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President Buhari Leaves For New York

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President Muhammadu Buhari has left Nigeria for the United States to attend the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The President left with a 22-man delegation for the ten-hour-journey.

President Buhari is leaving just after celebrating the Eid in his home town in Daura.

The President is accompanied by the governors of Kaduna, Niger, and Cross River states.

Also joining the President are former governors, Kayode Fayemi and Rotimi Amaechi, and former member of the House of Reps, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

Others are the National Security Adviser, Major-General Mungunu, Presidential Adviser on media, Femi Adeshina, among others.

On the agenda of President Buhari's talks, deliberations and interactions with the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon, President Barack Obama of the United States, President Francois Hollande of France, Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, President Vladmir Putin of Russia, President Xi Jinping of China, Prime Minister Narenda Modi of India and others will be domestic developmental issues, bilateral relations, the war against terrorism, countering violent extremism, the enhancement of global security, peace-keeping operations, climate change and the adoption of a post 2015 global development agenda.

President Buhari is also scheduled to address the World Leaders Summit on Violent Extremism to which he was personally invited by Mr. Ban Ki Moon during the Secretary-General's recent visit to Nigeria.