Amaechi Defends Cost of Chinese Funded Railway Projects

[This Day] The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, has provided more insight into the multibillion dollar railway projects to be partly funded by the China Exim Bank, stating that the Lagos-Kano and Calabar-Lagos rail lines would include …

[This Day] The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, has provided more insight into the multibillion dollar railway projects to be partly funded by the China Exim Bank, stating that the Lagos-Kano and Calabar-Lagos rail lines would include state-of-the-art train stations, digital signalling and communications systems and high-speed trains that would cut the number of hours spent by commuters travelling around the country by more than 50 per cent.

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Nigeria Heading the Way of Rwanda, DRC, Warns Ezekwesili

[This Day] Enugu -Former Minister of Education and Convener of the Bring Back Our Girls Group, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, Tuesay said Nigeria would go the way of Rwanda or Democratic Republic of Congo if nothing urgent was done to address the lingering politi…

[This Day] Enugu -Former Minister of Education and Convener of the Bring Back Our Girls Group, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, Tuesay said Nigeria would go the way of Rwanda or Democratic Republic of Congo if nothing urgent was done to address the lingering political and economic crisis facing the nation.

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Fracas in Sokoto Assembly As 10 Lawmakers Attempt to Impeach Speaker

[This Day] Sokoto -There was pandemonium in the Sokoto State House of Assembly Tuesday when 10 members of the assembly from the All Progressives Congress (APC) attempted to impeach the Speaker, Alhaji Salihu Maidaji.

[This Day] Sokoto -There was pandemonium in the Sokoto State House of Assembly Tuesday when 10 members of the assembly from the All Progressives Congress (APC) attempted to impeach the Speaker, Alhaji Salihu Maidaji.

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Treason Diary: HH Back in Court

Treason charged UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and five others will be back in the dock this morning in the Lusaka High Court when trial commences in the matter that has generated widespread interest. On Monday High Court judge Charles Chanda … Continued

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Lilian Siyuni Treason charged UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and five others will be back in the dock this morning in the Lusaka High Court when trial commences in the matter that has generated widespread interest. On Monday High Court judge Charles Chanda adjourned the matter to Wednesday with the accused pleading not guilty. The matter will take off today four months after Hichilema was arrested and charged with two counts of treason. Hichilema’s legal team is led by State Counsel Vincent Malambo while the prosecution team is headed by Director of Public Prosecution Lillian Siyuni. The accused have been holed up at Lusaka Central Prison with the matter coming up at 09:00 hours. The post Treason Diary: HH Back in Court appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Land Amendment Bill – Residents Say Minister is a Traitor

[Monitor] Lira -Relatives and in-laws have threatened to disown Lands minister Betty Amongi for marketing the controversial Land Amendment Bill. The Bill seeks to give government powers to acquire one’s land without first adequately compensating them a…

[Monitor] Lira -Relatives and in-laws have threatened to disown Lands minister Betty Amongi for marketing the controversial Land Amendment Bill. The Bill seeks to give government powers to acquire one's land without first adequately compensating them as it carries out its projects on it.

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Caution Against Hate Speech, As Leave Notices Spread

[Daily Trust] Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jibrin has warned various groups issuing quick notices to stop hate speeches.

[Daily Trust] Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jibrin has warned various groups issuing quick notices to stop hate speeches.

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HIV Mandatory Testing Declaration Raises Debate

The declaration by President Edgar Lungu that HIV testing will be mandatory at all health facilities in the country has ignited debate among the citizenry. Treatment Advocacy Literacy (TALC) executive director Felix Mwanza has cautiously welcomed the declaration noting that … Continued

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The declaration by President Edgar Lungu that HIV testing will be mandatory at all health facilities in the country has ignited debate among the citizenry. Treatment Advocacy Literacy (TALC) executive director Felix Mwanza has cautiously welcomed the declaration noting that it may infringe on people’s rights. Mwanza said that while the move may improve the rate of people seeking treatment and also give accurate statistics on the extent of the infection rates in the country it was an infringement of individual human rights. Social media has been littered with debate about the declaration by President Lungu. Pro compulsory testing advocates have eulogized the Head of State for the move with critics bashing him on grounds that the move infringes on human rights. President Lungu launched the inaugural HIV and AIDS Counselling, Testing and Treatment day commemoration under the theme,: “Test and Treat†towards ending AIDS. The post HIV Mandatory Testing Declaration Raises Debate appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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UPND MPs to Snub Pres. Lungu Again

The Second Session of the Twelfth National Assembly will open on Friday 15th September, 2017 with President Edgar Lungu expected to grace the ceremony. Acting Clerk of the National Assembly Cecilia Mbewe who replaced Doris Mwiinga stated that Head of … Continued

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The Second Session of the Twelfth National Assembly will open on Friday 15th September, 2017 with President Edgar Lungu expected to grace the ceremony. Acting Clerk of the National Assembly Cecilia Mbewe who replaced Doris Mwiinga stated that Head of State will open session. The presidential address of parliament has become synonymous with protests by the opposition lawmakers that have twice snubbed him. In the last sitting Speaker of the National Assembly suspended UPND MPs from the house for one month for having boycotted President Lungu’s address to parliament. The UPND MPs missed out on the last half of the last session as they served their suspension. It is unclear whether UPND MPs will attend despite the Acting Clerk of the National Assembly advising all Members of Parliament to be in Lusaka by Thursday 14th September 2017. The post UPND MPs to Snub Pres. Lungu Again appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Akwa Ibom Governor Doles Out Cash to Residents After ‘Historic’ Anti-Govt Protest

[Premium Times] Surprise, excitement, and expectation reigned over the Akpan Andem Market in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Tuesday as Governor Udom Emmanuel paid an unscheduled visit to the market.

[Premium Times] Surprise, excitement, and expectation reigned over the Akpan Andem Market in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Tuesday as Governor Udom Emmanuel paid an unscheduled visit to the market.

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Govt Receives 365 Actionable Tips From Whistleblowers

[This Day] Abuja -The federal government has received 365 actionable tips from members of the public since the Whistleblower Policy was launched in December 2016, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, disclosed Tuesday.

[This Day] Abuja -The federal government has received 365 actionable tips from members of the public since the Whistleblower Policy was launched in December 2016, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, disclosed Tuesday.

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