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    Buhari missing at TIME 100 gala night

Buhari missing at TIME 100 gala night

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president-elect and – unsurprisingly – Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, were among the notable absentees from the gala night held in honour of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.The event, which is usually put together to celebrate those listed, held at Lincoln Centre in New York, on Tuesday.The TIME list of 100 most [...]

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    Suits challenging Buhari’s eligibility withdrawn

Suits challenging Buhari’s eligibility withdrawn

A federal high court in Abuja has terminated two of the three suits challenging the eligibility of Muhammadu Buhari, the president-elect, to contest the 2015 presidential election.Ademola Adeniyi, the presiding judge, struck out the suits after the plaintiffs informed him of their decision to withdraw the case.Chukwunweike Okafor and Max Ozoaka‎ had filed separate suits seeking the disqualification of Buhari [...]

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    Time to make more sacrifices for Nigeria, says Buhari

Time to make more sacrifices for Nigeria, says Buhari

The time has come for politicians to make more sacrifices and deliver on their promises to the electorate, President-elect Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday.Receiving  a delegation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) politicians from Kogi and Kwara states at the party’s presidential campaign headquarters in Abuja, Buhari appealed to his party faithful to restore security and confidence in the people [...]

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    Buhari lobbies for Adesina as ADB President

Buhari lobbies for Adesina as ADB President

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's president-elect, has requested the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to support the candidature of Akinwunmi Adesina as the next president of the African Development Bank (ADB).Buhari has communicated his backing of Adesina’s candidature to John Dramani Mahama, president of Ghana who doubles as current chairman of the ECOWAS.In a statement released in Abuja on Tuesday, Buhari [...]

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    Egypt president, Al-sisi, invites Buhari to Cairo

Egypt president, Al-sisi, invites Buhari to Cairo

President Abdel Fatah Al-sisi of Egypt has invited Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president-elect, to Cairo, capital of his country, to discuss issues relating to the interest of both countries.Alaa Youssef, spokesman of Al-sisi, said both leaders had a telephone conversation recently and that Al-sis congratulated Buhari on his victory during the presidential election.“President Al-sisis extended invitation to Gen. Muhammadu during a [...]

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    Jonathan not like Gbagbo, says Ouattara

Jonathan not like Gbagbo, says Ouattara

Alassane Ouattara, president of Cote d’Ivoire, has commended President Goodluck Jonathan for accepting the outcome of the March 28 election, saying that through the action, his Nigerian counterpart saved the country from a civil war.Recalling his experience when Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Ivory Coast, who refused to concede the 2010 election in his country, Ouattara said the action resulted [...]

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    Buhari: Nigerians in S’Africa should be cautious

Buhari: Nigerians in S’Africa should be cautious

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari says he is in full support of the steps taken so far by the Nigerian government to protect the country’s citizens from the wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. In a statement released in Abuja on Saturday, Buhari said that Nigeria’s head of mission in Pretoria had taken the right steps by advising the Nigerian community in [...]

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    Jonathan: Everyone must support Buhari

Jonathan: Everyone must support Buhari

President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to world leaders and international institutions to lend support to the incoming administration of Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president-elect.He also urged Nigerians to do their best in ensuring that Buhari succeeds in the uphill task of leading the country.Speaking with the new ambassadors of France, Senegal and Ethiopia, while they were presenting their letters of credence [...]

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    GMB, Shekau among TIME’s 100 most influential

GMB, Shekau among TIME’s 100 most influential

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president-elect, and Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, are among the Nigerians who made Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world.Other Nigerians in the list are Obiageli Ezekwesili, who was listed in the category of leaders alongside Buhari and Shekau, while Chimamanda Adichie, notable author, was in the category of artists.The [...]

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    Jonathan to hand over on May 28 – not May 29

Jonathan to hand over on May 28 – not May 29

President Goodluck Jonathan has fixed May 28 for handover to the new government of Muhammadu Buhari, rather than the conventional May 29.This was revealed by Patricia Akwashiki, the minister for information, who spoke to journalists at the end of Wednesday's edition of the weekly federal executive council meeting.Akwashiki said the president would hand over on May 28 at a dinner with Buhari and his [...]

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    Do the abducted Chibok girls know ‘Sai Baba’?

Do the abducted Chibok girls know ‘Sai Baba’?

Some don’t know it is Christmas, Sallah, or New Year. But they should count themselves lucky.After one year in the filthy and wretched hands of Boko Haram insurgents, a missing Chibok girl doesn’t just know it is Christmas.She doesn’t know Sai Baba!It’s horrifying to realise that the still-missing Chibok girls were abducted sometime around this period last year.Three-sixty five days since [...]

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    Sambisa won’t be Buhari’s problem, says Dasuki

Sambisa won’t be Buhari’s problem, says Dasuki

Sambo Dasuki, the national security adviser (NSA), is certain that security agencies would liberate Sambisa forest, Boko Haram's fortress, before May 29, 2015 when President Goodluck Jonathan would hand over to Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking with PR Nigeria, a media consultancy agency to Nigerian security outfits, Dasuki said all Boko Haram camps, save Sambisa, had fallen.“Right now, all Boko Haram camps, except Sambisa Forest, [...]

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    219 girls march in Abuja for 219 Chibok girls

219 girls march in Abuja for 219 Chibok girls

Two hundred and nineteen school children who are ambassadors of the #Bringbackourgirls (BBOG) group, representing the 219 schoolgirls in Boko Haram captivity, on Monday marched to the ministry of education in Abuja as part of activities to mark the first anniversary of the abduction.The sect kidnapped more than 200 girls from Government Girls Secondary School Chibok‎, Borno state, on April [...]

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    Soyinka: Buhari must bring back Chibok girls

Soyinka: Buhari must bring back Chibok girls

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has called on Muhammadu Buhari, the president-elect, to rescue the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, by Boko Haram one year ago.Speaking at the one-year commemoration of the abduction organised by Women Arise for Change Initiative, the professor of literature, said the humanity as a whole must rise against terror in [...]

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    Buhari visits his Katsina farm

Buhari visits his Katsina farm

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president-elect, visited his farm at Daura, his hometown in Katsina state, on Tuesday.Accompanied by a few aides, Buhari was spotted at the cow section, looking on with admiration.Prior to his election, little or nothing was known about his private investment. At a point, the directorate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) even taunted him that he could he not [...]

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    Jonathan’s ally, Clark, ready to work with Buhari

Jonathan’s ally, Clark, ready to work with Buhari

Edwin Clark, former minister of information and staunch supporter of President Goodluck Jonathan, has congratulated Muhammadu Buhari over his victory at the March 28 presidential election, pledging to work with him.Commending Jonathan for conceding defeat, Clark observed that through that action, the president has put to shame those who felt the country would cease to exist after the election.“I congratulate [...]

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