I Didn’t Pay Timaya a Kobo to Feature On My Song – – Minjin

[Vanguard] Swaga Records Afro-Pop/R’n’B singer, Adewale Lawanson Junior, aka ‘Minjin’, has dismissed speculations that he may have paid Timaya a lot of money to jump on his Orbeat produced new single, Baby Kojo, which he released on Monday, 13th Februa…

[Vanguard] Swaga Records Afro-Pop/R'n'B singer, Adewale Lawanson Junior, aka 'Minjin', has dismissed speculations that he may have paid Timaya a lot of money to jump on his Orbeat produced new single, Baby Kojo, which he released on Monday, 13th February, as a special valentine gift to his fans and lovers of good music.

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Tonto Dikeh Engrossed As Son Turns One Year

[Vanguard] Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh-Churchill, who has shielded her little bundle of joy, Andre from the social media community for the past one year, finally unveiled him to the world yesterday, when she marked his one year birthday anniversary.

[Vanguard] Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh-Churchill, who has shielded her little bundle of joy, Andre from the social media community for the past one year, finally unveiled him to the world yesterday, when she marked his one year birthday anniversary.

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Petrol Subsidy Back – Sources

[Vanguard] Petrol subsidy is back. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has been offsetting for months the difference between the landing costs of petrol and the pump price.

[Vanguard] Petrol subsidy is back. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has been offsetting for months the difference between the landing costs of petrol and the pump price.

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Nawakwi Expels Lawyer Chifumu Banda From FDD

Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) life president Edith Nawakwi has expelled longserving party member Chifumu Banda. Chifumu Banda recently announced his intention to challenge Nawakwi for the top post. The FDD leadership is holding a press briefing at which … Continued

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Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) life president Edith Nawakwi has expelled longserving party member Chifumu Banda. Chifumu Banda recently announced his intention to challenge Nawakwi for the top post. The FDD leadership is holding a press briefing at which Chifumu Banda’s expulsion has been announced. This is a developing story The post Nawakwi Expels Lawyer Chifumu Banda From FDD appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Mushrooming Universities Compromising Quality Education – Catholic Priest

A Catholic priest has observed that the unprecedented number of mushrooming universities in Zambia is compromising the quality of tertiary education. Fr Patrick Chilambwe, the Vice Chancellor of the Zambia Catholic University, says in the absence of a framework to … Continued

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A Catholic priest has observed that the unprecedented number of mushrooming universities in Zambia is compromising the quality of tertiary education. Fr Patrick Chilambwe, the Vice Chancellor of the Zambia Catholic University, says in the absence of a framework to deliver quality education, most higher learning institutions are falling short. BELOW IS THE STATEMENT ISSUED BY ZCCB COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER MWENYA MUKUKA Vice Chancellor of the Zambia Catholic University (ZCU) has observed that plurality of Universities without a framework has continued to be a challenge on the quality of tertiary education in the country. Fr. Patrick Chilambwe said that when the country has a too many higher learning institutions there should be a frame work to regulate quality of education being delivered. “When you have so many institutions of higher learning, there must be a framework to ensure that that what matters is not the number, but the quality of education being offered. And I am sure that quality is a challenge the education system is facing in Zambia. We are however hopeful that in the coming few years this will be addressed,†he said. And Fr. Chilambwe has said the Catholic Church strongly believes that education in its truest sense is about giving people orientation, direction and true meaning of life. He said that it is about opening minds to life long search for wisdom adding that it is deeper than information giving because enables people to be proactive, be in control of their lives and broaden economic, social and other opportunities. “Education goes beyond the getting of knowledge. It is for an application of the dignity of each and every member of society. The Catholic education believes that education is vital for the integral development of the people in social, economic, cultural, spiritual, political and religious spheres,†he noted. And the ZCU Vice Chancellor said that there cannot be true and authentic development without well-educated citizens. “There cannot be true and authentic development without well-educated citizens, therefore education is not a privilege for a few people but is basically a fundamental right for each and every citizen of any given country,†he noted. Speaking when a conducted Holy Mass at Zambia Catholic University (ZCU), Mass Communications Faculty in Lusaka on Friday, 17th February, 2017, Fr. Chilambwe re-echoed Pope John II’s message that education is above all the communication of Christ and helping to form Christ in the lives of others. “Education is not a commodity, even if Catholic schools equip its graduates with enviable skills, but rather a Catholic school sets out to be a place of human person and of human persons adding the Catholic University should be grounded on the community of people who believe in Jesus Christ,†he observed. He further said that specific the purpose of a Catholic education is for the formation of students who will not only be good citizens of today but also for the world to come. Issued by Mwenya Mukuka Communications Officer Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops The post Mushrooming Universities Compromising Quality Education – Catholic Priest appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zanaco Chase CAF Victory In Rwanda

