Govt to Review NNPC’s $6bn Oil Swaps – Kachikwu

[This Day] Apparently scandalised by the acute petrol scarcity, which marred the Yuletide celebrations, the federal government is set to review the $6 billion Direct Sale-Direct Purchase (DSDP) contracts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (…

[This Day] Apparently scandalised by the acute petrol scarcity, which marred the Yuletide celebrations, the federal government is set to review the $6 billion Direct Sale-Direct Purchase (DSDP) contracts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Another Grim Year for Journalists and Journalism – Somali Journalist Union

[NUSOJ] 2017 has turned out to be another anus horribilis for journalists throughout Somalia. The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) recorded during the year four journalists killed, 12 wounded, while 22 journalists were arrested and 8 beaten…

[NUSOJ] 2017 has turned out to be another anus horribilis for journalists throughout Somalia. The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) recorded during the year four journalists killed, 12 wounded, while 22 journalists were arrested and 8 beaten up, or threatened with death or imprisonment.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Buhari Rejects Restructuring Nigeria

[Premium Times] In his New Year address to the nation, President Muhammadu Buhari dismissed calls for a holistic new look at Nigeria’s political structure, saying he does not see it as a priority.

[Premium Times] In his New Year address to the nation, President Muhammadu Buhari dismissed calls for a holistic new look at Nigeria's political structure, saying he does not see it as a priority.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Malawi Has ‘Mercenary’ CSOs, Says Human Rights Defender

[Nyasa Times] Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) executive director Timothy Mtambo has said Malawi government is employing tactics to stifle civic society from carrying out its watchdog role as well as pushing for good governance.

[Nyasa Times] Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) executive director Timothy Mtambo has said Malawi government is employing tactics to stifle civic society from carrying out its watchdog role as well as pushing for good governance.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi