EJS’s ‘Reluctant’ Endorsement of Boakai Has Fighting Undertones

[FrontPageAfrica] When President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was pressed in a 2016 FrontPageAfrica interview whether she would be willing to step down a year before the completion of her presidency to give her vice president Joseph Boakai a chance at proving…

[FrontPageAfrica] When President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was pressed in a 2016 FrontPageAfrica interview whether she would be willing to step down a year before the completion of her presidency to give her vice president Joseph Boakai a chance at proving himself in the role, she did not hesitate in delivering a somewhat fiery response: "Not a chance".

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Notorious Kidnapper, Vampire Killed in Rivers

[Vanguard] The Notorious kidnapper, Henry Chibueze, also known as, Vampire who escaped from prison custody on January 27,2017, when some gunmen believed to be his gang members stormed the Owerri High Court in Imo State and rescued him, killing two pers…

[Vanguard] The Notorious kidnapper, Henry Chibueze, also known as, Vampire who escaped from prison custody on January 27,2017, when some gunmen believed to be his gang members stormed the Owerri High Court in Imo State and rescued him, killing two persons while many others sustained bullet wounds, has been killed in a gun duel with the police.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Reps Probe Alleged Payment of N19 Billion to State Governments Account

[Guardian] Abuja -The House of Representatives is set to probe an alleged payment of N19 billion by the Ministry of Finance to the account of the 36 states rather than that of the 774 local governments.

[Guardian] Abuja -The House of Representatives is set to probe an alleged payment of N19 billion by the Ministry of Finance to the account of the 36 states rather than that of the 774 local governments.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Police Arrest 15 Persons for Alleged Breach of Law, Order in Anambra

[Vanguard] Fifteen persons have been arrested by Anambra State Police Command for allegedly breach of law and order at Umuoye village, Ebenebe community in Awka North Local Government Area.

[Vanguard] Fifteen persons have been arrested by Anambra State Police Command for allegedly breach of law and order at Umuoye village, Ebenebe community in Awka North Local Government Area.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

NLC, TUC, ULC At War Over Unions’ Registration

[Vanguard] The crisis rocking the Labour movement in Nigeria, is fast assuming a dangerous dimension as Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and its Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, counterpart, for the second time in less than two months, have written t…

[Vanguard] The crisis rocking the Labour movement in Nigeria, is fast assuming a dangerous dimension as Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and its Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, counterpart, for the second time in less than two months, have written the Minister of Labour and Employment over the new labour centre: the United Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC. This time, they are contending that ULC and some unions seeking registration should not be registered to avert anarchy in the nation's industrial relations syste

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Mine Water Policy Approved

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Cabinet has approved the gazetting of the draft Mine Water Management Policy for public comment, said Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe.

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Cabinet has approved the gazetting of the draft Mine Water Management Policy for public comment, said Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Mourning the Demise of an Iconic Hero

[NEWS] Anytime An Individual, who has made tremendous contribution to society and the nation dies, the demise of that person is felt not only by the immediate family members, loved ones and associates, but also, by the larger society and other individu…

[NEWS] Anytime An Individual, who has made tremendous contribution to society and the nation dies, the demise of that person is felt not only by the immediate family members, loved ones and associates, but also, by the larger society and other individuals who live beyond our borders.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Legislature Violates FOI Law

[NEWS] The Liberian Legislature, the body responsible for making laws, has been named among the three branches of government as the institution violating the Freedom of Information (FOI) Law of Liberia, the 3rd quarter report of the Independent Informa…

[NEWS] The Liberian Legislature, the body responsible for making laws, has been named among the three branches of government as the institution violating the Freedom of Information (FOI) Law of Liberia, the 3rd quarter report of the Independent Information Commission (IIC) has disclosed.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Opinion: The AFCON Adventure Continues!! Game 2

Scintillating football. If it was down to two words, those would be my pick for the game I’ve just witnessed. To be honest, it was like Zambia came looking for revenge for the two disallowed goals they had against Guinea. … Continued

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Scintillating football. If it was down to two words, those would be my pick for the game I’ve just witnessed. To be honest, it was like Zambia came looking for revenge for the two disallowed goals they had against Guinea. I would never have predicted such a performance, but games like these are what make football such a beautiful, unpredictable game. Initially, I was a little pessimistic about Mali, mainly because several members of their current squad won the African Cup of Nations at Under-17 level two years ago, going on to the final of the 2015 U17 World Cup in Chile. The game began as a hectic frenzy, and when Abdoul Dante opened the scoring for Mali in the 4th minute, it genuinely looked like my perceived pessimism was well-placed. Enter Fashion Sakala. His equalizer 3 minutes later provided a glimmer of hope, and even though there was still a long way to go, at least our nerves were calmed. It was game on. After a brief spell of end-to-end action, Zambia took the lead through an absolutely stunning volley by Emmanuel Banda. Beauty of a goal. The nation was in pandemonium, I could hear celebrations from my neighbour’s houses, so I’m sure it was much crazier at the stadium. Enock Mwepu have us even more reason to smile, his calm finish taking us into the break 3-1 up. What a half of football. At this point, even though things were looking up, only half the mission was complete. Would Mali respond? No. They wouldn’t. Sorry. The Junior Chipolopolo scored 3 in the first 45 minutes, and off they went to score 3 more. THREE more, just in case you didn’t get it the first time. Mali capitulated, they had no response to wave after wave of Zambian attacks, and the boys made their chances count. Edward Chilufya bagged two goals for himself before Fashion Sakala put the 6th and final nail in the coffin and sealed his Man of the Match performance. What a game of football. This game was not only significant in qualifying for the semi-finals, but our progress also means that we have gained automatic qualification for the Under-20 World Cup being held in South Korea in May. Plenty of reason to celebrate. This was another sold-out game, so my question in one of my previous posts as to whether Zambia is truly a football-crazy nation has been answered with a resounding ‘YES’. Big ups to all the fans who managed to make it to the stadium, the support is also part of the reason why the lads are playing so well. Beston Chambeshi deserves a round of applause too, kept the boys cool & collected throughout the match. We can only look forward from here. Onto the next one: Egypt on Saturday Let’s go Junior Chipolopolo!! Source: Wenguss Khan The post Opinion: The AFCON Adventure Continues!! Game 2 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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