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Nigeria's Buhari to run for re-election next year

Nigeria's Buhari to run for re-election next yearNigerian President Muhammadu Buhari declared Monday he would seek re-election next year, in a move that put an end to months of speculation amid concerns over his health. The 75-year-old former general and one-time military head of state made the announcement in the national capital Abuja following a meeting with the national executive of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party. Buhari, nicknamed “Baba Go Slow” for his lethargic pace in office, will have to convince his divided party he is fit to run after spending months in London last year seeking medical treatment for an undisclosed illness.



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Nigeria's Buhari meets released Dapchi schoolgirls

Nigeria's Buhari meets released Dapchi schoolgirlsBy Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari met 107 schoolgirls on Friday freed by Islamist militant group Boko Haram and promised to secure the release any of their classmates still held in the remote northeast. “This cheering and hearty development signifies our commitment to the security and well-being of all Nigerians,” Buhari said after posing in Abuja for a group photograph with the girls, who spent a month in Boko Haram captivity. Boko Haram fighters stunned residents of Dapchi on Wednesday when they drove a line of trucks into the town and released the girls, triggering tears and ululations of joy from relatives.



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Nigeria's Buhari meets with Dapchi girls

Nigeria's Buhari meets with Dapchi girlsNigerian President Muhammadu Buhari received the released Dapchi girls on Friday in a meeting clouded by the absence of a Christian student still held by Boko Haram for refusing to convert to Islam. This strategy paid off as the girls are being released without any incident,” Buhari said to reporters at the presidential villa in Abuja. The girls, dressed in brightly coloured hijabs, enthusiastically sang the national anthem before posing for photos with Buhari outside in a garden.



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Nigeria's Buhari to pass through London after U.N. General Assembly trip

Nigeria's Buhari to pass through London after U.N. General Assembly tripNigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will pass through London, where he spent five months on medical leave this year, on his way home from the United Nations General Assembly, his spokesman said on Friday. Buhari will depart for New York on Sunday, his spokesman said in an emailed statement. Spokesman Femi Adesina said Buhari would hold a lunch meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump and other leaders, adding: “President Buhari will transit through London on his way back to the country.” Buhari will be accompanied on the trip by cabinet ministers and the governors of three states.



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Nigeria's Buhari 'feels ready to go home', awaiting doctor's OK

Nigeria's Buhari 'feels ready to go home', awaiting doctor's OKNigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has said he feels ready to return home from medical leave in Britain, and is awaiting his doctor’s permission, a presidency statement said on Saturday. Buhari’s extended absence for an undisclosed ailment, his second this year, left many in Nigeria questioning whether he was well enough to run the country. The president has spent more time since the beginning of 2017 in Britain than in Nigeria.



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Nigeria's Buhari "feels ready to go home", awaiting doctor's OK

Nigeria's Buhari "feels ready to go home", awaiting doctor's OKNigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has said he feels ready to return home from medical leave in Britain, and is awaiting his doctor’s permission, a presidency statement said on Saturday. Buhari’s extended absence for an undisclosed ailment, his second this year, left many in Nigeria questioning whether he was well enough to run the country. The president has spent more time since the beginning of 2017 in Britain than in Nigeria.



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Nigeria's absent Buhari says 'I'm making good progress'

Nigeria's absent Buhari says 'I'm making good progress'Nigeria’s president has said he is recovering from illness and that he expects to return from treatment in London once doctors give the go-ahead, his office said on Tuesday. Muhammadu Buhari has been on indefinite medical leave in the British capital since May 7 and until Sunday had not been seen, sparking a flurry of rumours he was dying or even dead. Now, his office said Buhari sent a letter on Monday to his counterpart in Guinea, Alpha Conde, thanking him for his call last week for national prayers for his recovery.



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Wife of sick Nigeria's President Buhari to visit him in Britain

Wife of sick Nigeria's President Buhari to visit him in BritainThe wife of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is set to visit him in Britain where he is receiving medical treatment, her spokesman said on Monday, weeks after she last visited him and said he was recovering quickly. The ailing president left Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, on May 7 and handed over power to his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo. It is his second period of medical leave this year, following an absence from January which lasted nearly two months.



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Nigeria's President Buhari is recuperating fast, wife says

Nigeria's President Buhari is recuperating fast, wife saysNigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to fly home from London and arrive back in the country on Saturday, two presidency sources said, ending his second long break for medical leave in Britain this year. Buhari left Abuja on May 7 and handed over power to his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, seeking to allay concerns of a void at the helm of Africa’s biggest economy.



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Nigeria's Buhari to go to London for more medical tests -spokesman

Nigeria's Buhari to go to London for more medical tests -spokesmanNigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to London on Sunday night for follow-up medical tests, handing over power to his deputy Yemi Osibanjo, his office said. Officials have refused to disclose details of his medical condition.



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