Tag Archives: Goodluck Jonathan

13Feb/17

Nigerians react as president Buhari extends medical leave

Nigerians give mixed reactions as President Muhammadu Buhari extends his medical leave, deepening suspicions his health is worse than officials are admitting publicly.

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08Aug/16

Zambian opposition leader says election will not be free and fair

* Opposition leader says not allowed to campaign freely

* Says violence will intimidate his voters

* African Union urges candidates to accept poll results
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28Nov/15

Highlights of world events from April to June 2015

World events during the second quarter of the year include an attack on a Kenyan university, a gunman targeting tourists on a Tunisian beach and, after decades of hostility, a handshake between the leaders of the United States and Cuba.
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29May/15

Celebrations across Nigeria as Buhari is sworn in as president

Residents of Abuja and Lagos celebrate the first-ever democratic transfer of power in Nigeria, as former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari is inaugurated as president.

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25May/15

Nigeria fuel shortages hit MTN, Guaranty Trust bank

Severe fuel shortages in Nigeria hit the services of Africa’s largest mobile telecoms operator, MTN, and force Guaranty Trust Bank to close its branches nationwide at lunchtime, the companies say.
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01May/15

Nigerian army rescues more women and children from Boko Haram

Nigeria’s military says it has rescued another set of women and children who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram militants and were being detained in Sambisa forest where the Islamist group has been holed up.
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01Apr/15

Boko Haram did not disrupt Nigeria election – UN envoy

As Nigerians celebrate the victory of opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari in the just concluded presidential election, the U.N. says the ongoing violent conflict in north-eastern Nigeria by the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency remains a challenge but did not disrupt the elections. In its six-year insurgency, Boko Haram has killed thousands and displaced about 1.5 million people.
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31Mar/15

Nigeria’s Jonathan concedes defeat, celebrations in Katsina

Goodluck Jonathan concedes defeat in Nigeria’s presidential elections, as celebrations erupt in Buhari’s home state.
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