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Nigeria, United States Work to Strengthen Trade, Investment Ties (March 12, 2014)

Washington — The United States March 11 hosted the eighth meeting of the U.S.-Nigeria Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council, advancing the two countries’ trade and investment interests and strengthening their overall relationship. Discussions focused on several common objectives, including improving market access, utilizing the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), protecting intellectual property ...
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U.S. Freezes More Than $458 Million Stolen By Former Nigerian Dictator in Largest Kleptocracy Forfeiture Action Ever Brought in The U.S. (March 5, 201

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice has frozen more than $458 million in corruption proceeds hidden in bank accounts around the world by former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha and conspirators.  A civil forfeiture complaint unsealed today in the United States District Court in the District of Columbia seeks recovery of more than $550 million in ...
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FACT SHEET – 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (February 27, 2014)

On February 27, 2014, Secretary Kerry submitted the 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (commonly known as the Human Rights Reports) to the United States Congress.  The reports, now in their 38th year, are available on State.gov and HumanRights.gov .  Mandated by Congress, the Human Rights Reports help inform U.S. government policy and foreign assistance.  They ...
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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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