Kogi, NNPC Sign MOU On Biofuels

[Premium Times] The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has assured the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of complete security for their investment in the Alape Staple Crop Processing Zone situated in Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of the…

[Premium Times] The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has assured the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of complete security for their investment in the Alape Staple Crop Processing Zone situated in Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of the State. He said this at the NNPC Tower, Abuja, while making his remarks on Tuesday, at the Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony between the NNPC and the Kogi State Government for the "Cooperation in the Promotion and Development of Biofuels Project."

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Kampalans Welcome Revamped Passenger Train Services

[Observer] Just days after reclaiming management of railway business from Rift Valley Railways (RVR), Uganda Railway Cooperation (URC) last evening re-launched passenger services in and around Kampala city.

[Observer] Just days after reclaiming management of railway business from Rift Valley Railways (RVR), Uganda Railway Cooperation (URC) last evening re-launched passenger services in and around Kampala city.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Bheki Cele – the Proof of the Pudding Is in the Eating

[Daily Maverick] Breaking from his usual stance not to comment on senior appointments in the SAPS, analyst CHRIS DE KOCK sets out why he supports the appointment of new police minister, Bheki Cele.

[Daily Maverick] Breaking from his usual stance not to comment on senior appointments in the SAPS, analyst CHRIS DE KOCK sets out why he supports the appointment of new police minister, Bheki Cele.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Impact of Low Maize Price On Producers

[ANGOP] Huambo -Agriculture and Forestry Minister Marcos Nhunga Tuesday in central Huambo province said the low price of kilogram of corn in the national market is a discouraging factor, as the producers of this cereal risk to sell one kilogram at 20 k…

[ANGOP] Huambo -Agriculture and Forestry Minister Marcos Nhunga Tuesday in central Huambo province said the low price of kilogram of corn in the national market is a discouraging factor, as the producers of this cereal risk to sell one kilogram at 20 kwanzas.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

OPINION: UPND’s Academic Impeachment Motion

Information that the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) wish to move an impeachment against President Edgar Lungu points to a bunch of people that just never learn anything from history. The opposition UPND has in the life of … Continued

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Information that the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) wish to move an impeachment against President Edgar Lungu points to a bunch of people that just never learn anything from history. The opposition UPND has in the life of many parliaments tried to use this trick but have come out short. If it had been a battle of conscience maybe they could have been worth of sympathy for their cause. But raising an impeachment motion in the face of the reasons they are advancing points to lack of seriousness. Not to remind them that this battle would by far be tad too far for them given the numerical deficiencies that they have suffered ever since they were baptized in opposition politics way back in 1998. A simple glance at the numbers points to the ruling Patriotic Front having 89 Members of Parliament with the combined opposition numbers coming to 63 while there are 14 independents with almost all of them aligned to the ruling party. The PF as a party represents 53.6% of representation in parliament while the UPND has 34.9% with 8.4% going to independents. If anybody is ambitious to challenge the PF outside this realm then they just better look at the reasons the UPND are advancing. Hichilema in directing his MPS to move an impeachment motion told the jubilant gathering that President Lungu also confessed that he was voted out but refused to leave, among other grounds for impeaching him. “The laws of Zambia require such an action. There are members of parliament here. Here are our instructions; you must commence the impeachment process now. Commence the impeachment process now. The man confessed that anyone who works anywhere could steal from the employers. How can you stop theft of public resources like that? This means where he is in State House he is stealing from the people who put him there, you the taxpayers.†Well there you have it in case you missed the grounds for impeachment. We will not say much but leave it to our readers to judge. Of course Hichilema added his favourite post-election grief in adding fuel to the fire. “He’s stealing from you. That one account. Another account, he by his own mouth confirmed that in 2015 and 2016 he was voted out of office but he refused to go and he will refuse in 2021. I will tell you another ground, the law in Article 104/105 of our Constitution says that when a presidential petition is submitted, just mere submission, the Presidency, the executive powers must transfer from whoever is holding them to the Speaker of the National Assembly but he refused to hand over therefore, he abrogated the Constitution.†We may not know a lot about the law but we know for a fact that Hichilema is clutching to anything to remain relevant in the Zambian political scene. Has he not tried the ballot and failed five times? Has he not been to court and has not been successful? And now he is taken his grievances to parliament, will he succeed there? Maybe this brother could learn something from better experienced politicians by just getting down to work and focus his energies on 2021 otherwise he could turn out to be a monumental failure. The post OPINION: UPND’s Academic Impeachment Motion appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Municipal Elections to Cost U.S.$48 Million Meticais

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique’s nationwide municipal elections, scheduled for 10 October, will cost over three billion meticais (about 49 million US dollars, at current exchange rates), according to Felisberto Naife, the General Director of the Electoral Ad…

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's nationwide municipal elections, scheduled for 10 October, will cost over three billion meticais (about 49 million US dollars, at current exchange rates), according to Felisberto Naife, the General Director of the Electoral Administration Technical Secretariat (STAE).

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Struggle for Human Rights Far From Over – Nyusi

[AIM] Geneva -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said in Geneva on Monday that, despite the significant advances that have been made, the struggle for securing human rights throughout the world is far from over.

[AIM] Geneva -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said in Geneva on Monday that, despite the significant advances that have been made, the struggle for securing human rights throughout the world is far from over.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Liberian Musicians Receive Awards

[New Dawn] One of Liberia’s best entrainment website Tunes Liberia.com in collaboration with GSM Company Orange Liberia awards Liberian musician all across the world for their manifold contribution to the music industry in the country.

[New Dawn] One of Liberia's best entrainment website Tunes Liberia.com in collaboration with GSM Company Orange Liberia awards Liberian musician all across the world for their manifold contribution to the music industry in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Commercial Banks Can Be Fined for Mistreating Clients

[AIM] Maputo -The governor of the Bank of Mozambique, Rogerio Zandamela, warned on Monday that commercial banks who continue to behave in an extortionate way towards their clients could be fined.

[AIM] Maputo -The governor of the Bank of Mozambique, Rogerio Zandamela, warned on Monday that commercial banks who continue to behave in an extortionate way towards their clients could be fined.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique