USA, UK not pressuring Buhari to drop second term bid – Presidency 

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja

The Presidency on Tuesday said there was no truth in a media report (not THE PUNCH) that some foreign powers were putting pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said this in a statement made available to journalists.

Adesina was reacting to a story titled “Pressure mounts on Buhari not to seek re-election” which claimed that foreign powers, including the European Union, United States of America, United Kingdom, and Saudi Arabia, are putting pressure on Buhari not to seek re-election.

The presidential spokesman said contrary to the report, Buhari was being held in high esteem in the countries mentioned in the report.

He said because Buhari is not flippant, he gave a deep thought to the prospect before announcing his bid for a second term in office.

Adesina added that it is only those who fear electoral loss that are trying to dissuade the…

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Ghanaians accuse Nigerians of destroying shops, threaten to retaliate

Ghanaian traders at Tiptoe lane, Circle, Accra on Tuesday threatened to carry out reprisal attacks on Nigerians at the market, after they found about 30 of their shops destroyed.

A trader told Myjoyonline, that the demolition began at 5am while he was at home. He said he abandoned his early morning routine and rushed to find his shop destroyed and laptops, phones gone.

Another Ghanaian who operators a mobile-money business said he has lost money, iPhones and electronic gadgets. He said the exercise was a shocking interruption of a business he has worked hard to sustain.

Affected shop owners have accused a Nigerian businessman of masterminding the demolitions. According to them, they have been resisting the building of a storey building in the very crowded business area.

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They pointed out that a residential property surrounded by local shops has been leased to two Nigerians – Uche and…

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