Abuja Light Rail Is Our Project, PDP Flays Buhari, APC

[PDP] The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flays President Muhammadu Buhari and his dysfunctional All Progressives Congress (APC) for attempting to claim credit for the Abuja Light Rail Project, even when Nigerians are aware that the project was conceptu…

[PDP] The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flays President Muhammadu Buhari and his dysfunctional All Progressives Congress (APC) for attempting to claim credit for the Abuja Light Rail Project, even when Nigerians are aware that the project was conceptualized, initiated and policy-propelled by the PDP.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Friends of Veteran Scribe and Philanthropist Djokotoe Send SOS for His Cancer Treatment

Veteran journalist and life coach (literally) Edem Djokotoe who has been off the literal limelight he enjoys most has been diagnosed with second grade colon cancer. A teacher of many a scribe, Djokotoe finds himself in a position where his … Continued

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Veteran journalist and life coach (literally) Edem Djokotoe who has been off the literal limelight he enjoys most has been diagnosed with second grade colon cancer. A teacher of many a scribe, Djokotoe finds himself in a position where his friends and students have to pick him up. Djokotoe is currently in India where he is undergoing treatment in India but has his financial reserves weighing down. Remembered fondly for his incisive skills during his Post Newspapers days as a trainer and columnist where his signature skills honed out Soul to Soul and Mind Over Matter columns. Djokotoe also became part of the now defunct Bulletin and Record Magazine. He is a Ghanaian who has lived in Zambia most of his adult life and has had many journalists pass through his hands. Below is an appeal from friands and family of Djokotoe. LET’S HELP EDEM DJOKOTOE FIGHT CANCER Edem Djokotoe is a journalist, writer, blogger, philanthropist and to us the best, husband, father and brother we could ask for. His bright, creative spirit has brought us quirky, humorous and relatable characters through his satirical newspaper columns and other media. Edem’s insightful and provocative commentaries through his blog, his love of jazz and his buoyant sense of humour have endeared him to so many people and we are all proud to call him our friend. Edem has always had a great community spirit and over the years has done his best to give back, particularly as an educator and advocate. His endless capacity for compassion and justice are very evident in his work to make sure the most vulnerable voices can be heard, especially children. For eight months last year in 2017, Edem suffered and was misdiagnosed for a painful and chronic stomach infection. It took a colonoscopy and a biopsy to establish that he has stage two colon cancer. Given the limited treatment options in Zambia where he is resident, Edem and his family opted for him to seek treatment in India which started with five weeks of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Edem supported by his lovely wife, Josephine, have faced this fight with courage, dignity and above all a wonderful sense of optimism. The treatments, however, have taken a toll on their finances which are quickly being depleted. Edem has a fair prognosis from the treatment, and at 58 years young, still has the potential to continue to be a vibrant part of his family and his community. However, this is dependent on his ability to sustain his treatment and he needs our help to do this. Please join us in accomplishing this goal, by helping to us raise $30, 000 to cover the remaining costs of his treatment. Any amount will be deeply appreciated and we will keep you updated on Edem’s progress. Please label your contribution as “For Edem’s Treatment†so we can easily track and account for your support. We also want to encourage you to get screened with a colonoscopy, especially once you turn 50 years in age. Colon cancer is highly treatable if detected early and we want to make sure that you and your loved ones stay healthy as you share the gift of your support for Edem and his family. Thank you for taking the time to learn about Edem’s story, we cannot adequately express our gratitude for your help. We have included a link to Edem’s blog so you can get to know his work too.   GET IN TOUCH WITH ME ON 0974354452 IF YOU WISH TO EXTEND ANY SUPPORT The post Friends of Veteran Scribe and Philanthropist Djokotoe Send SOS for His Cancer Treatment appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Katete Man Commits Suicide after Quarrelling with Wife

A 54 year old man of Katete district has committed suicide by taking doom after picking up a quarrel with his wife. Katete District police officer in-charge Christopher Sibande said that the deceased killed himself on Sunday. Sibande said when … Continued

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A 54 year old man of Katete district has committed suicide by taking doom after picking up a quarrel with his wife. Katete District police officer in-charge Christopher Sibande said that the deceased killed himself on Sunday. Sibande said when police visited the scene at Keni village they found an empty bottle of doom and cup. He said the body of the deceased was taken to St Francis Mission Hospital for a post-mortem before burial. The post Katete Man Commits Suicide after Quarrelling with Wife appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Sokoto State Governor Tambuwal Sacks 25 Commissioners

[Vanguard] Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal on Wednesday sacked all his commissioners and asked them to hand government property to the permanent secretaries in their respective ministries, in a move that foreshadows his planned move to switch to t…

[Vanguard] Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal on Wednesday sacked all his commissioners and asked them to hand government property to the permanent secretaries in their respective ministries, in a move that foreshadows his planned move to switch to the Peoples Democratic Party.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Luwingu OP Officer in Court for Sodomy

An Office of the President Officer in Luwingu District has been caught up in a sodomy scandal which has landed him in court. The 33-year old Moses Chanda is alleged to have sodomized a 15-year old boy whom he gave … Continued

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An Office of the President Officer in Luwingu District has been caught up in a sodomy scandal which has landed him in court. The 33-year old Moses Chanda is alleged to have sodomized a 15-year old boy whom he gave a K20 bribe. FULL STATEMENT: Luwingu, July 11, ZANIS—A sodomy case involving a senior civil servant working for the office of the president in Luwingu district failed to take off because the docket was not made available by the public prosecutors. Appearing before Luwingu magistrate Davy Simfukwe was Moses Chanda aged 33 facing three counts of unnatural offence contrary to section 155 (a) of chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia. Facts before the court were that on 26th June 2018, Mr Chanda is alleged to have had canal knowledge of a 15 year old boy whom he gave K20.00 for appreciation. In second count, on 27th June 2018, Mr Chanda is alleged to have committed a similar act with a 15 year old boy and on 28th June 2018, Mr Chanda is alleged to have repeated the act and gave the boy K60.00 for appreciation contrary to the laws of Zambia. The matter has been adjourned to 26th July 2018 for mention and 14th August 2018 for commencement trial. Magistrate Simfukwe has since grated him a cash bail of K25, 000, with two working sureties of managerial position and reporting at the Zambia police every, after, two weeks.   The post Luwingu OP Officer in Court for Sodomy appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Cars but No Roads in Eastern Cape Village

[GroundUp] The people of Mahlubini near Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape have run out of patience with Intsika Yethu Municipality. In early May, the municipality offloaded stones on the village roads, rendering them almost impassable. The stones (locally …

[GroundUp] The people of Mahlubini near Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape have run out of patience with Intsika Yethu Municipality. In early May, the municipality offloaded stones on the village roads, rendering them almost impassable. The stones (locally known as sabhunga) is meant to be crushed into gravel in order to fix the road surface. But the steam roller has not come and the roads are almost impassable.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa