Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian president warns protestors

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari spoke to the nation about the unrest that has gripped the country in recent days without making any mention of the deadly shooting of peaceful protesters that prompted international outrage. Buhari called on Nigerians to stop demonstrating and engage with the government in a short televised[…]

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Deadly stampede in Deadly stampede in Buhari rally days before Nigeria elections days before Nigeria elections

Several people have been killed in a stampede at a rally in support of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s candidacy days before the country’s presidential and legislative elections, his office has said. The incident on Tuesday took place in Port Harcourt, a southern city in the Niger Delta oil-production heartland. Buhari’s[…]

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Buhari praises Jonathan in landmark Nigeria poll

Nigerian election winner Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan for peacefully relinquishing power, a day after becoming the first Nigerian politician to unseat a sitting leader at the ballot box. “President Jonathan was a worthy opponent and I extend the hand of fellowship to him,” Buhari told journalists[…]

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Former Nigerian dictator leads in election

Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari had a commanding lead in Nigeria’s bitterly contested presidential election, according to a partial vote count Tuesday, and appeared set to oust President Goodluck Jonathan. If Buhari wins and Jonathan steps down, it would mark the first time in Nigeria’s history that an opposition party[…]

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