Senate Wants Lower Naira Notes Changed to Coins

[Premium Times] The Central Bank of Nigeria should convert the country’s lower currency notes into coins to facilitate “highly repetitive” retail transactions, the Senate said Tuesday.

[Premium Times] The Central Bank of Nigeria should convert the country's lower currency notes into coins to facilitate "highly repetitive" retail transactions, the Senate said Tuesday.

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El-Zakzaky in Custody in Public Interest – Presidency

[Vanguard] The Presidency says the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMAN), Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is not being detained in prison as being speculated but rather being kept by government in public interest,

[Vanguard] The Presidency says the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMAN), Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is not being detained in prison as being speculated but rather being kept by government in public interest,

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Presidency Speaks On Rumoured Coup Plot By Army Officers

[Premium Times] Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, has urged Nigerians to ignore the media reports on Coup plot, saying it should not be stretched beyond what the military authorities had said.

[Premium Times] Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, has urged Nigerians to ignore the media reports on Coup plot, saying it should not be stretched beyond what the military authorities had said.

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Another Container Load of Arms Intercepted in Lagos

[Premium Times] The container intercepted by the Nigeria Customs Service on Tuesday at the Tin Can Island port, Lagos, was loaded with 440 arms and ammunition of various sizes and designs, the Nigeria Customs Service has said.

[Premium Times] The container intercepted by the Nigeria Customs Service on Tuesday at the Tin Can Island port, Lagos, was loaded with 440 arms and ammunition of various sizes and designs, the Nigeria Customs Service has said.

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EU Gives Magufuli U.S.$200 Million to Develop Energy Sector

[East African] The European Union, through the Energy for Growth and Sustainable Development programme, has given Tanzania ?180 million ($200 million) to develop its energy sector.

[East African] The European Union, through the Energy for Growth and Sustainable Development programme, has given Tanzania ?180 million ($200 million) to develop its energy sector.

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Believe In Yourselves; You Can Do It, Sinkala Tells Under-20

Germany-based ex-international Andrew Sinkala has sent a message motivating Zambia’s Under-20 national team ahead of today’s Group C match against Iran at the FIFA World Cup in Jeju, South Korea. Sinkala, a member of Zambia’s first team to qualify to … Continued

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Germany-based ex-international Andrew Sinkala has sent a message motivating Zambia’s Under-20 national team ahead of today’s Group C match against Iran at the FIFA World Cup in Jeju, South Korea. Sinkala, a member of Zambia’s first team to qualify to any FIFA World Cup in 1999, says Beston Chambeshi’s team had the chance to reach the final. Featuring on Q-TV’s SoccerChat sports show, Sinkala urged the team to continue carrying the Zambian flag high. “You are not alone, People in Zambia, people in Europe; here in Germany, everywhere they are talking about you. You are the talk of the town,†he said. “My message to you is to motivate you guys. I am saying this to you because I know; I also played that World Cup.†Sinkala, who was one of Zambia’s best midfielders the last 20 years, played for Bayern Munich and FC Koln among other teams. “My message to you is; from now, I say don’t use these word ‘we have to’. I say so because you’ll be putting yourselves under pressure. From today, ‘tell your room-mate, your friend, that ‘we can do it’. Sinkala reminded the lads that only team work will win them titles. “You can only do it if you work as a team. I am saying so because only that will help you to win this World Cup,†he added. Sinkala said the players should not feel under pressure, but enjoy every moment they are together in South Korea. “Don’t force yourself, don’t say we have to, you are not there to kill yourself. You are there to enjoy, play football. Sinkala said the Zambian team should know the country was rallying them to glory. “I saw you play, and I believe in you and I know you can do it. We are here praying for you. We will watch all the games for you. Good job, keep on working, show the world that we can do it,†he added. Sinkala congratulated the technical bench comprising Chambeshi and Bilton Musonda for inspiring the team to a 2–1 win over Portugal. Victory in the opening match put Zambia’s chance of a second round berth in good shape. Source: bolazambia The post Believe In Yourselves; You Can Do It, Sinkala Tells Under-20 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Spanish Referee Named For Zambia Vs Iran Match

FIFA has named Spanish referee Antonio Lahoz Mateu as match official of today’s fixture between Zambia and Iran at the 2017 Under-20 World Cup in Jeju, South Korea. And Zambia’s skipper Solomon Sakala is among 11 players on the referees’ … Continued

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FIFA has named Spanish referee Antonio Lahoz Mateu as match official of today’s fixture between Zambia and Iran at the 2017 Under-20 World Cup in Jeju, South Korea. And Zambia’s skipper Solomon Sakala is among 11 players on the referees’ book. Sakala, like the other 10 players, could miss the next match if they collected yellow cards today. Mateu will be assisted by compatriots Pau Devis Cebrian and Roberto Perez Diaz. The fourth official is Yadel Martinez. Meanwhile, coach Beston Chambeshi is expected to psyche skipper Sakala to play a clean defensive game and avoid picking any yellow cards today. FIFA has released the list of players that could be sanctioned if they were cautioned in today’s matches with Sakala the only Zambian while Iran has two players Mehran Derakhshan and Ali Shojaei making the disciplinary watch-list. BELOW IS THE FULL DISCIPLINARY LIST [Yellow Cards] COSTA RICA (CRC): [5] GONZALEZ Esteban; [20] JUAREZ Eduardo. IRAN (IRN) [3] DERAKHSHAN Mehran; [8] SHOJAEI Ali. ITALY (ITA) [2] SCALERA Giuseppe; [8] MANDRAGORA Rolando; [14] PEZZELLA Giuseppe SOUTH AFRICA (RSA) [18] MARGEMAN Grant. URUGUAY (URU) [8] BENAVIDEZ Carlos; [18] ROGEL Agustin. ZAMBIA (ZAM) [5] SAKALA Solomon. Source: bolazambia The post Spanish Referee Named For Zambia Vs Iran Match appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Lamu Port Project Has Denied Us Cultural Rights, Fishermen Tell Court

[Nation] Lamu fishermen on Tuesday told a five-judge bench that the ongoing construction of the multibillion-shilling Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (Lapsset) corridor had violated their rights to cultural life.

[Nation] Lamu fishermen on Tuesday told a five-judge bench that the ongoing construction of the multibillion-shilling Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (Lapsset) corridor had violated their rights to cultural life.

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Blogger Still in Prison, One Month After Granted Bail

[CPJ] Uyo -Nigerian authorities should immediately release blogger Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo, in accordance with two court orders granting her bail, and prosecutors should drop all criminal charges against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

[CPJ] Uyo -Nigerian authorities should immediately release blogger Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo, in accordance with two court orders granting her bail, and prosecutors should drop all criminal charges against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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