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Patoranking arrives for concert
Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, better known by his stage name Patoranking touched down in Uganda at around 2:00 am ahead of Friday evening’s Johnnie Walker and XFM-sponsored concert at Lugogo Cricket Oval.
Upon arrival, Patoranking who is no stranger to the local music scene has collaborated with artistes like Fik Fameica, Jose Chameleone and Eddy Kenzo, joined fans in the wee hours of Friday morning at Thrones Lounge in Bugolobi for a meet and greet party.
Oil pipeline hearings wrap up
The final public hearing of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) on Friday took place at Lwanda Grounds in Rakai district with the presiding officer Prof. Vincent Bagire asking the public to openly submit their views on the environmental and social impact assessment report so that they can be integrated into the final report before the actual implementation of the 1,443km pipeline starts.
900 graduate at Kabale University
Kabale University on Friday held its 4th graduation ceremony at Kikungiri Hill in Kabale Municipality. Presided over by the university chancellor Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera, 901 students graduated in various programmes, 23 of those with first class degrees.
Family clashes over property
Nsangi Municipality mayor Hajji Abdul Kiyimba on Friday clashed with court bailiffs and Nsangi Police who wanted to evict the descendants of the late Moses Kabugo Mukasa in Wakimese zone, Kyengera Town Council. The family is at odds with their late father’s wife Babirye Bukirwa who obtained a court order imploring the children to vacate the property.
As the bailiffs began reading the order, residents led by Kiyimba set upon them at which point the Police withdrew from the operation.
The children led by Hassan Kato claim that Bukirwa did not have any children with their father and that before his death, he gave her a piece of land which she sold off.
Over 1000 graduate from UCU
A total of 1155 students graduated from Uganda Christian University (UCU) at the institution’s 4th part of its 20th graduation ceremony held at the main campus. 32 achieved first class degrees of which 17 were female students.
The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali presided over his last graduation ceremony as UCU's 3rd chancellor as he concludes his tenure. Dr Vishal Mangalwadi from India delivered the keynote address at the graduation ceremony.
Two killed in Kampala-Masaka Highway accident
Tragedy struck in Lwera near Lukaya on the Kampala-Masaka Highway when a truck loaded with irish potatoes rammed into a stationary truck killing two people.
Abbas Basajjamivule who was in the stationary truck reg. no. UBA 872S loaded with matooke and parked in the road after suffering mechanical problems, was killed on the spot when the other truck reg. no. UBE 760L that was loaded with potatoes rammed it from behind. The turnboy of the other truck Abraham Birungi also lost his life in the incident while the driver is in critical condition at Masaka Hospital.
Eyewitnesses said the accident happened when the truck tried to overtake two cars at once only to find the stricken truck in its way.
Over 200 graduate from Mulago
State minister for higher education John Chrysostom Muyingo was on hand to officiate the 10th graduation ceremony of Mulago School of Nursing and Midwifery where 268 graduated in total.
112 of those attained diplomas in midwifery while 156 attained diplomas in nursing.
Makerere students protest night raid
Makerere University students have protested the Thursday night raid by the security forces and demanded compensation for the injuries suffered.
The raid came amidst a standoff between students and the university management over the annual 15% tuition increment.
Between 8:00 pm and 11:00 pm, soldiers stormed halls of residences and dismantled door locks as they forced their way into the rooms. Students, some of whom were sleeping, were ruthlessly beaten and their TV screens and furniture shattered.
The students’ guild body has vowed to drag the army to court for using excessive force and torture on their colleagues.