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Buhari Apologizes For Plagiarizing Obama

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari issued an apology after launching an anti-corruption campaign with a speech that plagiarized President Barack Obama’s 2008 victory address. Buhari vowed Friday in a statement to punish those responsible for the plagiarism. He is set to meet with Obama in New York next week.

In his own speech, Obama had said, “Let us resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long.”

Melania Trump was widely criticized for giving a speech at the GOP convention with some sentences eerily similar to one given years earlier by Michelle Obama. The two leaders are set to meet next week at the United Nations

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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