Rangers Unveil 18 New Players for 2017/2018 NPFL Season

[Premium Times] Rangers International Football Club of Enugu on Thursday unveiled 18 new players they have signed on for the 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

[Premium Times] Rangers International Football Club of Enugu on Thursday unveiled 18 new players they have signed on for the 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

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Nigeria Must Offer Incentives to Make Top Students Teach – Minister

[Premium Times] Nigeria must begin to offer incentives to attract first-rate candidates into the teaching profession and to retain them, the Federal Government has stated.

[Premium Times] Nigeria must begin to offer incentives to attract first-rate candidates into the teaching profession and to retain them, the Federal Government has stated.

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Fresh Explosion Hits Escravos-Lagos Pipeline, NNPC Begins Repair

[Daily Trust] Barely two weeks after the Escravos to Lagos Pipeline (ELP) was burnt by a bush fire and later repaired the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Thursday reported that the ELP has been ruptured again by an explosion.

[Daily Trust] Barely two weeks after the Escravos to Lagos Pipeline (ELP) was burnt by a bush fire and later repaired the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Thursday reported that the ELP has been ruptured again by an explosion.

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More Than 5, 000 Containers Of Mukula Illegally Exported To China

The Zambia Association of Timber and Forestry Based Industry has alleged that about 5,000 mukula laden containers from Zambia have been exported to China following the ban on the exportation of timber species in 2017. ZTFBI general secretary Kalowa Moota … Continued

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The Zambia Association of Timber and Forestry Based Industry has alleged that about 5,000 mukula laden containers from Zambia have been exported to China following the ban on the exportation of timber species in 2017. ZTFBI general secretary Kalowa Moota has charged that the government has breached the Forestry Act No. 4 of 2015 by effecting a ban while timber continues to be exported without following the law. He said the manner in which timber is being exported is designed to only promote and cover illegal activities by the privileged few depriving majority Zambians who are legally supposed to participate in the sector. “In reference to the Article 64 of the Forestry Act No. 4 of 2015, the Minister can only ban timber export through a Statutory Instrument in extensive consultation with stakeholders. The ban can only be interpreted as designed to only promote and cover the illegal activities by the privileged few depriving majority Zambians,” he said. Moota has further accused government of using Article 100 of the Forestry Act to cover activities of illegal export of timber. He added that according to Forestry Act No. 4 of 2015 on the timber concession license, the restriction on mukula harvesting, transportation and trading is null and void as it is not backed by any Statutory Instrument. Moota said the timber industry has potential to create over 5 million jobs for Zambians if well managed by engaging all stakeholders. “We don’t believe in the ban on the exportation of mukula and other timber species because every ban has proved to be a failure in the past and it only exacerbate more illegalities. “For instance during the 2012 ban, there were more than 4000 mukula timber containers from Zambia, as for the 2017 ban, we are aware that about 5000 mukula laden containers from Zambia have been exported to China,” he added. Recently, PF youths intercepted trucks laden with mukula trees being exported to China while the Zambia Revenue Authority impounded another set in a syndicate that has griped the nation with shock. The post More Than 5, 000 Containers Of Mukula Illegally Exported To China appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Nigerian Govt Gives Reason for Proposing Cattle Colonies

[Premium Times] The federal government has explained the reason for its planned establishment of cattle colonies, saying it is a measure to quickly curb the incessant bloody clashes between farmers and herdsmen.

[Premium Times] The federal government has explained the reason for its planned establishment of cattle colonies, saying it is a measure to quickly curb the incessant bloody clashes between farmers and herdsmen.

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Ex-Governors, Others Want Killer Herdsmen Declared ‘Terrorists’

[Premium Times] Delegates to a rare conference of South-east, Sout-west, South-south and North-central political leaders have demanded that the Federal Government declare the Miyetti Allah cattle breeders group, and Fulani herdsmen as terrorist groups.

[Premium Times] Delegates to a rare conference of South-east, Sout-west, South-south and North-central political leaders have demanded that the Federal Government declare the Miyetti Allah cattle breeders group, and Fulani herdsmen as terrorist groups.

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Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Dismisses Documents As Fake

[The Herald] The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has distanced itself from fake documents circulating on social media purporting to be confirmation of negotiations between the central bank and a South African company for $5 billion liquidity support to …

[The Herald] The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has distanced itself from fake documents circulating on social media purporting to be confirmation of negotiations between the central bank and a South African company for $5 billion liquidity support to Zimbabwe. In a statement this afternoon, RBZ Governor DR John Mangudya dismissed the letters as fake.

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