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50-year old Kenya man, Albert Mwangi committed the heinous act last week in his home, Kiamumbi Estate along Kamitti Road, leaving a shocking letter to his children that revealed details of his troubled marriage.

Albert, killed his wife, wrote a suicide note to his children and later committed suicide by hanging himself Tuesday on May 21.

In a suicide note dated May 21, addressed to his four children and pastor, Albert described his wife Milcah Mwangi as ‘Jezebel’ claiming she had been threatening, tormenting and insulting him and that she hated him.

The couple was found dead May 21 which was the exact date on the letter

“We leave you in the hands of God. We have gone to be with the Lord,” said Albert in his suicide note.

Albert is believed to have struck his wife to death with a blunt object before ingesting a poisonous substance and hanging himself.

The Couple is reported to have had a prolonged domestic dispute but have been painting image of a rocky marriage for years.

Albert accused his wife of colluding with her brother to destroy his life and kill him.

The bodies of the couple were moved to Kenyatta University Hospital Morgue.

The burial is coming up next week in Kanyema, Murang’a Country.

The Confederation of African Football has suspended an Egyptian referee, Gehad Grisha after controversy in the first-leg of the African Champions League final, where hosts Wydad Casablanca were denied a penalty and had a goal disallowed.

The move came after the Moroccan Football Federation lodged a complaint against Grisha’s decisions during a Friday match pitting Wydad against Esperance Tunis.

Grisha ruled out a goal for the hosts, Wydada Casablanca and denied them a penalty after VAR replays.

“The referee’s committee of the Confederation of Football has decided to suspend Grisha for a period of six months due to his poor performance,” the CAF said in a statement on Tuesday, May 28.

The first leg of the CAF Champions League Final in Rabat ended in a 1-1 draw.

The return match is scheduled to be held on May 31, in the stadium of Rades in Tunis.

Grisha was referee during the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Four-year-old twin, Kehinde Ogundairo, lost her life when a three-storey building collapses at Agarawu Street on Lagos Island, Monday night.

A two-year-old, Basit Raji and her grandmother, Silifatu Raji were also injured in the incident.

According to reports, the building has been marked for demolition by the Lagos state government.

It collapsed on another building, a five-room bungalow located behind it at about 10pm, when the occupants were sleeping.

The area has since been condoned off by officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LABCA)

The late Kehinde’s twin brother died three years ago, and Basit is receiving treatment at Massey Children’s Hospital on Lagos Island. She is said to have been injured in her eyes and chest as a result of dust, sand and loud sound from the collapsed building.

Basit’s mother is late. Her grandmother, Raji, also has a shock from the sound of the collapsed building. She was also rushed to the hospital and was discharge on Tuesday May, 28.

Mother of the late Kehinde, Iyabo Adeosun, said though they have been instructed to leave the building, they could not because they do not have money to get another accommodation.

“I heard a sound like it wanted to rain and I saw the building coming down, I was carrying Basit on my back hand, she was like finding it uncomfortable, breathing hard and shaking; fear gripped me and it was like something struck me, I did not know what to do, we were rushed to the hospital. I was discharged shortly Tuesday afternoon, I went to see Basit, she is in the ward undergoing treatment,” Raji said.

The aged woman begged the government to help her, saying she has nowhere to get money for another accommodation.

A Kenyan woman has been arrested by the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for trying to smuggle 6.5 kilograms of Cocaine into Nigeria through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Monday, May 27.

The 33-year-old Angela Wirimu, a single mother of two was arrested on arrival from South Africa aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight to Abuja.

The agency’s spokesperson, Mr. Jonah Achema, said in a statement on Monday May 27 that some of the illicit substance was concealed in the false bottom of a travelling bag, which also contained two wrapped parcels of the same illicit drug she carried as handbag luggage.

Warimu said in her statement that, she is a modelling expert and a trader in clothes and cosmetics who shuttles between Kenya and South Africa.

According to her, a friend in South Africa approached her to assist an unknown person to deliver a briefcase containing wears in Nigeria, which was brought to her at the Airport through an errand boy.

“She was to deliver the consignment to the husband of the sender who was to meet her at the NAIA, Abuja.

“She claimed to be on her second trip to Nigeria to procure home-made body beauty products and local fabrics for her enterprise called La Model in South Africa and Kenya.

“She denied being under any financial inducement but confessed that her daughter was suffering from acute Leukemia which put her under financial pressure,”Achema said.

According to the NDLEA Commander, NAIA, the seizure is the biggest cocaine shipment in recent times made by the Command.

The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad on Wednesday, May 29, in Abuja, swore in President Mohammadu Buhari and his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo for a second term in office.

Meanwhile, the poor state of the economy and security concerns continue to plague his administration.

Buhari was on February 27, declared the winner of February 23 Presidential Elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The Returning officer for the 2019 Presidential Election, Pro. Mahmood Yakubu, declared Buhari, the candidate of All Progressive Congress who has 15,191,847 votes to defeat the country’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar of People’s Democratic Party, who had 11,262,978 votes.

Buhari was first inaugurated as President of Nigeria on May 29, 2015, making it first time in Nigeria’s history that an opposition candidate was taking over from an incumbent President.

The 2019 Presidential Inauguration, which was held at the Eagles Square, was heralded by colourful military parade, which received the service chiefs, CJN, Vice President and President as they arrived.

Their wives, Aisha Buhari and Dolapo Osinbajo respectively, accompanied Buhari and Osinbajo to the event.

Immediately after the swearing-in, there was the lowering, hoisting of National, Defense flags, and 21 gun salutes.

Afterwards, the president inspected the Guard of Honour and acknowledged cheers from the guests.

The event attracted former and serving governors.

Others were service chiefs, members of the diplomatic corps, member of the Federal Executive, Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Head of Civil Service of the Federation and captains of industry.

Adams oshiomhole, the National Chairman of All progressive Congress and other party Chieftains were also present.

Buhari signs after taking Oath of office.

18-year-old Nigerian, Daniel Obaji, a biology major emerges the youngest ever graduate of New York University Abu Dahbi.

Daniel will be starting his PhD in New York this September focusing on Computational Biology, which is a combination of Computer Studies and Biology.

The gifted biology student will be receiving his honours at a ceremony filled with students many years his senior on Monday.

Daniel moved to Adu Dhabi from Nigeria to pursue his studies when he was 15, being the youngest in the class is nothing new to this bright teenager as he is set to pack his bag again to begin the latest leg of his academic career at the New York University in the United States.

Daniel admits it took him time to get used to being the talk of the campus, but now he has experience that belies his youth.

“People having that image of me was difficult to deal with. It was hard to come across as being anything more than just the youngest person on campus,” said Daniel.

Daniel started school at the age of two in Edo, Southern part of Nigeria.

“I started schooling very early at the age of two because my mother was going to nursing school. At the same time, she admitted me in school”

“I was in kindergarten in the same class with my sister who was four years old” I skipped a few grades and soon became used to being the youngest person in my class. “I had a three to four-year head start on everyone else.”

In fourth grade, his school wanted him to skip a grade due to his academic progress but he did not have the height requirements.

“At the age of 11, I went to a paramilitary boarding school where everyone had to figure out how to survive and no one cared about how old you were”

Daniel encountered the same challenges every fresh man faces/

“When I reached NYU Abu Dhabi, I was worried about the same thing that everybody worries about – like saying goodbye to my friends, figuring out housing and classes.”

“As long as you put your mind in something and put in effort, you will get the result that you want.”

Daniels mother, who works as a community health worker in Edo, Nigeria, was full of joy when he was accepted at NYU Abu Dhabi. He faces so many challenges at such a young age with cutting through various red tape, including visa applications, posing a problem.

Daniels experiences will help him in the future as he looks forward to a new adventure in America.

A Colombian, Jairo Vargas, was busted by his wife while he was with another woman at a motel in Caribbean Coastal City of Barranquilla, Colombia.

According to local Colombian news outlets, Vargas begged for forgiveness immediately and his wife said she would give him a second chance on the condition that he stripped naked on top of her SUV to be paraded for everyone to see.

The wife, whose name is unknown, chose the sunny afternoon of May 15 to bring traffic to a halt on busy Murrillo Avenue as motorist stopped and recorded the humiliating scene.

The Colombian National Police eventually called to restore order by arresting Vargas and issuing him a summons for causing public nuisance on a street.

Sokoto State Police has arrested a teacher, Murtala Mode after series of confession from his students that he had severally raped them at their Almajiri school in Arkilla.

The victims, ages 4 to 15, accused the teacher of collecting money from gay clients and forcefully asking them to submit themselves to sexual acts.

Murtala, the gay teacher said that God destined the act to happen. He admitted to the police to having carnal knowledge of only three minors in the school but six pupils said he’s had forceful sexual intercourse with them.

The six victims are now under the custody of Save The Child Initiative Sokoto. They are also being provided for by the Muslim Association of Nigeria, MULAN, Sokoto.

PRESIDENT BUHARI SIGNING 2018 BUDGET

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari in preparation for his inauguration on Wednesday, May 29 for a second term in office signs the 2019 Appropriation Bill to law on Monday, May 27.

Among the witnesses of the event holding at the State House, Abuja are the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara.

The signing of the budget is among one of the series of activities the President will carry out today.

Last month, the Senate and the Lower House unanimously raised the budget from N8.826trillion to N8.916trillion.

The amount approved by the National Assembly is N90billion higher than the 8.826trillion President Buhari laid before the lawmakers in December 2018.

Before the harmonization of the government, the House of Representative had approved N8.906trillion while the Senate passed N8.916trillion.

The National Assembly also increased the deficit budget by Buhari from N1.86trillion to N1.908trillion. The passage of the budget came after the consideration and adoption of the report submitted by National Assembly Committee on Appropriations.

A student of the Federal Polytechnic Oko in Anambra State, popularly known as Mr. HOD, allegedly committed suicide few days ago.

According to reports by his classmates, the father of the alleged died when he was still in secondary school.

Two nights ago, he drank sniper and called his friends on phone to tell them that he was going on a journey of no return. Before they came to his lodge to know why he said that, he had already drank half of the sniper.

He gave up before they were able to get him to a near-by hospital.

Nobody knows why he decided to take his own life.

26-year-old Lagos girl, Adewura Latifat Bello who went missing on May, 15 in Lagos has been found dead in a canal.

On the day she was found missing, Adewura left the office around 6pm with a colleague who dropped her off at Medical road, opposite Ikeja bus terminal to get a bus.

The last information her family heard about her was that her phone was tracked to Badagri.

According to reports, Adewura, an old accounting graduate of the University of Lagos was heading home in Egbeda, she was not seen since then, until her corpse was found on Sunday May, 27, 11 days after declared missing.

The family raised an alarm on social media and a public search began for the deceased.

According to her Cousin, Twitter user-@officiallBmax, who broke the news, he said Wura’s body was found in a canal.

On the day Adewura went missing, it was reported that she boarded a bike in the downpour to hasting her journey home, on getting to a flooded road, the motorcyclist was reportedly warned by the onlookers to wait for a better visibility, but he ignored them and attempted to ride through the flood.

They ended up being swept away by the flood but the motorcyclist survived and was immediately apprehended and handed over to the police by the onlookers.

Adewura was unlucky as she was swept into a canal through a wide-open manhole.

300 Level Medical Student of Niger Delta University (NDU) – Uzakah Timi Ebiweni, has allegedly committed suicide in Bayelsa State.

Friends and family members have been left in a shock after hearing this bad news, it was gathered that Ebiweni took the decision to end it all, after failing his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) examination. About 50 student, out of the 169 who sat for the Bachelor exam failed.

Ebiweni and 21 others failed beyond the level that they could be placed on academic probation for another academic year, so they had to be withdrawn.

