[This Day] I wish her well in her future pursuits
[Daily Trust] The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, resigned on Friday, saying in line with the Buhari administration’s stance on integrity, it was honourable for her to resign over allegations on her NYSC exemption certificate.
AMINU TAMBUWAL, a state governor normally too bland to attract much attention, is running for president of Nigeria. Like a dozen other serving and former governors, a senate president and a former vice-president, Mr Tambuwal said he was bowing to the demands of the people, who apparently wanted him to defect to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and challenge the incumbent, Muhammadu Buhari, in an election that is scheduled for February
[New Zimbabwe] A former junior police officer, who made news headlines when he boldly arrested the now state President Emmerson Mnangagwa 2005 and further refused to cast his vote in front of his superiors, will finally get justice after successfully claiming unfair dismissal from the force 2008.
[ISS] Parties to the South Sudan conflict signed a power-sharing deal on 5 August 2018 in Khartoum. The latest governance arrangement is part of several deals reached in the past few months. However, the numerous broken peace deals in South Sudan in the past raise concerns about implementation.
[Premium Times] An Abuja Chief Magistrate court presided by Chukwuemeka Nweke has adjourned the trial of a journalist, Jones Abiri, to September 5.
[Nation] A Kenya Ports Authority employee has revealed that a container loaded with 638 pieces of ivory worth Sh382.7 million was not scanned before it was cleared for export.
[Premium Times] A PREMIUM TIMES journalist, Samuel Ogundipe, who has been detained since Tuesday has been released.
[The Conversation Africa] The end of hostilities between Ethiopia and Eritrea has been met with relief in the region as well as globally. But what does it mean for Eritrea, which has been dubbed the North Korea of Africa. The Conversation Africa’s Julius Maina spoke to Martin Plaut about the implications for the small and reclusive state.
[East African] Only two out of the 11 black rhinos that were translocated to the Tsavo National Park are alive, denting Kenya’s conservations credentials, especially given that it holds 80 per cent of the sub-species.