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Sale Of Fighter Jets: Saraki Commends U.S Government

Senate President Bukola Saraki has commended the United States government for approving the sale of A29 Super Tucano fighter jets to the Nigerian Air Force. In a series of tweets on his official Twitter handle on Friday, Saraki said the move by the Donald Trump administration demonstrates its continued support in Nigeria's bid to defeat Boko Haram and bring an end to insurgency.

U.S Finalises Sale of $593m Warplanes To Nigeria

The planned sale of the A29 Super Tucano warplanes by the United States to Nigeria seems to be drawing to a conclusion as the US presents letters of offer and acceptance (LOA) to the Nigerian air force (NAF). The presentation was made by the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, to Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, at NAF headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday. Recall that U.S President Donald Trump had months back approved the sale of about the warplanes worth $593m to fight Boko Haram in Nigeria. Officials…

Two-day CDC Nigeria HIV, TB Intervention Symposium Opens in Abuja

A two-day symposium to examine efforts made in HIV/AIDS and TB intervention by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Nigeria in collaboration with its implementing partners began today in Abuja. The theme of the symposium, “Partnering for Sustainable HIV Epidemic Control in Nigeria,” reflects the United States’ resolve to bring together relevant HIV/AIDS stakeholders in Nigeria to share innovative strategies, successes achieved, challenges faced, and lessons learned during the past five-year…

U.S. Hails Nigerian Army Efforts In Counter-Terrorism War

The United States has commended the operational efforts of the Nigerian Army in the counter-terrorism war in North-East Nigeria. This is just as the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, led a Congressional delegation from the US on a visit to the Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday after a closed-door session with the Theatre Commander, Major General Attahiru Ibrahim, and other officials of the command, Ambassador Symington commended…

U.S Cancels Security Governance Initiative for Nigeria

The United States Embassy has cancelled its proposed Security Governance Initiative for Nigeria. In a statement t journalists early Monday, the embassy in a terse statement said: “The launch of Security Governance Initiative for Nigeria has been cancelled. Please disregard earlier invitation to cover.” The initiative which was in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior was “designed as a partnership, a framework under which the United States and Nigeria can work together to address dynamic security challenges.”…

USAID Gets New Mission Director, Haykin

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) has a new Mission Director for Nigeria, Mr. Stephen M. Haykin. Haykin who was sworn in last Friday in a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy by Ambassador W. Stuart Symington will oversee all aspects of USAID/Nigeria’s development program, valued at nearly $500 million annually, in agriculture, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, power, and health, as well as USAID’s humanitarian response in Northeast Nigeria.Speaking at the ceremony, Symington said: “The…

U.S. Embassy Honors Nigerian TechWomen

“Nigerian women are highly talented like the American women in the movie Hidden Figures,” Ambassador W. Stuart Symington said, prior to screening of the movie at Genesis Cinemas, in Abuja on Tuesday, in honor of Nigerian TechWomen.