No-Work, No-Pay – Plateau Govt Reverses Policy, Redeems Workers Salary

[Premium Times] The Plateau State Government on Tuesday commenced payment of workers in 17 councils of the state who suffered the no-work-no-pay policy of the former governor, Jonah Jang.

[Premium Times] The Plateau State Government on Tuesday commenced payment of workers in 17 councils of the state who suffered the no-work-no-pay policy of the former governor, Jonah Jang.

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Infrastructure, Defence Get Bulk of Buhari’s N8.6 Trillion Budget

[Premium Times] Infrastructure, represented by the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing and Ministry of Transportation, and Defence, will take the bulk of federal capital spending in 2018, according to a proposal submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari…

[Premium Times] Infrastructure, represented by the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing and Ministry of Transportation, and Defence, will take the bulk of federal capital spending in 2018, according to a proposal submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly Tuesday.

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Nigeria Progress Slow Against Diarrhoea, Pneumonia

[Daily Trust] Nigeria failed to meet targets for pneumonia and diarrhoea prevention and treatment, according to a progress report by the International Vaccine Access Centre (IVAC).

[Daily Trust] Nigeria failed to meet targets for pneumonia and diarrhoea prevention and treatment, according to a progress report by the International Vaccine Access Centre (IVAC).

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Ethiopian Airline Lands Latest Boeing 787-9 in Abuja With 177 Passengers

[Leadership] Abuja‎ -??Ethiopian Airlines, on Tuesday, landed its newest acquired airline, Boeing 787-9 at the ?Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja? with about 177 passengers on board from Adis Ababa, Ethiopia to celebrate the arrival of the new aircraft

[Leadership] Abuja‎ -??Ethiopian Airlines, on Tuesday, landed its newest acquired airline, Boeing 787-9 at the ?Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja? with about 177 passengers on board from Adis Ababa, Ethiopia to celebrate the arrival of the new aircraft

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Governor’s Death – MPs Ask Social Media Users to Show Sensitivity

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Members of Parliament from across the political divide sent their condolences to the family of the late Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru who perished in a tragic road accident at Kabati along Thika- Murang’a Road on Tuesday morning.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Members of Parliament from across the political divide sent their condolences to the family of the late Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru who perished in a tragic road accident at Kabati along Thika- Murang'a Road on Tuesday morning.

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EU-Horn of Africa Migration Policy is Flawed, New Report Suggests

[Deutsche Welle] A new joint report takes a critical stance on the European Union’s Khartoum Process and suggests it puts more migrants in harm’s way, instead of limiting mass migration and combating issues of trafficking and smuggling.

[Deutsche Welle] A new joint report takes a critical stance on the European Union's Khartoum Process and suggests it puts more migrants in harm's way, instead of limiting mass migration and combating issues of trafficking and smuggling.

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Europe-Based Stars Arrive For Zambia Vs Cameroon

The Chipolopolo camp has been bolstered by the arrival of four European based players bringing the number of foreign based players in camp to eight. And coach Wedson Nyirenda has dropped Kondwani Mtonga, Lewis Macha and Simon Silwimba due to … Continued

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The Chipolopolo camp has been bolstered by the arrival of four European based players bringing the number of foreign based players in camp to eight. And coach Wedson Nyirenda has dropped Kondwani Mtonga, Lewis Macha and Simon Silwimba due to injury with Napsa Stars defender Solomon Sakala called in. Team manager Chris Chibuye told Fazfootball.com said that Patson Daka (Red bull Salzburg), Enock Mwepu (FC Liefering), Edward Chilufya (Djurgardens) and Emmanuel Banda (K.V Oostende) had arrived. Those already in camp are skipper Kennedy Mweene (Sundowns), Justin Shonga (Orlando Pirates), Roderick Kabwe (Cape Town Ajax), Brian Mwila (Platinum Stars) while Macha has been dropped. Zambia plays Cameroun on Saturday in a Group B Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola. Nigeria leads the group on 13 points while Zambia is on seven points with Cameroun on six points while Algeria has one point. Zambia and Cameroun will be fighting to end on a respectable slot after having already fallen behind Nigeria in the race to Russia. Arsenal Tula defender Stoppilla Sunzu and Spartak Moscow’s Fashion Sakala are expected later in the evening (Tuesday). (SOURCE: FAZ MEDIA) The post Europe-Based Stars Arrive For Zambia Vs Cameroon appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Hichilema Brushes Off Paradise Papers Link

Opposition UPND President Hakainde Hichilema has brushed off insinuations that his being named in the world famous Paradise Papers that discloses secretive overseas arrangements for high profile global citizens amounts to illegality. The disclosure of 13.4 million previously-secret documents ties … Continued

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Opposition UPND President Hakainde Hichilema has brushed off insinuations that his being named in the world famous Paradise Papers that discloses secretive overseas arrangements for high profile global citizens amounts to illegality. The disclosure of 13.4 million previously-secret documents ties major companies and political figures to secretive overseas arrangements. The majority of the leaked Paradise Papers come from Appleby, which specialises in offshore accounts. Hichilema said on his appearance on Let the People Talk that his involvement as director in 2006 of a Bermuda Company, AfNat Resources Ltd was a mark of entrepreneurship. His stint at as director lasted for five months before he resigned. The company was incorporated in 2005 and explored for nickel and other metals in Zambia and other African countries. “I am actually very pleased with that document because it outlines that there is no illegality, they are just revealing information which may be held and that information is not a secret Axmin is a Canadian company which bought the company from the stock Exchange in London. London stock Exchange has various windows if I may use that terminology,†he said. “One of the windows is what you may call the main window, the other window is what small businesses go to list their called Alternative Investments Market, and it’s called AiMs, it is part of the London Stock Exchange. How can information on the London Stock Exchange be a secret?†Hichilema said the information was in public domain and nothing illegal as the generators of the global story had indicated. “I was reading through that document myself, it is basically very clear saying there is nothing illegal about that and it links so many people like the queen of England, the Canadian Prime Minister and several other people including the current Secretary of State of the United States of America. People decide to invest here and there legally not illegally, there is no tax dodging,†Hichilema said. “You can read the document again. I am actually very pleased with that document because it outlines clearly that there is no illegality [but] they are just revealing information which may be held and that information is not a secret.†Hichilema said that it was one of the ways of raising money that could be brought back in Zambia cheaply. “This is what I want to do when we form government, raise money out in the London stock exchange where the cost of money is lower. The cost of money is cheaper on that market and bring it to Zambia and invest in a ranch so that we can produce beef and help to improve the nutrition value of citizens and also help create jobs so that we can invest some of that money through our credibility internationally be able to help citizens get a job from an investment made here but money sourced outside which is cheaper,†he said. The post Hichilema Brushes Off Paradise Papers Link appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Opinion: Concourt Could Benefit from Incessant Attacks

Funny that Constitutional Court judges should come under fire from all sides of the Zambian political divide. Note that they are a bunch of individuals with no platform to respond to the criticism being lumped on them. On one hand … Continued

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Funny that Constitutional Court judges should come under fire from all sides of the Zambian political divide. Note that they are a bunch of individuals with no platform to respond to the criticism being lumped on them. On one hand the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has labelled them corrupt and incompetent. UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has labelled judges by name as corrupt and has demanding for their removal from the bench. While this was going on the ruling party was gleefully taking in this spectacle demanding their adversaries respect the independence of the judiciary? But now the judiciary has been hit on a different angle by President Edgar Lungu also hinting at possible unprofessionalism on the part of the Constitutional Court. So what is the Constitutional Court to do? Perhaps this provides an opportunity for the Constitutional Court to stand for the law. It could be an opportunity to do the right thing and avoid being trapped between praise and censure by either side of the political divide. Doing the right thing may endear themselves only to the most important side of their trade which is justice. Judges after all must not be seen to side with either party of the political divide but be at the service of justice and the law. It could appear that this opportunity presented would help the judiciary extricate itself from political manipulation. After all they are serving in an environment where they get severely criticized for any decision they make. They are dealing with a thankless bunch that only welcome decisions that favour them. A fierce sense of justice must be the guiding the principle in arriving at a decision. This however, may not be as easy as a stroll in in the park as they learnt when they ruled that ministers and their deputies had remained in office illegally after the dissolution of parliament. While the whole country applauded them for their steadfastness in implementing the law to the letter they lost favour among some politicians. To date that matter remains unresolved with the former ministers refusing to refund the money they illegally received during the period they served illegally. This presents a test case of how hard sticking to the law is going to be for the people entrusted with interpreting the law. But these things were never meant to be easy. Constitutional Court judges may have just got the hint that it is time to rise above politics and do the right thing. if the cant make either side happy they might as well make the citizenry happy by correctly dispensing justice. The post Opinion: Concourt Could Benefit from Incessant Attacks appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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