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By many, if not most, accounts, President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the United States was a major personal triumph and represented a significant turn in Nigeria-US relations. President Barack Obama, hosting Mr. Buhari at

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I recall a testy exchange in 2009 at the Westin Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island between a ranking member of the Nigerian House of Representatives and a US-based, Nigerian-born attorney.

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I don’t know what’s going through President-elect Muhammadu Buhari’s mind at the moment, but his job daunting to begin with just got tougher. Nigeria is beset by one of the worst fuel shortages in its history.

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President-elect Muhammadu Buhari will inherit something of a perfect political storm when he takes office in a few weeks. He ran a well-orchestrated campaign as an outsider, an agent of “change” and the “answer” to everything that ails Nigeria.

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One of the special joys of my time in the MFA programme at the University of Massachusetts was taking a fiction workshop with Tamas Aczel. It was during the spring semester of 1993.

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Muhammadu Buhari’s triumph over Goodluck Jonathan in the March 28, 2015 presidential election has unleashed a fever of hope in Nigeria. Everywhere I turn, I

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