Donald Trump to host President Buhari in White House April 30

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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari holds talks on Nigeria-British relations with Prime Minister, Theresa May, at 10, Downing Street, London.

"President Trump looks forward to discussing ways to enhance our strategic partnership and advance our shared priorities: promoting economic growth and reforms, fighting terrorism and other threats to peace and security, and building on Nigeria's role as a democratic leader in the region", the White House said in a statement.

President Muhammadu Buhari has acknowledged that stoppage of teaching of history as a subject in schools was a mistake.

He said, "I am very pleased with the successes in agriculture: We have cut rice importation by about 90 per cent; made lots of savings of foreign exchange, and generated employment". "I assure you that your confidence in us won't be abused; we will do our best to justify it", Buhari said.

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Climate change and environmental issues also came up for discussion, and President Buhari brought up the necessity of inter-basin water transfer from Congo Basin to Lake Chad.

The president was quoted by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, as stating this when he received in audience some members of the Buhari Diaspora Support Organisation, led by Mr. Charles Sylvester, in London. "Anti-bomb and explosives experts shall open all letters for him like in the case of ex-President of the United States, Barack Obama, before his historic election", said the cleric.

The President added that Nigeria-Britain cooperation is historical.

In her remarks, Prime Minister May said Britain would continue to work with Nigeria in training and equipping the military.

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The announcement of the visit comes one day after the fourth anniversary of the Chibok schoolgirls abduction, which saw Boko Haram kidnap 276 girls.

She also noted: "Good grounding in education is good". It is important to equip young people for today's world.

May, who observed that President Buhari has been doing much to improve trade and business for Nigeria, said it was also time to boost intra-commonwealth trade.

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