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I like Nigeria a lot. It’s an appealing country – Emmanuel Macron to Buhari

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday met with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari to support the West African nation’s efforts to eliminate the terrorist Boko Haram group. Macron arrived in Abuja, the federal capital of Nigeria, in the early hours of Tuesday, where he held a joint press conference with his counterpart Muhammadu Buhari. The […]

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Nigeria’s inflation drops to lowest in more than two years

Nigeria’s yearly inflation rate has dropped to 11.61 per cent in May, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Wednesday. According to the bureau, this figure is 0.87 per cent points less than the rate recorded in April. The report stated that increases were recorded in all the Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose […]

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The Rabat-Abuja axis, an enhanced partnership for a new Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria is expected in Rabat Sunday for a two-day friendship and working visit to Morocco at the invitation of King Mohammed VI. The two leaders will hold official talks and will co-chair the signing ceremony of several agreements, the ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery said in a statement. […]

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Nigeria passes “Not Too Young to Run” law

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a new law dubbed “Not Too Young to Run” to reduce the age limit for political office, raising the prospect for younger candidates at next year’s general election in Africa’s most populous nation. The president signed the bill on Thursday, in the presence of selected youths from across the […]

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Nigeria: Armed bandits kidnap over 100 passengers in Kaduna

About 100 people have been kidnapped along a road in northern Nigeria in the past few days, Reuters reported on Tuesday. According to Surajo Usman, a member of Nigeria’s National Union of Road Transport Workers, over 120 people were kidnapped between Friday and Tuesday, along the Birnin Gwari-Kaduna road. Usman told Reuters he escaped an […]

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President Buhari to seek medical care in the UK (again)

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking fresh treatment in London for an undisclosed illness. The president has left the West African nation on Tuesday for a four-day medical trip to the United Kingdom, his office said in a statement. Buhari, who arrived back from a visit to the United States last week, has spent 104 […]

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Nigeria’s Buhari to meet US president in Washington

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will meet US President Donald Trump at the White House on April 30, the White House announced on Sunday. According to Washington, the two leaders will discuss among other issues promoting economic growth, fighting terrorism and other threats to peace and security. Buhari, who has traveled to the United Kingdom last […]

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Nigeria: President Buhari will seek re-election in 2019 – Presidency

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will seek a second term in office in February 2019, the Nigerian presidency said on Monday. Buhari will seek his All Progressives Congress (APC) party’s presidential ticket to contest the 2019 elections, the presidency said on its Twitter account. According to the president’s top aide, Buhari has disclosed his decision to […]

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AU launches world’s largest free-trade area, biggest economies out

Forty-four African countries on Wednesday launched a $3 trillion continental free-trade zone encompassing 1.2 billion people. But Nigeria and South Africa, the continent’s biggest economies did not sign up, diminishing its impact. The African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) is one of the bloc’s flagship projects. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari last week, called for more […]

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African leaders to sign the Continental Free Trade deal in Kigali

The Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) will hold an extraordinary meeting this week for the official launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in Kigali, the Continental bloc said in a statement. The 250-page agreement that seeks to create the largest free-trade area in the world is expected […]

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