Borno Blast Kills Two Female Bombers, Injures Nine

[Guardian] Maiduguri -Borno State Commissioner of Police (CP), Damian Chukwu, says two female suicide bombers that attempted to attack Alikaramanti village in Giwa Barracks of Maiduguri have died.

[Guardian] Maiduguri -Borno State Commissioner of Police (CP), Damian Chukwu, says two female suicide bombers that attempted to attack Alikaramanti village in Giwa Barracks of Maiduguri have died.

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Buhari Directs MDAs to Defend 2018 Appropriation Immediately

[Guardian] President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday directed Ministries, Agencies and Departments (MDAs) yet to defend their 2018 budget proposal before the National Assembly (NASS) to do so without delay.

[Guardian] President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday directed Ministries, Agencies and Departments (MDAs) yet to defend their 2018 budget proposal before the National Assembly (NASS) to do so without delay.

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Resist Hate Speech Bill, Soyinka Tells Nigerians

[Guardian] Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has urged Nigerians to resist the passage of the hate speech bill by the Senate into law saying it is an attempt to silence criticism. He maintained that the bill must not scale through.

[Guardian] Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has urged Nigerians to resist the passage of the hate speech bill by the Senate into law saying it is an attempt to silence criticism. He maintained that the bill must not scale through.

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Ndola Traders Back On The Street

Traders in Ndola are back on the streets claiming that there is no business in markets. The traders have complained that most customers are not entering the markets thereby affecting their business. They say most market stands are occupied as … Continued

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Traders in Ndola are back on the streets claiming that there is no business in markets. The traders have complained that most customers are not entering the markets thereby affecting their business. They say most market stands are occupied as most of them are forced to rent from owners a move they said is not sustainable as they are also expected to pay levies to the local authority. Traders are insisting that the local authority improves the working environment in the markets before asking them to back. “We are having serious challenges and most of us our businesses have gone down since being relocated to the markets, we were told that we would be provided with convenient trading places but what we are seeing is different looks like the situation will continue like this. Well there is more business here (streets) than inside the markets,” one of the traders said. The traders have since appealed to the Ndola City Council to find means of improving market infrastructure which will be attractive to the customers who now opt to buy their products from shops. “Am sure you are aware that shoprite also deal in vegetables so how can we sell here in the markets with such mud? Customers are going into shops and we are here with no business,” the trader added. But Ndola Mayor Amon Chisenga has warned that the law on street vending is very clear. Chisenga said the local authority will not allow such lawlessness adding that all those trading on the streets should find their back in the markets before the council moves in. The post Ndola Traders Back On The Street appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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‘Militant General’ Killed in Gun Battle With Police, Weapon Recovered

[Guardian] An alleged kidnapper and militant, Prosper David, popularly known as ‘Militant General’ was on Wednesday killed by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police’ (IGP) Intelligence Response Team (IRT). He was killed during a gun battle with …

[Guardian] An alleged kidnapper and militant, Prosper David, popularly known as 'Militant General' was on Wednesday killed by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police' (IGP) Intelligence Response Team (IRT). He was killed during a gun battle with the operatives at his hideout in a creek in Bayelsa State.

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NJC to Investigate Supreme Court Justice, Two Others Over Alleged Corruption

[Guardian] Abuja -The National Judicial Commission (NJC), has disclosed plans to probe a supreme court justice, and two high court judges over alleged corruption.

[Guardian] Abuja -The National Judicial Commission (NJC), has disclosed plans to probe a supreme court justice, and two high court judges over alleged corruption.

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Ghana Should Implement Commitments On Mental Health Issues

[HRW] Over the last several years, Ghana has taken positive steps in the field of mental health by establishing the Mental Health Authority, training mental health professionals, conducting awareness-raising on mental health, engaging with prayer camp …

[HRW] Over the last several years, Ghana has taken positive steps in the field of mental health by establishing the Mental Health Authority, training mental health professionals, conducting awareness-raising on mental health, engaging with prayer camp leaders to prevent abusive practices and even releasing 16 people shackled in one prayer camp last year. However, based on a visit in October 2017 and meetings with senior government officials, some of the Authority's most important mandates are still not implement

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Key Issues Ahead of Business Council Meeting Highlighted

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -President John Magufuli’s initiatives towards promoting industrialisation, winning investors’ confidence and further improve business environment will be the main issues during 11th Tanzania National Business Council (TNBC) mee…

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -President John Magufuli's initiatives towards promoting industrialisation, winning investors' confidence and further improve business environment will be the main issues during 11th Tanzania National Business Council (TNBC) meeting scheduled for Monday at State House.

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Solwezi Lodge Workers Protest Over Payroll

Workers at Solwezi Lodge in North Western Province Wednesday morning stormed North Western Province Patriotic Front chairman Jackson Kungo to complain over management’s non compliance with payroll. The 51 workers complained that management had failed to generate a payroll that … Continued

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Workers at Solwezi Lodge in North Western Province Wednesday morning stormed North Western Province Patriotic Front chairman Jackson Kungo to complain over management’s non compliance with payroll. The 51 workers complained that management had failed to generate a payroll that included them despite working for over five years. “It is sad to note that Solwezi Lodge workers who are under the Ministey of Tourism have been working for more than 5 years without being put on the payroll,” Kungo lamented. Kungo said there is need for the Ministry of Tourism to consider putting it’s workers on the payroll soonest in order for swiftly for them to deliver proper services. He alleged that there are some people at the ministry of Tourism de-campaigning President Edgar Chagwa Lungu by denying people proper conditions of service. Kungo warned that the party in North Western Province will not allow anyone to continue decampaining the ruling party and its leader. He further took the opportunity to also address the problem faced by the Immigration Department in the Province. “The Immigration Department has been renting premises at Napsa building sharing with other civillian entities which is not appropriate for such a sensitive security department,” he said. “We would like to call upon our able Government to find separate premises where the Immigration Department can be operating from considering the importance and sensitivity of the work they do.” The post Solwezi Lodge Workers Protest Over Payroll appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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