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S.African mining union threatens strike over extension of wage deal

South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union could launch a wildcat strike if its rival union and gold mining companies extend wage deal to its members, its president said on Sunday. "If NUM (National Union of Mineworkers) and Chamber of Mines want extend their...

How Nigeria’s Police Affairs Minister Was Implicated For Murder Of Ex-Minister of Justice, Bola Ige

Minister of Police Affairs Alhaji Jelili Adesiyan has expressed regret for not flogging the first civilian governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, during the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) stakeholders meeting with the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osogbo. Adeleke...

Chibok Girls: October Deadline Threats To Jonathan Cracks Northern Elders’ Forum

FOLLOWING the October ultimatum purportedly given to President Goodluck Jonathan by the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) to rescue Chibok schoolgirls and bring an end to Boko Haram insurgency or lose the support of the North in the 2015 presidential election, the National Executive...

Internet Society CEO Kathy Brown: Africa Primed to Take Advantage of the Internet Opportunity

The Africa Internet Summit (AIS) is being held today in Tunisia There has been robust growth in Internet access and usage over the past few years and Africa is now primed to take advantage of the social and economic opportunities that the Internet can bring...

South Africa’s Alexander Forbes surges to $1 bln valuation on market return

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Shares in Alexander Forbes surged 12 percent on their return to the Johannesburg bourse on Thursday, valuing the retirement fund manager at almost $1 billion as it dazzled investors with the prospect of steady earnings and growth across Africa. The company, which...

Michel Platini: Uefa chief wants sin-bin over yellow cards

European football chief Michel Platini has called for yellow cards to be replaced by a sin-bin. "I would make it like rugby, punishing the offender with 10 or 15 minutes out of the game," he said in an interview with Spanish sports daily newspaper AS. "It...

2015:Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian ticket wrong and unconstitutional – NLC

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has described arguments of former military head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari and former President Olusegun Obasanjo on religious formation of presidential ticket in the 2015 general election as wrong and unconstitutional. Speaking at the 26th annual national education conference of...

Kenyan banks face risk in S/Sudan as UN sanctions loom

Kenya’s central bank said on Monday that commercial banks operating in South Sudan may be affected by possible United Nations sanctions. “Sanctions to South Sudan could expose Kenyan banks to risks,” the Bank said in a report on its website.Policy makers should pay attention to...

Gov. Amaechi Blasts Tonye Princewill For Alleging That State Assets Were Sold To Fund APC

The attention of the Ministry of Finance has been drawn to a recent malicious publication alluding to the fact that, the Rivers State Government sold assets to fund APC Campaign and that proceeds of the sale was not received in the state’s coffers. Rotimi...

Nigerian Banks’ Asset Growth And Earnings Will Fall In 2015 Says Fitch

Nigerian banks’ asset growth and earnings will fall in the next 18 months because of the central bank’s moves to protect the economy and banking customers, Fitch Ratings Ltd. said in a report. “All these moves led to weaker profitability and stemmed credit growth” in...
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