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Saturday, June 13, 2015

PRESIDENT BUHARI HEADS FOR AU SUMMIT IN SOUTH AFRICA



President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja for South Africa today Saturday to attend the 25th African Union Summit in Johannesburg. President Buhari is scheduled to undertake his first continental assignment since taking office by chairing a meeting of the Peace and Security Committee of the African Union during the summit.

A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, Friday, said the President is also expected to hold bilateral talks with other African leaders on the sidelines of the summit to consolidate his ongoing drive to secure Nigeria and neighbouring countries from Boko Haram.


President Buhari, according to the statement, is due back in Abuja on Tuesday at the conclusion of the summit which will focus mainly on continental peace and security.

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