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32 AFRICA/WORLD Friday, March 9 2018| NEW ERA Two sentenced in Nigeria over 2010 deadly bomb blasts Deadly… The scene of the bomb blast in which 12 people had died. ABUJA A Nigerian court sentenced two men to life imprisonment on Wednesday over deadly twin bomb attacks which killed 12 people during the country’s 2010 Independence Day celebrations. Charles Okah and Obi Nwabueze were convicted for facilitating and celebrations in the capital Abuja. The pair were also sentenced over a second attack earlier the same year in Warri, Delta State that killed two people. Okah is the brother of oil militant Henry Okah, the suspected mastermind of the two plots who is already serving a 24-year prison sentence in South Africa. Henry Okah was at the time the presumed leader of the Nigerian militant group Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta with the government over the sharing of oil revenues. Nigeria was left in shock when 2010 celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence from Britain, which was attended by then President Goodluck Jonathan and foreign leaders, ended in tragedy when two cars laden with bombs exploded. “The convicts are hereby sentenced to life imprisonment,” Federal High Court Justice Gabriel Kolawole said of Charles Okah and Nwabueze on Wednesday in Abuja. He said the two defendants had tried to “frustrate the trial” and delay the outcome of the proceedings which began in December 2010. The pair claimed to be innocent and said they were arrested for political reasons. Two other suspects were also arrested over the bombings, but one died in custody and another was sentenced to life in prison in a separate 2013 trial. - Nampa/AFP Description: Tender briefing: BID NO: SC/RP/COW/06/2017 NEW PARKING METER SYSTEM(S) FOR THE CITY OF WINDHOEK (CBD) A compulsory pre-tender meeting will be held on Thursday, 15th March 2018, at 09:00 sharp in the 5th floor Boardroom, Room 504, Town House, no.80 Independence Avenue, City of Windhoek. Bid Documents: Bid Documents will be available as from Tuesday the 06th March 2018, from 09h30 at the Customer Care Centre, Counter no 3 at City of Windhoek head office. Closing Date: Levy: Enquiries Technical: Description: Tender briefing: Bid Documents: Closing Date: Levy: Enquiries Technical: PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB) Private Bag 12009 - Patterson Street, Southern Industrial Area, Windhoek, NAMIBIA Tel:Fax E-mail: Procurement Management Unit Portal / Website: Friday 06th April 2018 at 11H00 N$ 500.00 (Non-refundable) Mary Shiimi BID NO: SC/RP/COW 07/2017 DESIGN AND SUPERVISION OF VARIOUS INTERSECTIONS FOR THE CITY OF WINDHOEK A Compulsory Bid Briefing session will be held on Friday, 16th March 2018 at 09:00 at the in the Main Building, Fourth Floor Room 404, Rev. Michael Scott Street, at City of Windhoek head office. Bid Documents will be available as from Tuesday the 06th March 2018, from 09h30 at the Customer Care Centre, Counter no 3 at City of Windhoek head office Friday 06th April 2018 at 11H00 N$ 500.00 (Non-refundable) CJ Van der Merwe Tel: 061 290 3045 PMU Enquiries: Email: Delivery Address: City of Windhoek, WINDHOEK - NAMIBIA, Rev Michael Scott Street, Customer Care Centre, In The Bid Box. Bid information - Visit our Procurement Management Unit Portal./ Website: - Notice No. 11/2018 Issued by: Office of the Chief Executive Officer Corporate Communications, Marketing and Public Participation Tel: Fax: E-mail: Florida passes bill to restrict guns, arm some teachers MIAMI The US state of Florida, scene of America’s latest school shooting, on Wednesday passed a bill that raises the minimum age to buy program that allows some teachers and school employees to be armed. The “Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act,” which takes its name from last month’s mass shooting in which 17 people including 14 students were killed, passed the legislature’s lower house a day after clearing the senate. It will now be sent to Governor Rick Scott to sign. The Republican has not indicated whether he would veto the law, but he has previously expressed opposition to US President Donald Trump’s call to arm teachers. America’s long moribund gun control debate was revived by survivors of the Parkland shooting, who a day after their school was attacked launched the “Never Again” movement demanding legislative action. The bill raises the minimum age 21 -- a move opposed by the pow- devices that make a semi-automatic weapon fully automatic, and increases mental health funding. It also includes a voluntary “guardian program” named after Coach Aaron Feis who was slain in the Parkland attack, which is intended to “aid in the prevention or abatement of active assailant incidents on school premises” by allowing some school employees to be armed. The program is mainly aimed at staff such as coaches and school personnel, with teachers eligible if they have military or law enforcement experience. Bringing more guns into school has been a controversial idea, but lawmakers defended the bill. “I understand the angst about the guardian program but I can’t help but think about the coaches who literally ran in as shields to protect their students ... while guys with guns were standing outside,” said Republican member Chris Latvala. “If there are school personnel that want to go to the training to help shield the students and protect them, they should have the opportunity,” he continued. Meanwhile, Democrat legislators said the guardian program was a “poison pill” in a law otherwise taking necessary steps towards gun control. “I’m taking and swallowing that poison pill. As much as I don’t want to, I can’t look in the mirror and leave here and think ‘I did nothing to help’,” said Representative Joseph Geller. African-American representatives also expressed fears that arming black school employees could leave them vulnerable to being mistaken for attackers by police arriving on the scene of a mass shooting. Florida has seen three mass shootings in under two years -- 49 were killed at an Orlando nightclub international airport in 2017, and now 17 in Parkland. The bill does not ban the sale weapon used by Nikolas Cruz -- one of activists’ key demands. Meanwhile, parents of American children killed in gun violence implored Congress to seize the moment and enact far-reaching gun reform, as the momentum for taking action stalls in politically divided Washington. With no lawmakers from the controlling Republican Party present, a group of Senate Democrats held a makeshift hearing in the US Capitol to hear testimony from grieving relatives, a survivor of the Parkland shooting, teachers and to the nation’s laws. “How many more children are going to need to be slaughtered?” 17-year-old David Hogg asked the senators. – Nampa/AFP

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