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Selma Movie Premieres in Lagos: Ambassador Entwistle Called on Nigerians to Vote (February 8, 2015)

On February 8, 2015, the memories of black voting rights struggle led by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. came alive as the Selma movie premiered in Lagos. The event was co-hosted by the The Rock Church , Lagos and the U.S. Mission in Nigeria. In his remarks delivered before the screening of the movie, Ambassador James Entwistle ...
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Postponement of Elections in Nigeria (February 7, 2015)

The United States is deeply disappointed by the decision to postpone Nigeria’s presidential election, which had been scheduled for February 14. Political interference with the Independent National Electoral Commission is unacceptable, and it is critical that the government not use security concerns as a pretext for impeding the democratic process. The international community will be ...
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U.S. Supports Peaceful, Credible, Timely Elections in Nigeria (February 6, 2015)

The United States reiterates its support for peaceful, free, transparent, and credible electoral processes in Nigeria and renews its calls on all candidates, their supporters, and Nigerian citizens to reject election-related violence.  As the Secretary said when he met with the leading candidates in Lagos on January 25, it is imperative that all Nigerians not ...
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Proclamation on National African American History Month, 2015

NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH, 2015 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION For generations, the story of American progress has been shaped by the inextinguishable beliefs that change is always possible and a brighter future lies ahead. With tremendous strength and abiding resolve, our ancestors — some of whom were ...
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