World #3 – Nigerian President denies death and body double rumours

Tuesday's World Events - December 4, 2018


1. For NIGERIA, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

NOTE: Before answering the following questions, read the “Background” and watch the video under "Resources" below.

a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) For what reasons did people think President Buhari had been replaced by a body double?
c) For what reasons do opponents say Mr. Buhari is not fit to be reelected?
d) How has Mr. Buhari’s government changed their tone about the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram?
e) Read the “Background” below the questions. Do you agree with Mr. Khalid’s assertion? Explain your answer.