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Counselor’s Travel to West Africa, February 25 – March 5, 2014

U.S. Department of State Counselor Thomas Shannon arrives today in West Africa for visits to Nigeria and Liberia.  In Nigeria, he will lead a presidential delegation to Nigeria’s centenary celebration in Abuja.  In Abuja, he will meet with government officials and participate in high-level celebration events with other world leaders.  He will then travel to ...
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Obama on Delegation to Attend Nigeria’s Centenary Celebration (February 25, 2014)

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Attend Nigeria’s Centenary Celebration President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Federal Republic of Nigeria to attend Nigeria’s Centenary Celebration, February 27-28, 2014. The Honorable Thomas Shannon, Jr., Counselor of the Department of State, will lead the ...
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Press Statement – John Kerry, Secretary of State – Recent Attacks by Boko Haram (February 23, 2014)

Unspeakable violence and acts of terror like the ones committed by Boko Haram last week in northern Nigeria are horrific, wrong, and have no place in our world. Last Saturday, a brazen attack on the village of Izge, Nigeria, near the border with Cameroon took the lives of more than one hundred innocent people. Not ...
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Northern Education Initiative (NEI) (February 20, 2014)

Bauchi, February 20, 2014 –Today, Mission Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Michael Harvey participated in a ceremony in Bauchi marking the conclusion of USAID’s work through its flag-ship education program, the Northern Education Initiative (NEI).  Mr. Harvey said the NEI program demonstrated the potential benefits of partnership between the Nigerian and ...
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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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