The Oil Cash Bonanza Was No ‘Golden Handshake’

[Monitor] The term “golden handshake” has been used in business circles since the 1960s. It originated in Britain although it is now more associated with the United States. A golden handshake is paid to high ranking executives and in most cases it is s…

[Monitor] The term "golden handshake" has been used in business circles since the 1960s. It originated in Britain although it is now more associated with the United States. A golden handshake is paid to high ranking executives and in most cases it is spelt out in their employment contracts; giving them a significant severance pay package in case they lose their jobs through "firing, restructuring or even scheduled retirement". It is actually a generous send off, "weraba, kwaheri, bye bye". In other words you don't s

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

‘Attempts to Weaken Genuine Opposition Can Instigate Ugly Tendencies’

[Guardian] Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and a former Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, in this interview with Northern Bureau Chief, SAXONE AKHAINE, spoke on the festering leadership crisis…

[Guardian] Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and a former Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, in this interview with Northern Bureau Chief, SAXONE AKHAINE, spoke on the festering leadership crisis in the party, the Southern Kaduna crisis, and why meddling in opposition politics by APC signposts danger for the nation's democracy.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

When Leaders Are Forced Out of Power

[Monitor] A week in African politics is very long. A lot of things usually happen with outcomes habitually bordering on the extreme. A protest here with the government usually responding with terror, a corruption scandal there, a contested election tha…

[Monitor] A week in African politics is very long. A lot of things usually happen with outcomes habitually bordering on the extreme. A protest here with the government usually responding with terror, a corruption scandal there, a contested election that is often marred with irregularities or voter intimidation, a drough that way, the list is endless.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Pension Fund May Hit N7 Trillion Before End of 2017

[Guardian] With the devaluation of the Naira and double digit inflation rate that are stifling businesses at a time of economic meltdown, the value of Nigeria’s Pension Fund may increase to N7 trillion before the end of 2017, The Guardian has learnt.

[Guardian] With the devaluation of the Naira and double digit inflation rate that are stifling businesses at a time of economic meltdown, the value of Nigeria's Pension Fund may increase to N7 trillion before the end of 2017, The Guardian has learnt.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Neither PIB Nor Amnesty Deal Will End Militancy in Niger Delta – Uduaghan

[Guardian] Warri -Stakeholders in the Niger Delta, including former Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, believe that neither the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) nor the amnesty programme could tame militancy in the region.

[Guardian] Warri -Stakeholders in the Niger Delta, including former Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, believe that neither the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) nor the amnesty programme could tame militancy in the region.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

APC Wins Edo Federal Legislative Bye-Election

[Guardian] Benin City and Lagos -The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the Etsako Federal Constituency of Edo State by-election at the weekend, Johnson Oghuma, has been declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

[Guardian] Benin City and Lagos -The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the Etsako Federal Constituency of Edo State by-election at the weekend, Johnson Oghuma, has been declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

We Need a Population Control Policy Urgently

[Monitor] I had always heard of the sorry state of Uganda’s health facilities and was knowledgeable about some statistics but such statistics are normally abstract until actual reality is encountered.

[Monitor] I had always heard of the sorry state of Uganda's health facilities and was knowledgeable about some statistics but such statistics are normally abstract until actual reality is encountered.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Fayose Alleges Plan By DSS to Detain Suleiman, Oyedepo

[Guardian] Ado Ekiti, Enugu and Abuja -Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has warned the Department of State Services (DSS) over the planned detention and trial of Apostle Johnson Suleiman of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide and the General Overs…

[Guardian] Ado Ekiti, Enugu and Abuja -Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has warned the Department of State Services (DSS) over the planned detention and trial of Apostle Johnson Suleiman of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide and the General Overseer of Living Faith Church Worldwide International (Winners' Chapel International), Bishop David Oyedepo, describing it as indirect invitation to religious crisis in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Another Busy Year for Cranes

[Monitor] Kampala -It might have ended for Uganda, but the 2017 Total Africa Cup of Nations was just getting started as the Cranes returned home after their three group matches in Gabon.

[Monitor] Kampala -It might have ended for Uganda, but the 2017 Total Africa Cup of Nations was just getting started as the Cranes returned home after their three group matches in Gabon.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda