Govt Will Authorise Only Projects of High Value to Nigeria, Kachikwu Tells IOCs

[This Day] The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said only oil and gas projects that have huge net value to the Federation Account will henceforth be sanctioned by the federal government, explaining that there is no more …

[This Day] The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said only oil and gas projects that have huge net value to the Federation Account will henceforth be sanctioned by the federal government, explaining that there is no more need for international oil companies (IOCs) to develop multibillion dollar projects that will not attract payment of royalties to the government.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Lassa Fever – WHO Moves to Contain Outbreak

[This Day] Abuja -The World Health Organisation (WHO) is scaling up its response to the outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria, which has spread to 17 states and may have infected up to 450 people in less than five weeks.

[This Day] Abuja -The World Health Organisation (WHO) is scaling up its response to the outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria, which has spread to 17 states and may have infected up to 450 people in less than five weeks.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

JAMB Vows to Prosecute Mysterious ‘Snake’ That Swallowed N36m

[This Day] The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has vowed to arrest and prosecute the mysterious ‘snake’ and other staff that must have assisted the disappearance of N36 million from its Benue State office.

[This Day] The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has vowed to arrest and prosecute the mysterious 'snake' and other staff that must have assisted the disappearance of N36 million from its Benue State office.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Group Moves to Reduce Hunger, Poverty Among Rural Dwellers

[This Day] At a time when hunger is on the rise due to conflict and climate change, the 176 Member States of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Monday announced a target for contributions that will support a US$3.5 billion pr…

[This Day] At a time when hunger is on the rise due to conflict and climate change, the 176 Member States of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Monday announced a target for contributions that will support a US$3.5 billion programme of loans and grants, reducing poverty and hunger for tens of millions of rural people in developing countries around the world.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Court to Decide Permanent Forfeiture of Penthouses Linked to Alison-Madueke On Feb 14

[This Day] A Federal High Court in Lagos has adjourned until February14, a suit seeking final forfeiture of two penthouse structures, allegedly linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

[This Day] A Federal High Court in Lagos has adjourned until February14, a suit seeking final forfeiture of two penthouse structures, allegedly linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Days of Boko Haram Are Numbered – Buhari

[This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said with the narrowing of the recruitment base of insurgents and the renewed onslaught on Boko Haram by the Nigerian Army, the days of the terror group were numbered.

[This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said with the narrowing of the recruitment base of insurgents and the renewed onslaught on Boko Haram by the Nigerian Army, the days of the terror group were numbered.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Some People Helping Buhari Are Hurting Democracy – Saraki

[This Day] Abuja -Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has lamented what he described as the attitude of some persons in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to hurt Nigeria’s democracy.

[This Day] Abuja -Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has lamented what he described as the attitude of some persons in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to hurt Nigeria's democracy.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

DA vs Patricia De Lille – the Mayor’s Last Stand

[Daily Maverick] This Thursday, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille faces a vote of no confidence brought by the DA caucus of the City of Cape Town council. It may well end her mayoral career. At the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday, however, De Lille brought out the last card up her sleeve: an urgent application to have the vote undertaken by secret ballot. And she chose a leading EFF figure to argue her case. 

[Daily Maverick] This Thursday, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille faces a vote of no confidence brought by the DA caucus of the City of Cape Town council. It may well end her mayoral career. At the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday, however, De Lille brought out the last card up her sleeve: an urgent application to have the vote undertaken by secret ballot. And she chose a leading EFF figure to argue her case. 

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

‘Two Presidents Who Failed to Read the Mood’ – Zimbabweans React to #ZumaRecall

[News24Wire] Zimbabweans have taken to Twitter to express their views on South Africa’s unfolding political drama, and many see parallels with the one that gripped their own country when Robert Mugabe was removed from office three months ago.

[News24Wire] Zimbabweans have taken to Twitter to express their views on South Africa's unfolding political drama, and many see parallels with the one that gripped their own country when Robert Mugabe was removed from office three months ago.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe