President Buhari appears in public amid health concerns

Mr Buhari was pictured walking through the grounds of the presidential palaceNigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has made a rare public appearance amid ongoing questions about the state of his health.

Photos and a video posted on Twitter showed Mr Buhari, 74, attending Friday prayers at a mosque in the presidential villa in the capital Abuja.

The footage showed the president shaking hands with fellow worshippers.

Aides say Mr Buhari has been resting after receiving medical treatment in London for an undisclosed illness. Read more

Nigerian Police parade pastor apprehended with human skull in Oyo State

Nigeria: The Oyo state police command yesterday paraded a self acclaimed pastor, Isaiah Alimi, who was recently apprehended with Human Skull.

Isaiah who claims to be the founder of a church in the Algbado area of Lagos state, said he found the human skull in a building currently undergoing refurbishment in the Pakoto area of Ogun state.

According to him, he planned to bury the skull on his landed property in Ijaiye so as to scare robbers from the area. Read more

Daughter of late Rwandan tycoon to challenge President Kagame

Sharp 703x422The 35-year-old daughter of a tycoon who once bankrolled the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front said Wednesday she plans to run as an independent candidate against President Paul Kagame in August’s elections.

“Everybody is scared to express themselves because they are too scared of the ruling party,” said Diane Rwigara, pledging to tackle poverty, injustice and security problems.

Rwigara distanced herself from the FPR after the death of her father, Assinapol Rwigara, in 2015. She says his death was an assassination, but police reject her allegations and say the cause was a road accident. Read more

Somalia’s youngest minister shot dead in Mogadishu

Somalia’s youngest minister has been shot dead in an incident close to the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu.

The 31-year-old Abbas Abdullahi Sheik Siraji was appointed Minister of Public Works and Reconstruction by Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Kheyre in March this year.

Bodyguards attached to the Auditor general, Nur Farah opened fire on a car carrying Abbas near a checkpoint close to the palace. Read more

Kenyan $2m jackpot winner Samuel Abisai doubts he will bet again

A Kenyan punter who won a $2m (£1.6m) jackpot after correctly predicting the outcome of 17 football matches doubts he will ever bet again.

Samuel Abisai, 28, won the jackpot after placing about $2 on two separate picks, betting firm SportPesa says.

Mr Abisai plans to give some of his winnings back to society, including supporting his local football team in the western region of Kakamega.

The payout is reportedly one of the biggest ever paid in Kenya. Read more

‘Any man who marries a beautiful woman suffers in bed’ – Counselor Lutterodt

Accra, Ghana

Controversial Ghanaian marriage counselor, George Lutterodt, in a new bombshell statement has said that any man who marries a beautiful woman suffers in bed. Lutterodt disclosed this in a recent interview with Kasapa FM.

According to him, ‘beautiful women’ are not usually very ‘enthusiastic’ in bed and that is why men would always cheat on them with ugly women. Read more

Two Brazilians arrest in Lagos for drug trafficking

Lagos, Nigeria

Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested two Brazilians, Dias Dos Santos Marcia Cristina, 36 and Lima Pereira Erick Diego, 20, over the illegal importation of canned, whitish substance which later tested positive for cocaine.

The female suspect, Dias Dos Santos Marcia Cristina was found with 9.400kg of cocaine in her bag while Lima Pereira Erick Diego was found with 14.465kg of cocaine in his bag.

According to NDLEA the seized illegal substance has an estimated street value of about N310 million. Read more

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