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Obama, Buhari, and African Policy Dilemmas

[AfricaPlus] In his inaugural speech as Nigerian president on May 29, 2015, Mr. Muhammadu Buhari memorably declared: "I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody". He has already taken drastic action to reduce corruption in the oil sector and even cut his official salary and benefits. Just days before his July 20 meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, Mr. Buhari replaced his country's top mili...

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Hail to the Chiefs

[African Arguments] When Muhammadu Buhari swept to power in March's historic elections, it was on a platform that promised change, security and an end to corruption. In the aftermath of his victory, he met quickly with the leaders of neighbouring states and reached out to leaders of the G7, seeking their support and promising new momentum to end the Islamist terror that has gripped many parts of N...

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South Africa Returns Seized U.S.$15 Million to Nigerian Gove

[Premium Times] The government of South Africa has reportedly returned $15 million to the Nigerian government.

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Challenges Confronting Buhari in Nigeria

[AfricaPlus] On the eve of the highly anticipated meeting between U.S. president Barack Obama and Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, on July 20, 2015, Professor Rotimi Suberu has written a magisterial review of the major issues confronting the new Nigerian government. This important document is being published by AfricaPlus in two parts.

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Will Buhari Meet Historic Governance Challenge?

[AfricaPlus] In the second part of Professor Suberu's sober analysis of the challenges confronting Muhammadu Buhari and the APC government, he dissects the myriad problems posed by the mismanagement of the country's extensive oil and gas resources. Equally significant, but seldom appreciated, is the great experiment in democratic constitutionalism represented by the Nigerian federation.

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President Buhari's U.S. Trip

[Guardian] Today, President Muhammadu Buhari will leave for the United States (US) on a four-day official visit. This is apparently in honour of President Obama's invitation to host our president on July 20. This visit is expected to infuse a new verve into the relationship between the two countries after the frost that shrouded that relationship during the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

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'Kano State Will No Longer Rely On Crude Revenue'

[Daily Trust] The new administration of Kano state has unveiled plans to restructure the revenue sources of the state to reduce reliance on the crude oil revenue, the Commissioner of Finance, Professor Kabiru I. Dandago has said.

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Probe Jonathan, Be Fair, PDP Tells Buhari

[Vanguard] Eminent Nigerians and groups were unanimous, yesterday, in their support for President Muhammadu Buhari's vow to probe the immediate past Dr. Goodluck Jonathan's Administration.

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Channels TV, Deutch Welle in Content Sharing Arrangement

[This Day] Channels Television and a German-based international Television Station, Deutch Welle (DW) on Friday signed an agreement to facilitate and enhance content sharing and transmission across Africa and Europe.

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State Bans 113 Vessels From Lifting Crude Oil

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate ban of 113 crude oil vessels from doing business in any of the 27 oil terminals within the length and breadth of the Nigerian territorial waters.

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50 Million Nigerian Youths Unemployed - Bishop Oyedepo

[Daily Trust] Ilorin -President, Living Faith Church (Worldwide), aka Winners' Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo on Friday deplored the rate of youth unemployment in Nigeria, declaring that about 50 million Nigerian youths are unemployed.

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Female Suicide Bomber Kills Eight at Damaturu Eid-Ground

[Daily Trust] Damaturu -A female suicide bomber detonated an explosive yesterday, killing herself and eight others, while some injured at the Njiwaji Eid-ground, Damaturu, Yobe State.

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Lessons Buhari Can Learn From Obama About Managing a Tough E

[The Conversation Africa] t is atypical for an American president to invite a nascent African head of state to the White House, especially less than one month after the latter's inauguration.

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Why States Are Yet to Name Commissioners

[Daily Trust] Majority of governors are yet to appoint commissioners since their inauguration about seven weeks ago.

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Fake Doctors Infect Hospitals

[Daily Trust] A medical inspector working undercover traced the "doctor" to a public hospital run by the Lagos State health ministry-and then lay in wait.

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Bomb Blasts Rock Damaturu as Army Chief Visits to Celebrate

[Daily Trust] Damaturu -Female suicide bombers detonated explosives yesterday at two different locations in Damaturu, killing 15 people and injuring 41 others

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Al-Makura Stops Sponsorship of Pilgrimage in Nasarawa State

[This Day] Lafia -In a far reaching move apparently to save money for development, Nasarawa State Governor, Alhaji Tanko Al-Makura, has suspended all forms of government's traditional sponsorship for pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia for either the lesser (umrah) or major Hajj.

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Dictating Sexual Relations in Nigeria

[Waza] Nigeria is a very homophobic country, if we take passing an anti-homosexuality law as an indication. What lies behind the intolerance? Waza blogger Elizabeth Adeola Ayoola takes some time to reflect on the prejudices in her home country.

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Nigerian Anti-Gay Activists Fear Obama Pressure On Buhari Du

[RFI] Nigerian opponents of gay rights vowed to defend the country's anti-gay laws as President Muhammadu Buhari met his United States counterpart Barack Obama in Washington DC on Monday. Some believe that Washington will threaten to reduce aid if the laws remain on the statute book.

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Helping Majek Fashek

[Vanguard] FOR years, it was more of a rumour. But now, it is no longer a secret. No one can keep that kind of secret for long in these days of highly inquisitive and vibrant social media. It is official: iconic reggae star, Majekodunmi Fasheke, better known as "Majek Fashek the Rainmaker", is a drug wreck.