92 Internet Service Providers Close Shop in Nigeria

[Guardian] Between 2013 and now, no fewer than 92 internet service providers (ISPs) have closed shop in Nigeria. The development is being linked to a number of reasons, including the unfriendly economy and business environment as well as unhealthy comp…

[Guardian] Between 2013 and now, no fewer than 92 internet service providers (ISPs) have closed shop in Nigeria. The development is being linked to a number of reasons, including the unfriendly economy and business environment as well as unhealthy competition among Mobile Network Operators (MNOs).

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OPINION: The Politics of Honorary Doctorates

The politics of honorary doctorates refuse to wither off the Zambian political landscape with United Party for National Development (UPND) vice president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba become the latest doctor in town. In Zambia it could appear that those that least … Continued

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The politics of honorary doctorates refuse to wither off the Zambian political landscape with United Party for National Development (UPND) vice president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba become the latest doctor in town. In Zambia it could appear that those that least deserve to flaunt academic credentials become so pressured to flash qualifications that when the joke is out there they are locked in their zone flying high with their gifted qualifications. If you are Zambian, the line up of public officials that make a big deal about these credentials are hardly the ones that are recognized for being rational. They seem to be that brand of politicians that feel academically inadequate that they have to do something to be in elite company. Does not anyone notice that Dr Chishimba Kambwili, Bowman Lusambo and GBM share a common deficiency? Does not their academic record suggest that maybe they did not do enough to swim among the academically elite? Curiously they all share a common temperament and do not take kindly to being challenged. They seem to carry an inferiority complex that society frowns upon them for academic deficiencies despite having made mega money elsewhere. Does a man of Dr Kambwili’s standing who brags about being capable of having his breakfast in London every morning and back for dinner in Zambia everyday have to buy a doctorate to prove his worth? Or GBM whose braggadocio has legend saying he claims that he has got enough money that burning it could be enough to cook beans. In truth these brothers have no need lining up for honorary doctorates when their achievements in other spheres of life stand in testament of their hard work. In truth it only draws ridicule to them. If anything, it makes them the laughing stock as having ducked the real deal (real academic pursuits) for the easier route of honorary doctorates. In any case no one is going to respect GBM, Kambwili and Bowman on account of academic credentials. Otherwise these gown politics are nothing but a sham, a badge of inferiority. Good day. The post OPINION: The Politics of Honorary Doctorates appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Govt Begins Training for MDAs On 2018 Budget

[This Day] Abuja -The federal government has commenced the training of 4,250 top officers drawn from 800 ministries, department and agencies ( MDAs) on the 2018 budget preparation.

[This Day] Abuja -The federal government has commenced the training of 4,250 top officers drawn from 800 ministries, department and agencies ( MDAs) on the 2018 budget preparation.

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Badoo Strikes Again, Kills Couple, Kills Two Kids in Ikorodu

[This Day] After a long lull in their nefarious activities, the dreaded Badoo, a ritualist gang, struck again yesterday at the Ikorodu area of the state and wiped out four out of an entire family of five.

[This Day] After a long lull in their nefarious activities, the dreaded Badoo, a ritualist gang, struck again yesterday at the Ikorodu area of the state and wiped out four out of an entire family of five.

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Facebook Crazed DMI Student Gets Bail for Defamation Case

A DMI St Eugene student charged for defamation of the president has been granted bail after having appeared in court. Edward Makayi has landed in hot soup over his facebook postings that have been deemed defamatory to President Edgar Lungu … Continued

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A DMI St Eugene student charged for defamation of the president has been granted bail after having appeared in court. Edward Makayi has landed in hot soup over his facebook postings that have been deemed defamatory to President Edgar Lungu with police arresting and detaining him. The 35-year old engineering student is being represented by lawyer Martha Mushipe and has pleaded not guilty to two counts slapped on him including one of using insulting language. Makayi allegedly also targeted his attacks deemed defamatory to Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo. The accused joins a list of individuals that are being prosecuted over their postings on social media with Chilufya Tayali topping the list. Makayi was granted a K2, 000 bail with two working sureties. The post Facebook Crazed DMI Student Gets Bail for Defamation Case appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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New Miss Malawi Ireland Is Dehorah Phiri, Mr Malawi Ireland Is Innocent Chithyoka

[Nyasa Times] On Saturday the new Miss Malawi Ireland was crowned. She is Grace Dehora Phiri, 20 years old who received her crown alongside Innocent Chithyoka, 19 who carried the day in Mr Malawi Ireland contest.

