Obinwanne Okeke (InvictusObi) arrested for $12m fraud in the US

It has been reported that the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) has arrested ‘Forbes 100 Most Influential Young African’ Nigerian Obinwanne Okeke in the US for $12m wire fraud and internet/ computer crime.

Okeke is the Founder of Invictus Group. Under this company, Okeke has businesses in construction, real estate and energy based in South Africa, Nigeria and Zambia.

“Obinwanne Okeke (InvictusObi) arrested for $12m fraud in the US”

Nigeria Super Eagles recalls Kelechi Iheanacho for Ukraine friendly match in September

Nigeria Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has recalled Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho for Nigeria’s game against Ukraine on September 10th taking place in Dnipro. Iheanacho, 22 was overlooked when it came to the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

“Nigeria Super Eagles recalls Kelechi Iheanacho for Ukraine friendly match in September”

Winnie Byanyima is the new leader (executive director) of the UNAIDS

Winnie Byanyima who is the current head of the UK Oxfam charity, has revealed that she is leaving Oxfam to take a new role at the UNAIDS (United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS). According to the UNAIDS website, the ‘‘UNAIDS is leading the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals’’. In their welcome letter, they stated that ‘‘Ms Byanyima has more than 30 years of experience in political leadership, diplomacy and humanitarian engagement’’.  

“Winnie Byanyima is the new leader (executive director) of the UNAIDS”

Ebola now curable after new trial treatment cures Ebola symptoms in Congo

Dr Jean-Jacque Muyembe has announced a new proven Ebola cure with his team that has already cured 90% of Ebola patients whose symptoms were reported early. “From now on, we will no longer say that EVD (Ebola Virus Disease) is not curable,” Jean-Jacque Muyembe told reporters. He is the general director of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) federal medical research institute. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), ‘’The Ebola virus causes an acute, serious illness which is often fatal if untreated’.

“Ebola now curable after new trial treatment cures Ebola symptoms in Congo”

Natural Afro Hair Billboard campaign launched to challenge stereotypes in the work place against black people’s natural Afro Hair

There is an Afro hair billboard campaign that has been created with the aim to change the stereotypical views of black men and women’s natural afro hair. Lekia Lee is the founder of the ‘Project Embrace’ billboard campaign which was created due to the lack of diversity in beauty. The faces of black individuals from different careers will be advertised in shopping centres, restaurants and roadside billboards. According to the Project Embrace website, their ‘goal is to make afro textured hair more visible in the media as beautiful hair’.

“Natural Afro Hair Billboard campaign launched to challenge stereotypes in the work place against black people’s natural Afro Hair”

Nigerian Senator Elisha Abbo asks for forgiveness after public outcry due to slapping shop assistant

Nigerian Senator Elisha Abbo has asked forgiveness after video of him slapping a female shop aide in the funding city of Abuja emerged on the internet. This video went viral and has gained much exposure. In a video shared on his party’s (PDP) Twitter account, Abbo claimed he had learned from the incident as well as asked for mercy from the Senate, his family members and also residents that may have obviously been offended by his actions.

“Nigerian Senator Elisha Abbo asks for forgiveness after public outcry due to slapping shop assistant”

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian expecting 3rd Child by Surrogate Mother

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian expecting 3rd Child from a Surrogate Mother

40-year-old Rapper Kanye West who is married to famous reality TV star Kim Kardashian, aged 36 of ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ are reportedly expecting their 3rd child from a surrogate mother according to US Weekly. The couple’s first two children: ‘North’ their daughter (aged 4) and ‘Saint’ their son (19 months), were conceived naturally and were given birth by Kim herself.

“Kanye West and Kim Kardashian expecting 3rd Child by Surrogate Mother”