According to reports, Ebiweni took plunge into a river close to the university campus, Amassoma located in the Southern Ijaw area council of the state after news that he was part of 22 students shortlisted to be withdrawn from the college came out.

It is a general practice that every Medical Student, pass the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) examination before progressing to the next level of academic pursuit.  In their usual practice, they do not break the news to the student until they are invited for counselling.

Ebinewi was counselled and informed about the fact that he will be withdrawn from college, on that day, he accepted the decision of the college in good fate and left.

Only for the University to hear afterwards that Ebinewi too his dear life.

His body has however been recovered and deposited at the Sabageri Mortuary.

Nigeria president, Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Super Falcons for putting up an excellent performance winning the 2019 WAFU Women’s Cup Championship with an unstoppable record throughout the tournament.

 Buhari in a congratulatory message in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Sunday May 19 commends the Falcons for their fighting spirit and resplendent skills evidenced in teamwork, discipline and focus, which enable them to defeat the Ivorian Dame Elephantes at the finals of the championship.

Buhari extolled all officials and management of the team, led by Thomas Dennerby for their sacrifice, commitment and diligence in winning the championship.

Buhari urges the officials and players to stay focused as the team prepares for the forthcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup in France to unleash the same zeal that won the WAFU Women’s Cup Champions.

Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Captain Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu as the new Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)

Yadudu is to take over from the formal Managing Director Engr. Saleh Dunoma, according to a statement made by the Deputy Director of Press and Public Affairs, Ministry of Transportation (Aviation) Mr. James Odaudu, Buhari approved the removal of Dunoma on May., 20.

Dunoma who was the Director of Business Management in FAAN, was appointed in 2014, during the tenure of Former President Goodluck Jonathan as an acting Managing Director.

In 2017, his appointment was confirmed by Buhari, with the confirmation in 2017, his tenure was supposed to end in 2022 but he was sacked barely two years into his tenure.

Dunoma who was the president of Airport Council International – Africa (ACI-I) in Nigeria may loose the position due to his removal.

Oduadu stated that Yadudu is an International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Airport Council International (ACI) accredited in International Airport Professional.

Yadudu also holds professional certification in Avionics, Airport Safety Management Systems, Airport Security Management and Air Transport System Management amongst others.

The Central Bank of Zimbabwe secured $500m loan from unspecified international Bank to ease dollar crunch.

Reserved Bank of Zimbabwe Governor – John Mangudya, said in his statement in Harare, March 16, that the loan is to ease  dollar crunch that had brought fuel and medicine shortage in Zimbabwe.

Mangudya said that the Central Bank would start to access the funds from Monday, 20th to meet the forex payment requirements of business and individuals which is expected to go a long way to stabilize the exchange rates and prices of goods and services in the economy.

As Zimbabwe tries to resuscitate a currency, trading system implemented In February that has been plagued by the lack of liquidity. Dollars have been scarce on the official market, where U.S dollar fetches 3.4 RTGS dollars, compared to 6.3 RTGS dollars in the black market.

The new currency lost 26 percent of its value on the black market in the past week but it is only 3.6 percent weaker on the official market.

Zimbabwe has not received funding from international lenders such as the IMF and World Bank since it defaulted on a loan repayment in 1999.

Zimbabwe has since relied on the Africa Export and Import Bank (Afreximbank) for foreign loans by mortgaging future gold export earnings.

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Botswana government has re-introduced elephant hunting, citing growing conflict between humans and the animals, which at times destroy crops.

The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, in his statement referred to elephants as predators and their numbers appear to have increased. He said a subcommittee found that conflicts between humans and elephants have risen, harming livestock and the livelihood of Botswana people.

Botswana has up to 130,000 elephants, the world’s largest population.

This decision may likely trigger an angry reaction from conservationist, who believe the move is political.

The lifting of ban could as well damage the country’s international reputation for conservation and affect its revenues from tourism, the second largest source of foreign income after diamond mining.

