20 Years On, Fela Is Alive and Strong

[Premium Times] If Fela were still alive, he would have been 79 on October 15, but he’s not: he died on this day in 1997. I remember that day clearly, the news broke on a Saturday evening, my dad had gone out and he was just returning home when we hear…

[Premium Times] If Fela were still alive, he would have been 79 on October 15, but he's not: he died on this day in 1997. I remember that day clearly, the news broke on a Saturday evening, my dad had gone out and he was just returning home when we heard the announcement on the radio, Raypower 100.5 FM, I believe it was. My dad, equally a huge fan of Fela, said, "so this man eventually died". It had been reported that Fela was sick and had been hospitalized. We heard reports that he had become stable and was showing signs

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Timol’s Cousin Fought Tears During Funeral Fearing Arrest

[News24Wire] The cousin of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol wept as he recalled how he could not shed a tear when he saw Timol’s wounded lifeless body because it would put him at risk of arrest by the security branch police.

[News24Wire] The cousin of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol wept as he recalled how he could not shed a tear when he saw Timol's wounded lifeless body because it would put him at risk of arrest by the security branch police.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Nis – No National ID Registration, No Int’l Passport From 2018

[This Day] Abuja -The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Tuesday in Abuja said beginning from January 2018, any citizen who does not possess National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) number can no longer obtain or renew international passport.

[This Day] Abuja -The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Tuesday in Abuja said beginning from January 2018, any citizen who does not possess National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) number can no longer obtain or renew international passport.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

They Stripped My House Bare – Jonathan

[Vanguard] Former President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, said, yesterday, that his house in Gwarimpa, Abuja, was stripped bare by thieves who carted away all movable items in the house.

[Vanguard] Former President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, said, yesterday, that his house in Gwarimpa, Abuja, was stripped bare by thieves who carted away all movable items in the house.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Deputy Speaker Blocks BOU Parliamentary Investigation

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah has halted a proposed parliament investigation of Bank of Uganda (BOU) in relation to circumstances leading to the closure of Crane Bank. He cited sub judice.

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah has halted a proposed parliament investigation of Bank of Uganda (BOU) in relation to circumstances leading to the closure of Crane Bank. He cited sub judice.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Crane Bank Wasted Billions in Dubious Software Deals

[Observer] The forensic preliminary report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) into the mismanagement of Crane bank shows payments were made for software that was never supplied and sometimes money paid in billions would be withdrawn on the same day, write…

[Observer] The forensic preliminary report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) into the mismanagement of Crane bank shows payments were made for software that was never supplied and sometimes money paid in billions would be withdrawn on the same day, writes ALON MWESIGWA.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

No Identity Number, No Passport From 2018 – NIS Boss

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Federal Government has said that anybody that does not have identification number from the National Identification Management Commission, NIMC, from 1st January 2018 would not be issued the Nigerian passport.

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Federal Government has said that anybody that does not have identification number from the National Identification Management Commission, NIMC, from 1st January 2018 would not be issued the Nigerian passport.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

President Okayed Crane Bank Closure – Central Bank Governor

[Monitor] Kampala -The Bank of Uganda Governor, Mr Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, has revealed that President Museveni gave the “go ahead” to close Crane Bank whose management the central bank took over last October due to its under-capitalisation.

[Monitor] Kampala -The Bank of Uganda Governor, Mr Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, has revealed that President Museveni gave the "go ahead" to close Crane Bank whose management the central bank took over last October due to its under-capitalisation.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

CS Omamo Says Documents Linking Military to Rigging Plot Fake

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Ministry of Defence has dismissed as fake, documents presented to media by the National Super Alliance as a proof that the military will be used to rig the polls in favour of Jubilee.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Ministry of Defence has dismissed as fake, documents presented to media by the National Super Alliance as a proof that the military will be used to rig the polls in favour of Jubilee.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya