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President Buhari welcomes UK Prime Minister Theresa May

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived in Nigeria to meet President Muhammadu Buhari on the second day of her trade mission to boost ties with Africa.


As UK Prime Minister Theresa May continues her tour of Africa with a visit to Nigeria, another European leader is on the continent too.

Germany’s Angela Merkel is visiting Senegal, and will also make stops in Ghana and Nigeria.

Her aim? Well, similar to that of Mrs May – to boost trade with Africa.

“African countries could be a good market down the line,” Ms Merkel said in a recent video address.

“Other countries are already very active here.”

Seems everyone is trying to woo Africa, where China, France and the US have been the dominant financial forces.

Meanwhile, The Deputy High Commissioner to the UK, has said Nigeria needs the world’s help to tackle corruption.

Speaking to BBC’s Today programme Kabiru Bala called for international cooperation and for the UK government to do more to help recover stolen assets from Nigeria.

Cover photo: UK Prime Minister Theresa May in handshake with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.


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