With Guilty Plea, Billionaire Kidnapper, Evans, Faces Life Imprisonment

[Premium Times] There was a graveyard silence in the crowded courtroom after suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, pleaded guilty to the first of the two counts of conspiracy and kidnapping brought against…

[Premium Times] There was a graveyard silence in the crowded courtroom after suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, pleaded guilty to the first of the two counts of conspiracy and kidnapping brought against him.

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ANC Calls for Municipality to Be Put Under Administration

[News24Wire] The ANC in the Nelson Mandela Bay Region has asked MEC of Local Government and Traditional Affairs, Fikile Xasa, to place the municipality under administration, saying governance and service delivery have collapsed in the city.

[News24Wire] The ANC in the Nelson Mandela Bay Region has asked MEC of Local Government and Traditional Affairs, Fikile Xasa, to place the municipality under administration, saying governance and service delivery have collapsed in the city.

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70,000 Pages – That’s What Faces Judges in Election Case

[Nation] Supreme Court judges, assisted by an army of 40 aides, are wading through 70,000 pages of evidence on top of weighing oral arguments made by various lawyers in court to determine if President Uhuru Kenyatta was validly re-elected.

[Nation] Supreme Court judges, assisted by an army of 40 aides, are wading through 70,000 pages of evidence on top of weighing oral arguments made by various lawyers in court to determine if President Uhuru Kenyatta was validly re-elected.

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Letter: UPND Thanksgiving Celebration During National Mourning Was Bad Timing – Ndoyi

I would like to make an observation on what characterised yesterday’s two very contrasting events. On one hand a day of national mourning was declared and as a nation we held a Requiem Mass in honor of Dr. Kasonde, a … Continued

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I would like to make an observation on what characterised yesterday’s two very contrasting events. On one hand a day of national mourning was declared and as a nation we held a Requiem Mass in honor of Dr. Kasonde, a fallen hero of our land. While on another hand a thanksgiving ceremony was held to celebrate the release of Hakainde Hichilema. While the nation was mourning, HH and his UPND chose to hold a ceremony for themselves. What manner of of self centeredness? We know some of these people can’t wait to become Presidents but elections are in 2021 and between now and then people expect at the least minimum for us to be sensible. Surely, as a young person how can we take the ideals of these leaders seriously, when the minimum we expect is their attendance to just show face. Atleast let’s put the interest of the nation first. These are same people who insistently refuse to attend national prayers. The timing was bad, they could have in the interest of the nation postponed it. What message are we sending to the family of the deceased, even to the region where the deceased came from. Also I am disappointed with EEP President Tayali as well, while the nation was mourning he was seen walking around half naked. Surely how can people take us serious as politicians when we can’t discern between making political mileage and moral cultural expectations. In conclusion, I would like to end with a scripture from the Bible Ecclesiastes 7vs1-5, where it says, “a good name is better than fine perfume and the day of death is better than the day of birth. It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of every man; the living should take this to heart. Sorrow is better than laughter, because a sad face is good for the heart. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure. It is better to heed a wise man’s rebuke than to listen to the song of fools.” Issued by: Prince J. Ndoyi EDITOR’S NOTE: The UPND event was initially scheduled for last Friday but was disrupted by police The post Letter: UPND Thanksgiving Celebration During National Mourning Was Bad Timing – Ndoyi appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Priscilla Isaacs Leaves ECZ

One of the most controversial personalities in Zambian electioneering Priscilla Isaacs has parted ways with the Electoral Commission of Zambia following the expiry of her contract. Isaacs who has served as ECZ Director has overseen two highly emotionally charged elections … Continued

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One of the most controversial personalities in Zambian electioneering Priscilla Isaacs has parted ways with the Electoral Commission of Zambia following the expiry of her contract. Isaacs who has served as ECZ Director has overseen two highly emotionally charged elections that have delivered President Edgar Lungu as the winner wound up her rein at the ECZ today. Isaacs’ name regularly propped up in post-election disputes but the calm natured lady maintained her innocence. The post Priscilla Isaacs Leaves ECZ appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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U-20 Stars Light up Chipolopolo Preps

Coach Wedson Nyirenda has welcomed the headache of having to select the starting eleven for Saturday’s Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria after a hundred percent turnout of players summoned to duty. Nyirenda told Fazfootball.com at Nkoloma Stadium … Continued

