Clinton on a mission to douse Nigeria’s political tension

The US is wary of the recent furore caused by statements credited to the West, expressing concern over the credibility of the elections after President Muhammadu Buhari suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Mr Walter Onnoghen, over corruption allegations.

~ The East African

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