Why We Can’t Cut Interest Rate Now – Emefiele

[Leadership] Despite the several calls from the real sector for a cut in the benchmark interest rate, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN) Godwin Emefiele has reiterated the decision of the apex bank to hold rates saying a cut in rates wo…

[Leadership] Despite the several calls from the real sector for a cut in the benchmark interest rate, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN) Godwin Emefiele has reiterated the decision of the apex bank to hold rates saying a cut in rates would cause the economy to sink further into recession.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Drug-Resistant HIV Puts Strain On National Stocks

[The Herald] Increased cases of drug resistant HIV are contributing to shortages of Abacavier, a drug given to HIV positive people, who would have failed or reacted to initial drug combinations, thereby exerting pressure on traditional stocks of the dr…

[The Herald] Increased cases of drug resistant HIV are contributing to shortages of Abacavier, a drug given to HIV positive people, who would have failed or reacted to initial drug combinations, thereby exerting pressure on traditional stocks of the drug. Secretary for Health and Child Care Dr Gerald Gwinji said in an interview yesterday that the stock raptures of Abacavier could be because the number of people resistant to the HIV first line treatment had gone up.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Murehwa Crash Victims Named

[The Herald] Police have released the names of 10 people who died when a commuter omnibus evading a Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) checkpoint collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle in Murehwa on Monday morning. Thirteen other passengers were in…

[The Herald] Police have released the names of 10 people who died when a commuter omnibus evading a Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) checkpoint collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle in Murehwa on Monday morning. Thirteen other passengers were injured in the accident. Post-mortems were conducted at Murehwa Hospital yesterday and all the bodies were identified by their relatives.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Ekiti Judicial Commission Summons Fayemi, Others Ahead of Monday’s Opening Session

[Premium Times] The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the Ekiti State government to investigate allegations of fraud against a former governor, Kayode Fayemi, has slated the commencement of its proceedings for Monday, next week.

[Premium Times] The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the Ekiti State government to investigate allegations of fraud against a former governor, Kayode Fayemi, has slated the commencement of its proceedings for Monday, next week.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Nigeria’s Peju Alatise Wins FNB Art Prize 2017

[This is Africa] Peju Alatise is one of Nigeria’s leading visual artists. Her works were showcased at the 57th Venice Biennale where for the first time the Nigerian Pavilion was in place. Alatise’s works have been said to be “filled with strong societa…

[This is Africa] Peju Alatise is one of Nigeria's leading visual artists. Her works were showcased at the 57th Venice Biennale where for the first time the Nigerian Pavilion was in place. Alatise's works have been said to be "filled with strong societal narratives on the realities of life in Africa." She recently won the FNB Art Prize.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Police Chief Calls for Corruption Probe At Headquarters

[Monitor] Wakiso -The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen Kale Kayihura, has ordered the Police Professional Standards Unit commander to investigate corruption at police headquarters.

[Monitor] Wakiso -The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen Kale Kayihura, has ordered the Police Professional Standards Unit commander to investigate corruption at police headquarters.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Ghana Entered Only One Film for 2017 Oscars – Organisers

[Ghanaian Chronicle] Organizers of the 2017 Oscars, Foreign language edition, Ghana, have bemoaned the rate at which Ghanaian movie producers and directors are submitting their works for this year’s competition.

[Ghanaian Chronicle] Organizers of the 2017 Oscars, Foreign language edition, Ghana, have bemoaned the rate at which Ghanaian movie producers and directors are submitting their works for this year's competition.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana