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Ntale’s Rival Vinka In S.Africa For Video Shoot

Ntale’s Rival Vinka In S.Africa For Video Shoot

Hardly three months into the music industry, Irene Ntale’s nemesis Veronica Luggya, popularly known as Vinka is taking the music scene by storm.

Our Snoops intimate that the Swangz Avenue singer early this week flew to South Africa for a video shoot of one of her latest songs.

Much as the title for the song hasn’t been revealed yet, Snoops at Swangz intimate that she will be doing visuals of her latest track ‘I’m in the mood’, which is already doing rounds on airwaves.

This comes a few days after Vinka doing several gigs around schools in Uganda, which she put on hold until she returns.

On returning, Vinka is expected to resume her countrywide tour as she roots for support ahead of the 2017 Buzz Teenz Awards (BTA). We are told that she is also working on some music projects with dancehall star Vampino.

0 Comments / 0 View / March 22, 2017 5:47 PM

Deadly explosions Kill 8 in Nigeria

Deadly explosions Kill 8 in Nigeria

Deadly explosions Kill 8 in Nigeria

At least eight people have been killed and 20 others wounded in bomb blasts at a camp for displaced people and a residential neighbourhood in Nigeria’s north-eastern city of Maiduguri, police say.

Residents told the BBC they heard three loud explosions, two at the camp and one in the neighbourhood, both close to the Muna motor park.

An official from Nigeria’s emergency agency, Muhammad Kanar, has told local journalists that five suicide bombers, all of them male, carried out the attacks.

He added that the bombers targeted people fleeing violence.

The militant Islamist group Boko Haram is suspected to be the one that has carried out an attack.

0 Comments / 0 View / March 22, 2017 5:16 PM

Linda Lisa Dumps Broke Club Silk Boss

Linda Lisa Dumps Broke Club Silk Boss

Linda Lisa Dumps Broke Club Silk Boss

Gorgeous city marketer Linda Lisa Mukasa has fallen out with her longtime lovely boss, friend and confidant Elvis Sekyanzi, who is currently financially troubled.

Sekyanzi, who has been Linda’s boss for several years at Club Silk, Liquid Silk although they enjoyed a BFF thing, is currently hanging out with Charlie Lubega, at his Industrial Area night spot known as Club Guvnor.

She is now the new marketer at Lubega’s night club, after falling out with Sekyanzi, who has more troubles than she can handle, yet she is a young girl with a budding career. Linda, who has a child with TV star Douglas Lwanga, made herself a reputation as an astute marketer at Club Silk for the years she was running what was then Kampala’s No.2 night spot, second to Club Guvnor.

However, Snoops reveal that her boss Sekyanzi failed to service his debts with the now defunct Crane bank, something that caused trouble for his financial empire, hence the closure of the night Club and its consequent sale to Vision Group CEO Robert Kabushenga.

Linda now replaces her friend Pherrie Kimbugwe, who is married to a Ugandan- American and spends most of her time in the US.

0 Comments / 0 View / March 22, 2017 5:14 PM

Nile Beer MD Quits Company

Nile Beer MD Quits Company

Nile Beer MD Quits Company

Greg Metcalf the Managing Director of Nile Breweries Limited, the brewers of Nile Special Lager and Club Pilsner has quit the company together with three other top managers.

Metcalf will stop working in May this year. Other senior managers who have quit the company are Julius Biingi, Daniel Ogong and Paul Bitarabeho. Ogong was Marketing director, Bitarabeho was the Human resource director while Biingi was district manager Western Uganda.

Corporate affairs director Onapito Ekomoloit says the departures are normal in corporate life as the senior officials at the beer makers were changing jobs.

Ekomoloit said: ‘People make career moves, people move on from time to time for career or for better opportunities.’

However sources say the departures were instigated by the recent take over of the brewery holding company SABMiller by the international AbInBev in a multi million dollar deal.

