U.S. Embassy Supports Training of 44 Nigerian Medical Oncologists

Abuja – The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with Project PINK BLUE, kicked off medical training for 44 Nigerian clinical oncologists from August 13-25 at the African University of Science & Technology in Abuja.  In Nigeria, cancer is increasingly recognized as a critical health problem with rising mortality rates despite many forms of cancer being preventable ...
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Pharmaceutical Research and Development Institute Earns ISO Certification with USAID Support

Abuja – On August 9, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director Erin Holleran presented Minister of State for Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire a certificate of accreditation from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for quality control on behalf of a laboratory operated by the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD). ...
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U.S. Embassy Commemorates World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

The U.S. Embassy Abuja, in collaboration with Devatop Centre for Africa Development, held a program on July 31 to commemorate World Day against Trafficking in Persons.  The program whose theme was Combating Human Trafficking: A National Priority, highlighted the scale and severity of human trafficking and efforts to fight the problem. Trafficking in persons is ...
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Forging New Strategies for U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment – Remarks of Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan at the AGOA Forum

DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Thank you, Robert, for that kind introduction, and good morning, everyone. It’s a pleasure to be with you this morning. On behalf of Secretary Pompeo, I’m honored to welcome you to the State Department. And on behalf of the United States Government, I’m delighted to open the 17th annual Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and ...
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Statement On The Occasion of Democracy Day, 29 May 2018

U.S. Joins Allies and Partners in Celebrating Nigeria’s Democracy Day and Calls for Free, Fair, and Inclusive 2019 Elections We join Nigerians today in celebrating the day on which democracy and civilian rule were restored. In Nigeria, as in so many of our countries, the right for all citizens to enjoy equal participation in the democratic ...
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U.S. Mission Nigeria Photo Contest Initiative Kicks-Off

Abuja, Nigeria – The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is inviting Nigerians to compete in its NaijaGems photography contest, an initiative of the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, W. Stuart Symington. The contest opens on Friday, April 6, 2018 and submissions are due on May 4, 2018. The top photos will win prizes. This contest will offer ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission David J. Young Talking Points for World TB Day 2018 Commemoration

I am delighted to be a part of today’s event in observance of World TB Day 2018. March 24 or World TB Day each year is aimed at building public awareness that tuberculosis or TB remains an epidemic in much of the world. In Nigeria alone, TB claims more than 1.5 million lives annually, according ...
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TRANSCRIPT – Press Briefing with Acting Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Don Yamamoto – Secretary Tillerson’s March 6-13 Visit to A

Africa Regional Media Hub Teleconference, Washington, D.C. OPERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by and welcome to the Department of State conference call. At this time, all participants are in listen only mode. Later, we will conduct a question and answer session, and instructions will be given at that time. If you should ...
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USAID Convenes Interfaith Dialogues for Religious and Civic Leaders in Nigeria

Abuja – Over the last five years, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) supported the training of more than 8,500 political, clerical, and civic leaders on religious tolerance in an effort to mitigate ethno-religious conflict in some of Nigeria’s most volatile regions. The assistance from USAID was provided through the Training of Leaders on ...
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American Comedian Brings Wong Street Journal to Lagos Theatre Festival

Lagos—- Renowned American performance artist and comedian, Kristina Wong, is visiting Lagos this week to participate in the Lagos Theatre Festival.   The festival runs from  February 27 to March 4. Supported by the United States Consulate General Lagos, Wong will conduct master classes for performing arts students, faculty, and theatrical directors at the University of ...
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Embassy Abuja Trains NPF Borno Anti-Bomb Squad.

The U.S. Embassy in Nigeria and the NPF Borno Anti-Bomb Squad are working together for a secure future. On February 1, the U.S. Embassy through its office of the Legal Attache attended a workshop with the Borno State EOD Squad. They shared information focused on the priorities of protecting the public, protecting the EOD members ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: President Trump’s announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.  U.S. Embassy Abuja reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Review ...
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Nigeria Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Nigeria and recommends that U.S. citizens avoid all but essential travel to Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kano, Jigawa, and Yobe states because the security situation in northeast Nigeria remains fluid and unpredictable.  Very poor transportation infrastructure also makes it difficult for the ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports Nigeria’s Inaugural American Football Youth Championship

Abuja, Nigeria- MTD Tigers stop ABC Game Shakers 26-12 On a brisk, sunny, Saturday morning, December 2nd, Zaria’s stadium hosted the first championship of Nigeria’s inaugural American football youth league. The game matched the MTD Tigers against the ABC Dogarawa Game Shakers. In a spirited game, full of big plays and hard hits, the MTD Tigers ...
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THE UNITED STATES – NIGERIA BI-NATIONAL COMMISSION JOINT COMMUNIQUE

The United States-Nigeria Bi-National Commission (BNC) met on November 20, 2017, in Abuja, Nigeria. The BNC was co-chaired by Geoffrey Onyeama, Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Nigeria and John J. Sullivan, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of State, United States of America. This year’s BNC focused on advancing U.S.-Nigerian shared prosperity, including discussion ...
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U.S. Embassy Awards $404,553 in Grants to Nigerian Civic Groups

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria has awarded $404,553 in grants in response to applications to its 2017 annual program statement.  A total of 23 projects were funded that will address issues of concern to all Nigerian citizens.  The grantees include civil society organizations, arts companies, and alumni of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) ...
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The U.S. Government and ECOWAS Renew Partnership for Security and Development in West Africa

Abuja, Nigeria – On Friday, November 10, 2017, the United States Government and the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) reaffirmed their commitment and collaboration to strengthen harmonization and delivery of development programs that aid millions of people throughout West Africa.  Alex Deprez, Mission Director, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/West Africa and the ...
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U.S. Embassy Abuja Hosts Former Major League Baseball Pitcher Jeremy Guthrie

The U.S. Embassy is hosting former Major League Baseball pitcher Jeremy Guthrie in Abuja, Nigeria. Guthrie is participating in the Baseball Tomorrow Academy youth baseball camp being held at the National Stadium. Speaking to the press, Guthrie said, “the goal is to work with these kids,  give them something that they can work on, inspire ...
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PAO Darcy Zotter Challenged Young Librarians in Nigeria to Make a Difference in the Library and Information Profession.

