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No, adverts on London buses are not calling for Nigeria’s Bukola Saraki to be jailed

15 March 2019 Videos which claim to show adverts on London buses calling for the imprisonment of Nigeria’s departing Senate president Bukola Saraki have together racked up more than 130,000 views on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. But the videos have been digitally altered to add the advertising, and London’s transport authority confirmed that no such advertisements are running on …

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‘Dictatorship’ row in Nigeria after top judge suspended

25 January 2019 Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday suspended the country’s top judge just weeks from elections, triggering condemnation from opposition parties who accused him of “an act of dictatorship” and mounting “a judicial coup”. The former military ruler, 76, is seeking re-election at polls on February 16, against a backdrop of mounting concern about vote-buying and violence. Chief …

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President Buhari is frankly a disappointment – Congressman Chris Smith

14 December 2018 Rep. Chris Smith (Republican-New Jersey’s 4th District), Chairman of the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organisations, spoke yesterday  a Subcommittee hearing he chaired on “Nigeria At a Crossroads: The Upcoming Election”. Watch his remarks below: Excerpts from his remarks are reproduced below: “Nigeria today is clearly …

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Ahead of Nigeria’s election, opposition weaponises soldier deaths

24 November 2018 Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers have been killed in recent months by Islamist militants who the president vowed to defeat when voted into power in 2015 – and the bloodshed has become a useful weapon for opponents aiming to topple him in coming elections. Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has been largely silent about the fighting in the northeast as, …

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