Osun West Senatorial By-Election – Sheriff, Makarfi Claim PDP’s Victory

[Leadership] Abuja -The warring factions in the People Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday temporarily sheathed their swords as they celebrated the victory of Otunba Nurudeen Adeleke, who flew the party’s flag at Osun West Senatorial By-Election.

[Leadership] Abuja -The warring factions in the People Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday temporarily sheathed their swords as they celebrated the victory of Otunba Nurudeen Adeleke, who flew the party's flag at Osun West Senatorial By-Election.

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Liquor Stores: These Are A Time Bomb

By Joe Mwansa Lombe Kaluba Youths are the leaders it is always said. Another one is ” There is no future without the youth” Well I would say we may not have the future we long for as there won’t … Continued

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By Joe Mwansa Lombe Kaluba Youths are the leaders it is always said. Another one is ” There is no future without the youth” Well I would say we may not have the future we long for as there won’t be many young people. The reason is very simple. Young people as young as 14 years are drinking or rather consuming alcohol more than they consumed Infant milk in a day. This is very sad and not health for the nation. We can’t have a situation where every Jim and Jack is able to afford alcohol just because we have cheap places to buy this. Liquor shops are now everywhere. Where there was a barbershop there is now liquor store. Where there was a vegetable shop there is a liquor shop. Bupuba ubu! The question is why? Simple answer. Our local authority or civic leaders have no plans for recreation. Our councils are either corrupt that they are giving licenses to anyone who comes up with a liquor shop or they have failed to control the spread of this time bomb. This has many effects and not so good out comes. Girls will go out with any guy who can make them drink their brains out. And guys will take out a girl who has that weakness and later take advantage of them. If they can’t find anyone to take them out girls will find a cheap liquor store. With just a K100 they know they can get drank with cheap brandy or spirits before they head to a night club. Boys will get in groups of 5 also just with few kwachas hit a liquor shop or get few bottles of cheap liquor and hummer. Then hit a night spot. The question is. What do you expect? Poor grade 9 and 12 results because pupils drank more than they studied. Lusaka and Copperbelt recorded poor results even with the help of cheating. Answer: Bukaminamisa nabwaiche. I mean how do you expect to pass or look for a job if all you do is drink from Monday to Friday evening. Wait! weekend too. I have no problem with people drinking but responsibility is what is important. And you don’t expect a 14-20 person to drink responsibly. How do you expect a 16 year old girl to close her leg if she drinks like like a bulule. How do you expect a 17 year old boy to keep it inside the zip or be responsible in future if they drink like water tanks now. We are seating on a time bomb because in future we are going to have babies who are born drank. We are going to have alcoholism as a religion or government ministry. People have problems with gases because of too much chakumwa. My challenge to our leaders both in the central and local government is that let’s control this thing before we regret. If you think having more alcohol in people’s bodies is development then you are fools. To the young people remember that you are in your so call comfort zone now but know that tomorrow is coming. If I had the powers I would put the legal age for drinking to be 21+. Further more make alcohol expensive plus controlled opening ours. Enjoy the weekend. If you are below 21 years stay at home milk is waiting for you. We can’t have clubs smelling infant milk. The author is a PhD candidate-Political, Gender and Transnational Studies at the International Postgraduate Centre (IPC), Faculty of Social Sciences at Goethe University Frankfurt The post Liquor Stores: These Are A Time Bomb appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Adeleke Speaks – My Victory Indicates PDP Will Win 2018 Osun Governorship Election

[Premium Times] Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in Saturday’s Osun West Senatorial District bye-election, has described his victory as a new dawn for democracy.

[Premium Times] Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in Saturday's Osun West Senatorial District bye-election, has described his victory as a new dawn for democracy.

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HIV/Aids – Nigeria Risks One Million Deaths in Five Years, NACA Warns

[Premium Times] Nigeria risks losing about one million of its citizens to HIV if its government does not take control of the full sponsorship of the treatment, an official has said.

[Premium Times] Nigeria risks losing about one million of its citizens to HIV if its government does not take control of the full sponsorship of the treatment, an official has said.

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Senator Considers Suing Govt, Accuses Media of Unfairness

[Premium Times] The Borno State senator, Muhammed Ndume, who was acquitted by an Abuja court of alleged links to Boko Haram had on Sunday said he was considering suing the federal government.

[Premium Times] The Borno State senator, Muhammed Ndume, who was acquitted by an Abuja court of alleged links to Boko Haram had on Sunday said he was considering suing the federal government.

