Police in the northern Nigerian city of Kano said Tuesday they had rescued an in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari from kidnappers, freeing him after an overnight gunfight with his abductors.
A special government panel has recommended that President Muhammadu Buhari sign Nigeria up for a landmark African free trade agreement, ahead of a key meeting of African leaders.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari won a second term at the helm of Africa's largest economy and top oil producer, the electoral commission chairman said on Wednesday, following an election marred by delays, logistical glitches and violence.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday he had ordered the police and military to be "ruthless" with vote-riggers, as preparations were made for rescheduled elections.
Nigeria's president and the leading opposition candidate urged people to remain calm after a national election scheduled for Saturday was postponed by a week just five hours before polls were due to open.
Nigeria's fight against the Boko Haram jihadist group was expected to top the menu for talks Monday when President Donald Trump meets Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari, president of Africa's most populous and wealthiest country.
Muhammadu Buhari, 75, said he would seek his party's presidential ticket to contest elections in February 2019 during a closed door meeting of the national executive committee of his All Progressives Congress party.
Nigeria will not rest until the last girl kidnapped by Islamist militants has been released, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari failed to arrive for a weekly cabinet meeting on Wednesday, a Reuters reporter at the start of the session said, his third consecutive absence.