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Buhari’s diplomacy, Nigerian looters and Boko Haram 

Buhari’s diplomacy, Nigerian looters and Boko Haram 

THE PRESIDENT IN THE US: Buhari’s  diplomacy, Nigerian looters and Boko Haram By Soni Daniel & Hugo Odiogor Continuous optimism is the phrase that best describes the attitude of  foreign policy analysts and diplomats who watched President Muhammadu Buhari’s four-day visit to Washington where he met with his United States (US)  counter part, Mr. Barack Obama. It

Obama Gives Nigerian President Buhari Names Of Oil Thieves, Goodluck Jonathan Administration Accused Of Corruption

he U.S. government allegedly gave Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari the names of Nigerian oil thieves who have been stealing and illegally stockpiling the West African nation’s oil. U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration provided Buhari with the names last week when the Nigerian leader was visiting the White House, according to a Nigerian newspaper that cited

Boko Haram Update: Nigerian President Buhari Visits Cameroon To Discuss Coalition Force

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari traveled to neighboring Cameroon on Wednesday to ease tensions and discuss the regional fight against the Boko Haram terror group. Buhari met with his Cameroonian counterpart, President Paul Biya, in the capital Yaoundé for talks aimed at building a stronger coalition to battle the Islamist militants, the Associated Press reported. It was

Obama’s missed Africa opportunity (Opinion) – CNN.com

(CNN)President Barack Obama’s arrival this week in Kenya will be an emotional and historic moment. His visit to the land of his father’s birth will be a celebration of the growing ties between African nations and the United States. Meanwhile, Americans and Africans are today being drawn together as never before by our common fight

Boko Haram: Nigeria borrows $2.1 bn from World Bank to rebuild North-East 

The Federal Government has obtained a $2.1 billion credit from the World Bank to rebuild the North-East zone devastated by the jihadist group, Boko Haram. President Muhammadu Buhari announced this in Washington DC, United States, Wednesday. Mr. Buhari is currently in the U.S. on a four-day official visit where he has discussed bilateral issues with

How U.S. will help Nigeria recover loot, fight corruption – Presidency 

The United States government has agreed to assist Nigeria recover all identified ill-gotten wealth within the U.S., and from other nations where it has jurisdiction, the Nigerian presidency said Tuesday. The American government will also train Nigerian judicial staff and prosecutors as part of efforts to tackle corruption in Nigeria. The assurances emerged from a

​Sultan of Sokoto to Nigerians: Support Buhari, he’s the change you asked for

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari to move Nigeria forward. The sultan spoke in Sokoto on Monday night at the yearly Ramadan dinner for journalists in the state. ” Traditional rulers have been making recommendations on how to move Nigeria forward and every patriotic Nigerian must do

Letter from Africa: On Buhari and forgiveness in Nigeria – BBC News

In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani considers Nigerians’ tendency to forgive past misdemeanours and what it means for the country’s new president. In Nigeria, it is quite common that if you fire someone for gross misconduct, that person will turn up days later in the

Why my meeting with President Obama is important – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja expressed the hope that his forthcoming meeting with President Barack Obama will further strengthen bilateral ties between Nigeria and the USA. At a meeting the United States Deputy Secretary of State, Mr. Anthony J. Blinken, President Buhari said that his talks with President Obama will also give a much

Nigerian President Buhari To Meet Obama At White House About Boko Haram And ‘Shared Priorities’ |paxnigerian.com

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will pay a visit to the White House next month, when he is scheduled to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama July 20 to discuss Boko Haram as well as Nigeria’s economic and political reforms, the White House said in a statement Thursday. “The visit will underscore the United States’ longstanding

Saraki, Dogara, dare APC; reject party’s choices of principal officers for Senate, House  | paxnigerian.com

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have yet again defied their party, the ruling All Progressives Congress, rejecting the APC’s nominees for top leadership positions in the two chambers of the National Assembly. Messrs Saraki and Dogara defeated candidates nominated by the APC for the positions

Africa in Transition » No “First Lady” for Nigeria | paxnigerian.com

For many Nigerian political figures, “too much of a good thing is perfectly wonderful.” Extravagant display, whether it be of honorifics, dress, cars, official residences, or entourages  is very common. The former first lady, “Dame” Patience Jonathan was a highly visible and controversial figure. Nobody was allowed to forget that she was “First Lady of Nigeria.”

I will donate my allowance to Osun workers – Murray-Bruce – | paxnigerian.com

THE lawmaker representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Senator Ben Murray Bruce, has promised to donate his wardrobe allowance to the unpaid workers in Osun State. He made this known via his Twitter handle. For about seven months now, workers in the Osun State civil service are yet to be paid their salaries. But in a

U.S. donates $5bn to joint task force to fight Boko Haram – |paxnigerian.com

The United States says it has announced a $5 billion contribution to the Multinational Joint Task Force to boost the military operation against the Boko Haram insurgency. The U.S. Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, announced this at news briefing via telephone from the African Union Summit on Monday. “We have been working