Archive for: November, 2014

Abubakar slams currency devaluation

Atiku Abubakar, former Nigeria deputy president

from AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA – FORMER Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, has criticised the recent devaluation of Naira by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) arguing the move would affect the unemployed and small business operators in the country. “If you are a young Nigerian who does not have a job, CBN’s devaluation of […]

FIRST LEGO League launched

FIRST LEGO

by MTHULISI SIBANDA  JOHANNEBSURG – SAP Africa, the software giant, has committed R1,4 million as sponsorship for this year’s FIRST LEGO League, the robotics competition designed for youngsters. The cheque was handed over to the organisers of the world-renowned robotic event at its launch at the SAP Headquarters outside Johannesburg. Derek Kudsee, Chief Operations Officer of SAP Africa, […]

PDP wants more answers on APC data centre

APC-vs-PDP

by AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA – NIGERIA’S ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has insisted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has case to answer following allegations the opposition was tampering with Permanent Voter Card (PVC) ahead of next year’s elections. The accusations follow the raid of the APC’s data centre in Lagos. “In posting series […]

MP slams Ghana taxing regime

Mining

from RUSSEL ADADEVOH in Accra, Ghana ACCRA – GHANA’s poor economic performance is forcing the embattled government to impose new taxes in order to raise capital, a development that has turned to worsen the plight of the poor, a local legislator has said. Speaking during Parliamentary budget debate in Accra, Deputy Minority Leader and New […]

Curtain comes down athletics season

Peter Kemboi

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI – KENYA is preparing to host one of the region’s season-ending athletics event slated for next month in Kisimu. Long distance athletes from the East African Region (EAR) member states, will contest the event on December 14. Safaricom, the mobile operator, bankrolls the Kisimu City Marathon, which will […]

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