Dutch Star Throws Drak Women’s Race Wide Open

[News24Wire] The stakes in the women’s race of the Drak Challenge canoe marathon on January 20-21 have been raised by the news that top Dutch river racer Eef Haase has entered the event.

[News24Wire] The stakes in the women's race of the Drak Challenge canoe marathon on January 20-21 have been raised by the news that top Dutch river racer Eef Haase has entered the event.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

I Cannot Disregard My State Governor, Senator Abe Tells Critics

[This Day] Port Harcourt -The senator representing Rivers South-east senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Abe, has said he would never shun the State Governor, Nyesom Wike, whenever they meet at a public function.Abe, who was re…

[This Day] Port Harcourt -The senator representing Rivers South-east senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Abe, has said he would never shun the State Governor, Nyesom Wike, whenever they meet at a public function.Abe, who was reacting to criticisms about his recent picture with Wike, said as a senator, he cannot see the governor of his state and shun him.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Nigerian Breaks Guinness World Record for Longest Dance Marathon By an Individual

[Premium Times] Odumewu Debbie a.k.a Pinki Debbie, a Nigerian dancer and choreographer, has officially broken the Guinness World record of “the longest dancing marathon by an individual”.

[Premium Times] Odumewu Debbie a.k.a Pinki Debbie, a Nigerian dancer and choreographer, has officially broken the Guinness World record of "the longest dancing marathon by an individual".

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Zimbabwe and the African Tragedy

[This Day] There is a temptation to hail the outcome of the ‘military coup’ in Zimbabwe that eventually led to the ouster of President Robert Mugabe as a triumph of popular will. That would be a myopic reading of the situation. While the resignation ca…

[This Day] There is a temptation to hail the outcome of the 'military coup' in Zimbabwe that eventually led to the ouster of President Robert Mugabe as a triumph of popular will. That would be a myopic reading of the situation. While the resignation came amid popular discontent fuelled largely by the military and a faction of his own political party, there is an inconvenient truth that we should not shy away from: In Africa, power still does not belong to the people!

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

2 Gospel Artists to Perform During Banonie Mwale Foundation Launch

[Nyasa Times] Two renowned gospel artistSteve ‘ Wazisomo” Muliya and Brenda Kadamanja are this coming Friday scheduled to be part of official launch of Banonie Mwale foundation and handover ceremony of Jenny Naylor Nursery .

[Nyasa Times] Two renowned gospel artistSteve ' Wazisomo" Muliya and Brenda Kadamanja are this coming Friday scheduled to be part of official launch of Banonie Mwale foundation and handover ceremony of Jenny Naylor Nursery .

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Farmers Laud CBN for Reducing Rice Importation

[This Day] Gombe -The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has extolled the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for drastically reducing the importation of rice, wheat and fish, thereby boosting local production of rice and other agricultural commodities.

[This Day] Gombe -The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has extolled the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for drastically reducing the importation of rice, wheat and fish, thereby boosting local production of rice and other agricultural commodities.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

‘Nigeria Needs Ubiquitous PoS Deployment to Drive Cashless’

[This Day] Given the importance of electronic cards in driving the cashless initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria, financial experts have called for the deployment of additional Point of Sales (PoS) terminals that will ease the use of electronic ca…

[This Day] Given the importance of electronic cards in driving the cashless initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria, financial experts have called for the deployment of additional Point of Sales (PoS) terminals that will ease the use of electronic cards.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

House Committee Threatens to Withdraw Licences of 18 Lottery Operators Over Non-Remittances

[This Day] Abuja -The House of Representatives Committee on Governmental Affairs yesterday threatened to direct the withdrawal of the operating licences for 18 lottery operators in the country for failing in their financial obligations to government.

[This Day] Abuja -The House of Representatives Committee on Governmental Affairs yesterday threatened to direct the withdrawal of the operating licences for 18 lottery operators in the country for failing in their financial obligations to government.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria