Nigeria Customs Intercepts 506 Bags of Imported Rice

[Premium Times] The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, said its command in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara zone had intercepted 506 bags of foreign rice concealed in bags of beans smuggled into the country.

[Premium Times] The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, said its command in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara zone had intercepted 506 bags of foreign rice concealed in bags of beans smuggled into the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

TTCL Launches Special Package for Journalists

[Daily News] TTCL’s Acting Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, Mr Laibu Leonard, accompanied by Head of Products Development, Mr Issaya Ernest, speaks to media personnel during an official launch of new special offer for the yearend festivals in Dar es …

[Daily News] TTCL's Acting Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, Mr Laibu Leonard, accompanied by Head of Products Development, Mr Issaya Ernest, speaks to media personnel during an official launch of new special offer for the yearend festivals in Dar es Salaam, yesterday. (Photo by Mohamed Mambo)

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Monkey Pox Vaccination Rumour – Unicef, NOA Engage Abia Communities

[Vanguard] Umuahia -THE National Orientation Agency, NOA, in collaboration with United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF, has begun town hall meetings aimed at reversing the anti-vaccination rumours which rocked the South-East geo…

[Vanguard] Umuahia -THE National Orientation Agency, NOA, in collaboration with United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, UNICEF, has begun town hall meetings aimed at reversing the anti-vaccination rumours which rocked the South-East geopolitical zone and other parts of the country recently.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Kaduna Assembly Suspends 2 PDP Lawmakers

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -The All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Kaduna State House Assembly yesterday suspended two members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for allegedly indulging in anti-assembly activities.

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -The All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Kaduna State House Assembly yesterday suspended two members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for allegedly indulging in anti-assembly activities.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Audit Committee On Recovered Assets

[Daily Trust] The inauguration of the Audit Committee on Recovery and Management of Stolen Assets within and outside the country by President Muhammadu Buhari last week helped to put allay Nigerians’ fears that the assets are scattered, not coordinated…

[Daily Trust] The inauguration of the Audit Committee on Recovery and Management of Stolen Assets within and outside the country by President Muhammadu Buhari last week helped to put allay Nigerians' fears that the assets are scattered, not coordinated and are therefore not properly accounted for. Members of the committee are Olufemi Jinadu, Chinyere Bibiogha and Mohammad Nami.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Buhari Finally Speaks On Video of Nigerians Being Sold As Slaves in Libya

[Premium Times] Weeks after CNN started airing videos of many Africans including Nigerians being sold as slaves in Libya, President Muhammadu Buhari finally spoke on the incident.

[Premium Times] Weeks after CNN started airing videos of many Africans including Nigerians being sold as slaves in Libya, President Muhammadu Buhari finally spoke on the incident.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

Kaduna Sacks 4,042 LG Workers

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -The Kaduna state government yesterday explained reason for the ongoing local government restructuring, saying the disengagement of 4,042 council workers is to take away redundancy, enhance effective delivery and as well strengthen…

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -The Kaduna state government yesterday explained reason for the ongoing local government restructuring, saying the disengagement of 4,042 council workers is to take away redundancy, enhance effective delivery and as well strengthen the LG system to carry out developmental projects.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Zimbabwe landmine clearance celebrates Mugabe’s fall

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE is to embark on a massive clearance of landmines that colonial forces laid at the borders with neighbouring countries during the liberation struggle over 40 years ago. The company contracted for the exercise said it was buoyed by the recent resignation of veteran leader […]

Danger of landmines that requires urgent attention

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe
HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE is to embark on a massive clearance of landmines that colonial forces laid at the borders with neighbouring countries during the liberation struggle over 40 years ago.

The company contracted for the exercise said it was buoyed by the recent resignation of veteran leader Robert Mugabe and inspired by “new beginnings” in the country ahead of the clearance.

The Ministry of Defence has contracted the Belgian non-governmental organisation, Anti-Personnel Landmines Removal Product Development (also known as APOPO), famous for training African giant rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis.

Set to boost tourism in Southern Africa, the exercise will be conducted at the Zimbabwean side of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, the largest conservation area in the world, also spanning to Mozambique and South Africa.

“Robert Mugabe’s resignation after (almost) four decades of rule now marks the beginning of a new era for Zimbabwe,” said Christophe Cox, Chief Executive Officer of APOPO.

“It is time to move forward and remove these dangerous explosives from the country. Landmines and wildlife do not mix.”

The landmines are causing a serious threat to already endangered wildlife such as elephants and lions, as well as to local communities desperately in need of the land for agriculture.

Laid along the Mozambique border by the Rhodesian army to halt movement of liberation fighters across countries, the landmines are a grim reminder of the war that killed thousands.

The minefield has one of the highest densities in the world with about 5 500 landmines per kilometre, endangering movement.

Scores of people have lost their limbs.

Clearing the landmines is also set open new economic opportunities for the region as safari operators and conservation-focused ecotourism companies.

“We are proud to be able to help Zimbabwe rid itself of these mines during an incredibly important period in the nation’s history,” Cox said.

– CAJ News

 

 

 

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