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Fear in Masaka as volunteer security officer is killed

Fear in Masaka as volunteer security officer is killed

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Residents in Masaka district are living in fear after a well-known volunteer security officer identified as Bashir Matovu was hacked to death near his home. Matovu, a resident of Bisanje West village in Kimanya Kabonera division, Masaka City had left his home at about 6:30pm when he was attacked by machete welding assailants. He was then found dead, lying in a pool of blood, hours later. The deceased’s wife Maria Nalusiba said that she had not seen him since about 6pm that evening nor heard back from him. Matovu was well known around the village for volunteering to patrol the locality and daunt criminals from attacking the residents. He had taken it upon himself to encourage his fellow villagers to paddock their animals in one place where he would keep watch with others after there had bee...
TikTok recognises African creators, no Ugandan on the list.

TikTok recognises African creators, no Ugandan on the list.

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The first-ever TikTok creator awards took place in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, over the weekend, held to celebrate TikTokers from sub-Saharan Africa. The nominees were chosen by TikTok in recognition of the “immense talent and creativity they brought to the platform in the past year”. TikTokers – or creators as they’re known on the platform – make short-form vertical videos with many of the African nominees showcasing their dance moves, beauty tips and cooking skills. TikTok’s head of content programming in sub-Saharan Africa, Boniswa Sidwaba, said: “With these inaugural awards, TikTok aims to give creators in sub-Saharan Africa the recognition they deserve and to encourage them to tell the African story while spreading joy at all times.” The winners and runner-ups represented the four regio...
Former NUP candidate Simon Toolit, who ran in the recent Omoro by-election, is dead

Former NUP candidate Simon Toolit, who ran in the recent Omoro by-election, is dead

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Former National Unity Platform (NUP) flagbearer in the recent Omoro by-election, Simon Toolit has passed on. According to reports, Simon Toolit was admitted to Lacor Hospital in Gulu two days ago and passed on this afternoon. Details about his exact illness are scanty. Toolit, a former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) member, was the representative for Omoro in parliament before the late Speaker Jacob Oulanyah seized the position from the seasoned politician and businessman.
Grandmother kills two of her grandchildren as “revenge” on her sons.

Grandmother kills two of her grandchildren as “revenge” on her sons.

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Police in Rwizi Region and Kiruhura district, have in custody, a grandmother identified as Tumukuzire Mable, aged 59, for the alleged murder of her two grandchildren in revenge for mistreatment by her two sons, who are parents of the two victims. According to the police spokesperson Fred Enanga, on January 11, 2023, at around 3 pm, while at Kenshunga 1 cell, in Kiruhura district, the suspect developed a serious misunderstanding with her two sons, Muramuzi Gastonia and Akatuhwera Onesmus, which prompted her to call her other son, Mwesigwa Justus, aged 29, a businessman of the same village and told him how his brothers wanted to fight her, before threatening to leave the home and never return. The son responded and reached home at around 2 am, but did not find her mother and two grandchildre...
Bandits attack church in Katsina, abduct 25 members.

Bandits attack church in Katsina, abduct 25 members.

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Unidentified gunmen suspected to be bandits riding on motorcycles have, on Sunday, attacked New Life for All Church in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State, kidnapping over 25 worshippers. This was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant on Christian Affairs to Governor Aminu Bello Masari, Rev. Ishaya Jurau, in a telephone interview with DAILY POST on Sunday. According to him, bandits attacked the church in Jan-Tsauni, Gidan Haruna at about 10 am. “They abducted over 25 worshippers and left the church pastor with various degrees of injuries while they were conducting service this morning,” he said. Details of the incident are still sketchy.
17-year-old boy arrested after impregnating 10 women.

17-year-old boy arrested after impregnating 10 women.

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Police in Nigeria arrested a 17-year-old boy, Noble Uzuchi, for allegedly impregnating 10 ladies while working for a baby factory. According to different Nigerian news websites, Uzuchi and others still at large were hired by the baby company to have marathon sex with the girls and impregnate them. Reports indicate that the victims were being paid N500,000 (about Shs4 million) after delivery, and then the company would keep the child. The babies would then be sold, according to reports. “All the victims confessed that they were lured to the illicit sale of children because of the need to meet some financial challenges,” the Nigerian police are quoted as saying.
Gov’t MDAs To Present NRM MANIFESTO 2021-26 Implementation Progress

Gov’t MDAs To Present NRM MANIFESTO 2021-26 Implementation Progress

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Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) will this Friday report on the progress of government projects being implemented under their respective dockets. The exercise will be conducted under the auspices of the Manifesto Implementation Unit (MIU) of the Office of the President. According to MIU Director Willis Bashaasha, the presentations will take place at the Office of the President Conference Hall from 8:00am to 4:00pm, with each MDA taking stock of what they have achieved so far in implementation of the NRM manifesto. “This is a semi-annual evaluation workshop in which we intend to analyse the manifesto implementation so far. The key action points will include analysis of the budget performance on service delivery from 2021 to date as well as evaluating the expectations o...
State House in need of Sh21.9 billion to purchase new presidential motorcade.

State House in need of Sh21.9 billion to purchase new presidential motorcade.

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Amidst budget cuts, the State House requires Sh21.9 billion to procure new motorcades for President Yoweri Museveni and Vice President Jessica Alupo in the 2023–24 financial year. While presenting their budget before parliament’s budget committee, the State House revealed that money for purchasing the new presidential motorcade was budgeted for in the 2022–23 financial year, but it has not been provided for by the ministry of finance. According to the State House, only Shs21.7 billion is available for the repair of the presidential jet, and helicopters. Nakasero State Lodge and 23 upcountry State Lodges will be renovated for the same Sh21.7 billion. State House will also procure new security and ICT equipment and purchase new furniture. Museveni’s motorcade has over 20 vehicles, which incl...
IGG SPEAKS OUT ON BOBI WINE BULLET PROOF CAR

IGG SPEAKS OUT ON BOBI WINE BULLET PROOF CAR

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The Inspectorate of Government (IG) says National Unity Platform president Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine needs to declare how he acquired his bulletproof car by close of March 2021. The posters of two most popular candidates for Uganda's Presidential election, incumbent President Yoweri Museveni (R) and Robert Kyagulanyi (L), aka Bobi Wine, the pop star-turned-opposition leader in Kampala, Uganda, on January 4, 2021. - Uganda gears up for presidential elections which is scheduled to take place on January 14, 2021, as President Yoweri Museveni seeks another term to continue his 35-year rule. (Photo by SUMY SADURNI / AFP) (Photo by SUMY SADURNI/AFP via Getty Images) Bobi Wine unveiled his ‘armored’ vehicle at the weekend, attracting attention from the public and government. H...
Publics Africa Commences I’m An Agripreneur Youth Programme To Boost Agribusiness In Uganda

Publics Africa Commences I’m An Agripreneur Youth Programme To Boost Agribusiness In Uganda

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By Our Reporter As a way of encouraging youth to engage in agriculture and to boost agricultural production through brand development and communication in Uganda's agribusiness sector, Publics Africa Communications,  one of the top Public Relations firms in Uganda, has rolled out the ‘I am an Agriprenuer Youth Programme’ and is calling for applications from all interested youth from all over Uganda. While announcing the commencement of the programme during a presser held Sunday, Joseph Kanyamunyu, the Managing Director, Publics Africa communications said this project is aimed at empowering youth through creating employment opportunities, yet ensuring food security in the country.   "We believe that in order to promote food security and tackle the youth unemployment prob...
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