Lagos – U.S. Consulate General Lagos and Goethe-Institut , Nigeria in collaboration with the University of Abuja and Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W-Tec) organized a two day workshop (September 25-26, 2017) for 20 young librarians drawn from the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria. The theme for the workshop was Innovative Services Delivery in Libraries andInformation Centers. The intent of the workshop was to equip ...
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World Environment Day Short Story Eco-Writing Contest Finalists

U.S. Embassy Abuja is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 World Environment Day Short Story Eco-Writing Contest. On April 27, U.S. Embassy Abuja announced a writing contest on the 2017 World Environment Day theme: Connecting People to Nature.  We wish to thank all contest participants who told compelling stories of our human connection ...
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Stephen M. Haykin Sworn In as USAID Mission Director

Abuja, Nigeria – Last Friday June 23, 2017, in a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy, Ambassador W. Stuart Symington presided over the swearing-in of Stephen M. Haykin as the new U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission Director for Nigeria. In this capacity, Mr. Haykin will oversee all aspects of USAID/Nigeria’s development program, valued at ...
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Ambassador Symington Hails Launch of Lagos Chapter of U.S. Government Exchange Alumni Association

June 19, 2017 – Ambassador W. Stuart Symington and Consul General F. John Bray welcomed the June 19 launch of the Lagos Chapter of the U.S. Government Exchange Alumni Association in a ceremony held at the Colonades Hotel in Lagos. The new chapter for Lagos State welds together interested alumni from all public diplomacy exchange ...
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4H Program Comes to Benue

On May 16, 2017, Dustin Homan, Mandela Washington Fellowship Reciprocal Exchange Fellow, arrived Makurdi, Benue State.  His mission: to collaborate with 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow, Cosmas Anweh, to launch 4H clubs in Benue State.  4H, which stands for Head, Heart, Hands and Health, is a non-governmental global youth organization. Launched in 1902 in the U.S. state ...
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U.S. Embassy Honors Mandela Fellow John Paul Usman, Donates Books Worth $2000 to University

May 16, 2017—In honor of the memory of John Paul Usman, the U.S. Embassy donated books worth $2,000 to the University of Ilorin in Kwara State. This is in addition to the $20,000 award announced on the Young Africa Leaders Initiative Network earlier. U.S. Embassy Country Public Affairs Officer Aruna Amirthanayagam while presenting the books ...
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Remarks by U.S. Embassy Country Public Affairs Officer Aruna Amirthanayagam – Inauguration of Osun State Chapter of U.S. International Exchange Alumni

Good morning. All protocols duly observed. It is wonderful to see alumni of different Department of State exchange programs. As alumni of one of the 20 exchange programs that the Department of State has sponsored over the years in Nigeria you join more than one million Department of State alumni worldwide. It is my honor ...
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U.S. Consulate Marks Press Freedom Day with Thought-Provoking Sessions, Inter-Collegiate Debate Competition

On Wednesday, May 3, 3017, the Public Affairs Section of the United States Consulate General Lagos in collaboration with Lagos Television (LTV), a leading state-owned broadcast station, organized a program in commemoration of the World Press Freedom Day. At the program themed “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s Role in Advancing Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive ...
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Creative Writing Workshop on Environmental Literacy for Amateur Writers

To mark Earth Day, April 22, and World Book Day, April 23, the U.S. Embassy hosted a two-hour creative writing workshop on the theme of environmental literacy for 26 amateur writers on April 24.  In his opening remarks, Cultural Affairs Officer Larry Socha, read a selection from Walden, a book by famed nineteenth century American ...
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U.S. Consulate and FSD Train Emerging Entrepreneurs

Lagos — Tuesday March 28 and Wednesday March 29, the U.S. Consulate General Public Affairs Section (PAS), in collaboration with  Field of Skills and Dreams (FSD),  a vocational training and leadership institute, hosted a two-day Conference for  Emerging Entrepreneurs. Consul- General F. John Bray noted in his opening remarks  that “entrepreneurship can launch you on ...
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Consulate General PAO highlights U.S Educational and Cultural Programs on Radio

Consulate General Lagos Public Affairs Officer Darcy Zotter appeared on Fresh FM 105.9 and Diamond FM 101.1 this Wednesday as part of the Consulate’s public diplomacy efforts in Ibadan, Oyo State.  During her interview, PAO Zotter highlighted U.S. cultural, educational and professional programs for the listeners, with an emphasis on the Fulbright program as well as the EducationUSA Advising Center in Lagos and the various American Corners in ...
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USAID’s role in providing humanitarian assistance to the Boko Haram ravaged zone

USAID Mission Director Michael Harvey was on Tuesday March 14, 2017 a guest on a live-call in radio program on Armed Forces Radio 107.7 FM. During a 30 minutes program on ‘Home Sweet Home’ show, Harvey talked about what USAID is doing in providing humanitarian assistance to the people displaced by Boko Haram crisis in ...
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USAID ‘Deeply Engaged’ in Boko Haram Crisis Response A conversation with Mission Director Mike Harvey

As his three and-a-half year tour as USAID Mission Director in Nigeria winds down, Michael T. Harvey sat with Nigeria’s Armed Forces Radio to discuss the U.S. government’s response to the displacement and socio-economic impact of the Boko Haram insurgency on the population of the country’s northeast. In a wide-ranging interview with presenter Jude Kankara ...
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U. S Ambassador encourages Nigerian exchange alumni to “change society”

“Grassroots leadership is critical in changing a society for better,” Ambassador Symington told participants at an exchange alumni strategic planning workshop in Abuja.  The workshop gathered alumni from 27 states and the Federal Capital Territory who had participated in one of  20 United States exchange programs.  Ambassador Symington emphasized that the United States and Mission ...
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Christine Souffrant Ntim, CEO of Vendedy, Engage Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

As part of activities to celebrate Women’s History Month, the U.S. Embassy in Abuja invited Christine Souffrant Ntim, a young female entrepreneur and  startup ecosystem expert to address local audiences on growing startups, monetizing personal and business brands, and leveraging technology for economic development. During her tour, she visited Kaduna, Abuja, and Jos and spoke ...
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U.S. donates Demining and Explosive Ordinance Disposal Training Equipment

The U.S. has donated equipment to the Nigerian Army in support of their efforts to counter improvised explosive devices and save the lives of both soldiers and civilians. The donation was made to the Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering, Makurdi by Major Chiddy Adighije of the Office of Security Cooperation, U.S. Embassy Abuja.  It ...
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Power Africa Coordinator, Andrew Herscowitz at a Workshop for Nigerian Power Distribution Companies

Yesterday (February 14, 2017),  Andrew Herscowitz, Power Africa Coordinator, spoke at a workshop for Nigerian power distribution companies. Power Africa brings together the private sector and governments to work in partnership to increase the number of people with access to power, on and off grid, on the African continent. In 2017, 95 million Nigerians still ...
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Nigerian observers to U.S. Presidential Election share their experiences

Several Nigerian observers of the U.S. Presidential election shared their experiences during a program hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Abuja. They included Zainab Audu Bako, a politician, Cynthia Mbamalu and Fatu Ogwuche from civil society, and Abdullateef Salau, a journalist. Zainab participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) for women politicians drawn from ...
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USAID Seed Donation Yields ‘Bumper Crop’

IDP and host communities transition from food distribution to food production Before the harvest, Mary Utsewa touched an ear of maize so large she could hardly get her hand around it.  She looked at the stalks reaching above her head and considered her good fortune.  Driven from her fields for three growing seasons by Boko ...
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Statement by Ambassador W. Stuart Symington – U.S.-Nigeria Bi-National Commission Working Level Meeting

Today’s Working Level Meeting of the United States-Nigeria Bi-National Commission reaffirmed the depth of cooperation between our two countries.  Representing the United States were officials from the Department of State, the Department of Defense, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. These senior officials formed three principal ...
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U.S. Embassy Observes World AIDS Day 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja observed World AIDS Day on December 1 by providing HIV testing and awareness information to the U.S. Mission community. The Embassy also hosted a blood drive that morning. The drive was a continuation of a periodic exercise encouraged by the U.S. Mission since 2002 to support the efforts of Nigeria’s National ...
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U.S. Fulbright Specialist Trains 34 Nigerian Nurses in Cancer Patient Care

Ms. Laurie Tauriainen, a nurse with the Sarah Cannon Research Institute in Dallas, Texas is conducting a week-long training program for 34 nurses at the National Hospital in Abuja. The training in patient navigation is being organized in collaboration with Project Pink Blue, a non-profit organization led by Mr. Runcie Chidebe, a Nigerian alumnus of ...
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U.S. Embassy Country Public Affairs Officer Aruna Amirthanayagam Opens the 13th Annual Fulbright Conference

Counselor for Public Affairs, Aruna Amirthanayagam, delivered opening remarks on the opening day of the 13th Annual Fulbright Alumni Association Conference and the commemoration the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright program. While addressing the audience at the two-day conference, comprised of Fulbright alumni, students and representatives of government institutions, Amirthanayagam highlighted the words of Senator ...
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U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey Visits Nigeria, Seeks to Expand Internet Access in Africa (August 13, 2016)

Lagos –– United States Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the ranking Democratic Party member on the Africa and Global Health Policy Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is leading a congressional delegation to Lagos from August 12 to 14. He heard from Nigerian technology leaders and young entrepreneurs on August 13 regarding their successes and challenges, and ...
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U.S. Consul General F. John Bray and USAID Mission Director Michael Harvey Visit Power Africa Projects and Partners in Edo State

 U.S. Consul General F. John Bray and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director for Nigeria Michael Harvey visited Edo State July 26 – 27 to assess the progress of partnered investments that advance U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature initiative Power Africa. Two out of three people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to ...
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U.S. Mission to Nigeria and Edo State Leaders Launch US$1 Million Program to Assist HIV/AIDS-Affected Children and Families

Benin– U.S. Consul General F. John Bray and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director for Nigeria Michael Harvey attended the launch of a US$1 million program to support HIV/AIDS-affected children and families.  H.E. First Lady of Edo State Iara Oshiomhole and Edo State Commissioner for Women Affairs Mrs. Aenena Jemitola Fulani-Ojo hosted ...
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U.S. Government Interagency Approach Drives Cybersecurity Workshop

 U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires Maria Brewer opened the West Africa Cyber Initiative Bilateral Workshop in Abuja with a call to participants to network and strengthen the bonds within the Nigerian and U.S. law enforcement communities. The workshop builds the capacity of Nigerian law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges, legislators, and policy makers to help with the ...
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United States Launches Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Nigerian Agriculture (July 18, 2016)

Abuja –  In the presence of Agriculture Minister Audu Ogbeh, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched two new partnerships with local agribusinesses Babban Gona and Hello Tractor, highlighting the U.S. government’s agricultural and private sector strategy and promoting the development of Nigeria’s agriculture sector.  Under this $2 million, two-year partnership, anticipated results include ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Maria E. Brewer Nigeria Agriculture Private Sector Partnerships Launch (July 18, 2016)

(as prepared for delivery) Chief Audu Ogbeh, Honorable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development; His Royal Highness Muhammad Sanusi II, Emir of Kano; all other protocols observed.  Good morning and welcome to the U.S. Embassy. The U.S. government is pleased to host this launch to support our Feed the Future presidential initiative.  Feed the Future ...
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U. S. Government Exchange Program Alumni Contribute to Vital Changes in Nigeria (June 17, 2016)

