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Zambia’s parliament has been dissolved exactly 90 days before the upcoming general election.

Zambia dissolves parliament ahead of elections

Zambia’s parliament has been dissolved exactly 90 days before the upcoming general election.

World Bank: $540 billion remittance flow reaches low-middle-income countries in 2020

A World Bank report says officially recorded remittance flows to low- and middle-income countries reached 540 billion dollars in 2020, 1.6 per cent below the 2019 total of 548 billion dollars.
FILE PHOTO - A picture illustration shows U.S. 100 dollar bank notes taken in Tokyo August 2, 2011. REUTERS-Yuriko Nakao-File Photo

World Bank: Nigeria responsible for over 40 percent diaspora remittances in Sub Saharan Africa

In a statement on Wednesday, the Washington-based financial institution said remittances to SSA declined by an estimated 12.5 percent in 2020 to $42 billion. The decline was almost entirely due to a 27.7 percent decline in remittance flows to Nigeria,
Super Falcons won their second group game at the Turkish Women’s Cup and they were even more impressive today against Uzbekistan than they were in their opening game against CSKA Moscow.

2022 AWCONQ: Super Falcons to face Ghana in first round

Defending champions Super Falcons of Nigeria will face arch rivals Black Queens of Ghana in the first round of the 2022 African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) qualifiers.
An aerial view of Konkola mine project north of the capital Lusaka, Zambia, file. REUTERS/SALIM HENRY

Zambia denies report it shuttered Konkola Copper Mines

Zambia’s Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) has not been temporarily or permanently shuttered, the state-appointed provisional liquidator of the copper mine previously owned by Vedanta Resources said on Wednesday, denying a Bloomberg report.
3. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday canvassed the need for Nigeria to remain as an indivisible entity despite its diversity, saying that way, it will be a better and stronger nation.

President Buhari parts ways with influential cleric over contract

President Muhammadu Buhari has parted ways with an influential Catholic cleric, who previously described Buhari as “messiah’’ because the president refused to give him a juicy contract.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 43rd virtual Federal Executive Council, meeting at the First Lady Conference Room, Presidential Villa Abuja.

Nigeria pledges better collaboration with Zambia

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that Nigeria and Zambia will deepen collaboration for the good of their peoples and benefit of the African continent.
The second edition of the African Minifootball Confederation (AMC) Cup of Nations has been scheduled to hold in Ibadan the capital of Oyo state in Nigeria from July 8-17.

Minifootball: Nigeria set to host 20-nation tourney

The second edition of the African Minifootball Confederation (AMC) Cup of Nations has been scheduled to hold in Ibadan the capital of Oyo state in Nigeria from July 8-17.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday cautioned Africa to beware of China’s growing role as he vowed a greater US commitment in talks with Nigeria and Kenya.

US warns Africa to be careful with China

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday cautioned Africa to beware of China’s growing role as he vowed a greater US commitment in talks with Nigeria and Kenya.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of the tenure of Mr. Benjamin Akabueze as Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation.

Akabueze: Nigeria Lags Behind African Peers in Public Expenditure-to-GDP Ratio

Nigeria presently lags behind its peers in Africa in terms of public expenditure-to-Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio, the Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Mr. Ben Akabueze, has said.
Access Bank Plc has urged its customers and the general public to disregard social media report of its shutting 340 branches nationwide.

Access Bank set to acquire BancABC Botswana

Access Bank Plc on Monday disclosed that it had entered into a definitive and binding agreement with ABC Holdings Limited to acquire 78.15 per cent shareholding in African Banking Corporation of Botswana Limited (BancABC Botswana).
FILE PHOTO - A harvester is used to deposit wheat crop on a tarpaulin in a field on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad March 24, 2015. REUTERS-Amit Dave-File Photo

New zinc-fortified wheat set for global expansion to combat malnutrition

Scientists at a leading global grains research institute expect to sharply ramp up new wheat varieties enriched with zinc that can boost the essential mineral for millions of poor people with deficient diets, the institute’s head told Reuters.

Dangote: We’ve lost dollars to sell cement in Nigeria

The Dangote Cement Plc. has denied selling its products at higher rates in Nigeria than elsewhere, saying it has instead lost dollar earnings to meet local demand.

Dangote: Cement price from our factories is between N2,450, N2,510 per bag

Management of Dangote Cement Plc has clarified that the price of a bag of cement from its factories and plants across Nigeria (as at 12th April, 2021) is N2,450 in Obajana and Gboko, and N2,510 in Ibese inclusive of VAT. The clarification was made in view of recent insinuations that the company sells cement in Nigeria at significantly higher prices relative to other countries, particularly Ghana and Zambia.

