Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria: Trump seeks to help Abuja in its fight against terror

US President Donald Trump has agreed to assist Nigeria in its fight against Islamic terrorism, a spokesman for Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari said on Twitter following a call between the two leaders Monday.

Nigeria "accidentally bombed" civilians in north-east, president says

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said his military "accidentally bombed" civilians in the country's north-east on Tuesday after an aid organization said 52 people were killed in a Nigerian airstrike on a refugee camp.

Nigeria gets rid of 50,000 government 'ghost workers'

The Nigerian government has removed the names of 50,000 ghost workers from its pay roll, saving as much as 200 billion naira (637 million dollars), a presidential spokesman told dpa Wednesday.

Nigeria president says Boko Haram "crushed," ousted from last enclave

Nigeria's president said Saturday that Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram had been crushed and ousted from its last enclave in Sambisa forest in the north-east of the country.

Nigeria's president: My wife belongs "in the kitchen"

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said his wife has no place in politics, after she gave an interview to the BBC saying she might not support him in the next election.

Nigerian president apologizes for plagiarizing Obama's 2008 speech

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has apologized for stealing several lines from US President Barack Obama's 2008 election victory speech in Chicago, a spokesman said Saturday.

Nigeria willing to negotiate "Chibok girls" release via intermediary

The Nigerian government was willing to negotiate the release of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram through a foreign intermediary, President Muhammadu Buhari said Sunday.

Nigerian president condemns rebel attacks on oil pipelines

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Sunday that militants who blew up oil pipelines on the weekend would not go unpunished.