Buhari to meet Trump April 30

Kenny Tucker
April 16, 2018

In the statement, the White House said Mr Buhari would meet Mr Trump at Washington to discuss issues including "fighting terrorism" and economic growth.

She adds that the United States has a "deep and strong" relationship with Nigeria.

In a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, President Buhari blamed those he described as wicked people for plundering the country, saying they have "kept Nigerians poor".

The State Department under Trump approved the sale of 12 high-technology attack planes and equipment worth $600 million to Nigeria previous year after the Obama administration halted the sale because of accusations that Nigeria's air force was bombing civilians.

The meeting comes weeks after Rex Tillerson, then US secretary of state, visited Nigeria and other African countries in March only to be fired after his return to Washington. However the trip was cut short and Tillerson fired.

Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to use the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which commences today, to open up on the economic difficulties facing the country and to seek assistance of world leaders.

His opponents argue that he has not fulfilled his campaign promises to tackle corruption and insecurity in northeast Nigeria.

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The presidential aide said Buhari and May discussed Nigeria-British relations during the meeting held at 10 Downing Street, London.

"If they had used 50% of the money we made when oil prices went as high as $143 dollars per barrel and stabilised at $100 dollars with production at 2.1 million barrels per day for many years, Nigerians would have minded their businesses".

Some of Buhari's public criticism has come from surprising quarters; his wife.

Buhari said this while hosting members of the Buhari Diaspora Support Organisation in London.

"Furthermore, it is ridiculous that the Buhari Presidency is whining and alleging that President Buhari is being de-marketed ahead of the 2019 election, when the facts of the failures of his administration, including the daily bloodletting and suffering under his watch, speak for themselves".

Similarly, the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), said Buhari should also blame himself for the nations woes being a past leader of Nigeria.

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