 Responding to Nigeria’s quest for practical commitments in leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, and development initiatives, U.S. government exchange program alumni across the country are contributing ideas and resources and improving lives in their communities. To observe the impact of these life-improving contributions by some of the exchange alumni, U.S. Embassy Cultural Affairs Officer Robert Kerr and ...
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U.S. Hosts Nigeria Police, Community Leaders In Discussion of Crime and Violence Prevention (June 16, 2016)

Lagos–The United States Consulate General Lagos, Lagos State Police Command, civil society, and community leaders met for an exploratory discussion to reduce violence in Lagos and encourage nonviolent resolution of disputes, as well as improve opportunities for youth. United States Consul General F. John Bray hosted a roundtable discussion on June 9, 2016, with the ...
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GIST Women’s Village Workshop Empowers Young Technology Entrepreneurs in Lagos, Nigeria (May 18, 2016)

 The U.S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative, in cooperation with the U.S. Consulate in Lagos, kicked off a networking workshop for 25 science and technology entrepreneurs to promote women’s access to entrepreneurship resources. This workshop in Lagos, which is being implemented by the American Association for the Advancement of ...
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Peace Journalists Network Debuts at U.S. Embassy Press Freedom Day Event (May 3, 2016)

 As part of commemorating World Press Freedom Day, U.S. Ambassador James F. Entwistle, in collaboration with the American University of Nigeria (AUN), announced the launch of the Peace Journalism Network on May 3, 2016.  This AUN initiative was established through a U.S. Embassy grant aimed at nurturing a new coalition of Nigerian journalists committed to ...
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Helping Female Victims of Terrorism (March 16, 2016)

 On March 16, the U.S. Embassy hosted a “Women as Victims of Terrorism” program, the third activity in a weekly series to commemorate Women’s History Month.  Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Maria E. Brewer opened the program, which focused on the need for the protection and empowerment of women.  While women are often the victims of terrorism ...
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USAID Mission Director’s Visit Promotes Education Opportunities and Partnerships with Bauchi State (March 4, 2016)

Michael Harvey, the Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Nigeria, concluded a three-day visit to Bauchi on March 3, 2016 with a visit to the tomb and library of former Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, where he paid his respects to one of Nigeria’s highly revered leaders who came ...
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Addresses Nigerian Entrepreneurs and U.S. Business Leaders at Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Event

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker addressed U.S. and African business leaders at an event hosted by the Tony Elumelu Foundation and the United Bank for Africa titled “Unleashing Africa’s Entrepreneurs: Strengthening the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem to Empower the Next Generation of Africa’s Business Leaders.” The President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) members were in attendance along ...
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U.S. Ambassador Tours Cross River Biodiversity Hotspots, Promotes Wildlife Conservation (December 14, 2015)

 U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria James F. Entwistle visited Cross River state December 14-17 on a rare diplomatic visit, touring one of Africa’s oldest tropical rainforest ecosystems. Demonstrating U.S. support for Nigeria’s efforts to preserve its forests and combat poaching and wildlife trafficking, Ambassador Entwistle toured the Drill Ranch on Afi Mountain and the 4,000-square kilometer ...
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Ambassador Entwistle Reaffirms U.S. Support for Nigeria’s Anti-Corruption Efforts (December 9, 2015)

The U.S. Embassy Nigeria joined the rest of the world to commemorate the International Anti-corruption Day with a roundtable discussion on December 8.  The discussion brought together various stakeholders to share ideas on the fight against corruption in Nigeria.  They included heads of anti-corruption agencies, legislators, civil society, and international organizations including the United Nations. ...
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Procter & Gamble Support UNICEF, USAID Relief Efforts in Borno State (November 27, 2015)

Abuja, Nigeria – Consumer goods manufacturing company Procter & Gamble (P&G) Nigeria is supporting Nigerians displaced by the conflict in the North East with a donation of hygiene products and personal care items. UNICEF Nigeria is distributing the donation of sanitary pads, baby diapers, toothpaste, batteries, and detergent.  These items will help improve hygiene and ...
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Unfettered Access to Information Promotes Democracy – Ambassador Entwistle

At the request of President Buhari, the United States is assisting the Nigerian government in enhancing their press operations through a series of training workshops for government spokespersons, jointly launched in Abuja, on Monday, November 9, by U.S. Ambassador James F. Entwistle and the Permanent Secretary of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Information, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan. ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports the Protection of the World’s Children (September 15, 2015)

 During a program aimed at preventing violence against children, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Maria E. Brewer, said society must strive to prevent all forms of violence against children. Mrs. Brewer, who spoke at the “Launch of the Year of Action to End Violence Against Children” in Abuja on Tuesday, September 15, said that violence does ...
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U.S. Government Provides $5 million for Pharmaceutical-grade Warehouse in Lagos (August 27, 2015)

Lagos, Nigeria — The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and in partnership with the Global Fund for AIDS, TB, and Malaria (GFATM), has co-funded the construction of a state-of-the-art, pharmaceutical-grade warehouse in Lagos using an innovative technology called a “Warehouse-in-a-Box.”  Earlier this year, construction began on a similar project in ...
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U.S. Congressional Delegation Expresses Support for Nigeria in Confronting Security Challenges (August 4, 2015)

A U.S. Congressional delegation led by Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) visited Nigeria from July 31 to August 4 to discuss regional security and counterterrorism issues.  Other members of the delegation included Rep. Randolph Farenthold (R-TX), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), and Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL). During the trip, the delegation met with Nigerian President Muhammadu ...
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Ambassador Entwistle Chats with Nigerians on Facebook (July 31, 2015)

On July 31, Ambassador James F. Entwistle answered questions from Nigerians on Facebook to explain the significance of President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent visit to the United States and the future of U.S. engagement with Nigeria. Ambassador Entwistle answered a variety of questions, such as those related to the Leahy Law, stolen funds, same-sex marriage, and ...
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Nigerian Students Receive About $3.5Million Scholarships to Study in U. S. Institutions (July 22, 2015)

