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  • “Africa’s future belongs to its young people… We need young Africans who are standing up and making things happen not only in their own countries but around the world… We want this to be the beginning of a new partnership and create networks that will promote opportunities for years to come.”
–President Barack Obama


  • Ambassador James Entwistle delivering his remarks at 
workshop opening.  --Embassy photo by Sani Mohammed

    “We support an election process that protects the rights of Nigerians.” --Ambassador Entwistle

  • Ambassador Entwistle pose with the Emir of Kano Malam Muhammadu  Sanusi II. Embassy Photo by Sani Mohammed

    Ambassador Entwistle Meets Kano’s New Emir

  • Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs with MS. Jensen - LiveatState: The U.S. and Africa

    LiveAtState: U.S.-Africa Relations, the YALI Summit, and the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit - Linda Thomas-Greenfield Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs

  • Ambassador Entwistle interacting with some of the Kano 
paddy rice farmers who are selling their products to UMZA 
Rice Mill.  Embassy photo by Sani Mohammed

    “The future of Nigeria’s economy lies in processed agricultural goods, not oil “– Ambassador Entwistle

  • U.S. Ambassador James F. Entwistle proposes a toast in celebration of the 238th Independence anniversary of the United States of America in Abuja, July 4, 2014 -- photo by Idika U. Onyukwu

    U.S. Remains Optimistic about Nigeria’s Greatness – Ambassador Entwistle

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  • State Dept. on Bombings in Kaduna, Nigeria

    The United States deplores today’s twin bombings in Kaduna, Nigeria, which targeted Shaykh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, one of the country’s most respected Muslim scholars, during the month of Ramadan. We are also concerned by reports that these blasts may have also targeted former head of state General Muhammadu Buhari. 

  • Second segment of a two-part, four-day workshop jointly organized by the U.S. Embassy and INEC on “The Role of INEC Press Officers: Enhancing Good Governance Through Media and Grassroots Outreach.”
    “We support an election process that protects the rights of Nigerians.” --Ambassador Entwistle

    U.S. Ambassador James F. Entwistle reminded public affairs officers of Nigeria’s Independent National Election Commission (INEC) that they have the vital task of creating an informed electorate that knows what it needs to do to cast the ballot. 

  • Ambassador Entwistle delivering his remarks, watched by the Waziri of Kano, Malam Sa'ad 
Shehu Gidado (left) and Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso .  Embassy photo by Sani Mohammed
    “Nigeria’s greatest asset is its human capital” – Ambassador Entwistle

    Ambassador James F. Entwistle says the United States stands with the people of Nigeria as they fight to ensure security, eliminate polio, the scourge of drug addiction, and HIV/AIDS.  

  • Ambassador Entwistle handshake with the Emir of Kano Malam Muhammadu  Sanusi II
    Ambassador Entwistle Meets Kano’s New Emir

    United States Ambassador James F. Entwistle paid a courtesy call on Kano’s new Emir, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The Ambassador offered his personal condolences and that of the United States Government to the people of Kano on the passing of the previous Emir, Alhaji (Dr.) Ado Abdullahi Bayero, (Emir from October 22, 1963 to 6 June 2014, when he died) who played a very large role in the life of the current Emir. 


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