2019 – We’ll Conduct Mock Election for Buhari, Atiku, Others – Northern Youths

[Vanguard] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and other 2019 presidential aspirants of Northern extraction are to face a mock election to be conducted by the leadership of Northern youths.

[Vanguard] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and other 2019 presidential aspirants of Northern extraction are to face a mock election to be conducted by the leadership of Northern youths.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Pro-Biafra Groups Vow to Expose Nwodo’s House Bombers

[Vanguard] Enugu -Coalition of pro-Biafran groups, including the Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has sworn to unmask those behind Sunday bombing of the house of the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo.

[Vanguard] Enugu -Coalition of pro-Biafran groups, including the Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has sworn to unmask those behind Sunday bombing of the house of the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Pro-Biafra Groups Disappointed With Buhari’s Meeting With Trump

[Guardian] A coalition of pro-Biafra groups yesterday expressed disappointment over the recent meeting of President Donald Trump of the United States of America (USA) with President Muhammadu Buhari.

[Guardian] A coalition of pro-Biafra groups yesterday expressed disappointment over the recent meeting of President Donald Trump of the United States of America (USA) with President Muhammadu Buhari.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Seven Years On: The Story Of The Information Bill

By Blessings Kafwanka The Access to Information Bill, which was first known as the Freedom to Information Bill, was one of Patriotic Front’s campaign promise to be ready with 90 days of assuming office. As we commemorate World Press Freedom … Continued

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By Blessings Kafwanka The Access to Information Bill, which was first known as the Freedom to Information Bill, was one of Patriotic Front’s campaign promise to be ready with 90 days of assuming office. As we commemorate World Press Freedom Day [on May 3], let’s take a look at the progress that has been made from 2011 to date (2018). Nothing political. Just checking on progress. 24 Nov, 2011 Minister of information, Given Ludinda says Zambian government is committed to not only enacting a Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill but also to implementing it as promised before the elections – Lusaka Times 17 Feb, 2012 Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and Labour permanent secretary Amos Malupenga says Freedom of Information (FOI) bill will be presented to Parliament before July this year free flow of information. – UKZambians 15 Jul, 2013 Minister of Information Kennedy Sakeni says the Access to Information (ATI) will be presented to Parliament in the third session of the eleventh national assembly in June this year – Lusaka times 12 March 2014 Information Permanent Secretary Bates Mushala says Access to Information (ATI) is not ready. He has cast doubt on the urgency of the enactment of the Access to Information Bill by saying government is still consulting over the matter – Zambia Reports 5 May, 2015 Minister of information Chishimba Kambwili says Government will enact the Access to Information (ATI) Bill into law to give the citizenry the right to access information. He has assured journalists that Government is committed to media law reforms. – Daily Mail 12 Feb, 2016 MINISTER of Information and Broadcasting Services Chishimba Kambwili says Government will present the Access to Information Bill (AIB) to Parliament for enactment as soon as Cabinet approves it 5 May, 2017 Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, Kampamba Mulenga says Access to Information (ATI) bill will be tabled before parliament for enactment as soon as Parliament reopens. – Lusaka times 3 May, 2018 Should we expect to hear something different from the Hon. Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, Hon. Doro Siliya??? Well, let’s keep our fingers crossed as we wait for our colleagues in the media to update us. “When the public’s right to know is threatened, and when the rights of free speech and free press are at risk, all of the other liberties we hold dear are endangered.” ~ Christopher Dodd Happy world press freedom day!!! The post Seven Years On: The Story Of The Information Bill appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Nigeria On Path of Somalia, South Sudan, Mali, Ex-Editor Insists

[Guardian] Former General Manager, Plateau Publishing Corporation, Mr. Jonathan Ishaku, yesterday said Nigeria had crossed the “threshold into the unenviable company of fragile states of Somalia, Mali and South Sudan portraying the nation as a failed s…

[Guardian] Former General Manager, Plateau Publishing Corporation, Mr. Jonathan Ishaku, yesterday said Nigeria had crossed the "threshold into the unenviable company of fragile states of Somalia, Mali and South Sudan portraying the nation as a failed state."

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Cocaine Intercepted En Route to Beira

[AIM] Maputo -The South African authorities have seized cocaine valued at about 1.8 million rands (142,000 US dollars) apparently destined for the central Mozambican city of Beira.

[AIM] Maputo -The South African authorities have seized cocaine valued at about 1.8 million rands (142,000 US dollars) apparently destined for the central Mozambican city of Beira.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Minister Bars Media From Inspections

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Minister of Industry and Trade, Ragendra de Sousa, has suspended key operations of the National Inspectorate of Economic Activities (INAE) because they were being accompanied by the media.

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Minister of Industry and Trade, Ragendra de Sousa, has suspended key operations of the National Inspectorate of Economic Activities (INAE) because they were being accompanied by the media.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Reinstatement Ordered of Judge Expelled From Judiciary

[AIM] Maputo -The Maputo Provincial Administrative Tribunal has, in an unprecedented move, overruled a decision of the Higher Council of the Judicial Magistracy (CSCM), the disciplinary body for judges, under which a judge in the Maputo district of Mar…

[AIM] Maputo -The Maputo Provincial Administrative Tribunal has, in an unprecedented move, overruled a decision of the Higher Council of the Judicial Magistracy (CSCM), the disciplinary body for judges, under which a judge in the Maputo district of Marracuene was expelled from the judicial profession.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Govt Plants to Invest U.S.$100 Million in Anti-Poaching Strategy

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government plans to invest, over the next five years, 100 million US dollars in building infrastructures and stimulating conservation agriculture in those districts where national parks and reserves are located.

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government plans to invest, over the next five years, 100 million US dollars in building infrastructures and stimulating conservation agriculture in those districts where national parks and reserves are located.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Record Output in 2017 From Vale Coal Mine

[AIM] Maputo -Vale-Mozambique, the Mozambican subsidiary of the Brazilian mining giant Vale, in 2017 produced a record amount of coal from its open cast mine in Moatize district, in the western province of Tete.

[AIM] Maputo -Vale-Mozambique, the Mozambican subsidiary of the Brazilian mining giant Vale, in 2017 produced a record amount of coal from its open cast mine in Moatize district, in the western province of Tete.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique