NNPC Distributes Hoarded Petrol Free in Abuja

[Guardian] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has embarked on dispensing of hoarded petrol to motorists to end the current scarcity of the product across the federation.

[Guardian] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has embarked on dispensing of hoarded petrol to motorists to end the current scarcity of the product across the federation.

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Lagos Bridges Under Threat of Collapse From Parked Trucks

[Guardian] The Ijora, Eko and Carter Bridges are under great strains from immobile articulated vehicles, a situation worsened by recurring gridlocks and the deplorable state of roads leading to ports and tank farms.

[Guardian] The Ijora, Eko and Carter Bridges are under great strains from immobile articulated vehicles, a situation worsened by recurring gridlocks and the deplorable state of roads leading to ports and tank farms.

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The Good, Bad and Ugly of Air Travel Sector in 2017

[Guardian] Year 2017 in the aviation sector will perhaps go down as one with the most defining moments but with very little to show for real growth. WOLE OYEBADE in this review captures major events that shaped the year.

[Guardian] Year 2017 in the aviation sector will perhaps go down as one with the most defining moments but with very little to show for real growth. WOLE OYEBADE in this review captures major events that shaped the year.

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Buhari Meeting the Yearnings of the Masses, Not Elite, Says Odigie-Oyegun

[Guardian] Benin City -The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is building a solid foundation for the economy.

[Guardian] Benin City -The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is building a solid foundation for the economy.

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Army Worms Attack Maize Fields in Solwezi

About 10 hectares of maize fields in Kalumbila District of North Western Province have been invaded by the fall Army Worms and stalk borer. The deadly caterpillars have caused extensive damage to crop in most maize fields. Local farmer Johnson … Continued

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About 10 hectares of maize fields in Kalumbila District of North Western Province have been invaded by the fall Army Worms and stalk borer. The deadly caterpillars have caused extensive damage to crop in most maize fields. Local farmer Johnson Mwikala has confirmed that their maize fields have been invaded and crops destroyed by the Army Worms in Mabombola area under Chief Mumena’s Chiefdom. “The situation is quiet bad here if you check around you will realise that all these farms about ten of them approximately ten hectares, the crops are damaged at this stage the only solution is to replant because heart of the crop is all eaten up†Mr Mwikala confirmed. He said farmers woke up to a rude shock when they found their maize fields invaded by the Army Worms. Another farmer Exildah Kiloka complained that government had delayed to provide them with chemicals as promised during the start of the farming season. She said some government officials that visited the area told them that government was aware of threats to the crops army worms posed and was ready to respond. “We were assured that government will help us with the chemicals but I think they have delayed because even if we spray now it makes no difference because these crops are gone, some of us our E Voucher Cards have not even been activated and this is very difficult to access the chemicals†she stated. Kiloko appealed to government to come to their aid and spray the remaining maize fields as further delays will worsen the situation. The post Army Worms Attack Maize Fields in Solwezi appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Rethink These Strategies

[Citizen] Some decisions by public leaders can be most dismaying – and must be revisited urgently. For example, Tandahimba district commissioner Sebastian Waryuba has directed the arrest of 55 secondary schoolgirls impregnated while schooling, together…

[Citizen] Some decisions by public leaders can be most dismaying - and must be revisited urgently. For example, Tandahimba district commissioner Sebastian Waryuba has directed the arrest of 55 secondary schoolgirls impregnated while schooling, together with their parents and the men who impregnated them!

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Councillors Are Abusing Grants – CSO

The K 10,000 monthly allocation under the Ward Fund has continued to be abused by councillors countrywide due to poor monitoring systems in most council, a Non Governmental Organisation Beautiful Gates has charged. Executive Director Bill Kaping’a has called for … Continued

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The K 10,000 monthly allocation under the Ward Fund has continued to be abused by councillors countrywide due to poor monitoring systems in most council, a Non Governmental Organisation Beautiful Gates has charged. Executive Director Bill Kaping’a has called for strengthen of monitoring systems to allow for proper monitoring, accountability and transparency in the utilisation of the funds. He says the system through which the funds are given out to the councillors leave much room for abuse as most of the civic leaders have no running programs in their respective Wards. “At times it leaves me wondering whether we are serious about issues of accountability, transparency and monitoring, because when you see how these councillors are given the same money you will discover that it is even given as cash,” he questioned. Kaping’a has however called on the Ministry of Local government to revise the current guidelines so as to ensure prudent utilisation of the funds. “Well it could be that there are no strict guidelines to help close all the loopholes that may force civic leaders to avoid the temptation of abusing the funds. We have only the head of Councillors talking about unblocking drainages, slashing some areas and garbage collection which also raises a lot of questions, how are the people engaged to do the activities and how much are they paid?†he added. Councillors across the country are entitled to K 10,000 monthly allocation under the Ward Development Funds. The post Councillors Are Abusing Grants – CSO appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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PF Cadre Raises Voice Over Illegal Mukula Trade

A Patriotic Front cadre on the Copperbelt has questioned the continued exportation of Mukula tree logs despite the ban on exporting logs is still effective. In an audio posted on one of the Patriotic Front WhatsApp groups, the cadre says … Continued

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A Patriotic Front cadre on the Copperbelt has questioned the continued exportation of Mukula tree logs despite the ban on exporting logs is still effective. In an audio posted on one of the Patriotic Front WhatsApp groups, the cadre says government had issued a statutory instrument to ban the exportation of Mukula tree. He said government had put in place security measures by engaging the Zambia National Service and Zambia Army to ensure no individual is found exporting the Mukula logs. “What is surprising is that every time Mukula tree logs are being exported it is escorted like it’s a presidential motorcade, now who is authorising the Mukula tree logs to be exported? Why is government exporting Mukula logs when there is a ban?†he wondered. He added, “Jean Kapata is a very bad woman who is not helping the Party and we call on the President to take action against her because it is such people making the party unpopular. We can’t allow such to continue. Land they are stealing, tree logs they are stealing then how are we going to govern this country.†The cadre has called on leaders to stop being selfish and attend to the many issues being brought out by Zambians rather than that which benefits them only. “What type of leadership is this that they are stealing what belongs to them? Our leaders don’t care about what the future holds, as we go towards 2018 leaders please cleanse your conscious, Zambians cannot continue crying, they can’t continue complaining. “People that voted for you are crying day in day out and you pay a blind eye to it? It’s very sad…we only have 2018 by 2019 everyone will be talking the convention and by 2020 we will not even manage to convince anyone to vote for us,†he added. The an unidentified cadre said late President Michael Sata suffered for the Patriotic Front and it is sad that those in leadership are not doing enough to protect it against individuals who don’t mean well for Zambians. The post PF Cadre Raises Voice Over Illegal Mukula Trade appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Miners Oppose Removal of Mining From Exclusive List

[Leadership] Abuja -The Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN) has opposed the removal of mining from the exclusive lists of the federal government to allow more states’ participation.

[Leadership] Abuja -The Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN) has opposed the removal of mining from the exclusive lists of the federal government to allow more states' participation.

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