The President and his household | Inside Stuff
By Guardian Exclusive
20 June 2020 | 12:58 pm
Today, in ‘Inside Stuff,’ multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, is asking questions about Aso Villa under President Muhammadu Buhari's leadership. The Villa was disturbed with gunshots after an officer refuses to go into isolation after visiting his wife who has just delivered in Lagos.
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Chinese private investment in Uganda is growing while Westerners are losing appetite to put money to work in the country, President Yoweri Museveni told Reuters, pledging to step up efforts to tackle corruption which has made slow progress. Museveni, in power since 1986 and one of Africa's longest-serving leaders, said Uganda was working to sign a number of deals with Chinese private sector lenders in sectors from agro- and fertilizer-processing, minerals processing or textiles.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's wife, Carrie, has given birth to a baby girl, his office said.
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