On Silver Jubilee of June 12, Nigeria Needs a New Civic Coalition for Democracy

[Vanguard] 25 years after the military nullified the outcome of Nigeria’s democratic elections of June 12, 1993, the country, today led by another soldier from the past, marches into the future with its gaze firmly fixed backwards. Now as then, the cou…

[Vanguard] 25 years after the military nullified the outcome of Nigeria's democratic elections of June 12, 1993, the country, today led by another soldier from the past, marches into the future with its gaze firmly fixed backwards. Now as then, the country needs a committed civic coalition to show up and reclaim a space increasingly constrained by a regime that shows casual disregard for both democracy and the citizens from whom it receives its mandate to rule.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Amaechi Tackles Buhari Over Comment On Nigerian Civil War

[Vanguard] Nnewi -First Republic Aviation Minister and one of the remaining members of the Zikist Movement, Chief Mbazuruike Amaechi, yesterday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s attribution of the survival of the Igbos during the 30 months Nigerian civ…

[Vanguard] Nnewi -First Republic Aviation Minister and one of the remaining members of the Zikist Movement, Chief Mbazuruike Amaechi, yesterday said President Muhammadu Buhari's attribution of the survival of the Igbos during the 30 months Nigerian civil war to instructions allegedly given to soldiers of the Nigerian Army not to exterminate the Igbo race amounted to challenging God.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Abiola – Senate Should Watch Before It Leaps

[Vanguard] The enthusiasm of the Senate to lap up President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to honour Chief Moshood Abiola’s role in the evolvement of the nation’s democracy has again brought to bear the seemingly beggarly role of the legislature in the po…

[Vanguard] The enthusiasm of the Senate to lap up President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to honour Chief Moshood Abiola's role in the evolvement of the nation's democracy has again brought to bear the seemingly beggarly role of the legislature in the polity.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

May 29 Remains Nigeria’s Inauguration Day – Senate

[Leadership] The Senate yesterday agreed with President Muhammadu Buhari that June 12 every year will now be celebrated as Democracy Day, but, however, insisted that May 29 would retain its status as the inauguration date for elected public officers, f…

[Leadership] The Senate yesterday agreed with President Muhammadu Buhari that June 12 every year will now be celebrated as Democracy Day, but, however, insisted that May 29 would retain its status as the inauguration date for elected public officers, from the president to state governors.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

CBN Issues New Guidelines On China Currency Swap Transactions

[Leadership] The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released guidelines for the conduct of financial transactions under the recently federal government signed currency swap deal with the bank of China.

[Leadership] The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released guidelines for the conduct of financial transactions under the recently federal government signed currency swap deal with the bank of China.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Education Lifeline in Mali Under Attack – UNICEF

[VOA] The U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reports education in war-torn Mali is in a state of crisis and in urgent need of international support to repair the damaged education system and get children back to school.

[VOA] The U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) reports education in war-torn Mali is in a state of crisis and in urgent need of international support to repair the damaged education system and get children back to school.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

‘We Only Endorsed Mugabe as Candidate Out of Fear’

[New Zimbabwe] Former President Robert Mugabe so terrified Zanu PF supporters that most only publicly backed him out of fear for their very lives, the ruling party’s national chairperson has claimed.

[New Zimbabwe] Former President Robert Mugabe so terrified Zanu PF supporters that most only publicly backed him out of fear for their very lives, the ruling party's national chairperson has claimed.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Air Namibia Hits Nigeria’s Sky

[Vanguard] The new Air Namibia is to launch the Windhoek-Lagos-Accra, with the return routing from Accra-Lagos-Windhoek; and will reduce flight hours in West Africa by 60 per cent.

[Vanguard] The new Air Namibia is to launch the Windhoek-Lagos-Accra, with the return routing from Accra-Lagos-Windhoek; and will reduce flight hours in West Africa by 60 per cent.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Price for DNA Test to Reduce By Half

[New Times] Rwandanswill be paying less for DNA tests to establish parentage for children or get proof for rape and other gender-based crimes among other forms of evidence, thanks to a new forensic laboratory launched in Kigali.

[New Times] Rwandanswill be paying less for DNA tests to establish parentage for children or get proof for rape and other gender-based crimes among other forms of evidence, thanks to a new forensic laboratory launched in Kigali.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda