Current Affairs April 2015

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New Zealand cricketer Kyle Mills retires from international cricket

New Zealand cricketer Kyle Mills on 1 April 2014 announced retirement from international cricket.

He made this announcement after New Zealand lost to Australia in ICC World Cup 2015 final.

Kyle Mills cricket career spanned 14 years. In his entire cricket career he had played 19 Tests matches, 170 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and 42 T20s.

He had made his international debut in a ODI against Pakistan in 2001 and test debut in 2004 against England.

In 170 ODI matches he had taken 240 wickets, second highest wicket taker among New Zealand bowlers after Daniel Vettori. In 19 tests matches, he had taken 44 wickets and 43 wickets in his 42 Twenty20 internationals.


Muhammadu Buhari elected as President of Nigeria

Former military ruler Genral Muhammadu Buhari won the Presidential election in Nigeria. He defeated incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan by more than two million votes.

With this historic win, Buhari became the first opposition candidate in history of Nigeria to win a presidential election.

In this election Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) party has received around 15,424,921 votes and Jonathan’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has recieved 12,853,162 votes.

About Muhammadu Buhari

  • He is native of Daura in Katsina State of Nigeria and belongs to Fulani ethnic background.
  • Buhari was military ruler of Nigeria from 1984 to 1985 and had taken power by a military coup.
  • He had served in Nigerian Army from 1961 to 1985 and had retired as a Major General.


  • Gen Buhari’s victory in this presidential election is considered as historic moment in Nigeria’s turbulent history. For the first time sitting president was defeated in an election.
  • Since independence from Britain in 1960, Nigeria had faced numerous military coups and most of the elections were rigged in the past.
  • 2015 Presidential election is considered as important in Nigeria because it was conducted fairly indicating roots of democracy, deepening in Nigeria.