Tambuwal – North Not Opposed to Restructuring

[This Day] Abuja and Kaduna -Sokoto State Governor, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Wednesday dismissed the widely held perception that the North was opposed to restructuring because it is the biggest beneficiary of the current socio-political and economic…

[This Day] Abuja and Kaduna -Sokoto State Governor, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Wednesday dismissed the widely held perception that the North was opposed to restructuring because it is the biggest beneficiary of the current socio-political and economic structure in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Troops Evacuate Soldier Killed in Boko Haram Gun Battle, Neutralise Sect

[This Day] Abuja and Maiduguri -The Nigerian Army wednesday said military troops fighting insurgency in the North-east have evacuated one soldier killed during a gun battle with Boko Haram terrorists in Gwoza, Borno State.

[This Day] Abuja and Maiduguri -The Nigerian Army wednesday said military troops fighting insurgency in the North-east have evacuated one soldier killed during a gun battle with Boko Haram terrorists in Gwoza, Borno State.

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Govt Clears Ubteb to Assess Post-O’level Certificate Programmes

[Observer] The ministry of Education and Sports has agreed with the solicitor general that all students pursuing post-O’level certificate programmes be assessed nationally by the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (Ubteb).

[Observer] The ministry of Education and Sports has agreed with the solicitor general that all students pursuing post-O'level certificate programmes be assessed nationally by the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (Ubteb).

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Oluwatayo – Mental Health Issues Can Impair Performance At Work

[This Day] As part of efforts to create awareness on the consequences of mental health issues on Nigerians and the economy, a mental health expert and the Chief Executive Officer, The Retreat Healthcare, Dr. Olufemi Oluwatayo, has called on the citizen…

[This Day] As part of efforts to create awareness on the consequences of mental health issues on Nigerians and the economy, a mental health expert and the Chief Executive Officer, The Retreat Healthcare, Dr. Olufemi Oluwatayo, has called on the citizens to avoid factors that cause mental health issues.

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State of Threatened Emergency Ends

The threatened state or emergency has come to an end after the 90 day window from the date off approval by parliament. President Edgar Lungu declared the threatened state of emergency on July 5 in the aftermath of the burning … Continued

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The threatened state or emergency has come to an end after the 90 day window from the date off approval by parliament. President Edgar Lungu declared the threatened state of emergency on July 5 in the aftermath of the burning down of City Market by unknown people suspected to have had a political motive. The state of emergency was approved by parliament on July 11 taking effect but legally it cannot last beyond 90 days without being reviewed. Justice Minister Given Lubinda appealed to the citizenry not to use the lapse of the state of threatened emergency to fan anarchy. He said law enforcement agencies would remain on alert despite the state of threatened emergency coming to a close. Article 31 [Declaration Relating to Threatened Emergency] (1) The President may at any time by the Proclamation published in the Gazette declare that a situation exists which, if it is allowed to continue may lead to a state of public emergency. (2) A declaration made under clause (1) of this Article shall cease to have effect on the expiration of a period of seven days commencing with the day on which the declaration is made unless, before the expiration of such period, it has been approved by a resolution of the National Assembly supported by a majority of all the members thereof not counting the Speaker. (3) In reckoning any period of seven days for the purpose of clause (2) no account shall be taken of any time during which Parliament is dissolved. (4) A declaration made under clause (1), may, at any time before it has been approved by a resolution of the National Assembly, be revoked by the President by Proclamation published in the Gazette. (5) Subject to clause (6) a resolution of the National Assembly under clause (2) shall continue in force until the expiration of a period of three months commencing with the date of it’s being approved or until revoked on an earlier date of its being so approved or until such earlier date as may be specified in the resolution. (6) The National Assembly may by resolution, at any time revoke a resolution made by it under this Article. (7) Whenever an election to the office of President results in a change in the holder of that office, any declaration made under this Article and in force immediately before the day on which the President assumes office, shall cease to have effect on the expiration of seven days commencing with that day. (8) The expiration or revocation of any declaration or resolution made under this Article shall not affect the validity of anything previously done in reliance on such declaration. The post State of Threatened Emergency Ends appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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More U.S. Backing ‘Forthcoming’ for Buhari’s Drives Against Corruption & Boko Haram – New Ambassador

[allAfrica] The Nigerian embassy in Washington, DC – arguably one of the country’s key diplomatic outposts – has an ambassador at the helm for the first time since Professor Adebowale Adefuye died unexpectedly two years ago, after serving as Nigeria’s …

[allAfrica] The Nigerian embassy in Washington, DC - arguably one of the country's key diplomatic outposts - has an ambassador at the helm for the first time since Professor Adebowale Adefuye died unexpectedly two years ago, after serving as Nigeria's envoy to the United States for five years. Hassan Mohammed Hassan, a career diplomat, took up his assignment last month as deputy chief of mission with the rank of ambassador -- more than two years after President Mohammadu Buhari took office.

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External Borrowing – Buhari Mortgaging Our Future, Warns PDP

[This Day] Abuja and Ado-Ekiti -The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed concern over the move by President Muhammadu Buhari to obtain a foreign loan to the tune of $5.5 billion.

[This Day] Abuja and Ado-Ekiti -The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed concern over the move by President Muhammadu Buhari to obtain a foreign loan to the tune of $5.5 billion.

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Inflation of 0.24% in September

[AIM] Maputo -After several months of falling prices, September saw inflation in Mozambique of 0.24 per cent, as measured by the consumer price indices in the three largest cities (Maputo, Nampula and Beira).

[AIM] Maputo -After several months of falling prices, September saw inflation in Mozambique of 0.24 per cent, as measured by the consumer price indices in the three largest cities (Maputo, Nampula and Beira).

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Court Orders Permanent Forfeiture of Former Oil Minister’s 56 Properties

[This Day] A Federal High Court in Lagos Wednesday ordered the permanent forfeiture of 56 properties situated in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja, valued at $21,982,224 (about N6.7 billion) and allegedly linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources…

[This Day] A Federal High Court in Lagos Wednesday ordered the permanent forfeiture of 56 properties situated in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja, valued at $21,982,224 (about N6.7 billion) and allegedly linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to the federal government.

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