Niger Govt, World Bank Launch SFMIS for Accountability, Transparency

[Leadership] Minna -In order to achieve good and quality financial management, the Niger State government with the support of the World Bank has engaged the services of vendor to supply, install and integrate the state Financial Management Information …

[Leadership] Minna -In order to achieve good and quality financial management, the Niger State government with the support of the World Bank has engaged the services of vendor to supply, install and integrate the state Financial Management Information System (SFMIS).

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Safety of Southerners Not Under Threat in North – APC

[Leadership] Abuja -The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) has reiterated that the safety of southerners, particularly Southerners of Igbo extraction, is not under threat anywhere in the north despite reports of recent attacks on people of north…

[Leadership] Abuja -The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) has reiterated that the safety of southerners, particularly Southerners of Igbo extraction, is not under threat anywhere in the north despite reports of recent attacks on people of northern extraction and their properties in Abia and Rivers states.

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Rwanda Rallies World to Ratify Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol

[New Times] Speedy ratification of Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol will go a long way in benefiting individual countries in ending the use of dangerous gases (hydrofluorocarbons) and protecting climate, Environment minister Vincent Biruta has…

[New Times] Speedy ratification of Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol will go a long way in benefiting individual countries in ending the use of dangerous gases (hydrofluorocarbons) and protecting climate, Environment minister Vincent Biruta has said.

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Declassified – Apartheid Profits – Who Killed Dulcie September?

[Daily Maverick] This is number eight in the Open Secrets’ series, Declassified: Apartheid Profits. While researching the recently published book Apartheid Guns and Money: A Tale of Profit, Open Secrets collected approximately 40,000 archival documents…

[Daily Maverick] This is number eight in the Open Secrets' series, Declassified: Apartheid Profits. While researching the recently published book Apartheid Guns and Money: A Tale of Profit, Open Secrets collected approximately 40,000 archival documents from 25 archives in seven countries. This treasure trove contains damning details of the individuals and corporations that propped up apartheid and profited in return. OPEN SECRETS believes that it is vital to allow the public to scrutinise the primary evidence. Last week we

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Antonio Mwanza: Thieves and Crooks Are Reverenced In Zambia

In this country, thieves and crooks are revered as being smart and clever. In fact those that try to live within their means are regarded as dull. Nibatulo. Corruption and abuse of authority has been accepted as a normal part … Continued

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In this country, thieves and crooks are revered as being smart and clever. In fact those that try to live within their means are regarded as dull. Nibatulo. Corruption and abuse of authority has been accepted as a normal part of our political dispensation and public life. This country has been reduced to a joke. Just look at these statistics: 79% of Zambians in rural areas and 65% in urban areas live below a dollar a day 53% of women give birth without the attendance of a qualified midwife 50% of our children are malnourished/stunted. Njala! 47% of Zambians have no access to clean water and sanitation. Deserts such as Dubai, former war torn countries like Rwanda, natural resource limited countries like South Korea have all advanced and developed into strong economies due to transformational and patriotic leadership; leadership anchored on vision, commitment to country and selflessness. Antonio Mwanza The post Antonio Mwanza: Thieves and Crooks Are Reverenced In Zambia appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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WHO Begins Cholera Vaccination for One Million in Borno

[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation, WHO, and the Nigerian Government has concluded arrangement to vaccinate close to one million people over the age of one years in Borno against cholera outbreak.

[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation, WHO, and the Nigerian Government has concluded arrangement to vaccinate close to one million people over the age of one years in Borno against cholera outbreak.

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Jonathan’s Aide Condemns Military Operations – Blasts Lai Mohammed

[Premium Times] An aide to former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday condemned the plans by the military to extend its show of force to the South-South and the South-West.

[Premium Times] An aide to former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday condemned the plans by the military to extend its show of force to the South-South and the South-West.

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OPINION: The Politics of Procurement-A Case of Fire Tenders

Does anyone remember the debate around the printing of ballot papers in the April 2016? Does this list not ring a bell? Note that the bids were quoted in United States dollars. Renform 1,398,360, UniPrint 1,522,864, Fongda (AVIC) 1,956,057, Paarl … Continued

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Does anyone remember the debate around the printing of ballot papers in the April 2016? Does this list not ring a bell? Note that the bids were quoted in United States dollars. Renform 1,398,360, UniPrint 1,522,864, Fongda (AVIC) 1,956,057, Paarl media 2,125,891, Tall Security 2,875,689 and Al Ghurair 3,101,000 Renform did put up a challenge against the awarding of the tender to the most expensive supplier who turned out to be Dubai based company Al Ghurair. With effect to the 42 fire tenders that have been expensively purchased at US$42 million against lower bids that went as low as US$36 million we need to be conscious of the system we are up against. In truth the purchase is not going to be reversed and as in the case of the ballot papers a rival bidder is the one that has turned out to be loudest critic. Maybe we should reflect on this disposition. Fifteen companies put up bids with United Kingdom based company that is at the head of the protests named Albion Export Services pushing a US$49 million bid. Note that is the debate rages on that the Ministry had also specified the type of fire tenders and service equipment required on each fire lorry. Eventually the tender was awarded to Grandview International Ltd to supply 42 fire tenders and safety equipment at an award sum of $42million. But Albion Services disputed the award and appealed to the Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) with their objection thrown out. Is this therefore a closed case? What then should the debate focus on? Does the Zambia Public Procurement Authority ever reverse a deal once it is closed? What can people with legitimate grounds to challenge the US$42 million fire tenders purchase? If the deal really stinks what then should the citizenry do? What about having a closer look at the loud mouths that are at the head of the protests? Are they merely championing this debate as a result of being beaten to the corrupt game of tenderpreneurship? No matter how hard people may feel about this transaction it could appear that it is a done deal with no way back for the people that have implemented it. But then we should all be concerned about the concerns raised on the quality of the fire tenders that have been allegedly branded inferior. So while we are still at it bickering about the tender process maybe we should do better to refer to the past on how nothing has ever been done with regards to protestations about allegedly corruptly awarded tenders. The post OPINION: The Politics of Procurement-A Case of Fire Tenders appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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