My Attackers Were Sponsored, Says Charly Boy

[Guardian] Maverrick singer and social crusader, Charles Oputa (a.k.a. Charly boy), has said that the attack on him and others at Wuse Market was sponsored.He said: “I don’t think we will stop this protest soon because this is a fight for the Nigeria o…

[Guardian] Maverrick singer and social crusader, Charles Oputa (a.k.a. Charly boy), has said that the attack on him and others at Wuse Market was sponsored.He said: "I don't think we will stop this protest soon because this is a fight for the Nigeria of our dreams. And I keep saying that until the youths wake up from their sleep, nothing is ever going to change. So, till they decide whether they want a country or they want to go down with the country because we are definitely going down if we don't do something quick

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UPND, PF To Renew Rivalry In Sept 14 By-Election

The ruling Patriotic Front and the leading opposition party UPND will renew their rivalry when the Electoral Commission of Zambia calls by-elections at council and ward level in selected parts of the country. Northern, Central and Muchinga will hold council … Continued

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The ruling Patriotic Front and the leading opposition party UPND will renew their rivalry when the Electoral Commission of Zambia calls by-elections at council and ward level in selected parts of the country. Northern, Central and Muchinga will hold council chairpersonship with eight wards holding polls for councillor positions with PF and UPND being the only political parties to field to candidates for all positions. According to the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), nominations of candidates for the forthcoming Council Chairperson Elections in Lunte (Northern Province), Lavushimanda, Kanchibiya (both in Muchinga Province) and Itezhi Tezhi (Central Province) districts. Candidates who have successfully filed their nominations in Lunte are Simon Chanda of the Patriotic Front, Lazarous Chongo of the United Party for National Development and George Chikwanda, an independent candidate. In Lavushimanda, two candidates filed their nominations on Monday. UPND’s Mupenda Mwelwa and the PF candidate Humphery Katemba will battle for the council chairmanship. In Kanchibiya, Chipalo Mwansa of the PF and Kanjela Silvario of the UPND are the successful candidates while in Itezhi Tezhi PF’s candidate Kaingu Namakau, UPND’s Stephen Shaloba, Party of National Unity’s Shilupezi Irene and Independent candidate Oliver Sitengu make up the race. The by-election in Itezhi Tezhi, district has been necessitated following the death of the incumbent Council Chairperson. The creation of Kanchibiya, Lavushimanda and Lunte districts necessitated the need for Council Chairpersons’ elections in the said districts. ECZ will also hold by-elections in eight (8) Local Government Wards namely; Chililalila, Chitwi, Luansobe, Luntomfwe, Libonda, Mpidi Kakonga, Chimanja and Mabinga. The vacancies in eight (8) wards are as a result of deaths and resignations of incumbent Councillors. The post UPND, PF To Renew Rivalry In Sept 14 By-Election appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Another Mogul Named in Ex-Oil Minister’s Alleged Corruption, UK Property Frozen

[Premium Times] Aiteo Chief Executive Officer, Benedict Peters, is the latest Nigerian oil mogul to be named in the case surrounding the bribery allegations against former Nigerian Oil Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

[Premium Times] Aiteo Chief Executive Officer, Benedict Peters, is the latest Nigerian oil mogul to be named in the case surrounding the bribery allegations against former Nigerian Oil Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

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INEC Registers Additional Political Party

[Daily Trust] The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered an additional party, the African People’s Party (APP), bringing the number of registered parties in the country to 46.

[Daily Trust] The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered an additional party, the African People's Party (APP), bringing the number of registered parties in the country to 46.

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English FA Denies Ogenyi Onazi Work Permit to Join Birmingham

[Guardian] Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi has been denied a work permit to play for English Championship side, Birmingham City. Birmingham had agreed terms with the 24-year-old to sign him from Turkish club Trabzonspor.

[Guardian] Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi has been denied a work permit to play for English Championship side, Birmingham City. Birmingham had agreed terms with the 24-year-old to sign him from Turkish club Trabzonspor.

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