National Assembly Passes N7.441 Trillion 2017 Budget

[Guardian] Abuja and Lagos -The National Assembly yesterday passed the 2017 Appropriation Bill of N7.441 trillion.The passage of the bill came after the appropriation committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives had separately presented th…

[Guardian] Abuja and Lagos -The National Assembly yesterday passed the 2017 Appropriation Bill of N7.441 trillion.The passage of the bill came after the appropriation committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives had separately presented their harmonised reports on the budget for consideration.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Southern African Politics Roiled By Distortions, Junk Bonds and Road Rage

[Democracy Works] I was in Zimbabwe when news came through of a clash of motorcades in neighbouring Zambia. One motorcade was carrying the president, Edgar Lungu, and the other the opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema. It seemed neither would give way…

[Democracy Works] I was in Zimbabwe when news came through of a clash of motorcades in neighbouring Zambia. One motorcade was carrying the president, Edgar Lungu, and the other the opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema. It seemed neither would give way to the other. There is little love lost between the two men, and Hichilema still refuses to recognise Lungu's contentious election victory last year - but even so, no one expected that shortly after the standoff, security forces would storm Hichilema's home and teargas his fa

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Ekiti Assembly Wants Fayose to Probe Fayemi’s Administration

[Guardian] The Ekiti State House of Assembly yesterday passed a resolution calling for the constitution of a judicial panel of inquiry into the financial transactions of the immediate-past government of Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

[Guardian] The Ekiti State House of Assembly yesterday passed a resolution calling for the constitution of a judicial panel of inquiry into the financial transactions of the immediate-past government of Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

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Melaye’s Representation Negates What Okun People Are Known for, Says Group

[This Day] Abuja -A group under the body of Okun Progressive Alliance yesterday expressed displeasure over the antics of Senator Dino Melaye, saying his representation negates what Okun people are known for.

[This Day] Abuja -A group under the body of Okun Progressive Alliance yesterday expressed displeasure over the antics of Senator Dino Melaye, saying his representation negates what Okun people are known for.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Deposit Insurance Corporation Debunks Rumours of Financial Distress in Banks

[This Day] The Managing Director/Chief Executive of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Alhaji Umaru Ibrahim, has called on members of the public to ignore rumours of financial distress in some banks being circulated through text messages and…

[This Day] The Managing Director/Chief Executive of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Alhaji Umaru Ibrahim, has called on members of the public to ignore rumours of financial distress in some banks being circulated through text messages and social media to de-market some financial institutions and destabilise depositors' confidence in the banking system.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Towards a Global Role for ACP?

[IPS] Brussels -The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) met this week in Brussels for the 105th Session of its Council of Ministers to discuss the key question of how these 79 countries could play a more effective role for their own ci…

[IPS] Brussels -The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) met this week in Brussels for the 105th Session of its Council of Ministers to discuss the key question of how these 79 countries could play a more effective role for their own citizens and in the international arena.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Axed MTN VoD Supplier Discover Digital Launches Own Independent Service

[Balancing Act] London -Fresh from losing its contract to supply MTN, white label video platform provider Discover Digital is launching its own independent VoD service in South Africa and looking for fresh white label opportunities across Africa. Russe…

[Balancing Act] London -Fresh from losing its contract to supply MTN, white label video platform provider Discover Digital is launching its own independent VoD service in South Africa and looking for fresh white label opportunities across Africa. Russell Southwood spoke to its Managing Director Stephen Watson about its plans.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

‘Giant’ Rapes Sister As Fearful Brothers Flee

[New Zimbabwe] Two brothers ran for their dear lives leaving a ‘giant’ to rape their young sister on Christmas Day last year after the attacker threatened to kill them if they dared rescue her.

[New Zimbabwe] Two brothers ran for their dear lives leaving a 'giant' to rape their young sister on Christmas Day last year after the attacker threatened to kill them if they dared rescue her.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Over 1000 to Lose Their Houses Along Kampala-Entebbe Road

[Monitor] Kampala -More than 1,000 buildings on Entebbe Road will be razed down on Monday when Uganda National Roads Authority takes whip on encroachers of road reserves in the country.

[Monitor] Kampala -More than 1,000 buildings on Entebbe Road will be razed down on Monday when Uganda National Roads Authority takes whip on encroachers of road reserves in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda