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There was no poison in karamoja UN food - Police

March 26, 2019 10:25 am

By Prossy kisakye.

Police’s final findings have indicated aflatoxins components found from the samples of Super cereal yellow floor that was picked from one of the three deceased’s home in Karamoja.

Aflatoxins are poisonous substances that are produced by certain molds which grow in soil, decaying vegetation, hay, and grains.

Presenting the results before the media at Police headquarters in Naggulu, the force’s Spokesperson Fred Enanga says that the food is suspected to have been poorly kept and developed aflatoxin that caused the death of three people and left 262 residents ill.

He adds that the results show no signs of bacteria, toxic organic and metallic compounds in the sample of the 10 exhibits submitted at their laboratories include both yellow floor of super cereal in the white and yellow sacks, cooking oil, solid porridge and refined sugar among others.

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Conor McGregor announces retirement from MMA

March 26, 2019 10:19 am

Former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor says he has retired from mixed martial arts.

The Irish fighter, 30, announced his decision on social media

McGregor’s last fight ended in defeat, when he was beaten by Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018 – the Russian winning the lightweight contest by a fourth-round submission.

The 30-year-old is currently suspended from fighting by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after UFC 229 – a night which saw his defeat overshadowed by a post-fight brawl with victor Khabib Nurmagomedov.

With his suspension ongoing, talk has been rife as to his next fight but McGregor looked to call time on his career on social media.

Posting on his Twitter page in the early hours of Tuesday morning, McGregor wrote: ‘Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as ‘Mixed Martial Art’ today. I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition.

‘I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement. Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!’

UFC president Dana White confirmed the shock news just one hour after McGregor’s announcement on Twitter.

‘He has the money to retire and his whiskey is KILLIN it,’ White told ESPN via text message. ‘It totally makes sense and if I was him i would retire too.

‘He’s retiring from fighting. Not from working. The whiskey will keep him busy and I’m sure he has other things he’s working on. He has been so fun to watch! He has accomplished incredible things in this sport.

‘I am so happy for him and I look forward to seeing him be as successful outside of the octagon as he was in it.’

The news was particularly shocking given it came hours after an appearance on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon in which he claimed he was currently in negotiations with the UFC about a return to the octagon in July.

McGregor has not entered the cage since losing his lightweight title to Nurmagomedov back in October but will see his suspension from UFC 229 lifted on April 6.

If his retirement is legitimate – unlike the one following the Diaz defeat in 2016 – the Irishman will do so as the first fighter in UFC history to hold two belts at the same time in two weight classes.

He also made the crossover to boxing for a sole bout against undefeated champion Floyd Mayweather in a fight that earned him an estimated $100million (£75m).

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Amuriat attacks NRM for disrespecting other parties

March 26, 2019 9:59 am

By Damali Mukhaye. 

The opposition Forum for Democratic Change president, Patrick Amuriat Oboi has challenged the ruling party National Resistance Movement  to stop doing things that are contrary to the agenda of Inter party organization for Dialogue (IPOD).

Speaking during the handing over ceremony of IPOD chairmanship from UPC to DP, Amuriat says  that the continued harassment, attacks and violence against other political parties from NRM will not take IPOD anywhere.

He says, the aim of IPOD is to promoting the multiparty democracy so the ruling party should take the lead by pushing the IPOD agenda asserting that there is need to resolve the issue of respect for each other.

He says as FDC will stay committed to the cause of IPOD.

Meanwhile the deputy Treasurer of NRM Kenneth Omona faulted FDC for snubbing the summit which was organized by IPod last year.

The leadership of IPOD is rotation to political parties for six months basing on the alphabet order.

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Kitatta transferred from military Barracks to Luzira

March 26, 2019 9:57 am

By Ruth Anderah.

The General Court Martial sitting at Makindye has transferred back to Luzira prison  boda boda 2010 patron Abdullah Kitatta after 13 months on remand at Makindye police barracks.

The order  to Transfer Kitatta to a civilian prison comes after a request from the army’s  prosecutor Captain Samuel Masereka after he informed court that it’s now safe to remand Kitatta to a civilian prison given the fact that his case is now coming to an end and it no longer poses a threat to his life .

Captain Masereka added that security at Luzira prison has since been tightened and Kitatta  will be safe in there .

However his lawyer Shaban Sanywa put up a spirited resistance against the transfer of his client to a remand center in which prosecution knows that security is not guaranteed yet there are rumors that he was going to be poisoned from the barracks.

Kitatta and nine other people are facing charges of unlawful possession of firearms, ammunitions and Military gears which prosecution says they are a monopoly of only defence forces.

Kitatta now joins his nine co-suspects at Luzira prison after the court’s chairman Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti concurred with the prosecution that his security is now guaranteed.

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MUK lifts the suspension of all staff leaders

March 26, 2019 9:55 am

By Damali Mukhaye.

Makerere University Appointments Board has bowed to pressure and lifted the suspension of other two Makerere Administrative Staff Association  leaders.

The university vice chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe suspended Deus Kamunyu, the chairperson of Makerere university academic staff association Deus Kamunyu and Bennet Magara,the chairperson of MASA and his secretary general Joseph Magara for inciting fellow staff to strike.

However, the university lifted the suspension of Kamunyu only after he ran to court leaving the other two staff dissatisfied accusing the university over segregation.

The appointments board chair Dr Euzobia Baine Mugisha today while meeting the duo unconditionally lifted the suspension of the other two staff and instructed them to resume their duties immediately.

This suspension of the above three led to the staff sit down strike which lasted for four weeks.

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UPC hands over IPOD leadership to DP

March 26, 2019 9:53 am

By Damali Mukhaye. 

The Uganda people’s congress has handed over the leadership of the inter-party organization for democracy to the Democratic Party after their term expired.

Speaking while handing over the leadership to DP, the outgoing chair Okea Lawrence bragged that during their leadership,they  organised the first ever IPod summit which was attended by majority of political party leaders including president Museveni .

He says that they also met a number of different parties when they visited each one of them at their respective offices and organized a number of retreats for the IPOD members asserting that the DP has a big mantle to take up what they did not achieve.

The incoming chair Gerald Siranda says that they are going to work tooth and nail to resurrect the mul-party system in the country through mobilizing all the political parties to come on board.

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