Three Policemen Killed, Foreigner Kidnapped in Sokoto

[Premium Times] The Sokoto State police command has confirmed the killing of three policemen and kidnapping of an expatriate, Abul Nasir, a Syrian national working with Triacta Construction Company in the state.

[Premium Times] The Sokoto State police command has confirmed the killing of three policemen and kidnapping of an expatriate, Abul Nasir, a Syrian national working with Triacta Construction Company in the state.

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Pilato Returns and Arrested by Police

Musician Chama Fumba popularly known as Pilato has ended his four month self-imposed exile and walked straight into an arrest by police at the airport. Pilato arrived around 15:30 hours and was immediately arrested by plain clothed police officers who … Continued

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Musician Chama Fumba popularly known as Pilato has ended his four month self-imposed exile and walked straight into an arrest by police at the airport. Pilato arrived around 15:30 hours and was immediately arrested by plain clothed police officers who whisked him away. He was welcomed at the airport by political commentator and rights activist Laura Miti before law enforcement officers arrested him. The duo with two others are in court for their alleged illegal assembly over their protest on the $42 million fire tenders. Pilato fled the country in January alleging that his life was in danger on account of having received death threats. The post Pilato Returns and Arrested by Police appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Lady Cop Wins Admiration for her Wet Job

Pictures of a lady police officer have gone viral after she went on with her duties controlling traffic despite the heavy rain. The lady police officer who was not even in protective clothing took charge of proceedings on the junction … Continued

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Pictures of a lady police officer have gone viral after she went on with her duties controlling traffic despite the heavy rain. The lady police officer who was not even in protective clothing took charge of proceedings on the junction of Lumumba and Ben Bella road in Lusaka. An online call for her promotion has gained momentum. The post Lady Cop Wins Admiration for her Wet Job appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kitwe Council Shuts Illegal Taxi Rank

Kitwe City Council has closed down the illegal Noah taxi station along Oxford Road to create enough passage for motorists in the area. The local authority is struggling to control the increased number of mushrooming Noah and Taxi Stations in … Continued

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Kitwe City Council has closed down the illegal Noah taxi station along Oxford Road to create enough passage for motorists in the area. The local authority is struggling to control the increased number of mushrooming Noah and Taxi Stations in the district. Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe said space has been created inside Oxford Bus Station to accommodate some Noah buses in Kitwe. “In an effort to accommodate registered Noah buses currently operating at MTN and opposite Pie City in Town centre, we have spent the last two weeks trying to create space at Oxford Bus Station (commonly called Salvage Yard),” Kang’ombe said. He had appealed to both Rosa bus operators and Noah bus drivers to agree to the proposal to co-existence as space has been created. However, the decision has not pleased some Noah and Taxi Drivers who have complained of congestion in the created station. The change is being piloted with a possibility of being cemented should all the parties agree to the council’s decision. The post Kitwe Council Shuts Illegal Taxi Rank appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Times Journalists To Get 3 Months Pay

Unionised workers at Times Printpark in will only be paid their salaries at the end of June, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has announced. This follows the announcement by the unionised workers that they will withdraw labour, demanding they be … Continued

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Unionised workers at Times Printpark in will only be paid their salaries at the end of June, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has announced. This follows the announcement by the unionised workers that they will withdraw labour, demanding they be paid their three months salary arrears. The unionised workers through the Zambia Union of Journalists complained that despite assurances from Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Dora Siliya, their salaries have not come prompting them to down tools. But the Industrial Development Corporation which holds one hundred percent shareholding in Times Printpark in Ndola has noted that salaries will only be paid at the end of June. “Staff at Times Printpak Zambia will be paid after resources are made available to IDC at the end of June. The resources will cover three (3) months’ salary arrears to alleviate pressure on the arrears,” IDC Group Chief Executive Officer Mateyo Kaluba, said. He said that resources will be made available through a shareholder’s loan advanced to the Times Printpak Zambia and further urged staff to remain calm as a long-term solution is being looked into. “We can only make payment after funds are available for IDC at the end of June, through a shareholder’s loan to Times Printpak. We therefore want to urge staff at Times Printpak Zambia to remain calm as we look for a long-term solution to sustain the company,” said Kaluba. The post Times Journalists To Get 3 Months Pay appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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A Flawed Constitutional Referendum

[Atlantic Council] Burundians will go to the polls on Thursday, May 17 to vote in a constitutional referendum set to allow Pierre Nkurunziza, president since the end of the country’s civil war in 2005, an opportunity to stay in power until 2034.

[Atlantic Council] Burundians will go to the polls on Thursday, May 17 to vote in a constitutional referendum set to allow Pierre Nkurunziza, president since the end of the country's civil war in 2005, an opportunity to stay in power until 2034.

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Kagem Workers Down Tools

Workers at Kagem Emerald Mine in Lufwanyama have downed tools demanding a 50% salary increment. Management at the emerald mine proposed a 9% salary increment which the unionised workers rejected resulting in withdrawing labour. National Union of Miners and Allied … Continued

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Workers at Kagem Emerald Mine in Lufwanyama have downed tools demanding a 50% salary increment. Management at the emerald mine proposed a 9% salary increment which the unionised workers rejected resulting in withdrawing labour. National Union of Miners and Allied Workers (NUMAW) National Treasurer Saul Simujika has said workers demanding a 50% salary increment walked out of a meeting as they were being addressed by union officials. He has expressed disappointment that workers are treating union officials like their enemies despite them negotiating for their improved working conditions. Simujika said despite failing to get the 50% salary, the union has managed to negotiate for medical discharge and education allowance. He has appealed to the workers to get back to work and understand that Kagem emerald mine has not recorded favourable production in the last one year. “It is unfortunate that workers are not respecting Union officials who have represented them for years. “Walking out of a meeting is not a solution to solving the problem at hand, we have been discussing with management and we have seen that they have not recorded any favourable production in the last one year, that is why we settled at 9%, but besides that we have also negotiated for medical discharge and education allowance for our members,” said Simujika. The post Kagem Workers Down Tools appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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