CNN Mocks Nigeria Over Buhari’s Continued Absence in Country

[Vanguard] The United States television medium, Cable News Network, CNN, has mocked Nigeria in its latest edition of “The Global Public Square (GPS)”, a foreign affairs show anchored on CNN by Fareed Zakaria.

[Vanguard] The United States television medium, Cable News Network, CNN, has mocked Nigeria in its latest edition of "The Global Public Square (GPS)", a foreign affairs show anchored on CNN by Fareed Zakaria.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Oil Workers Ambush – We’re Sorry for Misleading Public On Rescue Efforts – Army

[Vanguard] The Nigerian Army has tendered unreserved apology to the public over its last week’s information that claimed military troops in the North East successfully rescued members of the oil exploration team and members of Civilian Joint Task Force…

[Vanguard] The Nigerian Army has tendered unreserved apology to the public over its last week's information that claimed military troops in the North East successfully rescued members of the oil exploration team and members of Civilian Joint Task Force, abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Dangote Still Africa’s Richest Man As Net Worth Falls to $12.2 Billion

[Vanguard] Although, Africa’s richest man, Nigerian Aliko Dangote dropped to 105th on the 2017 Forbe’s real-time billionaires’ ranking, he maintains the lead in Africa, as the richest man.

[Vanguard] Although, Africa's richest man, Nigerian Aliko Dangote dropped to 105th on the 2017 Forbe's real-time billionaires' ranking, he maintains the lead in Africa, as the richest man.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Commonwealth Joins List of August 8 Election Observers

[Nation] The Commonwealth will send a team to be among the 67 observers in the August 8 General Election accredited by the electoral body, signalling the huge global attention to the polls.

[Nation] The Commonwealth will send a team to be among the 67 observers in the August 8 General Election accredited by the electoral body, signalling the huge global attention to the polls.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

African Union Troops Killed in Al Shabaab Ambush

[Al Jazeera] At least 23 African Union peacekeeping troops and a Somalian soldier have been killed in an ambush carried out by armed group al-Shabab in the country’s south, according to a senior regional official.

[Al Jazeera] At least 23 African Union peacekeeping troops and a Somalian soldier have been killed in an ambush carried out by armed group al-Shabab in the country's south, according to a senior regional official.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Digital Migration Financial Scam: Kambwili’s Lies As Big As His Body Size

By Tilyenji Mwanza Being an African child and worse a girl it is extremely difficult to tell your father he is lying but I can not help it. For the past few days I have heard Dr Chishimba Kambwili on … Continued

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By Tilyenji Mwanza Being an African child and worse a girl it is extremely difficult to tell your father he is lying but I can not help it. For the past few days I have heard Dr Chishimba Kambwili on several media models trying to claim political persecution for him being booted out of PF and him trying to justify how he carries a halo on his head as his character in office is as clean as Dr Kenneth Kaunda’s handkerchief. It was this insistence of him trying to justify that he was not a thief even when not asked that made me analyse his motor mouth statements that to me have lassoed his neck and if our investigative wings can be alert the Doc has given information that potentially reinvites Anti Corruption Commission to his door step. The English would say ‘he has dug his own grave.’ The loudest noise that was made by Hon Doc was the digital migration were he alleges corrupt activities with his main point being that phase 1 cost 9 million dollars whilst phase 2 will cost 273 million dollars as being ridiculous. Now lets see how absurd Kambwili is being and equally those supporting this thesis. When you are building a house your phase one is most likely the foundation but will erecting the walls, which is phase two, putting the roof and electrifying it cost the same? Or when vehicles are being assembled the manufacturing cost for the body will not be the same as phase two which involves electrical material and mechanical fittings. So it is quite nonsensical to state funds are being misapplied. Chief government spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga actually clarifies to the nation facts you would have expected Kambwili to know. I quote; “The nation may wish to know that the digital migration project is being implemented under two separate contracts…Phase one of the project was contracted at a sum of 9.554,124.49 United States Dollars,” she states. “On the amount involved in phase one, Government has made only two payments. A down payment amounting to 955,412.45 United States dollars was paid in August, 2014 and a second payment amounting to 1.060,969.94 was made to the contractor StarTimes Software Technologies Company Limited of China, in March, 2016.” Meaning the contractor is still owed 7.549,096.65 United States Dollars. So now my question to the Doc is how much has been stolen or is it misappropriated? And most importantly by who? From Chishimba Kambwili’s rantings here is a headline I infer. PRESIDENT SATA AND HIS ADVISORS SQUANDERED DIGITAL MIGRATION FUNDS Yep this is what Kambwili is telling the nation. Phase 1 was authorised by the Late President Michael Sata, may his soul rest in peace. And well Kambwili has come with this strong assertion that State House was involved so who is he accusing if not President Sata when he says state house was involved? Phase 2 and 3 of the project which has been pegged at $273 million has just been launched and the China Exim bank has not released a single cent yet. So where is the theft, misappropriation the Doc is claiming or well since we know he was quite popular with the Chinese community and he was heading information maybe they paid money to him under the door. After all a little birdie did mention that the Doc used to make weekly deposits in his FNB account of about K500 000 so well kaya. Let him tell us when the misappropriated funds were released. And now my advice to the Doc is sit down papa, your motor mouth will run you down. You are currently acting based on emotion and throwing punches whilst emotionally charged, Papa you will just bruise your knuckles. #PFDiva out The post Digital Migration Financial Scam: Kambwili’s Lies As Big As His Body Size appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pres. Lungu Is Not A Dictator – Miles Sampa

