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Muhammadu Buhari: Nigeria's anti-corruption president

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was elected in 2015 on a wave of hope that he could defeat Boko Haram Islamists and turn around a country blighted by decades of corruption and poor governance.

Nigerian president warns vote-riggers of 'ruthless' response

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday he had ordered the police and military to be "ruthless" with vote-riggers, as preparations were made for rescheduled elections.

Nigeria's Buhari hands key colleague re-election role

Abuja - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday handed responsibility for his re-election campaign to Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a sign of rapprochement with the man who masterminded his landmark 2015 election win.

Muhammadu Buhari: Nigeria's anti-corruption crusader

Abuja - Muhammadu Buhari swept to power on a wave of optimism in 2015, becoming the first opposition candidate in Nigerian history to defeat a sitting president.

Buhari's re-election bid kicks off Nigeria's presidential race

Lagos - Now that Muhammadu Buhari has ended months of suspense over whether he will seek re-election as Nigeria's president, all eyes are on the ruling party to see whether it will give him a clear shot at the nation's top job.

Muhammadu Buhari: Nigeria's anti-graft president

Abuja - Muhammadu Buhari, who is seeking re-election next year, made Nigerian political history as the first opposition candidate to defeat a sitting president at the ballot box.

Nigeria's former president says Buhari should not seek re-election

Abuja - Nigeria's former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday called on the country's current leader not to seek a second term of office.

Rodents force Nigerian president to work from home

Lagos - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will work from home after rodents damaged his official office during a more than 100-day overseas medical absence, a presidential spokesman told AFP Tuesday.

Nigeria's president slams divisions after absence

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari took to state TV on Monday in his first speech since returning from a long medical absence in Britain, in a bid to dampen mounting separatist tensions in the country.

Nigeria leader to fly home Saturday after UK treatment: office

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will return home on Saturday after spending more than 100 days in London receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment, his office said.

Nigeria's Buhari 'recuperating very quickly': VP

Abuja - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is recovering fast from an undisclosed illness and should be back in Nigeria soon, his deputy said on Wednesday, after a whistlestop trip to meet the ailing head of state in London.

Buhari's health 'no cause for alarm': Nigerian govt

Abuja - Nigeria's information minister on Wednesday said fears for President Muhammadu Buhari's health were unfounded, despite more than three weeks with no word about his condition.

Nigeria's Buhari absent on second anniversary as president

Abuja - Nigeria's ailing president was glaringly absent on Monday as his deputy marked their two years in power, with no word on the head of state's health three weeks after he went on indefinite medical leave.

Health of Nigeria's president stokes governance concerns

Lagos - President Muhammadu Buhari had warned Nigerians when he returned from nearly two months of medical treatment in London that he was likely to have go back. On Sunday night, he did just that.

Nigeria president leaves for 'follow-up medical consultation'

Abuja - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari headed to London on Sunday for what his office said was a "follow-up medical consultation" with his doctors, after weeks of mounting concern about his health.

Nigeria's Buhari absent again from cabinet meeting

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari failed to show up for a weekly cabinet meeting on Wednesday, despite assurances from his wife that his health was not a cause for concern.

Nigeria's president urged to take medical leave

Lagos - Nigerian civil society activists called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take long-term medical leave Tuesday, adding to mounting pressure on the 74-year-old over his health.

Nigeria's presidency plays down Buhari health concerns

Abuja - Nigerian officials on Thursday sought to allay fears about the health of President Muhammadu Buhari after his absence from the last two cabinet meetings.

Nigeria's Buhari misses second cabinet meeting in a row

Abuja - Nigeria's president has missed the last two meetings of his cabinet, a senior minister said on Wednesday, in comments likely to fuel fresh speculation about the head of state's health.

Nigeria says Buhari 'hale and hearty', denies illness

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is "hale and hearty", his government said Thursday, denying rumours in the press and on social media that he was seriously ill or even dead.

Nigeria's Buhari marks low profile 100-day anniversary

Lagos - Nigeria's corruption- and insurgency-battling President Muhammadu Buhari was marking his first 100 days in power Saturday by looking ahead rather than behind, his spokesman said."(Buhari) does not consider the 100 days in office as a milestone...

Nigeria's Buhari plans Cameroon trip for Boko Haram force

Johanesburg - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is planning to visit Cameroon to cement a regional fighting force against Boko Haram, he told AFP on Monday.

Boko Haram fight HQ shifting to Maiduguri: Nigeria military

Abuja - Nigeria's military on Monday said it had begun shifting the command centre for its battle against Boko Haram from the capital to the northeastern city of Maiduguri, following a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari.

Nigeria's Buhari sworn in as president after historic win

Abuja - Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as Nigeria's new president on Friday, vowing to tackle the country's many problems "head on", including Boko Haram, at a ceremony rich with military pomp and cultural tradition.

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