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Nigerians on Twitter React to President Buhari Running For Re-election

The 74 year-old leader will run for re-election in 2019 and many Nigerians are simply over it.

Despite widespread speculation about the state of his health and his plans to run for re-election, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has announced that he will run for second term in office next year.

The announcement was made via the Presidency of Nigeria's Twitter page. "President @MBuhari has just announced his intention to seek the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and contest for a second term of Office in the 2019 elections." read the tweet.

Nigerians online have had mixed reactions to the news, but it seems like most are not in favor of him running for another term. Many believe the 74-year-old president should make room for a younger, more progressive leader, calling out his notably slow-moving leadership. After all, a good leader should also know when it's time to step down.



Many are shocked about the decision given ongoing concerns about his health. Others are simply not having it, and are using humor to address the issue—sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying.



Buhari is currently in the UK to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting with Theresa May Theresa May on April 16. The president left for the country a week early, leading many to believe that he was there seeking medical treatment ahead of the meeting. The president spent three months in the UK last year on an extended "medical leave."

The 7 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Mr Eazi, AKA, Yung L x Wizkid, Terri, IDPizzle and more.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Check out all of OkayAfrica's playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Watch the Trippy Music Video for Pa Salieu's 'Bang Out'

The buzzing Gambian-British rapper's new song is certainly one to check out.

Buzzing Gambian-British rapper, Pa Salieu shares the music video for his new single 'Bang Out.'

The hardcore track, produced by Felix Joseph and AOD features a catchy hook and rapid-fire verses from the young artist. The trippy, multimedia video was directed by Midnight Club. The song premiered last night on BBC's 1xtra radio.

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Davido's 'Fall' Goes Gold

It's 2020 and Davido's 'Fall' is still claiming new titles.

Davido's "Fall" continues to break records even three years after its release. The track is now certified gold in the US and Canada as of Wednesday.

According to Pulse Nigeria, the song has sold 40,000 and 800,000 in Canada and the US respectively. The track is a standout single from the artist's 2019 sophomore album A Good Time.

Davido took to Twitter to excitedly share the news, posting a screenshot of an email from Sony, and stating that he had "predicted this [a] couple days ago."

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Zakes Bantwini Set to Host South Africa's First-Ever Drive-in-Concert

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