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Nigeria violence adds to pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari

Ex-general’s bid for re-election threatened by Boko Haram militants that he promised to destroy When armed militiamen killed dozens in an attack on an isolated village in northern Nigeria this month, it was seen as a sign of rising levels of violence across Africa’s most populous nation, not least because it was the third attack that week with a death …

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Nigeria’s Number 1 Tourist Buhari comes first in the elevation of mediocrity

The handlers of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently in London for, depending on who you ask, a “meeting” with his doctor or a “medical review”, have outdone themselves in the celebration of mediocrity.  The Presidency tweeted yesterday: Are these people expecting Buhari to be given a medal for these meaningless and costly foreign junkets?  They probably think Nigerians are …

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Lies, damned lies and the “technical” lies of Buhari’s propagandists

First, they claimed that Boko Haram were “technically defeated” just before Christmas in 2015.  Before the ink was dry on the newspaper headlines, the militants continued their mass murdering exploits.  According to the BBC, the terrorists killed more Nigerians in 2016 than they did in the preceding year. Now, Garba Shehu, one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s spin-doctors has come with …

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Nigerians praise, pan and poke fun at their president’s meeting with Trump

While Americans are busy dissecting the Michelle Wolf monologue at the White House Correspondents’ dinner, Nigerians (and experts on Nigeria) are busy expressing themselves about Monday’s meeting with President Trump and their president Muhammadu Buhari. It’s the first time Trump has met with a sub-Saharan African leader. Here’s a roundup of responses, from interviews with Nigerians and other commenters and from Twitter. …

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Trump issues stark warning to Buhari: “We can’t allow the murdering of Christians to happen” in Nigeria

US president Donald Trump triggered a major diplomatic incident today when he dispensed of all traditional niceties that go with meetings of Heads of State to go for the jugular in an Oval Office meeting with Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari and address the endless spate of killings in his country. Trump said he was concerned about religious violence in Nigeria, …

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IPOB planning a “warm welcome” for Buhari in Washington

US-based members of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are planning a “very warm welcome” for President Muhammadu Buhari when he arrives in Washington this weekend for a meeting with US president Donald Trump. Buhari is scheduled to meet Trump on 30 April and the Nigerian ruler plans to fly out tomorrow (the 28th).  A Washington-based IPOB source has …

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US State Dept Human Rights Practices Rept on Nigeria

On Friday, the US State Department published its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (The Human Rights Reports) for 2017.  The State Department states that: “These reports are required by U.S. law and are used by a variety of actors, including the U.S. Congress, the Executive branch, and the Judicial branch as a factual resource for decision making in matters ranging …

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Buhari can help Trump answer this question

US President Donald Trump said today as their military launched air strikes against Syria: “I also have a message tonight for the two governments most responsible for supporting equipping and financing the criminal Assad regime. To Iran and to Russia, I ask: what kind of a nation wants to to be associated with a mass murder of innocent men, women and children?” …

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