 On July 16, 2015, the U.S. Embassy Abuja held a pre-departure orientation for 134 Nigerian students who have admissions and scholarships to various U.S. colleges and universities this fall. The departing students have been accepted for undergraduate and graduate degree programs at top notch U.S. institutions, such as the University of California Berkeley, Amherst College, ...
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United States Advocates Autism Awareness and Dignity for Autistic Persons (June 17, 2015)

 Speaking at a jointly sponsored event with Nigeria’s Ministry of Women Affairs, and non-governmental organizations, U.S. Ambassador James F. Entwistle called for better understanding of  challenges of autism. He emphasized the importance of building public awareness, finding policy solutions, and expanding medical and social treatment for autism as other areas in which the United States ...
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United States Offers More Assistance to IDPs in the Northeast

 The U.S. Agency for international Development (USAID) awarded a $10.5 million grant in humanitarian assistance for internally displaced populations (IDPs) in northeastern Nigeria.  The grant will support the activities of the United Nation’s Population Fund (UNFPA), UNICEF, and the World Health Organization (WHO) to improve access to health care services for affected populations in Borno, ...
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U.S. and Nigeria Partner to Improve Stored Grain Capacity (June 10, 2015)

 Since 2010, the United States and Nigeria have held technical workshops to improve food security through reducing postharvest losses. On June 2-10, several U.S. organizations partnered with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and University of Ibadan to train public and private sector representatives on grain management, storage for small to large-sized warehouses, and silo ...
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U.S. Officials Explain Transparent Visa Process (May 20, 2015)

 U.S. consular officials have assured Nigerian visa applicants that the visa application process is open and transparent.  As a result, the majority of Nigerian visa applicants are approved. Country Consular Coordinator William Laidlaw and Abuja Consular Chief Stacie Hankins offered insights into the U.S. visa process to journalists from Channels Television, News Agency of Nigeria, ...
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Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to Get U.S. Assistance (May 9, 2015)

 The United States will do everything within its power to work with the Nigerian Government to assist internally displaced persons from Boko Haram insurgence rebuild their lives according to Ambassador James Entwistle. He spoke Friday May 8, when he visited a camp sheltering displaced persons in Yola, Adamawa State.  More than 1,121 internally displaced persons ...
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Ambassador Entwistle and Adamawa Peace Initiative Deliberate on Solutions for IDPs in Yola (May 9, 2015)

 The shortages of health care, education, water–both for drinking and household chores, and food are priority needs confronting internally displaced persons (IDPs) camped in various centers in Yola, Adamawa state.  Even more severe shortages in communities when peace and security are being restored face IDPs as they begin moving home. These were some of the ...
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U.S. Mission Commemorates World Press Freedom Day with Discussion of Nigeria’s 2015 Elections Media Coverage (May 4, 2015)

 The U.S. Embassy in Abuja and U.S. Consulate General in Lagos commemorated World Press Freedom Day with a discussion of the 2015 elections media coverage.  In Abuja, Ambassador James F. Entwistle on May 4 commended the media for playing a vital role in Nigeria’s historical democratic exercise.  He said, “Your reporting set the public’s expectations ...
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United States and Nigeria Flag-Off Ebola Vaccine Study and Clinical Research Center in Abuja (April 30, 2015)

 Abuja – The U.S. Department of Defense’s Walter Reed Program, in collaboration with the Nigerian Ministry of Defense Health Implementation Plan, on April 30, 2015 commissioned the flag-off of an Ebola Vaccine Study and Clinical Research Center. U.S. Ambassador James F. Entwistle highlighted the 10 years of cooperation between the United States and Nigeria on ...
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The United States and Nigeria Partner to Combat Bird Flu (March 23, 2015)

The United States Government through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) has supported a training workshop for veterinarians, laboratory technicians, and surveillance specialists on effective disease control techniques, in response to the current Avian Influenza outbreak in Nigeria. The opening session of the workshop, which had over 160 participants drawn from the Federal Ministries ...
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U.S. Congressman Reviews Security in Nigeria in Wake of Boko Haram Attacks (March 11, 2015)

 Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) visited Nigeria March 10-11 to meet with U.S. security and counterterrorism personnel, as well as Nigerian leaders, to review Embassy security following the recent bombings in Maiduguri, Nigeria and the pledge by Boko Haram to join forces with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Congressman Lynch is ...
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Ambassador Entwistle: Violence Has No Place in the Democratic Process (March 9, 2015)

U.S. Ambassador James F. Entwistle re-affirmed the strong interest of the United States in Nigeria’s elections during a seminar on March 9 entitled “The Role of Media in Promoting Issue-based Electoral Campaigns in Nigeria.” Serving as the forum’s keynote speaker, Ambassador Entwistle explained the significance of the U.S.-Nigeria relationship in the U.S. policy towards Africa ...
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U.S. Ambassador Entwistle Commends INEC on PVC and Card Readers for 2015 Elections, Cautions Politicians against violence (March 5, 2015)

As Nigerians prepare to go to the polls in less than three weeks, the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria James Entwistle has urged politicians to show enough courage and maturity in accepting the results of the polls without resorting to violence even when poll results do not go their way. Ambassador Entwistle also commended the Independent ...
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Nigeria Commissions Four War Ships (February 20, 2015)

Deputy Chief of Mission Maria Brewer and Maritime Affairs Officer LTCM Sean Hays attended the commissioning ceremony of NNS Okpabana and three other war ships, in Lagos on February 19, 2015.  President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was the Special Guest of Honor and leaders of defence forces and senior government officials attended. The United States is ...
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United States and Nigeria Share Common Interest in Education

 With school enrollment rates in northern Nigeria already among the lowest in the country and now exacerbated by the attacks of terrorist organization Boko Haram, the United States government donated $2 million to support Nigeria’s Safe Schools Initiative—an investment in Nigeria’s education.  “We see education as a real partnership in Nigeria’s great democracy,” Ambassador James ...
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C.G. Jeffrey Hawkins Challenged Nigerians to be committed to the Non-Violent Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the forthcoming Elections (Februa

