Hike in Excise Duty On Tobacco, Alcohol Will Reduce Abuse, Disease – CPC

[Premium Times] ?The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) said on Tuesday the federal government’s proposed increase in excise duty on alcoholic beverages and tobacco products would reduce risk of diseases.

[Premium Times] ?The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) said on Tuesday the federal government's proposed increase in excise duty on alcoholic beverages and tobacco products would reduce risk of diseases.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Political Party Funding – Judgment Reserved in ConCourt Case

[News24Wire] Non-profit organisation My Vote Counts argued in the Constitutional Court on Tuesday that it was critical for voters to know who funded political parties so they could be informed citizens and make the right decisions.

[News24Wire] Non-profit organisation My Vote Counts argued in the Constitutional Court on Tuesday that it was critical for voters to know who funded political parties so they could be informed citizens and make the right decisions.

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Lawyers, Activists March Against ‘Obnoxious’ Lagos Taxes

[Premium Times] Dozens of lawyers and civil society activists marched in Lagos, Tuesday, in protest of some new tax regimes introduced by the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode government.

[Premium Times] Dozens of lawyers and civil society activists marched in Lagos, Tuesday, in protest of some new tax regimes introduced by the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode government.

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Run-Off Election in Two Weeks After Final Results Announced

[VOA] Freetown – Sierra Leone will hold a runoff presidential election in two weeks after the country’s 16 candidates failed to clinch the 55 percent of votes necessary to win in the first round.

[VOA] Freetown - Sierra Leone will hold a runoff presidential election in two weeks after the country's 16 candidates failed to clinch the 55 percent of votes necessary to win in the first round.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

The Sassagate Saga – a Belated Announcement of an Earlier Death of the Spirit

[Daily Maverick] Another sorry instalment in the SassaGate saga took place in the Constitutional Court on Tuesday 6th March. It begged the question: how much longer must the judiciary intervene to remedy executive contempt for constitutional values and…

[Daily Maverick] Another sorry instalment in the SassaGate saga took place in the Constitutional Court on Tuesday 6th March. It begged the question: how much longer must the judiciary intervene to remedy executive contempt for constitutional values and principles? Answer: for as long as the ANC does not face the deeper truth emerging from the scandalous executive failures of SassaGate and the Gauteng Mental Health Marathon Project (Life Esidimeni). A truth that when Money and Power strike a deal, the real long-term interes

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Dog DNA Analysis Delays Case of Man Accused of Raping His Domestic Worker

[News24Wire] The case against a 41-year-old man, who allegedly raped his domestic worker and forced her to perform sexual acts with his dogs, has been postponed.

[News24Wire] The case against a 41-year-old man, who allegedly raped his domestic worker and forced her to perform sexual acts with his dogs, has been postponed.

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Byrd, O’briain in Sunshine Tour’s Rookie of the Year Race

[News24Wire] At face value, the Rookie of the Year race for the 2017/18 Sunshine Tour season seems to be a bit of a tortoise and hare affair between Zack Byrd of the United States and Neil O’Briain of Ireland.

[News24Wire] At face value, the Rookie of the Year race for the 2017/18 Sunshine Tour season seems to be a bit of a tortoise and hare affair between Zack Byrd of the United States and Neil O'Briain of Ireland.

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Voters Are Fair and Know Who to Blame – Selfe On DA’s Challenges

[News24Wire] DA federal council chairperson James Selfe believes the party’s recent challenges in the Western Cape won’t necessarily sway citizens in the 2019 elections, as voters are fair and know where to lay blame.

[News24Wire] DA federal council chairperson James Selfe believes the party's recent challenges in the Western Cape won't necessarily sway citizens in the 2019 elections, as voters are fair and know where to lay blame.

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