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Osun West Victory – Impunity Is Over, Sheriff Says – Congratulates Adeleke

[Premium Times] The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ali Sheriff, has congratulated Ademola Adeleke on his victory in the just concluded Osun West Senatorial District bye-election held on Saturday.

[Premium Times] The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ali Sheriff, has congratulated Ademola Adeleke on his victory in the just concluded Osun West Senatorial District bye-election held on Saturday.

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The Leadership Imperative for Africa’s Future

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Keynote Speech b y Professor Kingsley Moghalu at The Africa Leadership Conference on “Rethinking Africa: Leadership for Possibilities” o rganized by Guardians of the Nation International (GOTNI) USA Leadership Is Under Thr…

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Keynote Speech b y Professor Kingsley Moghalu at The Africa Leadership Conference on "Rethinking Africa: Leadership for Possibilities" o rganized by Guardians of the Nation International (GOTNI) USA Leadership Is Under Threat Worldwide Around the world today, the very idea of leadership confronts big challenges, big opportunities, and big possibilities. From corporate leaders in advanced industrial countries who have to worry about the implications of disruptive innovation, the demands of co

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UPND Is ‘Irretrievably On A Shameless Mission Of Embarrassment.’

Former ZANASU Vice-President Prince Ndoyi says the opposition UPND is ‘irretrievably on a shameless mission of embarrassment.’ Commenting on the trip by UPND’s top brass who visited South Africa’s opposition leader Julius Malema, Ndoyi said the UPND have turned themselves … Continued

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Former ZANASU Vice-President Prince Ndoyi says the opposition UPND is ‘irretrievably on a shameless mission of embarrassment.’ Commenting on the trip by UPND’s top brass who visited South Africa’s opposition leader Julius Malema, Ndoyi said the UPND have turned themselves into a political is now shooting in all directions for political relevance internationally. He noted that as opposed to visiting opposition political parties abroad the UPND leadership should have taken advantage of the visits by the three Presidents who have visited the country in the last two months and asked for audience if indeed their motive is to find someone to mediate for them regarding the incarceration of their leader. Below is the full statement as Mr Ndoyi. We want to comment on the trip by the UPND leadership to visit South Africa’s opposition leader CIC Julius Malema. It is worrisome the amount of desperation we are witnessing from the UPND in the last few months. This is yet another failed desperate attempt to try and set a stage for themselves into international politics, as well as set a tone to portray themselves as though they have grown into international politics. The UPND must not rob Malema of the integrity he holds among South Africans. UPND are irretrievably on a shameless mission of embarrassment. They have turned themselves into a political lose cannon, shooting in all directions for help, even from places and individuals that nobody in the world would consider. Their actions in the past months are a thorn in the flesh of people that laid the foundations of politics in our country, people like Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula, Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe, Mainza Chona and others. We can’t imagine for a bit, if Anderson Mazoka were to rise today to see what his party has been reduced to, evidenced from the political immaturity they are exhibiting. We urge the EFF not to stoop low to the levels of UPND, who in their desperation called a stooge of Hellen Zille, Mmusi Maimane to try and gain political sympathy from the international community. The move failed because Zambians from the onset understand the interests of Hellen Zille, Mmusi Maimane and their Democratic Alliance(DA) party. Infact these are some of things President Lungu mentioned during the Press Conference that there a number of business men who want to usurp political power in Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe and our country. We are of the view that the move by the UPND somewhat exposes them and vindicates the President, and Zambians should be weary of these moves. We urge the EFF who represent the genuine interests of South Africans not to fall into the trap of the UPND. The EFF practices practical and logical politics, and they would be dammed if they began courting a political party that is hell bent on polarizing their own country. It is surprising that the UPND has no friendship with any sitting head of state, but have gone on rampage meeting opposition political parties. Their aspirations for leadership and national office do not represent the interests of the indigenous Zambian people, but those of the opposition political parties in South Africa and we are confident no jokes that Zambians could not be fooled in that direction. The UPND have entered a Political mode destructive; not only to themselves, but to the nation at large. They no longer represent the values and rich heritage upon which the Zambian politics was established. Lastly, if the UPND are genuinely looking for people to mediate over the incarceration of their president HH, they should have taken the opportunity to talk to Presidents who have visited the country. In the last two months, we have received three Heads Of States and we are sure President Lungu would have taken heed of any advise coming from any of the three regarding their issues. Our advise is let themcalm down and genuinely reconcile their actions over the last months with the Zambian people. Issued by; Prince J. Ndoyi The post UPND Is ‘Irretrievably On A Shameless Mission Of Embarrassment.’ appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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