The ‘reformed’ Patriotic Front renegade Mile Sampa has said President Edgar Lungu is not a dictator as is widely suggested by his opponents. Sampa, whose political career nose dived after his attempt to contest the Patriotic Front presidency flopped, says … Continued

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The ‘reformed’ Patriotic Front renegade Mile Sampa has said President Edgar Lungu is not a dictator as is widely suggested by his opponents. Sampa, whose political career nose dived after his attempt to contest the Patriotic Front presidency flopped, says interacting with President Lungu gives him the reason to vouch for the Head of State. The former Matero MP says while he is concentrating on his PHD programme, he felt compelled to share some wisdom with Chishimba Kambwili and Mwenya Musenge. Sampa is defending President Lungu in the wake of the expulsion of Roan MP Kambwili and Mwenya Musenge. “My first central committe meeting under President Lungu as chairman took over 8 hours as he allowed everyone to talk and express their opinion before taking a consesus position on a matter. My immediate impression then and still now is that he is a democrat and not a dictator. His decisions are a summation of the majority in a group of authority,” Sampa narrates. After leaving PF, Sampa formed the defunct United Democratic Front which went under in less than two years. At its height, the UDF partnered with the UPND to challenge President Lungu and the Patriotic Front in the 2016 general elections. READ MILES SAMPA’S RECENT POLITICAL STATEMENT Have had a few queries or distortions lately on my political standing and wish to clarify and make my position firmed. I am PF now but serving a 3 years suspension. This means I am collectively supportive of all decisions made by the Party and by the President. At the moment I am busy with personal errands and school as I seek my PHD (opted for non honorary). My first central committe meeting under President Lungu as chairman took over 8 hours as he allowed everyone to talk and express their opinion before taking a consesus position on a matter. My immediate impression then and still now is that he is a democrat and not a dictator. His decisions are a summation of the majority in a group of authority. My take on the unfortunate subject of my brothers Hon Chishimba Kambwili and Hon Mwenya Musenge is that they should pause, take time and reflect. As history may have it, the two were about the most vicious advising me a few years ago to remain in PF after I hade made some emotional and irrational decisions aginst the Party. Armed with their couseling then, I genuinely wish to reciprocate and give them similar advice. I submit to them that they be remorseful, meek and seek reconciliation with PF and President Edgar Chagwa Lungu. Chances are that they too may be given a 3 years leave of absence in which there is much to learn from once in isolation. The alternative routes they may wish to embark on are hardly ideal and not worth venturing into. I speak from experience and as they say “ukushusha ilungu; kwendamo” elo ” ukwali insoke takwafwile bantu”. I have also come to learn that in politics, there is no accounting terms such FIFO( First In First Out) or LIFO (Last In, First Out) and LILO ( Last In Last Out). It’s the best player of the moment according to the coach that makes the team but that does not mean those on the bench or those substituted cannot play on another day. As CK has loudly proclaimed, ‘loyalty defines a man’, I have come to learn further that ‘ patience defines a man’ as well. Your loyalty and patience should be with PF and President Lungu both in your good or rough times. In short, politics at whatever level is therefore all about loyalty, patience and discipline. As for me and anyone that so believed or still believes in me, let’s build loyalty towards PF and President Edgar Changwa Lungu now and for however many years to come. I have also come to learn from experience that President Lungu is a loving, forgiving man and is the President of PF and Zambia because of his historic Loyalty, Patience and Discipline. Miles Sampa Former Matero MP and former UDF. The post Pres. Lungu Is Not A Dictator – Miles Sampa appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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