Just a few weeks away from the federal and state elections, members of civil society met in Lagos to discuss “Non Violent Democratic Change” to mark the 2015 African-American History Month. The event was organized by the U.S. Consulate General, Lagos in collaboration with the  Center for the Rule of Law (CENTROLAW) . In his keynote address, U.S. Consul General Jeffrey Hawkins noted that the program was designed ...
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U.S. Appellate Judge Urges Nigerian Judges to Support a Credible Electoral Process (February 11, 2015)

During an interactive digital video conference at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja and U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria’s judiciary received a major boost on February 10. Judge James A. Wynn, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit provided insightful guidance on how judicial officers can handle post-election litigations and issue verdicts that are untainted, free, and fair.  ...
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Lagos Gubernatorial Candidates Sign US-Brokered Peace Pledge (February 10, 2015)

The two leading Lagos Gubernatorial Candidates in the forthcoming general elections, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, of the All Progressives Congress, and his Peoples Democratic Party counterpart, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, on Monday pledged to pursue a violence-free electioneering. While signing the peace pledge at an Electoral Security Roundtable convened by the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. ...
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Selma Movie Premieres in Lagos: Ambassador Entwistle Called on Nigerians to Vote (February 8, 2015)

On February 8, 2015, the memories of black voting rights struggle led by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. came alive as the Selma movie premiered in Lagos. The event was co-hosted by the The Rock Church , Lagos and the U.S. Mission in Nigeria. In his remarks delivered before the screening of the movie, Ambassador James Entwistle ...
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Ambassador Entwistle Facilitates Peace Pact among Gubernatorial Candidates in Rivers State (January 22, 2015)

As the 2015 general elections in Nigeria draw closer, an unprecedented peace pact was facilitated by Ambassador James F. Entwistle along with the three gubernatorial candidates and leaders of the religious communities in Rivers state. The event was witnessed by the Resident Electoral Commissioner for the state. The event took place at a press conference ...
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U.S. Marines’ Toys for Tots Program Delivers Broad Smiles and Cheers to Nigerian Orphans (January 17, 2015)

On January 17, the U.S. Embassy Abuja Marine Security Guard Detachment delivered scores of toys and other gifts to children of the Federal Capital Territory Unity Children’s Home, Gwagwalada as part of its annual Toys for Totsprogram.  Maria Brewer, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, led the presentation of the gifts.  She described the gesture ...
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USTDA Partners With Electricity Distribution Companies In Nigeria (December 15, 2014)

Promotes U.S. Smart Grid Solutions to Increase Energy Access in Lagos. LAGOS, NIGERIA – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency on December 10 and 11, signed memoranda of cooperation with the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) and Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC), who together serve nearly one million customers in the Lagos metropolitan area. The ...
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Human Rights—A Daily Walk (December 10, 2014)

Advancing freedom and human rights is a daily responsibility in which everyone should participate, according to U.S. Ambassador James F. Entwistle.  Speaking at a forum to commemorate Human Rights Day at Nigeria’s National Human Rights Commission in Abuja, Ambassador Entwistle said that when human rights becomes a daily task, “it is possible to produce a ...
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U.S. Embassy Organizes Workshop for Nigerian Journalists to Enhance their Ebola Reporting Skills

 The U.S. Embassy hosted eight leading health reporters at the “Virtual Ebola Reporting Workshop,” sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Africa Regional Media Hub based in South Africa. Reporters represented key Nigerian radio, television, and print outlets. They asked important questions on ways to improve their Ebola reporting skills and received professional and experienced ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces New Visa Changes, Opens New Document Collection Center in Port Harcourt

In a renewed effort to enhance customer service and offer efficient visa processing to members of the public, the U.S. Mission in Abuja on November 25, hosted a press conference led by Stacie Hankins, Consular Chief, announcing new changes to non-immigrant visa process and the designation of Port Harcourt as a new visa collection center. ...
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Re-commissioned Boreholes Provide Clean Water to Tafa Community (November 13, 2013)

 U.S. Embassy Abuja Deputy Chief of Mission Maria Brewer today joined the Department of Defense Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Jonathan Woodson, to preside over the re-commissioning of two boreholes situated in Tafa, Kagarko Local Government, Kaduna State. Country Director of the Walter Reed Program-Nigeria, Robbie Nelson, along with Senior International Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster ...
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Ambassador Entwistle Urges Volunteerism and Community Service to Help Displaced Persons (November 13, 2014)

 With several thousands of displaced persons seeking food and shelter in the northeast of Nigeria due to security challenges, the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria James F. Entwistle has made a clarion call for volunteers to support government efforts in ameliorating the plight of families living under the burden of a horrible conflict. Ambassador Entwistle participated ...
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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Robert Jackson Visits Nigeria (October 31, 2014)

As the 2015 general elections approach, Robert Jackson, U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State (PDAS) for African Affairs, recently concluded a visit to Nigeria meeting with government, business, and civil society representatives in an effort to continue strengthening the U.S.-Nigeria partnership. On October 28, PDAS Jackson met with Professor Attahiru Jega, Chairman of Independent ...
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EducationUSA Hosts College Connect for Nigerian Students (October 16, 2014)

 More than 850 undergraduate and graduate students attended the 15th annual College Connect at the Federal Capital Territory Pavilion on October 8 and 9, 2014.  The Fair was organized by the U.S. Mission to Nigeria’s EducationUSA Abuja center.  The two-day event explored opportunities for study at U.S. higher education institutions with representation from more than ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits Yola, Promotes Free and Fair Elections (October 9, 2014)

 In continuation of his tour of northern Nigeria, U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria James F. Entwistle made his first visit to Yola, capital of Adamawa State, October 7-9 to interact with residents, learn more about regional security issues, and share the U.S. desire for peaceful elections, good governance, development opportunities, and a better future for Nigeria. ...
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Tens of Thousands of Nigerian Households to Benefit from Latest U.S. Project (September 25, 2014)

On September 25, Maria Brewer, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, launched the Support to Vulnerable Household Accelerated Revenue Earnings (SHARE) program during a ceremony in Sokoto State.   SHARE seeks to improve local economic development and increase the incomes of 42,000 households in Sokoto, Kebbi, and the Federal Capital Territory. ...
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U.S. Government Expands Partnership with ECOWAS and Launches New Generation Trade Hub (September 18, 2014)