Zanaco Football Club today will have to win to rescue their faltering CAF Champions League dream when they face APR of Rwanda. The two sides are tied at 0-all going into the second leg of the preliminary round after the … Continued

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Zanaco Football Club today will have to win to rescue their faltering CAF Champions League dream when they face APR of Rwanda. The two sides are tied at 0-all going into the second leg of the preliminary round after the bankers were held in their own backyard. With perhaps unfair comparisons with Zesco United’s soaring run last season in the same competition the bankers has the onerous task to win over doubters that they are worth flying the country’s flag on the continental front. Crying about departed players and the pool of unregistered foreign players who missed the deadline will not do the bankers any favours nor the cry baby antics about a bad training pitch. Zanaco will have to do the business on the pitch on foreign soil against the proverbial all odds and keep a respectable face among its fans. The trident of Fashion Sakala, Aubrey Funga and Boyd Musonda will have to deliver on foreign soil what they failed on home terrain. APR will be feeling at home at the Amahoro Stadium but it is Zanaco who could steal the show if they hit the net. Having not conceded at home the bankers could tuck the tie away with anything from a scoring draw or an outright win. An imminent first round tie lies in wait with George Lwandamina’s Yanga who carry a healthy first leg win from their first leg tie against their Comoros opponents. But the bankers have to worry about APR before they start thinking about meeting Lwandamina in the next round. The match kicks off at 15:30 (CAT) (SOURCE: Bolazambia) The post Zanaco Chase CAF Victory In Rwanda appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pres. Lungu Gives ‘Militiaman’ Davies Mwila Full Backing

President Edgar Lungu has given his full backing to his under fire Patriotic Front Secretary General Davis Mwila. Mwila has just survived a public bashing over his remarks in Kabwe on the party being the controller of bus stations and … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has given his full backing to his under fire Patriotic Front Secretary General Davis Mwila. Mwila has just survived a public bashing over his remarks in Kabwe on the party being the controller of bus stations and markets with Luapula province chiefs going for him alleging that he has failed. Former Copperbelt province Minister Mwenya Musenge has also gone for Mwila saying that he has failed to mobilize the ruling party. However, President Lungu says Mwila was not going anywhere off the secretariat as he had just got on to work in that office. He wondered whether the people that were calling for the dismissal of Mwila wanted to be his replacement. “Why should we judge him so soon? He has only been in that office for a short time. Do they want to replace him? How do chiefs come in?†he quipped. “Anyway, I am still with Davis Mwila until I find him doing wrong.†Mwila succeeded Davies Chama who was appointed defence minister after the August 11, 2016 elections. The post Pres. Lungu Gives ‘Militiaman’ Davies Mwila Full Backing appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Opinion: Scattered Approach Could Bungle M’membe’s Case

The predicament that former Post Newspapers in liquidation Managing Director Fred M’membe finds himself is very much of his own design. He has spent his life believing that he was invincible after having taken on one government after the other. … Continued

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The predicament that former Post Newspapers in liquidation Managing Director Fred M’membe finds himself is very much of his own design. He has spent his life believing that he was invincible after having taken on one government after the other. It did not help that he went to bed with Michael Sata’s Patriotic Front government which ultimately proved his own downfall as he fell in love with the goodies that came with sleeping with the government. He was allowed to default on tax obligations with impunity. That unfortunately is a well known narrative. There could be a catalogue of how many lives he has racked through his at times scurrilous editorials. Perhaps Frederick Chiluba remains his greatest kill through a well orchestrated editorial crucifixion. Everything else about this story is well known but the manner the law enforcement officers are going about crucifying him would simply create a legend out of him. What was the circus about having to mobilize an entire troop to go to war with a defenceless woman at M’membe’s Nangwenya road residence? The police or the entire intelligence network ought to have known that M’membe was out of the country? Unless they are about to confirm our fears about their ineptitude! Or maybe everything else was merely a calculated move to take advantage of his absence and harass his wife Mutinta whom the law enforcement agencies have lingering ‘beef’ with over the manner she outsmarted the legal system to register and operate the Mast Newspaper that is a copycat of the Post Newspaper. Lest we forget, nothing is really calculated in these ends. Have they not already got enough from M’membe after taking away his most prized possession-The Post? Should there really be any justification to go into the man’s bedroom with that killer punch? Excitement in handling the Post Newspapers case could lead to a possible disaster. They have handed provisional liquidator Lewis Mosho his dream kill but he risks bungling it if at every turn he is raising alarm? In any case Mosho can hardly qualify to liquidate anything in a civilized society. Do they really expect that a man who has built his empire over 25 years from his kitchen will gladly walk to them and lay his entire assets before them? Can they be this naive? Do they expect him to do their work? And at the rate they were cheering on creditors to enlist their claims against The Post Newspapers with the provisional liquidator even their golden kill could end up as bunch of sand in their mouths. They will wake to find out that everything else that they grabbed was marked out against debts and guess who will be the winner? Our high flying liquidator Mr Mosho will be smiling his way to the bank having happily seen off what could be his kill of a lifetime. The law enforcement agencies need to do more than just some prime time arrests and deliver real results. Otherwise this show may ultimately defy the script. Good Day! The post Opinion: Scattered Approach Could Bungle M’membe’s Case appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Desmond Katongo is New FAZ Communications Manager

The Football Association of Zambia has finally appointed a Communications Manager filling the hitherto vacant position by Desmond Katongo. Katongo steps in the void left by Nkweto Tembwe who jumped ship in the aftermath of the 2016 FAZ elections that … Continued

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The Football Association of Zambia has finally appointed a Communications Manager filling the hitherto vacant position by Desmond Katongo. Katongo steps in the void left by Nkweto Tembwe who jumped ship in the aftermath of the 2016 FAZ elections that saw Andrew Kamanga defeat Kalusha Bwalya for the top job. The Evelyn Hone College trained journalist is better known from his days in the production team of the Mpila Zambia show that ran on SuperSport and ZNBC. Below is the full statement: The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) is pleased to announce that Mr Desmond Katongo has been appointed Communications Manager. He joined the national football governing body on 16th February, 2017. Prior to joining FAZ, Mr Katongo worked as Communications Officer for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). He is well known for producing a football television show called “Mpila Zambia†which was broadcast on SuperSport and the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) until 2012. He also worked as a Communications specialist for BioCarbon Partners. He holds a Diploma in Journalism and Public Relations from Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Commerce. (SOURCE: BOLAZAMBIA) The post Desmond Katongo is New FAZ Communications Manager appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Eight Female Suicide Bombers Hit Maiduguri

[Guardian] Maiduguri -In what would have been one of the most audacious attacks by Boko Haram insurgents meant to cause maximum damage, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said eight suspected suicide bombers in a Volkswagen Golf laden with…

[Guardian] Maiduguri -In what would have been one of the most audacious attacks by Boko Haram insurgents meant to cause maximum damage, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said eight suspected suicide bombers in a Volkswagen Golf laden with explosives, attacked the eastern flank of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital late on Thursday into early morning yesterday.

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