Faith-Less Committee Will Have Muthambi Pay for Her Absence

[News24Wire] Minister of Public Service and Administration Faith Muthambi will have to pay out of her own pocket for the costs of a meeting she failed to attend in Parliament where her alleged misuse of funds and nepotism were among the things that wou…

[News24Wire] Minister of Public Service and Administration Faith Muthambi will have to pay out of her own pocket for the costs of a meeting she failed to attend in Parliament where her alleged misuse of funds and nepotism were among the things that would be discussed.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Suspected Target of Ozubulu Church Attack, ‘Bishop’, Visits Injured Victims

[This Day] Awka -Anambra “businessman” Aloysius Ikegwuonu, who was said to have been the target of the recent attack on St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu in Anambra State, has visited the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, to sympa…

[This Day] Awka -Anambra "businessman" Aloysius Ikegwuonu, who was said to have been the target of the recent attack on St. Philip's Catholic Church, Ozubulu in Anambra State, has visited the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, to sympathise with victims of the attack.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Nigeria Air Force Sends Killer Airman to Death By Hanging

[This Day] Makurdi -The 10-man General Court Martial of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Tuesday sentenced Air Craftman Benard Kalu to death by hanging for the killing of his colleague, Corporal Oladipupo, alleged to be his girlfriend.

[This Day] Makurdi -The 10-man General Court Martial of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Tuesday sentenced Air Craftman Benard Kalu to death by hanging for the killing of his colleague, Corporal Oladipupo, alleged to be his girlfriend.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Clash Over Anti-Buhari Protest Leads to Closure of Abuja Market

[This Day] Abuja -An inter-ethnic clash involving northern and Igbo traders broke out Tuesday in the popular Wuse market in Abuja, following the attempt by the exponents of the ‘Our Mumu Don Do’ movement, led by Nigerian musician Charles Oputa, to hold…

[This Day] Abuja -An inter-ethnic clash involving northern and Igbo traders broke out Tuesday in the popular Wuse market in Abuja, following the attempt by the exponents of the 'Our Mumu Don Do' movement, led by Nigerian musician Charles Oputa, to hold an anti-Buhari protest in the largest market in the capital city.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Nigeria-India Trade Volume Hits $10 Billion

[This Day] Abuja -The Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Nagabushana Reddy has disclosed plans by his country to organise an international expo on Information Communication Technology in Nigeria as part of efforts at deepening bilateral relations wit…

[This Day] Abuja -The Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Nagabushana Reddy has disclosed plans by his country to organise an international expo on Information Communication Technology in Nigeria as part of efforts at deepening bilateral relations with Nigeria, even as trade relations between Nigeria and India increased to $10 billion in 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Fake Mafro Kit Floods Market with Official Kit Off Shelves

With the official Chipolopolo replica jersey yet to hit the market, black market traders have taken the initiative by rolling out counterfeit Mafro kit. Despite the official replica having been launched in June, there has been no available replica on … Continued

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With the official Chipolopolo replica jersey yet to hit the market, black market traders have taken the initiative by rolling out counterfeit Mafro kit. Despite the official replica having been launched in June, there has been no available replica on the market. Sports writer Mike Mubanga has lost patience with the status quo and sent out a memo on his Facebook wall over the unfolding circus. BELOW IS HIS POSTING: IFIKOKOLA EFIBIPA ‘Delay in FAZ offloading official replicas has left room for hijackers, Chakanas, to flourish on the black market’ By Mike Mubanga On Thursday, 8 June, 2017, the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) launched the official Chipolopolo Boys replica in front of dozens of journalists, stakeholders and a handful of fans at the Levy Mwanawasa stadium in Ndola. The high table, comprising FAZ president Andrew Kamanga, general secretary Ponga Liwewe and his deputy Lombe Mbalashi all delivered a strong message towards persons in a perennial habit of producing fake national team replicas. “Only FAZ and Mafro are allowed to produce material related to the national team. If anyone is found reproducing the replica without the authorities of FAZ and Mafro, he or she will be arrested and the materials will be confiscated as we will be working hand in hand with the counterfeit unit (at the Zambia Police),†Mbalashi warned. Two months after the warning was delivered, Mafro replicas in a cocktail of other fake jerseys such as those of Power Dynamos and Zanaco have flooded the black market in Lusaka with the known streets not left out in the business. While unsuspecting supporters will have no idea what is going on as they seek to buy the jersey in readiness for this Saturday’s CHAN final round, return leg qualifier match against South Africa set for this weekend, I am not shocked that the fake Chipolopolo replica is on the market. It is now close to two months since the Mafro deal was signed, and the teething problems regarding the $400,000 two year deal seem to be never-ending. The delay in making available the replica to soccer fans has caused some businessmen and women to involve themselves in dealing with fake products because Football House is not yet to provide originals to fans. The process of making available the replicas is too slow, and this snail’s pace will lead to losses as FAZ will have very few customers at the expense of the black market business, which has now spread to Central and Copperbelt provinces. FAZ should quickly act and guard against counterfeit replicas if they are to maximise on the sale of genuine replicas, which are not yet on the market. Not sure if I missed it, but there has been no concrete explanation regarding the non-show of jerseys as fans have been subjected to on and off rumours which is not healthy at all. Whatever it is that has delayed this process should be known, for now, its Chakanas and Hijackers smiling all the way because selling fake products ahead of the Chipolopolo game is now a piece of cake. The post Fake Mafro Kit Floods Market with Official Kit Off Shelves appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Flights to Lagos Slump As Cairo, Nairobi Jump

[This Day] There will be 16 per cent fewer airline seats on domestic routes and nine per cent fewer on international routes to and from Lagos for the rest of 2017, an analysis of seat capacity for travel to the top 10 international airports in Africa, …

[This Day] There will be 16 per cent fewer airline seats on domestic routes and nine per cent fewer on international routes to and from Lagos for the rest of 2017, an analysis of seat capacity for travel to the top 10 international airports in Africa, produced by ForwardKeys has revealed.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Amaechi Defends Cost of Chinese Funded Railway Projects

[This Day] The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, has provided more insight into the multibillion dollar railway projects to be partly funded by the China Exim Bank, stating that the Lagos-Kano and Calabar-Lagos rail lines would include …

[This Day] The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, has provided more insight into the multibillion dollar railway projects to be partly funded by the China Exim Bank, stating that the Lagos-Kano and Calabar-Lagos rail lines would include state-of-the-art train stations, digital signalling and communications systems and high-speed trains that would cut the number of hours spent by commuters travelling around the country by more than 50 per cent.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria