AfDB Restates Commitment to Nigeria – Unveils Priorities for 2018

[Premium Times] The African Development Bank, AfDB, on Tuesday restated its commitment to Nigeria’s development and partnership, just as it identified specific programmes it plans to focus its attention on in 2018.

[Premium Times] The African Development Bank, AfDB, on Tuesday restated its commitment to Nigeria's development and partnership, just as it identified specific programmes it plans to focus its attention on in 2018.

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Reps Probes Appointment of New NIA Chief, ‘Missing $44 Million’

[Premium Times] The House of Representatives has mandated its committee on security and national intelligence to investigate the controversy surrounding the appointment of the new Director-General of the Nigerian National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed-Ruf…

[Premium Times] The House of Representatives has mandated its committee on security and national intelligence to investigate the controversy surrounding the appointment of the new Director-General of the Nigerian National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed-Rufai Abubakar.

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Kambwili Wants Vendors Back On The Streets

National Democratic Focus leader Chishimba Kambwili says street vendors should be taken back to the streets with immediate effect. Kambwili addressed himself as NDC leader for the first time despite being a Patriotic Front lawmaker for Roan constituency. Kambwili, who … Continued

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National Democratic Focus leader Chishimba Kambwili says street vendors should be taken back to the streets with immediate effect. Kambwili addressed himself as NDC leader for the first time despite being a Patriotic Front lawmaker for Roan constituency. Kambwili, who is the Roan Constituency Patriotic Front (PF) Member of Parliament, told an NDC press briefing that his opposition political party was of the view that street vendors were being used as a scapegoat for the garbage in Lusaka that is fuelling the cholera pandemic. He said that the problem fueling cholera was not traders but the contaminated water that running in the taps across Lusaka. Kambwili said that instead of chasing the vendors in the city they should be allowed back and ensure that cleaner facilities were put in place. He said that vendors should be allocated at least two streets that should be kept clean within the city. Kambwili said that vendors had been thrown off the streets for political reasons. He said that President Edgar Lungu had solved a problem by creating a bigger problem. “When President Michael Sata came into office he realised that there were very few jobs and removed Nkandu Luo as Local government minister for having tried to remove vendors off the streets,†Kambwili said. Kambwili also used the occasion to dress down Daily Nation newspaper editor Richard Sakala as being paid to scandalize the NDC. He said that Sakala had been given money by the PF to be writing negative stories about the NDC leadership. Kambwili said that he had vowed never to pay attention to what Sakala wrote in his publication. The post Kambwili Wants Vendors Back On The Streets appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Raila Junior, Boniface Mwangi Fight Online Over Child’s Toy

[Nairobi News] An online war of words has erupted between Human Rights activist Boniface Mwangi and Raila Junior over a toy, whose access the latter’s child was denied at city restaurant.

[Nairobi News] An online war of words has erupted between Human Rights activist Boniface Mwangi and Raila Junior over a toy, whose access the latter's child was denied at city restaurant.

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Oil Propels Nigerian Shares to 9-Year Peak

[Vanguard] Nigerian stocks have jumped to a nine-year high as Africa’s biggest economy emerges from its worst recession in 25 years, buoyed by the high price of oil at $69 a barrel.

[Vanguard] Nigerian stocks have jumped to a nine-year high as Africa's biggest economy emerges from its worst recession in 25 years, buoyed by the high price of oil at $69 a barrel.

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Southern Cameroon to Nigerian Govt – Release Our Leaders

[Premium Times] Members of a group demanding the secession of the southwest of Cameroon, as Republic of Ambazonia, have demanded the release of their leaders detained by security operatives in Nigeria.

[Premium Times] Members of a group demanding the secession of the southwest of Cameroon, as Republic of Ambazonia, have demanded the release of their leaders detained by security operatives in Nigeria.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Senate Gives Police Chief 14-Day to Arrest Perpetrators of Benue Killings

[Daily Trust] The Senate has given the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mr Ibrahim Idris 14 days ultimatum to arrest and investigate the perpetrators of Benue killings.

[Daily Trust] The Senate has given the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mr Ibrahim Idris 14 days ultimatum to arrest and investigate the perpetrators of Benue killings.

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Court Throws Out Evans N300M Fundamental Rights Suit Against FG

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Justice Abdulazeez Anka, sitting at the Federal High Court in Lagos, Tuesday, dismissed a N300 million fundamental human right enforcement suit, filed by suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, chall…

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Justice Abdulazeez Anka, sitting at the Federal High Court in Lagos, Tuesday, dismissed a N300 million fundamental human right enforcement suit, filed by suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, challenging his detention for 11 days, before he was charged to court.

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Don’t Blame Nigeria Woes On Buhari, Says Akande

[Daily Trust] Osogbo -Former National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bisi Akande on Tuesday said President Muhammad Buhari could be blamed for the nation’s woe and cautioned the citizenry to stop heaping blames on the the president.

[Daily Trust] Osogbo -Former National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bisi Akande on Tuesday said President Muhammad Buhari could be blamed for the nation's woe and cautioned the citizenry to stop heaping blames on the the president.

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Group Demands Release of El-Zakzaky With a Sit-Out Protest

[This Day] A group known as ‘Concerned Nigerians’ has demanded the release of Sheik Ibrahim Elzakzaky, his wife, Hajia Zeena Elzakzaky and other members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) who have been held in custody since December 2015.

[This Day] A group known as 'Concerned Nigerians' has demanded the release of Sheik Ibrahim Elzakzaky, his wife, Hajia Zeena Elzakzaky and other members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) who have been held in custody since December 2015.

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