Buhari Scraps Special Intervention Funds for Tertiary Institutions

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that Tertiary Education Trust Fund’s special intervention funds given to tertiary institutions across the country be excluded in 2017 due to past abuses.

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that Tertiary Education Trust Fund's special intervention funds given to tertiary institutions across the country be excluded in 2017 due to past abuses.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

South Africa to Become First African Country to Legalise Cannabis

[This is Africa] South Africa is a country of many firsts. The rainbow nation will soon become the first African country to legalise cannabis sativa popularly called marijuana. The legislation is based strictly on medical grounds. The country’s Medicin…

[This is Africa] South Africa is a country of many firsts. The rainbow nation will soon become the first African country to legalise cannabis sativa popularly called marijuana. The legislation is based strictly on medical grounds. The country's Medicines Control Council (MCC) stated that it would soon publish its proposed guidelines on cannabis production for medicinal use.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

UN Security Council Calls for Immediate Investigation Into Recent Violence in DR Congo’s Kasai Region

[UN News] The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the recent spate of violence in the south-central Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), calling on the Government to “immediately dispatch a credible and imparti…

[UN News] The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the recent spate of violence in the south-central Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), calling on the Government to "immediately dispatch a credible and impartial investigation."

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

MacArthur Awards Journalism and Media Grants to Advance Accountability and Transparency in Nigeria

[MacArthur Foundation] Chicago -MacArthur announced today $5 million in journalism and media funding to advance anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria. The grants are part of the Foundation’s On Nigeria grantmaking, which seeks to create a new atmosphere o…

[MacArthur Foundation] Chicago -MacArthur announced today $5 million in journalism and media funding to advance anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria. The grants are part of the Foundation's On Nigeria grantmaking, which seeks to create a new atmosphere of accountability, transparency, and good governance in the country by strengthening Nigerian-led anti-corruption efforts and reducing retail or "petty" corruption in key sectors.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Why I’m Shooting 10 Days in Sun City – Ay Makun

[Premium Times] Talented Nigerian comedian and filmmaker, Ayo Makun, aka AY, recently shot a beauty pageant scene in his latest movie, 10 Days in Sun City at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos.

[Premium Times] Talented Nigerian comedian and filmmaker, Ayo Makun, aka AY, recently shot a beauty pageant scene in his latest movie, 10 Days in Sun City at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

We Have to Unite Now – New Acting DA Western Cape Leader

[News24Wire] New acting DA leader in the Western Cape Bonginkosi Madikizela says the DA now has to unite and embrace its diversity following a bruising week for the party in the province.

[News24Wire] New acting DA leader in the Western Cape Bonginkosi Madikizela says the DA now has to unite and embrace its diversity following a bruising week for the party in the province.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Storm Reduces Joburg Open to 54 Holes

[News24Wire] A thunderstorm hit Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club on Saturday to cause yet another delay to the Joburg Open – this time reducing the tournament to 54 holes instead of the regulation 72.

[News24Wire] A thunderstorm hit Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club on Saturday to cause yet another delay to the Joburg Open - this time reducing the tournament to 54 holes instead of the regulation 72.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa