Seized N13 Billion – Why Our Probe Panel Will Operate in Secret – VP Osinbajo

[Premium Times] The Presidential committee to investigate corruption allegations against the two suspended officials of the Buhari administration says it will conduct its work in camera.

[Premium Times] The Presidential committee to investigate corruption allegations against the two suspended officials of the Buhari administration says it will conduct its work in camera.

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Commissioner’s Praises for Mugabe Evokes Outcry From Gay Community

[New Zimbabwe] A Commissioner with the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has torched as storm with local gays and lesbians after she showered praises on President Robert Mugabe for resisting the imposition of “un-cultural” practices on the countr…

[New Zimbabwe] A Commissioner with the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has torched as storm with local gays and lesbians after she showered praises on President Robert Mugabe for resisting the imposition of "un-cultural" practices on the country by foreigners.

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Harare Residents Threaten Protests Over Fixed Water Charges

[New Zimbabwe] HARARE residents have threatened to stage protests against mayor Bernard Manyenyeni if he does not honour his pledge to implement a 2014 council resolution to scrap fixed water charges for residents who have not been receiving council wa…

[New Zimbabwe] HARARE residents have threatened to stage protests against mayor Bernard Manyenyeni if he does not honour his pledge to implement a 2014 council resolution to scrap fixed water charges for residents who have not been receiving council water.

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Laptops Seized in Nelson Mandela Bay Corruption Probe Swoop

[News24Wire] Laptops were seized from three public health officials in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, which is investigating allegedly irregular payments an invoices in the department, Mayor Athol Trollip’s chief of staff said on Saturday.

[News24Wire] Laptops were seized from three public health officials in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, which is investigating allegedly irregular payments an invoices in the department, Mayor Athol Trollip's chief of staff said on Saturday.

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Zesco United Pull Biggest FAZ Week 3 Result

Former champions Zesco United delivered the biggest scoreline in the FAZ Super Division Week 3 matches played yesterday to send a statement they mean business. The Ndola side defeated Nchanga Rangers 4-1 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium. Lazarous Kambole and a … Continued

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Former champions Zesco United delivered the biggest scoreline in the FAZ Super Division Week 3 matches played yesterday to send a statement they mean business. The Ndola side defeated Nchanga Rangers 4-1 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium. Lazarous Kambole and a goal each by Jackson Were and Idriss Mbombo handed Rangers a heavy beating coming on the back of a 1-0 victory over Nkana in the last round of matches. Jackson Were got Zesco ahead from the penalty spot in the 13th minute while Kambole scored in the 34th and 45th minutes with Mbombo closing the day with a goal in the 64th minute. The win pushes Zesco United into second position after having swept aside Konkola Blades 2-0 in a rescheduled week one fixture that was played on Wednesday. Elsewhere Lumwana Radiants shot to the summit of the MTN/FAZ Super Division league after having beaten hitherto leaders Choma Eagles via a 2-0 score. Goals from Hillary Bwalya and Hosea Silwimba condemned Eagles to their first defeat. Lumwana Radiants now have seven points having beaten Forest Rangers 1-0 in the opening fixture before drawing 1-all with Red Arrows in week two. (In pictures Images from the Napsa Stars versus Nkana match and Lusaka Dynamos v Buildcon) FULL WEEK THREE RESULTS: 22/04/17 Napsa Stars 0-2 Nkana Zesco United 4-1 Nchanga Rangers Nkwazi 1-1 Power Dynamos Lusaka Dynamos 0-0 Buildcon City of Lusaka 1-2 Konkola Blades Kabwe Warriors 0-1 Forest Rangers Real Nakonde 1-3 Red Arrows Lumwana Radiants 2-0 Choma Eagles SUNDAY 23/04/17 Green Buffaloes v Nakambala Zanaco v Mufulira Wanderers The post Zesco United Pull Biggest FAZ Week 3 Result appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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News In Brief: Man Reveals Motive In Shooting Son; Political Tension Dominates Events In Zambia

A compilations of events in brief In Chipata an old man has claimed he shot his differently abled son two days because he as tired to look after him, but has failed. He says it was better to cut his … Continued

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A compilations of events in brief In Chipata an old man has claimed he shot his differently abled son two days because he as tired to look after him, but has failed. He says it was better to cut his life short because there would be no one to take care of his son if he died today or tomorrow. Following a spate of fire that has gripped the country destroying property in millions of kwacha in Lusaka, Kabwe, Choma, Mongu and Livingstone, some sections of society are calling on the Head of State to declare State of Emergency. However, the opposition parties advised the government not to tamper with the freedom of Zambians. Zambia Sugar Lt has announced losses arising from slowed production triggered by loashedding and a mini drought affeting the 2016 business year. In Solwezi, the local authority in conjunction with the Ministry of Local Government has sourced $ 5 million to build a modern market, bus station and a three stars hotel. The Minister has apealled to the contractor to avoid shoddy work so that the new infrastructure can add value to the town of Solwezi. The Lusaka City Council in conjunction with Animal Welfare Society has vaccinated more than 2000 dogs. A lot of people turned around and have been briefed about an outbreak of rabbis disease transmitted after dog bites. In Ndola, the Copperbelt province has embarked on the construction of new airport with the constructor announced as “Avis International” a Chinese company has pledged to complete and the work within the time frame work. This project will create employment among youths in Ndola. The post News In Brief: Man Reveals Motive In Shooting Son; Political Tension Dominates Events In Zambia appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Savenda’s String Of Financial Scandals Exposed; Where Is The Anti Corruption Commission In Zambia?

A concerned citizen has written Zambia Reports alleging a private company known as Savenda Management Services Limited is at the centre of a financial scandal in which its owners has bribed senior judges at both the High and Supreme Court … Continued

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A concerned citizen has written Zambia Reports alleging a private company known as Savenda Management Services Limited is at the centre of a financial scandal in which its owners has bribed senior judges at both the High and Supreme Court to cover up its numerous loans that are in default The concerned citizen who has opted to remain anonymous has written to Zambia Reports expressing shock at the number of illegal activities Savenda are engaged in, BELOW IS THE LETTER FROM A CONCERNED ZAMBIAN EXPOSING SAVENDA’S ILLS I am extremely concerned with the system in Zambia. When you can have a company that has defaulted with a number of Banks and all of a sudden it’s the Banks fault? How possible is it that the same customer that has borrowed from different banks can default on all loans but still be seen as a morally upstanding organisation. This is baffling. The organisation in question here is “Savenda Management Services Limited.†This organisation entered into an agreement with United Bank of Africa Zambia (UBA) Limited for an overdraft facility to the value of K7.5 billion for the purchase of 1000 S7 tablets and 5000 Huawei U8230 android mobile phones on 12 months guarantee from Huawei to supply to Airtel Zambia Limited with a third party mortgage as security. Mr. Edman Iback Banda pledged the property stand number 197A/FF/1 Kasupe in Lusaka West as collateral for the Savenda debt. This loan was worth K7.5 million and Savenda defaulted in paying the Bank. The Bank then sued Savenda and Mr. Edman Iback Banda and had filed originating summons to recover K7,691,185,369.44 outstanding as at 30th September 2011, with interest and costs. The High Court Judgment ruled in the Bank’s favour however Savenda and Mr. Banda appealed to the Supreme Court. Supreme Court Justice Hildah Chibomba in delivering her judgment said all grounds of appeal had been dismissed for want of merit as there was no dispute borrowing a K7.5 million loan from the Bank, which they defaulted. Sitting with Justices Evans Hamaundu and Roydah Kaoma, Justice Chibomba upheld the High Court Judgment in the case of Edman Iback Banda and Savenda Management Services Limited as 1st and 2nd appellant respectively, against United Bank of Africa Zambia Limited because there was no basis to fault the High Court Judge’s decision based on the affidavit evidence as provided before court. The Supreme Court Judge said as a matter of fact, the two appellants did not dispute borrowing the money and that they defaulted repayment of the overdraft facility obtained in December 2010. The learned Judges considered the above issues and correctly analysed the affidavit evidence before them including the appellants’ evidence. Neither did they dispute that the 1st appellant (Banda) pledged the property in question as security for the 2nd appellant’s debt and that a third party mortgage was made in favour of the respondent. Therefore, they found no basis upon which they could fault the learned High Court Judges decision. This same organisation had obtained a facility from Stanbic Zambia for a lease buy back facility for a printing machine at a cost of K5.4 million. As per usual, they defaulted and on top of that, they had the nerve to sue Stanbic for K19.25 million for the Bank’s decision to “rightfully†listing them on CRB. One would wonder if they want to use this money to pay back the many debts. Is it even ethical to default and then sue? What is happening to our country? Who is monitoring this? The Credit Reference Bureau? The Bankers Association of Zambia? The Bank of Zambia? The Judiciary? Why don’t we all just get loans from Banks, default and then sue. Quick way of making money if you ask me. I’m just saying… Concerned Citizen The post Savenda’s String Of Financial Scandals Exposed; Where Is The Anti Corruption Commission In Zambia? appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Fake Blogger Silent On Huffpost Editor’s Resignation

[News24Wire] The researcher who faked his way onto The Huffington Post’s blog platform, to make a point about the media, did not want to talk about the resignation of its editor Verashni Pillay on Saturday, following a damning Press Ombudsman finding a…

[News24Wire] The researcher who faked his way onto The Huffington Post's blog platform, to make a point about the media, did not want to talk about the resignation of its editor Verashni Pillay on Saturday, following a damning Press Ombudsman finding against her.

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