”.

[Daily Trust] The National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, says the government and the party have reasons to celebrate if the situation of Nigeria is looked at "closely".

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria