MPs Insults Worry Speaker

SPEAKER of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has noted with concern a disturbing trend by some Members of Parliament to resort to use of abusive language and threats of physical violence in the house. He said this kind of conduct … Continued

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SPEAKER of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has noted with concern a disturbing trend by some Members of Parliament to resort to use of abusive language and threats of physical violence in the house. He said this kind of conduct not only offends the rules of the house, but also, unfortunately undermines the decorum and dignity of the entire house. Dr Matibini said this when he delivered ruling on a point of order raised by Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili on 16th December, 2016 who wanted to know whether Government Chief Whip Richard Musukwa was in order not to cite the Daily Nation newspaper for contempt of the house for misrepresenting facts when the paper reported that he had threatened to beat up Copperbelt province Minister Bowman Lusambo but was only restrained. He said Dr Kambwili was himself out of order for making a personal attack against Lusambo, did not correctly the Copperbelt Minister when he referred to him as a boy and also used offensive and un-parliamentary language against him. Dr Matibini further said that while to some extent the Daily Nation newspaper reflected what Dr Kambwili said on the floor of the house on 15th December, 2016, the article in question was embellished with opinion and expression that were not part of what transpired in the house. He said at no time did Dr Kambwili go vile in attacking Lusambo as stated by the newspaper in its article, adding that the records show that at the time the Roan MP was debating, Lusambo was already in the house and did not walk in during his debate contrary to what was reported. The Speaker established that the Daily Nation newspaper was out of order for misrepresenting facts. The post MPs Insults Worry Speaker appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Govt Charges Seven Boko Haram Leaders With Murder, Kidnapping

[This Day] Abuja -A Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday ordered seven suspected Boko Haram leaders, who were allegedly involved in the kidnap and murder of 11 foreign nationals between 2011 and 2013 in the North to be remanded at Kuje Prison pending …

[This Day] Abuja -A Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday ordered seven suspected Boko Haram leaders, who were allegedly involved in the kidnap and murder of 11 foreign nationals between 2011 and 2013 in the North to be remanded at Kuje Prison pending their trial.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Court Remands 7 B/Haram Commanders to Kuje Prison

[Daily Trust] A Federal High Court in Abuja has remanded seven suspected Boko Haram leaders alleged to have been involved in the killing of 11 foreigners in northern Nigeria between 2011 and 2013 to Kuje Prison pending trial.

[Daily Trust] A Federal High Court in Abuja has remanded seven suspected Boko Haram leaders alleged to have been involved in the killing of 11 foreigners in northern Nigeria between 2011 and 2013 to Kuje Prison pending trial.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt Files 90-Counts Criminal Charge Against Peace Corps

[Daily Trust] The Federal Government yesterday in Abuja filed a 90 count criminal charge against the Commandant of the Peace Corps, Dickson Akor and the Incorporated Trustees of Peace Corps of Nigeria (ITPCN).

[Daily Trust] The Federal Government yesterday in Abuja filed a 90 count criminal charge against the Commandant of the Peace Corps, Dickson Akor and the Incorporated Trustees of Peace Corps of Nigeria (ITPCN).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Ex-Perm Sec, Director in Trouble Over AU Seat Loss

[Daily Trust] A retired Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a serving director are being investigated over the saga of Nigeria’s loss of the influential post of commissioner for peace and security of the African Union which took …

[Daily Trust] A retired Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a serving director are being investigated over the saga of Nigeria's loss of the influential post of commissioner for peace and security of the African Union which took place earlier this year.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Women and Girls Pushed Towards Extremism in Nigeria

[Deutsche Welle] In Nigeria, Boko Haram is recruiting women and girls to carry out suicide bomb attacks. NGOs and the Nigerian government are working to rescue these women and reintroduce them to society and their families.

[Deutsche Welle] In Nigeria, Boko Haram is recruiting women and girls to carry out suicide bomb attacks. NGOs and the Nigerian government are working to rescue these women and reintroduce them to society and their families.

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Finally, Nigeria Inflation Rate Drops

[Premium Times] The Consumer Price Index, CPI, which measures inflation dropped to 17.78 percent (year-on-year) in February 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has said.

[Premium Times] The Consumer Price Index, CPI, which measures inflation dropped to 17.78 percent (year-on-year) in February 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt Arraigns Boko Haram Suspects for 2011 Murder of Foreigners

[Premium Times] The Nigerian government on Tuesday arraigned seven Boko Haram suspects for the killing of five foreigners who were abducted from a construction site in Kebbi state in 2011.

[Premium Times] The Nigerian government on Tuesday arraigned seven Boko Haram suspects for the killing of five foreigners who were abducted from a construction site in Kebbi state in 2011.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria