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  • President Obama Delivers a Message to the Nigerian People

    "Hello. Today, I want to speak directly to you—the people of Nigeria..." - President Obama Delivers a Message to the Nigerian People

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond. Photo Credit: State Photo

    Global Spotlight is Firmly Fixed on Nigerian Elections - Op-Ed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

  • Congressman Stephen Lynch (right) with Ambassador James Entwistle (middle), takes questions from VOA reporter (right) at press conference in Abuja, March 11, 2015 -- photo by Idika Onyukwu

    U.S. Congressman Reviews Security in Nigeria in Wake of Boko Haram Attacks

  • Ambassador James Entwistle makes remarks on issue-based campaign organized by IVLP - photo by Idika Onyukw

    Ambassador Entwistle: Violence Has No Place in the Democratic Process

  • U.S. Ambassador James Entwistle making remarks at the Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria program on free, credible and fair elections on March 5, 2015 - photo by Idika Onyukwu

    U.S. Ambassador Entwistle Commends INEC on PVC and Card Readers for 2015 Elections, Cautions Politicians against violence

  • Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

    LiveAtState: Online Media Briefing with Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.

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  • Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield
    Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield Travels to Nigeria

    Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield will lead our official diplomatic observation mission for the March 28 presidential and national assembly elections. This is the latest example of U.S. support for a credible, peaceful electoral process in Nigeria.  

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    Nigeria: U.S. Government Assistance in Support of Free, Fair, and Peaceful Elections

    Peaceful and credible elections are essential to Nigeria’s development. And as the largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria’s stability is crucial to the security and economic prosperity of its neighbors.  

  • Ambassador Susan Rice
    Security Adviser Rice’s Meeting with Nigerian Minister Gusau

    National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met today with Defense Minister Aliyu Mohammed Gusau of Nigeria. Ambassador Rice noted Nigeria’s upcoming presidential elections on March 28, and, echoing President Obama’s message to the Nigerian people earlier this week, she underscored the importance of a transparent, free, fair, and inclusive electoral process without violence. 

  • Consul General Jeffrey Hawkins speaking at the training of trainers workshop for the Avian Influenza outbreak Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria. March 23, 2015 . Photo Credit Ayo Durodola
    The United States and Nigeria Partner to Combat Bird Flu

    The United States Government through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) has supported a training workshop for veterinarians, laboratory technicians, and surveillance specialists on effective disease control techniques, in response to the current Avian Influenza outbreak in Nigeria 


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  • Land and Sea Border Closure in Nigeria
    The Government of Nigeria has announced that all land and sea borders will be closed from 12:01 a.m. on March 26 until 11:59 p.m. on March 28 as a precautionary measure ahead of the elections.  At this time, air traffic remains unaffected..... FULLTEXT

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