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Press Statement – Nigerian State-level Elections (April 10, 2015)

The United States again congratulates the people of Nigeria and the Nigerian Government on historic, well-conducted, and largely peaceful elections the weekend of March 28. The United States further commends Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its Chairman Attahiru Jega on the successful vote. We also recognize the professionalism with which the security services ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Land and Sea Border Closure in Nigeria (April 10, 2015)

April 10, 2015 The Government of Nigeria has announced that all land and sea borders will be closed from 12:01 a.m. on April 8 until 11:59 p.m. on April 11 as a precautionary measure ahead of the gubernatorial elections.  At this time, air traffic remains unaffected. We recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on Nigerian Election Results (April 2, 2015)

The United States congratulates the people of Nigeria and the Nigerian Government on historic and largely peaceful elections the weekend of March 28.  We especially applaud all voters who showed patience and demonstrated their commitment to participate in the democratic process. The United States commends Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its Chairman, Attahiru ...
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Readout of the President’s Calls with Nigerian President Jonathan and President-Elect Buhari (April 1, 2015)

President Obama today spoke with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and separately with President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari to commend them for their leadership during Nigeria’s recent election. The President applauded President Jonathan for putting Nigeria and its people before politics by conceding the election and calling on his supporters to accept the outcome peacefully. President Obama congratulated ...
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Statement by the President on the Nigerian Elections (April 1, 2015)

The last few days have shown the world the strength of Nigeria’s commitment to democratic principles.  By turning out in large numbers and sometimes waiting all day to cast their votes, Nigerians came together to decide the future of their country peacefully. I commend President Goodluck Jonathan and President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari for their public commitments ...
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