‘15,000 Nigerian Women Die Annually From Breast Cancer’

[Daily Trust] About 15, 000 women in the country die of breast cancer annually, a medical oncologist, specialized in breast cancer, Dr Bisi Ademuyiwa has said. She disclosed this yesterday during a seminar organized by AXA Mansard HMO in collaboration …

[Daily Trust] About 15, 000 women in the country die of breast cancer annually, a medical oncologist, specialized in breast cancer, Dr Bisi Ademuyiwa has said. She disclosed this yesterday during a seminar organized by AXA Mansard HMO in collaboration with the African Women's Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) in Abuja.

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Pastor Kills Pregnant Lover, Child, One Other in Rivers

[Vanguard] Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have arrested a cleric, who murdered his pregnant lover, a nine-month-old child and one other lady in Rivers State.

[Vanguard] Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have arrested a cleric, who murdered his pregnant lover, a nine-month-old child and one other lady in Rivers State.

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Opinion: Reflections Of A Zambian Entrepreneur

An ideal country has three key people, a politician to make policy, a civil servant to implement policy and an entrepreneur to use policy and create value and pay taxes. The taxes paid will provide cash needed for paying the … Continued

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An ideal country has three key people, a politician to make policy, a civil servant to implement policy and an entrepreneur to use policy and create value and pay taxes. The taxes paid will provide cash needed for paying the politician, the civil servant and cater for other public needs such as health, schools, building roads, etc. Therefore, these three people are all very important, if anyone of them is missing, then the economic and governance equation will not balance. Now, since the politician and the civil servant are in most cases indigenous or local people, wouldn’t it be fair that the ideal entrepreneur should also be indigenous? Here is the interesting part, if the entrepreneur is a local person then most likely whatever money he makes is not externalised and creates a ripple effect within the local economy. For instance, after making a profit he may decide to buy a plot to build a house, he will then buy materials locally and employ locals to help him build. This ripple will continue as the supplier of materials and the builders after making a profit will also decide to reinvest their money in other similar ventures locally. This is exactly what happens in China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and even most European countries. Locals rule, locals implement and locals run the economy and pay taxes which develop their economies. Making policy to suit foreigners or implementing policy to suit foreigners is like having a child who is still learning how to walk and when time to go shopping comes you decide to leave your child and go to borrow your neighbors child who can walk for convenience. You will end up buying things like clothes for your neighbors child which will not fit or be suitable for your child. No country ever developed by entirely leaving the job of development in foreign hands. Local content is key. In conclusion, for any country to develop, we expect the politician to make policy that supports local participation, the civil servant is expected to effectively implement this policy to the benefit of all including the local people. Local entrepreneurs should also work hard and out compete foreigners or at least come level. So everyone plays their role and the country develops. By Kumbukilani Phiri The post Opinion: Reflections Of A Zambian Entrepreneur appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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BBNAIJA – Promoting Sex, Talent Hunt or Entertainment?

[Vanguard] When MultiChoice Nigeria, announced the return of Africa’s biggest reality television show, Big Brother Nigeria, last year after 10 years of being off the air, many Nigerians expressed reservations. This is not because they didn’t like the s…

[Vanguard] When MultiChoice Nigeria, announced the return of Africa's biggest reality television show, Big Brother Nigeria, last year after 10 years of being off the air, many Nigerians expressed reservations. This is not because they didn't like the show which yearly turns the star winners into instant millionaires, but principally, because they didn't want to be associated with the worrisome level of perceived 'immorality' and 'unthinkable things' that have become the stock in trade of Africa's biggest reality show

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Antonio Mwanza: Printing Ballot Papers In Zambia Is The Right Thing To Do

Ballot papers for the 1991 elections that removed UNIP and ushered MMD in power were printed right here in Zambia at Government Printers opposite Zamtel near Lusaka’s fly over bridge next to Levy Mall. Since then Zambia has been printing … Continued

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Ballot papers for the 1991 elections that removed UNIP and ushered MMD in power were printed right here in Zambia at Government Printers opposite Zamtel near Lusaka’s fly over bridge next to Levy Mall. Since then Zambia has been printing ballot papers abroad at a huge cost. Last year’s ballot papers were printed at a collosal sum of 3.8 Million US Dollars that doesn’t include other costs such as transport, security and so forth. This staggering amount could have gone a long way in uplifting the social and economic conditions of hundreds of thousands of people if it was injected in the productive sector of the economy. This money is enough to sort out the accommodation crisis at UNZA and CBU. Therefore, the decision by Government to print locally, ballot papers for the 2021 general elections is timely and very progressive for it will result in revenue savings and creation of jobs for young people who will be employed in the printing department, procurement, security and supply of various sundries required to print ballot papers; even IT specialists will be employed to provide the match needed designs and security features. Further, the savings will be injected in the productive sector of the economy to enhance social mobility of our people. And like the President said, those who cry rigging must come forth and avail their fears so they can adequately be addressed. Moving forward we must be advocating for electronic voting and electronic transmission of results in the forseeable future because we can’t, 53 years after our nation’s independence be spending 5 days counting and transmitting election results when nations that are much younger than us have migrated to electronic voting. We must come together and find amicable ways of confronting and dealing with the legitimate fears of electronic voting and forge ahead with progressive innovations and ideas. By Antonio Mwanza, PF Deputy Director – Media The post Antonio Mwanza: Printing Ballot Papers In Zambia Is The Right Thing To Do appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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OPINION: Liwewe and Default Judgments

FAZ General Secretary Ponga Liwewe’s ineptitude was on display again when the High Court entered another default judgement against the association in a space of three weeks. Liwewe who is proving the worst chief executive officer FAZ has ever had … Continued

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FAZ General Secretary Ponga Liwewe’s ineptitude was on display again when the High Court entered another default judgement against the association in a space of three weeks. Liwewe who is proving the worst chief executive officer FAZ has ever had has been globe-trotting accumulating hefty allowances neglecting his duties at Football House. The High Court has entered a default judgment in favour of former secretary general George Kasengele to the tune of Two Million Kwacha over terminal benefits. Liwewe also did not offer any defence for FAZ when the High Court entered another default judgment in a case in which Vali’s Property Limited sued the football body for failure to pay over K742, 000 for accommodation services. In this case, Vali’s Property Limited in December last year (2017) sued FAZ, the Attorney General, former Zambia national soccer team coach Herve Renard and his assistant Patrice Beaumelle, demanding immediate payment of K742,512 as monies due and outstanding to them for accommodation services rendered to Renard and Beaumelle at Falls Way Apartments between March 2012 and November 2013. The plaintiff was also claiming interest on the sum due and any other relief the court might deem fit and costs. But the court entered a judgment in default after FAZ failed to make an appearance and also never filed a defence. Liwewe has been bleeding FAZ owing to his incompetence and has only been active in lining his pockets. It is very clear from above that something is terribly wrong at Football House. These two acts point to gross negligence on the part of the Football Association of Zambia. The buck stops at Liwewe who is the chief executive officer of FAZ. What has he been doing all this while only to appear with half-baked explanation in the media? Why did he not offer any defence before the courts of law and found it convenient to draft a hastily assembled statement? If FAZ president Andrew Kamanga does not watch his incompetent general secretary they could be on the exit together. Liwewe is proving a huge liability to football in Zambia that is heavily funded by tax payers. Imagine what miracle Three Million Kwacha would do for the various national teams that are struggling with basic necessities before one even mentions allowances. The post OPINION: Liwewe and Default Judgments appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Police Commissioner General Condoles With Police Shooting Victims

[New Zimbabwe] POLICE Commissioner General Godwin Matanga Friday tried to put on a humane face as he gave an account of the shooting and killing of two people by his subordinates in Thursday evening’s chaotic scenes he vowed police shall get to the bot…

[New Zimbabwe] POLICE Commissioner General Godwin Matanga Friday tried to put on a humane face as he gave an account of the shooting and killing of two people by his subordinates in Thursday evening's chaotic scenes he vowed police shall get to the bottom of.

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Daniel Shumba Rails at ED ‘Mafia’ Government

[New Zimbabwe] Former Zanu PF Central Committee member and Masvingo Urban MP, Daniel Shumba, has come out guns blazing, accusing the Emmerson Mnangagwa-led administration of being a mafia obsessed with power ahead of national interests.

[New Zimbabwe] Former Zanu PF Central Committee member and Masvingo Urban MP, Daniel Shumba, has come out guns blazing, accusing the Emmerson Mnangagwa-led administration of being a mafia obsessed with power ahead of national interests.

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Chamisa Re-Affirmed as MDC-T Acting President

[New Zimbabwe] The MDC-T says it has resolved its leadership crisis after a 6-hour consultative meeting held in Harare on Friday which re-affirmed the appointment of Nelson Chamisa as acting president after the demise of Morgan Tsvangirai.

[New Zimbabwe] The MDC-T says it has resolved its leadership crisis after a 6-hour consultative meeting held in Harare on Friday which re-affirmed the appointment of Nelson Chamisa as acting president after the demise of Morgan Tsvangirai.

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