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A Look at Nigeria's President as he Secures a 2nd Term

A Look at Nigeria's President as he Secures a 2nd Term

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 01:38 AM

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — He is a former military dictator who briefly seized power in the 1980s and now says he regrets his ruthless past. Spare in charisma and physique, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari faces new pressure to deliver after securing a second term in Africa's most populous nation.

The 76-year-old Buhari won Saturday's election despite frustration with what many people have called a slow, insufficient approach to tackling corruption, insecurity and the economy. As he neared victory, the Nigerian Stock Exchange dipped as investors who had banked on a more business-friendly challenger got out.

The president is seen as unusually upright and reserved in this vibrant country of some 190 million people, where gregarious politicians spend heavily to secure lucrative posts — often becoming ensnared in graft.

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