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Nigeria National Day Message – John Kerry, Secretary of State (September 30, 2014)

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Nigeria as you celebrate your Independence Day on October 1. Our peoples enjoy an enduring partnership founded on shared values of democracy, security, and respect for human rights and the rule of law. The United States and Nigeria ...
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Over 40,000 Nigerian Households to Benefit from U.S. Development Initiative (September 25, 2014)

Sokoto – Today, the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), launched a five-year, $20 million project that will improve local economic development and increase the incomes of 42,000 households, contributing to President Obama’s Feed the Future Initiative to end global hunger and extreme poverty.  Working with six Nigerian civil society organizations, ...
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Opening Remarks by Deputy Assistant Secretary Duckenfield at DEMO AFRICA, Lagos, Nigeria (September 25, 2014)

Hello everyone, and thank you having me here at this exciting and third annual DEMO AFRICA event. Before I get into my remarks, I want to introduce a special message from the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who is a strong supporter of entrepreneurship initiatives globally and especially here on the continent. Today kicks ...
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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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