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The case against Trump selling planes to Nigeria for war with Boko Haram

Some in Washington say that the sign of ‘goodwill’ between the two governments is really a vanity project for Nigeria. For a cool $600 million, Nigeria may become the proud owner of 12 Embraer A-29 Super Tucanos, light attack aircrafts equipped with “wing-mounted machine guns, weapons integration with advanced surveillance… precision-guided bombs, and even air-to-air missiles.” Nigeria has been trying to acquire …

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The pro-Biafran love affair with Trump faces a reality check

Possibly unknown to US President Donald Trump when he was a candidate for president, he had a near-religious following among many Igbos from Southeastern Nigeria who were in favour of their region seceding from the rest of the country as a new Republic of Biafra. The leader of the the main Biafran separatist movement, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), …

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Foreign Minister Onyeama slams Abike Dabiri-Erewa: “You don’t speak for Nigeria”

As Fela Kuti would have said “confusion break bone” on whether Nigerians should shelve plans to travel to the US on the back US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel to the US from a handful of Muslim-majority countries. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Nigerians in Diaspora, had yesterday issued a …

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Buhari is playing a sick joke on Nigerians and it’s not funny

Absentee President Muhammadu Buhari has been away from Nigeria since 19 January allegedly on a “medical vacation” in London.  He was due to return on 6 February, but cancelled his return claiming he needed to undergo further tests.  He neither revealed what the tests were for nor how long he needed to be away. This morning, the Presidency released a …

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US Senator Ben Cardin slams Buhari regime, urges Trump not to sell them weapons

Senator Ben Cardin of the Democratic Party, representing Maryland, said on the floor of the Senate on Thursday that the the appalling human rights record of the Nigerian military should deter the new Donald Trump administration from selling fighter planes to Nigeria. President Trump spoke to President Muhammadu Buhari on the phone on Monday last week and according to the White …

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Looks like Trump never invited Buhari to Washington

President Donald Trump spoke to Nigeria’s absentee President Muhammadu Buhari, who is in London allegedly on a “medical vacation”, on Monday afternoon. Buhari’s spokesman Femi Adesina rushed out a statement on the call on the same day.  It stated: “President Muhammadu Buhari this afternoon from London spoke to President Donald Trump on telephone at the request of the American President. …

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Time to slap a Trump-style travel ban on Buhari

US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel to the US from seven countries has kicked up a worldwide storm.  Following on from that decision, 1.3m people in the UK signed a petition asking the UK government to call off Trump’s state visit to the country because of his potential to cause embarrassment to their Queen.  It is now being …

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British MP accuses Buhari of reluctance to respond to violence against Christians

Jim Shannon, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MP for Strangford in Northern Ireland, said yesterday (25 January) in a parliamentary debate in Westminster that Buhari does not want to act in cases of violence against Christians in Nigeria. The debate was about UK relations with West African countries and Shannon said: “There have been small successes since Muhammadu Buhari became president …

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