Senate Did Not Reject Magu As EFCC Chairman – Senate Leader Ndume

[Premium Times] Four days after the Senate’s initial stance, the Senate Leader has said the upper chamber did not reject Ibrahim Magu as substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

[Premium Times] Four days after the Senate's initial stance, the Senate Leader has said the upper chamber did not reject Ibrahim Magu as substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

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Aviation Unions to Shut Down Arik Air Operations From Tuesday

[Premium Times] Unions in the aviation sector have directed the commencement of a joint strike at Arik Air, with effect from Tuesday, over the airline’s failure to pay seven months’ salary arrears and other anti-labour practices.

[Premium Times] Unions in the aviation sector have directed the commencement of a joint strike at Arik Air, with effect from Tuesday, over the airline's failure to pay seven months' salary arrears and other anti-labour practices.

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Another Building Collapses in Akwa Ibom

[Premium Times] Two women have been confirmed dead, while 17 other persons sustained various degrees of injuries following the collapse of market stalls at Urua Edet-Obo, a popular market at Ikot Akpatek in Onna LGA of Akwa Ibom.

[Premium Times] Two women have been confirmed dead, while 17 other persons sustained various degrees of injuries following the collapse of market stalls at Urua Edet-Obo, a popular market at Ikot Akpatek in Onna LGA of Akwa Ibom.

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District Decries Incomplete Technical School Buildings

[Monitor] Bukedea -The Bukedea District chairperson has criticised the Ministry of Education for forcibly enrolling students to study in an unfinished technical institute despite assurances that the construction would be done by October 2016.

[Monitor] Bukedea -The Bukedea District chairperson has criticised the Ministry of Education for forcibly enrolling students to study in an unfinished technical institute despite assurances that the construction would be done by October 2016.

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Legislator Regrets Lords Resistance Amy Remarks

[Monitor] Gulu -Gulu Municipality Member of Parliament Lyandro Komakech has accepted to apologise to former Lords Resistance Amy returnees over his remarks that link them to the ongoing insecurity in the area.

[Monitor] Gulu -Gulu Municipality Member of Parliament Lyandro Komakech has accepted to apologise to former Lords Resistance Amy returnees over his remarks that link them to the ongoing insecurity in the area.

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Opinion: GBM’s Wamuyayaya Gospel in Focus

Listening to UPND Vice President Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba rumble on about why it is unnecessary for the opposition political party to hold a convention left us wondering what example the party was setting for itself and the country. The UPND … Continued

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Listening to UPND Vice President Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba rumble on about why it is unnecessary for the opposition political party to hold a convention left us wondering what example the party was setting for itself and the country. The UPND by virtue of being a party that seeks to govern this country ought to know that they bear a very heavy responsibility on behalf the banner of democracy that the country signed up for in 1991. While it may be easy for the UPND to justify that whatever they do as being their business, it is however worrisome that they should make such pronouncements about scrapping off a convention with such ease. It may not have occurred to Mwamba otherwise known as GBM that his sentiments may have drawn so much applause from his supporters but in reality it sent a chill down the spine of many a democratic enthusiast. For GBM to say “Is it necessary to have a convention? Is it necessary when we have an intelligent, vibrant leader?†It is really a tragic statement coming from the top leadership of the party. Maybe we should not be surprised given the manner GBM found himself as Vice President. He was just appointed after Richard Kapita resigned from the party he had served over the years. Equally unsurprising was the fact was how another Vice President Dr Canisius Banda also was appointed. It should leave anybody wondering if at all anybody in the UPND top leadership has ever been subjected to an election. Even the chairperson Mutale Nalumango also got squeezed in at the whims of the President. There has not been even a pretence of promoting competition in the party since the sham of an election in 10 years ago that brought in Hichilema at the expense of long serving members like Sakwiba Sikota, Bob Sichinga, Henry Mtonga. While it may serve the UPND cause in the short term, the long term ramifications are dire for the country should they be given an opportunity to govern this country. Will not be the country told that Hichilema should stay on in power, the Mugabe style as has been made known by GBM? Does not the GBM rant make a mockery of the very democracy the UPND claims to espouse? Are not GBM and the UPND planting the loathed Wamuyaya syndrome? The ease with which GBM made such a monumentally reckless statement makes for serious alarm for students of democracy. We plead with the UPND leadership to reflect deeply on their philosophy of wamuyaya politics. After all Hichilema having fallen at elections five times is sufficient reason to encourage the party look elsewhere. Or maybe that has made the party develop a phobia for elections. The post Opinion: GBM’s Wamuyayaya Gospel in Focus appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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UPND Sympathiser Nevers Mumba Case Deferred to Jan 4

UPND sympathiser Nevers Mumba will wait until January 4, 2017 to know whether he has a case to answer in a matter he is charged with giving false information to a public officer. Mumba was initially charged with illegal trespass … Continued

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UPND sympathiser Nevers Mumba will wait until January 4, 2017 to know whether he has a case to answer in a matter he is charged with giving false information to a public officer. Mumba was initially charged with illegal trespass after he stormed the ZNBC studios at Mass Media Complex protesting poor coverage but the charge was later revised. The former pastor turned politician who was in court was accompanied by his UPND benefactors Hakainde Hichilema and Geoffrey Mwamba. Magistrate David Simusamba adjourned the matter to January 14 as the prosecution had not yet filed their written submissions. The post UPND Sympathiser Nevers Mumba Case Deferred to Jan 4 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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