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Nigerian president denies being a clone

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has laughed off rumours that he was dead and had been replaced by a clone. Buhari spent five months in Britain last year being treated for an undisclosed illness. ‘A lot of people hoped that I was dead,’ he said, calling those who spread the rumour ‘ignorant and irreligious’. The rumour were so prevalent the vice president had people calling up to apply for vacant positions. No evidence has been presented for the clone claim. The videos making the claim have been viewed thousands of times on YouTube and Facebook. Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub Today in Focus podcast ► https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/todayinfocus Support the Guardian ► https://theguardian.com/supportus The Guardian YouTube network: The Guardian ► www.youtube.com/theguardian Owen Jones talks ► http://bit.ly/subsowenjones Guardian Football ► http://is.gd/guardianfootball Guardian Sport ► http://bit.ly/GDNsport Guardian Culture ► http://is.gd/guardianculture
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