Nigeria: President reinstates trip to US after unexplained cancellation

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president has reinstated a planned trip to the U.S. after abruptly canceling it without explanation.

President Goodluck Jonathan is scheduled to travel Wednesday to the U.S. to attend the General Assembly of the United Nations. Jonathan had been scheduled to travel Sunday, but canceled his plans without explanation — a day after he formally declared an election bid to run for president.

Jonathan's office gave no reason for the trip being resumed.

The cancellation also came after National Security Adviser Aliyu Gusau resigned his position and announced his intention to run for president. Gusau, a retired Army general, is a powerful, behind-the-scenes player in Nigeria's military and security agencies.