Sharp Increase in Malaria Cases in Recent Months

[MSF] In Niger, after a significant decline in malaria cases over the last three years, there has been an alarming resurgence of the disease. This has called into question prevention efforts implemented since the last malaria peak in 2012. “The number …

[MSF] In Niger, after a significant decline in malaria cases over the last three years, there has been an alarming resurgence of the disease. This has called into question prevention efforts implemented since the last malaria peak in 2012. "The number of admissions this year has been exceptional, even compared to 2012," says Hamsatou Seydou Abdou, an MSF nurse at the inpatient therapeutic feeding centre (ITFC) at Madaoua hospital. In Madaoua health district, Tahoua, the medical authorities recorded 6,695 malaria

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

Kazala Boasts; “State House Will Clear Us; Investigations Going Nowhere”

Suspended Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) vice president Richard Kazala and committee member Blackwell Siwale are boasting to their friends that State House will clear them on allegations of stealing K150,000 meant for ticket sales. FAZ president Andrew Kamanga has … Continued

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Suspended Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) vice president Richard Kazala and committee member Blackwell Siwale are boasting to their friends that State House will clear them on allegations of stealing K150,000 meant for ticket sales. FAZ president Andrew Kamanga has suspended the duo for pocketing the money after imposing themselves to collect K 1, 650,000 on behalf of the association from government after President Edgar Lungu bought tickets for fans for last month’s Zambia versus Nigeria match. But after collecting the money in bags, Kazala and Siwale only remitted K 1,500,000 and pocketed the difference. The two PF supporters are now frantically trying to use their party and State House connections to get a letter from President Lungu which will purport that they collected K 1,500,000 when infact not. “They are boasting that the investigations will not go anywhere the moment they get that letter from President Lungu that is why up to now, they have not denied or accepted the allegations,†the sources said. “I mean these are serious allegations and if someone calls you a thief when you are not, you are going to say something to defend yourself but the two are dead quiet. They know they stole but are hoping the President will issue a letter clearing them. “The whole thing has put pressure on State House that’s why even them have not said anything. They know Kazala and Siwale stole the money and if they issue that letter, State House will effectively be owing FAZ K 150,000 and this whole fight against corruption will just be meaningless if such a straightforward and simple matter cannot be dealt with.†The sources urged “President Lungu to do the right thing and not shield football thieves.†According to sources, Kazala is even making reference to the investigations on Kalusha Bwalya by the ACC. “He says takuli eko fileya ati tamwamona ifya chitika pali Kalusha. The ACC has done nothing. They will not do anything to us,†the source added. Kazala is also boasting that he has enough resources to take care of any investigator. “Apparently if State House clears Kazala, he has vowed to go for Kamanga. He says he will finish Kamanga,†the source added. Kazala is currently talking to FAZ councilors to rebel against Kamanga and remove him from office at the next Annual General Meeting in March 2017. The post Kazala Boasts; “State House Will Clear Us; Investigations Going Nowhere” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Trump Victory – Tear Your Green Card, Start Packing Up – Nigerians Take On Prof. Wole Soyinka

[Leadership] The emergence of Trump as the President – elect of the United States of America has triggered some reactions from Nigerians on Nobel Laureate, Prof, Wole Soyinka’s comment that “The moment they announce his (Trump) victory, I will cut my g…

[Leadership] The emergence of Trump as the President - elect of the United States of America has triggered some reactions from Nigerians on Nobel Laureate, Prof, Wole Soyinka's comment that "The moment they announce his (Trump) victory, I will cut my green card myself and start packing up."

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Man Jailed Three Years for Stealing Generator

[Premium Times] An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday sentenced a 23-year-old unemployed, Fatai Obadeyi, to three years imprisonment for stealing generator valued at N60,000.

[Premium Times] An Ikeja Magistrates' Court on Wednesday sentenced a 23-year-old unemployed, Fatai Obadeyi, to three years imprisonment for stealing generator valued at N60,000.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Nigerians Mock TB Joshua for Wrong Prediction On U.S. Election

[Premium Times] After Temitope Joshua had predicted on Sunday a “narrow” win for Hilary Clinton in the just concluded U.S. presidential election, Mrs. Clinton lost to Donald Trump of the Republican Party on Tuesday. Mr. Trump won over 270 electoral col…

[Premium Times] After Temitope Joshua had predicted on Sunday a "narrow" win for Hilary Clinton in the just concluded U.S. presidential election, Mrs. Clinton lost to Donald Trump of the Republican Party on Tuesday. Mr. Trump won over 270 electoral college votes to secure victory.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

From 9/11 to 11/9

[Daily Maverick] This time America just flew its own planes into the Statue of Liberty. And it wasn’t Trump’s supporters who flew those planes, it was all the stay at home voters who handed the controls of those planes to a lot of angry people.

[Daily Maverick] This time America just flew its own planes into the Statue of Liberty. And it wasn't Trump's supporters who flew those planes, it was all the stay at home voters who handed the controls of those planes to a lot of angry people.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

N1.6 Billion Corruption Trial of Jonathan’s Aide Adjourned

[Premium Times] Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos, on Tuesday, fixed November 10 to continue the criminal trial of Warampo Dudafa, a former special assistant to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

[Premium Times] Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos, on Tuesday, fixed November 10 to continue the criminal trial of Warampo Dudafa, a former special assistant to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Military Kills 13 Terrorists, Loses Officer in Offensive

[Guardian] The 119 Task Force Battalion of 8 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri has killed 13 Boko Haram terrorists and lost an officer in a “ground and aerial bombardment” at Kangarwa in northern axis of Borno State.

[Guardian] The 119 Task Force Battalion of 8 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri has killed 13 Boko Haram terrorists and lost an officer in a "ground and aerial bombardment" at Kangarwa in northern axis of Borno State.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

How Nigeria Can Attain Sufficiency in Rice Production – Owoeye

[Leadership] As the federal government embarks on measures to boost local rice production in the country, experts are of the view that attaining self-sufficiency in rice production may take long because efforts are not being taken in the right direction.

[Leadership] As the federal government embarks on measures to boost local rice production in the country, experts are of the view that attaining self-sufficiency in rice production may take long because efforts are not being taken in the right direction.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

JV Cash Call – Govt Reaches $5 Billion Settlement With 5 Oil Majors

[Leadership] Oil production from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) rose to another record, hitting 33.54 million barrels per day (b/d) in October.

[Leadership] Oil production from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) rose to another record, hitting 33.54 million barrels per day (b/d) in October.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria