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2012-02-23 04:23:13 'The Web is Very, Very, Very Powerful' [RNW Africa] "I will vote for Wade, of course!" shouts Amadou, a young taxi driver, taking me to my hotel in downtown Dakar. "Wade has worked hard and that's how it works here." We drive past large posters of the various presidential candidates as Amadou points them out: Abdoulaye Wade, Macky Sall, Moustapha Niasse and Ousmane Tanor Dieng.

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Saturday, 05-30-15, 16:19U.S. Condemns Violence in Burundi[State Department] Press Statement by Jeff Rathke, Director, Office of Press Relations, Washington, DC:
Saturday, 05-30-15, 16:15Buhari's Inaugural Address - an Analysis[Daily Trust] It has come and gone - President Muhammadu Buhari's Inauguration of yesterday Friday May 29, 2015. By the time we are reading this, former President Goodluck Jonathan may have spent his first night in Otuoke, Bayelsa State, and the new President his first at Abuja's Presidential Villa, Aso Rock.
Saturday, 05-30-15, 16:01Boko Haram Militants Fire Grenades Into Maiduguri[Premium Times] Hours after the new Nigerian president ordered that the country's defence seat be moved to Maiduguri, Borno State capital, until Boko Haram is subdued, the insurgents on Friday night staged yet another deadly attack in the city.
Saturday, 05-30-15, 16:00U.S. Lawyers Monitor Court 'Failures' in Journalist's Case[ABA] The American Bar Association is concerned that the proceedings leading to the conviction and sixth-month suspended sentence of Angolan journalist and human rights advocate Rafael Marques de Morais were marred by procedural irregularities inconsistent with international fair trial standards.
Saturday, 05-30-15, 14:45I'll Be President of All Nigerians - Buhari[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday pledged to keep his oath of office and serve all Nigerians equally at all times, while assuring that Nigerians would not regret entrusting the responsibility of leading the country to him.

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