Muhammadu Buhari

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Nigeria's President Buhari denies dying and being replaced by clone

04 Dec 2018

Nigeria's President Buhari denies dying and being replaced by clone

Remember the Hollywood slapstick comedy where the President was killed in a covert mission and replaced by an idiotic imposter?

175 dead, over 10,000 affected by cholera outbreak in Nigeria

13 Nov 2018

175 dead, over 10,000 affected by cholera outbreak in Nigeria

Suspected cholera cases have jumped in northeast Nigeria, where Boko Haram violence has forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in crowded camps, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said yesterday.

Nigeria: 86 killed in herder-farmer violence; President calls for calm

25 Jun 2018

Nigeria: 86 killed in herder-farmer violence; President calls for calm

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has called for calm after 86 people were killed in an attack by suspected nomadic herders against farming communities in the restive center of the country.

Nigeria: Twin bomb blasts, rocket-propelled grenade explosions kill 31

17 Jun 2018

Nigeria: Twin bomb blasts, rocket-propelled grenade explosions kill 31

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed at least 31 people in twin suicide bomb attacks and rocket-propelled grenade explosions in Damboa of northeast Nigeria last night when people were returning from the celebrations of Eid al-Fitr, said militia leader Babakura Kolo.

Nigeria: Twin suicide attacks kill over 60 in Mubi

02 May 2018

Nigeria: Twin suicide attacks kill over 60 in Mubi

A day after US President Donald Trump pledged greater support to fight the Islamist militants, suicide bombers killed over 60 people at a mosque and a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, in a twin attack bearing the hallmarks of Boko Haram.

Chibok abduction: Boko Haram exchanges 82 girls for its prisoners

07 May 2017

Chibok abduction: Boko Haram exchanges 82 girls for its prisoners

The Nigerian government announced that Islamist militant group Boko Haram freed 82 girls kidnapped in 2014 following a lengthy negotiation process.

Boko Haram says the group is still strong

31 Dec 2016

Boko Haram says the group is still strong

Refuting rumors that Boko Haram has been decimated by security forces, Boko Haram's elusive leader Abubakar Shekau appeared in a video saying "We are safe. We have not been flushed out of anywhere."

Islamic State appoints new leader for Boko Haram

04 Aug 2016

Islamic State appoints new leader for Boko Haram

According to IS' newsletter Al-Naba, Sheik Abu Musab al-Barnawi was recently assigned as the new 'Wali' of the Nigerian terror-group.