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President Emmerson Mnangagwa swears in New cabinet members

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President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa swore in his cabinet, with several last-minute changes after a public outcry about largely assigning posts to military leaders.

“The following adjustments have been made to ensure compliance with the constitution and considerations of gender, demography and special needs,” said Secretary to the President, Misheck Sibanda, during the ceremony in the capital, Harare.

However, several key portfolios firmly remain in the hands of senior military officials and war veterans, who were instrumental in the peaceful coup that brought the 75-year-old president to power in November.

No members of the opposition parties are included in the cabinet, something many Zimbabweans had hoped for after Mr. Mnangagwa took over from long-time leader Robert Mugabe.

War veteran’s leader, Christopher Mutsvangwa, who was last week appointed to the Information Ministry, was reassigned to be the president’s special advisor.

Victor Matemadanda, the Secretary-General of the war veterans association, who was earmarked as deputy minister for security, was reassigned as political commissar of the ruling Zanu-PF party.

Mr. Mnangagwa appointed Petronella Kagonye to the labour and social welfare portfolio, raising the number of female ministers to four in the 21-person cabinet.

Mr. Kagonye replaced Clever Nyathi, who was appointed special advisor in the president’s office on national peace and reconciliation.

Mr. Mnangagwa made Joshua Malinga his special advisor on disability issues.

The president also annulled the re-appointment of Lazarus Dokora as education minister after criticism that Mr. Dokora had undermined Zimbabwe’s education system.

Mr. Dokora was replaced with his deputy Paul Mavima.

Source : (dpa/NAN)

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BREAKING: Buratai, Army Commanders Meet On Insecurity, Lekki Shooting

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BREAKING: Buratai, Army Commanders Meet On Insecurity, Lekki Shooting

Tukur Buratai

Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, is currently in a meeting with Principal Staff Officers and top army commanders.

The meeting which is being held at the Army Headquarters in Abuja is said to be in relation to the security situation in the country.

Also Read: Lekki Toll Gate Future Proceeds Should Go To Victims Of Police Brutality: Tinubu

In attendance were the General Officers Commanding of all the divisions of the Nigerian Army, commanders of the various army operations, unit commanders, commander, Guards Brigade, and other top officers.

The parley is holding at the Army Headquarters in Abuja.

On the agenda are insecurity in Nigeria, #EndSARS protests, violence, and looting in states as well as the shooting of protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate.

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Fashola Discovers Hidden Camera At Lekki Toll Gate

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Fashola Discovers Hidden Camera At Lekki Toll Gate
Fashola Discovers Hidden Camera At Lekki Toll Gate

Babatunde Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola has discovered a hidden camera left on site at the scene of the Lekki Toll Gate shootings during the #EndSARS protests in Lagos State.

Fashola discovered the camera on Sunday during an on-spot assessment carried out by him and some other Ministers and Governors from the South-Western States.

Fashola stated that the camera must have been planted by “some subversive elements.”

Also Read: Lagos Govt Reviews Curfew Time

The minister reportedly picked up the device with a handkerchief and handed it over to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos.

“I think this will help with the ongoing investigations into the shootings at the Lekki Toll Gate. It requires forensic analysis and could be used in the investigations to unravel the mystery surrounding the shootings at the Toll Gate, I believe,” he was quoted to have said.

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Tinubu: Why Would I Deploy Soldiers At Tollgate And Fail To Protect TVC, The Nation?

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Tinubu: Why Would I Deploy Soldiers At Tollgate And Fail To Protect TVC, The Nation?
Tinubu: Why Would I Deploy Soldiers At Tollgate And Fail To Protect TVC, The Nation?

Bola Tinubu

A National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has denied being involved in the shooting of protesters in Lagos state.

The former Governor of Lagos State stated this in a statement titled, ‘The #EndSARS protests; a fundamental lesson in democratic governance.’

Recall that on Wednesday, an angry mob attacked Television Continental and The Nation newspaper, which are both linked to the APC National Leader following the shooting of protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate by soldiers on Tuesday night.

Also Read: Sanwo-Olu, South-West governors inspect Lekki toll gate

Tinubu who confirmed that he is an investor in TVC and The Nation denied being a part investor in the Lekki Toll Gate.

He expressed that he could not have deployed the soldiers to quell the protest and fail to protect his investments — TVC and The Nation newspaper.

“There is no rationale that can adequately explain why I would order soldiers to repel peaceful protesters from the toll gate where I have no financial interest, yet, choose to do nothing to protect my investments in The Nation and TVC,” he said.

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