Nigeria Set to Benefit From Deep Sea Mining

[This Day] The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dakuku Peterside,  has stated that Nigeria is set to benefit from the deep sea mining through effective harnessing of the opportunities by working with the International Seabed Authority.

[This Day] The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dakuku Peterside,  has stated that Nigeria is set to benefit from the deep sea mining through effective harnessing of the opportunities by working with the International Seabed Authority.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

If Oil Can’t Save Venezuela, It Sure Can’t Save Nigeria!

[This Day] When I proposed electric cars for Nigeria and started driving one, many laughed. Today, France, U.K. and Norway have banned petrol cars from between 2025-2040.

[This Day] When I proposed electric cars for Nigeria and started driving one, many laughed. Today, France, U.K. and Norway have banned petrol cars from between 2025-2040.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

No Air Accidents Linked to Weather in 10 Years, Says NiMet

[Daily Trust] The Director-General, Nigerian Meteorological Agency, Prof. Sani Mashi, says there has not been any air traffic accident linked to weather within the last 10 years.

[Daily Trust] The Director-General, Nigerian Meteorological Agency, Prof. Sani Mashi, says there has not been any air traffic accident linked to weather within the last 10 years.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Country Second Behind USA in London World Champs

[Nation] London -Team Kenya hauled 11 medals; five gold, two silver and four bronze to finish second behind United States in the medal standings as the London World Championships came to a close Sunday.

[Nation] London -Team Kenya hauled 11 medals; five gold, two silver and four bronze to finish second behind United States in the medal standings as the London World Championships came to a close Sunday.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Woman, 82, Arrested for Setting Shacks Alight

[News24Wire] An 82-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with murder after she allegedly set fire to shacks in Walmer, Nelson Mandela Bay, during the early hours of Sunday.

[News24Wire] An 82-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with murder after she allegedly set fire to shacks in Walmer, Nelson Mandela Bay, during the early hours of Sunday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Public Service Minister Muthambi Under Pressure Over ‘Nepotism’

[News24Wire] The DA wants Parliament’s Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests to investigate Public Service Minister Faith Muthambi’s alleged hiring of 27 support staff without following proper procedure.

[News24Wire] The DA wants Parliament's Joint Committee on Ethics and Members' Interests to investigate Public Service Minister Faith Muthambi's alleged hiring of 27 support staff without following proper procedure.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Gunmen Attack Burkina Faso Restaurant, Many Killed

[Deutsche Welle] Several foreigners were killed when suspected Islamist terrorists attacked a Turkish restaurant in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, officials said. Police and soldiers were battling the assailants.

[Deutsche Welle] Several foreigners were killed when suspected Islamist terrorists attacked a Turkish restaurant in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, officials said. Police and soldiers were battling the assailants.

source: AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso

Hichilema Walks To Freedom Through Nolle?

A report in the Reuters, an international news agency, is quoting sources that opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema may be released when he appears in court for trial starting today. Hichilema is set to appear in court today charged with treason, … Continued

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A report in the Reuters, an international news agency, is quoting sources that opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema may be released when he appears in court for trial starting today. Hichilema is set to appear in court today charged with treason, but Reuters reported yesterday the opposition leader could be set free. BELOW IS THE REPORT AUTHORED BY CHRIS MFULA LUSAKA (Reuters) – Zambia plans to drop treason charges against the country’s main opposition leader and free him from prison on Monday under a deal brokered by the Commonwealth secretary-general, government and legal sources told Reuters. The United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema and five others were arrested in April and charged with treason after Hichilema’s convoy failed to make way for President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade. Hichilema’s trial had been due to begin on Monday but two sources said the prosecution would apply to the court to discontinue the case. The case has stoked political tensions in the continent’s No. 2 copper producer, seen as one of Africa’s more stable and functional democracies, following a bruising election last year. Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland visited Zambia last week and told reporters she had met Lungu and Hichilema separately and that the two leaders had agreed to a process of dialogue facilitated by her office. “That process of dialogue, which the Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Patricia Scotland is leading with the help of Catholic bishops, starts with the release of the opposition leader from prison,†a government source told Reuters on Sunday, referring to local religious leaders. “The state will discontinue the treason case in the public interest as both the opposition leader and the head of state are committed to burying their past and starting dialogue envisaged to help address some of the issues the opposition raised after the 2016 elections so that the 2021 elections are better held.†Lungu is committed to all aspects of the dialogue agreed between the president and the opposition leader, the source said, which include promoting peace, stability and public good. “An overt act serious enough to warrant prosecution exists but the public interest seems to be the overriding consideration, so a nolle prosequi will be entered,†a public prosecutor told Reuters, using the legal term for the discharge of a case. The southern African country has always been relatively stable but relations between the government and the opposition have been fraught since August when Lungu’s Patriotic Front (PF) beat the UPND in a presidential election marred by violence and which the opposition says was rigged. It was the second time that Lungu beat Hichilema, an economist and businessman popularly known by his initials “HHâ€, in a presidential election by a razor-thin margin. In June, church leaders including those from the influential Catholic church, called for Hichilema’s release. Last month Lungu invoked emergency powers to deal with “acts of sabotage†by his political opponents, after fire gutted the country’s biggest market. Under emergency laws, police can prohibit public meetings, detain suspects longer than usual, search without a warrant, close roads, impose curfews and restrict certain people’s movements. The post Hichilema Walks To Freedom Through Nolle? appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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