Delta Community Threatens Showdown With NNPC Subsidiaries Over Pollution

[This Day] Warri -Palpable tension has enveloped the twin cities of Ekpan and Effurun as indigenes of the two communities in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State have vowed to cripple the operations of the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company…

[This Day] Warri -Palpable tension has enveloped the twin cities of Ekpan and Effurun as indigenes of the two communities in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State have vowed to cripple the operations of the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company (WRPC) and Nigerian Gas Company (NGC), both subsidiaries of Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) over health hazards caused by air pollution.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

National Assembly to Debate Electoral Reforms

[The Herald] Parliament will convene this week for a special sitting to discuss proposed amendments to the Electoral Act and ratification of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance. The reforms are expected to govern the conduct of t…

[The Herald] Parliament will convene this week for a special sitting to discuss proposed amendments to the Electoral Act and ratification of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance. The reforms are expected to govern the conduct of this year's harmonised elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Police Mininster Applauds Western Cape for Arresting Two Suspects Linked to the Murder of Four People in Brown’s Farm

[SAPS] Police Minister Bheki Cele has applauded the swift move by Western Cape police in apprehending two suspects, aged 34 and 27 following a shooting incident that killed four people including two children aged 12 and 13 in Brown’s Farm on Tuesday ev…

[SAPS] Police Minister Bheki Cele has applauded the swift move by Western Cape police in apprehending two suspects, aged 34 and 27 following a shooting incident that killed four people including two children aged 12 and 13 in Brown's Farm on Tuesday evening.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

16 Inmates Break Out of ‘Sun City’ Prison

[News24Wire] A manhunt has been launched for 16 prisoners who broke their way out of a Johannesburg prison known as “Sun City” in the early hours of Monday morning, a correctional services official said.

[News24Wire] A manhunt has been launched for 16 prisoners who broke their way out of a Johannesburg prison known as "Sun City" in the early hours of Monday morning, a correctional services official said.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

UBA’s Loans to Agriculture, Power Sectors Hit N265 Billion

[This Day] Whereas most commercial banks shy away from lending to the agriculture sector, Pan-African banking group, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has granted as much as N85billion loans to the sector. Also, lending to the power sector is in excess …

[This Day] Whereas most commercial banks shy away from lending to the agriculture sector, Pan-African banking group, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has granted as much as N85billion loans to the sector. Also, lending to the power sector is in excess of N180billion across the UBA Group, recent figures obtained by THISDAY have revealed.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Opposition Groups Call for Intifada

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -On the occasion of the commemoration of the April 1985 popular uprising in Sudan, opposition groups called on the Sudanese to take to the streets in protest against “the dire living situation” in the country.

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -On the occasion of the commemoration of the April 1985 popular uprising in Sudan, opposition groups called on the Sudanese to take to the streets in protest against "the dire living situation" in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Large Penalties Against Black Market Traders in Sudan

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudanese Cabinet has approved the draft of a new bill in an attempt to eliminate the black forex market and the illegal gold trade in the country.

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudanese Cabinet has approved the draft of a new bill in an attempt to eliminate the black forex market and the illegal gold trade in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan