Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Maupe Ogun-Yusuf of Channels TV

INTERVIEW ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE INNOV8 HUB ABUJA, NIGERIA QUESTION:  Okay.  So people are talking about how this is a resuscitation – your visit to Africa is a resuscitation of U.S. Africa policy, and you’re thinking that this time around, perhaps your policy is going to be tailored to every country’s needs.  Is that going to be the case this ...
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Statement on the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry Report

The United States welcomes the conclusion of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry with the transmission of its final report.  We look forward to the Lagos State government’s response as part of a process that represents an important mechanism of accountability regarding the #EndSARS protests and the events that took place near the Lekki ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Consulate Lagos – EndSARS Anniversary

Location:  Lagos, Nigeria Event:  EndSARS Anniversary  There are currently groups of protesters around the Lekki Toll Gate area in Lagos.  The police have deployed tear gas and traffic is currently blocked.  Consulate personnel are advised to avoid the area.  Please consider alternate routes.  Actions to Take: ·         Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. ·         Exercise caution ...
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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO – Ongoing Protests in Nigeria

The United States strongly condemns the use of excessive force by military forces who fired on unarmed demonstrators in Lagos, causing death and injury.  We welcome an immediate investigation into any use of excessive force by members of the security forces.  Those involved should be held to account in accordance with Nigerian law. The right ...
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