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Update: Martin Luther King Jnr’s family visits President Buhari at the presidential villa

President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House on Sunday, received Martin Luther King Jnr’s family.

He was said to have been conferred with the 1st Black History Month National Black Excellence and Exceptional African Leadership Award 2018, according to a now-deleted tweet by the State House.

Update 29 March 2018: The Martin Luther King Center has denied the conferment of the said honour. Writing on its Twitter page, the Center says:

“The award given to President Buhari of Nigeria was not given by The King Center, at the request of The King Center or by the children of #MLK and #CorettaScottKing. @MrFixNigeria.”
-The King Center (@TheKingCenter) 2:08 PM – 28 Mar 2018

See some of the pictures purportedly from the occasion as shared by the State House:

Buhari with family of Martin Luther King jnr

Buhari with family of Martin Luther King jnr