Gichuhi
A stroke of luck has handed a Kenyan born woman a seat in the Australian Senate after a special recount ordered by a court declared her the winner of a contested battle to represent the state of South Australia. Lucy Gichuhi, who moved to Australia in 1999 and acquired citizenship in 2001, had lost to Senator Bob Day during the...
President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has offered to pay back $23m (£15m) taxpayer money he used to install a swimming pool, chicken enclosure and amphitheatre at his sprawling homestead in a poverty-stricken area of rural South Africa, UK Telegraph reports. The Presidency said in a statement issued late on Tuesday night that Zuma had proposed that the chief auditor...
South Africa
Two Nigerians have been shot dead in South Africa, the association of Nigerians living in that country – The Nigeria Union in South Africa – said yesterday. According to the organisation, the Nigerians both of them from Anambra State, were killed in the Western Cape Province. Chairman of the Union‘s chapter in the province Mr. Mike Ibitoye  told the News Agency of...
french
After the scandal that brought out the dirty secrets of most French politicians, and the subsequent declaration of interest by Emmanuel Macron to become the President of France, the man who fell in love and married his high school teacher, has won the French Presidential election. Three projections, issued within minutes of polling stations closing at 8 p.m. (2 p.m....
Congo
The Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured Nigerians of adequate surveillance at the nation’s airports following the outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, saying that at least one person had been confirmed dead due...
Prime Minister Theresa May has signed the letter that will formally begin the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union. Giving official notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, it will be delivered to European Council president, Donald Tusk later. In a statement in the Commons, the prime minister will then tell MPs this marks “the moment for the country...
embassy
The Nigerian Embassy in Washington is open and fully operational, acting ambassador, Hakeem Balogun, has said. “The embassy works as normal; as we’re talking now, I’m still at the office working. So it is not correct for anybody to say that the embassy is shut down; there was nothing like that." “But there was a sit-in by some local staff who...
Kaweesi
Ugandan Police Spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi, has been shot dead. This was after his convoy was attacked by gunmen near his home at Kulambiro in the outskirts of Kampala. According to a government official, Kaweesi, who is also the Assistant Inspector General of Police, was killed alongside his two bodyguards and his driver as they left his home for work in...
plane crash
Plane crash on Tuesday killed six people in eastern Zimbabwe near the border with Mozambique, a state-owned newspaper. The Herald newspaper said the Mozambican-registered eight-seater plane crashed into the Vumba mountains near the Mozambican boarder, with witnesses blaming bad weather. Four of the people were directors of a Mozambican company that has operations in Zimbabwe, while the two crew members were...
Buratai
The Chief of Army Staff, Nigerian Army, Lt General TY Buratai has been conferred with the Brazilian Military Order of Merit Award, at Brasilia, Brazil. Lt General Buratai who arrived Brasilia in a rousing welcome was honoured with the Highest Military award in Brazil, an award given to military officers that have distinguished themselves in various military endeavours. Lieutenant General Buratai...

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