Edo Residents Protest Planned N200 Million Home for Oshiomhole

[Premium Times] Pro-government and anti-government protesters clashed in Benin on Tuesday over the alleged plan of the Edo Government to build N300 million retirement homes for former Gov. Adams Oshiomhole and his deputy.

[Premium Times] Pro-government and anti-government protesters clashed in Benin on Tuesday over the alleged plan of the Edo Government to build N300 million retirement homes for former Gov. Adams Oshiomhole and his deputy.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Central Bank Keeps Monetary Policy Rates Unchanged

[Premium Times] The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Tuesday opted to retain all monetary policy instruments, despite the report by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, on Monday that the country’s economy sunk deeper into recession.

[Premium Times] The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Tuesday opted to retain all monetary policy instruments, despite the report by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, on Monday that the country's economy sunk deeper into recession.

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Mumba Phiri Eyes Munali

Former Munali MP Mumbi Phiri is reportedly eying the seat following the nullification of Professor Nkandu Luo’s victory. Mumbi is now the PF deputy general secretary. PF insiders are reporting that Mumbi has set her eyes on a possible by … Continued

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Former Munali MP Mumbi Phiri is reportedly eying the seat following the nullification of Professor Nkandu Luo’s victory. Mumbi is now the PF deputy general secretary. PF insiders are reporting that Mumbi has set her eyes on a possible by election to reclaim the seat she held between 2001 and 2011. Munali Member of Parliament Nkandu Luo has become the first high profile figure to lose her seat after the Lusaka High Court has nullified her election. The Munali seat was petitioned by losing UPND candidate Doreen Mwamba who alleged electoral malpractices. High Court Judge Edward Musona made the ruling saying the Electoral Commission of Zambia failed to conduct a fair and transparent election in the constituency. He cited the failure by ECZ to provide GEN 12 forms in 14 polling stations as a gross irregularity. Judge Musona said there was rampant violence in Munali Constituency which prevented majority voters from turning up. The court also found that Professor Luo abused her office by using public resources after parliament had been dissolved. Judge Musona referred to the judgment of the Constitutional Court that ruled that ministers were illegally in office after parliament was dissolved. Prof. Luo has since appealed against the nullification. The post Mumba Phiri Eyes Munali appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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15-Year-Old Heads Family of Three

[Monitor] Lira -Brenda Akello (not real name) heads a family of three at Akano parish, Ogur Sub-county in Lira District. The 15-year-old digs for neighbours in exchange for fresh cassava and beans which they use as daily meals.

[Monitor] Lira -Brenda Akello (not real name) heads a family of three at Akano parish, Ogur Sub-county in Lira District. The 15-year-old digs for neighbours in exchange for fresh cassava and beans which they use as daily meals.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Mangat to Wait On 2017 Decision

[Monitor] Kampala -You could argue that Jas Mangat has the resources and his three National Rally Championship (NRC) titles do not do justice to what he could have achieved by now.

[Monitor] Kampala -You could argue that Jas Mangat has the resources and his three National Rally Championship (NRC) titles do not do justice to what he could have achieved by now.

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Elisha Matambo & 3 Walk To Freedom

UPND Copperbelt chairperson Elisha Matambo and three others have walked to freedom after the State entered a nolle prosequi. Matambo and others were arrested and charged with aggravated robbery in the heat of the August 11 elections after they intercepted … Continued

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UPND Copperbelt chairperson Elisha Matambo and three others have walked to freedom after the State entered a nolle prosequi. Matambo and others were arrested and charged with aggravated robbery in the heat of the August 11 elections after they intercepted a motor vehicle that was allegedly carrying stuffed ballot boxes. The accused have been held at Kamfinsa State Prison while another group is being held in Lusaka led by former Lusaka Province Minister Obvious Mwaliteta. However, the rest of the accused will continue to appear in court on the same charges. A nolle prosequi does not amount to an absolute discharge as the accused can be re-arrested in the face of fresh charges or amending the indictment. Meanwhile the remaining four appeared in court today in the Kitwe Magistrate Court for mention. The post Elisha Matambo & 3 Walk To Freedom appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Mailbag: CBU Must Improve Service Delivery

Dear Editor Please withhold my identity and share. I wish to register my displeasure with the way CBU Management has opted to treat its graduating students year in year out. Every year the Copperbelt University sends its graduates into the … Continued

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Dear Editor Please withhold my identity and share. I wish to register my displeasure with the way CBU Management has opted to treat its graduating students year in year out. Every year the Copperbelt University sends its graduates into the industry/society without issuing them with their certificates (Diplomas, Degrees or Masters). Graduates are usually told to wait until such a time when their certificates would be ready. The waiting period is always undefinite and mostly range from a number of months to a couple of years. The only group of graduates that waited for their certificates for a short time (a couple of weeks after graduation) is the one that graduated in 2015. It is so difficult to fathom why CBU graduation ceremonies are merely events for nothing more than shaking the Chancellor’s hand. Graduants leave the ceremony the same way they go there – without any paper, whereas other universities such as UNZA, Mulungushi University, UNILUS, ZAOU etc off load people into the industry with their degrees in their hands. CBU management should be ashamed. To date, those who graduated on 30th September, 2016 have not received their certificates (Diplomas, Degrees, Masters). When confronted, officers at the academic office say they do not know when the certificates would be ready. This is so sad, absurd and embarrassing for a university run by Proffessors – a university that claims to be the second largest in the country. How do their counterparts at other universities manage? The job market is flooded, the industry is flooded and CBU graduates are not being taken seriously because they have no papers to show that they indeed graduated. May CBU management wake up and make the university more effective and efficient. The post Mailbag: CBU Must Improve Service Delivery appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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