Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Alhaji Abba Kyari, who has held posts at United Bank for Africa, Unilever, and Mobil, as his chief of staff. Unlike his recent predecessors, Kyari is not a politician. "Chief of staff might not appear as high profile as some of the top ministerial posts but is probably the key appointment in terms of defining an administration and how effectively it operates," said Antony Goldman, of Nigeria-focused PM Consulting.
The bodies of more than 70 dead migrants have been recovered from an abandoned truck found on an Austrian motorway, more than the initial estimate of between 20 and 50, the Austrian government said Friday. The number was confirmed to AFP by interior ministry spokesman Alexander Marakovits. No further details on the identities, ages or origin of the dead was available, but Austrian police in the eastern state of Burgenland were due to give a news conference at 11:00 am (0900 GMT).