Govt Releases May Pay Dates For Civil Servants

[The Herald] Government has released May pay dates for civil servants, that will see members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police and the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services receiving their 2016 annual bonus. Members of the Zimbabwe National Army and…

[The Herald] Government has released May pay dates for civil servants, that will see members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police and the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services receiving their 2016 annual bonus. Members of the Zimbabwe National Army and Air Force of Zimbabwe, who got their bonuses last month, were paid their salaries for this month yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Govt Approves Command Irrigation Project

[The Herald] Cabinet has approved a special irrigation rehabilitation and development programme, which will see an additional 300 000 hectares of land being put under maize production to ensure national food security. The programme, which is an extensi…

[The Herald] Cabinet has approved a special irrigation rehabilitation and development programme, which will see an additional 300 000 hectares of land being put under maize production to ensure national food security. The programme, which is an extension of the hugely successful Command Agriculture, is expected to produce around 2,1 million tonnes of maize that will be set aside for national strategic grain reserve.

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Tobacco Sales Reaches 113 Million kilogrammes

[The Herald] Tobacco sales have reached a 113 million kilogrammes, with contract system dominating the marketing season. At least 60 049 farmers have sold their tobacco through the contract system, while 20 938 have used the auction system. According t…

[The Herald] Tobacco sales have reached a 113 million kilogrammes, with contract system dominating the marketing season. At least 60 049 farmers have sold their tobacco through the contract system, while 20 938 have used the auction system. According to the statistics released by the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board, farmers have to date realised $307 million, 27 percent higher than the $240 million realised during the same period last year.

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Work on Robert Mugabe University Begins

[The Herald] Bulawayo -The government has begun the process of setting up the Robert Mugabe University with the University of Zimbabwe expected to play a part in its establishment. The specialised skills university will be built in honour of President …

[The Herald] Bulawayo -The government has begun the process of setting up the Robert Mugabe University with the University of Zimbabwe expected to play a part in its establishment. The specialised skills university will be built in honour of President Mugabe's sterling contribution to the education sector. Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo recently said the university would be owned by the Robert Mugabe Foundation, which would be established in due course.

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Wealth of 5 Richest Nigerians Can End Extreme Poverty in Nigeria – Oxfam

[Premium Times] The Inequality report released by Oxfam International on Wednesday, revealed that the combined wealth of five richest Nigerians, put at $29.9 billion, could end extreme poverty in the country.

[Premium Times] The Inequality report released by Oxfam International on Wednesday, revealed that the combined wealth of five richest Nigerians, put at $29.9 billion, could end extreme poverty in the country.

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Social Security Agency ‘Has No Strategic Plan On Grants Takeover’

[News24Wire] The African National Congress in Scopa is “very concerned” by the South African Social Security Agency’s apparent lack of a plan to take over payment of social grants.

[News24Wire] The African National Congress in Scopa is "very concerned" by the South African Social Security Agency's apparent lack of a plan to take over payment of social grants.

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President to Launch Masvingo Highway Dualisation Project

[The Herald] Masvingo -President Mugabe is expected to officially launch the $1 billion Beitbridge-Harare and Harare-Chirundu highways dualisation project tomorrow, in a development likely to reduce carnage along one of Zimbabwe’s busiest roads. The ro…

[The Herald] Masvingo -President Mugabe is expected to officially launch the $1 billion Beitbridge-Harare and Harare-Chirundu highways dualisation project tomorrow, in a development likely to reduce carnage along one of Zimbabwe's busiest roads. The road will also boost trade on the continent, as well as unlock value for the country.

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Politburo Meeting Deferred

[The Herald] The Zanu-PF Politburo meeting which was today expected to seal the fate of the party’s national commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere has been postponed. The revolutionary party’s secretary for Administration Cde Ignatius Chombo confirmed the d…

[The Herald] The Zanu-PF Politburo meeting which was today expected to seal the fate of the party's national commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere has been postponed. The revolutionary party's secretary for Administration Cde Ignatius Chombo confirmed the development yesterday.

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‘Livestock Population Declines’

[The Herald] The livestock population has fallen by nearly 40 000 beasts since last year, the Department of Livestock Production and Veterinary Services has said. Addressing delegates attending a workshop on livestock production organised by the Zimbab…

[The Herald] The livestock population has fallen by nearly 40 000 beasts since last year, the Department of Livestock Production and Veterinary Services has said. Addressing delegates attending a workshop on livestock production organised by the Zimbabwe Agricultural Society, the department's principal livestock officer Mr Passmore Nyamadzawo emphasised the need for restocking to ensure food security as spelt out in the Food Security and Nutrition Cluster of Zim-Asset.

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House Queries Central Bank, Ministry Over Illegal Payments of U.S.$163 Million

[Guardian] Abuja -The House of Representatives Committee on Public Procurement yesterday queried the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over the payment of $163.7 million to pre-shipment inspection agents (PIAs) involved in the monitoring of crude oil and g…

[Guardian] Abuja -The House of Representatives Committee on Public Procurement yesterday queried the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over the payment of $163.7 million to pre-shipment inspection agents (PIAs) involved in the monitoring of crude oil and gas exports from Nigeria from 2009 to 2014 without the approval of the National Assembly.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria