Corruption Undercuts Boko Haram Fight

[AfricaFocus] “Nigeria’s corrupt elites have profited from conflict; with oil prices at a record low, defence has provided new and lucrative opportunities for the country’s corrupt kleptocrats. Former military chiefs have stolen as much as US $15 billi…

[AfricaFocus] "Nigeria's corrupt elites have profited from conflict; with oil prices at a record low, defence has provided new and lucrative opportunities for the country's corrupt kleptocrats. Former military chiefs have stolen as much as US $15 billion - a sum equivalent to half of Nigeria's foreign currency reserves - through fraudulent arms procurement deals." - new report on "Weaponizing Tranparency"

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Mugabe’s Daughter, Priest, Appointed to Censorship Board

[News24Wire] President Robert Mugabe’s only daughter Bona has been appointed to the country’s Censorship Board, which determines which parts of steamy films the people of Zimbabwe can watch and which they can’t.

[News24Wire] President Robert Mugabe's only daughter Bona has been appointed to the country's Censorship Board, which determines which parts of steamy films the people of Zimbabwe can watch and which they can't.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Senate to Probe ‘False Attack’ On Leader

[Daily Trust] The Senate yesterday asked its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to look into a false story carried by two national dailies (excluding the Daily Trust), that reported that the Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan (APC, Yobe North…

[Daily Trust] The Senate yesterday asked its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to look into a false story carried by two national dailies (excluding the Daily Trust), that reported that the Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan (APC, Yobe North), was attacked by his constituents on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

NDDC Has Failed Niger Deltans – Jonathan

[Premium Times] Former President Goodluck Jonathan has criticised the Niger Delta Development Commission, saying the agency has failed to provide the needed infrastructural development in the region.

[Premium Times] Former President Goodluck Jonathan has criticised the Niger Delta Development Commission, saying the agency has failed to provide the needed infrastructural development in the region.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Transporters, Artisans Protest Ekiti Fuel Scarcity

[Premium Times] Transport unions and artisans on Wednesday trooped to the streets in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital to protest the continued scarcity of petrol, as a result of a strike by oil markets which entered has entered its 10th day.

[Premium Times] Transport unions and artisans on Wednesday trooped to the streets in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital to protest the continued scarcity of petrol, as a result of a strike by oil markets which entered has entered its 10th day.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Court Grants Former NNPC Boss, Yakubu, Permission to Travel Abroad

[Premium Times] The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday granted Andrew Yakubu, former Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) permission to travel abroad for medical treatment.

[Premium Times] The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday granted Andrew Yakubu, former Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) permission to travel abroad for medical treatment.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Nsangi Town – Home to Buganda’s Coronation Site

[Monitor] Nsangi is a sub-county located on the tarmacked, all-weather Kampala – Masaka Highway. It is located approximately 20 kilometres west of Kampala by road. The exact population of Nsangi is not known as at February 2015.

[Monitor] Nsangi is a sub-county located on the tarmacked, all-weather Kampala - Masaka Highway. It is located approximately 20 kilometres west of Kampala by road. The exact population of Nsangi is not known as at February 2015.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Disturbing Coup Rumours From the Nigerian Military

[Vanguard] We wouldn’t have attached any attention to it if the news of a purported coup – planning from a section of Nigerian soldiers was not credited to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Lieutenant Genera T.Y. Buratai himself. And to underscore the …

[Vanguard] We wouldn't have attached any attention to it if the news of a purported coup - planning from a section of Nigerian soldiers was not credited to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Lieutenant Genera T.Y. Buratai himself. And to underscore the seriousness of the matter, the British Ambassador to Nigeria also corroborated the news - item. If the disturbing news was credited to other sources, we would have waved it aside as one of the wild - rumours.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt Constitutes 29-Member National Minimum Wage Committee

[Guardian] The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the setting up of a 29-member National Minimum Wage Committee to negotiate and arrive at a new minimum wage in the country.

[Guardian] The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the setting up of a 29-member National Minimum Wage Committee to negotiate and arrive at a new minimum wage in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria