Court Stops Launch of Nollywood Movie Okafor’s Law

[Premium Times] Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos has issued an Anton Piller order, directing the seizure of a film titled “Okafor’s Law” directed by Nollywood Producer, Omoni Oboli.

[Premium Times] Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos has issued an Anton Piller order, directing the seizure of a film titled "Okafor's Law" directed by Nollywood Producer, Omoni Oboli.

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Pres. Lungu Puts Isoka MP On The Spot, “If You Don’t Deliver, Kuya Bebele”

President Edgar Lungu this morning sent the crowd that gathered to listen to him at the Market in Isoka into a joyous frenzy when he called out area Member of Parliament and Muchinga Province Minister Hon. Malozo Sichone to a … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu this morning sent the crowd that gathered to listen to him at the Market in Isoka into a joyous frenzy when he called out area Member of Parliament and Muchinga Province Minister Hon. Malozo Sichone to a question and answer session on the podium. The President, who thanked the people of Isoka for their vote in the August 2016 General elections, asked Malozo Sichone to explain how far he had gone in ensuring that the promises that had been made to them pre-election period were being fulfilled. “The first thing I am here to do is to thank you the people of ISOKA for voting for me and the Patriotic Front in one peace. Secondly I want to tell you that we will deliver all the things that we promised you when we came to ask for your vote, ” President Lungu said. The Head of State told Hon. Sichone to explain to the people how far the construction of the feeder roads had gone. He further wanted to know how far the construction of the markets including health posts and schools had reached stating that when he returned to the area, he expected all the projects to be completed failure to which he would relieve the Minister of his Ministerial duties to allow him focus on serving his constituents. “The era of Am Busy that Ministers used to practice is long gone . If you are a Minister and can’t manage to juggle between your ministerial position and your parliamentary obligations to your constituency, then Kuya bebele .” The President said amidst outbursts of laughter from the crowd. And Hon. Sichone explained that the works on the roads were underway and would soon be completed. He also stated that the delay in the completion of the Market project was due to the rains and promised that as soon as the rains finished, the market as well as the health posts would would be completed . The President told the elated crowd and the Member of Parliament that he would come back to the era in a year and a half in which time , he expected the promised projects to have been completed without fail. The post Pres. Lungu Puts Isoka MP On The Spot, “If You Don’t Deliver, Kuya Bebele” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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PF Media Shows Support For ‘Trigger-Drunk’ Cop

A Patriotic Front media platform has shown support for the widely condemned police officer captured in a video threatening to pull the trigger on Mazabuka member of parliament Garry Nkombo. Nkombo was with his wife at a filling station where … Continued

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A Patriotic Front media platform has shown support for the widely condemned police officer captured in a video threatening to pull the trigger on Mazabuka member of parliament Garry Nkombo. Nkombo was with his wife at a filling station where he was refueling his vehicle when the cop would could barely stand as he held a machine gun demanding to search the lawmaker’s vehicle. A Facebook post published by the PF Media team suggests the officer was within his dutiful rights to search Nkombo’s vehicle. The quote from a Zambian piece of legislation states, “Any Police Officer may stop any vessel, aircraft or vehicle in or upon which there shall be reason to suspect that anything stolen or unlawfully obtained may be found and also any person who maybe reasonably suspected of having in his possession or conveying in any manner anything stolen or unlawfullly obtained, and may seize any such thing.” The post PF Media Shows Support For ‘Trigger-Drunk’ Cop appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Hichilema, GBM Dates Press

Opposition UPND top brass led by president Hakainde Hichilema and his deputy Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba will address a press briefing tomorrow at 9:30. The duo are set to address various issues including their MPs’ continued boycott of Pres. Edgar Lungu’s … Continued

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Opposition UPND top brass led by president Hakainde Hichilema and his deputy Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba will address a press briefing tomorrow at 9:30. The duo are set to address various issues including their MPs’ continued boycott of Pres. Edgar Lungu’s presence at Parliament. Hichilema and GBM will also call on the resignation of the Zambia Police command over the killing of the ZAF officer and an attempt by an inebriated cop to shoot UPND senior lawmaker Garry Nkombo. The two will also tackle various issues including an announcement by justice minister Given Lubinda that Zambia is consulting the process of withdrawing its membership from the International Criminal Court. BELOW IS THE NOTICE Good evening friends We hope you had a great day. We have sent the below media invite. INVITATION FOR A PRESS BRIEFING There will be a Press Briefing to be addressed by UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba jointly with Presidents of other political leaders tomorrow Tuesday 28th March 2017. It will be held at Chainama Hotel from 09:30 hours. We thank you for your usual support and cooperation. The post Hichilema, GBM Dates Press appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Sikota Wina Cancels Attempted Marriage To “Sweet 40” Lady

Veteran politician Sikota Wina has reportedly cancelled his attempted marriage to a 40-year-old beauty. Sikota is 87. The politician was once married to Princess Nakatindi who died under five years ago. Sikota has wished his former fiancee named Elizabeth well. … Continued

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Veteran politician Sikota Wina has reportedly cancelled his attempted marriage to a 40-year-old beauty. Sikota is 87. The politician was once married to Princess Nakatindi who died under five years ago. Sikota has wished his former fiancee named Elizabeth well. He has also apologised to the lady’s family for wasting their time. Sikota had made headway in the marriage preparation, but was greeted with ferocious condemnation when online media published the intended marriage. The post Sikota Wina Cancels Attempted Marriage To “Sweet 40” Lady appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Chipenzi Labels Consultation on ICC Withdrawal a Mockery

The debate on whether Zambia should ditch the International Criminal Court (ICC) or not has taken centre stage after President Edgar Lungu opened up the possibility albeit after consultation. Political activist MacDonald Chipenzi reckons the country should not even consider … Continued

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The debate on whether Zambia should ditch the International Criminal Court (ICC) or not has taken centre stage after President Edgar Lungu opened up the possibility albeit after consultation. Political activist MacDonald Chipenzi reckons the country should not even consider the matter and has put through his case. Below is his presentation: CONSULTATION TO WHETHER WITHDRAW ZAMBIA OR NOT FROM BEING MEMBER STATE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (ICC) Finally, the day we have been waiting has come. The day when govt decides to make mock consultations on whether to remain or come out of the ICC. The govt’s determination to withdraw from the ICC is now clearer than ever before. Though the govt has “claimed” neutrality in this matter, it is far from being true. Haste of conducting these consultation in only less than 1/3 of districts tells you that the devil is in the detail of a story. This is so because reports are already emerging in other parts of country govt and ruling party officials urging people to unite and move away from the ICC. Regardless, as earlier stated in one of my postings, the country does not need to move away from being a member party to the ICC because it is neither a suspect or suffered the wrath of the ICC’s prosecution before. It may be a potential client in the distant future if our leaders continue to misbehave but that does not warrant us to rush. Now that govt is starting its consultations today in various selected districts with the aim of meeting the deadline set by the African Union at its last Heads of State Summit, i urge all Zambians to VOTE FOR REMAINING IN THE ICC AND REJECT THE DESIRE BY ANYONE TO LEAVE THE ICC. Reasons being that ICC is our only shield against misbehaving leaders now and in future. Let us protect ourselves from being abused and our rights violated. Say “NO” to withdraw from the ICC and “YES” to remaining member of the ICC. Reason: It is our only shield, guard against political leaders’ abusing citizens and violating our rights. I URGE U ALL WELL-MEANING CITIZENS TO TURN UP IN LARGE NUMBERS AND MAKE IT CLEARER TO THOSE RUNNING AWAY FROM THEIR EVIL SHADOWS THAT ICC IS HEAR TO STAY IN ZAMBIA. The post Chipenzi Labels Consultation on ICC Withdrawal a Mockery appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Guy Scott’s Role in PF Succession Brought in the Spotlight

Dr Guy Scott’s role in the Patriotic Front power struggles in the aftermath of the death President Michael Sata remains hazy. Author Anthony Mukwita has put through a version in his Against All Odds biography on President Lungu that paints … Continued

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Dr Guy Scott’s role in the Patriotic Front power struggles in the aftermath of the death President Michael Sata remains hazy. Author Anthony Mukwita has put through a version in his Against All Odds biography on President Lungu that paints DR Scott as a villain in the power struggle contest. In his review of Mukwita’s book, political commentator Sunday Chanda re-enforces that view about Dr Scott. BELOW IS THE BOOK REVIEW: DR GUY SCOTT’S “DARK SIDE” REVEALED IN ANTHONY MUKWITA BOOK – BOOK REVIEW BY SUNDAY CHANDA I have known Anthony Mukwita for a lot of things in Zambian media starting from being an innovative journalist that could push the envelope and create some of the sauciest newspaper headlines to being an academic and a consummate diplomat. Today, however, I feel he has redefined himself to perhaps being one of the bravest novelists and documentarists Zambia has had in recent history. I base my opinion on his depiction of former vice President Guy Scott in the thrilling political book “Against all Odds-President Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s Rough Journey to State House.” In this book, the author exposes the man we know today as Guy Scott in a shade previously unknown. A political villain of sorts. Mukwita cleverly shows the immensely divisive role, Dr Scott played in the 2015 Presidential election following President Michael Chilufya Sata’s death on 28th October 2014 and his open contempt for Edgar Lungu esq. The author doesn’t miss out the messy and hasty plan to grab power from a hapless Edgar Lungu who was then the rightful and legal acting President of Zambia. I note with interest, the dimension by the author emphasizing that Acting President Edgar Lungu was holding onto the instruments of power from the Scott camp. Maybe the author should have probed further whether the “forceful†transfer of power the next morning after President Sata death was above board or not. Maybe in his revised edition, Mukwita would answer some ‘mystery’ questions: did the Attorney General at the time Musa Mwenye and former Vice President Guy Scott abrogate the law as per Article 36 of the 1996 Constitution? Did the Constitution at the time permit for the acting President to cease performing the functions of President without being informed by the Speaker of the substantive President’s return? Was there any provision in the law providing for the handing over of power by the acting President to anyone else apart from either the substantive President or indeed an elected President? This was crucial to dissect because when late President Michael Sata left the country for the United Kingdom, the nation was informed that he was going for a routine medical check. Clearly under that law, President Sata left the country under the then Article 39 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Zambia which deals with Discharge of functions of President during absence, illness etc. Under this provision, the Acting President could only hand over the instruments of power upon the return of the President, or upon the election of a substantive President. It did not provide for anywhere that the instruments of power shall be handled to another Acting President. The question which this great book should ask is what happened to the law on that particular morning? Was it breached? Lungu wakes up to the fact that not everyone in the PF is his friend in a section the author calls ‘The Candidate and the frenemies’ and alas Scott leads the pack of the ‘United Hates of Edgar Chagwa Lungu.’ Absent in the book in my view are the reasons for Scott’s immense dislike for Edgar Lungu whose reluctant ambition to go to State House are to use Mukwita’s lucid description ‘monkey-wrenched’ at each turn with apparent glee by Scott and friends. This starts from Scott insisting that the broke ruling party must hold a convention for Lungu to contest against nine other internal ‘enemies’ even as opposition maestro HH stocked up on political canons and dug holes around the PF. Edgar Lungu was standing on quick sand but Scott kept hitting at him including firing him from the position of General Secretary President Sata stripped of Wynter Kabimba and bestowed onto him (Lungu.) The author also shows Scott’s immense hatred for Lungu when the estranged vice President also writes the Chief Justice to stop Lungu from filing in papers as the candidate of the ruling PF. As you read Mukwita’s page turner, you wonder when Scott is going ease the heat on Edgar Lungu who has now gained a huge national following but alas Scott like a restless ghost keeps stealing Lungu’s sunshine right to the very end of the election relentlessly according to the book. At the end of the book, you ask yourself some questions? Why did Scott get out of his way to stop Lungu from being the PF president and indeed president of Zambia? Would Scott have gone to similar breaths and lengths to stop Wynter Kabimba if he had been the one acting President? Was Scott’s resentment exclusively for the man of the people from Chawama and Chimwemwe—Edgar Lungu? In great pieces of literature I have read and reviewed during my university days, there often is a villain and a protagonist to keep the story running. Author Anthony Mukwita passes this literature test by show-casing Scott as the arch-villain. You must be familiar with villains such as Shere Khan from The Jungle Book stories by Rudyard Kipling? If you are, you will recall that Shere Khan’s sole purpose in life was to lure the innocent boy Mowgli and eat him up. Or perhaps you recall O’Brien from ‘1984’ the dystopian novella by the celebrated George Orwell. O’Brien is a cynical and intelligent villain perhaps remembered more for the quote: “One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.” It is all about the villain and the protagonists in the examples I have given above as much as it is in Against all Odds (The Good Guys and the Bad Guys) which sometimes I think should have been the battle between Edgar Lungu and Guy Scott. Anyhow, Mukwita makes my day, as a reader who followed the events leading to President Lungu’s election closely, so therefore I believe I speak for many readers when I say the “evil dude hit parade of literature†could not be complete in Against all Odds-President Edgar Lungu’s Rough Journey to State House if the author neglected to show the deeply divisive role Scott played and his immense hatred for Lungu. Read the book and you will learn a lot on how to tell a story and create a plot within a plot if you are an aspiring writer. If you are a historian, here is a piece of history set in modern Zambian times waiting to be peer reviewed. At the end of the book, I ask again, “why did Scott play super villain against Edgar Lungu?†Perhaps, the author Mukwita will tell us more about that in another book. For now, I close the end page with a sigh of relief that the protagonist, the man fired and re-hired Edgar Lungu gets sworn in as President of Zambia against all odds on 25th January 2015 and proceeds to clinch his first full five year term in 2016. The stone that Scott had refused becomes the head corner stone. I also observe that Mukwita doesn’t lose sight of the positive role Scott played in getting PF into office with his friend President Sata, before he turned rogue that is. This is commendable. Against all Odds is a captivating book I would not hesitate to endorse while Mukwita tells the story like no other author can in my view. ABOUT THE REVIEWER: Sunday Chanda has a law degree University of Lusaka and has written broadly locally and internationally on various socio politico economic and legal issues. He has worked as Programme Development Manager, Centre for Leadership Development, University of Pretoria; Programme Development Manager, Afrika Leadership Development Institute, Pretoria, South Africa (a multi-university initiative); He also holds a Certificate in Asset Based Community Development from St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada. Mr Chanda is a local pundit who at the time of review was pursuing a Master of Science in Project Management with University of Lusaka. BOOK DETAILS Publisher: Partridge Author: Anthony Mukwita Pages: 175 Formats: Hard cover, Soft Cover and e-books Available: Bookworld Zambia, Amazon and Exclusive Books South Africa Language: English Genre: Political, biographical and thriller The post Guy Scott’s Role in PF Succession Brought in the Spotlight appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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