Boko Haram, Mushin, Sanusi – Your morning briefing

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Good morning, Here are yesterday’s top stories, and a look ahead – Click on any title to read the complete story.

The Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi ll, has dismissed reports that he allegedly squandered N6bn from the coffers of the emirate.

Speaking on Sunday at a press conference at his palace, through Walin Kano, Alhaji Mahe Bashir Wali, the Emir said he never inherited such an amount from the late Emir, Ado Bayero.

Nigeria Relay Team makes it to the for World Championships

The Nigerian ladies despite finishing empty-handed at the just concluded IAAF World Relays in Bahamas booked a place in London by the virtue of making it to the final of the Women 4x400m event where they finished seventh just ahead of France who finished last in the race.

The Nigerian quartet of Patience Okon-George, Ugonna Ndu, Jennifer Adaeze Edobi and Margret Bamgbose posted a time of 3:32.94.


A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization said Monday, with 360,000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020.

The injectable vaccine RTS,S could provide limited protection against a disease that killed 429,000 people worldwide in 2015, with 92 percent of victims in Africa and two-thirds of them children under five.

You know what it’s like. You’re waiting for the bus on your way to work and inevitably, you’re late. Enter Singapore’s Smart Nation solution, which aims to merge technology into every aspect of life on the small island.

That includes some bus stops, which under this plan will now have interactive maps and wi-fi connectivity – even e-books and a swing. This is all an attempt to make the journeys of Singapore’s commuters more enjoyable and efficient.


If you look at how important the bus system is to public transport here, it makes sense. With almost four million daily rides, the bus network makes up the most significant part of Singapore’s transport network.

Nowhere is the scale of the project more evident than at the headquarters of the Land Transport Authority.

Have a great day!

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