[Nyasa Times] On Saturday the new Miss Malawi Ireland was crowned. She is Grace Dehora Phiri, 20 years old who received her crown alongside Innocent Chithyoka, 19 who carried the day in Mr Malawi Ireland contest.

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Govt Trolls Malema Dictatorship Accusations

The Patriotic Front government fights with opposition leaders in South Africa were on show again with Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema getting a censure from information minister Kampamba Mulenga. Mulenga came out fighting after Malema branded President Edgar Lungu … Continued

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The Patriotic Front government fights with opposition leaders in South Africa were on show again with Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema getting a censure from information minister Kampamba Mulenga. Mulenga came out fighting after Malema branded President Edgar Lungu a coward for allegedly ordering the arrest UPND president Hakainde Hichilema on allegations of treason. The government mouthpiece advised Malema to stick to matters within South African borders. BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT: STATEMENT BY HON. KAMPAMBA MULENGA, MP, MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICES AND CHIEF GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON ON SOUTH AFRICA’S OPPOSITION EFF LEADER JULIUS MALEMA’S STATEMENT Government wishes to express its displeasure and disappointment with remarks attributed to South African opposition EFF leader Julius Malema that the pronouncement of a Threatened State of Emergency by His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu is illegal. In today’s edition of The Mast Newspaper, Mr. Malema is also quoted as having called President Lungu a coward claiming he does not tolerate any dissenting views. It must be made very clear to Mr. Malema that Zambia is a sovereign state, with its own laws put in place and respected by her own citizens. If Mr. Malema is a true democrat and a serious leader as he claims, he should have sought audience with our mission in Pretoria to appreciate what a Threatened State of Emergency entails than exposing his ignorance on the matter by making misguided, illogical and irresponsible statements. In any case, who is Mr. Malema representing when he makes such attacks to the extent of calling our Head of State a coward? Mr. Malema’s statement is clearly an attempt in futility to strain the warm and cordial relations that have continued to exist between the Republic of South Africa and Zambia. Zambia owes Mr. Malema no explanation, whatsoever, on her internal matters because Mr. Malema is neither a Zambian citizen nor a member of a local political organisation. Mr. Malema should realise that Zambians are politically mature and are capable of dealing with their own issues if any, and cannot stoop so low as to ask for help from political charlatans and unruly individuals like Mr. Malema. Zambia has politically matured and has held highly successful and credible elections for many years now in which all willing political parties have participated and the winners declared according to the country’s statutes. Furthermore, opposition political parties have, and continue to criticize President Lungu and Government without any interference or intimidation from anyone. So what does Mr. Malema mean when he says President Lungu must allow the opposition to oppose him? We advise Mr. Malema to first start by putting his own ‘house’ in order before he can start commenting about what is happening in Zambia and other countries. It must be made clear to him that no Zambian is being harassed by Government or indeed His Excellency President Edgar Lungu for whatever reason. Mr. Malema’s comments are not only baseless but irrational and must be out-rightly condemned by all progressive democrats. Hon. Kampamba Mulenga, MP MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICES AND CHIEF GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON 31st July, 2017 The post Govt Trolls Malema Dictatorship Accusations appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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‘2018 Budget MTEF Unrealistic, Below Standard’

[Daily Trust] The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has said that the Medium Term Expenditure Framework 2018-2020 for the proposed N7.9 trillion 2018 budget does not meet standard and is unachievable.

[Daily Trust] The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has said that the Medium Term Expenditure Framework 2018-2020 for the proposed N7.9 trillion 2018 budget does not meet standard and is unachievable.

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