News & Events

Online Media Briefing with Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. February 25, 2015

MODERATOR:  Welcome to Live at State, the State Department’s online, interactive, international press conference.  We have received questions from journalists across Africa over the last couple of weeks, and if you haven’t had a chance yet to ask your question, you can still do so on the bottom, left-hand corner of your screen now.  If ...
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Nigeria Commissions Four War Ships (February 20, 2015)

Deputy Chief of Mission Maria Brewer and Maritime Affairs Officer LTCM Sean Hays attended the commissioning ceremony of NNS Okpabana and three other war ships, in Lagos on February 19, 2015.  President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was the Special Guest of Honor and leaders of defence forces and senior government officials attended. The United States is ...
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Preparing for the 2015 Tax Filing Season (February 20, 2015)

February 20, 2015 American citizens must report their worldwide income on their federal income tax returns. Living abroad or earning income outside the United States does not relieve a U.S. Citizen of the responsibility for filing a tax return. However, U.S. citizens living and/or working abroad may be entitled to various deductions, exclusions and credits. ...
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United States Supports Safer Schools in the Northeast (February 19, 2015)

Abuja, Nigeria – U.S. Ambassador James F. Entwistle, joined Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in witnessing the transfer of a $2 million donation by the U.S. government to support Nigeria’s Safe Schools Initiative—a  project aimed at meeting the education needs of thousands of children affected by the ongoing ...
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United States and Nigeria Share Common Interest in Education

 With school enrollment rates in northern Nigeria already among the lowest in the country and now exacerbated by the attacks of terrorist organization Boko Haram, the United States government donated $2 million to support Nigeria’s Safe Schools Initiative—an investment in Nigeria’s education.  “We see education as a real partnership in Nigeria’s great democracy,” Ambassador James ...
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