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Nigerian president returns to Nigeria

Buhari spent over three months in London for treatment.Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation in a televised speech on 21 August following his return to the captital Abuja after more...
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Nigerian president extends UK medical leave

President Buhari has spent last two weeks in London hospital. Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has requested parliament to extend his medical leave, indefinitely, according to a statement releas...
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Nigeria uncovers 43,000 non-existent workers on military payroll

Audit reveals large-scale fraud in Nigerian military sector. Nigeria has discovered 43,000 "ghost workers" among its security forces following an audit into the payroll of government ministries, de...
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Nigerian army kills Biafra campaigners

Five pro-Biafra supporters killed celebrating leader's release. Nigerian security forces killed five pro-Biafra campaigners as they celebrated the release of their leader Nnamdi Kanu in the souther...
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Nigerian cabinet sworn in

Buhari appoints cabinet seven months after election. Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party swore in a cabinet on 11 November, more than seven month...
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Nigeria's president Buhari cleans up military

New military heads announced After the sacking of the chiefs of the army, navy and airforce Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari has nominated the new chief of the defence staff as Major General Ab...
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Buhari may review Nigerian death-row troops

Hundreds of troops face court martial for charges including mutiny Nigeria's incoming president Muhammadu Buhari may commute the death sentences of 66 soldiers convicted for refusing to fight Boko...
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Nigerian army rescues 200 girls and 93 women

Rescue mission part of ongoing campaign against Boko Haram The Nigerian army says it has rescued almost 300 girls and women from a stronghold of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, however it s...
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Buhari's party makes gains in local elections

Results seen as key victory for party of president-elect The All Progressives Congress (APC) party of Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has retained the key Lagos state governorship accor...
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Buhari wins Nigerian presidential election

Jonathan concedes defeat after serving four years Former military head of state Muhammadu Buhari has won Nigeria's presidential election, which took place on 28 March, beating incumbent Goodluck J...
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Nigeria postpones elections over security concerns

February presidential poll postponed until March Nigeria is postponing its 14 February presidential election until March 28 due to security concerns over the ongoing military campaign by Boko Haram...
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Calls for delay in Nigerian elections

About half of voters yet to receive biometric voting card Nigeria's national security adviser Sambo Dasuki has called for the postponement of the upcoming presidential elections to allow more time...
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Nigeria prepares for elections

Terrorism and falling oil prices set the agenda in the general elections Nigeria's upcoming presidential elections on 14 February will be contested by a total of 14 candidates, including incumbent...
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Nigerian president suspends central bank governor

Governor highlighted suspicions of massive corruption Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan suspended the central bank governor, Lamido Sanusi, on 20 February. In a statement the government said...
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Italy, Britain and Nigeria by James Walston

Not following the rules is fine as long as you succeed but when an operation fails, especially a military operation where lives are at stake, then there is inevitably a double blame – for th...
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Goodluck Jonathan backs down on Nigeria’s fuel subsidies

Trade unions in Nigeria called off a nationwide six-day strike on 16 January after the country's president Goodluck Jonathan backed down by partially-restoring the government-sponsored petrol subsidie...
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Nigerian capital on alert for terrorist attacks

After the bombings that killed more than 100 people in northeast Nigeria around the city of Damaturu, the US embassy in Nigeria is warning that the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which c...
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Goodluck Jonathan sworn in as Nigeria's president

Just hours after Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in as president of Nigeria on 29 May in the country
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Nigerian election season ends

After the violence triggered by the return of Goodluck Jonathan as president of Nigeria in the voting on 16 April, the elections for 36 regional governors and legislatures on 25 April have been relati...


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