Edo govt mulls probe of central hospital contracts

  Burdened by a heavy bill for repairs and irregularities in supply of equipment for use at Benin Central Hospital, the Edo State Government is under pressure to set up a Commission of Enquiry to probe the billions sunk into the numerous contracts awarded for the building of the hospital. The Commission of Enquiry, it was learnt, would have a mandate to ascertain if details of contracts were strictly followed, especially the quality of materials, as heavy bills are being incurred for patch up work at the hospital and determine…

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Sudan: Military, Protesters reach accord on power sharing (with Agency Report)

Sudans ruling generals and a coalition of protest and opposition groups have reached an agreement to share power during a transition period until elections, in a deal that could break weeks of political deadlock since the overthrowing of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir in April. Both sides agreed to establish a joint military-civilian sovereign council that will rule the country by rotation “for a period of three years or slightly more”, Mohamed Hassan Lebatt, African Union (AU) mediator, said at a news conference on Friday. Under the agreement, five seats would…

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