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Nigerian Man buries father in brand new BMW

Nigerian man buries father in brand new BMW

NIGERIAN MAN BURIES FATHER IN BRAND NEW BMW

Gives a new meaning to ‘underground car park’

Published 13 June 2018 – By James Allen

A RECENTLY deceased man in Nigeria has been buried in an unusual alternative to a conventional coffin: a brand new BMW X5.

Claimed to have cost 32m Naira (roughly £66,310 at current exchange rates), the BMW X5 burial car was allegedly part of a promise made by the man’s son. According to reports, the wealthy Nigerian had pledged to one day buy a brand new car for his father —

with the BMW burial car being his way of honouring that vow.        Continue reading

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Ghana’s autistic models turn heads and win awards – BBC News

Ghana’s autistic models turn heads and win awards – BBC News

These autistic teenage girls have become successful models in Ghana, where they have won awards and been made brand ambassadors for a water company in Ghana.

The BBC went to see Yacoba Tete-Marmon, Nana Ohenewaa Kuffour and Maame Bema Baffour Awuah strut their stuff……. SEE VIDEO ON LINK BELOW    Continue reading

This Woman Makes Amazing Sculptures With Her Hair As A Mode Of Self-Expression

“It’s really important to allow yourself to express what’s inside you.”

                                                      It’s hard not to love this.

This is totally worthy of a hair flip.

 Laetitia KY, a 21-year-old from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, has recently made waves on Instagram with her hair-raising hairstyles.
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Ghana Launches its First Satellite from International Space Station

Nigerian officials row over ‘plastic rice’ – BBC News

Nigerian officials row over ‘plastic rice’

 Nigeria’s food safety agency has denied claims by the health minister that it has cleared the reported “plastic” rice.

A senior official at the National Agency For Food and Drugs (Nafdac) said the minister’s Twitter statement “is not their position”.

Health Minister Isaac Adewole had tweeted that tests by the agency found “no evidence” of plastic material.

About 2.5 tonnes of the “plastic” rice has been confiscated.

Rice is Nigeria’s staple food and it is a tradition for people to give bags of rice as a gift during the Christmas period.

Africa Live: More on this and other stories

Lagos customs chief Haruna Mamudu said on Wednesday the fake rice was intended to be sold during the festive season but has not commented on the health minister’s statement.

The official at Nafdac told the BBC’s Stephanie Hegarty that the tests were still ongoing:

“We are not done with comprehensive tests. We are still in the laboratory. We haven’t concluded analysis and it is not something we can conclude in two days.”

“We are yet to conclude the chemical and biological analysis,” he added.

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For-profit education – The $1-a-week school

For-profit education – The $1-a-week school

EducationPrivate schools are booming in poor countries. Governments should either help them or get out of their way

Aug 1st 2015 | The Economist

ACROSS the highway from the lawns of Nairobi’s Muthaiga Country Club is Mathare, a slum that stretches as far as the eye can see. Although Mathare has virtually no services like paved streets or sanitation, it has a sizeable and growing number of classrooms. Not because of the state—the slum’s half-million people have just four public schools—but because the private sector has moved in. Mathare boasts 120 private schools.

This pattern is repeated across Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The failure of the state to provide children with a decent education is leading to a burgeoning of private places, which can cost as little as $1 a week (see article). Continue reading

Buhari secures historic election victory in Nigeria

Eddy Grant – Hello Africa

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Buhari secures historic election victory in Nigeria

Election commission declares victory for former military ruler, Muhammadu Buhari, over incumbent Goodluck Jonathan.
01 Apr 2015 04:03 GMT | Politics, Africa

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The 72-year-old Buhari built an early lead in northern state [AP]

Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first Nigerian to defeat a sitting president through the ballot box, putting him in charge of Africa’s most populous nation and its biggest economy.
Al Jazeera’s Yvonne Ndege, reporting from the capital Abuja, said Buhari was declared the winner after he gained 2.7 million more votes than his rival, incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan.

Our correspondent said that Buhari managed to secure more than 25 percent of votes in 24 states, ruling out a run-off vote.  Continue reading