Private Medical Doctors Fault NHIs Over Poor State of Nation’s Healthcare

[Vanguard] Nigerian private medical doctors have raised the alarm over the state of healthcare in Nigeria, saying “the promised Eldorado of Universal Health Coverage by the Federal Government has remained a mirage.”

[Vanguard] Nigerian private medical doctors have raised the alarm over the state of healthcare in Nigeria, saying "the promised Eldorado of Universal Health Coverage by the Federal Government has remained a mirage."

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

American Comedian, Wong, Brings ‘Wong Street Journal’ to Lagos

[Guardian] Renowned American performance artist and comedian, Kristina Wong, is visiting Lagos this week to participate in the Lagos Theatre Festival from February 27 to March 4.

[Guardian] Renowned American performance artist and comedian, Kristina Wong, is visiting Lagos this week to participate in the Lagos Theatre Festival from February 27 to March 4.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Art Turnover Increases 39%

[The Herald] Art Corporation says its turnover for the first quarter to January 2018, was up 39 percent on the back of increased sales volumes across all units.

[The Herald] Art Corporation says its turnover for the first quarter to January 2018, was up 39 percent on the back of increased sales volumes across all units.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Former Mines Minister Chidhakwa Arrested Again

[The Herald] Former Mines and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa and his former permanent secretary Professor Francis Gudyanga, have been arrested again on a separate charge of abuse of office.

[The Herald] Former Mines and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa and his former permanent secretary Professor Francis Gudyanga, have been arrested again on a separate charge of abuse of office.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Dudu Myeni Fails to Appear Before Inquiry

[Govt of SA] The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, tasked with dealing with the Inquiry into the mismanagement of state funds in state-owned enterprises met on Wednesday and was supposed to hear evidence from former South African Airways (SAA)…

[Govt of SA] The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, tasked with dealing with the Inquiry into the mismanagement of state funds in state-owned enterprises met on Wednesday and was supposed to hear evidence from former South African Airways (SAA) board Chairperson Ms Dudu Myeni.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Diamond Trust Bank to Issue Loans in 5 Days

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) Tanzania plans to issue credit to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) within five days as it launches a new promotional campaign.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) Tanzania plans to issue credit to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) within five days as it launches a new promotional campaign.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Chipenzi Notes Gaps in ConCourt Petition Hearings

Political and social commentator MacDonald Chipenzi has noted some gaps in the appeal process for petitions before the Constitutional Court. Chipenzi has taken issue with the lengthy of time it takes for the appeal to be disposed of and has … Continued

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Political and social commentator MacDonald Chipenzi has noted some gaps in the appeal process for petitions before the Constitutional Court. Chipenzi has taken issue with the lengthy of time it takes for the appeal to be disposed of and has cited the ongoing cases of Professor Nkandu Luo (Munali) and Margaret Mwanakatwe (Lusaka Central). ZAMBIA’S ELECTORAL JUSTICE SYSTEM UNINSPIRING Of late, I have been following the court sessions on parliamentary election petition appeals in the ConCourt. I have gotten a sense that electoral rights in this country are not respected rights and rarely enjoyed by citizens. Our justice system is too slow, frustrating and take electoral rights such as election petitions as any other ordinary issue that can be on court files for years. Yet, it is a known fact that elections are tied to time frame legally defined in the Constitution and other laws. A person is elected to serve in that elective position for only five years which are tied to the lifespan of an electoral cycle after which that person seeks a re-election or does other things away from the elections. Though the law demands that parliamentary electoral petitions be heard within 90 days, the law is silent on months the appeal must be heard and determined in the ConCourt which has been taken advantage of by those esteemed judges and lawyers. The recent decision by the ConCourt to send back Prof Nkandu Luo’s petition appeal to High Court to allow the trial judge to viewing the contested video which part of evidence in the case after spending so much time to make such a ruling on the part of the Court is an assault to electoral justice and violates both Prof Luo’s and Doreen Mwamba’s electoral rights to a speedy hearing and determination of their electoral grievances. Now, it will take another 30 days of waiting for the case to come back to the ConCourt on 24 March, 2018, whether for further hearing or determination, which is NOT very clear, only lawyers and judges know the happening on 24 March. Now imagine the agony that the petitioners are going through and the costs associated with such cases! What about the petitioned, Prof Nkandu Luo, Margaret Mwanakatwe, Shabula, et al? It is really an agonising act to appeal an election petition to the ConCourt in Zambia. For instance, Margaret Dudu Mhnago Mwanakatwe Vs Charlotte Scott ‘s appeal case which has not been put on a court’s course list to know when it comes either for determination or otherwise? What about the Itezhi-tezhi, Sioma, Nalolo et al…it is all quiet. It is truly a violation of electoral rights of the petitioned and petitioners to keep them on bay for years when they seek justice on their grievances without seeing justice on sight. Imagine having your seat nullified two years to the general elections or during the electoral buffer zone i.e the 180 days before the elections in which a by-election cannot be held? Would you say justice has been done? Of course no! Something urgent needs to be done in our electoral process to cure this BLATANT violation of electoral rights. Electoral reforms are the answer. Written by McDonald Chipenzi Electoral Expert The post Chipenzi Notes Gaps in ConCourt Petition Hearings appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Aggrieved OAU Staff Stop JAMB Mock Exam From Holding

[Premium Times] The striking non-teaching staff of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, under the aegis of Joint Action Committee, on Monday disrupted the mock examination that was scheduled to take place at the university.

[Premium Times] The striking non-teaching staff of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, under the aegis of Joint Action Committee, on Monday disrupted the mock examination that was scheduled to take place at the university.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Confusion Trails APC Tenure Extension for Oyegun, Others

[This Day] Abuja -Tuesday’s meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ended on a confusing note after the party, in contravention of its constitution, declared that it had extended the tenure of the Nation…

[This Day] Abuja -Tuesday's meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ended on a confusing note after the party, in contravention of its constitution, declared that it had extended the tenure of the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, other members of its National Working Committee (NWC), and that of the 36 state executive committees, including the FCT, by one year.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria