Monday, March 19, 2018

Real Madrid To Play Juventus In UEFA Champions League Quarter-Finals...See Full UCL Draw

 The draw for the quarter-finals of this year's UEFA Champions League has been released by UEFA.

UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League quarter-finals draw has been released by UEFA on Friday.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

MTN Cameroon Debunks Rumours on Plans to Quit

The management of MTN Cameroon has issued a communiqué dismissing rumours that the mobile telecommunication company will close its activities in the country. It the communiqué, MTN hierarchy used the opportunity to reassured their customers and partners of their continued existence and that nothing will deter them from serving Cameroonians.
CEO Saim Yaksan said the company places great importance on the Cameroon operations and has no plans to exit the country.
« There have been media reports that MTN will be exiting certain markets, including Cameroon. The Management of MTN Cameroon hereby reassures its clients and partners that MTN continues to place great importance on its Cameroon operations and has no plans to exit the country, » MTN CEO Saim Yaksan said in a statement.
« Cameroon is and has always been an important country for MTN, » the CEO stressed.
Reports emerged in the media last week that the company is planning pulling out of some of its unprofitable markets including Cameroon which sparked anger and anxiety amongst its customers.
Local media reports said the Anglophone crisis could force the company to quit Cameroon while local blogs in South Africa said a $6.6 million fine received by the company from Cameroon’s telecommunications regulator and a one-year reduction in its license term was one of the causes

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Cabinet Meeting: This is What President Biya Told Ministers

President Paul Biya has held a cabinet meeting with his new team appointed on March 2, 2018. This was surely the first time some of the newly appointed ministers were meeting with the head of state face-face. One of the top item during the cabinet meeting had to do with the government roadmap and the road to emergence. President Biya told cabinet ministers that “It is necessary to pursue the smooth implementation of the Programme concluded with the IMF. There is also an urgent need to finalize the implementation of major structuring projects, the Emergency Growth Acceleration Plan and the Special Youth Plan.
The operationalization of the Kribi Deep Sea Port and the second bridge over the Wouri augur well in that regard”.
He reiterated the fact that much remains to be done as far as community services such as water supply, electricity, health, road infrastructures…, are concerned.
Paul Biya also added that the creation of a ministry for decentralization and local development was to provide quick solution to the population’s recurring needs. “In the short term, I am expecting detailed proposals and a timeline for fast-tracking the on-going decentralization process”, he concluded.


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Friday, March 16, 2018

Lionel Messi Becomes Second Player To Ever Score 100 Champions League Goals

 Argentina forward, Lionel Messi has continued to shatter records in the football world with a myriad of good performances.

Barcelona magnificent star Lionel Messi celebrated the birth of his third child the only way he knows how, bagging two beautiful goals against Chelsea to reach his century of Champions League goals.
Reaching the milestone in 123 games, 14 games less than what it took his arch-rival, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi turned out to be just the second player to score 100 Champions League goals with a brace in Champions League round 16-second leg tie against Chelsea at Camp Nou on Wednesday.

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Climate Change: Sporadic Rain Destabilizes 2018 Planting Season, Famine Feared

Crop cultivation is an important activity in Donga Mantung and farmers rely mostly on maize farming to earn a living. But this activity depends highly on the rain. This year, farmers have witnessed a change in the rains that call for planting. For 10 days now, farmers have been waiting for the rains to come to no avail. The question as to whether the seeds are drought resistant abound high and it is feared. Donga Mantung Divisional Delegate for Agriculture and Rural Development, Ncham George says farmers should stop planting. “We have called on farmers to stop planting and to wait for the rains. At the level of my office we have not started the distribution of seeds”. To Ncham George, the rain that fell 10 days ago was not sufficient enough to generate heat that can enable crops to germinate. Yet, some farmers in their majority ignored the call from the delegate of Agriculture.
Mami Rebecca says she also planted maize seed because she saw that other women were planting as well.
Villagers have started looking at the present stalemate as the beginning of the end of the world. In just the past few days, the precarious situation has had diversified interpretations. It is widely said in villages that the gods are angry while another school of thought describes the scarcity of the rain as witchcraft. In some villages, the population is actually looking at the traditional rulers to pour libation calling on the gods to send the rain. But scientifically, the argument has proven not to hold water yet it is widely believed by almost all the villagers in Donga Mantung Division. 
Although atmospheric scientists increasingly believe that this is the impact of climate change, traditionalists on the other hand still think that the gods are angry and that the land has been curse by numerous sacrileges committed by man. Yet they haven't yet figured out precisely what's behind them the present stalemate. It is common occurrence to see a traditional ruler pouring libation to call on the gods to bring back the rain or bring back a drying stream.
Framers in the Mbaw plain, Ndu, Tabenken and many other localities are said to have planted all their farms. In areas where the rains fell twice, the crops have shown signs of shooting up while majority of the localities have fried their seed materials in the soil. Shey Julius expresses fear that the present situation could lead to serious famine given that fufu-corn is the most consumed meal in Donga Mantung Division. “By next week, if we don’t have good rain, then we will know that the gods are really angry at us” says Pa Tobias. The most serious threat however is that much is being talked about climate change but no adaptive measures are put in place to benefit the rural masses.


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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Minister of Territorial Administration Gives NOWEFU Factions 10 Days to Put House in Order

Paul Atanga Nji

Paul Atanga Nji, the new Minister of Territorial Administration, has urged members if the fractionalized North West Fons’ Union, NOWEFU to stop washing royal garments in public and to exercise mutual-coexistence, harmony and peace. Minister Paul Atanga Nji first spoke to the Fons in Yaounde, on Monday, March 5, 2018, during his commissioning ceremony.
Addressing the Fons on the sideline of his installation, Minister Paul Atanga Nji gave the custodians of the culture and tradition of the North West people 10days to put their house in order, while he will meet with them to settle the problem once and for all.
It was based on the Minister’s instructions that one of the factions led by its President General, Fon Barnabas Shey Mbunwe, met in Baba I on Tuesday, March 12, 2018, to discuss on the possibilities of burying the hatchet with the other faction led by its own President General, Ibrahim Japbuh Nfor with Senator Fon Teche, President of the NOWEFU General Assembly. A newly created position that sparked controversy among members to the point that NOWEFU has two presidents, making the unions members of a moribund association. 
Prospects are high the NOWEFU, Minister Paul Atanga Nji could rescue the onetime enviable association from the doldrums.

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Constitutional Council Impresses Public Opinion at First Public Hearing

The Constitution Council held its first ever public hearing today March 25, 2018 in Yaounde nine days after taking the oath of office. President Clement Atangana had to examine the six cases filed by political parties or individuals. Of the six case files only one has been adjourned to March 19, 2018 while six were trashed. Pundits say the case file by the SDF against the CPDM list in the West region is a hot potato in the hands on the Constitutional Council. However, the following cases were thrown out.  
1) Lady Saki Lamine against CPDM and ELECAM: The Council declared inadmissible the request of the outgoing Senator of the Far North Region who complained that her party, the CPDM, refused her the nomination for a new candidacy.
2) Ngbamine Ngbamine Zacherie against Isabelle Assouho Ndjole eps Tokpanou, CPDM and ELECAM: The Constitutional Council also declared inadmissible the request by  Zacharie Ngbamine, militant RDPC of the Eastern Region, opposing the candidacy of his party colleague, Mrs. Tokpanou
3) Tchatchouang Paul of the SDF against CPDM and ELECAM: After nearly two hours of debate, the Council adjourned the case to Monday, March 19, 2018 requesting the accused candidate Joseph Teingnidetio to appear before the court.
4)  Egono Valentin against CPDM and others’ request was also considered inadmissible
5) Ahmadou Ahidjo case against CPDM and ELECAM, motion of the Sieur Ahmadou Ahidjo rejected.
6) Case National Union for Democracy and Progress (UNDP) against CPDM and ELECAM, the president of the Constitutional Council against all odds, ordered the withdrawal of the role of this file due to the absence of the applicant.
It is therefore clear that the lists retained by ELECAM for the elections of March 25, 2018 were validated by the Constitutional Council, except for the contested list of the CPDM in the Western Region, pending the verdict at the hearing of the March 19, 2018. Public opinion has however given the Constitutional council a passed mark during its first public hearing. Prospects are high that the council could meet the expectations of political parties especially those of the opposition who have always cried fault. 

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