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MAKERERE DONS TRASH VERSITY COUNCIL PLEAS

Principles of Constituent Colleges at Makerere University have trashed the pleas by the University Council to prevail over the dons to take the offer of one month salary and other incentives.

In a heated meeting chaired by the University Council Chairperson Eng Wana Etyem the Principles reportedly refused to bow down to the pressures and pleas by the Council, to resume work at the Ivory tower.

The more than 8 hour meeting was held Monday evening, was also attended by the Chairperson of the Investment and Finance committee Thomas Tayeebwa.

The Principles told Eng. Wana Etyem to communicate his position to MUASA, since they all belong to the same umbrella.

The University Council was expected to meet MUASA leadership today to hammer out an understanding, although details are still scanty.

MUASA publicist Deus Muhwezi Kamunyu confirmed an invitation for the meeting, but insisted that they will stick to their guns.

President Museveni directed the closure of the University indefinitely on November 1st, after botched negotiations between the University Council, administrators and the Dons over the allowances for eight months

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DPP APPEALS AGAINST MUBIRU ACQUITAL

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has appealed against the acquittal of former SC Villa coach Christopher Mubiru on sodomy charges.

Through State Attorney Jacquline Okui, the DPP has filed a notice in the Court of Appeal showing his dissatisfaction with the Highcourt decision that quashed Mubiru’s 10 year jail punishment for sodomizing a 17 year old boy;

UGANDA REPLACES SOMALIA COMMANDANT

The Commander of a new battle group from the Uganda People’s Defense Force under the African Union in Somalia has arrived in Mogadishu. Col Ronald Bigirwa, the commandant of Group 18 jetted into Somali Capital with a batch of Solders. Group 18 replaces Group 15 that was based in Arbiska

AGE LIMIT DEBATE NOT OVER YET- KAFEERO

The initiator and mover of the ill fated private members bill Eng. Kafeero Sekitoleko seeking for an extension of retirement age of judges, has revealed that the battle for the same is not yet over.

Eng Kafeero Ssekitooleko’s bill proposed that the Chief Justice’s

MUMBERE RULING FOR FRIDAY

Jinja – The High Court in Jinja will on Friday deliver its ruling on whether jailed Rwenzururu king Charles Wesley Mumbere will be released on bail or not. Judge Eva Luswata set the date on Thursday after hearing of the bail application was concluded.

M7 Snubs Presidential Debate Again

Kampala - NRM Flag Bearer and incumbent President Yoweri Museveni has snubbed the second Presidential Debate slated for this coming Saturday February 13th. Museveni snubbed the very first debate that was held on January 15th citing a very tight campaign schedule. The Chairperson of the NRM Campaign Task Force Mike Kennedy Ssebalu

LOCALS TASK MINISTER KIZIGE TO EXPLAIN SELL OF CULTURAL HILL

Kamuli-Locals surrounding Namaira- Balawoli hill have tasked the State Minister for Karamoja Affairs also the Bugabula North MP Moses Kizige to transparently explain the circumstances under which Namaira cultural hill was sold.

AMISOM HANDS OVER UNIVERSITY TO SOMALI GOVERNMENT

Mogadishu –African Mission in Somalia, AMISON is set to hand over a public University it has been running for more than a half decade, to the Somali Federal Government.

LAWYERS CONDEMN KAYIHURA SUPPORTERS’ COURT SIEGE

Kampala – Lawyers through their Umbrella Body the Uganda Law Society has condemned acts of violence that rocked the Makindye Court Thursday.

A mob allegedly mobilized by Pro-Kayihura supporters charged at the Makindye Magistrate’s

EC SETS DATE FOR ARUU NORTH BY-ELECTION

By UTN Reporter

The Electoral Commission has set 6th April 2017 to conduct a by-election in Aruu North County in Pader District.