Today, at the ECOWAS Secretariat in Abuja, the U.S. government’s Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) expanded their partnership to promote peace and security, address energy challenges, and support trade activities in the region. With these amended agreements, the U.S. government through USAID will provide an additional ...
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Opening Remarks for A/S Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Participation U.S.-Nigeria Bi-National Commission Regional Security Working Group Thursday, Se

Good morning to you all. I am pleased to be with you today for the U.S.-Nigeria Bi-National Commission’s meeting of the Regional Security Working Group. Let me begin by thanking {LEAD for Nigerian Delegation} for hosting us here today. I am pleased to be joined here by U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria James Entwistle. My delegation ...
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U.S. Ambassador Entwistle Takes Non-Violence Pledge Campaign to Journalists

 With 2015 elections clearly in focus, the U.S. ambassador yesterday tasked journalists to put politicians on the spot by making them take a public pledge against violence before, during, and after the elections. Ambassador James F. Entwistle said the “campaign will be much more powerful if it comes from Nigerians instead of from an outsider.” ...
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New U.S.-Nigeria Partnership In Agriculture to Benefit More than 500,000 Farmers (August 26, 2014)

 President Obama’s Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative is paying off in Nigeria as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Syngenta Nigeria yesterday signed a three-year memorandum of understanding (MOU).  The MOU will train more than 500,000 farmers and agro-dealers across multiple states and ensure that Nigerian farmers have access to the best ...
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation Donates Thermometers for use at the Port of Entry in Nigeria (August 22, 2014)

 In support of the Nigerian Government’s response to combat the Ebola Virus Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Gary Brunette and Consul General Jeff Hawkins presented CDC Foundation’s donation of thermometers and face shields to Director of Port Heath Services Dr. Alex-Okoh, on Friday, August 22, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport.  ...
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U.S. Ambassador’s Small Grants Program to Benefit 160,000 Nigerians

 On Monday, August 4, 2014, the U.S. Mission Nigeria held an award ceremony, providing 46 Nigerian community-based organizations with grants totaling $352,696 under the Ambassador’s Small Grants Program. These grants are for projects benefitting communities around the country under the PEPFAR Small Grants Program and the Ambassador’s Self-Help Program, respectively. The grants projects signed by ...
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Nigeria, U.S. Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Electric Power (July 25, 2014)

 Power Africa, an initiative of President Barack Obama designed to significantly increase the amount of electricity available in sub-Saharan Africa, received a major boost yesterday with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the governments of the United States and Nigeria.  U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria James F. Entwistle and the Minister of Power ...
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“We support an election process that protects the rights of Nigerians.” –Ambassador Entwistle (July 21, 2014)

 U.S. Ambassador James F. Entwistle reminded public affairs officers of Nigeria’s Independent National Election Commission (INEC) that they have the vital task of creating an informed electorate that knows what it needs to do to cast the ballot.  The ambassador was speaking to the press officers in Abuja on Monday, July 21, at the opening ...
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“Nigeria’s greatest asset is its human capital” – Ambassador Entwistle (July 14, 2014)

 Ambassador James F. Entwistle says the United States stands with the people of Nigeria as they fight to ensure security, eliminate polio, the scourge of drug addiction, and HIV/AIDS.  He made the comment at an event organized by the Kano State Government on July 8, 2014, to present employment letters to 998 fresh school teachers ...
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“The future of Nigeria’s economy lies in processed agricultural goods, not oil “– Ambassador Entwistle (July 14, 2014)

 United States Ambassador James F. Entwistle visited the UMZA Rice Mill outside Kano city on Tuesday, July 8.  He toured the mill and interacted with paddy rice growers. UMZA rice mill is supported through MARKETS II (Second Maximizing Agricultural Revenue and Key Enterprises in Targeted Sites), a USAID funded rice value chain activity. The project ...
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U.S. Remains Optimistic about Nigeria’s Greatness – Ambassador Entwistle (July 8, 2014)

 Security cooperation, youth empowerment, free and fair elections, health, Niger Delta and economic partnerships remain major pillars of our robust engagement with Nigeria and such partnerships run deep according to U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria James F. Entwistle.  Ambassador Entwistle spoke at a reception of more than 600 guests invited to celebrate the 238th independence anniversary ...
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World Refugee Day 2014: We must not lose sight of what remains to be done – U.S. Ambassador Entwistle (June 23, 2014)

 With more than 32,000 people forced to flee their homes everyday around the world due to strife, violence and the sad cycle of war, U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria James F. Entwistle says that “regardless of efforts to support refugee situations around the world, the biggest part remains to do everything possible to resolve the underlying ...
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Wheels Up for Nigerian Contingent to YALI (June 15, 2014)

Today, the U.S. Charge d’Affaires Maria Brewer handed over travel documents to 26 pioneer leaders from Northern Nigeria to participate in this year’s Washington Fellows for Young African Leaders (YALI).  YALI is a signature program of President Barack Obama’s to invest in the next generation of African leaders. In the month of March, the U.S. ...
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U.S. Ambassador James Entwistle Tours Nigeria’s Middle Belt Region (April 11, 2014)

 Abuja – From April 8-11, 2014, United States Ambassador James F. Entwistle made his first visits to Benue, Nasarawa and Plateau states, all in the middle belt region of Nigeria.  The visit was part of Ambassador Entwistle’s continuing tour of northern Nigeria, to interact with the people, learn more about the security issues in the ...
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Consul General, Jeff Hawkins Re-opens American Corner Port Harcourt (March 27, 2014)

On Thursday, March 27, 2014, students, professors and U.S exchange program Alumni converged on the Ebitimi Banigo Auditorium for the Grand Re-opening of American Corner Port Harcourt. The American Corner which is hosted in the Donald E.U Ekong Library will serve as a center for information and learning for the residents of Port Harcourt. In ...
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Women Entrepreneurs Exhibit Creativity on International Women’s Day (March 20, 2013)

