Tag Archives: Nigerian people

20Aug/17

Nigeria’s Buhari returns home after three-month sick leave in Britain

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AUGUST 19, 2017) (REUTERS) – Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country Saturday (August 19) after three months of medical leave in Britain where he received treatment for an unspecified ailment. Continue reading

07May/17

Chibok girls released by Boko Haram arrive in Abuja – Reuters witness

ABUJA, NIGERIA (MAY 7, 2017) (REUTERS) – A group of girls released by Boko Haram jihadists after kidnapping them in 2014 in the north Nigerian town of Chibok arrived on Sunday (May 7) in the capital Abuja, a Reuters witness said.
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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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14Apr/16

#BringBackOurGirls demand more action

#BringBackOurGirls activists blame the government and international community for failing to rescue children abducted by Boko Haram two years ago and call for more action.

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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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09Jul/15

Nigerian protesters call for action on Chibok schoolgirls

(REUTERS) – Chanting protesters in Nigeria march to the home of President Muhammadu Buhari.

They’re demanding answers from the government on what is being done to rescue some 200 girls kidnapped from a school in the northeastern town of Chibok last year.
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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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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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