Bill Gates’ Stance On Buhari’s Economic Blueprint ‘Misunderstood’ – Minister

[Premium Times] A Nigerian minister has claimed that the media misinterpreted what American billionaire and philanthropist, Bill Gates, said about Nigeria’s economic plans during his visit to Nigeria.

[Premium Times] A Nigerian minister has claimed that the media misinterpreted what American billionaire and philanthropist, Bill Gates, said about Nigeria's economic plans during his visit to Nigeria.

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Govt Replies Former Army Chief On Military’s Role in Killings

[Premium Times] The Nigerian government and the Nigerian Army have dismissed allegations by a retired military general that security forces are conniving with deadly attackers across Nigeria, saying such calls are inflammatory and should be disregarded.

[Premium Times] The Nigerian government and the Nigerian Army have dismissed allegations by a retired military general that security forces are conniving with deadly attackers across Nigeria, saying such calls are inflammatory and should be disregarded.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Saviour Chishimba Proud Of Zambia’s Export Emmanuel Mbola

Politician Saviour Chishimba caught up with Zambia’s footballing export to Israel Emmanuel Mbola. Mbola has not seen international football in over two years. BELOW IS SAVIOUR CHISHIMBA’S WRITE UP ZAMBIAN FOOTBALLER, EMMANUEL MBOLA, IN ISRAEL As I walked out of … Continued

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Politician Saviour Chishimba caught up with Zambia’s footballing export to Israel Emmanuel Mbola. Mbola has not seen international football in over two years. BELOW IS SAVIOUR CHISHIMBA’S WRITE UP ZAMBIAN FOOTBALLER, EMMANUEL MBOLA, IN ISRAEL As I walked out of the Western Wall, I heard two people speaking in our local language and when I turned, I found that it was indeed our own footballer, Emmanuel Mbola, who plays in the Israeli League (Ra’anana). He is a star in Israel and doing very well! God bless our young football ambassador! We must invest in football academies in all municipalities so that we can give young people an opportunity to develop their talents and become professional footballers in the nations. The case for Emmanuel speaks for itself – when I asked if the other young man was also a footballer in Israel, he said he just invited him, on his account, for a visit! I am really proud of Emmanuel! I remember how I was treated well in a duty free shop at David Ben Gurion Airport here in Israel in 2010 – when the owner of the store saw my Zambian passport, he exclaimed, “Ah Emmanuel Mayuka!†Apparently, he too was playing for the same team, Ra’anana. I think I was given free wines and in all fairness I have to pay Mayuka royalties for the good treatment I enjoyed on “his accountâ€. God bless Mayuka! #ZamFootballFirst! Saviour Chishimba The post Saviour Chishimba Proud Of Zambia’s Export Emmanuel Mbola appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Impeachment Sours Commonwealth-Led Dialogue; Process Put Off Until Further Notice

The dialogue process led by the Commonwealth has hit a temporal setback as the launch of the Steering Committee scheduled for Monday has been postponed until further notice, sources close to the development have revealed. The sources, who declined to … Continued

