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Nigeria's President Says He Hasn't Died Or Been Replaced By A Clone

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Nigeria's President Says He Hasn't Died Or Been Replaced By A Clone
In a tweet on Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari assured everyone that he was still alive and wasn't a clone.
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Despite widespread rumors, Nigeria's president hasn't died and been replaced by a clone. 

In a tweet on Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari assured everyone he was still alive and was himself. He said: "I can assure you all that this is the real me. Later this month I will celebrate my 76th birthday. And I’m still going strong!" 

Last year, a rumor spread on social media that Buhari died while on sick leave for a few months in the U.K. and was replaced by a Sudanese clone named Jubril. Al Jazeera reports even some of the Nigerian president's political opponents took part in spreading the conspiracy theory. 

There was never any concrete evidence to back up the claims. Buhari is up for re-election in February. He denounced the rumors, calling them "ignorant" and "not surprising."