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Nigeria's Buhari to visit restive Niger Delta region this week


ABUJA/ONITSHA, Nigeria Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday visit the Niger Delta region, rocked by attacks on oil and gas facilities, for the first time since taking office a year ago, an official said on Monday.

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