Senate President holds expanded security meeting over Abuja

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Monday held an expanded meeting over the security challenges in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Similar meeting held last week at the office of the Senate President to address the security concerns of the FCT. “The purpose of this particular meeting is…

Melaye vs Adeyemi: INEC releases date for fresh poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released the date for the fresh Kogi West Senatorial election involving Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and Senator Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress, APC. INEC, in a statement signed Mr Festus Okoye, Chairman of its Information and…

Boko Haram technically defeated, Lai Mohammed insists

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said he stands by what he said in 2015, that the Boko Haram terrorists have been technically defeated. The minister stated this on Monday when he paid a working visit to the new corporate headquarters of “The Sun” Newspaper in Lagos.…

LOWER DIAMONDS OUTPUT DRAGS OVERALL MINING PRODUCTION DOWN IN H1:2019

The country's mining sector has taken a knock in the second quarter of the year as the diamond industry caught a hiccup, and the country's sole gold mine continues to struggle, this is according to Statistics Botswana's index of the physical volume of mining production for the second quarter of…

BOTSWANA’S GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS JUST “ABOVE AVERAGE” – WEF REPORT

The latest World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report reflects a relatively muted performance by Botswana and the Sub Saharan region but provides a useful starting point to assess priorities. The 2019 report shows that when it comes to global competitiveness, Botswana continues to make one step forward and two backwards…

GC MAYOR IMPLICATED IN UNLAWFUL BUSINESS SCHEME THAT EXPLOITED MAN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

The Gaborone City Council audit report that implicates the mayor, Kagiso Thutlwe, in the unlawful allocation of billboard advertising sites left out an even more shocking detail – a company owned by a person living with disability was used as a front by one of the two other companies that…

IAN KHAMA: A SHAMELESS TRIBALIST AND HIS KALANGA LAPDOG

Botswana has held elections regularly since March 1965. All the elections have been won by the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) which has been in power for 54 years this year, excluding their years in the colonial era Legislative Council. This year’s general elections promise to be different from all…