Free water, Shithole, Kanu Nwankwo: Your Friday briefing

Football star Didier Drogba opens first school in Ivory Coast

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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 explosion occurred at about 5:05 p.m., Abdulkadir Ibrahim, a spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said in a statement.

“Emergency Response Team (ERT) from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Borno State Emergency Management Agency (BOSEMA) and Red Cross have responded to a suicide bombing incident which occurred around Muna Garage along Mafa Dikwa road in Maiduguri Borno state.

'Free water for poor' scheme being chartedIn an exclusive interview with the ‘Daily News’, a senior official, Mr Kiula Kingu, said the offer would be availed to unprivileged residents close to DAWASCO water sources.

“The offer will start in this financial year by encouraging residents in areas where DAWASCO sources are currently located and many others yet to receive the sources to apply for the offer by sending the requests DAWASCO,” he said, stressing that the offer was strictly for those who were genuinely unable to afford bills for water connection.

Kenyan artist back to school after 10 years
President Uhuru Kenyatta and singer Fancy Chepkorir. Photo: Nairobi News

Ms Fancy Cherotich, whose stage name is Marion, composed a song in praise of Jubilee Party which hit the airwaves during electioneering period.

She will now join Isinya Adult Education Centre to pursue secondary education after nominated MP Gideon Keter offered to pay fees and personal expenses through her four years in high school.

The mother of four who dropped out in Form Two due to lack of fees, could not hide her joy saying she had gotten a second chance in life.

Paris fashion week: off-White keeps it business casual

The autumn menswear shows in Paris began this week with shock and hype: shock that Kim Jones was stepping down as men’s artistic director at Louis Vuitton, and hype generated by Off-White fashion house, which caused a near-ruckus of bumbags outside the Pompidou Centre on Wednesday morning.

Ebba Kalondo, AU Commission spokesperson, told news agencies on 12 January that she was ‘frankly alarmed’ by Trump’s vulgar remarks – allegedly referring to Haiti and African countries as ‘s**thole countries’. She said Trump’s statements were ‘particularly surprising’ since ‘the US remains a global example of how migration gave birth to a nation built on strong values of diversity and opportunity’.

Kanu Nwankwo laments seizure of his properties by AMCON
Kanu Nwankwo. Photo: Guardian Nigeria

In a statement by the ex-international footballer and made availble to LEADERSHIP, he said it is no longer news that his property which is known as Herdly Apartments located at Victoria Island Lagos has been put under temporary possession of AMCON on account of purported indebtedness which remains unproven Since November 2015 till date.


Buhari departs for medical treatment 5

It will be a quick way to push ourselves into abyss if we continue to pretend that what is happening is not out of Buhari’s control, may be we can attribute that to his gross incompetency and uselessness, but Buhari’s government has been hijacked by cabals out of his control and he is really helpless – hence the silent over rapid killings across the country without any action from the government and the continued show of shame taking place in the government house every day.

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