In May, Botswana’s newly elected president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, made international headlines for giving three African leaders stool made of elephant feet.

In June, Masisi requested a review of the ban on hunting elephants imposed by his predecessor Ian Khama in 2014, his study group recommended “regular but limited elephant cunning’ in addition to establishing elephant meat canning for pet food and other products. Among other conclusions, it recommended the government expand Botswana’s safari hunting industry.

On Thursday May 23, the government accepted all recommendations except the regular culling of elephants and the establishment of meat canning; it was rejected because culling is not considered as acceptable, given the overall continental status of elephants.

The government said, a more suitable method such as selective cropping should be employed.

The Supreme Court on Friday, May 24, nullifies All Progressive Congress (APC) votes in the 2019 election in Zamfara State.

The five-member panel of justices, in the Supreme Court on Friday 24, nullified all votes cast for the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2019 elections in Zamfara State.

In the court’s ruling, given by Justice Paul Adamu Galinji, the panel stated that, the APC in the state did not carry out primaries according to the party regulations.

Galinji described all votes cast for APC as wasted votes and declared that the political parties with the second highest votes in the polls be made winner.

The Apex Court ruled against the appeal by the APC and ordered a fine on N10 million against the party.

Although, the APC’s gubernatorial candidate was earlier declared winner of the elections, the PDP’s governorship candidate, who emerged second in the polls can now be declared as the governor elect in the state.

The decision of the Court of Appeal affected all candidates of the APC in the elective position of the 2019 general election.

South African has reelected President Cyrill Ramphosa who was inaugurated May, 25 at Loftus Versfold Stadium in Pretoria.

Ramphosa in his speech as the President of South Africa touches many issues that resonate with to South Africans, these include poverty, equality and need for South Africa to work with other Africans.

Ramphosa committed South Africa to realizing the African Union vision of unity continent, he reaffirms his determination to work with other African Country across the continent to realise the African Union’s Vision of Agenda 2063, to build the Africa that we all want, to forge a free trade area that stretches from Cape Town to Cairo, bringing growth and opportunity to all African Countries.

Ramphosa said a lot has changed for the people of the country since that glorious morning on which Nelson Mandela was sworn in as the first president of a democratic South Africa.

He acknowledged the challenged faced by the people of the country and expressed his belief that they can be solved, he also said he is looking forward to a country that is free from corruption, for companies that generate social value and propel human development, for elected officials and public servants who faithfully serve no other cause than that of the public.

Ramphosa expresses his desire for a better South Africa, he praised the people of South African for remaining hopeful in the face of the challenges faced by the country” Despite our differences, despite a past of conflict and division, despite the bitterness and the fierce political contestation among 48 political parties in recent months, we share the same hopes and fears, the same anxieties and aspirations. South Africans want action and not just words and promises”

Ramphosa in his statement promised to end poverty, illiteracy and unemployment. He further said, he desire a society where the rich share with the poor, a society where all persons can meet their basic needs. A society where every person, regardless of race or sex or circumstance, may experience the fundamental necessities of a decent and dignified life, he said every schoolchild will be able to read and every person who wants to work will have a reasonable opportunity to find employment.

The president also calls for an end to dominion that men claim over women, the denial of opportunity, the abuse and violence, the neglect and disregard of each person’s equal right. Let us build a truly non-racial society, one that belongs to all South Africans and in which all South Africans belong, Let us build a society that protects and values those who are vulnerable and who for too long have been rendered marginal; Ramphosa said

Ramphosa also thanked African leaders for choosing to Celebrate Africa day with South Africans. Africa Day, which was established by African Union (AU) on May 25 1963, is celebrated on the continent and internationally.

On Tuesday May 14th, Nigerian gospel singer Michael Arowosaiye committed suicide at his Sunnyvale estate residence, Lokogomo District, Abuja.

While the reasons for the suicide are yet to be confirmed a suicide note was reportedly found. He allegedly hung himself with his belt.

Different reports have suggested that money, rent and/or relationship issues might have lead to the reasons behind the suicide.

More details to come.