On JAMB’s New Cut-Off Mark

[Guardian] The new cut-off marks of 120 over 400 approved by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and stakeholders for admission into universities in the federation is the most idiotic, thoughtless and incomprehensible admission policy f…

[Guardian] The new cut-off marks of 120 over 400 approved by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and stakeholders for admission into universities in the federation is the most idiotic, thoughtless and incomprehensible admission policy for aspiring candidates of university education that this country has ever had. It is ridiculous, baffling and regressive. At a time well-meaning Nigerians are making frantic efforts to salvage a tertiary educational system in distress, the latest policy is an unexpected

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Fired Deputy Says Health Ministry Is Incompetent

[New Zimbabwe] Victoria Falls -Former deputy minister of Health Dr Paul Chimedza has accused the Ministry headed by Dr David Parirenyatwa of incompetence as it has failed to amend the Public Health Act (PHA).

[New Zimbabwe] Victoria Falls -Former deputy minister of Health Dr Paul Chimedza has accused the Ministry headed by Dr David Parirenyatwa of incompetence as it has failed to amend the Public Health Act (PHA).

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Cop Caged Three Years Over U.S.$80 Bribe

[New Zimbabwe] A POLICE officer was Thursday sentenced to three years in jail after he was convicted of soliciting for $80 bribe to drop charges against a man who kidnapped him at roadblock along Harare-Masvingo Highway last year.

[New Zimbabwe] A POLICE officer was Thursday sentenced to three years in jail after he was convicted of soliciting for $80 bribe to drop charges against a man who kidnapped him at roadblock along Harare-Masvingo Highway last year.

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Bob – Moyo Never Forgave Mnangagwa Since Dinyani

[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe said higher Education Minister, Jonathan Moyo hounded Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa for refusing to own up to his role in the ill-fated Tsholotsho debacle for which he (Moyo) was suspended together with a hand…

[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe said higher Education Minister, Jonathan Moyo hounded Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa for refusing to own up to his role in the ill-fated Tsholotsho debacle for which he (Moyo) was suspended together with a handful Zanu PF provincial chairs in 2004.

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How Will Beleaguered Electoral Body Hold U.S.$116Million Poll?

[East African] Kenya’s electoral commission has plunged into a crisis, even as it starts preparations for a fresh presidential election in line with a Supreme Court’s decision that invalidated the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

[East African] Kenya's electoral commission has plunged into a crisis, even as it starts preparations for a fresh presidential election in line with a Supreme Court's decision that invalidated the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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Mugabe Can’t Spit On Mandela’s Grace, Says ANC SG Mantashe

[New Zimbabwe] ANC secretary general, Gwede Mantsahe, said President Robert Mugabe has a nerve criticising African’s oldest liberation movement when 2 million Zimbabweans have fled to South Africa.

[New Zimbabwe] ANC secretary general, Gwede Mantsahe, said President Robert Mugabe has a nerve criticising African's oldest liberation movement when 2 million Zimbabweans have fled to South Africa.

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Govt to Repossess Petra Diamond’s Mine

[East African] Tanzania is likely to repossess a diamond mine currently being run by a London Stock Exchange-listed mining company, Petra Diamond Ltd, after President John Magufuli directed a review of Williamson Diamond mine’s contract, which operates…

[East African] Tanzania is likely to repossess a diamond mine currently being run by a London Stock Exchange-listed mining company, Petra Diamond Ltd, after President John Magufuli directed a review of Williamson Diamond mine's contract, which operates Petra's Mwadui diamond mines.

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Matemadanda Application to Be Off Remand Refused, Bitter War Vets Boss Says Courts Captured

[New Zimbabwe] HARARE magistrate, Josephine Sande, on Friday dismissed an application by the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association secretary general, Victor Matemadanda, in which he wanted to be placed off remand leading to a bitter Ma…

[New Zimbabwe] HARARE magistrate, Josephine Sande, on Friday dismissed an application by the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans' Association secretary general, Victor Matemadanda, in which he wanted to be placed off remand leading to a bitter Matemadanda saying the courts were "captured".

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