Refugees packed into motorized canoes arrive in Ngouboua, Chad after fleeing previous violence in the Lake Chad and Sahel area. Credit: UNHCR/Aristophane Ngargoune

Buhari, Tanzania, Black Americans: your Tuesday evening briefing

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Refugees packed into motorized canoes arrive in Ngouboua, Chad after fleeing previous violence in the Lake Chad and Sahel area. Credit: UNHCR/Aristophane Ngargoune
Refugees packed into motorized canoes arrive in Ngouboua, Chad after fleeing previous violence in the Lake Chad and Sahel area. Credit: UNHCR/Aristophane Ngargoune

Buhari laments Covid-19 impact on Nigeria

President Buhari has said the country has no money to import food and urged farmers to get back to work to produce enough food for the country.

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“In any case, we don’t have any money to import food. So, we must produce what we are going to eat.” – President Muhammadu Buhari

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Slim and powerful laptop with excellent keyboard and trackpad is hindered by a few small flaws The 2020 MateBook X Pro takes a winning design and upgrades the chips to Intel’s latest for a powerful and surprisingly good-value machine. The new MateBook X Pro starts at £1,299, and fits a pretty large 13.9in screen in … Continue reading Huawei MateBook X Pro review: Windows 10’s MacBook Pro rival

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Almajiri kids, malaria, graduation gift: Your Wednesday evening briefing

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Ohanaeze Ndigbo has accused northern leaders of shifting their “burden” to other parts of the country by relocating almajiri kids from their states.

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Evening briefing: here’s top stories for Monday

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Building collapse in Nigeria leaves many injured

A building under construction at the Kano State University of Science and Technology (KUST), Wudil, collapsed on Monday, injuring many students and workers.


Democratic Alliance beats ANC in Johannesburg

South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has won the speaker’s post in the all-important Johannesburg metropolitan council, taking control of it for the first tume from the once-mighty African National Congress (ANC).

 A BBC reporter is tweeting from the city that the DA’s Vasco Da Gama beat the ANC’s Contance Bapela in a vote at the inaugural meeting of the council:.


Nigeria police block BBOG from entering Aso rock

Security agents on Monday blocked the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement from gaining access to the presidential villa, as part of their advocacy for the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls.

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Oby Ezekwesili, leader of the group, engaged a police officer who said he had orders not to allow the group gain access to the villa.


Kenyan police helicopter crashes in Nairobi

A private television station in Kenya is tweeting that a police helicopter has crashed at an airport in the capital, Nairobi:

 


Fall of oil prices is a blessing in disguise – Lai Mohammed

The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the fall in oil price in the country has been a blessing in disguise.

He made the remarks in Lagos on Sunday, August 21, at the launch of the television show, titled my African, a reality TV show.

The minister said it is time for Africans to explore the platform created by the ongoing digitization in broadcasting to tell their own story from different perspectives.

“The free fall of oil prices is a blessing in disguise as it is pushing and teaching us to harness all our natural and creative resources to build a new economy that will not be dependent on just natural resources.


PDP has lost confidence in INEC

Former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Uche Secondus says the party does not trust the revealed that the party does not trust the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a free and fair rerun elections in Rivers state.

Secondus made this known when he spoke with Daily Sun said INEC had turned itself into an appendage of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and could no longer guarantee transparent elections.

“This is a PDP state. We won all the seats in the elections that have been conducted, APC did not win any, of course they went to court, and the court cancelled some of the elections and called for a rerun.


Nigerian police ‘hunt for gay marriage organisers’

Police are looking for two people accused of organizing a gay marriage in the northern Nigerian city of Sokoto, a police spokesman has told the BBC. 

The owner of the house where the alleged ceremony took place has been arrested but the main suspects are still at large, the spokesman added. 

Homosexuality acts are illegal in Nigeria. 


Burundian gets courageous journalism award

A Burundian reporter has won an international award for courageous journalism

Burundi was hit by unrest after the president announced last year that he was seeking a third term
Burundi was hit by unrest after the president announced last year that he was seeking a third term. Photo: IBTimes

Eloge Willy Kaneza and his colleagues had  found “creative ways to push back on repression using online technologies,” organisers of the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism said in a statement. Read the story in full.

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