The Controversy Over Trump’s Phone Call to Buhari

[Daily Trust] Virtually all the leading newspapers in the country reported on February 14 that President Buhari spoke to Donald Trump the previous day “at the request of the American President”. Several of the reports quoted the Senior Special Adviser …

[Daily Trust] Virtually all the leading newspapers in the country reported on February 14 that President Buhari spoke to Donald Trump the previous day "at the request of the American President". Several of the reports quoted the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adeshina as saying that "President Trump encouraged President Buhari to keep the good work he is doing and also commended him for the efforts made in rescuing 24 of the Chibok girls and the strides being taken by the Nigerian

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Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2 Billion Annually – Dangote

[Daily Trust] Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President of Dangote Groups of Companies, says Nigerians consume over 6.5 million tonnes of rice annually, less than half of which is produced locally.

[Daily Trust] Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President of Dangote Groups of Companies, says Nigerians consume over 6.5 million tonnes of rice annually, less than half of which is produced locally.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Pres. Lungu Heads To North Western Province

President Edgar Lungu will head to North Western province on a two working visit today as he continues to appraise himself with development across the country. The Head of State who last week spent some time in Luapula province will … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu will head to North Western province on a two working visit today as he continues to appraise himself with development across the country. The Head of State who last week spent some time in Luapula province will be expected to have a check on the problematic Solwezi-Chingola road and also the Mwinilunga-Jimbe road. President Lungu will also touch base with other districts like Chavuma, Mwinilunga and Zambezi on his tour of the province. The Head of State has been making follow ups on some of the campaign messages that he had given to the people and also re-connecting with the ordinary masses. He is also expected to meet the traditional leaders in the province. The post Pres. Lungu Heads To North Western Province appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Tich Mataz Up for Smuggling

[New Zimbabwe] Popular TV and radio presenter Tichafa Matambanadzo, better known as Tich Mataz, was recently dragged to the courts on allegations of smuggling clothes and evading $538 duty.

[New Zimbabwe] Popular TV and radio presenter Tichafa Matambanadzo, better known as Tich Mataz, was recently dragged to the courts on allegations of smuggling clothes and evading $538 duty.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Zambia Must Remain Member Of ICC – Bishop Mambo

Former Church of God Overseer Bishop John Mambo has backed calls by some sections of the Zambian society for the country to maintain its membership of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Bishop Mambo says there is no reason to warrant … Continued

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Former Church of God Overseer Bishop John Mambo has backed calls by some sections of the Zambian society for the country to maintain its membership of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Bishop Mambo says there is no reason to warrant Zambia’s withdraws from the ICC. He states that judicial systems in most African countries as well as democratic systems are still developing and have more to learn from countries with developed systems. Bishop Mambo notes that most African leaders have poor records of promoting human rights in their countries and as such, their countries need to maintain membership of the ICC. He stresses that as long as African leaders have poor records of promoting human rights in their countries, the need for them to be tried at The Hague remains undisputed. The post Zambia Must Remain Member Of ICC – Bishop Mambo appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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“No Cause for Alarm”, Saraki Says After Meeting Buhari in London

[Premium Times] The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has assured Nigerians that his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday was successful and the president was in good health.

[Premium Times] The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has assured Nigerians that his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday was successful and the president was in good health.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Early Release of Genocide Convicts Faulted

[New Times] The Chief Prosecutor of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT), Dr Serge Brammertz, has added his voice against early release of persons convicted of participating in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, calling the victi…

[New Times] The Chief Prosecutor of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT), Dr Serge Brammertz, has added his voice against early release of persons convicted of participating in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, calling the victims' concerns "understandable."

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Election Budget to Fulfil Pledges, Woo Voters

[Nation] The spending plan for the financial year starting in July has the hallmarks of an election budget, in which Jubilee splashes out billions of shillings on projects to fulfil its campaign pledges.

[Nation] The spending plan for the financial year starting in July has the hallmarks of an election budget, in which Jubilee splashes out billions of shillings on projects to fulfil its campaign pledges.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Group Wants Security Operatives to Investigate, Prosecute Boko Haram Sponsors

[Premium Times] The Arewa Youth Leaders Forum has called on the federal government to expand the scope of operations of the military and other security agencies in the north-east.

[Premium Times] The Arewa Youth Leaders Forum has called on the federal government to expand the scope of operations of the military and other security agencies in the north-east.

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How Arik Airline Accumulated Huge Non-Performing Loans – Amcon

[Premium Times] The Managing Director of Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Ahmed Kuru, said the corporation took over Arik because the airline was owing it N146 billion.

[Premium Times] The Managing Director of Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Ahmed Kuru, said the corporation took over Arik because the airline was owing it N146 billion.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria