Written by Tenson Zobo
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is yet to launch violence against children and young women program in Lilongwe 25th March, at Mchinji community ground aimed at promoting the right and wellbeing of every child.
The revelations were made during the presentation of a survey on violence against children and young women. The presentation was made by Dr. Blessings Chinsinga, Centre for Social Research (CSR0, study co-authors conducted in 2013.
Written by Nosa Osazuwa
On Sunday 22nd March 2015, Prophet T.B. Joshua called on congregants to pray ‘to avert’ an impending calamity
“I asked you to fast last week on Thursday and tomorrow (Monday),” he reminded congregants. “Please observe the fasting.”
Joshua explained that he had been praying fervently concerning the plane crash he had foreseen the previous week.
“I too am just coming from the (prayer) mountain before coming here… just praying for God to avert this calamity. We love people not because they appreciate us but we love them because of salvation,” the Nigerian cleric stated.
Early on Tuesday 24th March 2015, breaking news hit international media that an Airbus A320 airliner belonging to Germanwings has crashed in the French Alps en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, leading to the deaths of all 144 passengers and six crew members.
Several online commentators within Nigeria reacted to the news of the crash on social media by recalling Joshua’s purported prediction.
Additionally, on Sunday 15th March 2015, the controversial cleric had also spoken about the upcoming Nigerian elections, stating that betrayal was ripe within the two major political parties.
“The challenge Nigeria is facing – on the day of voting, when you drop your votes in the ballot box, you will know who is PDP and who is APC,” he told congregants. “It’s a parable; very delicate. Because everybody plays a game; we deceive ourselves. ‘So this man voted for this party but he’s in that party.’”
The recent defection of Rivers State Deputy Governor Tele Ikuru from Nigeria’s opposition party APC to the ruling party PDP underscores Joshua’s assertion, especially considering his closeness to Rotimi Amaechi, perhaps the most vocal critic of the current Nigerian government.
Nosa - Lagos, Nigeria
Written by FRANK PHIRI
A Form Two student, Emma Katunga who is one of the winners of the TNM Ufulu @ 50 promotion winner has donated her K2m prize money to her Tsabango Community Day Secondary School for building toilets.
Katunga is one of the 50 TNM subscribers that won a total of K100 million in the Ufulu@50 promotion that TNM conducted in 2014 to celebrate with Malawians as the country commemorated 50 years of Independence.
Written by MANA
Blantyre, March 25: Malawi nationals in Zimbabwe have donated relief items to those who were affected by the floods in Blantyre district which hit the in January.
Presenting the donation to the Blantyre District Council on Saturday, First Secretary in the Malawian Embassy in Zimbabwe, Arthur Ntandika said Malawians who live in Zimbabwe decided to make the donation after an announcement by President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika that the nation needed help for the flood victims.
Written by George Bulombola MANA
Ntcheu, March 23: In a bid to promote women’s rights for them to be self reliant and contribute effectively towards the country’s development, Concern Universal Tuesday organized a commemoration of International Women Day for Ntcheu women at Austin Village in the area of Senior Chief Makwangwala in the district.
Speaking during the ceremony which attracted women from the local community, government and nongovernmental organizations, Concern Universal Coordinator for Cross Cutting Issues under the organization’s Local Development Support Programme, Gift Munthali said his organization decided to organize the function to raise awareness on the need for women to be self reliant.