Actress, Stephanie Linus, Becomes UNFPA Regional Ambassador

[Vanguard] A-List Nollywood actress, StephanieOkereke Linus was on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, unveiled as the UNFPA Regional Ambassador for West & Central Africa. The United Nations Population Fund made the appointment at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

[Vanguard] A-List Nollywood actress, StephanieOkereke Linus was on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, unveiled as the UNFPA Regional Ambassador for West & Central Africa. The United Nations Population Fund made the appointment at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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Take Your ARVs, Ministers Urges Christian Patients

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya has expressed concern that some church leaders have continued advising their members who are HIV positive against taking drugs. The Health Minister says this will not help the nation in fighting this vice. Dr. Chilufya … Continued

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Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya has expressed concern that some church leaders have continued advising their members who are HIV positive against taking drugs. The Health Minister says this will not help the nation in fighting this vice. Dr. Chilufya has reminded the church that they are a critical stakeholder in the fight against HIV/AIDS saying government would embark on an aggressive community testing for HIV, which will need the support and help of the church. He has also urged patients on antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) against absconding their medication in order to surpass the viral load and ensure that the country’s records HIV free. Dr. Chilufya says the church should use the platform to reach out to everybody that ARVs are a hope of today and that children must take ARVs so as to have a better nation for the children. The post Take Your ARVs, Ministers Urges Christian Patients appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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New Twist in Malabu Deal As Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan Implicated

[Leadership] The dispute over the ownership and operation of OPL 245, otherwise known as Malabu oil bloc, has taken a new dimension, with former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN) asking the administr…

[Leadership] The dispute over the ownership and operation of OPL 245, otherwise known as Malabu oil bloc, has taken a new dimension, with former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN) asking the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to hold former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the late President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua and the immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, accountable.

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3 Herders Killed in Southern Kaduna

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -The bodies of three men believed to be herders were recovered in two different places in Unguwan Maiyashi village, Fantsuwam Chiefdom, in Jemaa Local Government Area (LGA) and in Madakiya community in Zangon Kataf LGA of Kaduna St…

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -The bodies of three men believed to be herders were recovered in two different places in Unguwan Maiyashi village, Fantsuwam Chiefdom, in Jemaa Local Government Area (LGA) and in Madakiya community in Zangon Kataf LGA of Kaduna State over the weekend.

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Will National Assembly Pass the 2017 Budget in Next Two Weeks?

[Daily Trust] Ilorin -The Chairman of the Senate Committee on National Security and Intelligence, Senator Shaaba Lafiagi has said the National Assembly is to pass the 2017 appropriation bill in the next two weeks.

[Daily Trust] Ilorin -The Chairman of the Senate Committee on National Security and Intelligence, Senator Shaaba Lafiagi has said the National Assembly is to pass the 2017 appropriation bill in the next two weeks.

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Pres. Lungu Salutes Kamanga After Zambia Under-20 Conquers Africa

President Edgar Lungu has congratulated FAZ president Andrew Kamanga for showing leadership in guiding Zambia to her first Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations title. Zambia defeated voodoo propelled Senegal 2-0 on Sunday to become the first host to win the … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has congratulated FAZ president Andrew Kamanga for showing leadership in guiding Zambia to her first Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations title. Zambia defeated voodoo propelled Senegal 2-0 on Sunday to become the first host to win the tournament with President Lungu and his fourth Republican counterpart president Rupiah Banda cheering the team to victory. The boys did not disappoint. Patson Daka, who emerged player of the tournament, and Edward Chilufya each shared first half spoils to gift Zambia an important win. “As patron of the Football Association of Zambia, I am extremely happy and we give glory to God for the victory. “On behalf of Government and the people of the Republic of Zambia and indeed on my own behalf, l wish to extend hearty congratulations to Mr. Andrew Kamanga, the President of FAZ and his entire executive, the Ministry of Youth and Sport including other stakeholders for working hard to organise a successful tournament. “To the soccer fans, l urge them to continue rallying behind the young players for more goals to be recorded,” he said in a statement issued by press aide Amos Chanda. BELOW IS THE STATEMENT PRESIDENT LUNGU CONGRATULATES ZAMBIA U -20 FOR AFCON VICTORY Lusaka, (Sunday,12th March, 2017)———-His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu President of the Republic of Zambia has congratulated the young Chipolopolo team for their impressive victory in the Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals played against the young Teranga Lions of Senegal at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka today. President Lungu also extends congratulations to the technical bench for their commitment towards securing this victory. The President is extremely happy at the consistent and impressive performance that the young Chipolopolo have exhibited since the tournament commenced. President Lungu has said the junior soccer team has done the country proud by retaining Zambia’s lost glory in football which the Zambian soccer fans and the general public have been yearning for in a long time after the 2012 Gabon AFCON Victory by the senior team. The President is confident that the young Chipolopolo has a great future in football hence they should continue to work extremely hard, be disciplined and ensure team spirit for them to perform even better in other tournaments. The President has equally extended his gratitude to the visiting teams for having participated in the Under-20 AFCON and wished them well in future tournaments. President Lungu has directed the Ministry of Youth and Sport, the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) including other soccer stakeholders to show unwavering commitment towards ensuring that the young Chipolopolo are nurtured to stardom for the country to continue recording success. The President is also happy with the support that the Zambian people have shown to the young team since the tournament commenced. “This tournament has shown how the Zambian people love soccer and we have also seen the characteristic nature that this sport has in uniting people regardless of their different background,†the President said “As patron of the Football Association of Zambia, I am extremely happy and we give glory to God for the victory. On behalf of Government and the people of the Republic of Zambia and indeed on my own behalf, l wish to extend hearty congratulations to Mr. Andrew Kamanga, the President of FAZ and his entire executive, the Ministry of Youth and Sport including other stakeholders for working hard to organise a successful tournament. To the soccer fans, l urge them to continue rallying behind the young players for more goals to be recorded. Issued by: AMOS CHANDA SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT (PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS) STATE HOUSE The post Pres. Lungu Salutes Kamanga After Zambia Under-20 Conquers Africa appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Outstanding Female Film Makers Awarded

[New Times] Saturday evening was a moment of smiles as outstanding female filmmakers were recognised at the closure of the second edition of Urusaro International Women Film Festival (IWFF) over the weekend.

[New Times] Saturday evening was a moment of smiles as outstanding female filmmakers were recognised at the closure of the second edition of Urusaro International Women Film Festival (IWFF) over the weekend.

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