Nigerian Twitter Disagrees With Adichie Over Clinton’s Wife Bio

[Guardian] Internationally recognised and established writer, Chimamanda Adichie, came under serious backlash for stating that “>she was ‘upset’ with the former Democrat presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton’s, inclusion of ‘wife’ as the first word in her twitter bio.

[Guardian] Internationally recognised and established writer, Chimamanda Adichie, came under serious backlash for stating that ">she was 'upset' with the former Democrat presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton's, inclusion of 'wife' as the first word in her twitter bio.

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Kalusha Pays Quiet Homage to Gabon Disaster Heroes

Former FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya paid homage to his fallen teammates at the Gabon Memorial Site two days ahead of schedule to stay clear of public scrutiny. Bwalya who was supposed to have linked up with his teammates in Darkar … Continued

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Former FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya paid homage to his fallen teammates at the Gabon Memorial Site two days ahead of schedule to stay clear of public scrutiny. Bwalya who was supposed to have linked up with his teammates in Darkar enroute to fulfilling a FIFA World Cup fixture against Senegal survived the plane crash as he was travelling from his base in Netherlands where he starred for PSV Eindhoven. The 1988 African Footballer of the Year later captained the reconstituted Zambian team to the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations finals were they lost 2-1 to a more experienced Nigerian side that had the likes of Rashi Yekini, Emmanuel Amunike, Daniel Amokachi and Jay Jay Okocha among others. Saturday marks 25 years since the Zambia National Team perished off the coast of Gabon wiping out 18 players, officials and crew members with a journalist. Below is what Bwalya wrote: Today I decided to go give homage to my fallen team mates one day earlier. I wanted my full attention to be on my brothers rather than on a public function. A day does not go by that I don’t think about my family that I lost off the coast of Gabon in 1993. 25 years later my heart is still broken. A team that could have gone so far…………. #KK11 #chipolopolo #Zambia #gabon #airtragedy #25 years The post Kalusha Pays Quiet Homage to Gabon Disaster Heroes appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pres. Kabila To Delay DRC Election To June 2019; The Third Time Since His Term Expired

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila is planning to postpone the delayed December 2018 elections to next year, his members of parliament have disclosed. The lawmakers have questioned the timing of a law that is supposed to come for … Continued

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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila is planning to postpone the delayed December 2018 elections to next year, his members of parliament have disclosed. The lawmakers have questioned the timing of a law that is supposed to come for debate over the allocation of parliamentary seats. “In DRC, there is supposed to be a law where the allocation of seats in a particular area is supposed to be debated and determined by the whole parliament but instead, Kabila has assigned that task to a parliamentary committee,†one of his lawmakers disclosed. “This has angered a lot of us from the ruling party but in actual fact, Kabila knows what he is doing. He wants to create confusion in parliament and claim that as long as this matter is not resolved, then we can’t have general elections this year in December.†One of the lawmakers added that all this was a well planned move by President Kabila especially given that he knew the Congolese parliament goes on recess in June. “There is a parliamentary holiday from June 15 to September; parliament will close for any form of business ,†said the MP who spoke on condition of anonymity. “Kabila then wants to bring the proposed bill back to parliament in September where members are supposed to debate it before its implementation. So in short, the electoral plans for the elections will be affected for as long as this matter remains unresolved in parliament. “Kabila will then tell the whole world that we can’t have elections this year because of that legality.†The lawmaker said this is just a plan for President Kabila to further buy time and extend his illegal stay. His term expired in December 2016 but President Kabila has already rescheduled the polls two times so far. “The real reason is for him to push the the elections to June next year because the elections cannot be held until this law is fully debated and a parliamentary resolution made,†he said. “SADC have been duped and cheated by Kabila that’s why all the presidents that attended the troika meeting in Angola this week have to put an end all the nonsense going on here.†The MPs warned that if the region does not stop President Kabila, DRC is headed for a fully fledged war which may have spiral effect on neigbouring countries. The post Pres. Kabila To Delay DRC Election To June 2019; The Third Time Since His Term Expired appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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My Resolve to Recover Looted Funds ‘Unshakable’ – Buhari

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari said in Bauchi on Thursday that his resolve to ensure the recovery of looted resources was unshakable, saying his administration would also ensure the judicious utilisation of the funds.

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari said in Bauchi on Thursday that his resolve to ensure the recovery of looted resources was unshakable, saying his administration would also ensure the judicious utilisation of the funds.

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Detained Shiite Leader El-Zakzaky Charged With Murder

[Premium Times] Detained leader of Nigeria’s Shiite group, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has been charged with murder amid growing street protests demanding his release from prolonged detention.

[Premium Times] Detained leader of Nigeria's Shiite group, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has been charged with murder amid growing street protests demanding his release from prolonged detention.

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