Senators Question Fashola, Ministry Over N888 Million Vehicles Budget

[Premium Times] The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, was absent at Monday’s budget defence as senators alleged duplication of items in the 2018 budget estimates as well as padding of proposed expenditures.

[Premium Times] The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, was absent at Monday's budget defence as senators alleged duplication of items in the 2018 budget estimates as well as padding of proposed expenditures.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

#ANCdecides2017 – On CR17’s Home Turf, Family and Neighbours Put Their Faith in a Rand-Friendly Presidency for One of Their Own

[Daily Maverick] Hundreds of Soweto residents celebrated Cyril Ramaphosa’s ascendency to the ANC presidency with his relatives outside the family home in Chiawelo on Monday night. By BHEKI SIMELANE.

[Daily Maverick] Hundreds of Soweto residents celebrated Cyril Ramaphosa's ascendency to the ANC presidency with his relatives outside the family home in Chiawelo on Monday night. By BHEKI SIMELANE.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Senate Roundtable On Drugs – CSO’s Calls for Ban On Codeine Importation

[Daily Trust] Kano -Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Kano state in collaboration with Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) have stormed the venue of the Senate’s roundtable meeting on drug abuse in Nigeria holding in Kano with placar…

[Daily Trust] Kano -Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Kano state in collaboration with Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) have stormed the venue of the Senate's roundtable meeting on drug abuse in Nigeria holding in Kano with placards and banners to register their solidarity on the measures taken by the senate to address the issue of drug abuse in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Bid for Ecowas Membership – Morocco’s Fate Hangs in the Balance

[Daily Trust] Morocco’s bid to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) hung in the balance last weekend as the regional leaders could not reach a conclusion on the Kingdom’s application.

[Daily Trust] Morocco's bid to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) hung in the balance last weekend as the regional leaders could not reach a conclusion on the Kingdom's application.

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

Harambee Stars Promised Sh50mn for Afcon Qualification

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Deputy President William Ruto has promised that the government will reward the national football team Harambee Stars with Sh50mn if they qualify for the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Deputy President William Ruto has promised that the government will reward the national football team Harambee Stars with Sh50mn if they qualify for the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Women Must Go Back to Trenches for Leadership Positions – Lindiwe Zulu

[News24Wire] A disappointed minister of small business and senior African National Congress member Lindiwe Zulu said women must go back to the trenches to ensure greater representation in the ANC’s leadership structures.

[News24Wire] A disappointed minister of small business and senior African National Congress member Lindiwe Zulu said women must go back to the trenches to ensure greater representation in the ANC's leadership structures.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Private Banks Rejoice, Uncertain Future Awaits

[Addis Fortune] This past year, the banking industry has seen itself fettered in the vortex of obstacles from the forex crunch to the political unrests engulfing the country. The crisis, though, did not hold the banks back from breaking the shackles an…

[Addis Fortune] This past year, the banking industry has seen itself fettered in the vortex of obstacles from the forex crunch to the political unrests engulfing the country. The crisis, though, did not hold the banks back from breaking the shackles and coming out looking good. They have registered a record high growth rate in six years coupled with accelerated branch expansions. SAMSON BERHANE, FORTUNE STAFF WRITER, gives an insight into the private banking sector which is gearing up for a fuzzy future with the governmen

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Attorney General Tunes Six-Decade-Old Bankruptcy Law

[Addis Fortune] The Office of the Attorney General amended the six-decade-old bankruptcy law in the aspects of discharge schemes, prioritisation of creditors, and contract enforcement.

[Addis Fortune] The Office of the Attorney General amended the six-decade-old bankruptcy law in the aspects of discharge schemes, prioritisation of creditors, and contract enforcement.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia