Nigeria’s President Buhari returns from UK

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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, 76, has returned home after a 10-day private visit to the UK, confounding critics who claimed he had gone for medical reasons and would stay longer, presidential spokesman Femi Adenisa has said. Muhammadu Buhari “Some reckless online media, irresponsible political opposition, and other bilious groups and individuals, had gone on overdrive since the President left the country on April 25, insinuating that he was going for hospitalisation, and would not return after 10 days as stated,” Mr Adenisa said in a statement. “Now that the President…

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Nigeria ‘uninhabitable’ for young people

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The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja has warned Nigeria’s leaders are making the country “uninhabitable”, causing young people to migrate illegally to Europe. Cardinal John Onaiyekan Cardinal John Onaiyekan said that if he were the president he would resign. He criticised officials for focusing only on their own lives – building mansions and travelling the world. The 75-year-old cleric said he felt ashamed when he saw trafficked Nigerian women soliciting on the streets of Rome and other Italian cities. Cardinal Onaiyekan was speaking to the media ahead of a church gathering to…

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Buhari’s relative kidnapped in Nigeria

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On May 2, 2019 9,088 0 Police say gunmen have kidnapped a traditional ruler in Daura who is distantly related to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari. Muhammadu Buhari Musa Umar was seized on Wednesday evening from in front of his house by abductors who fired shots into the air, Katsina state Police Spokesman Gambo Isa told the BBC’s Nasidi Adamu Yahya. Local police say one officer who was injured in a confrontation with the kidnappers is receiving treatment at a local hospital. Mr Umar is a distant relative by marriage of…

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Saudi frees Nigerian held in drug-trafficking case

On Apr 30, 2019 15,466 0 By Halima Umar | BBC Hausa |  Nigeria’s government has secured the release of Zainab Aliyu, an undergraduate who was arrested in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug trafficking. Zainab Aliyu (C) pictured with Nigerian officials in Jeddah shortly after her release from prison An assistant to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has just tweeted the announcement using the popular hashtag #FreeZeinab. On Monday, President Buhari had ordered the attorney general to intervene in the matter. Related Articles The news comes as hundreds of her fellow…

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Buhari travels to UK on “private visit”

On Apr 25, 2019 18,790 0 Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is travelling to the UK on a “private visit”, the presidency’s Twitter account says. Muhammadu Buhari No reason for the trip was given but Mr Buhari, who won re-election in February, has been beset by ill health since taking office in 2015. A State House statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said; “Further to the official visit by President Muhammadu Buhari to Lagos Wednesday where he commissioned a number of projects executed by…

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Nigeria’s Buhari wins re-election as opposition vows court battle

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Muhammadu Buhari was on Wednesday re-elected Nigeria’s president after a delayed poll that angered voters and raised political temperatures, but the opposition immediately vowed to challenge the “sham” result in court. It’s the second victory at the ballot box for resident Muhammadu Buhari, a one-time military ruler who was first elected in 2015 to lead Africa’s most-populous nation (Picture by AFP / Luis TATO) It was the second victory at the ballot box for Buhari, a one-time military ruler who was first elected in 2015 to lead Africa’s most-populous nation…

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Nigeria election 2019: Counting under way

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Ballots are being counted in Nigeria’s closely fought general election, although voting was extended to a second day on Sunday in some areas. Nigerians are anxious to find out the name of their new president Due to logistical problems and some cases of violence, polls have been put back to a later date in other areas. President Muhammadu Buhari, 76, is seeking a second term. His main challenger is former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, 72. The election had been due last week but was delayed at the last minute. Related Articles…

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Buhari promises a safe Nigeria election as security will be ‘adequate’

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday urged Nigerians “to go out and vote”, promising that there would be adequate security for Saturday’s postponed election that pits him in a tight race with businessman Atiku Abubakar. President Muhammadu Buhari The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced a week’s delay to voting in the early hours of last Saturday, just as some of Nigeria’s 72.8 million eligible voters were preparing to go to polling stations. In a televised morning address on the eve of the vote, Buhari asked Nigerians to “cast aside doubt…

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Nigeria militants threaten to cripple economy if Buhari re-elected

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 Buhari later made a televised address promising that the government would ensuring a free, fair and peaceful vote, without making any reference to the Avengers’ statement. His spokesmen did not immediately respond to requests for comment.   Attacks in the Niger Delta in 2016 cut Nigeria’s crude output from a peak of 2.2 million barrels per day (mbpd) to near 1 mbpd – the lowest level seen in Africa’s biggest economy in at least 30 years.   That, combined with low oil prices, pushed the OPEC member state into its…

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Nigeria stampede: Deaths at Buhari rally in Port Harcourt

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On Feb 13, 2019 17,762 1 A number of people have been killed and injured in a stampede at a campaign rally for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, local officials say. Tens of thousands of people attended the rally at Port Harcourt’s stadium The incident happened at a stadium in the southern city of Port Harcourt when the crowd surged towards a gate after President Buhari’s speech. Nigeria holds an election on Saturday in which Mr Buhari is running for his second term. Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is seen as Mr…

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