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General News of Thursday, 16 November 2023


Tinubu returns to Abuja after Saudi, Guinea Bissau outings

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu on Thursday evening returned to Abuja after a seven-day outing in Saudi Arabia and a day in Guinea-Bissau where he participated in various activities.

Tinubu, whose aircraft touched down around 7:05pm at the Presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, arrived from the Bissau, the capital of Guinea-Bissau, where he attended the country’s 50 Independence Day Anniversary.

The President left the country on Thursday November 9, to participate in the Saudi-African Summit, which held on the 10.

He held other critical business/investment parleys with Saudi Arabian authorities and investors after the summit.

On Friday, in Riyadh, the President met with Saudi’s captains of industry, during the Nigeria-Saudi Investment Roundtable, beckoning on to bring their resources to Nigeria, where their returns are guaranteed.

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The President performed the Umrah, also known as the Lesser Hajj, on Sunday in Makkah, during which he prayed for God’s divine guidance in leading the country.

On Monday night, in Mecca, he met with the leadership of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), during which he advanced negotiations concerning a multi-billion dollar infrastructure finance facility.

On Wednesday evening, he departed Saudi Arabia for Bissau where he participated in the country’s Independence Anniversary.