Lungu Fires Minister For Embezzlement And Misuse Of Funds

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Wednesday fired a Minister responsible for the administration of a social cash transfer scheme after reports of misapplication of funds. This follows revelations that about 4.3 million US dollars of donor funds for the scheme had gone missing, forcing some donors to suspend funding. Chief Government Spokesperson, Dora Siliya, confirmed in a tweet that the Zambian leader has fired Emerine Kabanshi, as Minister for Community Development and Social Services. “His Excellency, President Edgar Lungu has acted swiftly, relieving Hon. E. Kabanshi as Minister of Community…

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BREXIT vs AFRENTRY: How The New Scramble For Africa is Panning Out

By Uche Mbah Suddenly, African has become another beautiful bride. The continent once again is in for another round of scramble since the ill fated ship of Brexit showed signs of floundering. And the scramble begins again. A new ideology-Afrentry-slowly began to enter public discourse. With the exit date for Brexit set for 29 March 2019, and with a migraine of regrets being largely suppressed by both parties (there were muted ideas of a repeat referendum), grey areas still are being battled, and both The UK and EU have agreed…

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Nigeria Signs MOU With Britain On Security, Economic Development

By Akinwale Kasali Following the inability of the Muhammadu Buhari administration to conquer the Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen insurgent, Nigeria and Britain on Wednesday in Abuja signed two agreements on Defence and Security partnership, as well as Economic Development Forum. Speaking briefly before signing the agreements, President Muhammadu Buhari stated that Nigeria and the United Kingdom would continue to enhance cooperation in tackling corruption and reducing poverty. The Nigerian leader lauded the British government for its assistances to Nigeria in the fight against terrorism, and pledged Nigeria’s readiness to…

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UK Promises To Return Loot To Nigeria, Repatriates 70 Million Pounds

United Kingdom said it has repatriated £70 million stolen by an unnamed Nigerian citizen who was convicted in an Italian court. British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright, who revealed this to reporters in Abuja on Monday, however, declined to disclose the identity of the person involved in the offence. He said, “There was an Italian court case with a particular person involved. A portion of the fund has been in the UK and that was the portion that was returned recently from the UK to Nigeria. So, it’s…

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Trump, Obama, Others Pour Accolades On Aretha Franklin

American President Donald Trump and two of his predecessors, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton have joined the world in paying tributes to the late singer, Aretha Franklin, who died on Thitsday aged 76 after a prolonged battle with cancer. US President Donald Trump paid tribute to music icon Aretha Franklin upon her death Thursday as “a great woman, with a wonderful gift from God, her voice.” “She will be missed!” he tweeted of the legendary singer, who died at home in Detroit at age 76. Barack Obama on Thursday paid…

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Ramaphosa Explains Why Nigerians Are Killed In South Africa

The South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has explained that Nigerians were not deliberately being targeted to be killed in his country. Ramaphosa gave his view on the troubling issue when he paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. Xenophobic attacks have been going on in South Africa for over a decade with many Nigerians caught in the attacks. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that no fewer than 117 Nigerians have been killed in South Africa since February 2016. Though there have been interventions by the Nigerian Mission…

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UN Verdict: Boko Haram Not Yet Defeated

By Stephen Ubanna In spite of President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim since December, 2015, that the Islamic Fundamentalist , Boko Haram, had been technically defeated, Mohammed Ibn Chambers, a Representative of  the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Gutrres,  for West Africa and the Sahel region said the terrorist group remain a grave threat to the ”stability and survival of people in the Lake Chad region”. Chambers who spoke at a two-day Lake Chad , governors forum ”  for regional Cooperation on Stabilisation,peace-building and sustainable development”,  confirmed that the  group remain a…

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USA Financial Aid: Trump Exposes Buhari’s Government

By Stephen Ubanna President Muhammadu Buhari visits to the United States on the invitation of  Donald Trump  appears to have revealed how the United states had been giving  $1 billion in foreign aid annually to Nigeria . The US President may have opened because he felt his country needed something  in return from Nigeria for the financial aids. ”We think we are owed that”, Trump had said. Trump revelation of   the US $1 billion yearly  financial aid  to Nigeria may had come as a surprise to many who are still…

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Recession: London Houses Sold At Cheaper Rates

No doubt, real estate is presently in a recession period. This is not only in Nigeria, Africa, but also in the western world. Recently in the UK It was a buyer’s market in March as a record number of homes were sold for less than the asking price, new research from estate agents shows. Some 86 per cent of properties, almost nine in 10, sold for less than the asking price, according to the data from the National Association of Estate Agents, the highest level seen since records began in…

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Finally, Buhari aproves $496m for the purchase of Turbo Jets from US without due process

The controversy over the purchase of jets purportedly to fight Boko Haram insurgents by the Federal government from the United states of American came to a head recently when President Buhari was forced to cut short his trip amid tension in the National Assembly over abuse of due process. Already the Senate has been under tension since the Senator Omo-Agege saga, when  the Mace was taken way in broad daylight withing the senate chambers during plenary. Fingers are being pointed towards the presidency, because of the ease with which the…

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