Can Nigeria Repeat the 1945 General Strike?

[Guardian] What started out as a labour kerfuffle by railway employees in June 1945, eventually spread to other unions in the civil service, then private sector workers decided to support their public sector counterparts. It was Nigeria’s first general…

[Guardian] What started out as a labour kerfuffle by railway employees in June 1945, eventually spread to other unions in the civil service, then private sector workers decided to support their public sector counterparts. It was Nigeria's first general strike, and involved 17 labour unions and up to 200,000 workers. It lasted 45 days, and caused a total shutdown of the economy. This strike, and not the politicians, was the most devastating blow against colonialism in the country.

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Telecoms Giant Plans $500m Financing From Nigeria’s Stock Market

[Guardian] Stakeholders in the Nigerian capital market have described the move by the telecommunications giant, MTN, to raise about N153 billion ($500 million) from the sale of shares in its Nigerian business during the first half of this year as a pos…

[Guardian] Stakeholders in the Nigerian capital market have described the move by the telecommunications giant, MTN, to raise about N153 billion ($500 million) from the sale of shares in its Nigerian business during the first half of this year as a positive development.

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Inlaks Targets 46.9m Unbanked Nigerians With Solar Mobile Solution

[Guardian] To empower over 46.9 million unbanked Nigerians, Inlaks, a financial technology solutions provider in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa, has introduced a solar powered mobile branch solution.

[Guardian] To empower over 46.9 million unbanked Nigerians, Inlaks, a financial technology solutions provider in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa, has introduced a solar powered mobile branch solution.

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Buhari’s Re-Election Bid Fueling Sleazes in Oil Sector, PDP Alleges

[Guardian] Abuja -The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid has promoted large-scale corruption in the petroleum sector, a development, which he has refused to address.

[Guardian] Abuja -The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid has promoted large-scale corruption in the petroleum sector, a development, which he has refused to address.

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Threats to Country’s Peace Have Eased – President Biya

[VOA] Cameroon President Paul Biya has addressed his countrymen, saying tensions in the English-speaking regions that began more than a year ago have abated. Biya also congratulated his military for successfully curbing Boko Haram atrocities.

[VOA] Cameroon President Paul Biya has addressed his countrymen, saying tensions in the English-speaking regions that began more than a year ago have abated. Biya also congratulated his military for successfully curbing Boko Haram atrocities.

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U.S. Sanctions Three People, Three Firms for Supporting Islamic State

[Shabelle] The United States said on Friday it had imposed sanctions on three people and three companies in the Philippines, Turkey, and Somalia that supported the Islamic State militant group, including a business that procured parts for unmanned airc…

[Shabelle] The United States said on Friday it had imposed sanctions on three people and three companies in the Philippines, Turkey, and Somalia that supported the Islamic State militant group, including a business that procured parts for unmanned aircraft.

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Solwezi Residents Reject Sub-Standard Foot Bridge

Solwezi Residents have rejected a footbridge constructed by the Solwezi Municipal Council connecting Kazomba and Wisdom Compounds. The residents have criticised the local authority for putting up what they have called sub standard footbridge. The Community has questioned on whose … Continued

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Solwezi Residents have rejected a footbridge constructed by the Solwezi Municipal Council connecting Kazomba and Wisdom Compounds. The residents have criticised the local authority for putting up what they have called sub standard footbridge. The Community has questioned on whose cost the footbridge was constructed stating a more permanent structure would have been considered by the local authority. “What a shame! This could have been done by the community members. If we are serious about developing our town, obviously this is not the root. We can do better. The whole lot of Solwezi Municipal Council bragging about that colonial kind of bridge in this modern era? This is shameful. Is this what the kazomba/wisdom people deserve with all the copper coming out of Solwezi? This is fooling people not helping them” the residents said. Deputy Mayor Nephan Kamwandi who attempted to defend to footbridge was openly told off that the structure was an embarrassment to the community. “Have you seen what was there before its footbridge for a small community” Kamwandi questioned. In response the residents said “even if we compare what was there with what is there, we shouldn’t find pride in such workmanship, why can’t we put a permanent structure, that’s not solving a problem what has been done, that’s why am asking at whose cost, the council cost or community initiative, otherwise if its a council funded project then it needs a serious audit. Otherwise that’s substandard works for the council to even proudly advertise it. That foot bridge is at whose cost, his worship, the council or community” the residents questioned. The post Solwezi Residents Reject Sub-Standard Foot Bridge appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Commemoration of Operation Fenkil Opens

[Shabait] Massawa -The commemoration of the 28th Anniversary of Operation Fenkil was officially opened yesterday, 9 February in the port city of Massawa under the theme “Fenkil: Dawn of Freedom”. Mr. Alamin Mohammed Seid, Secretary of the PFDJ, opened …

[Shabait] Massawa -The commemoration of the 28th Anniversary of Operation Fenkil was officially opened yesterday, 9 February in the port city of Massawa under the theme "Fenkil: Dawn of Freedom". Mr. Alamin Mohammed Seid, Secretary of the PFDJ, opened the event.

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Davies Mwila Blasts Lusaka PF Security Wing

Patriotic Front Secretary General Mwila has blasted Lusaka Province PF security wing for following President Edgar Lungu around without invitation. Mwila was shocked to find Lusaka PF security during the President’s tour of the Copperbelt. He expressed disappointment that the … Continued

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Patriotic Front Secretary General Mwila has blasted Lusaka Province PF security wing for following President Edgar Lungu around without invitation. Mwila was shocked to find Lusaka PF security during the President’s tour of the Copperbelt. He expressed disappointment that the PF security wing from Lusaka had joined the entourage without being invited. “What are you doing here; you are supposed to be in Lusaka because no one invited you here, you should allow the security on the Copperbelt to also work, have you ever seen them come to Lusaka like the way you have come? You are giving us so much work†Mwila complained. Mwila said the Copperbelt Executive had its own security wing and it was important to give them a chance to also work rather than pushing them away by those from Lusaka. “Even if is escorting the President, sometimes allow your friends to also work it is not just about you. How do you think your friends feel? They have never come to Lusaka for the President’s programs, but you guys are already here,†he added. However, the PF Lusaka Youth wing guys had nothing to tell their Secretary General but immediately left his presence and went to complain as to why he could not tell them in privacy but in presence of everyone. “That is the problem with our SG. What is the point of talking to us in that manner when everyone is listening, he could have called us for a talk even just there than what he did, some of us love the party and we sacrificed because we used our own money and not his or anyone else,†one of the PF security men complained. The post Davies Mwila Blasts Lusaka PF Security Wing appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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