News & Events

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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Statement on Recent Violence in Plateau State, Nigeria (February 8, 2014)

The United States is deeply concerned by separate violent clashes in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region which claimed the lives of scores of innocent civilians on February 4-6. The attacks by gunmen against innocent villagers — including women and children — perpetuate a cycle of inter-communal violence that must be interrupted and eventually halted. We urge ...
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Presidential Proclamation — National African American History Month, 2014 (January 31, 2014)

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Americans have long celebrated our Nation as a beacon of liberty and opportunity — home to patriots who threw off an empire, refuge to multitudes who fled oppression and despair. Yet we must also remember that while many came to our shores to pursue ...
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Speech by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission, Ms. Maria Brewer at the National Stakeholders forum on Electoral Reform (January 28, 2014)

All protocols duly observed. Good morning everyone.  I am pleased to be here today for the National Stakeholders Forum on Nigeria’s Electoral Reform.  I would like to thank the Independent National Electoral Commission, the International Republican Institute, the International Foundation for Election Systems, and the Ken Nnamani Center for organizing this event in collaboration with ...
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STATEMENT BY JEN PSAKI, SPOKESPERSON – Attacks in Northeast Nigeria (January 28, 2014)

The United States condemns Boko Haram’s vicious attacks on Sunday in Borno and Adamawa, Nigeria, that took the lives of dozens of innocent civilians. We support Nigerian authorities as they begin to investigate these attacks, and urge citizens to support their efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice. The United States remains committed to supporting ...
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