Posts tagged Buhari


Cartoon: Buhari requests for indefinite extension of medical leave

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has requested an extension of his 10-day vacation for a “routine” medical check-up in UK. It’s unclear when the president would return to the country. President Buhari was initially expected back by the 6th of February but has asked for more time for his doctors to “complete the test cycle before returning”. Buhari’s continued absence has set tongues wagging in a country facing numerous economic and security challenges. Pressure has been mounting for President Buhari’s administration, with ongoing protests against the worsening economic situation. Baba Go Slow’s leadership is sorely missed.

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Buhari, Patience Jonathan, and Theresa May

President Buhari’s silence translates as nonchalance towards his creditors, all Nigerians. Sadly, this indifference is the default, if feckless, attitude of those who occupy the space of leadership in Nigeria. These are the men and women who take the most from Nigeria but give back the least. Think about it: since assuming the presidency, has Mr. Buhari offered a serious policy statement about his country’s healthcare sector?


Nigerian First Lady, Aisha Buhari receives award in Brussels

Nigerian First Lady, Aisha Buhari has received an award in Brussels, Belgium at the African women’s forum on “Women’s Role in global security.” Despite her husband President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent controversial statements that the First Lady belongs in “my kitchen” and “the other room” the First Lady has proven that she’s worth much more, and she has the resolve to fight for various noble causes that she’s passionate about.


Nigeria open to UN aiding negotiations with Boko Haram over release of Chibok girls

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari who last month said the country is “prepared to talk to bonafide leaders of Boko Haram” and “sources” who know the whereabouts of the Chibok girls has reiterated that his government will accept United Nations (UN) bodies to act as intermediaries in any negotiation with Boko Haram. The strategy of negotiating with terrorists has been criticised before, but it seems dialogue with Boko Haram is now more of a necessity rather than an option.

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Herdsmen vs Farmers: a conflict that Nigeria’s government can no longer ignore

Nigeria has a long history of conflict between farming communities in the south and herdsmen from the north. The attack by herdsmen on 25 April 2016 of a farming community in Ukpabi-Nimbo in Enugu State triggered a backlash like no other. How the Nigerian government handles this perennial problem between herdsmen and farming communities across the south will determine if peace will reign in that fragile West African nation.