Herdsmen Continue Rampage, Kill 4 in Kaduna, 3 in Jos

[This Day] Kaduna, Jos, Makurdi and Minna -The onslaught of herdsmen against host communities continued at the weekend as they unleashed mayhem on some villages in Kaduna, Plateau and Benue States.

[This Day] Kaduna, Jos, Makurdi and Minna -The onslaught of herdsmen against host communities continued at the weekend as they unleashed mayhem on some villages in Kaduna, Plateau and Benue States.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Red Flags Regarding the Regulations for the State Capture Commission

[Daily Maverick] On Friday 9 February 2018, the regulations relating to the State Capture Commission were published in the Government Gazette. But several red flags should be raised in relation to their content and effect.

[Daily Maverick] On Friday 9 February 2018, the regulations relating to the State Capture Commission were published in the Government Gazette. But several red flags should be raised in relation to their content and effect.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Nairobi’s Water – 2 Claims About Losses & High Cost in Slums Evaluated

[Africa Check] Is nearly half of capital city’s water lost and do inhabitants of slums pay much more for water than those in swanky apartments? We judged two of governor Mike Sonko’s claims about Nairobi’s water supply

[Africa Check] Is nearly half of capital city's water lost and do inhabitants of slums pay much more for water than those in swanky apartments? We judged two of governor Mike Sonko's claims about Nairobi's water supply

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

PCNI Donates N2 Billion Building Materials, Medical Equipment to Borno

[This Day] Abuja -The Presidential Committee on North-East Initiative (PCNI) and the Presidential Committee for Victims Support Fund have donated building materials valued at N2 billion to the Borno State government towards the reconstruction of commun…

[This Day] Abuja -The Presidential Committee on North-East Initiative (PCNI) and the Presidential Committee for Victims Support Fund have donated building materials valued at N2 billion to the Borno State government towards the reconstruction of communities destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Senate, SGF Direct PTAD to Reinstate Sacked Directors

[This Day] Abuja -The Senate and the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), have both directed the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) to reinstate the five directors of the agency that were sacked last year.

[This Day] Abuja -The Senate and the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), have both directed the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) to reinstate the five directors of the agency that were sacked last year.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

How Good People Elect Bad Leaders

[This Day] It was George Jean Nathan (1882-1958) who said that “bad leaders are elected by good people who do not vote”. Born on Valentine’s Day in 1882, Nathan was an American drama critic and magazine editor. He was concerned about the degree of vote…

[This Day] It was George Jean Nathan (1882-1958) who said that "bad leaders are elected by good people who do not vote". Born on Valentine's Day in 1882, Nathan was an American drama critic and magazine editor. He was concerned about the degree of voter apathy in the 19th and 20th century America. Being confronted with (otherwise good) citizens who thumped their chests and celebrated the fact that they didn't participate in voting a failed leader, he argued that not participating in an election was actually a vote fo

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If Ramaphosa Can’t Do It, Let Parliament – Maimane

[News24Wire] DA leader Mmusi Maimane says Parliament should be allowed to do its job if the “talk shop” between ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa and President Jacob Zuma has not worked.

[News24Wire] DA leader Mmusi Maimane says Parliament should be allowed to do its job if the "talk shop" between ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa and President Jacob Zuma has not worked.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Koreas – Games On and Off the Field As Winter Olympics Offer a Chance to Thaw Relations

[Daily Maverick] Here we are again with the quadrennial Winter Olympic Games – this time in PyeongChang, South Korea. But some astonishing diplomatic developments may be an even bigger story than the games themselves. J. BROOKS SPECTOR takes a slalom d…

[Daily Maverick] Here we are again with the quadrennial Winter Olympic Games - this time in PyeongChang, South Korea. But some astonishing diplomatic developments may be an even bigger story than the games themselves. J. BROOKS SPECTOR takes a slalom down memory lane and looks at the North-South Korean developments as well as the fact that even South Africa is represented this year at the Olympics.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa