US President Barack Obama wiped away tears as he gave an emotional thank you message to his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama during his emotional farewell speech on Tuesday night in his adopted hometown of Chicago. The speech was held at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
He talked about the challenges and achievements of his two-term presidency. He remained optimistic and urged people to participate in the democratic process and fight racism. He concluded his speech by calling Michelle a ‘role model’ for the country, as well as his ‘best friend’.
‘Michelle – for the past twenty-five years, you’ve been not only my wife and mother of my children, but my best friend.
‘You took on a role you didn’t ask for and made it your own with grace and grit and style and good humor.’
Uganda’s leader Yoweri Museveni has promoted his eldest son to become a special presidential adviser in a reshuffle of army commanders.
Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has risen rapidly within the military, fuelling speculation that he is being groomed to become president one day.
Analysts say his new role, working more closely with state house, will broaden his remit and experience.
Mr Museveni, 72, is one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders.
He came to power in 1986 after winning a five-year guerrilla war – and last year won his fifth term in office with more than 60% of the vote. Read more
The Gambia’s Supreme Court is unable to hear the petition seeking to annul last month’s election until May, chief justice Emmanuel Fagbenle says.
The Nigerian judge due to oversee the seven-member panel was not available till then, he said.
Longstanding ruler President Yahya Jammeh, 51, initially accepted defeat but later rejected the result. It is not yet clear what will happen after Mr Jammeh’s term ends on 18 January.
President-elect Adama Barrow is due to be inaugurated the following day. But Mr Jammeh has said he will not step down and he has the support of the head of the army. Read more
Asia’s richest man, Jack Ma, the billionaire founder and executive chairman of the Alibaba Group met with Donald Trump on Monday to discuss plans for creating “one million” jobs in the U.S. through the company’s e-commerce platform.
“Jack plans to share how Alibaba will create 1 million U.S. jobs by enabling 1 million small businesses to sell American goods to China and Asian consumers on the Alibaba platform,” Brion Tingler, head of external affairs at Alibaba, said in a statement after the meeting.
Trump praised Ma after the meeting as a “great, great entrepreneur and one of the best in the world.”
“We had a great meeting,” Trump told the press pool at Trump Tower. “It’s jobs. You just saw what happened with Fiat where they’re going to build a massive plant in Michigan. And we’re very happy. And Jack and I are going to do some great things.”
Apostle Dr. Opoku Onyinah who is the chairman of the Church of the Pentecost in Ghana, has urged President Nana Akufo-Addo and his cabinet members to be sexually disciplined as they assume office.
While delivering a sermon at the thanksgiving service organized by the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council for the New President on Sunday, he warned that sexual immorality will only bring nothing but disgrace and disaster upon them. He said: Read more
While speaking at the KICC facilitated wealth creation platform held in Lagos, yesterday November 12, Nigerian billionaire, and richest black woman in the world, Folorunsho Alakija, who gave tips of making and sustaining wealth, revealed that her goal is to have more money than King Solomon in the Bible.
The business tycoon said:
“I will make more money than King Solomon in the Bible. I am working towards that and with his grace, I will.”
“You can’t afford to be laid back, I’m not saying you should be aggressive without a purpose but I’m saying there are ways to be aggressive positively and I can tell you that you have to make that move, put yourself forward and be ready to face all hurdles,”
Eugene Arhin, the Director of Communications at the Presidency has apologized for the lifted part of President Nana Akufo-Addo inaugural speech that wasn’t acknowledged.
Part of his inaugural speech made at the swearing-in on January 7, 2017, was lifted from a 1993 speech by President Bill Clinton of the United States, while another part was also lifted from a speech another US president John F. Kennedy made in 1961. Read more
Senior Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly and former running mate to President Buhari in the 2011 general election, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Sunday had his annual state of the nation speech where he said that it is time for President Buhari to demonstrate leadership and lead Nigeria aright.
He charged President Buhari to re-shuffle his cabinet and ensure that the right people with their expertise are placed in the right places. Read more