[Premium Times] The 371,800 figure often quoted as the number of members of the Nigeria Police Force in the country included no fewer than 80,115 ‘ghost officers’, data obtained from the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation by PREMIUM TIMES have uncovered.
[The Conversation Africa] Sex is an essential part of life.
[Monitor] Kampala -Less than half of the close to two million children who enrolled in Primary One in 2010 completed their primary education in the Primary Leaving Education (PLE) exams released yesterday.
[This Day] The nationwide blackout continued Wednesday after efforts by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to restore electricity failed, following a second system collapse of transmission network at exactly 14.19 hours.
[Guardian] After several investments worth over $1 billion (N306 billion), the nation’s submarine cable system is still hampered by gross underutilisation.
[Democracy Works] Kenya’s recently annulled elections will soon be re-run, but the long-term questions they raised about election management are still unanswered. The spotlight is on the work of international observer teams, but there are also much wider questions of electoral capacity – problems that extend to the top of the African Union, and thence across the whole continent.
[The Source] Zimbabwe is moving to inject additional bond coins valued at $3 million into the local market, it has emerged.
[Guardian] The new cut-off marks of 120 over 400 approved by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and stakeholders for admission into universities in the federation is the most idiotic, thoughtless and incomprehensible admission policy for aspiring candidates of university education that this country has ever had. It is ridiculous, baffling and regressive. At a time well-meaning Nigerians are making frantic efforts to salvage a tertiary educational system in distress, the latest policy is an unexpected
[Monitor] Kampala -Hundreds of teachers have had their names scrapped off or are in the process of being removed from government payroll in an ongoing clean up exercise.
[Daily News] Mobile money transactions in 10 months ending April this year reached 1,444.6 million worth 49.99tri/-, thanks to interoperability among the four major mobile payment services providers.