DFCU accepts defeat: They accept to return Sudhir’s 48 properties they had acquired illegally from the central bank

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News broke recently that Dfcu was exiting 22 branches, part of it’s countrywide network inherited from their purchase of Crane Bank. While Dfcu downplayed the news, saying they were not closing any branches, the news actually wasn’t in branch closure but exiting properties belonging to tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia and his Meera Investments. The latest news coming in is that Dfcu is actually not exiting 22 branches they are seeking to relocate but a total of 48 properties owned by tycoon Sudhir who used to be the Crane Bank Vice Chairman.…

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Rajiv Ruparelia wins Club Rally Championship in Hoima

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Budding Rally driver, Rajiv Ruparelia won the third stage of Total Kabalega Hoima rally 2019 beating 39 competitors who took part in the race. Rajiv finished the event in a time 01:09:37 and making a big statement that he is there to stay. The clubman rally championship category serves as the springboard for the main event. In the main rally, Arthur Blick Jr emerged winner of the Total Kabalega Rally, during a rain drenched race that had its fair share of thrills and fun. Blick Jr us now 30 points…

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How Lesotho became an unlikely hotspot for Canadian cannabis companies

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Navdeep Dhaliwal was surprised when he first stepped foot in Lesotho last January — the climate was temperate, the landscape was lush, and the first footprints of a legal medical marijuana system were already in place. “A close friend in the industry put me in touch with guys in Lesotho. So I went to meet with them, and I was really very surprised and impressed by the operation they had going there,” said Dhaliwal, president of Canadian licensed producer Supreme Cannabis. So impressed, it turns out, that just months later…

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East Africa got talent winners Ezekiel and Esther visit Victoria University Kampala

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East Africa got talent duo wieners Ezekiel and Esther paid a courtesy visit to Victoria University Kampala. The duo was welcomed by Naiya  Ruparelia and they were given a special treat.  Naiya rewarded the duo with a special treat at Speke Resort Munyonyo that will include a boat cruise, swimming in the Olympic pool, horse riding, lunch and dinner. It should be remembered that the duo recently captured Ugandans attention with their performances at the inaugural East Africa Got Talent competition that were held in Kenya. Upon winning on the…

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Victoria University offers free First Aid training to Motor Sports rally Drivers and Co-Drivers in Uganda

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Victoria  conducted the ever first Free First Aid Training to Motor Sports rally drivers and co-drivers on 10th -Oct-19October 2019. The training took place at Victoria Towers where the University is housed. The training was aimed at reducing to the barest minimum injuries and accidents in driving especially during racing. Uganda Motor sports rally drivers and co-drivers, students and staff of various Universities were in attendance. The training’s theory had a section and a hands on skill training in the well and fully equipped Nursing skills laboratory of Victoria University.…

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KAMPALA PARENTS ADMISSIONS PROMOTION

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Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision as a Parent to make and we want to be able to help make this a straightforward process for you. We recommend that you visit our school, ask the questions important for you and of course see the school at work. Kampala parents school has been a school of choice for many years. They work incredibly hard to ensure that every child is cared for and supported to achieve more than they thought possible. Standards are high, along with…

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Breaking News: DFCU Bank to close 22 branches countrywide.

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News coming in to Daily Inspector show that DFCU bank is to close 22 branches countrywide. We have learnt that the branches to be closed are those that are being housed in buildings owned by City businessman Sudhir Ruparelia. Daily Inspector has been told that the embattled DFCU bank finally agreed to vacate all buildings that are owned by Meera Investments and Crane Management services. According to the document that we have seen, DFCU Bank has already opened bids for companies that want to provide consultancy services during the relocation…

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Victoria University to equip rally drivers with first aid skills

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Victoria University has pledged to offer free first aid skills to rally drivers ahead of the Total Kabalega Rally that will be held in Hoima between 17 and 20 October, 2019. The pledge to support the rally fraternity was made when sport officials visited the university to discuss the details of the growing working relationship. Speaking to Daily Inspector Uganda,  the University Vice Chancellor Assoc. Prof. Krishna N Sharma said that the university has designed a four hour short course training that will be offered to rally drivers and their…

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SK MBUGA: government played a big role for my release

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City socialite Sulaiman Kabangala Mbuga alias SK Mbuga who was in jail both in Dubai UAE and Sweden since January 2018 being released last weekend after being found not guilty of fraud by a Swedish court says the government has helped him overcome his woes. Mbuga revealed in an exclusive interview that while he was held up in Jail during the first 6 months of his incarceration in Dubai UAE, he kept trying to find out which crime he had been arrested for and imprisoned for but the authorities were…

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URA will not tax Nakaayi’s sh220m prize money

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Citing Section 21 (ab) of the Income Tax Act, URA said, “an award received by a sports person as a reward from winning or participating in a sports competition is exempt from tax.” Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) will not levy any tax on Halimah Nakaayi’s $60,000 (about sh220m) prize money after she won a gold medal in 800m final at the World Championships in Doha. Citing Section 21 (ab) of the Income Tax Act, URA said, “an award received by a sportsperson as a reward from winning or participating in…

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President Museveni orders salary rise for teachers and doctors

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In one of the biggest pay increments in recent times, President Museveni has given significant salary boost for science lecturers, doctors and other scientists. In a September 30 letter addressed to Health minister Jane Ruth Aceng and copied to Public Service minister Wilson Muruli Mukasa and others, the President directed that the salaries for scientists be moved to the “desired levels”. He, however, advised the non-academic and non-technical staff, who for years had a longstanding outcry for salary enhancement, to wait until such a time when the country is able…

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Launch your career at Victoria University with a course in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

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Welcome to Victoria University Faculty of Health Sciences where improving health and saving lives is key. The faculty’s mission is to improve the healthcare of individuals and communities in the region globally through world class research, learning and practice. Recognized as Uganda’s emerging Leader in health education and research, the programs we have are informed by cutting-edge research integrated with high quality teaching. The academics include outstanding staff that are national and international leaders in their fields, providing a transformational student-centred learning experience. Facilitated by outstanding staff, our state-of-the-art learning…

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When you should talk to your children about sex, according to a parenting expert

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When it comes to talking to children about sex, parents are often under the impression that a “birds and the bees” conversation carried out during their child’s early teenage years will suffice. However, parenting experts actually advise having the conversation much earlier – and spreading it out over multiple discussions. According to parenting expert Michele Borba, who spoke to The Independent, to effectively educate children about sex and ensure they feel comfortable seeking advice from their parents, it is important to start the conversation as early as two years old.…

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President Museveni opens 64th CPC, calls for cooperation

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President Yoweri Museveni officially opened the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Kampala on Thursday with a call to Commonwealth nations to mutually promote investment, security, cultural exchanges and trade. “In my view, the Commonwealth countries, in substance, are democratic countries albeit with variation in form – and this is a great achievement,” President Museveni told delegates in Uganda’s capital Kampala. “Secondly, the Commonwealth countries could use their numbers (2.5 billion) to mutually promote investment, work together on security, work on cultural exchanges and also examine the options on trade without…

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Uganda projected to become Africa’s Next Cannabis exporter

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Uganda is projected to become the next cannabis hotshot of the African continent. Foreign capital has been flowing in to launch the new industry. So, much hangs in the balance as the country’s cabinet weighs changes to the criminal code allowing cultivation to proceed. There appears to be a tension between the lure of a lucrative new agro-export sector and a conservative political culture in a traditionally authoritarian country. The government is now in the process of reviewing colonial-era laws that prohibit production of cannabis. The license for Together Pharma,…

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Meera Investments drags FBW, a UK based consultancy firm to court over breach of contract

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Police in Kampala is investigating a case in which a UK based consultancy firm defrauded Meera Investments a huge sum of money amounting to 2.5 billion Uganda shillings. Daily inspector got news that FBW was contracted by Meera Investments to give consultancy in the construction of Speke Apartments Wampeewo and the extension of Kabira Country Club. According to the reliable sources, Meera Investments approached FBW in 2012 and the two signed a contract to construction of Speke Apartments Wampeewo and the extension of Kabira Country Club. The details further reveal…

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Is Sports Club Villa back to winning??

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SC Villa first went top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) table on Thursday, when Fufa’s Competitions Disciplinary Panel (CDP) awarded them three points and as many goals after Proline did not turn up for the duo’s clash last Saturday. They celebrated that with a 1-0 victory over traditional rivals Express the following day to stretch the lead at the top by three over Wakiso Giants to seven points. Ambrose Kirya was the man of the moment, powerfully heading in Derrick Ndahiro’s cross on 73 minutes. Villa enjoyed a…

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How $2.6m DFCU Scam was carried out

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In May 2019 DFCU bank detected a case of fraud which was reported to CID head offices at Kibuli in Kampala and a general enquiry file was opened- (CID HDQTRS GEF 604/2019) to aid in investigations. DFCU had chosen to remain tightlipped about the case had it not been the pressure mounted by online news stories about the incident which the bank officials considered to dismiss as malicious and grossly misrepresented to damage the reputation of the bank. This website for instance reported in July 2019 that DFCU bank had…

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