Ruling Party MPs Accuse Oppostion’s Odinga of Plotting to Declare Himself President

[Nation] Jubilee Members of Parliament have accused National Super Alliance (Nasa) co-principal Raila Odinga of plotting to declare himself the winner of this year’s presidential election and later holding a swearing-in ceremony in a neighbouring country.

[Nation] Jubilee Members of Parliament have accused National Super Alliance (Nasa) co-principal Raila Odinga of plotting to declare himself the winner of this year's presidential election and later holding a swearing-in ceremony in a neighbouring country.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Opposition Party Summons Governor, MP Over Funyula Chaos

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The ODM party has summoned Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong’ and Funyula MP Paul Otuoma to appear before the parties disciplinary committee tomorrow over the violence that rocked a campaign rally in Funyula on Friday.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The ODM party has summoned Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong' and Funyula MP Paul Otuoma to appear before the parties disciplinary committee tomorrow over the violence that rocked a campaign rally in Funyula on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Kimutai and Assefa Cruise to Rotterdam Marathon Victories

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Running in unseasonably warm conditions, Kenya’s Marius Kimutai and Meskerem Assefa of Ethiopia were the winners at the NN Rotterdam Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Running in unseasonably warm conditions, Kenya's Marius Kimutai and Meskerem Assefa of Ethiopia were the winners at the NN Rotterdam Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Q&A With President Kenyatta As Party Marks 4th Anniversary

[Capital FM] By Capital FM, Nairobi -PRESIDENT KENYATTA: I am very proud to showcase some of the work that my government has done in the first four years of my term. As your President, it is my primary duty to provide the environment necessary for each…

[Capital FM] By Capital FM, Nairobi -PRESIDENT KENYATTA: I am very proud to showcase some of the work that my government has done in the first four years of my term. As your President, it is my primary duty to provide the environment necessary for each one of you to fulfill your full potential, and to improve your own livelihood, as well as that of your community, and that of our nation.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Exclusive – What Shell CEO Told Colleague About $1.3 Billion OPL 245 Scandal

[Premium Times] The boss of one of the world’s biggest corporations was placed under secret surveillance as part of a pan-European corruption investigation into the way the firm paid $1.3 billion for an oil block in Nigeria, explosive documents leaked …

[Premium Times] The boss of one of the world's biggest corporations was placed under secret surveillance as part of a pan-European corruption investigation into the way the firm paid $1.3 billion for an oil block in Nigeria, explosive documents leaked to Finance Uncovered reveal.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Efe Wins Big Brother Naija

[Guardian] Efe Michael Ejeba has been declared the winner of the second edition of Big Brother Naija reality show after garnering 57.6 percent of the vote among the last five contestants on the show.

[Guardian] Efe Michael Ejeba has been declared the winner of the second edition of Big Brother Naija reality show after garnering 57.6 percent of the vote among the last five contestants on the show.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

UPND: We Never Blocked Pres. Lungu’s Motorcade; We Would Have Given Way If We Saw It

Opposition UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma has denied the party’s leader blocked President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade in a show of political muscle in Western Province. Kakoma says the UPND convoy did not block the President’s Lungu’s motorcade because they didn’t see … Continued

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Opposition UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma has denied the party’s leader blocked President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade in a show of political muscle in Western Province. Kakoma says the UPND convoy did not block the President’s Lungu’s motorcade because they didn’t see it coming. BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT PRESS RELEASE 9/04/17 WE NEVER BLOCKED LUNGU’S MOTORCADE ______________________________ We would have courteously given way to the motorcade carrying Edgar Lungu had we seen it coming. Assertions that we opted to drive side by side with the motorcade that was carrying Lungu are not a true reflection of what transpired. We are a law abiding party and we do understand the rules of road usage. We cannot put the lives of innocent people in the line of danger over who has the right of way. As you can see from the pictures, we were driving in a convey of vehicles and without warning we just saw state vehicles overtaking us at a very high speed. Only when they passed us did we notice that it was Edgar Lungu’s motorcade. We couldn’t make an abrupt stop considering that we were also in a motorcade. Doing so would have caused an accident of unimaginable proportions that would have resulted in the injuries or death of some of our members. We wish to make it clear here that we are not in a childish or petty competition with Edgar Lungu. We will gladly give way if notified but in this case we were also caught unaware. As you can see from the pictures we were on the left lane meaning the cars carrying Edgar Lungu were the ones doing the overtaking. Our vehicles actually slowed down and others even attempted to stop so as to pave way amid the confusion. None of our vehicles attempted to block the motorcade but instead kept to the left lane giving Edgar Lungu’s motorcade enough space to over take us. We are just thankful to God that nobody was hurt in the process. We feel the police should have conducted themselves in a professional manner to send am advance party to clear the road to ensure that all road users were guaranteed of a safe passage. It’s strange that there were no sweeping vehicles or police motor bikes with sirens to warn us there was a motorcade coming behind us. Charles Kakoma UPND SPOKESPERSON The post UPND: We Never Blocked Pres. Lungu’s Motorcade; We Would Have Given Way If We Saw It appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Final Kathrada Memorial Marred By ANCYL Disruptions

[News24Wire] The final memorial for struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada in Durban was marred by interruptions and outbursts from the ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday.

[News24Wire] The final memorial for struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada in Durban was marred by interruptions and outbursts from the ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa