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AFRICANGLOBE - It will be 100 days since Muhammadu Buhari took on arguably the most important job in Africa on Sunday: the presidency of Nigeria, the most populous nation and largest economy on the continent.
AFRICANGLOBE - By the standards of most leaders, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is dirt-poor. According to a statement released by his government, he has $150,000 in his savings account.
AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari directed the country’s defense ministry to work toward local production of weapons, a step that appears to be in response to the West’s reluctance to sell weapons to Nigeria
AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria’s “over-dependence on other countries for critical military equipment and logistics” is “unacceptable,” says Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari. While on a visit to Washington last month, Buhari said a U.S. law restricting the sale of weapons to Nigeria had inadvertently “aided and abetted” Boko Haram’s campaign.
AFRICANGLOBE - Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Sunday for Washington D.C. on a four-day official visit during which he will hold high-level talks with President Barack Obama and other senior officials of the United States government on the war against terrorism, against corruption and improved trade between Nigeria and the United States of America.
AFRICANGLOBE - The curtain has been drawn on arguably the most anticipated event of the year in Africa, and Muhammadu Buhari has officially become president of the continent's most populous country. Looking at all the disappointments and obstacles he has endured over the decades to create all the records that his election victory represents, Buhari will be forgiven if he considers himself Nigeria's most loved man of the moment.
AFRICANGLOBE - Five-and-a-half decades ago, when Nigeria elected its first government at the end of colonial rule, many expected the country to rise quickly to become Africa’s leading power. It had people in abundance, the region’s best universities and vast natural resources. It was one of the world’s leading sources of cotton and was soon to become Africa’s biggest producer of oil.
AFRICANGLOBE - “I used to hate Mugabe with passion for making Zimbabweans come in millions to our country South Africa, but now, my eyes have been opened. I now see, know why the Zimbabwean economy was deliberately plunged by West as they sabotaged it in order to instil fear in other African nations wishing to take the Zimbabwean route – taking away land and other mineral resources stolen by whites,” Tshabalala said.
AFRICANGLOBE - President Muhammadu Buhari officially announced the appointments of only two aides so far since his inauguration in May 29 and also hinted that he was going to personally appoint people that will form his cabinet unlike the PDP style where state governors did the nominations.
AFRICANGLOBE - On Friday, in the vast expanse of Abuja’s Eagle Square, Muhammadu Buhari became Nigeria’s head of state for the second time. Last Friday was also Democracy Day in Nigeria, and this year there’s less irony in the term than usual; despite his dictatorial past, Buhari took charge this time with an unprecedented popular mandate.
AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria's new president, Muhammadu Buhari, will embark on his first official trip overseas this week when he travels to neighbouring Niger and Chad to discuss the fight against Boko Haram, his spokesman said on Monday.
AFRICANGLOBE - Could the arrival of a truly democratic Nigeria be the final piece of the puzzle for ECOWAS's big economic integration projects? Certainly, for a single currency the regional body needs Abuja on board. Nigeria represents 77% of West Africa's gross domestic product, and its economy would be the guarantor of any single currency.
AFRICANGLOBE - For 16 years, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dominated the political space like an octopus. Its leaders boasted that it will rule for 60 years. But yesterday, the table turned. In a free and fair election, power shifted to the main opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), signaling the end of an era.
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