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The Economist disowns publication on Buhari

The Economist, a London-based magazine, has disowned a publication which claims that Nigerians have shown unprecedented level of patience with President Muhammadu Buhari. 

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Presidential spokesman Mr Femi Adesina stated this in a statement yesterday.

Adesina said the publication had been making rounds on the social media and some websites in Nigeria and beyond.

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He said the Presidency enjoined Nigerians to be watchful and circumspect about the kind of information they are exposed to and share, especially in this period when purveyors of fake news abound. 

He stated: “In a  letter dated  January 18, 2018,  written  and signed by Jonathan Rosenthal, the  Africa Editor  of the magazine, reads: ‘It has come to my attention that an article has been circulating on social media and been published on various websites that purports to have been written or published by The Economist. The article with the headline ‘The Unprecedented Level of Patience Shown to Buhari’ was not written nor published by The Economist. Any claims connecting it to The Economist are false.”

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