Oil Hits $68, Boosts Nigeria’s Revenue, but Petrol Imports Hurt Finances

[This Day] The price of crude oil rose further Thursday exceeding $68 per barrel, its highest since May 2015, supported by unrest in Iran and raising concern about risks to supplies, cold weather in the United States boosting demand, and output cuts le…

[This Day] The price of crude oil rose further Thursday exceeding $68 per barrel, its highest since May 2015, supported by unrest in Iran and raising concern about risks to supplies, cold weather in the United States boosting demand, and output cuts led by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Kalaba Is Not A Factor – PF North West Official

The Patriotic Front in North Western Province says the party will always be intact with or without former Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba because he was not in the party structures and had never even been a Member of … Continued

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The Patriotic Front in North Western Province says the party will always be intact with or without former Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba because he was not in the party structures and had never even been a Member of the Central Committee. North Western PF Provincial chairperson Jackson Kungo said Kalaba’s exit from the ruling party was welcome because his loyalty to the party and President Edgar Lungu was compromised. Kungo noted that as minister Kalaba never defended the party or the head of state. “Meaning, the man was neither with President Lungu nor the party at large.” He observed that the party had seen a number of ministers resign and leave but it has always remained intact. “We had GBM, Sylvia Masebo, Guy Scott, Miles Sampa, Mwaliteta, Mulenga Sata, Wynter Kabimba, you name them. But did you see the party fall? not at all. Equally, come 2021 the current Patriotic Front President will make it through and carry the day,” he said. Kungo reaffirmed that the people of Zambia have confidence in the PF government under the leadership of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu. He urged people not to trust Kalaba, Kambwili and others that have left the ruling party and are alleging that the party was corrupt. He said the people that were leaving the ruling party were self-centred individuals and have no heart for the Zambian people. Kungo said Kalaba had just run away because he was aware that he was going to be fired because of distabilizing the party especially in Luapula province. “And as for Mr. Kambwili, let him and his lieutenants continue dishing out the money to the people because by 2021, they will be no where. It’s the more reason people have resolved to chew their money which they probably obtained through unexplained means when they were serving as ministers,” said Kungo. The post Kalaba Is Not A Factor – PF North West Official appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Police Arrest Internet Fraudster

Police in Lusaka have arrested a 24 year man of Chowa Township in Kabwe District, Central Province for Extortion and Possession of Obscene Materials. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has identified the suspect as Joel Sikaneta, 24, who is alleged to … Continued

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Police in Lusaka have arrested a 24 year man of Chowa Township in Kabwe District, Central Province for Extortion and Possession of Obscene Materials. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has identified the suspect as Joel Sikaneta, 24, who is alleged to have between June and December, 2017 swindled seven (07) females using nine fake facebook accounts opened in different names. “The accused person would pretend to be a white man, initiate an intimate relationship with unsuspecting females on face book after befriending them and promise to send them money in dollars and buy them cars,” she stated Katongo said the suspect would begin by sending nude pictures for a white man on pretext that they were his and would later entice women to also send their nude pictures to him. She added, “he would thereafter use another account purporting to be a wife to the white man claiming to have discovered conversations and nude pictures in her husband’s facebook account. He would then begin demanding for money from victims and threatening to publish nude pictures if they did not comply” Katongo said when the victims plead for leniency, the purported wife would link them to either her brother or spiritual father in Zambia who would give them an account number in which to deposit the money. She said several women including married women fell victim and ended up depositing money for fear of being embarrassed. The suspect is currently detained in Police custody and will appear in court soon. The post Police Arrest Internet Fraudster appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Big Kenyan Musicians Bow Down to the Real ‘Simba’ Diamond Platinumz

[Nairobi News] The domination of Kenyan musicians by their Tanzanian rivals was finally complete on New Year eve as Nameless and Wyre led the ceremony to finally hand the crown to their rival Diamond Platinumz.

[Nairobi News] The domination of Kenyan musicians by their Tanzanian rivals was finally complete on New Year eve as Nameless and Wyre led the ceremony to finally hand the crown to their rival Diamond Platinumz.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya