Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria's Buhari doesn't know if he will seek re-election -radio inter

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday he does not know if he will seek re-election in 2019.<p>Buhari said in a radio interview that the decision to run was personal and also for Nigerians too.<p>Reporting by Paul Carsten; Writing by Chijioke Ohuocha; Editing by Kevin …

Nigeria

Nigeria:Nigerians Divided On Impact of Buhari's Anti-Corruption War - Study

(Photo: Le Pays)Almost three years into the President Muhammadu Buhari's administration's avowed fight against corruption, Nigerians are divided …

Nigeria

The US is doubling down in Syria — but officials won't say why

• <b>The US-led coalition has set up a Kurdish-dominated "Border Security Force" in Syria.</b>• <b><br>The move has enraged Russia, Iran, the Syrian regime, and especially Turkey.</b>• <b><br>Spokespersons at the Pentagon and Operation Inherent Resolve have not yet been able to explain why it set up such a force.</b><p>The US-led …

U.S. Politics

Suicide Bombers Attack Market in Nigeria, Killing at Least 12

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — A double suicide bombing at a market in Nigeria’s northern city of Maiduguri killed at least 12 people and wounded 48 others on Wednesday, residents and an emergency official said.<p>Ibrahim Usman, a trader in the Muna Garage market, said the first bomber attacked inside the …

Nigeria

Nigerian militants threaten oil rig attacks within days

YENAGOA/LAGOS, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian militants threatened on Wednesday to attack off-shore oil facilities within days, raising fears of a repeat of a 2016 wave of violence that helped push Africa’s biggest economy into recession.<p>The Niger Delta Avengers - the fighters behind many of the 2016 …

Nigeria

Nigeria plays with fire in its handling of Shia sect

In December 2015 a fracas involving followers of the radical Shia cleric Ibrahim el-Zakzaky and a convoy carrying Nigeria’s chief of army staff …

Nigeria

Why Nigeria Helped Force Yahya Jammeh Out of Gambia - Buhari

Why Nigeria Helped Force Yahya Jammeh Out of Gambia - BuhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari has said that the member states of the Economic Community of …

Africa

Nigerian Senators Outraged at Benue Killings

Nigerian Senators Outraged at Benue KillingsThe Senate has given the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, 14 days to arrest and prosecute the …

Nigeria

Nigerian Rates Easing Still Some Way Off Even as Inflation Slows

The slowdown in Nigeria inflation to a 20-month low may not be enough to prompt the central bank to start easing just yet.<p>The inflation rate in …

Economy

Trump Comments, Infuriating Africans, May Set Back U.S. Interests

CAPE TOWN — South Africa and Nigeria have joined a chorus of nations that condemning President Trump’s inflammatory remarks on immigration, as Africa experts warned that the controversy threatened to set back American interests across the world’s fastest-growing continent.<p>Since Thursday, when …

World News

Nigeria's Buhari vows to punish all those behind ethnic violence

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria will punish all those behind an outbreak of deadly clashes between cattle herders and farmers, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday pushing back at accusations that he failed to take action against members of his own ethnic group.<p>At least 83 people have been killed …

Nigeria

Aso Rock Villa, the seat of the Nigerian Presidency, was, on penultimate Sunday, thrown into a panic, following an alarm by Mr. Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, that he was about to be arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr Kyari, who has been named in a number of corruption cases, said sources, told, Presidency officials that his residence at Defence House in Abuja was ordered invaded by Mr. Ibrahim Magu, Acting EFCC Chairman.

