Saraki Says DSS’ Raids of Judges Houses Illegal

[This Day] Abuja -Senate President Bukola Saraki has described as an illegality the October last year’s invasion of judges’ houses by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

[This Day] Abuja -Senate President Bukola Saraki has described as an illegality the October last year's invasion of judges' houses by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Presidency Attacks Soludo Over Comments On Buhari

[Daily Trust] The Presidency Thursday night slammed a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Charles Soludo for accusing President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration of worsening the nation’s economy.

[Daily Trust] The Presidency Thursday night slammed a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Charles Soludo for accusing President Muhammadu Buhari's administration of worsening the nation's economy.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Malabu Scandal – Ex-Attorney General Adoke Got $2.2 Million – Crimes Commission

[Premium Times] A former Attorney-General of the Federation, Bello Adoke, allegedly exchanged more than $2.2 million in a bureau de change in Abuja as part of his share in the controversial $1.1 billion Malabu Oil deal, court documents show.

[Premium Times] A former Attorney-General of the Federation, Bello Adoke, allegedly exchanged more than $2.2 million in a bureau de change in Abuja as part of his share in the controversial $1.1 billion Malabu Oil deal, court documents show.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Uganda’s Museveni Wants End to River Nile Deal Deadlock

[Monitor] Entebbe -President Museveni yesterday, in the company of Ethiopian premier Hailemariam Desalegn, capitalised on the opportunity to express displeasure with the impasse over the new framework that seeks to replace colonial agreements on sharin…

[Monitor] Entebbe -President Museveni yesterday, in the company of Ethiopian premier Hailemariam Desalegn, capitalised on the opportunity to express displeasure with the impasse over the new framework that seeks to replace colonial agreements on sharing and usage of the River Nile.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Is Media Helping or Hurting the Economy?

[Monitor] Economy collapses!”, “Economy on life support!”, “Companies struggle as economy takes down turn!”… I guess you have met such screaming headlines, and yes, this is what our eyes are treated to every other day from numerous news outlets. The …

[Monitor] Economy collapses!", "Economy on life support!", "Companies struggle as economy takes down turn!"... I guess you have met such screaming headlines, and yes, this is what our eyes are treated to every other day from numerous news outlets. The Ugandan economy has become a story of its own, commanding prime real estate in print, radio and electronic media. It calls to mind the quote: "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them."

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Decision On Constitutional Court Panel Is Good

[Monitor] The Constitutional Court recently handed down a ruling on the question of coram (panel) of the court. This decision is of great importance to the nation for the main reason that the issue of the composition of this court is now fairly put to …

[Monitor] The Constitutional Court recently handed down a ruling on the question of coram (panel) of the court. This decision is of great importance to the nation for the main reason that the issue of the composition of this court is now fairly put to rest.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Opposition Question Pres. Lungu’s Bloated Delegation To Israel

The United Progressive People (UPP) is concerned with the huge delegation that has accompanied President Edgar Lungu to Israel. UPP president Dr. Saviour Chishimba says a lot of resources are spent on such a huge delegation especially that almost half … Continued

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The United Progressive People (UPP) is concerned with the huge delegation that has accompanied President Edgar Lungu to Israel. UPP president Dr. Saviour Chishimba says a lot of resources are spent on such a huge delegation especially that almost half of cabinet is on the trip. He says the resources being spent on such a huge delegation is money that can be used for other developmental programs. Dr. Chishimba says it is sad that despite the many calls from various stakeholders for government to reduce on the foreign trips as well as the number of people on SUCH trip, government has continued to waste resources on trips. He has urged government to re-look at its priorities. Source: Qfm The post Opposition Question Pres. Lungu’s Bloated Delegation To Israel appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Medicinal Cannabis Is Legal In Zambia – Minister

Home affairs minister Steven Kampyongo has disclosed that the law provides for the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal purposes. Kampyongo has told parliament in a ministerial statement that this is provided for under section 9 of the narcotic drugs and … Continued

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Home affairs minister Steven Kampyongo has disclosed that the law provides for the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal purposes. Kampyongo has told parliament in a ministerial statement that this is provided for under section 9 of the narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances act cap 96 of the law of Zambia. He however, states that it is mandatory that one obtains requisite lawful authority to enable them cultivate cannabis for medicinal purposes, failure to which one commits an offence even if it is for medicinal purposes. Kampyongo says the minister of health is the licensing authority for purposes of issuing licenses to persons who intend to cultivate cannabis for medicinal purposes. He says any person who cultivates cannabis for medicinal purposes without obtaining the requisite license does so without lawful authority. He adds that a license or authority granted by the minister will be subject to certain conditions including the payment of a fee in respect to the license as the minister deems fit. Kampyongo points out that according to section 6 of the dangerous and drugs act cap 95 of the laws of Zambia, the minister may by regulation provide for controlling or restricting the production, possession, sell and distribution of drugs to which this part applies. He adds that the minister may also provide for prohibiting and production, possession, sell or distribution of any drug to which this part applies except by any persons licensed or authorized by the minister. The post Medicinal Cannabis Is Legal In Zambia – Minister appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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