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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via, or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday arrived in Paris, the capital of French, ahead of the three-day Paris Peace Forum which will hold from November 11-13, 2021.

This was announced by the Special Adviser to the President, Femi Adesina, in a statement titled ‘President Buhari Arrives Paris For Official Visit, Peace Forum’.

According to the statement, Mr Buhari will be a guest to the French President, Emmanuel Macron, at Palais de l’Élysée, before the peace forum.

According to him, Mr Buhari’s plane touched down at Le Bourget Airport at 2.45pm.

The statement partly read, “During the official visit on Wednesday, President Buhari will meet with his French counterpart to discuss issues of mutual interest for both countries, particularly on strengthening economic ties, improving partnership on security, and working jointly on education, health, and halting the threats of COVID-19 to the global economy.

“From Thursday, President Buhari will join world leaders, heads of international organisations, leaders of civil society, and the private sector at Grande Halle de La Villette to strategize on better governance for a world of peace, with plenaries, masterclasses, and workshops.

“The President is scheduled to make a remark at the event to share the peculiarity of the Nigerian experience with the world, and efforts undertaken so far for peace. Other speakers include President Macron, Vice President Kamala Harris of United States, and Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.”


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