At 29, this man fooled Nigeria by using fake age and credentials to become an MP and then speaker in 1999

By the age of 36, Ibrahim Salisu Buhari had made history, rising to become the fourth most important person in Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria. Soon though, it would emerge that he was a fraud – a man who was not anything he said he was.   Nigeria, in 1999, was a country recovering from a long era of successive military regimes characterized by misrule and oppression. The country and its people sought new leadership that would be accountable to them. Salisu Buhari, a young businessman, emerged among the young…

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The 100th anniversary of the founding of the Detroit Stars of Negro League Baseball.

You are here: Home / News / The 100th anniversary of the founding of the Detroit Stars of Negro League Baseball. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) There are very few cities in America that are viewed as “black” as the city of Detroit, Michigan. Detroit is the most notable “black” city that doesn’t reside in the southern United States. There is a history of numerous black Detroiters who have achieved national recognition in various fields including art, technology, and music. The city known as “The Motor…

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Kenya:Safaricom reduces internet charges by 42 per cent

By Samuel Ouma | @journalist_27 Kenya’s leading telecommunication provider Safaricom has made some significant changes in its internet prices. The South Africa-based shareholder Vodacom has announced it has cut its data prices by 42 per cent due to stiff competition and regulatory pressures. The new changes aim at countering affordable offers from Airtel Kenya and Telkom Kenya. It is alleged a number of data users had ditched the leading telco to either Airtel or Telkom because of their cheap offers. The firm’s subscribers are set to spend lesser amounts in…

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Jill Biden Is Convinced People ‘Didn’t Buy’ Kamala Harris’ Holding Joe Biden Accountable For His Past

Joe Biden is still talking about his first debate for the Democratic primary. The most talked about moment was Sen. Kamala Harris holding the former Vice President accountable for his comments about segregationists and on bussing.  Now Dr. Jill Biden is speaking out and she is convinced the American people “didn’t buy it.” See Also: This Colin Kaepernick Retweet Says Everything You Need To Know About The NFL Players’ Anthem Grievance Jill Biden told Andrew Cuomo on CNN, “I think that they were looking at the past. I mean, the…

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Kenya: Gluttony Reloaded – Outrage Greets MPs’ Plot for Hefty Perks

Photo: Capital FM Kenyan civil society groups unleashed more than 10 pigs and poured jerrycans of blood outside Parliament as a symbolic gesture of the contempt they have for members of Parliament – labelled MPigs – for demanding higher pay in 2013. By Nation Team Outrage and disappointment greeted Tuesday’s Nation exposé of plans by Members of Parliament to reinstate and increase allowances that had been scrapped by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC). #BUREKABISA Civil society, religious, and consumer groups leaders termed the lawmakers’ move “insensitive, outrageous and ridiculous…

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Highlights Special Of The Forbes Africa Under 30 Meet-Up

We are committed to Africa.  Will you support us? Unlike many global publications, for nearly a decade we have been committed to showing a complete picture of Africa – not just a single story.  Offended by one sided coverage of wars, disasters and disease, the founders of Africa.com created a news site that provides a balanced view of Africa – current events, business, arts & culture, travel, fashion, sports, development, etc. If you are able to, please support Africa.com with as little as $1. It means a lot to us.…

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Nigeria: Inequality At Crisis Level in West African Countries – Oxfam

By Oladeinde Olawoyin The challenge of inequality is at crisis levels in Nigeria and other parts of West Africa, a new report by international development organisation, Oxfam, said on Tuesday. According to the Oxfam Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index , governments in West Africa are the least committed to reducing inequality on the continent. The report noted that while a small but growing number of people are becoming rich in the sub-region, the vast majority are denied the most essential elements of a dignified life, including quality education, healthcare…

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Africa: How A Sustainability Strategy Could Save The World

guest column By Hope Mwanake Over nine billion tons of plastic waste has been generated in the last five decades with less than 10% recycled globally. The rest pollutes the environment, adversely affecting our air, our water and our soil. The WHO lists heart disease, strokes, respiratory infections, cancer and tuberculosis among the leading causes of deaths globally. Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and obesity are all factors that contribute to these, but the biggest cause of these killers is far greater than our individual lifestyles. c; particularly reducing people’s ability…

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