It has been exactly one year since Nigerians elected their first opposition candidate for president. Muhammadu Buhari took power on a platform of ending corruption and the terrorism of Boko Haram. But how happy are Nigerians with his progress?
People in two of northeastern Nigeria’s six states say militants with ties to Boko Haram are still in control of areas despite the federal government’s unwavering stance that it has defeated the Jihadist militant group.
More than 1,000 people held captive by the militant group Boko Haram have been freed, according to Nigeria's military. Most were women and children, although some men who were forced to be fighters were also rescued.
For quite some time now, Nigeria has been intensifying efforts to recover stolen state assets from abroad. President Muhammadu Buhari's government has won some recent battles — but it is fighting a losing war.
The meeting comes shortly after Trump's unflattering comments concerning the African nation. It's likely the US will attempt to rebuild trust, while Nigeria has the chance to promote itself on the world stage.
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