2019 – APC Reacts to Buhari’s Minister’s Support for Atiku

[Premium Times] The Deputy National Chairman of the APC, Segun Oni, has provided what appears a first formal reaction of the party to the stance of a serving minister declaring support for another presidential candidate in 2019.

[Premium Times] The Deputy National Chairman of the APC, Segun Oni, has provided what appears a first formal reaction of the party to the stance of a serving minister declaring support for another presidential candidate in 2019.

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Kamanga Stakes Euro Camp for Chipolopolo

FAZ president Andrew Kamanga says the Chipolopolo boys may camp in Europe ahead of the must win October 7 Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup encounter against Nigeria. Kamanga told Fazfootball.com that 2017 had so far been an exciting year on … Continued

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FAZ president Andrew Kamanga says the Chipolopolo boys may camp in Europe ahead of the must win October 7 Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup encounter against Nigeria. Kamanga told Fazfootball.com that 2017 had so far been an exciting year on the soccer calendar with national teams across the stream delivering results. “We have only got four weeks before the Nigeria game, so we are looking at options in terms of where we can camp the team and get the best value. As you know some of the players are already in Europe, they did not come with us they have gone back. We may see it fit to camp the team in Europe so that it is easier to prepare the team adequately and it is actually shorter to go into Europe from Nigeria,†Kamanga said. The FAZ boss said that Zambia could draw motivation from being the only team in Group B that had never been to the World Cup. “We are putting in every effort to make sure that this team is adequately prepared as we face Nigeria, which for me is the do or die game whoever wins that game will be assured of going to Russia 2018,†he said. “But most interestingly in this group, we are the only ones who have never been to the World Cup, but with the favour we continue to draw on we should be able to qualify, come November because we have the advantage of playing Cameroun in the final round.†He added: “So the must win game is Nigeria, and I think the team has demonstrated the capacity to win away from home. It was not an easy game, Algeria is a highly rated team, they have got a lot of skilful players and I think our team was up to the task and I think they put in a marvellous performance.†He hailed the blend of experienced players from the 2012 Africa Cup winning side, local players that campaigned at the Cosafa and also the CHAN group and under-20 stars that gelled to see off Algeria over two legs. “Hats off to the technical bench, we have had issues around player selection but now I think the coach was really spoilt for selection and I think we have now raised the level of competition for the senior national team because the players from the under-20 are also knocking,†he said. “We have blended the team with players from the CHAN, Cosafa as well as those playing in Europe so it is a very good mix. There are players who are still there I think Stoppilla Sunzu, Chisamba Lungu and Kennedy Mweene who has done a fantastic job to take the younger ones under his wing.†Kamanga said that 2017 was proving a successful year on the football calendar. “This year has been a very exciting year looking at the results that we have achieved, starting with the U-20 who won the Africa Cup and went to compete at the World Cup where they finished in the quarter final. The senior team also finished second in the Cosafa, qualified to the CHAN and we had the U-17 finishing as Cosafa champions,†he said. “The senior team in earnest has done very well in this stage of the World Cup qualifiers, we are just three points behind Nigeria with two games to go. The Chipolopolo will be away in Uyo to table toppers Nigeria in a Group B encounter. Nigeria has 10 points while second placed Zambia has seven points with Cameroun lying third with three points while Algeria are rock bottom with a point. (Source: FAZ Media) The post Kamanga Stakes Euro Camp for Chipolopolo appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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2nd Term – President Buhari Will Disclose His Intention … – Oyegun

[Vanguard] -Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Aisha Alhassan, yesterday, reiterated her earlier assertion to support Atiku Abubakar against President Muhammadu Buhari in any presidential duel, even as she pledged her loyalty to the President.

[Vanguard] -Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Aisha Alhassan, yesterday, reiterated her earlier assertion to support Atiku Abubakar against President Muhammadu Buhari in any presidential duel, even as she pledged her loyalty to the President.

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Letter: The Mutati Factor In PF

Dear Editor, MUTATI case is a two way play. 1. It could be that MUTATI is being haunted by His MMD faction in PF regalia. This is because the Minister is most hard working cabinet member, and his followers feel … Continued

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Dear Editor, MUTATI case is a two way play. 1. It could be that MUTATI is being haunted by His MMD faction in PF regalia. This is because the Minister is most hard working cabinet member, and his followers feel that he should be putting the same effort towards his MMD faction. Now, this could have given the PF member a chance to join the protest as they feel that, their party has been invaded by MMD MUTATI led faction. 2. The other one is from PF top officials. Owing to the fact that Kambwili is out, there might be Chao’s in PF on who takes over from edger lungu. Now, looking at the stats, many people in Zambia inclusive of UPND followers, have considered and given MUTATI a credit if not distinction on how he runs his sensitive office. This could have given officials in PF some sleepless night on what would happen if MUTATI joined the PF. I think you can pick from that angle and we can discuss. Mumbi Kasonde The post Letter: The Mutati Factor In PF appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Sack Threat – Buhari Not Naive – Alhassan

[Leadership] Abuja -Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Aisha Alhassan has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will not be naive to sack her from cabinet on account of her resolve not to support his 2019 presidential ambition.

[Leadership] Abuja -Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Aisha Alhassan has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will not be naive to sack her from cabinet on account of her resolve not to support his 2019 presidential ambition.

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Cholera Kills 23 in Borno, 530 Cases Recorded

[Vanguard] IN Borno State, cholera has claimed no fewer than 23 lives with 530 suspected cases, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, said yesterday.

[Vanguard] IN Borno State, cholera has claimed no fewer than 23 lives with 530 suspected cases, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, said yesterday.

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Senate Approves Eight New Heads of Institutions

[New Times] The Senate Thursday approved eight public officials who were last week appointed to lead various agencies, with some suggesting an audit into the institutions before the doors are opened to their new leadership.

[New Times] The Senate Thursday approved eight public officials who were last week appointed to lead various agencies, with some suggesting an audit into the institutions before the doors are opened to their new leadership.

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