FOREIGN POLICY: Analysis on Buhari’s US Trip

An Arms Deal Won’t Heal What Ails Muhammadu Buhari

BY MAX SIOLLUN | MAY 11, 2018, 7:04 AM | FOREIGN POLICY | ARGUMENT 

Nigeria’s president is trying to prove he can get from Washington what his predecessor couldn’t, but it might not be enough to get him re-elected.

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Buhari Visits Trump In White House

Trump pledges support for Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram; Trump urges Buhari to remove barriers to US trade; A reporter asked the Nigerian president about Trump’s ‘shithole countries’ comment; Nigeria’s Relationship With U.S. Crucial to Success for Africa’s Biggest Economy; Some African nations are ‘very tough places to live’ – President Trump; Trump Asked Nigeria To Support US-Canada-Mexico Bid To Host 2026 World Cup . . .

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NEWS ROUNDUP

I’ll Win Re-election in 2019, Buhari Assures; 6 killed, 9 others wounded in Maiduguri attack—Police; Senate probes Buhari over constitutional breach; NEC bans open grazing as herdsmen attacks persist; Detained Shiite Leader El-Zakzaky Charged With Murder; Navy intercepts vessel with 406 illegal immigrants; Boko Haram engage in fierce gun battle with security in Maiduguri; Killings: Fed Govt stops movement of herdsmen; Benue killings: Catholic Bishops call for Buhari’s resignation; Reps summon Buhari over killings . . .

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NND 24/7 NEWS HEADLINES

Boko Haram finally speak on abducted 110 DapchiGirls; Supreme Court dismisses suit filed by Sambo Dasuki; EFCC Not Responsible for Dasuki Detention – Supreme Court; DapchiGirls: Boko Haram has contacted me – woman who facilitated release of Chibok girls; Boko Haram kills four UN aid workers, abduct one in Borno; State assemblies back devolution of power . . .

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Jonathan delayed responding to ChibokGirls abduction – Lai Mohammed: Jonathan fires back

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has claimed that the then federal government of former President Goodluck Jonathan delayed in responding to the abduction of 276 Chibok girls from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State, on the night of 14–15 April 2014. JONATHAN FIRED BACK! . . .

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Headline News From Nigeria

Herdsmen-farmers clash: Buhari scheduled for Nasarawa, Taraba, Zamfara, Benue; Police declare IBB’s spokesman wanted; Shekau relocates to Borno villages with hostages; Olisa Metuh brought to court on stretcher; Police chief deploys 15 police units, special forces to Benue; Herdsmen-farmers crisis caused by scarcity of land & resources – Kebbi gov; 2019 polls: IBB’s aide maintains innocence . . .

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NIGERIA: Newswire Reports

Buhari re-election movement gathers momentum for 2019; Igbo will never go to war again – Ohanaeze Ṇ́dị́ Ìgbò; Buhari commissions new rail vehicles, first Nigeria dry port; Army Troops Free Another Abducted Chibok Girl; Boko Haram ‘abducted’ 31 loggers in fresh attack in Borno; Herdsmen attack: Benue governor stoned during violent protest in Makurdi; Herdsmen attack: President Buhari commiserates with Gov. Ortom . . .

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Special Report Today

2019: Buhari Reappoints Amaechi Campaign DG For Presidential Run; Petrol can’t sell for ₦145/litre – independent marketers; Gunmen abduct traditional ruler, The Agwam Akulu, Bishop Kukah’s brother; 17 killed by the gunmen in Rivers; Prof. Sagay slams Buhari’s critics over dead appointees; Nigerian Army partners with Innoson Motors; Governor Ortom sheds tears as gunmen kill 20, injure 30; Boko Haram leader Shekau appears in new video; Traditional Ruler And His Pregnant Wife Killed By Gunmen In Kaduna; Fulani/farmers crisis: 3,000 flee homes in Nasarawa . . .

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The NEWS HOUR

Gunmen invade Maina’s house, handcuff guard; Our depots are empty, we’re not hoarding fuel — Independent marketer; There is no change of guardS – EFCC; 4 killed in fresh Southern Kaduna attack; Soldiers repelled Boko Haram attack at checkpoint . . .

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