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Armed Men Attack Mali Interim President, Goita

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…Goitan Doing ‘Very Well’ After Stabbing Attack

Two armed men, including one who wielded a knife, attacked Mali’s interim president Assimi Goita on Tuesday in the great mosque in the capital Bamako, an AFP journalist saw.

The attack took place during prayers for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha.

Goita has since been taken from the scene, according to the journalist, who said it was not immediately clear whether he had been wounded.

Religious Affairs Minister Mamadou Kone told AFP that a man had “tried to kill the president with a knife” but was apprehended.

Latus Toure, the director of the Great Mosque, said an attacker had lunged for the president but wounded someone else.

Mali has been struggling to contain a jihadist insurgency that first emerged in the north of the country in 2012, and has since spread to Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.

Thousands of soldiers and civilians have been killed and hundreds of thousands have fled their homes.

The conflict has also been mirrored by political instability in the capital.

Colonel Goita led a coup last August, ousting elected President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita after weeks of mass protests over corruption and the long-running jihadist conflict.

In May, he ousted a transitional government that had been entrusted with the task of leading the country back to civilian rule in February 2022.

He was then named transitional president but has pledged to keep to the goal of returning to civilian government.

Meanwhile, Goita announced on national television that he is doing “very well” following an attempt on his life in the capital Bamako on Tuesday.

“That’s part of being a leader, there are always malcontents,” he said in a statement broadcast on state channel ORTM. “There are people who at any time may want to try things to cause instability”.

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BBNaija: “I Would Like To Have Sex With Nengi, Vee”, Pere Reveals

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Big Brother Naija, BBNaija, Season 6 housemate, Pere Egbi has revealed that he’ll like to have a threesome with Nengi and Vee.

The housemates played a game of questions and answers.

Cross, who spearheaded the game, asked Pere ex-housemates he’ll like to have a threesome with; responding, Pere said that he would like to have a threesome with Nengi and Vee.

He also asked Angel for her celebrity crush.

Angel disclosed that her celebrity crush is the 60-year-old actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, RMD.

The game was played on Thursday night after Nini reappeared to the house following her secret task.

Nengi and Vee were housemates of the BBNaija Season 5 show. They were both friends in the house and even outside the house.

Vee is currently dating Neo one of the housemates and Nengi on the other hand is known as the love interest of Ozo.

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Singer, Jason Derulo Splits From Girlfriend Jena Frumes 4 Months After Welcoming First Child

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American singer, Jason Derulo and his girlfriend, model Jena Frumes have split.

Derulo, 32, announced on Thursday September 23, that he and Jena have broken up just a day after they celebrated their birthdays and four months after welcoming their first child together, son Jason King.

“Jena and I have decided to part ways,” Derulo tweeted. “She is an amazing mother but we feel being apart at this time will allow us to be the best versions of ourselves and the best parents we could be.”

“Pls respect our privacy in this time,” he ended his note.

The former couple, who both started dating in March 2020, celebrated their birthdays in Aspen, Colorado just a day prior, with Frumes sharing a sweet post for the singer.

“Blessed to share the same day of birth with my lover. You are the most handsome, hardworking, talented, silly, loving human ever,” the model wrote about Derulo on Wednesday. “You truly make me whole and I’m so grateful for the love we share. You and our mini make me the happiest girl in the world and I can’t wait to make more memories with you guys.”

“I know I’m a tough cookie but you make me soft and accept me for who I am and I’m forever grateful for that ” she continued. “Cheers to another year! I love you so much, forever “

Frumes has since deleted the post, but has kept up other photos with the “Swalla” singer on her Instagram.

The former couple welcomed Jason King on May 8, but decided to keep his face private online.

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Why I Left Chelsea Last Summer – Emerson

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Lyon defender, Emerson Palmieri, has explained why he left Chelsea to join Peter Bosz’s side.

Emerson said he decided to leave Chelsea for Lyon because he had no space to feature for the Premier League giants under the Blues manager, Thomas Tuchel.

Emerson left Chelsea in the summer transfer window for the French Ligue 1 side on a season-long loan.

Speaking to Gazetta dello Sport, Emerson revealed why he left west London.

He said, “I decided to leave Chelsea as I had no space.

“Roberto Mancini [Italy manager] told me: you need to play, you have to be a starter. OL [Lyon] proposed an interesting project and I accepted in two or three days.

“I am really happy with my choice.”

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