Ex-Militant Leaders Allege Hijack of Amnesty Programme By Northern Politicians

[Vanguard] Warri -Some former Niger Delta militant leaders, yesterday raised the alarm that powerful northerners have allegedly taken over the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, swapping names of ex-agitators captured in the programme with Hausa/Fula…

[Vanguard] Warri -Some former Niger Delta militant leaders, yesterday raised the alarm that powerful northerners have allegedly taken over the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, swapping names of ex-agitators captured in the programme with Hausa/Fulani names as benefactors at most of the training institutions.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Financial Irregularity – Reps Direct PCC to Refund N22 Million

[Premium Times] The House of Representatives committees on public accounts on Thursday directed the Public Complaints Commission (PCC) to refund to government coffers, about N22 million it failed to justify its expenditure.

[Premium Times] The House of Representatives committees on public accounts on Thursday directed the Public Complaints Commission (PCC) to refund to government coffers, about N22 million it failed to justify its expenditure.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Suspended SEC Boss Spent N1.7 Billion On ‘Golden Handshake’ – Panel

[Premium Times] The embattled former Director General of the Securities & Exchange Commission, SEC, Mounir Gwarzo, appears to be in more trouble as fresh allegations emerged Thursday that he spent over N1.7 billion on ‘golden handshake’ to some staff without due process and approval.

[Premium Times] The embattled former Director General of the Securities & Exchange Commission, SEC, Mounir Gwarzo, appears to be in more trouble as fresh allegations emerged Thursday that he spent over N1.7 billion on 'golden handshake' to some staff without due process and approval.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Nigerian Military Speaks On ‘Deployment’ of Troops in Benue

[Premium Times] The Defence Headquarters on Thursday denied reports that Nigerian troops had been deployed to Benue State following deadly attacks on Fulani in the state.

[Premium Times] The Defence Headquarters on Thursday denied reports that Nigerian troops had been deployed to Benue State following deadly attacks on Fulani in the state.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Eye Testing Services Brought Closer to Soweto Community

[SAnews.gov.za] Travelling long distances for eye screening and management of eye problems will be a thing of the past for the community of Dlamini in Soweto and surrounding areas.

[SAnews.gov.za] Travelling long distances for eye screening and management of eye problems will be a thing of the past for the community of Dlamini in Soweto and surrounding areas.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Mali’s Mounting Crisis Sows Insecurity and Fear

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] From the air, Timbuktu, the fabled city of gold – once a key Arab-African trading post on the trans-Saharan caravan route, a lush oasis, a centre of Islamic culture and learning – is almost obscured by swirling clouds of du…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] From the air, Timbuktu, the fabled city of gold - once a key Arab-African trading post on the trans-Saharan caravan route, a lush oasis, a centre of Islamic culture and learning - is almost obscured by swirling clouds of dust, its pale mud houses and sandy streets barely distinguishable from the encroaching desert.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

UK Envoy Seeks to Build Bridges With Govt

[Zimbabwe Independent] Visiting newly-appointed British minister for Africa and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development Harriett Baldwin is expected to discuss currency stabilisation, re-engagement and other macro-economic issu…

[Zimbabwe Independent] Visiting newly-appointed British minister for Africa and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development Harriett Baldwin is expected to discuss currency stabilisation, re-engagement and other macro-economic issues with senior government officials as Harare steps up a diplomatic offensive to revive a floundering economy, it has been established.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe