ACC Arrest Senior Public Prosecutor Over K10, 000 Bribe

The Anti-Corruption Commission has jointly charged and arrested a senior public prosecutor and a court interpreter for corrupt practices involving K10, 000.00 Pitman Banda, a court interpreter, aged 37 of Garden Compound, in Petauke District has been charged with one … Continued

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The Anti-Corruption Commission has jointly charged and arrested a senior public prosecutor and a court interpreter for corrupt practices involving K10, 000.00 Pitman Banda, a court interpreter, aged 37 of Garden Compound, in Petauke District has been charged with one count of Corrupt Practices contrary to Section 19 sub section (1) of the Anti-Corruption Act Number 3 of 2012 of the Laws of Zambia. Details are that on unknown dates but between 1st January 2017 and 30th April  2017, Pitman Banda as a courter interpreter at Petauke Magistrate Court jointly and whilst acting together with others unknown did corruptly solicit and actually received K10,000.00 cash gratification as an inducement to facilitate the release of a Volvo truck registration number  ACZ 8394 belonging to Aaron Chizwa that had been impounded by the Drug Enforcement Commission. Further, the Commission has arrested Nyambe Mutwamo, a senior public prosecutor aged 42 of Samora Nyimba, in Petauke District for one count of aiding and abetting the commission of an offence contrary to section 40 sub section (1) of the Anti-Corruption Act number 3 of 2012. Details are that Nyambe Mutwamo employed as a senior public prosecutor at National Prosecution Authority  on unknown dates but between 1st January, 2017 and 30th April, 2018 jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown did aid and abet Pitman Banda in the commission of the offence of corrupt solicitation and receipt of K10, 000 cash gratification as an inducement in order to facilitate the release of a Volvo truck registration number  ACZ 8394 belonging to Aaron Chizwa that had been impounded by the Drug Enforcement Commission. The duo have since been released on Bond and will appear in the Petauke Magistrate Court on 16th July, 2018. The post ACC Arrest Senior Public Prosecutor Over K10, 000 Bribe appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Comesa Market Gutted

The scourge of fires burning down markets was back to haunt Zambians with Comesa and Buteko Market in Mufulira burning down. Barely 24 hours after Buteko Market was gutted by an inferno, Lusaka’s Comesa Market burnt down with the fire … Continued

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The scourge of fires burning down markets was back to haunt Zambians with Comesa and Buteko Market in Mufulira burning down. Barely 24 hours after Buteko Market was gutted by an inferno, Lusaka’s Comesa Market burnt down with the fire brigade failing to quench the inferno. COMESA market in Lusaka has gone up in flames. Police had to fire some shots to disperse some prospective scavengers that wanted to take advantage of the fire to loot property. Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo rushed to the scene to assess the damage. In Mufulira Property worth thousands of kwacha was gutted after an inferno swept through Buteko Market on the Copperbelt. The fire believed to have started in the early hours of Thursday morning around 01:00 swept through the market reducing makeshift stands to ashes. The inferno has affected mainly the vegetable and furniture making sections. Mufulira Municipal Council Assistant Public Relations Manager Thandiwe Tembo said fire officers from Mopani Copper Mines and Mufulira Municipal Council Council only managed to pur out the fire around 04:00hrs. Tembo said the cause of the fire is yet to be established adding that a team has already been constituted to ascertain the cause. “Yes I can confirm that an inferno has swept through Buteko Market and property worth thousands has been reduced ashes, we are yet to ascertain the cause of fire which was only put out at around 04:00 ours by our fire officers with the help of Mopani Copper Mines,” Tembo stated. And Mufulira Mayor Gift Mushinge has described the incident as unfortunate. He said he was saddened especially that the market was a source if livelihood for many people in the district. The post Comesa Market Gutted appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Buhari Launches Tracker to Expose Corrupt Property Owners

[Vanguard] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday launched a property tracker to expose self centered and selfish Nigerians who have stolen public funds and hidden then in lush properties.

[Vanguard] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday launched a property tracker to expose self centered and selfish Nigerians who have stolen public funds and hidden then in lush properties.

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Govt to Unveil Logo, Name of National Carrier in UK

[This Day] In line with its move to establish its planned national carrier, the federal government will next Thursday unveil the logo and name of the airline, at the Farnborough Air Show in the United Kingdom, THISDAY has gathered.

[This Day] In line with its move to establish its planned national carrier, the federal government will next Thursday unveil the logo and name of the airline, at the Farnborough Air Show in the United Kingdom, THISDAY has gathered.

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Reggae Star Tarrus Riley Lined Up for Swangz All Star Finale

[Observer] Jamaican-American reggae singer Tarrus Riley has been confirmed as a guest performer at the grand finale of the Swangz All Star Tour slated for August 31 at Lugogo Cricket oval.

[Observer] Jamaican-American reggae singer Tarrus Riley has been confirmed as a guest performer at the grand finale of the Swangz All Star Tour slated for August 31 at Lugogo Cricket oval.

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Why Nigerians, Others Are Being Killed in South Africa – Ramaphosa

[Premium Times] The South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Wednesday explained that Nigerians were not deliberately being targeted to be killed in his country.

[Premium Times] The South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Wednesday explained that Nigerians were not deliberately being targeted to be killed in his country.

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Irene Ntale Is Unchained At Last, but What Next for Her?

[Observer] Make no mistake; Irene Ntale has matured. She has also perfected the art of performing live. She did exactly that last Friday during her Unchained concert at Serena hotel.

[Observer] Make no mistake; Irene Ntale has matured. She has also perfected the art of performing live. She did exactly that last Friday during her Unchained concert at Serena hotel.

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World Food Body Needs $49 Million for Insurgency-Ravaged North East

[Premium Times] World Food Programme (WFP) urgently requires $49 million to continue lifesaving support until the end of 2018 to assist the most food insecure and vulnerable people in the North-east Nigeria.

[Premium Times] World Food Programme (WFP) urgently requires $49 million to continue lifesaving support until the end of 2018 to assist the most food insecure and vulnerable people in the North-east Nigeria.

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We Couldn’t Have Issued Adeosun’s ‘Exemption Certificate’ – Corps

[Premium Times] Finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, is not entitled to National Youth Service Corps’ Certificate of Exemption, and even if she had applied for one, the man who was in charge of the Corps in 2009 said there was no way he could have approved …

[Premium Times] Finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, is not entitled to National Youth Service Corps' Certificate of Exemption, and even if she had applied for one, the man who was in charge of the Corps in 2009 said there was no way he could have approved such request.

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