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U.S. Appellate Judge Urges Nigerian Judges to Support a Credible Electoral Process (February 11, 2015)

During an interactive digital video conference at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja and U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria’s judiciary received a major boost on February 10. Judge James A. Wynn, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit provided insightful guidance on how judicial officers can handle post-election litigations and issue verdicts that are untainted, free, and fair.  ...
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Lagos Gubernatorial Candidates Sign US-Brokered Peace Pledge (February 10, 2015)

The two leading Lagos Gubernatorial Candidates in the forthcoming general elections, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, of the All Progressives Congress, and his Peoples Democratic Party counterpart, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, on Monday pledged to pursue a violence-free electioneering. While signing the peace pledge at an Electoral Security Roundtable convened by the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. ...
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Remarks by Counselor for Public Affairs Victoria Sloan -Digital Video Conference on the Judiciary’s Responsibility to a Credible Electoral Process wit

(as prepared for delivery) All protocols observed. I am honored to open this special program on the courts’ responsibility to preserving the integrity of the electoral process.  It is quite a timely and relevant topic in Nigeria.   The people of Nigeria and Nigeria’s friends around the world look forward to the 2015 elections and ...
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Remarks by Consul General Jeffrey Hawkins Premiere of Selma Rock Cathedral, Lekki Sunday (February 8, 2015)

Thank you, Pastor Paul. Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, Good evening. Let me take this opportunity to commend Pastor Paul and his congregation for their extraordinary efforts to promote peace and dialog.  In the past two and half years, I have had the privilege of getting to know this remarkable man.  I have been deeply impressed ...
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