 On Friday, March 7 in Abuja, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), hosted eight enterprising women entrepreneurs at an exhibition with representatives fromLe Look, SheaCoco, Oluchi Gems, and Gurara Cosmetics in attendance.  The exhibition marked activities celebrating International Women’s Day 2014 in Nigeria. Exhibitors ...
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Elections 2015: U.S. Ambassador Entwistle Urges Politicians to Take Public Pledge of Non-Violence

 With federal elections scheduled in February 2015, U.S. Ambassador James Entwistle has challenged politicians to publicly take the non-violence pledge now, before, during, and after the 2015 elections. Ambassador Entwistle spoke February 9, when he paid a courtesy visit to the Zamfara State Governor Abdul Aziz Yari Abubakar at the Government House in Gusau. In ...
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America Wants Nigeria to Succeed – U.S. Officials

 U.S. Ambassador James F. Entwistle said no American official ever said that Nigeria would disintegrate in 2015, as is being suggested by some Nigerians, and he wants that recurring question put to rest.  Ambassador Entwistle spoke at a roundtable discussion with Kano youth leaders of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), hosted by U.S. Assistant Secretary for African ...
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The Nigeria-Unites States Binational Commission Good Governance, Transparency & Integrity Working Group Joint Communique

The third Session of the Good Governance, Transparency and Integrity Working Group of the Nigeria – United States Binational Commission (BNC) was held in Abuja, Nigeria from February 17th -18th, 2014. The Nigerian delegation was led by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr. Abdullahi Ahmed Yola. The United ...
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Ahead of 2015 Elections, U.S.-Nigeria Binational Commission Begins Meeting on Good Governance, Transparency, Integrity in Abuja

 Today at the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield lead a U.S. delegation to meet with delegates from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other ...
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Kano Successes in PMTCT Justify American People’s Funding for HIV Mitigation

 The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, James F. Entwistle, said the successes recorded by the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) in Kano regarding prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV justify American taxpayer funding of the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The ambassador made the comment when he visited mentor mothers at the AKTH ...
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U.S. Ambassador James Entwistle Assures Nigerians of U.S. Partnership (February 10, 2014)

U.S. Ambassador James Entwistle continued his familiarization tour of Nigeria with an assurance to the people of Kaduna that the United States is here to cooperate with Nigeria as equal partners working together in different areas, including education, security cooperation, health, cultural relations, and investments. “The United States is not here to do things for ...
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U.S. Assures Nigeria of Support Ahead of 2015 Elections (January 20, 2014)

 Continuing his courtesy calls to government officials, agencies, and parastatals, U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria James Entwistle on January 20 paid a courtesy visit to Professor Attahiru Muhammadu Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). “I came over to introduce myself and have a discussion” Ambassador Entwistle told his host.  The ambassador said that ...
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U.S. Ambassador James Entwistle Says U.S. Wants Nigeria to Win War against Terrorism (January 13, 2014)

 United States Ambassador to Nigeria James Entwistle once again emphasized the U.S. commitment to seeing Nigeria win its war against terrorism.  “We are committed to partnering with and supporting you in your ongoing efforts to restore peace and security to all of Nigeria,” Entwistle said.  He spoke as the special guest of honor on January ...
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Ambassador Samantha Power Urges Nigeria Civil Society to Remain Steadfast for Democracy (December 18, 2013)

The United States’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations and member of President Obama’s cabinet, Ambassador Samantha Power, visited Nigeria on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. She met with President Goodluck Jonathan and other government officials, as well as civil society leaders. In her meetings, she emphasized the importance of free, fair, and transparent elections; respect ...
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Ambassador James F. Entwistle’s Accreditation to ECOWAS (December 12, 2013)

 Ambassador James F. Entwistle was accredited today as United States’ Representative to the Commission of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS).  His credentials were received by ECOWAS Commission President Kadré Desiré Ouedraogo in a brief ceremony at the commission’s headquarters, Abuja. The ECOWAS commission president expressed his gratitude to the United States for ...
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PAO Dehab Ghebreab said to Press Officers in Southern Nigeria: Give People the Information they Need to Contribute to Good Governance (December 3, 201

On December 3, 2013, the Public Affairs Officer, Dehab Ghebreab stated that “it is the responsibility of the news media to get people the information they need to govern themselves, to help them find their voice, to attain their own freedom, and to make their own way. Without a free and vibrant press, a nation ...
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Vital Clinical Services Now Available at Mapa Primary Health Center (November 29, 2013)

 Three days after presenting his credentials to President Goodluck Jonathan, new U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria James Entwistle, together with his wife, Pam Schmall, performed his first official act with the opening of the Mapa Primary Health Center in Bwari Area Council in Abuja.  The November 29 event was his first official act commemorating this year’s ...
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U.S. Ambassador James F. Entwistle Presents Credentials to Government of Nigeria (November 26, 2013)

Abuja, Nigeria – U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria James F. Entwistle presented his credentials to His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan at a brief ceremony at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Nigeria, on November 26, 2013.  The U.S. Senate confirmed Ambassador Entwistle on August 1, 2013 after he was nominated for the ...
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U.S. Hands Over Disaster and Pandemic Preparedness and Response Plans to Nigeria

To help Nigeria deal with pandemics and emergencies in the future, the United States has presented two documents containing the Armed Forces of Nigeria Pandemic Contingency Plan and the Military Assistance to Civil Authorities (MACA) Disaster Contingency Plan to officials of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In a well attended ceremony on November 14, at ...
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Daniel Pearl World Music Day Captivates Abuja with Music, Dance and Drama (October 23, 2013)

 Using music as a tool to promote worldwide peace, Open Mic Forum in partnership with the U.S. Mission Nigeria, organized a concert to mark Daniel Pearl World Music Days in Abuja on October 23.  The concert featured several talented musicians and budding performing artistes in music, poetry, drama, and dance at the Cyprian Ekwensi Center ...
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