Real estate firm appoints two board members

She is a lawyer with over 16 years’ experience in legal practice and corporate management and currently serves on several boards including Airtel Networks Zambia Plc and Zambian Breweries amongt others, the statement said.
Pedestrians walk in Buenos Aires' financial district, Argentina September 24, 2020. REUTERS-Agustin Marcarian

SDRs and debt holidays still just a band-aid for debt-hobbled countries

Debt experts, charity groups and investors welcomed news on Wednesday that the world’s poorest countries will get new IMF funds and COVID-19 debt relief, but they also cautioned that for some it would still only be a band-aid solution.
Shoppers leave the Shoprite store in Daveyton, South Africa May 23, 2018. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

Shoprite insists on sale of Nigerian outlets

Shoprite Holdings Limited, the parent company of Shoprite stores in Nigeria and other African countries, has again classified the Nigeria subsidiary as discontinued operations as it marks it for sale.
An Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane flying into Zambia accidentally landed at an airport that is still under construction, a government official said on Monday.

Ethiopian Airlines pilot lands at wrong Zambia airport

An Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane flying into Zambia accidentally landed at an airport that is still under construction, a government official said on Monday.
Fifa referee Charles Bulu is now in a stable condition after collapsing on Tuesday evening.

FIFA referee Charles Bulu in stable condition after collapsing during Cote d’Ivoire vs Ethiopia

Fifa referee Charles Bulu is now in a stable condition after collapsing on Tuesday evening.

Dozens dead after Islamic State attack near Total’s Mozambique project

Dozens of people were said to have been killed in a raid by Islamist militants in Mozambique, as an upsurge of violence threatens billions of dollars worth of energy projects in one of Africa’s poorest nations.
FILE PHOTO - Vials labelled Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo, in this illustration photo taken March 14, 2021. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Survey: 2 in 3 Africans want coronavirus vaccine

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has said that two-thirds of Africans said they will accept COVID-19 vaccines.
John Joseph Pombe Magufuli was a man who deftly played the long political game. He was nevertheless a puzzle both to Tanzanians and the world.

Tanzania holds state funeral for John Pombe Magufuli

Several African heads of state have arrived for the event including the presidents of Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Comoros, Mozambique, Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (fifth from the left) and his colleagues during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting in Ibadan Oyo State on Monday.

APC: PDP governors’ meeting ‘mere jamboree’

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has described Monday’s meeting of governors of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP as a jamboree and a complete waste of time, accusing the state executives of engaging in name calling and abuses.
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (fifth from the left) and his colleagues during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting in Ibadan Oyo State on Monday.

PDP governors asks President Buhari to summon Police Council meeting

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has unanimously has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately summon the meeting of the Nigerian Police Council...
Activities in Kaduna State have been paralysed as the five-day warning strike directed by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over irregular sacking of civil servants began on Monday.

Kaduna strike: Nigerian governors appeal to NLC to exercise restraint

Governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to exercise calm and restraint in its engagement with the Kaduna State government.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho believes his star man Harry Kane is surrounded by the ideal pieces.

Harry Kane tells Tottenham he wants to leave this summer

The 27-year-old has grown frustrated over the club's inability to compete at the highest level, having seen his side fall out of contention to secure Champions League football for next season.
Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso has revealed his struggles with an auto-immune disease, while claiming that when I eventually die, I want to go where I lived, on a football pitch..

Juventus considering Gennaro Gattuso as Andrea Pirlo’s replacement

Juventus are studying the future and are reportedly considering Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso as a possible alternative to replace Andrea Pirlo.

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President Muhammadu Buhari is playing host to the President of Chad’s Transitional Military Council, Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby, at the State House, Abuja.

President Buhari meets with Chadian interim president

Although the agenda of the meeting between the two leaders, which began at about 11.18am was not made public, it may not be unconnected with the need for countries sharing boundaries in the Sahel region to find a permanent solution to the menace of terrorism and arms proliferation threatening the peace and security of the region.
The Imo state police command, yesterday said that it has arrested two suspected inmates of Owerri Correctional Center, believed to be among the over 1,800 inmates who escaped when the “unknown gunmen” attacked the Correctional facility last month.

Two Imo ‘prison inmates’ arrested with AK47 rifle

The Imo state police command, yesterday said that it has arrested two suspected inmates of Owerri Correctional Center, believed to be among the over 1,800 inmates who escaped when the “unknown gunmen” attacked the Correctional facility last month.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara

Kwara launches interest-free loans for young entrepreneurs

The Kwara State Government has announced plans to support young entrepreneurs in the state with huge interest-free loans, under an ambitious initiative of Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to invest in and raise a new generation of successful young men and women.
Juventus and Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo passed legendary Brazilian forward Pele to become the second-highest goalscorer ever with his double against Udinese.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother ready to convince him to join Sporting Lisbon

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother said she will talk to the Portugal international and ‘try to convince’ him to return to Sporting CP.
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has arrested one James Mbah in Ebonyi, who claimed to be its staff.

Cult clash: NSCDC arrests six suspects in Kwara

Men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kwara State Command, on Saturday, arrested six suspected members of two rival cult groups in Ilorin, the state capital.