Tag Archives: Muhammadu Buhari

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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14Apr/15

‘Bring Back Our Girls’ protest group holds sit-in to mark anniversary of girls’ abduction

‘Bring Back Our Girls’ protest group holds sit-in to mark the first anniversary of Boko Haram’s abduction of more than 200 girls from their secondary school in northeast Nigeria.

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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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31Mar/15

As Buhari extends lead in Nigerian election, hope is for peaceful outcome

As Nigerian opposition presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari extends his lead over incumbent Goodluck Jonathan by some 2.5 million votes, residents in Lagos hope for a peaceful outcome.

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22Mar/15

Buhari vows to rid Nigeria of corruption and insecurity

Presidential challenger and former Nigerian military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has promised to get rid of corruption and deal with insecurity. Buhari’s reputation as a strongman touches on the two issues Nigerians feel most strongly about: graft and a raging Islamist insurgency. But regionalism will likely decide whether he can beat President Goodluck Jonathan at the polls on March 28.
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22Mar/15

Africa’s largest country prepares to go to polls amid security threats

Nigeria prepares to go to the polls amid threats by Sunni militant group Boko Haram to disrupt the March 28 vote.
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