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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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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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