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Gunmen attack convoy of Nigeria’s President Buhari

– – A convoy of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s team has been attacked by gunmen in Katsina, his home state in the north. The convoy had gone ahead of the president’s trip to his Daura hometown to celebrate the Eid-ul-Adha Muslim festival this weekend when the attackers opened fire on them. A statement issued by the presidency said the attackers… Read More
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Nigeria probes beheading of army couple

– – Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari has ordered for an investigation into the murder of a military couple. The couple was killed over the weekend while heading to Imo state for their traditional wedding. Reports say the attackers made a video of the incident and circulated it online. Buhari said he was shocked to learn that a military officer and… Read More
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Nigeria probes beheading of army couple

– – Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari has ordered for an investigation into the murder of a military couple. The couple was killed over the weekend while heading to Imo state for their traditional wedding. Reports say the attackers made a video of the incident and circulated it online. Buhari said he was shocked to learn that a military officer and… Read More
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Nigeria’s President Buhari orders lifting of ban on Twitter

– – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has announced that the ban on social media giant Twitter can now be lifted. In a speech on Friday to mark Nigeria’s 61st independence day celebration, President Buhari said he had directed that the ban on the operations of Twitter, in Nigeria be lifted conditionally. That condition includes meeting demands from the Nigerian government… Read More
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Nigeria’s President Buhari travels to UK for ‘medical check-up’

– – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to the UK on Tuesday for a “routine medical check-up”, according to his office. His spokesman Femi Adesina said in a statement that Mr. Buhari “proceeds to London, the United Kingdom, Tuesday March 30, 2021, for a routine medical check-up.” “The president meets with security chiefs first in the morning, after which… Read More
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Nigeria: Hundreds of pupils missing after gun attack

– – Hundreds of Nigerian students are reported missing after gunmen attacked the Government Science Secondary School. Over 800 students were in the school when the gunmen arrived on motorbikes and started shooting indiscriminately in the north western part of Nigeria. The Nigerian military has announced that it had exchanged fire with the gunmen after locating their hideout in a forest. There… Read More
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Nigeria: Lawmakers summon Buhari over rice farm massacre

– – Nigerian lawmakers have summoned the country’s President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent killing of some farmers in north-east Borno State. At least 43 people were believed to have been killed with their bodies recovered on a rice farm, an attack reportedly carried out by Boko Haram. Lawmakers have been debating the issue and described is as urgent national… Read More
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EndSARS: Nigeria’s Buhari urges calm as probe into brutalities begin

– – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is calling for calm as a probe begins into police abuses in the commercial hub of Lagos. The probe is being handled by the judicial panel and is a key demand of the End SARS protesters who want prosecution of police officers indicted of abuse. They are also demanding prosecution of victims of police brutalities or… Read More
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Nigeria: At least 69 killed in anti-police brutality protests

– – The Nigerian presidency has said that at least sixty-nine people have been killed so far across the country in protests against police brutality. A spokesman for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was quoted by the BBC as saying that those killed include eleven police officers and seven soldiers. On Tuesday at least twelve protesters were killed when soldiers opened… Read More
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EndSARS: Nigerians not impressed with President Buhari’s speech

– – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday addressed citizens in a televised broadcast 48 hours after soldiers opened fire on protesters at Lekki tollgate in Lagos state. At least twelve people were killed in Tuesday’s incident which sparked outrage globally. President Buhari said he wasn’t happy with the loss of lives noting that “I am indeed deeply pained that… Read More