Former Senior Nigerian Officials Jailed 40 Years for Corruption

[Premium Times] A former Director-General of the Ibadan-based Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Benjamin Ogunmodede, was on Tuesday sentenced to 40 years in jail for corruption.

[Premium Times] A former Director-General of the Ibadan-based Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Benjamin Ogunmodede, was on Tuesday sentenced to 40 years in jail for corruption.

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Oil Minister Speaks On Explosive Letter to Buhari

[Premium Times] The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, has described as “distressing,” the circulation of an internal memo he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari about the conduct of Group Managing Director of NNPC, Maikanti Baru.

[Premium Times] The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, has described as "distressing," the circulation of an internal memo he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari about the conduct of Group Managing Director of NNPC, Maikanti Baru.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Senate Probes Nigerian Army Over Arbitrary Dismissal of Officers

[Premium Times] The controversial dismissal of 38 officers of the Nigerian Army is now a subject of Senate investigation, after one of the affected officers, Abdulfatai Mohammed, petitioned the legislature.

[Premium Times] The controversial dismissal of 38 officers of the Nigerian Army is now a subject of Senate investigation, after one of the affected officers, Abdulfatai Mohammed, petitioned the legislature.

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How Former Air Force Chiefs Diverted Billions to Personal Accounts – Witness

[Premium Times] An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, investigation officer, Tosin Owobo, yesterday testified how three former air chiefs allegedly diverted N21 billion to their personal accounts from the Nigeria Air Force, NAF.

[Premium Times] An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, investigation officer, Tosin Owobo, yesterday testified how three former air chiefs allegedly diverted N21 billion to their personal accounts from the Nigeria Air Force, NAF.

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Why Nigeria Can’t Fund Capital Projects in 2017 Budget – Finance Minister

[Premium Times] Meeting the backlogs of the 2016 budget and inability to access foreign loans are major impediments to funding of capital projects in the 2017 budget, the Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, has said.

[Premium Times] Meeting the backlogs of the 2016 budget and inability to access foreign loans are major impediments to funding of capital projects in the 2017 budget, the Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Nigeria Vs Zambia – Victor Moses, Iwobi Miss Out On Eagles’ First Training

[Premium Times] The England-based duo of Alex Iwobi and Victor Moses were top on the list of absentees in the first Super Eagles training held on Tuesday at the practice pitch of the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.

[Premium Times] The England-based duo of Alex Iwobi and Victor Moses were top on the list of absentees in the first Super Eagles training held on Tuesday at the practice pitch of the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Breeze FM Owner Mike Daka Retires

Breeze FM Founder and Director, Mike Daka, has retired from the radio station and active media involvement after working in the media industry for 45 years. Daka announced his retirement at a farewell party for members of staff held to … Continued

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Breeze FM Founder and Director, Mike Daka, has retired from the radio station and active media involvement after working in the media industry for 45 years. Daka announced his retirement at a farewell party for members of staff held to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Breeze FM at the weekend. He said that there was need for change, renewal and preparations for a brighter future at Breeze FM radio station. As part of the re-organisation of the radio station following Daka’s retirement, Breeze FM will relocate from its old building on plot number 866 Parirenyatwa Road to a new site within the Chipata Central Business District. Daka started his career in journalism at the Zambia News Agency, ZANA, where he spent 17 years and rose from the position of Reporter to that of Editor-in-Chief. He then worked as the Managing Director of the Zambia Institute of Mass Communication, ZAMCOM, for 13 years. Daka established Breeze FM Radio Station in the year 2002 following the government’s decision to liberalise the broadcasting sector which ended the monopoly of the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation. He thanked the government, business community, civil society, the staff of the radio station, past and present, and the people of Eastern Province for helping to make Breeze FM the most effective channel of communication in Eastern Province and surrounding areas. He assured members of staff, listeners and other stakeholders that adequate arrangements have been made to ensure continued operations of the radio station and expansion of its activities. Daka was educated in Zambia, India, Germany and the United Kingdom and holds a Masters Degree in Journalism Studies. He will settle on his farm in Kauzu Farm Block on the outskirts of Chipata. Source: Breeze News The post Breeze FM Owner Mike Daka Retires appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Edward Chilufya Out of Nigeria Clash

Austria based midfielder Enock Mwepu has joined the Zambia national team camp in Accra Ghana ahead of Saturday’s crucial Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B match against Nigeria. Team Manager Chris Chibuye confirmed to Fazfootball.com from the team base … Continued

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Austria based midfielder Enock Mwepu has joined the Zambia national team camp in Accra Ghana ahead of Saturday’s crucial Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B match against Nigeria. Team Manager Chris Chibuye confirmed to Fazfootball.com from the team base in Accra that Sweden based Edward Chilufya will not be part of the team as his work permit matters were yet to be finalized after signing a contract on turning 18 years. Mwepu, who stars for FC Liefering in Austria closes up the number of foreign based players with the exception of Patson Daka who will join the squad in Abuja on Wednesday. All but two of the nine foreign based players summoned to camp have joined giving Wedson Nyirenda enough time to work with his arsenals. The team will head to Nigeria tomorrow (Wednesday) ahead of Saturday’s clash. (source: FAZ Media) The post Edward Chilufya Out of Nigeria Clash appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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OPINION: Kudos Laura and Pilato for Walking the Talk

Deeds not words is the elementary code that those amongst us that attended Matero Boys Secondary School lived by. The framers of this mantra could have settled for anything more complicated and perhaps impressive to the next person but simple … Continued

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Deeds not words is the elementary code that those amongst us that attended Matero Boys Secondary School lived by. The framers of this mantra could have settled for anything more complicated and perhaps impressive to the next person but simple as it was, it set a high code for which we are grateful years after leaving Matero Boys. If you live by this code you may never need to worry about anything else. Did not late President Michael Sata win over masses with his man of action operative word? Now to have seen political commentator Laura Miti and musician Chama Fumba raise a social media storm on the allegedly corruptly procured 42 fire tenders at US$42 million one may have thought they were merely blowing hot air. After all we live in a country where people are accustomed to making pronouncements that are hardly followed up by action. We live in a country where the last sensible thing the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions was in 2003 when they gallantry challenged the wage freeze. Everything after that has been embarrassingly treacherous for a union that once carried the hopes and dreams of an entire population. They take pleasure in cheering on leaders once they declare wage freezes, retrenchments, exploitative conditions and many other transgressions. Anyway on Friday at parliament buildings something worth of resuscitating the spirit of people power occurred as Fumba otherwise known as Pilato and Miti led a demonstration against the infamous fire tender deal. It was not that Pilato and Miti were right that concerned us most but the fact that people have a right to protest when they are unhappy about something. So often the citizenry have chickened out of a well-intentioned protest at the raise of a threat by police. The police have become the custodians of the citizenry’s rights. But with that little action by Pilato and Miti maybe Zambians should begin to believe that their rights will not be willingly given by the police who unwittingly seem to have assumed the role of distributor of people’s rights. Well done Pilato and Miti for walking your talk. The post OPINION: Kudos Laura and Pilato for Walking the Talk appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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