Jibrin Dismisses His Purported Expulsion

[Vanguard] Kano -Suspended House of Rep member, Abdulmumuni Jibrin Kofa has dismissed his purported expulsion from All Progressive Party, as he declared it was the handiwork of impersonators.

[Vanguard] Kano -Suspended House of Rep member, Abdulmumuni Jibrin Kofa has dismissed his purported expulsion from All Progressive Party, as he declared it was the handiwork of impersonators.

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Why Fewer People Attend Budget Speech Presentation At Parliament

[Monitor] In the past few years, the Budget preparation cycle changed in that in March, the annual Budget and Tax Bills are presented to Cabinet and Parliament. By May, the Tax Bills should be approved ahead of the Budget reading by mid-June. This impl…

[Monitor] In the past few years, the Budget preparation cycle changed in that in March, the annual Budget and Tax Bills are presented to Cabinet and Parliament. By May, the Tax Bills should be approved ahead of the Budget reading by mid-June. This implies that by the time the Budget speech is read, there is not as much uncertainty about the Budget allocations and tax proposals/changes. This explains why since the change, fewer people attend the Budget speech presentation at Parliament. Whereas most of the contents a

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Strictly Top 3 for World Championships, Warn Athletics Kenya

[Nation] The first three athletes across the finishing line during National Trials next week will make Team Kenya for the London World Championships due August 4-13, Athletics Kenya has disclosed.

[Nation] The first three athletes across the finishing line during National Trials next week will make Team Kenya for the London World Championships due August 4-13, Athletics Kenya has disclosed.

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Be a Child Safety Advocate in Your Own Neighbourhood

[Monitor] Lo and behold! It’s a whopping 41 years today (June 16) since hundreds of students participated in the Soweto uprising, demanding for better quality education. Many of them were shot dead demanding their right to be taught in their own native…

[Monitor] Lo and behold! It's a whopping 41 years today (June 16) since hundreds of students participated in the Soweto uprising, demanding for better quality education. Many of them were shot dead demanding their right to be taught in their own native language. Today, we celebrate this event as the Day of African Child. The day raises awareness about the continued need for improvement in education provided to African children and to encourage school age children to stay in school.

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FKF Zones 2017 Gotv Shield to Ease Financial Burden

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The 2017 edition of the GOtv Shield will be played in two different zones to reduce the travel distance and cost to ease the financial burden on lower tier teams, the Football Kenya Federation has announced.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The 2017 edition of the GOtv Shield will be played in two different zones to reduce the travel distance and cost to ease the financial burden on lower tier teams, the Football Kenya Federation has announced.

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Chipenzi Mourns Suspension of UPND MPs

UPND aligned political commentator MacDonald Chipenzi has staged a cyberspace funeral over the suspension of the 48 members of parliament. Chipenzi formerly of the Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) has often sprung to the defence of UPND causes under the … Continued

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UPND aligned political commentator MacDonald Chipenzi has staged a cyberspace funeral over the suspension of the 48 members of parliament. Chipenzi formerly of the Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) has often sprung to the defence of UPND causes under the guise of civil society advocacy. BELOW IS HIS FULL STATEMENT: REFLECTION ON THE SPEAKER’S RULING ON 48 MPS Having covered parliament proceedings as reporter for three years, I was surprised to hear the Speaker judge MPs by their political party affiliation. From the practice, Speaker identifies MPs by their constituencies or members either on the right or left, or back benches and frontbenchers. In the case at hand, the Speaker judged MPs based on their political affiliation and not on their membership to the National Assembly. According to the amended National Assembly (Powers immunities and Privileges) Act. No. 13 of 2016 a “member” means any member of the Assembly and includes the Speaker” therefore, when in Parliament, MPs are regarded as members of the National Assembly and not of the sponsoring parties. This is the principle law as it is defined as “an Act to declare and define certain powers, privileges and immunities of the National Assembly and of the members and officers of such Assembly; to secure freedom of speech in the National Assembly; to regulate admittance to the precincts of the National Assembly; to give protection to the persons employed in the publication of the reports and other papers of the National Assembly; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.” To this end, for the Speaker to categorise the erring MPs based on the party affiliations seems to have gone against the principle act which does not demand that MPs will be disciplined based on party positions and rather than on the breakage of the laws governing parliament. Under this Act, recognition of the President or boycott of the presidential address are neither offences nor crimes punishable under the law. I wish to learn something from the gurus why for the first time, Members of the National Assembly were charged for their party decision and not by abrogating the laws of parliament as members of the National Assembly. Why was the Speaker so emphatic on the party affiliation and not on crimes and offences committed under the rules of parliament? The post Chipenzi Mourns Suspension of UPND MPs appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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IPOB to Osinbajo – You Met With Wrong People

[Daily Trust] Awka -The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the recent meeting of some Igbo leaders with the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, saying he ended up discussing with those who do not belong to any of the groups ‘agitat…

[Daily Trust] Awka -The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the recent meeting of some Igbo leaders with the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, saying he ended up discussing with those who do not belong to any of the groups 'agitating for the welfare of Igbo people.'

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