Gov Udom presents N651.5 billion budget for 2018

. Governor Udom Emmanuel (L) presenting the 2018 budget estimates to the Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Onofiok Luke. Photo: Assembly Press Corps  ____________________________________________     By Itoro BASSEY   [G]overnor Udom Emmanuel, Friday, presented N651.500 billion 2018 budget estimates to the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly. The 2018 budget […]

Zimbabwe crisis: Zanu-PF to discuss impeachment as Mugabe ignores deadline to quit

. Mugabe  ____________________________   [M]embers of Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party are preparing to meet to discuss the possible impeachment of President Robert Mugabe, after a deadline for his resignation came and went on Monday. The deadline was set by Mr Mugabe’s own party, Zanu-PF. The embattled leader surprised Zimbabweans on Sunday, declaring on TV that […]

After the Mugabes, which African dynasties remain?

. Mugabe & wife, Grace, greeting supporters after his address during an election rally in 2013  ___________________________________________________   [W]ith Robert Mugabe’s hopes of handing power to his wife in Zimbabwe over, which political dynasties are still going strong elsewhere in Africa? Since the 1990s, multi-party elections and peaceful transfers of power have become far more […]

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe vows to stay on despite party pressure

. Embattled President Mugabe  __________________________________   [Z]imbabwe’s embattled leader Robert Mugabe has vowed to stay in power for several weeks, despite mounting calls for him to stand down now. In a live TV address, Mr Mugabe said he would preside over the ruling party’s congress in December. Zanu-PF earlier sacked him as party leader, and […]