Lagos APC Primaries Disrupted Over ‘Consensus Candidates’

[Daily Trust] Lagos -The much-awaited local government primaries of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos State was brought to an abrupt end yesterday a clash broke out within the main bowl of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere where the exercise w…

[Daily Trust] Lagos -The much-awaited local government primaries of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos State was brought to an abrupt end yesterday a clash broke out within the main bowl of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere where the exercise was being held.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Minimum Wage, Maximum Wahala – II

[Daily Trust] From last week, I embarked on a critique of the current quest by labour leaders for an increase in minimum wage. I considered the fact that only the public sector could envisage such an increase given that they have taxpayers’ money and p…

[Daily Trust] From last week, I embarked on a critique of the current quest by labour leaders for an increase in minimum wage. I considered the fact that only the public sector could envisage such an increase given that they have taxpayers' money and proceeds of natural resources to dip hands into. Also, I considered the fact that a good proportion of the civil service is unproductive and that we have a huge problem with 'ghost workers'; an idea by which top officers collect salaries and emoluments of workers who don't

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Igbos Urged Not to Take Up Arms

[Daily Trust] The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has urged Ndigbo not to allow themselves to be provoked into any armed struggle, but to continue to sustain peaceful agitation for equity and justice within the Nigerian commonwealth.

[Daily Trust] The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has urged Ndigbo not to allow themselves to be provoked into any armed struggle, but to continue to sustain peaceful agitation for equity and justice within the Nigerian commonwealth.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Increase Our Grant, Leap Beneficiaries Appeal to Government

[Ghana Star] Beneficiaries under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme in the Tano South District of Brong-Ahafo Region, have appealed to the government to increase the quantum of the grant given them to enhance their socio-econom…

[Ghana Star] Beneficiaries under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme in the Tano South District of Brong-Ahafo Region, have appealed to the government to increase the quantum of the grant given them to enhance their socio-economic wellbeing.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Two Years in Power – We Have Reasons to Celebrate – Ruling Party

[Daily Trust] The National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, says the government and the party have reasons to celebrate if the situation of Nigeria is looked at “closely”.

[Daily Trust] The National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, says the government and the party have reasons to celebrate if the situation of Nigeria is looked at "closely".

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Hard to Tell Kenyatta, Odinga’s Presidential Campaign Strategies Apart

[East African] The leading presidential candidates in Kenya’s general election, Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, appear to have adopted similar campaign strategies — splitting up into several campaign teams to capture the 19 million votes up for grabs.

[East African] The leading presidential candidates in Kenya's general election, Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, appear to have adopted similar campaign strategies -- splitting up into several campaign teams to capture the 19 million votes up for grabs.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Reggae Star Gramps Morgan Unveiled As Ambassador

[Ghana Star] Roy ‘Gramps’ Morgan, leading member of US-based family reggae group Morgan Heritage, was on Tuesday, May 23, unveiled in Accra as an Ambassador of the 2017 Pan African Historical Theatre Festival, PANAFEST.

[Ghana Star] Roy 'Gramps' Morgan, leading member of US-based family reggae group Morgan Heritage, was on Tuesday, May 23, unveiled in Accra as an Ambassador of the 2017 Pan African Historical Theatre Festival, PANAFEST.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Uganda, Tanzania Oil Pipeline Deal Unlocks More Funding Options

[East African] The pipeline that will take crude oil from Uganda to export markets has moved closer to financial closure after the waiver of taxes on the product by Tanzania paved the way for the signing of a bilateral agreement between the two countries.

[East African] The pipeline that will take crude oil from Uganda to export markets has moved closer to financial closure after the waiver of taxes on the product by Tanzania paved the way for the signing of a bilateral agreement between the two countries.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania