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July 12, 2018 11:12 AM Nigerian President Buhari: ‘I am a slow reader’

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has given ammunition to critics who call him “Baba Go-slow” after admitting that he failed to sign a continental free-trade agreement because he is a “slow reader”. Mr Buhari said he intends to sign the agreement, reached by African leaders at a summit in Rwanda in March, soon. “In trying to guarantee employment 18

July 10, 2018 1:13 PM New Nigeria opposition alliance aims to defeat Buhari

Nigeria’s main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has formed an alliance with dozens of other parties in a bid to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in next year’s election. The coalition, including a faction of the governing party, plans to field a single candidate. Mr Buhari, whose first term has been blighted by ill health, says he will run in 2019. A similar 31

March 26, 2018 1:40 AM Nigeria Dapchi abductions: Schoolgirls finally home

More than 100 Nigerian schoolgirls, most of those recently kidnapped by Boko Haram, have gone home to their families, four days after being freed. The jihadist group abducted the girls from the town of Dapchi in February. After their release from captivity and a brief emotional meeting with their parents, the schoolgirls were flown to the capital to meet the president 25

March 22, 2018 6:15 PM Africa agrees deal for Continental Free Trade Area

The leaders of 44 African countries have signed a deal to create one of the world’s largest free trade blocs. The agreement was signed at a summit in the Rwandan capital, Kigali. It is hoped the deal will come into force within six months, and increase prosperity for 1.2 billion Africans. But 10 countries, including Nigeria, have refused to sign the deal, and it will need to be ratified 16

March 21, 2018 6:07 PM Kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirls freed in Nigeria

The majority of the 110 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by militants in the town of Dapchi last month have been returned, the government says. A presidential aide said 101 schoolgirls were dropped back in the town in the early hours of Wednesday. The government said the army allowed the militants through, so “lives were not lost”, but denied paying a ransom 20

October 4, 2017 1:34 AM Nigeria ex-first lady decries ‘witch-hunt’

I’m being probed for supporting my husband – Patience Jonathan Nigeria’s ex-First Lady Patience Jonathan has accused the government ‘s anti-corruption agency of conducting an “unjustified witch-hunt” against her. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was following a “sinister script to embarrass and browbeat” her, she said in a statement 51

September 14, 2017 1:56 PM Restructuring: Dagger In The Heart Of The Polity…

“Nothing in this world is as powerful as an idea whose time has come.” Restructuring, true federalism, resource control etc, all amount to me as quibbling with semantics. There is a meeting point in all of them. They all rest on the foundation that the existing Federal Republic of Nigeria and the 1999 Constitution on which it is based are unjust to a lot of us and cannot 55

August 29, 2017 6:00 AM SA minister attacks African leaders

SOUTH Africa’s Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi has lashed at African leaders who seek medical treatment outside the continent, describing the practice as a heavy drain on the countries’ health budgetary allocations. Motsoaledi made the remarks at the ongoing World Health Organisation (WHO) regional conference in Victoria Falls yesterday, where he urged 17

August 21, 2017 11:44 AM President Buhari Returns to Nigeria, Facing Serious Challenges

Much of Mr. Buhari’s short speech on Monday seemed directed at those rivals, some of whom engaged in a bloody civil war decades ago to create an independent republic of Biafra in the southeast. The president singled out foes who “have crossed our national red lines by daring to question our collective existence as a nation. This is a step too far.” “Nigeria’s 27

August 21, 2017 11:07 AM Nigerians upbeat over ailing president's return from London

Lagos - Nigerians on Sunday celebrated the return of President Muhammadu Buhari with thanksgiving services after his prolonged absence abroad for medical treatment, a period that stoked tension in a divided nation. Early morning services were held in churches across the vast west African country, including the seat of government, Aso Villa, in Abuja 27