Buhari appoints anti-corruption committee

President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has appointed a committee of seven to advise him on how to best tackle corruption in the country as well as reform the legal system. The Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption has mostly been made up of academics. Femi Adesina, the presidential spokesman, said “the…

Buhari accuses U.S. of indirectly supporting Boko Haram

On Wednesday July 22 Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, accused the United States government of indirectly supporting Boko Haram in a speech addressing the United States Institute for Peace (USIP). Buhari accused the U.S. of “aiding and abetting” Boko Haram due to the fact that the U.S. denied weapons support for…

Buhari meets Obama

Monday July 20, 2015, United States President Barack Obama met with Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari at the White House. Obama stated that the two of them planned to discuss furthering cooperation between their states on counter measures against the extremist group Boko Haram, amongst other issues. Garba Sheju, the senior…

Advisors tell Buhari to overhaul Nigerian oil sector

In an exclusive, Reuters reported that a Nigerian reform proposal document shows that Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s advisors have suggested that he totally overhaul the root and branch of Africa’s largest oil industry and increase borrowing to aid in paying off the $20 billion in outstanding government debts. This recommendation came…