Latest News April 11, 2016
April 11, 2016
news From All Africa
- Africa: Africa Considers Introducing Common Passport by 2018
[Namibian] NAMIBIA and other African states are considering the possibility of a common passport for the continent by 2018.
- Nigeria: Court Adjourns Hearing On Mile 12 Riot
[Guardian] A Lagos Magistrate Court sitting in Ikeja has fixed May 23, 2016 for continuation of hearing in the suit filed against the suspects arrested in connection with the March 3 Mile 12 market riot.
- Nigeria: Kaduna State's Poultry Project Will Produce One Million Eggs Weekly
[Guardian] Officials of Olam International have disclosed that the $130 million feed mill, breeding farms and hatchery whose foundation was laid by Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, at the weekend, would produce over one million eggs weekly.
- Nigeria: Much Ado About Buhari's Foreign Trips
[Guardian] As President Muhammadu Buhari embarks on another trip to China, many Nigerians wonder why the President needs to travel so frequently, even as others express confidence that the trips are in the best interest of the country.
- Nigeria: 2016 Budget Palaver – Presidency Gives Fresh Conditions for Assent
[Vanguard] Abuja -The Presidency has confronted the leadership of the National Assembly, NASS, with details of distortions orchestrated by the lawmakers in the 2016 budget and asked them to urgently address them in the interest of the nation.
- Zimbabwe: Minister Mahofa Accused of Looting Food Aid
[New Zimbabwe] TWO Zanu PF Masvingo legislators have hit out at provincial affairs minister, Shuvai Mahofa, describing her as a “greedy leader” looting food aid meant for starving villagers in the province.
- Nigeria: #PanamaPapers – AU Panel Wants Nigeria, Others to Take 'Firm' Action
[Premium Times] An African Union panel on illicit financial flows has called for firm and comprehensive action against the world’s tax havens and financial secrecy jurisdictions.
- Nigeria: Nigeria, Djibouti to Foster Trade Ties
[This Day] A new report by the Oxford Business Group (OBG) has highlighted Djibouti’s plans to foster stronger trade ties with partners across the continent, including Nigeria, as a means of encouraging economic integration and enhanced connectivity between eastern and western Africa.
- Africa: New Variety to Double Maize Yields
[East African] Smallholder maize farmers from 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa will soon receive a new stress-tolerant seed variety that is expected to increase yields by 30-50 per cent.
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