[This Day] Maiduguri -Barely a week after heavily armed Boko Haram fighters entered Maiduguri, with suicide bombers in their company, killing nine people in Jiddari Polo and High Court areas, four suicide bombers have again attacked two villages in Borno State.
[Guardian] Katsina -President Muhammad Buhari yesterday evening arrived Katsina State for a private visit to his hometown, Daura, ahead of today’s All Progressives Congress (APC) ward congress.
[Nation] Politician and multi-party crusader Kenneth Matiba, whose body will be cremated on Friday, joins a list of prominent Kenyans who have opted out of the traditional burial ceremonies.
[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE Elections Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba told legislators this Thursday that the poll agency is ready for elections despite having a $50 million funding shortfall.
[Deutsche Welle] A perfect storm of external events and domestic mismanagement has brought Namibia to its knees. The government cannot even afford to feed its army and the president has stopped using his private jet.
[Daily Trust] The recent announcement by former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar that he has quit the APC, and suspicions that he wants to join the PDP to bid to become the party’s flag bearer in the 2019 presidential election, has led to his critics hurling phrases like ‘serial contestant’ and ‘political prostitute’ at him and his politics.
[IPS] Rome -Politicians are so busy fighting for their jobs, they hardly seem to notice that they risk going out of business. Democracy is on the wane, yet the problem is nowhere in Parliaments. Common to all is a progressive loss of vision, of long term planning and solutions, with politics used just for power.
[New Zimbabwe] Marondera -Government ministers, Tabitha Kanengoni-Malinga and Edgar Mbwembwe, have been dragged to the High Court by two white farmers seeking protection after the politicians ordered them off their properties.
[Nation] Nairobi has been named as one of the leading regional destinations for companies establishing international headquarters.
[News24Wire] Business magnate Patrice Motsepe said despite politicians’ overpowering influence in the status quo, the future of the country is in the hands of its ordinary people.