August 2, 2018

PHOTOS: Obasanjo Mocks Buhari, storms Bayelsa for Medical Check up, Reveals how much he paid

Chief Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo, the former President of Nigeria took time off his busy schedule to attend to his health. He visited Bayelsa Diagnostic Centre where he went through some medical checkup. According to him, “I paid N350,000 (about $1000) for all my medical procedures at the Bayelsa Diagnostic Centre. I would have paid between $20,000 and $25,000 for the same quality of service in the USA”. He used the opportunity to encourage Nigerians to patronize Nigerian hospitals. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to London today for holiday, according to a statement released by his media aides. [Read]

FOREIGN SCENE: Meet 40 – year old Newly Elected President of Zimbabwe, NELSON CHAMISA

#PHOTONEWS In his tailored suits and designer jewellery, Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa can work a crowd with all the drama of the Pentecostal preacher that he is.   At 40, he is nearly half the age of his main opponent Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took over as president after Robert Mugabe was forced from office in November. Mr Chamisa only became leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in February, following the death of Morgan Tsvangirai – the former union leader who founded the party in 1999 . bbc [Read]

BREAKING: Buhari embarks on 10-day London vacation, transfers power to Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari would proceed on another vacation tomorrow, the presidency has announced. Using the official Twitter handle, the presidency said the president would start the vacation in London from tomorrow, and has transferred power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. “President @MBuhari begins a 10-working-days holiday from August 3, 2018. ” In compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution, a letter has been transmitted to the President of the Senate, and the Speaker, House of Representatives to that effect. “While the President is on vacation, Vice President @ProfOsinbajo will be in acting capacity as President. ”President Buhari will be in London for the holiday,” it said. The trip [Read]