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USAfrica: Buhari to address Nigerians on Monday, following return from London





Special to USAfrica (Houston) • @USAfricaLIVE  •  @Chido247

Nigeria’s President retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari will address Nigerians on Monday morning, following his return earlier today from medical treatment in London since May 7, 2017.

The USAfrica News Index of May 15-August 15, 2017 show that non-disclosure to Nigerians about the nature of his illness and complicated by his prolonged absence led many activists, some members of the clergy and a few political leaders demanding for him to either return or resign.

Members of his APC party scoffed at the demand rather arguing that Buhari who is in his late 70s and served as military dictator from 1984 to 1986, will be their flag bearer in 2019.

Buhari first flew to London for treatment of what his media aides said was a persistent “ear infection in 2016. Early in 2017, specifically January, February into early March, he was in London.
One of senior special assistants  in the Buhari presidency informed that “our President will work a very light schedule until he recovers fully.”

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  1. Stanley Chinedu

    September 6, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    lol No the Tyrant is back with veangeance & deep rooted hatred & King size grudge against our people; one tenth of wisdom is being wise on time.. I weep for my people… for what he will do us any ear that hears it will tingle lol. Now only God will protect us oh

  2. Sam Arinze Okibeike

    August 20, 2017 at 7:18 am

    …..possibly to officially resign as president and return for medical treatment…#ourmumudondo



USAfrica: Novelist Chimamanda reveals she was sexually assaulted at 17



Special to USAfrica [Houston] •   @Chido247

Award-winning novelist and author of Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has revealed that she was sexually assaulted at the age of 17 by “a big man” in the media in Lagos, Nigeria.
She was born on September 15, 1977 in Enugu. She revealed this during an address at the 2018 Stockholm Forum for Gender Equality. 

Chimamanda recalled how she had taken a book of poems she wrote to a “big man in the media” so he could support her in publicizing that work but the yet undisclosed man sexually assaulted her he slipped his hand under her shirt and bra, then squeezed her breast. “I was so taken aback that I did nothing for seconds”, she said. Then, I pushed his hand away, but gently, nicely, because I didn’t want to offend him.

“Later that day, I broke into a rash on my chest, my neck, my face, as though my body were recoiling, as though my body were saying what my lips had not said.”

“I felt a deep loathing for that man and for what he did. I felt as if I didn’t matter, as if my body existed merely as a thing to be done with as he wanted. Yet, I told no one about it. And I kept talking to him, being polite, hoping he will help with my book.”

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#USAfrica #BrkNews: Barbara Bush has died at their home in Houston



Barbara Bush, first lady from 1989–1993 during the presidency of her husband, George H. W. Bush, has died at their home in Houston. She was 92; and the mother of George W Bush

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World SOCCER SHOWDOWN: South Africa backs Morocco; U.S under pressure



Special to USAfrica [Houston]  •  •  @Chido247  @USAfricalive

“It is an old myth that Africa doesn’t have the capacity, and naysayers should stop using the political argument. Africa hosted the best Fifa World Cup ever and with good support, Morocco can emulate South Africa,” said the SAFA president Jordaan.

Johannesburg – South Africa Football Association (SAFA) president Danny Jordaan has promised Morocco that South Africa will give its unqualified support to secure another World Cup on the African continent in 2026.

Morocco is vying to stage the world’s biggest football prize against a joint bid by Canada, Mexico and the U.S.

The Moroccan delegation comprises ex-Senegal and Liverpool striker El Hadji Diouf and former Cameroonian goalkeeper Joseph-Antoine Bell.

Jordaan said it would be great for Africa to have a second bite of the World Cup cherry, adding Morocco’s bid was Africa’s bid.

Jordaan assured Morocco that he would personally lobby for the Council for Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) and the rest of the continent to rally behind the Moroccans.

In his remarks, Antoine Bell said Morocco had all the ingredients to host another spectacular World Cup.

“South Africa showed the way and I am confident Morocco will follow suit. The country has international standards, from the stadiums to top infrastructure. Morocco can compete with the best in the world,” he said.

By giving Morocco its support, South Africa’s voice would make all the difference on the continent, Bell said.

“When South Africa talks on the continent, the rest of the continent listens hence it is vital for South Africa to support Morocco. South Africa has the experience and Morocco will use this experience to win the 2016 bid,” added Bell. African News Agency

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