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Former Adamawa Governor, Ngilari, Jailed Five Years for Corruption

Former Adamawa Governor, Ngilari, Jailed Five Years for Corruption

In the first high profile corruption ruling secured by the Muhammadu Buhari administration, a High Court in Yola, Adamawa State, on Monday sentenced a former governor of the state, James Bala Ngilari, to five years imprisonment without the option of fine. He was found guilty of corruption charges brought against him in September last year […]

South Africa: Rescue Plan for Boy Trapped Mine Shaft in Limbo

South Africa: Rescue Plan for Boy Trapped Mine Shaft in Limbo

It has been 10 days since Richard Thole fell into a disused mine shaft in Boksburg, and there is still no sign of a plan to get him out. On Monday, News24 made several attempts to reach the office of the Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina, to ask what the proposed plan of action would be […]

FG Creates Central Assets Register To Track MDAs’ Assets

FG Creates Central Assets Register To Track MDAs’ Assets

The federal government has launched an Asset Tracking and Management Project (ATMProject), a mechanism designed to enable it locate, identify, assess and evaluate all its moveable and fixed assets. The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosu, who unfolded this new initiative at the weekend, also disclosed that a central asset register would be created and […]

South Sudan: Soldiers Arrested for ‘Mass’ Rape

South Sudan: Soldiers Arrested for ‘Mass’ Rape

A senior South Sudanese military official says three soldiers suspected of mass rape have been arrested. Both rebels and government troops have been accused of committing war crimes. The alleged incident took place in Kubi village about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the capital of South Sudan, Juba. At a press conference held at army […]

Government Workers To Go On Strike As Mugabe Resumes Work

Government Workers To Go On Strike As Mugabe Resumes Work

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, who returned from his medical trip in Singapore Sunday morning, resumed work this Monday, the day civil servants go on strike for non-payment of their bonuses. In a report posted by AFP news agency on Sunday, Mugabe’s spokesman, George Charamba, confirmed his boss’s return from a “scheduled medical review” in Singapore adding […]

South Africa: Simbine Breaks Record In South Africa

South Africa: Simbine Breaks Record In South Africa

Akani Simbine made history on the track in Tshwane, Clarence Munyai smashed a long-standing national junior record and distance runner Melikhaya Frans broke new ground on the road in Uitenhage, on Saturday of records for South African athletics. Simbine was impressive, as he started off his season with a bang. The 23-year-old Rio Olympic finalist […]

Uganda : MTN To Recognise Women Entrepreneurs At the Women In Business Awards

Uganda : MTN To Recognise Women Entrepreneurs At the Women In Business Awards

MTN Uganda will this month recognize Ugandan women entrepreneurs for continuing to excel in businesses that have odds staked against them. The entrepreneurs will receive their recognition on March 17 at Kampala Serena, in what has been dubbed MTN Women in Business Awards 2017. Today March 3, as part of Inter- national Women’s day celebrations, […]

Ikeja Electric Announces Month Long Power Interruption

Ikeja Electric Announces Month Long Power Interruption

The management of Ikeja Electric (IE) has announced a planned one-month interruption in power supply to some areas within its network to enable maintenance work. Mr Felix Ofulue, the company’s Spokesman, told newsmen on Friday in Lagos that the interruption would take place from March 6 to April 4, the Guardian reports. Ofulue said the […]

Give Women Equal Chance On Merit In Poll

Give Women Equal Chance On Merit In Poll

In the 2013 General Election, a notable outcome was that voters decided not to elect any woman to the position of governor in all the 47 counties. The number of female candidates for all the positions was, in fact, lower than males due to fewer of them offering to run, but also because of corrupt […]

Osinbajo Assures On Kaduna Airport’s Readiness For International Flights

Osinbajo Assures On Kaduna Airport’s Readiness For International Flights

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo yesterday assured foreign and local airlines of the completion of ongoing work at the Kaduna International Airport before March 8, when the Abuja Airport will be closed to air traffic to allow for its runway rehabilitation. Fielding questions from Journalists, after an on the spot assessment of the airport in […]