Dino Melaye Asks Court to Stop Recall Process

[Premium Times] The Kogi State senator, Dino Melaye, on Friday launched a judicial bid to save his seat, a day after electoral officials notified him of an ongoing exercise to recall him.

[Premium Times] The Kogi State senator, Dino Melaye, on Friday launched a judicial bid to save his seat, a day after electoral officials notified him of an ongoing exercise to recall him.

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the Travails of Sacked Nigerian Senator, Abubakar Danladi

[Premium Times] The sack by the Supreme Court of Abubakar Danladi, the senator representing Taraba North, from the upper legislative chamber, on Friday was not only shocking but also enthralling.

[Premium Times] The sack by the Supreme Court of Abubakar Danladi, the senator representing Taraba North, from the upper legislative chamber, on Friday was not only shocking but also enthralling.

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Namibia Beat Zimbabwe 8-3

[Namibian] NAMIBIA’s men comfortably beat Zimbabwe 8-3 after leading 5-1 at halftime at the Indoor Hockey World Cup Qualifying tournament in Swakopmund on Friday evening.

[Namibian] NAMIBIA's men comfortably beat Zimbabwe 8-3 after leading 5-1 at halftime at the Indoor Hockey World Cup Qualifying tournament in Swakopmund on Friday evening.

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Hichilema Mourns Versatile UPND Youth Clance Nalose Zulu

Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema says his party has lost a young modern freedom fighter in youth political activist Clance Zulu popularly known as Nalose on social media. Clance Zulu was a committed UPND member who took matters personal. Others … Continued

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Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema says his party has lost a young modern freedom fighter in youth political activist Clance Zulu popularly known as Nalose on social media. Clance Zulu was a committed UPND member who took matters personal. Others loved her while others did not like her. But she remained a strong member of the opposition and was involved in party mobilisation. Writing from prison where he is without bail, Hichilema says Clance deserves a fitting send off when she is put to rest at Memorial Park in Lusaka today. BELOW IS HICHILEMA’S MESSAGE Dear UPND members and sympathisers of the cause. It is sad for our party after losing one of the fiery supporters in Clance Zulu. This for me is a personal loss because she was a person I knew would die for the party. Clance was a very strong person and very aggressive. She engaged you at the level you wanted to be engaged. If you were vulgar with her she would serve you back with the same level of vulgarity. Not because that is who she was but because Clance believed in justice. I met Clance several times. But probably what I do remember vividly was when she literally gate crashed a women’s function at the community house and she was very candid with me and I quote “Mr President I had no official invitation as such, but I had to see you my President.” And we laughed about it and spoke about many other things. One thing we should not forget about Clance is that she was intelligent and very kind. She was also very brave and loyal. Clance could never let anyone speak ill about UPND. She could not allow anyone to speak ill about her friends; she would defend them aggressively. We from UPND would like to commiserate with the family and would like to urge all Zambians to join hands in mourning this modern freedom fighter. Let us put aside our differences and give Clance a fitting send off with dignity. God Bless Zambia. HH The post Hichilema Mourns Versatile UPND Youth Clance Nalose Zulu appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Court Clears Siliya of Abuse of Authority Case

The Lusaka Magistrate has ended former Communication and Transport Minister Dora Siliya’s eight year stigma for corruption after having acquitted her of abuse of authority charges. Ndola High Court registrar Joshua Banda sitting magistrate found Siliya with no case to … Continued

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The Lusaka Magistrate has ended former Communication and Transport Minister Dora Siliya’s eight year stigma for corruption after having acquitted her of abuse of authority charges. Ndola High Court registrar Joshua Banda sitting magistrate found Siliya with no case to answer. Siliya was slapped with two counts of abuse of authority of office for allegedly cancelling a tender for installation of a radar system, and instead accepting a free offer from Italian firm Selex Systemi Integrati. The Katete Member of Parliament who is now serving as Agriculture Minister in the Patriotic Front government was being pursued for corruption on the instigation of the then powerful Fred M’membe led cartel that wanted her jailed. A tribunal was subsequently set up with then Attorney General Mumba Malila (cartel plant) testifying against her during the tribunal. She was subsequently cleared but the matter was taken up in the courts of law with the acquittal coming eight years later. Justice Banda said that he did not find that Siliya acted arbitrarily in the cancellation of the tender. He said that Siliya did not initiate the cancellation but only carried on what her predecessors had recommended. “In accordance with section 206 of the CPC [criminal procedure code], I dismiss the charge and its allegations, consequently Ms Dora Siliya is acquitted,†he said. The prosecution alleged that Siliya, in breach of laid down procedure accepted a purportedly free offer from Selex Systemi Integrati for the repair of a radar at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport as a result of which Government paid K1,943,932,360, an act prejudicial to the rights or interests of the government. The post Court Clears Siliya of Abuse of Authority Case appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Police Round Up UPND Officials at their Secretariat in Mongu

Police have continued coming hard on UPND members after rounding up the opposition political party provincial leadership on Friday afternoon at their secretariat in Mongu. The police arrested the five leaders after having set out to hold a press briefing … Continued

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Police have continued coming hard on UPND members after rounding up the opposition political party provincial leadership on Friday afternoon at their secretariat in Mongu. The police arrested the five leaders after having set out to hold a press briefing within the precincts of their secretariat labelling it as unlawful assembly. According to the police the UPND leadership were arrested on suspicion that they were going to demand the immediate release of their incarcerated president Hakainde Hichilema. Muvi Television journalist Lloyd Kapusa was also briefly detained but released after he was found within the premises trying to cover the briefing. Those arrested are provincial youth chairperson Jeremiah Lihongo, his deputy Moto Moto, David Changamali, Mbinji Siswashwa and coordinator Ellis Mukubesa, 66. The post Police Round Up UPND Officials at their Secretariat in Mongu appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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