Badiru, Dantata Are Future of Nigeria Polo, Says LPC President

[This Day] President of the Lagos Polo Club, Ade Laoye has described the performances of Timi Badiru and Selim Dantata at the just-concluded Lagos International Polo Tournament as hugely-impressive submitting that both teenagers are future of the game …

[This Day] President of the Lagos Polo Club, Ade Laoye has described the performances of Timi Badiru and Selim Dantata at the just-concluded Lagos International Polo Tournament as hugely-impressive submitting that both teenagers are future of the game in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

CCT Adjourns Saraki’s Trial to March 8

[Premium Times] The Code Of Conduct Tribunal on Tuesday adjourned the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki till March 8 to enable the defence reply to the prosecution’s written address.

[Premium Times] The Code Of Conduct Tribunal on Tuesday adjourned the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki till March 8 to enable the defence reply to the prosecution's written address.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Concern Over Debt as It Hits New Record of U.S.$40 Billion

[Nation] Kenya’s public debt has for the first time exceeded the Sh4.5 trillion mark, reflecting the Jubilee government’s increasing appetite for loans despite recent warnings over the pace at which the debt is accumulating.

[Nation] Kenya's public debt has for the first time exceeded the Sh4.5 trillion mark, reflecting the Jubilee government's increasing appetite for loans despite recent warnings over the pace at which the debt is accumulating.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Fiba World Cup Qualifiers – Rwanda Finishes Bottom After Loss to Uganda

[New Times] Rwanda lost 79-63 to Uganda on Sunday night in Bamako, Mali to finish bottom of Group B at the just concluded window one of the African qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

[New Times] Rwanda lost 79-63 to Uganda on Sunday night in Bamako, Mali to finish bottom of Group B at the just concluded window one of the African qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

East Africa Pushes Second-Hand Clothing Ban

[Deutsche Welle] Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda plan to ban all imports of second-hand clothing in order to strengthen their textile industry. But with the US threatening consequences, EAC leaders have agreed to a small compromise.

[Deutsche Welle] Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda plan to ban all imports of second-hand clothing in order to strengthen their textile industry. But with the US threatening consequences, EAC leaders have agreed to a small compromise.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Troops Rescue 1,127 Hostages From Boko Haram – Military

[Premium Times] Troops of the Nigeria military have rescued a total of 1,127 persons, including women and children being held under the captivity of Boko Haram insurgents from different parts of the Lake Chad region.

[Premium Times] Troops of the Nigeria military have rescued a total of 1,127 persons, including women and children being held under the captivity of Boko Haram insurgents from different parts of the Lake Chad region.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Governance of State-Owned Enterprises – Reforming the Unreformable?

[Daily Maverick] In countries where State-owned Enterprises are not performing well, including South Africa, the problem is less to do with the fact that they are in public hands as opposed to private ownership. It is about how they are governed. If th…

[Daily Maverick] In countries where State-owned Enterprises are not performing well, including South Africa, the problem is less to do with the fact that they are in public hands as opposed to private ownership. It is about how they are governed. If the quality of ministers that appoint boards of SoEs and who perform oversight role is poor, state entities will under-perform.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa