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Nigeria: Tribunal affirms Buhari’s presidential poll victory

The presidential election victory of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been affirmed by the presidential election tribunal. The Tribunal sitting in Abuja affirmed President Buhari’s victory in the February 23 presidential election. The five-man tribunal headed by Justice Garba Mohammed delivered the judgement on Wednesday after months of hearings. Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party rejected the outcome of the presidential election in February and filed a challenge at the tribunal. Abubakar claimed in his challenge that the election was marred by irregularities. He mentioned among others over-voting in…

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Nigeria recalls it’s ambassador to South Africa over attacks

Nigeria has recalled its High Commissioner to South Africa as it reacts diplomatically to the attacks on its nationals. Ambassador Kabiru Bala, according to local media reporting was recalled, forcing him to also pull out of the World Economic Summit taking place in Cape Town this week. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Nigeria has demanded for “full compensation for the loss of life and property of Nigerians affected by the xenophobic attack”. It’s not only Nigeria that has decided to pull out of the World Economic Summit. Earlier, the…

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Why Nigeria’s Buhari is restricting food imports

There have been several interpretations to the order from Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari to the country’s central bank to halt the funding of food imports. Some analysts have said the order has implications for the independence of the central bank of Nigeria. But the Nigerian government said the move it meant to boost consumption of locally produced food. Nigeria is Africa’s biggest economy and is the continent’s top oil producer. But it relies on crude sales for around 90% of it foreign exchange. The country however wants to reduce the…

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Nigerians speak out on Twitter via #ThisIsNotMyNigeria

Nigerians have been speaking out about their country and what they consider inappropriate happenings as they demand reforms. On Twitter, many of them have been using the hashtag #ThisIsNotMyNigeria to express their views. Concerns have been raised on a wide range of issues including governance and national cohesion. Nigerians using the hashtag are demanding for a change to how issues in Nigeria are handled by the government as well. The hashtag has been trending at number one the whole of Friday. #ThisIsNotMyNigeria Please, if you’re among the 5 million people…

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Liberia: Weah honors Buhari with national award

Liberia’s President George Weah has conferred the country’s highest national honors on Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari. President Buhari was in Liberia as Special Guest of Honor at the country’s 172nd Independence Anniversary on Friday. Buhari’s media aide Garba Shehu said in a statement that his boss received “The Grand Cordon of the Knighthood of Venerable Order of the Pioneers.” “The award is presented by the government for outstanding and distinguished service in international affairs, government, religion, art, science and commerce. “It is also for singular acts of philanthropy and deeds…

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U.S. imposes visa restrictions on Nigerian officials

The United States government on Tuesday announced that it has imposed visa restrictions on some Nigerian officials. The U.S. Department of state said the visa restrictions affect Nigerians officials alleged to have been involved in attempts to rig the 2019 presidential and local elections. These individuals whose names were not mentioned were deemed according to the US to have undermined democracy in the elections. President Muhammadu Buhari won a second term in office in February this year, an election whose results are still being challenged in court by the losing…

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Nigeria: Too close to call, though turnout may tip the election towards Buhari

The Nigerian presidential elections pitting incumbent Muhammadu Buhari against former vice-president Atiku Abubakar remains close. What we know so far: Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken 3 states (Ekiti, Osun and Kwara) Atiku’s People Democratic Party (PDP) has taken the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Read the original article on Theafricareport.com : Nigeria – Too close to call, though turnout may tip the election towards Buhari | West Africa Follow us: @theafricareport on Twitter | theafricareport on Facebook. – The Africa Report – The two most high-profile casualties have been…

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