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Ofwono Opondo’s daughter graduates in Poland

By Norah Mukimba Government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo is a very proud father at the moment. This follows the graduation of his daughter abroad. The controversial government spokesperson was a picture of calm when he attended the 2017/2018 graduation of his daughter at Vistula University, Poland recently. For such an auspicious occasion, Opondo ditched his shabby Kitenge shirts and ill-fitting oversize suit...

Kampala Sun hosts Ramadhan quiz winners to Iftar

By Farooq Kasule and Subaiha Nakandi Winners of the Ramadhan quiz that has been running on Kampala Sun, Urban TV and X-FM were hosted to an Iftar dinner at Café Javas on Wednesday. The visibly excited winners had already arrived at café javas and were ushered into their already gazetted seats by Urban TV’s promotions manager Derekford Mugumisa. They included Shirah Babirye,...

My arrest was a rumour-Kayihura

By Website writer Last evening news reports filtered that former IGP Gen Kale Kayihura had been arrested in Lyantonde and brought to a detention in Kololo. However, according to the New Vision’s twitter handle, the former IGP was busy attending to his farm in Lyantonde. IGP Kale Kayihura also revealed that he got rumours of his arrest from social media. He laughed...

Don’t compare me to Michael Ezra- Bryan white

By Stella Naigino Social socialite Brian Kirumira aka Bryan White came out and asked people not to compare him to Mike Ezra. He made the statement last Friday in a television interview where he says, his actions are for a noble cause and not for just spending unnecessarily like Mike Ezra used to do. Ezra used to flash money in bars and...

Tanzania bans 13 songs including Diamond Platnumz’ Waka Waka

By Norah Mukimba Tanzania has banned over 10 local songs on grounds that were against the country’s norms and values. On Wednesday, Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) announced the ban of the songs after receiving a list of the songs from the National Arts Council of Tanzania (Basata). “The said records have lyrics which violate ethics of regulations of broadcasting services (Content)...

Kidnappers chopped off Magara’s fingers

By Website writer Fresh details have emerged about the circumstances under which Sarah Magara was kidnapped and later killed by unknown assailants. In an interview with online nres source Nile Post, Lenny Muganwa, the grandfather to the deceased said Magara was kidnapped as she left the gym. “She was in office up to 8:30pm and left to go to the...

Susan Magara’s Killers Received $200,000 Ransom

By Website writer John Fitzerland Magara, father Susan Magara, whose body was Tuesday discovered near Entebbe Express Highway paid her captors $200000 ransom- approximately sh720 million. We have established through the deceased’s relatives that the kidnappers had earlier demanded $1m but the dad negotiated and finally settled for $200000. According to Trumpet news, he information we further obtained indicates that while...

Kyanja Groom ‘fled’ hefty wedding budget.

By website writer Phillip Tumwebaze Wabwire’s recent disappearance on February 16, two weeks to his wedding evoked public sympathy. To his religious parents in Kyanja, a city suburb it was an omen for the brilliant son to go missing when they expected to celebrate love on March 3. Unknown to them, Wabwire is likely to have kidnapped himself to flee...

UACE 2017: Girls perform better than boys, 79 candidate’s results withheld

BY PAUL WAISWA The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has released the 2017 UACE results with a decline in performance. Releasing the results on Wednesday, Mr Daniel Odongo, the UNEB executive secretary, said of the 101,269 candidates registered for the exams, only 34,819 students obtained at least three principal passes in the subjects they offered, with 1,141 students failing to attain...

Myko Ouma in an acoustic Valentine’s performance

By Musa Ssemwanga The talented jazz guitarist serenaded revelers last night at Liquid Silk Nalya. Ouma was flanked by a full ensemble band on the unplugged stage. He was dressed in a white jacket and black trousers.   Arguably one of Uganda’s best jazz guitarists, Myko Ouma opened the show with an acoustic rendition of “Water Runs Dry,” a song originally done...

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