Nigeria on the right track

Dr Goodluck Jonathan has conceded defeat in the Nigerian polls and paved way for his opponent, Muhammadu Buhari, to succeed him as president of Africa’s most populous nation.

From 1983-1985, General Buhari was the military ruler of Nigeria before a palace coup put paid to his presidency. The man who helped to install him in power in a putsch in 1983, General Ibrahim Babangida, kicked him out, accusing him of all manner of evils.

With the late General Tunde Idiagbon as his second in command, Buhari tried to clean up an unruly Nigeria and in the process, earned enemies even within his inner circle.

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