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Coach Wedson Nyirenda has welcomed the headache of having to select the starting eleven for Saturday’s Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria after a hundred percent turnout of players summoned to duty. Nyirenda told Fazfootball.com at Nkoloma Stadium after the morning training session that competition in the team was very high. “It is always a headache for the coach when you have a lot of good players, but it is our job to look at that. There are a lot of things that we look at. I think it will not be a big problem for us to pick the right team,†he said. “We have a lot of competition, we have a wonderful group in camp. There is too much competition in the team. Everyone is looking forward to play.†All the players summoned to duty have reported to camp except Sweden based Edward Chilufya who has been excused to sort out his resident permit in that country. Meanwhile Nyirenda had all the pieces for Saturday’s Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier with 31 players going through the paces at Nkoloma Stadium. Nyirenda is spoilt for choice with all but one of the summoned players reporting for duty ahead of the clash against Algeria in a Group B encounter set for Heroes Stadium. There was a try-out of the now tested central defence partnership of Stoppila Sunzu and Ziyo Tembo with Fackson Kapumbu and Simon Silwimba in wing back positions while on the other end Billy Mutale and Isaac Shamujompa marshalled the backline with Adrian Chama and Roderick Kabwe completing the formation. Chisamba Lungu and Donashano Malama were in the engine room while a strike partnership of Patson Daka and Brian Mwila was deployed. For the other string there was Enock Mwepu and Kondwani Mtonga at the heart of midfield with Martin Phiri partnering Alex Ng’onga upfront. Augstine Mulenga and Ernest Mbewe took the right and left wings. Algeria is expected in the country on Thursday at 21:00 hours at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. FULL SQUAD GOALKEEPERS: Kennedy Mweene (Mamelodi Sundowns,South Africa),Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco),Allan Chibwe (Powwer Dynamos) DEFENDERS: Donashano Malama,Moses Nyondo, Boston Muchindu (all Nkana),Roderick Kabwe (Ajax Cape Town, South Africa),Ziyo Tembo (Zanaco), Isaac Shamujompa,Billy Mutale (both Power Dynamos),Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes),Webster Mulenga (Red Arrows),Stopilla Sunzu (Arsenal Tula,Russia), Fackson Kapumbu, Simon Silwimba (both Zesco United) MIDFIELDERS: Kondwani Mtonga, John Chingandu, Misheck Chaila (all Zesco United),Emmanuel Banda (KV Oostende,Belgium), Enock Mwepu (Liefering, Austria),Ernest Mbewe (Zanaco),Augustine Mulenga (Zanaco), Clatous Chama(both Lusaka Dynamos), Godfrey Ngwenya (Power Dynamos), Chisamba Lungu (Allanyespor-Turkey), Fwayo Tembo (Lusaka Dynamos) STRIKERS: Patson Daka (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria), Brian Mwila (Platinum Stars South Africa), Justin Shonga (Nkwazi) Martin Phiri, Alex Ngonga (both Power Dynamos),Fashion Sakala (Spartak Moscow II,Russia) (Source: FAZ MEDIA) The post U-20 Stars Light up Chipolopolo Preps appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pres. Lungu Intervenes in Mopani/CEC Standoff

President Edgar Lungu has helped put on ice the dispute between Mopani Copper Mines and the Copperbelt Energy Corporation by brokering a short term deal that will see power restored to the mining firm. Mopani had threatened to lay off … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has helped put on ice the dispute between Mopani Copper Mines and the Copperbelt Energy Corporation by brokering a short term deal that will see power restored to the mining firm. Mopani had threatened to lay off 4, 700 employees if the CEC refused to budge on new electricity tariffs. The mining firm even made the first step to lay off workers but will hold on after CEC agreed to supply power conditionally. BELOW IS A STATEMENT FROM STATE HOUSE. MOPANI, CEC AGREE POWER DEAL ON PRESIDENT’S INTERVENTION LUSAKA, (Wednesday, 30TH August, 2017) Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) and the Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) have reached an agreement that will lead to the resumption of power supply to the mine today. The agreement which has been facilitated by Government is to be amicably concluded between MCM and CEC over an agreed period of six (6) weeks. During the same period, Mopani and Government will also conclude other outstanding matters on Value Added Tax (VAT) refunds and transfer pricing disputes. The Minister of Finance Hon. Felix Mutati, the Minister of Energy Hon. David Mabumba and the Minister of Mines, Hon. Christopher Yaluma facilitated the Mopani-CEC talks that went on late into the night in Lusaka on 29th August 2017. Mopani will today inform Labour Unions that negotiations are taking place in good faith and therefore there was no cause for panic. All other matters incidental to the power impasse will be addressed by Mopani management. Glencore Limited directors, the owners of Mopani were represented by Mr. Telis Mistakidis who flew in from Geneva, whilst CEC was led by Chief Executive Officer Mr. Owen Silavwe. His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia earlier in the day met Glencore Directors to discuss the situation at Mopani. Issued by: AMOS CHANDA SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT (PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS) STATE HOUSE The post Pres. Lungu Intervenes in Mopani/CEC Standoff appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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UPP Urges Relief Plan for Kapalala Market Victims

The United Progressive Party has condemned the burning down of Kapalala Market in Ndola’s Masala Township. UPP president Saviour Chishimba has also urged law enforcement agencies to conduct independent investigations on the matter and bring the perpetrators to book. Below … Continued

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The United Progressive Party has condemned the burning down of Kapalala Market in Ndola’s Masala Township. UPP president Saviour Chishimba has also urged law enforcement agencies to conduct independent investigations on the matter and bring the perpetrators to book. Below is the full statement: THE TORCHING OF KAPALALA MARKET IN MASALA TOWNSHIP OF NDOLA IS EGREGIOUS AND INJURIOUS TO THE SUFFERING MARKETEERS We, in the United Progressive People (UPP), are bewildered by the gutting of Kapalala Market in Masala Township of Ndola. Media reports on this development have left us unruffled. It is unacceptable that destruction of private and public property through unexplained fires continues to ravage the livelihoods of poor marketeers who are already bearing the brunt of caring for their children and orphans at a time that the cost of living has sharply increased. We stand with all the affected marketeers and share in their grief. Our love, prayers and thoughts are with them. UPP appeals to central government to allocate supplementary funding to the Copperbelt Provincial Administration for emergency aid to affected families. Support for the rebuilding of the livelihoods of marketeers must also be rendered speedily. As we have stated before on other similar fires, we urge the fire department and all the security wings of the state to put Zambia first and carry out independent investigations with a view to prosecuting perpetrators of these egregious acts. Should the cause of the inferno be found to be accidental, we urge all local authorities to invest in early fire detection technologies. The peace, unity and stability that our nation has enjoyed since independence must be cherished and jealously preserved by all Zambians across the spectrum. God bless our nation! Saviour Chishimba UPP PRESIDENT #UPP: #Dignity & #Justice for #All! The post UPP Urges Relief Plan for Kapalala Market Victims appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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