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Victories against Boko Haram and crooked politicians are overshadowed by a faltering economy and new militants in the Delta

It would be hard to concoct a worse conjunction of calamities than that facing President Muhammadu Buhari as he prepares to mark his first year as President on 29 May. Undaunted, he will use the opportunity to extol the government's success in driving Boko Haram Islamist fighters from the north-east and to celebrate some successes in his anti-corruption campaign. He will also detail how much the government has retrieved from Western banks of the billions of dollars stolen under General Sani Abacha's regime and its successors, and how those recovered funds will be spent for the public good.

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