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The dialogue process led by the Commonwealth has hit a temporal setback as the launch of the Steering Committee scheduled for Monday has been postponed until further notice, sources close to the development have revealed. The sources, who declined to be named, said the main reason the launch has been postponed was due to the impeachment motion which has poisoned the dialogue process. According to the sources, the impeachment motion was a big hindrance to the advancement of the process as stakeholders feel the UPND leadership is applying double standards by demanding for dialogue while pushing for the impeachment of the Republican President. “The dialogue process was premised on a forward looking framework which included a number of law reforms such as the Electoral Process Act, Public Order Act, Political Parties Bill, Gender mainstreaming in elections through a conducive environment for women participants among others. But UPND has again denied the many stakeholders, this opportunity to get a number of things addressed like they did in the referendum due to their selfish and narrow agenda of power or nothing. “We have missed an opportunity to make elections more free and fair. UPND is not the only political party, other political parties genuinely wanted to benefit from the dialogue process by pushing for reforms so to put an end to this episode that always resurfaces after elections. The source added “its simple the reason why the Commonwealth Envoy has postponed this arrangement till further notice, is because one of the major stakeholder the UPND in particular have defied a crucial dialogue principle number three, ‘it is imperative that each participant comes to the dialogue with complete honesty and sincerity. This means not only describing the major and minor thrusts, as well as potential future shifts of one’s traditional view points by avoiding physical decisions against your dialogue partner,’ with this impeachment motion. “Commonwealth being an international organisation uses well known diaolgue and diplomacy principles laid down by the UN for mediation to which they must apply themselves. So we were not doing it in a vacuum or from nowhere. It will be difficult to get the PF on the table again. We may still hold 2021 elections under the same hostile environment, which we all know the results and the winner,” he said. The source also shared a letter communicating the postponement of the launch to stakeholders. URGENT; postponement OF LAUNCH OF COMMONWEALTH STEERING COMMITTEE. Dear Excellence/Esteemed Partners I write to inform you that the official launch of the Political Dialogue Steering Committee scheduled for Monday, 26 March 2018 has regrettably been postponed until further notice. This decision has been necessitated by the need to allow key stakeholders to finalise their final nominations to the Steering Committee which unfortunately has taken longer than expected. We sincerely regret the inconveniences caused by this development. We shall advise you of the new launch date in due course. Kind regards The post Impeachment Sours Commonwealth-Led Dialogue; Process Put Off Until Further Notice appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Govt Revises Number of #DapchiGirls Kidnapped, Released – Again

[Premium Times] The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has described the release of majority of the Dapchi schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram as a gesture of goodwill by the insurgents.

[Premium Times] The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has described the release of majority of the Dapchi schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram as a gesture of goodwill by the insurgents.

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Chaile Backs Kambwili’s Decision To Reject Offer For Medical Evacuation

Opposition Radical Revolutionary Party president Vincent Chaile has backed Roan PF lawmaker Chishimba Kambwili’s decision to reject an offer by President Edgar Lungu to evacuate for specialist treatment. Kambwili fell ill after being arrested and detained at Woodlands Police. The … Continued

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Opposition Radical Revolutionary Party president Vincent Chaile has backed Roan PF lawmaker Chishimba Kambwili’s decision to reject an offer by President Edgar Lungu to evacuate for specialist treatment. Kambwili fell ill after being arrested and detained at Woodlands Police. The National Democratic Congress consultant has been charged with 39 counts of impropriety. BELOW IS VINCENT CHAILE STATEMENT Honourable Kambwili has done an honorary thing for declining an offer from the govt to evacuate him to South Africa for medication.. Zambia deserve such leaders who can call a spade a spade and not call a spade a big spoon… Even is his sick bed and intimidation Hon Kambwili was able to remind the govt to give priority to the poor who have been on the queue helpless for years. We can not afford as a country to have a principle of. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. The owners of the monies the tax payer are left to die at the death chamber (UTH) yet the squatters are enjoying top class treatment abroad. In Zambia we need to introduce a law that will bar top govt officials from seeking medication abroad unless at their own expense … This is the only way our healthy system shall be given the priority it deserves. It’s even embarrassing for the president himself to abandon its own doctors and hospitals and seek medications outside. Dr Kenneth Kaunda never went out abroad for medication. Vincent Chaile President For Radical Revolutionary Party The post Chaile Backs Kambwili’s Decision To Reject Offer For Medical Evacuation appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Speech Analyst: ‘Drunk’ Mumbi Phiri’s Moment Of Error

Questions are being asked as what has led to a one month suspension slapped on Vocal Hon. Mumbi Phiri, from her position as Patriotic Front Deputy Secretary General effective 24th March, 2018. Our Team has managed to put pieces together … Continued

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Questions are being asked as what has led to a one month suspension slapped on Vocal Hon. Mumbi Phiri, from her position as Patriotic Front Deputy Secretary General effective 24th March, 2018. Our Team has managed to put pieces together as to what happened. The incident in question took place on 03-03-2018 at a PF Fundraising event at Ndoza Lodge in Chilanga. On that eventful function, Hon. Phiri, was the senior most PF member, who could call up President Edgar Lungu to speak to guests. Lusaka Province PF chairman, Mr. Lorrance Longwe, called on Hon. Phiri, who instead of just calling on the Party President to address the gathering started her own lamentations to the surprise of those in attendance. “You see President Lungu loves women very much that’s why you see he has now nominated me as MP, he loves women very much, Mr President Before u come here allow me to call Kings Malembe to sing a song one more time because he sings very well and I want to dance iwe kings isa Kuno fast, Malembe then stepped on stage and began to sing, later on Mumbi Phiri grabbed the mic away from him again and said iwe kings let me call Lungu to come and speak first also”, a visibly happy Hon. Phiri, said. The same function recorded a power surge for more than two times…. When President Lungu stepped on stage to address the gathering power failed sending the whole banquet hall into darkness. When power was restored President Lungu was surrounded by Security wings to protect him. As President Lungu began to talk, power was cut again this time Hon. Phiri was still on the found on stage, this time close to President Lungu at his right hand side, making many wonder how she got there when the power failed. In case you missed what happened, that is a brief. And we are told that Hon. Phiri, has shown remorse hence a 30 day action to make her reflect. It is surprising that Zesco failed to sustain electricity supply to an event where the Head of State was in attendance. We hope there was a better explanations. That should not happen not just where there is Head of State but to every part of Zambia. Zesco must be on top of things. We have not forgotten our promise to post an analysis regarding Zambia’s Ambassador to Germany, Anthony Mukwita. Our Team of Analysts are on the article,we have actually established that His Excellence Ambassador Mukwita, went against the 2018 National Budget when he said no taxes for five years. Watch out. Also, probably, you agree with our analysis that State House is panicking over the impeachment motion advanced by the Opposition United party for National development. Even if the motion may not succeed on paper, due to the arrogance of numbers. It is not a clear picture for the PF, it is an edge of the seat affair. Patriotic Front Members, especially those left out of Ministerial Jobs in preference for MMD-PF Members can be very dangerous. They are also those PF Lawmakers who see Vice President Inonge Wina, as a opportunity to become Ministers as and when President Lungu, is out of State House. Independent Members of Parliament are not fully behind the PF, some support the UPND, others are just neutral, it is now or ever, make money where it is possible. A single vote counts, in monetary terms a lot of kwachas? Everything is possible, some Lawmakers may even miss this historical motion for whatever reason, others maybe blocked by “purpose” just frustrate the plan of the UPND. Every PF Parliamentary must be in the house, otherwise it can be a disaster. Another hindrance ahead of the motion is a possibility by National Assembly Speaker Dr. Patrick Matibini, to strike out some of the grounds contained in the impeachment advanced by the UPND on technicality. The Speech Analyst 25-03-2018 SOURCE: THE SPEECH ANALYST [FACEBOOK] The post Speech Analyst: ‘Drunk’ Mumbi Phiri’s Moment Of Error appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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George Chellah Is No Better Than Emmanuel Mwamba – Political Commentator

A Zambian blogger Proud Aushi Musamba has put herself in the firing line to defend Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba against a scathing attacking launched by former presidential spokesperson George Chellah. Chellah questioned Mwamba’s announcement of Roan … Continued

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A Zambian blogger Proud Aushi Musamba has put herself in the firing line to defend Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba against a scathing attacking launched by former presidential spokesperson George Chellah. Chellah questioned Mwamba’s announcement of Roan PF MP Chishimba Kambwili’s purported evacuation before procedural paperwork was concluded. The former aide to President Michael Sata, a very unpopular State House official at the time, labelled Mwamba excited and virtually immature lacking in diplomatic etiquette. But Musamba is not taking Chellah’s gospel for anything other than garbage. She writes, “Chiwamila galu- Truth be told, ‘you are no better than the person you are criticising.’.” Musamba states that Mwamba may have his own weaknesses and not her favourite media personnel, but that Chellah was not the best person to person to launch such attacks. “At least Emmanuel has some class, doesn’t lower himself to openly quarrel with political cadres and those with divergent views from him. “You the person bashing him, was ever online, as well responding to Sata/PF critics. Worse demeaning opposition leaders and cadres. “Together with your favourite PF cadres would even create fake FB accounts to unleash venom on the likes of Musamba. Anyway some of us do not suffer from temporary amnesia,” she states in reminding Chellah of his mondus operandi which including instructing ZICTA to bug private telephone conversations of those he perceived as “enemies” or “opponents” and sometimes his friends he didn’t trust. One of Chellah’s online pages, the Zambian Intelligence News, has since grown inactive. The post George Chellah Is No Better Than Emmanuel Mwamba – Political Commentator appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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