University Students Drown While Taking Selfie At School’s Lake

[Premium Times] Two students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, died on Saturday at the institution’s laboratory for fishery and aquaculture, after the canoe they were in capsized.

[Premium Times] Two students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, died on Saturday at the institution's laboratory for fishery and aquaculture, after the canoe they were in capsized.

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PF Accuse UPND Official Of Bashing Chief Mwamba’s Gift

The ruling Patriotic Front has accused the opposition UPND of sabotaging a gift for Chief Mwamba from Kasama central lawamaker Kelvin Sampa. Sampa donated the vehicle which was involved in a road accident on its way to the installation ceremony … Continued

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The ruling Patriotic Front has accused the opposition UPND of sabotaging a gift for Chief Mwamba from Kasama central lawamaker Kelvin Sampa. Sampa donated the vehicle which was involved in a road accident on its way to the installation ceremony on Saturday. BELOW IS AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY THE PF PUBLIC RELATIONS WING A UPND cadre was hired to bash a vehicle meant as a gift to Chief Mwamba from Kasama law maker Kelvin Sampa. The man has been identified as John Bwalya a UPND party official in Northern Province. In an interview Sampa revealed that Bwalya was driving a civil servants vehicle registration number GRZ 689 CE despite him not being a civil servant. “The vehicle has been impounded and Bwalya has been kept for questioning,” Sampa said. He explained that as the vehicle was being taken to the Chief, Bwalya overtook it and abruptly stopped in front of it causing his driver to ram into the GRZ vehicle. The vehicle is property of the Northern district administration. Sampa had offered a Toyota Hilux to Chief Mwamba as a gift for his installation as Chief Muluba. The post PF Accuse UPND Official Of Bashing Chief Mwamba’s Gift appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pres. Lungu Lashes Out At Opposition UPND Members, “You’re Heartless”

President Edgar Lungu has lashed out at suspected UPND members for bringing down electricity supply lines in an attempt to sobatage his government. UPND members are upset their leader Hakainde Hichilema is clocking 90 days in jail for a non-bailable … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has lashed out at suspected UPND members for bringing down electricity supply lines in an attempt to sobatage his government. UPND members are upset their leader Hakainde Hichilema is clocking 90 days in jail for a non-bailable charge. Public buildings have also been set ablaze across the country with property worth millions destroyed. Recently, a power supply installation was brought down to frustrate the government with intelligence information gathered concluding it was an act of sabotage allegedly sponsored by the opposition. Speaking to journalists before departure for Addis Ababa for an AU Summit, President Lungu wondered how an individual who claimed to love the country would sabotage it’s electricity generation and plunge cities into darkness knowing so well that some people are on life support and some babies in incubators. “Innocent children, your relatives are the one’s suffering, children in incubators are dying, why should someone be so heartless just to become President. And you claim to love the Zambian people? That is not how you show love?†a visibly upset President Lungu asked. The Head of State appealed to the patriotism of individuals and begged them to resist economic sabotage of the country. “But I am saying let us be patriotic and responsible Zambians. Destroying infrastructure that supports our economic growth does not destroy me, no! You are not destroying Edgar Lungu! You are destroying the future of this country….,†President Lungu said. “I want to urge Zambians to be patriotic for once and please let us find out those doing these things because the suffering is not for Edgar Lungu, it does not destroy the choice of the people I will be here until 2021.†Zambians are experiencing one of their most divisive moments in their political era with UPND and PF leaders refusing to agree on how to drive the country forward. The post Pres. Lungu Lashes Out At Opposition UPND Members, “You’re Heartless” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pres. Lungu In Ethiopia For AU Summit

PRESIDENT Edgar Chagwa Lungu this morning left to Attend the 29th African Union summit in Ethopia Addis Ababa. The summit is being held under the theme, “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth”. The head of state left Kenneth … Continued

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PRESIDENT Edgar Chagwa Lungu this morning left to Attend the 29th African Union summit in Ethopia Addis Ababa. The summit is being held under the theme, “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youthâ€. The head of state left Kenneth Kaunda International airport around 11:00hrs, he was seen off by Vice President Inonge Wina, defence chiefs, ministers and Patriotic Front officials. The head of state touched down at Bole International nternational Airport at 15:20. Before departure President Lungu noted that youths in society need protection because they are the future. “If we protect the youth we are building the future,” said President Lungu. SOURCE: PF MEDIA The post Pres. Lungu In Ethiopia For AU Summit appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Govt Backtracks on ICC Withdrawal

Government has backtracked on its plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. Justice Minister Given Lubinda told parliament that Zambians had rejected the withdrawal during the nationwide consultation conducted by government. Lubinda said that over 90% of respondents across … Continued

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Government has backtracked on its plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. Justice Minister Given Lubinda told parliament that Zambians had rejected the withdrawal during the nationwide consultation conducted by government. Lubinda said that over 90% of respondents across the country submitted against withdrawal. The Justice Minister said that most respondents were of the view that the ICC provided some measure of recourse for internationally committed injustices. Lubinda said that Zambia would make known its stand to the African Union. In March the Ministry of Justice announced that it would hold countrywide consultative fora on whether Zambia should leave the ICC or not. African leaders have often accused the global court of targeting them unfairly, hence pushing for a mass withdrawal. The African Union backed the push for a collective withdrawal but the decision, taken by African leaders during a closed door session at an AU summit in Ethiopia, was not legally binding. The continent has 34 signatories to the Rome Statute, the treaty which set up the court. The debate on the ICC was hugely divisive on the question of whether this should be individual or collective withdrawal. Burundi, South Africa and The Gambia applied to leave the court – but the case for the latter two seems to have hit a wall. The post Govt Backtracks on ICC Withdrawal appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Command Agriculture Fiasco – ‘Country’s Own Version of State Capture’

[Zimbabwe Standard] Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa last week came out guns blazing as he tried to defend government’s controversial command agriculture programme after The Standard revealed that a scandal could be brewing over the financing model.

[Zimbabwe Standard] Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa last week came out guns blazing as he tried to defend government's controversial command agriculture programme after The Standard revealed that a scandal could be brewing over the financing model.

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