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US Congressman Chris Smith asks President Trump to sanction Nigerian officials that rig elections or sponsor violence in 2019

22 December 2018 Rep. Christopher Smith, from New Jersey and Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement with regard to presidential and national assembly elections to be held in Nigeria on February 16, 2019, and ongoing violence largely attributable to Fulani extremists: “I am very concerned by the current trajectory in Nigeria, Africa’s largest …

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Buhari is the laziest Nigerian president ever

9 December 2019 A source at the presidency has revealed how little President Muhammadu Buari does as he pretends to lead the country and seeks reelection in 2019. Speaking to Naijiant.com over the weekend, the source said that Buhari only spends an hour a day at work.  He doesn’t read any documents.  He also shows little interest in discussing any …

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Who’s faking who? Kanu or Buhari?

11 November 2018 Nnamdi Kanu, who claims he was sent by God to liberate the people of Biafra (southeast Nigeria) from Nigeria, was back on air on Radio Biafra this evening to “unmask the criminal at Aso Rock”, Nigeria’s presidential villa.  Kanu has been doing his shock jock thing on the station from Israel for the past few weeks and …

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Atiku asks Nigerians the “Ronald Reagan question”

9 November 2018 Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) tweeted late last night: The most important question in this election is ‘Are you better off today than you were 4 years ago?’ Are we richer or poorer? This is why our primary focus is on getting Nigeria working again. — Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) November 9, …

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Nigerian army posts Trump video to justify shooting Shiites

2 November 2018 Nigeria’s army on Friday posted a video of US President Donald Trump saying soldiers would shoot migrants throwing stones to justify opening fire on a Shiite group this week. “Please watch and make your deductions,” said the army in a post on its official Twitter account. In the video, Trump warns that soldiers deployed to the Mexican …

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The UK Guardian’s take on Buhari’s troubles

29 August 2018 As UK prime minister Theresa May is welcomed in Abuja today by President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria has come into focus for the British media.  The country’s Guardian newspaper takes a look at what’s on Buhari’s plate. Political intrigue swirls around Buhari as May arrives in Nigeria Nigeria’s president beset by health questions, defections and disillusioned voters It …

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Nigeria: Thousands living in fear as Zamfara armed bandits ramp up attacks

1 August 2018 • Armed bandits hold sway in rural parts of Zamfara state • At least 371 people killed since January and dozens of villages sacked Insecurity is escalating in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state, with daily killings and kidnappings by armed bandits leaving villagers in constant fear of attack, Amnesty International said today. Thousands of people have been displaced …

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Wole Soyinka offers hope for greater press freedom in Nigeria

24 June 2018 Nobel-Prize-winning author offers strong defence of free speech in address to Congress participants Nigerian Nobel Prize laureate Wole Soyinka expressed optimism about the future of press freedom in Nigeria during a special interview at the International Press Institute (IPI)’s 2018 World Congress in Abuja even as he warned against the danger of self-censorship. Pinning Nigeria’s current press freedom level …

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