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Buhari Meets With French President, Emmanuel Macron Ahead Of His Visit To Nigeria



President Muhammadu Buhari today has met with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron as he prepares to visit Lagos.

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with French President, Emmanuel Macron at the closing ceremony of the 31st Session of the Africa Union Summit today in Nouakchott, Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

More than 40 African leaders gathered in Mauritania to discuss ways to fight corruption and extremism.

The meeting is coming ahead of the French leader’s Tuesday visit at the nightclub founded by Nigerian music legend Fela Kuti.

The New Afrika Shrine located in the teeming Lagos district of Ikeja replaced Fela Kuti’s original club that burnt down in 1977, but for millions of fans it still represents the original Shrine built by the musical maverick.

“The Shrine is a must-see place,” said Olivier Laouchez, the head of the TRACE media and entertainment group and organiser of the event Macron will attend, adding that Lagos is “Africa’s cultural capital”.

The evening will feature concerts, fashion shows by leading African designers and a meeting with stars from Nigeria’s booming Nollywood film industry.