‘Budget Cut, Incompetence Limit Innovation in Public Sector’

[Guardian] Budget cut, incompetence and scarcity of resources have been identified as some of the challenges mitigating effective innovation in the public sector. Stakeholders argued that while profit and cost-saving drive the private sector, the publi…

[Guardian] Budget cut, incompetence and scarcity of resources have been identified as some of the challenges mitigating effective innovation in the public sector. Stakeholders argued that while profit and cost-saving drive the private sector, the public sector creates the space where innovation can be developed thus making the private sector operate effectively.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Memo to Buhari Over Kachikwu-Baru Story

[Guardian] The August 31, 2017 letter from the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, complaining of the insubordination of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, began to ge…

[Guardian] The August 31, 2017 letter from the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, complaining of the insubordination of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, began to generate ripples less than 24 hours after it was made available to the media. The Senate, for example, the next day resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to investigate grave allegations against the NNPC chief executive.

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Justice Mushore Calls for Laws to Protect Rape Victims

[The Herald] High Court judge Justice Edith Mushore has urged lawmakers to speedily craft legislative pieces protecting the rights of girls who appear in court as rape victims. In a 32-page judgment in which RMG End Time Message leader Robert Martin Gu…

[The Herald] High Court judge Justice Edith Mushore has urged lawmakers to speedily craft legislative pieces protecting the rights of girls who appear in court as rape victims. In a 32-page judgment in which RMG End Time Message leader Robert Martin Gumbura lost his appeal against conviction on four counts of rape, Justice Mushore said Zimbabwe was lagging behind in terms of creating laws that make life easier for the girls when proving their cases in court.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

DPR Charges Oil, Gas Laboratory Practitioners On Quality

[Guardian] The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has charged laboratory operators in the oil and gas industry on quality, saying reports and data emanating from their operations are used for policy guides and decision-making.

[Guardian] The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has charged laboratory operators in the oil and gas industry on quality, saying reports and data emanating from their operations are used for policy guides and decision-making.

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New Ministers Sworn in

[The Herald] President Mugabe yesterday swore in three new Cabinet ministers and three Ministers of State for Provincial Affairs at State House following a reshuffle announced on Monday. The three Cabinet ministers are Retired Major-General Happyton Bo…

[The Herald] President Mugabe yesterday swore in three new Cabinet ministers and three Ministers of State for Provincial Affairs at State House following a reshuffle announced on Monday. The three Cabinet ministers are Retired Major-General Happyton Bonyongwe (Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs) and Cdes Edgar Mbwembwe (Tourism, Environment and Hospitality Industry) and Chiratidzo Mabuwa (Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment).

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Four Sentenced to 30 Years in Robbery With Violence

[Daily News] THE Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam yesterday sentenced four bandits to 30 years imprisonment and 12 strokes of the cane for armed robbery of mobile phones and other items worth 2.05m/- during Saba Saba Day in 2013.

[Daily News] THE Kisutu Resident Magistrate's Court in Dar es Salaam yesterday sentenced four bandits to 30 years imprisonment and 12 strokes of the cane for armed robbery of mobile phones and other items worth 2.05m/- during Saba Saba Day in 2013.

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Katavi Region Leads in Teenage Pregnancies Prevalence – Report

[Daily News] Mpanda -AS the world observes International Day of the Girl Child today, Katavi Region is reported to be leading in teenage pregnancies in the country, with a prevalence of 45 per cent.

[Daily News] Mpanda -AS the world observes International Day of the Girl Child today, Katavi Region is reported to be leading in teenage pregnancies in the country, with a prevalence of 45 per cent.

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Opposition Senior Officials Fight Over Tsvangirai Health Status

[The Herald] MDC-T is in turmoil after one of its senior officials Mr Eddie Cross alleged early this week that Mr Morgan Tsvangirai was seriously ill and “might not handle the election” claims which angered other opposition party politicians who feel h…

[The Herald] MDC-T is in turmoil after one of its senior officials Mr Eddie Cross alleged early this week that Mr Morgan Tsvangirai was seriously ill and "might not handle the election" claims which angered other opposition party politicians who feel he has crossed the red line. Mr Tsvangirai was flown to South Africa last month after he fell ill at a workshop in Kadoma. He has not returned home ever since despite claims by his spokesperson Mr Luke Tamborinyoka a fortnight ago that he had fully recovered.

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Before States Take Over Federal Roads

[Guardian] Against the backdrop of the deplorable condition of roads infrastructure across the country, the request by the 36 state governors to President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over federal roads in their states to them for reconstruction, maintenan…

[Guardian] Against the backdrop of the deplorable condition of roads infrastructure across the country, the request by the 36 state governors to President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over federal roads in their states to them for reconstruction, maintenance and control would have been sensible if the states had been credibly exemplary in maintaining the roads in their jurisdictions.

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