[This is Africa] South Africa’s youngest legislator ever, 21-year-old Itumeleng Ntsube of the African National Congress, was sworn into office on 23 May as a member of the National Council of Provinces, the country’s upper House of Parliament.
[Vanguard] Kano -Sir Muhammadu Sanusi I (1905-1990 ), the grandfather of the present Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II reigned for only five years as Emir of Kano before he was forced to resign. He was said not to be in the good books of the authorities of the day due to his views which were considered offensive.
[Guardian] Abuja -There appears no end to the high drama surrounding the alleged disbursement by the Federal Government of the $321m Gen. Sani Abacha’s loot, repatriated from Switzerland, without clearance from the National Assembly.
[Nation] Gunmen have abducted two Cuban doctors in a road ambush at Banisa stage in Mandera town, some 1,135 kilometres from the capital Nairobi.
[This Day] A two-week orientation programme, which commenced last week in Abuja for all the newly elected 479 members of the ninth National Assembly has become a campaign ground for those itching to lead the federal legislature upon inauguration in June, report Deji Elumoye and Shola Oyeyipo
[Premium Times] Since the National Assembly on Monday transmitted the new National Minimum Wage Bill to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent, the debate has continued on different fronts.
[Nation] Deputy President William Ruto has insisted that no Kenyan has starved to death because of the drought in parts of the country.
[AIM] Maputo -Flooding in the central Mozambican province of Zambezia has taken 444 lives, according to the provincial governor, Abdul Razak, cited in a Wednesday press release from the country’s parliament, the Assembly of the Republic.
[Daily Trust] Today, as you read this, voters are lining up in all 36 states to elect members of state Houses of Assembly.
[Daily Trust] The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State yesterday said it is fully prepared for the conduct of today’s governorship and State House of Assembly elections.