Nigeria's ex-central bank governor, Lamido Sanusi, has been officially confirmed as Emir of Kano in a coronation ceremony in the northern state.
The coronation on Saturday attracted high-profile personalities and former presidents of Nigeria, but there were no representatives of the current government.
Former South African President, Mr. Thabo Mbeki has won the 2014 edition of the Obafemi Awolowo Prize for Leadership. It was the second edition of the Prize instituted by Obafemi Awolowo Foundation organized to serve as custodian of of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s intellectual and leadership legacy.
•Pretoria threatens to arrest them on return home
Nigeria and South Africa may be heading towards a fresh diplomatic row after about 100 South African ‘private military experts’ arrived Abuja to train Nigerian soldiers on how to confront the Boko Haram terrorism.