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Kenyan police have arrested a suspected key member of an Islamist militant group that was plotting attacks similar to one in 2013 on the Westgate shopping mall that killed at least 67 people, authorities said on Tuesday. (Reuters)

The World Bank has committed the sum of $21 Million as grant to Kaduna State, in north-west Nigeria, to improve girl child education. The grant was announced on Tuesday by the World Bank’s Senior Education Specialist, Dr. Olatunde Adekola, and it was provided under the Nigerian Partnership for Education Project. (Channels TV)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday evening disclosed that over 56,000 Nigerians are currently taking refuge in neighbouring Cameroon because of the activities of the Boko Haram sect in the North Eastern part of the country. (Punch)

Afeni Shakur

Activist and philanthropist Afeni Shakur is dead at the age of 69. Marin County Sheriff Department officials tweeted last night (May 2) that officers reported to her Sausalito, California, home in response to a possible heart attack. They took her to a local hospital where she died at 10:28 p.m. PST. An autopsy will be conducted to determine exact cause of death. (Colorlines)

BizDev

There is anticipation and excitement in the air in Rwanda, as the country gears up to host the 26th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa from May 11-13. This is the first time a WEF summit is being held in Rwanda, so work is on at a feverish pace to deliver a world-class event, to be attended by some of Africa’s richest men and women. (CNBC Africa)

Arts & Culture

The Lagos State Government continued efforts to stimulate tourism and the promotion of the state when it celebrated International Jazz Day over the weekend by hosting a concert with some of Nigeria’s top stars. (CNBC Africa)


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