Bitcoins Not Legal Tender in Nigeria, NDIC Warns

[Vanguard] The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has warned members of the banking public on the danger of digital currencies like Bitcoins, saying they are not legal tenders in Nigeria.

[Vanguard] The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has warned members of the banking public on the danger of digital currencies like Bitcoins, saying they are not legal tenders in Nigeria.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Ekwueme – Govt Not Bearing Cost of Treatment

[Vanguard] Ailing Second Republic Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme was yesterday flown abroad for continued medical treatment but the Federal Government will not bear the cost of the treatment. Sources told Vanguard that this was because the Federal Go…

[Vanguard] Ailing Second Republic Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme was yesterday flown abroad for continued medical treatment but the Federal Government will not bear the cost of the treatment. Sources told Vanguard that this was because the Federal Government has reneged on its promise to bear the full cost of treatment and transportation of the elder statesman to a hospital in London, and referred the issue to the Anambra State government where Ekwueme hails from.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Sacking of Teachers – My Govt’ll Not Bow to Threats – El-Rufai

[Vanguard] Recently, the Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai granted interview to syndicated radio stations in Kaduna where he addressed some of the controversial issues and policies of his administration.

[Vanguard] Recently, the Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai granted interview to syndicated radio stations in Kaduna where he addressed some of the controversial issues and policies of his administration.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Clause Used to Deny Registration to Association of Gay Mozambicans Declared Unconstitutional

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique’s Constitutional Council, the highest body in matters of constitutional law, has struck down as unconstitutional a clause in the Law on Associations which had been used as an excuse not to register the country’s sole associatio…

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's Constitutional Council, the highest body in matters of constitutional law, has struck down as unconstitutional a clause in the Law on Associations which had been used as an excuse not to register the country's sole association of gay, bisexual and transgender citizens, Lambda.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Tayali Takes On Lusambo: “Let Your Work Speak, Not Billboards”

Opposition leader Chilufya Tayali has advised Copperbelt minister Bowman Lusambo to concentrate on work than advertising himself on billboards. Tayali says Lusambo’s decision to put up billboards of his image on the Copperbelt amounts to pomposity. “Bowman has to know … Continued

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Opposition leader Chilufya Tayali has advised Copperbelt minister Bowman Lusambo to concentrate on work than advertising himself on billboards. Tayali says Lusambo’s decision to put up billboards of his image on the Copperbelt amounts to pomposity. “Bowman has to know that he can not be campaigning indirectly as a Minister. He should advertise himself through work and not billboards,” Tayali writes. Lusambo’s tenure as minister on the Copperbelt is shrouded in controversy and has included occasional fights with under cover NDC leader and PF Roan MP Chishimba Kambwili. The post Tayali Takes On Lusambo: “Let Your Work Speak, Not Billboards” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Presidency Responds to ‘Free Higher Education’ Newspaper Report

[Govt of SA] The story in the Sunday Times newspaper reporting that President Jacob Zuma was planning to announce free education in the State of the Nation Address in February this year and was stopped by the National Treasury is a fabrication.

[Govt of SA] The story in the Sunday Times newspaper reporting that President Jacob Zuma was planning to announce free education in the State of the Nation Address in February this year and was stopped by the National Treasury is a fabrication.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

What Role Can Carbon Tax Play to Achieve Climate Goals?

[The Herald] Since 2001 when Zimbabwe started to put a price on carbon for fuel, ostensibly to curb greenhouse gas emissions, petrol and diesel consumption has expanded rapidly ever since. For example, between 2009 and 2015, petrol and diesel use – a m…

[The Herald] Since 2001 when Zimbabwe started to put a price on carbon for fuel, ostensibly to curb greenhouse gas emissions, petrol and diesel consumption has expanded rapidly ever since. For example, between 2009 and 2015, petrol and diesel use - a major source of climate warming gases - climbed nearly 150 percent to 1,38 million litres each year, data from energy regulator ZERA shows, as Zimbabweans bought more cars.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Factionalism Hits Main Opposition Party

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Congress Party (MCP) officials in the northern region have said the party is facing the demon of factionalism and slate politics within its rank and file, the party’s Deputy Director of Economic and Planning Dr Cornelius Mwalwanda …

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Congress Party (MCP) officials in the northern region have said the party is facing the demon of factionalism and slate politics within its rank and file, the party's Deputy Director of Economic and Planning Dr Cornelius Mwalwanda has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi