Deputy President Blames Opposition Leader for Sugar Miller’s Woes

[Nation] Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday rekindled the controversy linking Nasa flag bearer Raila Odinga and Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero to the financial crisis facing Mumias Sugar Company.

[Nation] Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday rekindled the controversy linking Nasa flag bearer Raila Odinga and Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero to the financial crisis facing Mumias Sugar Company.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Aisha Buhari Returns, Says Husband Thankful for Osinbajo’s Loyalty

[This Day] Abuja -In what appears to be a thumbs up for acting President Yemi Osinbajo and a dismissal of accusation of nepotism and favouritism levelled against him last week by some Northern leaders, President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, returned…

[This Day] Abuja -In what appears to be a thumbs up for acting President Yemi Osinbajo and a dismissal of accusation of nepotism and favouritism levelled against him last week by some Northern leaders, President Muhammadu Buhari's wife, Aisha, returned to Nigeria from London Tuesday with a message from her husband, commending Osinbajo for his loyalty.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt to Build $1 Billion ICT Coy in Nigeria – Osinbajo

[Daily Trust] The Federal Government has said it would build a $1bn Information Communication and Technology (ICT) company in the country to boost indigenous technology in Africa, expected to be the first on the Continent.

[Daily Trust] The Federal Government has said it would build a $1bn Information Communication and Technology (ICT) company in the country to boost indigenous technology in Africa, expected to be the first on the Continent.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Reps Uncover $15bn Unremitted Oil, Gas Revenue

[Daily Trust] House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee investigating allegedly missing 17 billion dollars crude oil and Liquified Natural Gas revenue, on Monday uncovered 15 billion dollars unremitted revenue into Federation Account.

[Daily Trust] House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee investigating allegedly missing 17 billion dollars crude oil and Liquified Natural Gas revenue, on Monday uncovered 15 billion dollars unremitted revenue into Federation Account.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

1,158 Killed in Meningitis Epidemic, 14,473 Suspected Cases

[Daily Trust] Up to 1,158 people have died in the ongoing epidemic of cerebrospinal meningitis since December last year, up from 1,114 reported by the end of May, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said.

[Daily Trust] Up to 1,158 people have died in the ongoing epidemic of cerebrospinal meningitis since December last year, up from 1,114 reported by the end of May, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Neiti Says $590 Billion Earned From Oil, Gas in 15 Years

[Daily Trust] The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has called for closer partnership with the civil society to enable it implement remedial issues contained in its reports of the oil and gas industry.

[Daily Trust] The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has called for closer partnership with the civil society to enable it implement remedial issues contained in its reports of the oil and gas industry.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Senate C’tee – Nigeria Loses $2.5 Billion Annually to Gas Flaring

[This Day] Abuja -The Senate Committee on Gas has decried the loss of over $2.5 billion to gas flaring annually from an estimated two billion standard cubic feet of flared gas, which accounts for about 19 percent of total gas, flared globally.

[This Day] Abuja -The Senate Committee on Gas has decried the loss of over $2.5 billion to gas flaring annually from an estimated two billion standard cubic feet of flared gas, which accounts for about 19 percent of total gas, flared globally.

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Senate to Investigate Ogoni Clean Up Exercise

[This Day] Abuja -The Senate has directed its Committee on Environment to investigate activities surrounding the implementation of the Ogoni clean up exercise which was launched by the federal government in June 2016 with an initial cost of $1 billion.

[This Day] Abuja -The Senate has directed its Committee on Environment to investigate activities surrounding the implementation of the Ogoni clean up exercise which was launched by the federal government in June 2016 with an initial cost of $1 billion.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Hichilema’s Spirit Is Ravaged; I Wept – Saviour Chishimba

Opposition leader Saviour Chishimba says UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s spirit is ravaged. Chishimba says visiting Hichilema who has spent nearly 60 days in jail was heartbreaking “The situation is pathetic and no sensible leader would wish to incarcerate a fellow … Continued

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Opposition leader Saviour Chishimba says UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s spirit is ravaged. Chishimba says visiting Hichilema who has spent nearly 60 days in jail was heartbreaking “The situation is pathetic and no sensible leader would wish to incarcerate a fellow human being like that. I broke down, but he is the one who encouraged me to be strong,” he narrates. BELOW IS HICHILEMA’S FULL STATEMENT IN DEEP PAIN AND SADNESS AFTER VISITING HH! Please #FreeHH! I am just returning from Lusaka Central Prison (Chimbokaila) where I had gone to visit my brother and comrade in the new struggle Hakainde Hichilema. Fellow compatriots, the situation is pathetic and no sensible leader would wish to incarcerate a fellow human being like that. I broke down, but he is the one who encouraged me to be strong. We hugged each other for several minutes without uttering a word, but in tears. Though our comrade is trying very hard to be strong, I clearly saw that he is agonising – his spirit is dampened and ravaged. His eyes are in a state of weeping. He repeatedly said, “…my brother, I am innocent…I did not commit treason…I am innocent ba President Chishimba…” State power I don’t have at the moment to release my brother, but such as I have I gave – PRAYER. We prayed for close to one hour together and raised a cry unto the LORD God of Heaven! Hon Mwaliteta was also there. God desires justice for all! The PF regime will reap the injustices that they are planting today. Being the first time in my life to enter a prison today, I was in utter shock to see the conditions under which inmates live. I saw pain in the eyes of visiting relatives. Some of the inmates are very weak and sickly. Some have been in remand for over a decade and they are still waiting for trial. I learned that one inmate was remanded for 10 years for a crime he did not commit, but it was only yesterday that he walked to freedom. How many of our brothers and sisters are going through this? The prison is also overcrowded! This is not the Zambia freedom fighters fought for!!! Let us arise and fight for justice!!! Meanwhile, we have learned from some sources that Lusaka Central Prison is about to be sold by the PF regime and all the prisoners will be transferred to Mwembeshi. We shall get to the root of this before issuing a comprehensive statement. God strengthen our brother HH and his family! God bless our nation! Saviour Chishimba UPP PRESIDENT #UPP: #Dignity & #Justice for #All! The post Hichilema’s Spirit Is Ravaged; I Wept – Saviour Chishimba appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Nigeria Earns $592.34 Billion From Oil, Gas in 15 Years

[Guardian] The Federal Government earned about $592.34 billion from the oil and gas sector from 1999 to 2014, according to the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).

[Guardian] The Federal Government earned about $592.34 billion from the oil and gas sector from 1999 to 2014, according to the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria