• Presidency removes speech writer accused of plagiarism

    Presidency removes speech writer accused of plagiarism

    President Muhammadu Buhari has removed one of his speechwriters, who caused him national embarrassment after he was alleged to have plagiarised US President Barack Obama.

    The president delivered the lines at the launch of a landmark campaign on September 8, unaware that part of the speech was lifted.

    Buhari in his speech for the “Change Begins With Me” campaign, said: “We must resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship, pettiness and immaturity that have poisoned our country for so […]

  • President Buhari under fire over Obama speech plagiarism

    President Buhari under fire over Obama speech plagiarism

    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has come under fire from critics after admitting part of his recent “Change Begins With Me” speech was copied from US President Barack Obama’s 2008 victory speech.

    Buhari announced the social initiative earlier this month urging Nigerians to stop bribing and littering in a programme that continues his “war against indiscipline” launched while serving as military ruler in the 1980’s.

    “We must resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship, pettiness and immaturity that have poisoned […]