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NIGERIA: Is it Obasanjo versus Buhari?

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria’s former president Olusegun Obasanjo has called on the country’s current leader Muhammadu Buhari not to seek a second term of office, in wide-ranging criticisms that could hit his support should he decide to stand. (FULL TEXT OF STATEMENT BOTTOM) Obasanjo’s outspoken comments come against …

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Buhari re-election talk ‘a distraction’: Nigerian govt

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria’s government on Wednesday hit back at claims that President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure had been a failure but refused to say if he would seek re-election. Former president Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday called for Buhari to step down as he had a poor grasp of economics, …

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Nigeria’s president heads north in election hint

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday made his first trip as Nigerian president to a key state, in the latest sign of his return to the national stage after months of illness and treatment abroad. The 74-year-old’s two-day visit to Kano, northern Nigeria’s largest city and capital of …

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Nigeria’s president urged to free ailing Shiite leader

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria’s government was on Thursday urged to order the release of a pro-Iranian Shiite Muslim group leader, who has been in custody for nearly two years since clashes with soldiers. Ibrahim Zakzaky, who heads the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, and his wife should be freed “on …

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Trump says friends going to Africa to ‘get rich’

New York, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump hailed Africa’s business potential Wednesday, telling several leaders of African nations he has many friends going there to “get rich.” At a lunch with the leaders amid the UN General Assembly, Trump mused about the vast continent’s opportunities and …

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MUSEVENI: People who talk about identity are Africa’s enemies

Abuja, Nigeria | PPU |  Africa must work for prosperity through integration but more importantly, dedicate resources to ensuring strategic security, President Yoweri Museveni has said. President Museveni was speaking as a special guest at the National Defence College of Nigeria in Abuja during the inauguration of the institution’s 26th class on Friday. …

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President Museveni, First Lady Janet in Nigeria

Abuja, Nigeria | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni and First Lady Janet Museveni are in Abuja on a visit to Nigeria. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari held a Friday afternoon meeting with visiting Uganda President Museveni hours after Janet Museveni was hosted by Aisha Buhari. According to Infoafriq.com, Aisha Buhari spoke glowingly of Janet …

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Minister says Nigeria’s Buhari vowed to serve just one term

Kano, Nigeria | AFP |  A Nigerian minister has promised to quit if President Muhammadu Buhari decides to seek re-election, claiming the ailing leader had earlier vowed to serve only one term. Women’s affairs minister Aisha Alhassan said she would back former vice-president Atiku Abubakar for the presidency at the …

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