“The new bosses make it clear they wanted a new direction for the company and thats why these guys had to go, the writing was on the wall, they jumped before they were pushed out,” said our source.

Biingi had served NBL for 15 years and will now be the company’s new distributor for western Uganda although under his private company.

Ekomoloit said there was nothing unusual about the departure of Bitarabeho and Ogong who are joining private business.

NBL was the topmost tax payer according to URA’s tax payer list.

0 Comments / 0 View / March 22, 2017 1:12 PM

UTA grappling with ITF debts

UTA grappling with ITF debts

UTA grappling with ITF debts

By Emmanuel Sekago

Uganda tennis players will have to wait for the next financial year before they can take part in international Tennis Federation Sanctioned activities.

This comes after Uganda Tennis federation failed to clear the $25000 which they owe ITF in time.

Uganda Tennis Association ceased to be affiliated to ITF in 2012, after failing to clear their annual subscription of $4000 which by then each member country was supposed to pay.

As NCS handles the ITF debt, UTA still has uphill task of clearing $2250 debt owed to the Confederation of African Tennis.

Through subscription, there are various benefits the local tennis fraternity gets such as: grants for the players to participate in various ITF junior Circuits, participation in the Davis Cup, and Fed Cup events, admission of players to ITF training centers in Burundi, and Morocco, Grants for coaches courses and selection of talented players on to ITF/Grand slam development fund junior touring teams.

0 Comments / 0 View / March 22, 2017 12:43 PM

Scared Kayihura Tightens Personal Security After Kaweesi Murder

Scared Kayihura Tightens Personal Security After Kaweesi Murder

Scared Kayihura Tightens Personal Security After Kaweesi Murder

The IGP Kale Kayuhira has more than doubled his bodyguards and has ordered all of them to wear kevlar and steel plated body armor jackets.

This comes in the wake of the brutal murder of AIGP Felix Kaweesi who was gunned down when assailants attacked his car outside his home in Kulambiro and shot dead everyone inside the vehicle including Kaweesi.

The police announced that morticians removed 33 bullets from Kaweesi’s bodyguard Kenneth Erau. That count doesn’t not account for the bullets that hit his body and exited.

Kaweesi’s body according to sources was so badly injured part of the head had to be reconstructed by morticians. It was reported that the shooting lasted over 1o minutes and most of the bullets were aimed not at the car but at the occupants of the car. Three of the tires of the car were not hit by bullets.

As a concern Kawessi’s boss Kayihura now has visibly a larger contingent of body guards, all decked out in black uniforms and with the steel plated body armor clearly visible. There are reports that he now only uses his armored Toyota land cruiser VX.

Several suspects have been arrested in the Kaweesi murder investigation.

0 Comments / 0 View / March 22, 2017 12:19 PM

Uganda’s Wafula Appointed Rwanda Rugby Team Coach

Uganda’s Wafula Appointed Rwanda Rugby Team Coach

Uganda’s Wafula Appointed Rwanda Rugby Team Coach

By Emmanuel Sekago

Hubert Wafula, a former rugby national team player has been appointed as the coach of the Rwanda national rugby team on a short-term contract, according to the local rugby federation secretary general, Tharcisse Kamanda.

“Rwanda has hired him initially for two months to prepare the team for the forthcoming African Rugby Cup 1C Competition in Zambia, and they have high expectations of him,” said Kamanda.

Rwanda is drawn against hosts Zambia and Mauritius in Pool C for the 2017 Africa Rugby Cup, Group 1C, which is scheduled to start on March 24 and run through April 2 in Lusaka. Zambia is ranked 83rd and Mauritius are 89th, while Rwanda is far below in the 96th place globally.

The Africa Cup 1C is the third competition of the Africa Cup 1st division. Only the winner is promoted to Group B. In the other groups, Nigeria, Cameroon and Algeria are placed in Group North.

Wafula, a former national team captain retired in 2003 due to injury, and was appointed Uganda Sevens coach after attending an International Rugby Board (IRB) coaching course in Cape Town.

He holds an IRB Level 2 coaching certificate and was the first IRB educator for coaches in East and Central Africa. He led Uganda to the Safari Seven in Nairobi in 2012.

The coach is supposed to name his squad this week.

0 Comments / 0 View / March 22, 2017 9:54 AM

Rukare Bounces Back As USF President

Rukare Bounces Back As USF President

Rukare Bounces Back As USF President

By Emmanuel Sekago

It was all joy at Uganda Olympic offices, as the Uganda swimming Federation delegates re-elected Don Rukare as the president of the body for another four years trouncing his rival Tefiro Serunjongi by 23 to 05 Votes.

Also in attendance was the state minister for Sports Hon Bakabulindi Charles and National council of sports Chairman Bosco Onyiki,

Other members who retained their seats were; General Secretary Mwase Moses who garnered 25 votes against Racheal Kituuka with 04 votes and Mugisha Peter 24 votes against Irene Mudanye 04 votes for the Vice president position.

It’s only Muzafar Muwanguzi for Vice Technical and Florence NAKAKAWA for Treasurer who are new faces in leadership of the federation.

Bellow is the new Executive committee in full:

President – Dr. Donald RUKARE

Vice Admin – Peter MUGISHA

Vice Technical – Muzafar MUWANGUZI

General Secretary – Moses MWASE

Ass. Secretary – Albert WASSWA(Shino)

Treasurer – Florence NAKAKAWA

Ass. Treasurer – Annette MWEBEIHA.

Committee Members:

Williams BUYONDO
Nana NAKIDDU (Dr.)

0 Comments / 0 View / March 22, 2017 8:39 AM

Janet M7 Advises Onyango To Play In UPL

Janet M7 Advises Onyango To Play In UPL

Janet M7 Advises Onyango To Play In UPL

By Moses Batte

The Minister of Education and Sports, Janet K Museveni has advised Ugandan footballers who rush to foreign leagues to look for greener pastures to stay home and develop their county’s league. She wants them to join clubs in the Uganda premier league and develop the league.

The first lady said this on Sunday while reacting to various commentaries in the news that were advising Denis Onyango not to miss a golden chance in case any English premier league comes begging for his services.

Janet who seemingly never knew that Onyango is playing in the South African league kept on advising the star who has won the African Player of the Year Award (Based in Africa) to keep in the Country instead of leaving their own behind and going for the already made leagues.

“There is a mind-set that is so disturbing within the Ugandan people or is it Africans generally speaking that make our young people think that when you become successful especially in sports, then you should no longer belong to Uganda but it’s a qualifier to go to other countries’ teams,” said Janet.

“Anyhow for now I simply wanted to congratulate Denis Onyango and Uganda on his success as we shall always look at him as a national hero and role model and pray that God will give us resilience to build the strength in our country and may He continue to bless and use our people for His glory,” concluded Janet

0 Comments / 0 View / March 21, 2017 7:05 PM

11 Battle For French Presidency

11 Battle For French Presidency

11 Battle For French Presidency

Eleven candidates are viciously vying for the French Presidency and campaigns are already underway for a general election slated for May 07th, 2017.

There are three front-runners and as none are likely to secure an outright majority, a run-off between two candidates is highly expected. The contenders include National Front’s Marine Le Pen, Centrist Emmanuel Macron, Francois Fillon, Benoit Hamon of the Socialist Party, Jean-Luc Melenchon of the Left Party, Nathalie Arthaud of Workers Struggle party, Francois Asselineau of Popular Republic Union party, Jacques Cheminade, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan of Stand Up France party, Jean Lassalle and Philippe Poutou.

For the first time in modern French history, the incumbent, Socialist President Francois Hollande, is not running for a second term because of poor poll ratings.

However, one of the biggest contenders Marine Le Pen is twice divorced with three children, and lives in the western suburbs of Paris.

0 Comments / 0 View / March 21, 2017 6:29 PM