NNPC Admits Inefficiency in Management of Refineries

[This Day] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has admitted that it had displayed inefficiency over the years in the management of the country’s four refineries, attributing the poor performance of the refineries to obsolete technology.

[This Day] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has admitted that it had displayed inefficiency over the years in the management of the country's four refineries, attributing the poor performance of the refineries to obsolete technology.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Amnesty Int’l Alleges 240 Boko Haram Suspects Including 29 Children Died in Giwa Barracks

[This Day] Abuja -Amnesty International has again accused the military of human rights abuses, this time of arbitrarily detaining 240 Boko Haram suspects, including 29 children at Giwa Barracks who later died in overcrowded cells.

[This Day] Abuja -Amnesty International has again accused the military of human rights abuses, this time of arbitrarily detaining 240 Boko Haram suspects, including 29 children at Giwa Barracks who later died in overcrowded cells.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Osinbajo Seeks N’Assembly Approval for $500m Eurobond to Fund 2016 Budget

[This Day] Abuja -The acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has sought the approval of the National Assembly for the issuance of $500 million Eurobond to address the deficit in the 2016 budget.

[This Day] Abuja -The acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has sought the approval of the National Assembly for the issuance of $500 million Eurobond to address the deficit in the 2016 budget.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Hull City to Field ‘Just a Few Regulars’ Against Sportpesa All Stars

[Nation] Hull City will field a mixed line-up comprising both first team players and those from the development teams for Monday’s friendly match against Kenya’s SportPesa All Stars.

[Nation] Hull City will field a mixed line-up comprising both first team players and those from the development teams for Monday's friendly match against Kenya's SportPesa All Stars.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

President Fires Cabinet Minister Over Maize Deal Scandal

[VOA] Malawi’s president has fired his minister of agriculture after investigators found cash worth nearly $200,000 in the minister’s home. The raid was part of ongoing investigations into what has been deemed a suspicious maize procurement process fro…

[VOA] Malawi's president has fired his minister of agriculture after investigators found cash worth nearly $200,000 in the minister's home. The raid was part of ongoing investigations into what has been deemed a suspicious maize procurement process from Zambia.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Xenophobic Attacks Mask Deep Fault Lines Within South African Society

[Daily Maverick] The xenophobia, as it is simplistically referred to, is an early signal of a social lesion – a crack that later becomes a chasm into which goodwill and neighbourliness quickly vanishes. By MARIUS OOSTHUIZEN.

[Daily Maverick] The xenophobia, as it is simplistically referred to, is an early signal of a social lesion - a crack that later becomes a chasm into which goodwill and neighbourliness quickly vanishes. By MARIUS OOSTHUIZEN.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

SA’s Poverty Alleviation Plans – Almost, but Not Quite

[Daily Maverick] Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered some good news to the country’s poorest, announcing an increase in social grants that would bring total expenditure in this area to R490.4-billion. But the devil is in the detail: there was no …

[Daily Maverick] Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered some good news to the country's poorest, announcing an increase in social grants that would bring total expenditure in this area to R490.4-billion. But the devil is in the detail: there was no allocation to cover the Social Development Ministry's SASSA conundrum, and there are nagging questions about how the allocations of social grants will interact with the proposed national minimum wage. By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa