Virtually all the leading newspapers in the country reported on February 14 that President Buhari spoke to Donald Trump the previous day “at the request of the American President”.
The past few days will probably be a turning point in the relationship between President Buhari and some of the most ardent supporters of his candidacy in the 2015 elections in the country.
This piece was inspired by the transcript of a speech given by Princeton Nathan Lyman, former US Ambassador to Nigeria (1986-89) and South Africa (1992-95) at Chinua Achebe Colloquium at Brown University in December 2009.
Tomorrow, Friday January 2017, Donald Trump will formally assume office as the 45th President of the United States.
Barrack Obama, the 44th President of the United States and the first African American to hold the top American job, delivered his farewell address to Americans yesterday (January 10) from his adopted home state of Chicago.
The recent warning by the Deputy Senate President, Dr Ike Ekweremadu, that any use of military might to force Jammeh out office in The Gambia could have dire consequences for the country and the West African sub-region was a well- intentioned intervention.
The year 2016 ended on a bang for Buhari after a sluggish and uninspiring start for the government.