UPND Dangles Vice President Portfolio to Kambwili

The love affair between expelled PF Roan lawmaker Chishimba Kambwili and the UPND is growing with the opposition party dangling the vice presidency to the former Information Minister. Kambwili and the UPND have been having rounds of meetings since UPND … Continued

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The love affair between expelled PF Roan lawmaker Chishimba Kambwili and the UPND is growing with the opposition party dangling the vice presidency to the former Information Minister. Kambwili and the UPND have been having rounds of meetings since UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema was freed from jail. The UPND has dangled the vice president position for politics left by Canisius Banda with Kambwili asking for more time. Kambwili has set out conditions about taking over the position with his other mind set on forming his own political party. The Roan lawmaker who is hanging on to his position courtesy of a court action. Kambwili has reportedly told the UPND that he will revert to them once the court has exhausted his legal action. The two parties have however agreed to collaborate with each other in the meantime. The post UPND Dangles Vice President Portfolio to Kambwili appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Tutwa Ngulube Roots for Lungu 2021 Bid

Kabwe Central Member of Parliament Tutwa Ngulube seems to have seen the light after having been shunted to the periphery of the PF power structure by now rooting for President Edgar Lungu to stand in 2021. Ngulube fell out with … Continued

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Kabwe Central Member of Parliament Tutwa Ngulube seems to have seen the light after having been shunted to the periphery of the PF power structure by now rooting for President Edgar Lungu to stand in 2021. Ngulube fell out with the party top brass after having sided with the Mazhandu Family Bus whose license had been suspended for causing one too many accidents while his call to halt the debate for the President’s right to contest the 2021 elections proved the last straw. The youthful Kabwe lawmaker seems to have found the going on the periphery challenging and is back rooting for President Lungu as the automatic candidate for 2021. Ngulube said that there was nothing contemptuous about cheering on President Lungu to contest the 2021 elections. He said that there was nothing legally that stood in President Lungu’s way to be the PF’s candidate for the third time in an election. The candidature of President Lungu for the 2021 elections has been a hotly debated matter after the Head of State made known his desire to be on the ballot again. The post Tutwa Ngulube Roots for Lungu 2021 Bid appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Atiku Better Placed to Address Nigerian Challenges – PDP Group

[Leadership] Abuja -A political group, under the aegis of The National True PDP Movement has described former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar as a Nigerian that is better placed to address the daunting challenges confronting the nation.

[Leadership] Abuja -A political group, under the aegis of The National True PDP Movement has described former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar as a Nigerian that is better placed to address the daunting challenges confronting the nation.

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Govt Increases Local Content Fund to U.S.$200 Million

[This Day] The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Mr. Simbi Wabote, Monday said the agency had obtained all necessary approvals to relaunch the Nigerian Content Intervention Fund (NCI Fund) and had inc…

[This Day] The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Mr. Simbi Wabote, Monday said the agency had obtained all necessary approvals to relaunch the Nigerian Content Intervention Fund (NCI Fund) and had increased the pool available for lending to qualified oil and gas players from $100 million to $200 million.

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Case Study in Kenya Confirms Rare Genetic Condition in Embryo Conceived Through IVF

[The Conversation Africa] Infertility is a global health challenge with distressing psychological and social consequences. Women in Africa pay a heavy social price including stigma and depression, for not having children. Sadly, infertility in Africa i…

[The Conversation Africa] Infertility is a global health challenge with distressing psychological and social consequences. Women in Africa pay a heavy social price including stigma and depression, for not having children. Sadly, infertility in Africa is mostly blamed on the woman.

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ACF, Northern Coalition Back Buhari’s Stance On Restructuring

[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari’s nationwide broadcast yesterday elicited mixed reactions, with the apex Northern socio-cultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and the Coalition of Northern Groups throwing their weight of support behind …

[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari's nationwide broadcast yesterday elicited mixed reactions, with the apex Northern socio-cultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and the Coalition of Northern Groups throwing their weight of support behind the president's position on restructuring and hate speech.

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Govt Spent N1.3 Trillion On Capital Projects in 2016 – Osinbajo

[Leadership] Abuja -Vice President Yemi Osinbajo hinted yesterday that the federal government spent N1.3 trillion on capital projects from the 2016 budget appropriation.

[Leadership] Abuja -Vice President Yemi Osinbajo hinted yesterday that the federal government spent N1.3 trillion on capital projects from the 2016 budget appropriation.

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OPINION: Pres. Lungu Must Act On The South Africa Debacle

The drama around President Edgar Lungu being shunned by South Africa opposition leaders Mmusi Maimane and Julius Malema make very embarrassing reading. So often the President’s handlers have received credit for managing to push a polished image of him. His … Continued

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The drama around President Edgar Lungu being shunned by South Africa opposition leaders Mmusi Maimane and Julius Malema make very embarrassing reading. So often the President’s handlers have received credit for managing to push a polished image of him. His handlers have managed to package his dress sense making him an embodiment of flawlessness. But the same cannot be said about how smart they have been in handling his public relations and diplomatic affairs. The President has needlessly been encouraged to make acquaintance with some of Africa’s loathsome personalities. They have done little to check what image has become of him among his peers but keep sending him from one dictatorship strong man to the next. But the manner they threw him into the lion’s den when the meeting for Maimane who was denied entry into Zambia and has been spearheading demonstrations in South Africa against the Zambian government and Malema whose loathe for Lungu and his regime is a matter of public record is sad. Once the meeting was announced the President’s media team led by flagrantly excited individuals that at the drop of the hat flood the media with needless statements went to town. They went to town imagining they had scored a diplomatic coup but embarrassingly bungled the whole affair. Once Malema and Maimane shunned President Lungu the Head of State’s handlers could not come up with a discernible explanation. With Malema and Maimane relishing for an opportunity to hit back at President Lungu, no doubt his handlers who are paid a lot of money to keep his image polished handed the President an embarrassing episode. To have had a Head of State moving hotels running away from picketers tells a lot about how badly a job was done by people on the ground. While they go about excitedly proving their relevance on social media they better have an explanation otherwise it may have easily been a calculated move to embarrass President Lungu. Surely such incidences call for tough decisions if people paid handsomely to maintain the dignity of the Presidency only dream of enhancing their wardrobes or littering social media with ego trips they must as well be replaced by others worth of the dignity of the office. The post OPINION: Pres. Lungu Must Act On The South Africa Debacle appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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