Day: December 8, 2016

Some people, including those in the Cosatu central executive committee, believe that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is the safe choice to take over from President Jacob Zuma. Well, how would we know? Ramaphosa has given South Africa very little hint of what he stands for and what kind of president he could be. All we […]

The Federal Government on Wednesday said investigations had shown that a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, spent over N500m between January and October 2016 despite his total annual legitimate earnings, including his allowances being N24m. This was disclosed in a document prepared by the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Charles Adeogun-Philips, summarising the case […]

In the small Free State town of Trompsburg, a new R380-million hospital continues to gather dust more than two years since its completion. Meanwhile, other clinics and hospitals in the region remain overstretched and under-resourced, according to health activist groups. Mariette Pittaway, the DA Spokesperson for Health in the Free State, said the new Albert […]

ABUJA—Ahead of Saturday’s parliamentary rerun elections in Rivers State, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, were, yesterday, locked in a war of words over alleged plans to unleash violence. In the face of the claims and counter-claims, including allegation that Governor Nyesom Wike had been targeted for assassination, the National […]

President Jacob Zuma’s ethos of delaying, undermining and subverting the work of Parliament – and for which the Constitutional Court found him wanting this year – has emboldened those who have gone rogue while serving him and who now seek to avoid accountability. The mass exodus from an ad hoc parliamentary committee by SABC lone […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday grilled the children of Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia at the Lagos office of the commission for several hours. Impeccable sources within the EFCC told The PUNCH that the judge’s children were grilled as part of the investigations into the allegations that their mother received a total of $793,800 […]

The biggest question in local government and being posed by citizens in Johannesburg is whether mayor Herman Mashaba is expressing xenophobic sentiments or he genuinely wants to restore order in the city. Last week‚ in his 100th day in office‚ Mashaba told a media conference that illegal immigrants who got here should be treated as […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an independent investigation into the death of a 2016 Batch ‘B’ corps member, Miss Ifedolapo Oladepo, who died at the Kano Orientation Camp recently. The directive came barely 24 hours after the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig. Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, announced that the corps member died of […]

Parliament’s presiding officers say they have not been protecting President Jacob Zuma in the house this year‚ but protecting Parliament’s programme. Speaking at a media conference held by the presiding officers to mark the end of the Parliamentary programme for the year‚ National Council of Provinces (NCOP) chair Thandi Modise said that perceptions that the […]

Wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, on Wednesday sought the protection of the House of Representatives against alleged harassment by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The former President’s wife laid a petition before the House in Abuja, complaining that her fundamental human rights were infringed upon by the anti-graft agency. […]

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