Makarfi, Okowa , Others Meet Babangida, Niger Governor Ahead of PDP Convention

[This Day] Ahead of next the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the caretaker committee Chairman, Senate Ahmed Makarfi; the convention planning committee Chairman Ifeanyi Okowa and other top members of the party yesterday storme…

[This Day] Ahead of next the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the caretaker committee Chairman, Senate Ahmed Makarfi; the convention planning committee Chairman Ifeanyi Okowa and other top members of the party yesterday stormed Minna, the Niger State capital, during which they met separately with former military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd) and the state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

South African Architecture Precludes Jobs

[Daily Maverick] We need to turn the national dialogue away from owning “land” to owning “property”. The former is a rural conception: owning soil and the notions attached to that. The latter is a modern, urban idea that leads to real economic gains. W…

[Daily Maverick] We need to turn the national dialogue away from owning "land" to owning "property". The former is a rural conception: owning soil and the notions attached to that. The latter is a modern, urban idea that leads to real economic gains. With two-thirds of the population living in urban areas, what South Africa needs is urban reform.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Latest Illiteracy Shock Reveals Severe Teaching Deficiencies

[Daily Maverick] On Tuesday the news broke that about eight out of 10 Grade 4s were functionally illiterate. I raised my eyebrows, but I wasn’t all that surprised. I was really more relieved that what I’ve experienced and discussed anecdotally with col…

[Daily Maverick] On Tuesday the news broke that about eight out of 10 Grade 4s were functionally illiterate. I raised my eyebrows, but I wasn't all that surprised. I was really more relieved that what I've experienced and discussed anecdotally with colleagues is now substantiated in a controlled study. I also wondered how many university lecturers were truly surprised by this stat. Considering that universities are getting the strongest academic survivors of our education system, and, again, from anecdotal evidence and per

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Business Forum Doubles Efforts to Lure Investors

[VOA] Since taking office last month, Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has put economic revival at the center of his administration. He has gone a step further to state his resolve to re-engage the international community that had long been diseng…

[VOA] Since taking office last month, Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has put economic revival at the center of his administration. He has gone a step further to state his resolve to re-engage the international community that had long been disengaged by former president Robert Mugabe's regime.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Security Lessons From the KCB Heist

[Nation] On Sunday, November 19, a gang of thieves accessed the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) branch in Thika by digging a tunnel from an adjacent building before drilling holes into the safes and making away with Sh50 million.

[Nation] On Sunday, November 19, a gang of thieves accessed the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) branch in Thika by digging a tunnel from an adjacent building before drilling holes into the safes and making away with Sh50 million.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Kiplagat, Kirui to Defend Boston Titles

[Capital FM] Boston -Organisers of the Boston Marathon have confirmed that this year’s winners, Edna Kiplagat and Geoffrey Kirui, will defend their titles at the IAAF Gold Label road race on 16 April 2018.

[Capital FM] Boston -Organisers of the Boston Marathon have confirmed that this year's winners, Edna Kiplagat and Geoffrey Kirui, will defend their titles at the IAAF Gold Label road race on 16 April 2018.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya