Whistle Blower On Ikoyi Money Now a Millionaire – Anti-Graft Agency

[Guardian] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says the “young man” who blew the whistle on the massive stash of money recovered from an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos, is now a millionaire.

[Guardian] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says the "young man" who blew the whistle on the massive stash of money recovered from an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos, is now a millionaire.

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Fluid, Unpredictable but Mugabe Stays in Power – What Happens Next?

[News24Wire] It’s been an incredible week in Zimbabwe. A man once thought to be untouchable – former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa – has been sacked and expelled from the ruling party and has fled into exile. What does that mean for ordinary Zimbab…

[News24Wire] It's been an incredible week in Zimbabwe. A man once thought to be untouchable - former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa - has been sacked and expelled from the ruling party and has fled into exile. What does that mean for ordinary Zimbabweans?

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Defiant President Zuma Mocks Books Written About Him

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma mocked books which had been written about him as well as MPs’ reading habits when he addressed the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on Thursday afternoon.

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma mocked books which had been written about him as well as MPs' reading habits when he addressed the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on Thursday afternoon.

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Gospel Singer Don Moen to Hold Six-Hour Concert

[Nation] Legendary American gospel singer, producer and writer Don Moen arrived in the country Thursday and is expected to hold a concert tomorrow at the Christ is the Answer Ministries-Karen, Nairobi.

[Nation] Legendary American gospel singer, producer and writer Don Moen arrived in the country Thursday and is expected to hold a concert tomorrow at the Christ is the Answer Ministries-Karen, Nairobi.

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Veep Wina Says Sorry For Erroneously Voting With Opposition In Parliament

Vice President Inonge Wina has apologized for mistakenly voting with the opposition on a private member’s motion moved by Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili urging the government to expedite the payment of terminal benefits to all former government employees … Continued

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Vice President Inonge Wina has apologized for mistakenly voting with the opposition on a private member’s motion moved by Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili urging the government to expedite the payment of terminal benefits to all former government employees who retired prior to 5th January, 2016. In a statement to the house, Ms Wina acknowledged having voted in support of the motion moved by Kambwili. She says the error was was an electronically induced mishap. Vice-President Wina says in order to avert possible speculation and dissension regarding how she VOTED; she has decided to place it on record that she inadvertently voted with those in support of the motion. Wina apologized to the ruling party for unintentionally reducing the figures and to the opposition for inflating the vote. The post Veep Wina Says Sorry For Erroneously Voting With Opposition In Parliament appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kitwe DC Orders Closure Of 4 Bus Stations

Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu has ordered the closure of four illegal bus stations with immediate effect. Mpundu says the development is aimed at bringing sanity in the public transport sector in the city. He has also issued a one … Continued

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Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu has ordered the closure of four illegal bus stations with immediate effect. Mpundu says the development is aimed at bringing sanity in the public transport sector in the city. He has also issued a one month ultimatum to owners of unregistered taxis and mini buses to fully comply with the laws that regulate the public transport industry and have their vehicles registered. The stations ordered closed are ‘Silicos’, Palateli, Edinghburh Hotel and Total Filling station. Mpundu told bus operators at the Kitwe Civic Centre that sanity must prevail in the public transport business in the city. “We have a duty to restore sanity in the management of bus stations and bus stops in Kitwe. As such indiscriminate establishment of bus stops is no longer acceptable,” he said. Mpundu says out of courtesy, the bus station at Jango Barn, Shoprite, Olympic and Customs would remain operational until further notice. He has directed the task force comprising state police, RTSA officers and council police to forthwith begin impounding buses and taxis found using the closed bus stops. “Vehicles impounded will not be released until owners settle corresponding penalty fees. And don’t entertain phone calls to have impounded vehicles released without payment of fines,” he added. The post Kitwe DC Orders Closure Of 4 Bus Stations appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kitwe Farmer Demolishes 5 Houses Belonging To Squatters

A commercial farmer in Kitwe’s Twalima Farm bloc has demolished over five illegal houses in his area. The farmer, who has been identified as Nsama Mulenga, shocked peasant farmers when he moved in with a group of youths that demolished … Continued

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A commercial farmer in Kitwe’s Twalima Farm bloc has demolished over five illegal houses in his area. The farmer, who has been identified as Nsama Mulenga, shocked peasant farmers when he moved in with a group of youths that demolished the structures without prior notices to the squatters. The group of youths allegedly removed properties in the houses before demolishing the structures. Squatters were left in shock when they found their structures demolished. “He came with group of people who forced their way in the houses and removed property before demolishing the structures” an eye witness narrated. The affected acknowledged being squatters but were disappointed that houses were being demolished without prior notice. “Yes we are squatters but we have engaged the local leadership on this matter, The Mayor as well as the area Councillor are aware of this issue and we have been waiting that it be resolved because it was brought to their attention,” one of the affected squatters said. She said, Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe had visited the area and promised to resolve the issue after engaging all the affected parties. “This issue is not new it has existed for years, some of us have been here since 1985 and for someone to just come and demolish our structures like this, it is very shocking, yes we know he has a title deed but after engaging the local leadership we expected a better understanding,” she added. However, the action that has left families homeless, attracted the attention of Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe who visited the area. Kang’ombe gave a background stating that “the land in question was owned by ZCCM as a subdivision of the farm 541/M. Squatters occupied the land as far back as 1980 in Kitwe as you are heading to Mufulira. ZCCM decided in the late 90’s to subdivide the 385 hectares farm into ten farms to ZCCM employees while land was occupied by the 135 squatters and their families.” He said the council has been facilitating engagements between squatters and the farm owners but was left shocked after learning that five houses have been demolished by one of the farm owners. Kang’ombe said the local authority has engaged all the affected parties with close supervision of the area councillor Mpasa Mwaya. Emergency relief such as food supplies and temporary accommodation has been provided to the affected families. The post Kitwe Farmer Demolishes 5 Houses Belonging To Squatters appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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2017 Cosafa U-20 Draws Unveiled

Hosts and holders Zambia will have to contend with a tricky first round group at the 2017 COSAFA Under-20 Championships after the draw for the pool stage was conducted in Johannesburg on Thursday. African champions Zambia will take on Swaziland, … Continued

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Hosts and holders Zambia will have to contend with a tricky first round group at the 2017 COSAFA Under-20 Championships after the draw for the pool stage was conducted in Johannesburg on Thursday. African champions Zambia will take on Swaziland, East African guest nation Uganda and Malawi, with just the top team assured of a place in the semifinals. The Young Chipolopolo will meet the Ugandans in their tournament opener at the Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe on December 6. The regional showpiece competition will get under way earlier in the day when Swaziland take on Malawi. The Group of Death in this year’s tournament appears to be Group B as last year’s runners-up South Africa must contend with North African guests Egypt, Mozambique and Mauritius. Group C will also be a tough one to call with Angola, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe vying for top spot. The top teams in each pool advance to the semifinals along with the best-placed runner-up. Matches will be played at the Arthur Davies and Nkana stadiums in Kitwe. Angola will also be in action on the opening day against Namibia. The group stage will be completed on December 12, followed by a rest day, with the semifinals to be staged at the Arthur Davies Stadium on December 14. The third-place play-off and the final will move to the Levy Mwanawasa in Ndola on December 16. 2017 COSAFA UNDER-20 CHAMPIONSHIPS DRAW Group A Zambia Swaziland Uganda Malawi Group B South Africa Egypt Mozambique Mauritius Group C Angola Lesotho Namibia Zimbabwe The post 2017 Cosafa U-20 Draws Unveiled appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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