Aso Rock Villa, the seat of the Nigerian Presidency, was, on penultimate Sunday, thrown into a panic, following an alarm by Mr. Abba Kyari, Chief of …

Nigeria

Nigeria:Issues That Will Define the 2019 Presidential Race

(Photo: MBuhari/Twitter)Ahead of the 2 019 Presidential election, the political atmosphere is already tensed, with most of the gladiators getting set …

Nigeria

Nigerian Police Arrest Woman Accused of Impersonating First Lady

Nigerian Police Arrest Woman Accused of Impersonating First LadyThe police has arrested a woman for allegedly impersonating the wife of the …

Nigeria

Nigeria:Nigeria Largest Shareholder in AfDB With $6 Billion Portfolio - Official

(Photo: The Guardian)The Nigeria Country Director of African Development Bank (AfDB), Ebrima Faai, says Nigeria is the bank's largest shareholder …

Nigeria

Violence Between Farmers and Herders Challenges Nigeria's Buhari

Already grappling with Islamist militants in the northeast, secessionists in the east and unrest in the oil-rich Niger River delta, Nigerian …

Nigeria

eNCA | Nigerian cattle herders hit back after deadly farmer clashes

President Muhammadu Buhari has been criticised for his response to the attacks, which security analysts assess could pose a bigger threat than Boko …

News (South Africa)

When The Dead are not dead

Mr President, I humbly advise that you take your current approach to the next level by appointing dead persons as ministers and ambassadors. In our …

Nigeria

Using Comedy to Strengthen Nigeria’s Democracy

A news-satire series modelled on “The Daily Show” aims to empower viewers. Will the joke get lost in translation?<p>One day last July, the five writers of “The Other News,” Nigeria’s first prime-time political-satire show, sat in an office in Lagos, trying to figure out how to make fun of a king. The …

Comedy

Nigeria: President Buhari Meets Saraki, Dogara Behind Closed Doors in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday met, behind closed doors, with the Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker, House of Representatives, …

Nigeria

Nigeria: My Role in Negotiation With Boko Haram, Release of Chibok Girls - Zannah Mustapha

interview<p><i>Zannah Mustapha came to fame for his personal orphanage that provides care and education for children who lost their parents from either</i> …

Nigeria

Nigerian Shi'ite leader, rumoured dead, makes first public appearance in two years

ABUJA (Reuters) - The leader of Nigeria’s Shi‘ite Muslim sect, rumoured to have died in detention, made his first public appearance in two years on Saturday, after police arrested dozens of members of the group during protests calling for his release this week.<p>Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, the leader of …

Nigeria

Why Trump's remark about Nigerians and 'huts' is so appalling

Long before I arrived in the United States in 1997 on political asylum,I’d heard the apocryphal story of the visiting African who was asked by an American whether it was“true that Africans live on trees?”<p>The well-educated and well-spoken African responded: “Yes, it is true, and the U.S. Embassy is …

Nigeria

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri fumes at Trump ‘s---hole’ slur: ‘We’re proud of where we’re from’

Masai Ujiri didn’t know what to say. He just didn’t. He kept quiet back in December when the New York Times reported that Donald Trump, the American …

Donald Trump

Nigeria: Mixed reactions to Maiduguri curfew

The governor of Nigeria's northeastern Borno state has tightened a curfew and stepped up security checks in a bid to clamp down on terror group Boko …

Nigeria

Nigeria:Nigerian Herdsmen Crisis - What's At Stake?

(Photo: This Day)Violence between Fulani herdsmen and farmers is one of Nigeria's most persistent security problems and has left thousands of people …

Nigeria

Nigeria: Benue Killers Could Be Boko Haram, Libyan Rebels - Senator

A lawmaker has said that suspected herdsmen responsible for the attacks in Benue state and other parts of the country could be defeated Boko Haram …

Nigeria

Nigeria: We Expect New Minimum Wage Before July - NLC

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has said that workers in the country will not have the patience to wait till the third quarter of the year for the …

Economics

Mass Funeral Held For Nigerian Christians Slaughtered By Radical Muslims

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, Nigeria donated coffins for a funeral held on Sunday for 65 Christians, including women and children, …

Conservative View

Benue killings: Mass burial held for dozens killed in New Year's day attacks

<b>Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> A mass burial was held on Thursday for 72 people killed in fighting between nomadic herdsmen and farmers in central Nigeria.<p>Thousands of residents turned out at the ceremony held in Makurdi, Benue State capital. Many were seen sobbing as the coffins of their loved ones were …

Justice