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[…]
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[…]
When Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari took office three years ago, eradicating the“mindless, godless” militants of Boko Haram and rescuing the hundreds of women and children they held captive was one of the main pledges in his inaugural address. Another mass abduction of schoolgirls in the dusty and remote northeast has[…]
Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari is preparing to formally take over as Nigeria’s elected head of state following his election victory in March 28 elections. Buhari will attend a swearing-in ceremony in Abuja, the capital, on Friday after becoming the first Nigerian to oust a sitting president through the ballot box.[…]
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[…]
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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