Nigeria Teachers Fail Exam Set For Pupils

Nigeria Teachers Fail Exam Set For Pupils

Thousands of primary school teachers in Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state are to be sacked after failing the exams they set for their six-year-old pupils. State governor Nasir El-Rufai said 21,780 teachers, two-thirds of the total, had failed to score 75% or higher on assessments given to pupils. He said 25,000 new teachers would be recruited […]

How Some Pastors Tried To Eliminate Universal Church In Zambia

How Some Pastors Tried To Eliminate Universal Church In Zambia

PREVIOUSLY on this column, the reasons for the banning of the Universal Church by the state in 2005 were highlighted. It was highlighted that the church was banned for security reasons and the safety of its pastors, members and property. This article aims to expose the various lies that were perpetuated by various religious leaders […]

Mumba Yachi Is Congolese, Immigration Officer Tells Court

Mumba Yachi Is Congolese, Immigration Officer Tells Court

An immigration officer has told the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court that investigations conducted to ascertain the nationality of musician Shadrick Chite popularly known as Mumba Yachi revealed the musician is not Zambian but Congolese. This is in a case in which Chite is accused of unlawfully entering Zambia and giving false information to immigration officers. When […]

Kenya’s Raila Odinga Quits Election Re-Run

Kenya’s Raila Odinga Quits Election Re-Run

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has pulled out of October’s election re-run. Mr Odinga said his withdrawal would give the electoral commission enough time to introduce reforms that will help deliver a more credible election. The Supreme Court annulled the result of the original 8 August poll, which saw Uhuru Kenyatta declared winner, after finding […]

LCC Warns Bar Owners Against Allowing Underage Drinkers

LCC Warns Bar Owners Against Allowing Underage Drinkers

The Lusaka City Council (LCC) has warned bar and club owners not to entertain under age patrons to avoid having their operating licenses suspended. Council Public Relations Manager George Sichimba says the council is working closely with Zambian Breweries in response to the Mayor’s call to stop underage patrons patronizing drinking places. He says bar […]

Civil Service Commission Cautions Workers

Civil Service Commission Cautions Workers

The Civil Service Commission has cautioned workers not to turn the civil service into an academic institution. Speaking during a familiarization tour of the University Teaching Hospital (UTH), Civil Service Commission Chairperson Dickson Chasaya says he is aware that some civil servants hardly work, but spend most of their time pursuing and upgrading their academic […]

Speaker Referees Kambwili, Lusambo, Kapata Case To Committee On Privileges

Speaker Referees Kambwili, Lusambo, Kapata Case To Committee On Privileges

Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has referred the matter in which Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili was allegedly slapped by Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo before Lands Minister Jean Kapata poured a bottle of water on him to the committee on privileges, absences and support services. Dr Matibini has also referred the counter […]

Kenneth Kaunda The Prima Dictatorial Presidential Demon

Kenneth Kaunda The Prima Dictatorial Presidential Demon

By Irvine Mbanga. Views held by a lot of people labeling Zambia’s first republican president as a worthy and emulatory icon are baseless and maybe misguided, it’s inarguably that he led our country as the first president after independence, and prior to that was incarcerated for leading groups that were fighting for political liberation from […]

Father to Chengelo Victim Proposes Forgiveness & Healing

Father to Chengelo Victim Proposes Forgiveness & Healing

The father to the Chengelo victim that was bullied and beaten by his dormitory mates has pleaded that the perpetrators be for forgiven unconditionally and the matter attain closure for his son. He also stated that he wishes that the family doesn’t wish to pursue criminal matters against the perpetrators. Many will remember a video […]