‘Why Buhari’s Economic Policy Will Fail’

[Guardian] Despite the efforts to revamp the economy of the nation by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN), has declared that the process will fail due to poor research culture and crit…

[Guardian] Despite the efforts to revamp the economy of the nation by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN), has declared that the process will fail due to poor research culture and critical infrastructure.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Former Edo Deputy Speaker, Ativie Apologizes to Oshiomhole

[Vanguard] Immediate past Deputy Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Mrs Elizabeth Ativie yesterday distanced herself from a publication by her counsel, Olayiwola Afolabi, which called for a court action against immediate past governor of the state…

[Vanguard] Immediate past Deputy Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Mrs Elizabeth Ativie yesterday distanced herself from a publication by her counsel, Olayiwola Afolabi, which called for a court action against immediate past governor of the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole for denying handing over four vehicles to Mrs Ativie.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Davido Is Superior to Wizkid, Says Danagog

[Vanguard] Following the ongoing supremacy battle between Wizkid and Davido, HKN singer, Danagog, has blatantly declared that irrespective of public opinion, Davido is actually superior to Wizkid in the Nigerian music industry.

[Vanguard] Following the ongoing supremacy battle between Wizkid and Davido, HKN singer, Danagog, has blatantly declared that irrespective of public opinion, Davido is actually superior to Wizkid in the Nigerian music industry.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Numsa Welcomes Public Protector Investigation Into SAA

[News24Wire] The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has welcomed the Public Protectors decision to investigate maladministration, corruption and tender irregularities at South Africa Airways.

[News24Wire] The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has welcomed the Public Protectors decision to investigate maladministration, corruption and tender irregularities at South Africa Airways.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Police Officer Dies After Being Struck By Car

[News24Wire] The city of Johannesburg has called on motorists to stop speeding after a Johannesburg Metro Police Department Officer was run over and killed while on point duty on Friday.

[News24Wire] The city of Johannesburg has called on motorists to stop speeding after a Johannesburg Metro Police Department Officer was run over and killed while on point duty on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Antonio Mwanza: Lesson From Kenya

The nullification of Uhuru Kenyatta’s election by the Supreme Court of Kenya is a landmark decision that must be applauded by all those that believe in democracy and justice. As a nation there are serious lessons we can draw from … Continued

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The nullification of Uhuru Kenyatta’s election by the Supreme Court of Kenya is a landmark decision that must be applauded by all those that believe in democracy and justice. As a nation there are serious lessons we can draw from what has happened in Kenya. 1. The Kenyan judges have affirmed what we have always been saying, that elections are a PROCESS and NOT an EVENT thus the outcome of an election is usually affected by what happens in the pre-election phase and not necessarily what happens on the polling day. Rigging of an election must not be attributed to just what happens on the actual polling day but to everything that happens throughout the pre-election phase. For this reason, we must always advocate for levelling of the electoral field by ensuring among others equal, fair and balanced coverage of all political parties especially by the public media as demanded for in Article 50 of our Republican Constitution; fair application of the Public Order Act; Reviewing of the Republican Constitution as well as the Electoral Process Act No.35 of 2016 to strengthen the independence of the Electoral Commission of Zambia and improve its efficiency to ensure the delivery of free, fair and credible elections. 2. We must reform our Judiciary to root out political interference and corruption as far as judgments and delivery of justice is concerned. We must demand for clear separation of powers and the independence of our governance institutions such as the Judiciary, the Electoral Commission of Zambia, the Zambia Police and others. Equally, we must demand a review of the role and effectiveness of the Judicial Complaints Commission. In its current form, the Judicial Complaints Commission is a moribund institution that is serving the interests of the judges and not the interests of the public. 3. We need to steamline and devise a clear system in which a presidential election petition must be handled to avoid a miscarriage of justice through the abuse of technical legal jargons or lacunas in the Constitution. Further, we need to review our Republican Constitution to put a clear time frame within which election petitions in this case, parliamentary petitions must be disposed of. We have cases such as the cases of Ms. Nkandu Luo and Ms. Margaret Mwanakatwe whose seats have been nullified by the High Court yet they continue to operate as MPs because there is no time frame indicating clearly when these cases will be concluded. These cases may go on and on till 2021. In conclusion, the nullification of Uhuru Kenyatta’s election has again put so called international elections observers in bad light. It is a reminder that you cannot sit in a plush hotel room in the capital city of a foreign state for two weeks or two days as an observer and claim that elections are free and fair without putting into serious consideration the happenings in the pre-election phase. That is an insult to the intelligence of the electorates. Issued by Antonio Mwanza, FDD Deputy National Secretary and Party Spokesperson. Antonio Mourinho Mwanza The post Antonio Mwanza: Lesson From Kenya appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Werner Under Fire – Senate Declares Vote of No Confidence Over Social Media Post Featured

[The Capitol Times] The Plenary of the Liberia Senate yesterday at the Capitol Building declared a vote of no confidence on the Minister of Education George Werner.

[The Capitol Times] The Plenary of the Liberia Senate yesterday at the Capitol Building declared a vote of no confidence on the Minister of Education George Werner.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Gen. Ziankahn Warns Soldiers Against Partisan Activities

[The Capitol Times] As the Presidential and Representatives elections approach, the security sector continues to boost its readiness in order to see the process successful.

[The Capitol Times] As the Presidential and Representatives elections approach, the security sector continues to boost its readiness in order to see the process successful.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia