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The United States-Nigeria Open Skies Air Transport Agreement Enters into Force

The agreement includes provisions that allow for unrestricted capacity and frequency of services, open route rights, a liberal charter regime, and open code-sharing opportunities

The U.S.-Nigeria Air Transport Agreement, which has been provisionally applied since 2000, entered into force on May 13, 2024. This bilateral agreement establishes a modern civil aviation relationship with Nigeria consistent with U.S. Open Skies international aviation policy and with commitments to high standards of aviation safety and security. The…

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2024 United States (U.S.)-Nigeria Binational Commission Concludes in Abuja

The U.S. delegation announced a visit of the President’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement to Nigeria in July

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Kurt M. Campbell and Nigerian Foreign Minister Yusuf Tuggar co-chaired the sixth round of the U.S.-Nigeria Binational Commission (BNC) in Abuja on April 29-30, 2024.  Established in 2010, the BNC is the premier platform of official engagement between the Governments of the United States and Nigeria to expand cooperation and advance shared goals and democratic values. This year’s BNC built on the strong…

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Deputy Secretary Campbell’s Travel to Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and France

The Deputy Secretary will participate in bilateral meetings on the Indo-Pacific and the AUKUS trilateral security partnership

Deputy Secretary Kurt M. Campbell will travel to Abuja, Nigeria; London, United Kingdom; and Paris, France April 29-May 3. In Abuja, the Deputy Secretary will co-chair the sixth U.S.-Nigeria Binational Commission (BNC) with Foreign Minister Yusuf Tuggar to discuss partnerships; security cooperation; shared prosperity; democracy, governance and accountability; and the movement…

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Nigeria: United States Spent $15 Million; Trained Over 46,000 In Dispute Resolution for Northern and Middle-Belt Region

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has invested $15 million in the Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP) program

The United States and Nigeria are working together to address and mitigate the drivers of conflict in northern and middle-belt Nigeria, including ethnic, regional, and sectarian tensions across communities. Over the past five years, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has invested $15 million in…

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The United States Stands with Nigeria: A Decade After the Chibok Tragedy

The United States stands with Nigeria in its fight against extremism and its commitment to creating a safer, more prosperous future for all its people

The United States remains committed to supporting Nigeria’s efforts to combat terrorism and protect its citizens. We continue to support the Nigerian government’s ongoing efforts to make Nigeria more secure, to hold perpetrators of attacks accountable, and to ensure the safety and well-being of all its citizens. The partnership between the…

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United States Educational and Cultural Exchanges Drive Inclusive Economic Growth

Assistant Secretary Satterfield delivered remarks at the University of Lagos on the importance of cultural diplomacy in Africa and announced three new exchange programs for the creative industries

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Lee Satterfield traveled March 19-21 to Lagos and Abuja, where she highlighted a broad range of U.S. public diplomacy programs that help to expand access to education and economic opportunities in the creative industries. U.S. Educational And Cultural Exchanges Drive Inclusive…

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Under Secretary Zeya’s Travel to Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire

The Under Secretary will advance partnerships and cooperation on democracy, governance, human rights, and regional security, in particular through the U.S. Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya will travel to Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria, and Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from January 27 to February 3, 2024. In Abuja, Under Secretary Zeya will deepen cooperation on democracy, civilian security, and humanitarian efforts with senior government officials.  Additionally, she…

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Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Ramin Toloui to Travel to South Africa and Nigeria for African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum, Creative Industries Events

In Nigeria, Assistant Secretary Toloui will deliver a keynote address at the Africa Creative Markets Conference on the importance of intellectual property protection for the creative industries

Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Ramin Toloui will travel to South Africa and Nigeria November 1-9 to participate in multilateral fora and conduct bilateral diplomacy. In South Africa, Assistant Secretary Toloui will attend the 20th United States-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (AGOA Forum) meetings in Johannesburg.  He will…

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United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Power Africa Launches ‘Growing Green Jobs’ for Women in the Energy Sector in Nigeria

This initiative will equip approximately 500 women and youth with the required skills and opportunities to secure better jobs in Nigeria’s energy sector

On September 26, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Power Africa launched “the Growing Green Jobs for Women in Nigeria” initiative to foster gender equality and promote clean energy solutions. This initiative will equip approximately 500 women and youth with the required skills and opportunities to secure better…

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United States Consulate Empowers 20 Female Returned Migrants through Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

The participants received business management training that covered financial management, marketing, operations, human resources, and more

On Monday, the U.S. Consulate General in collaboration with Ascend Studios Foundation celebrated the successful completion of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Returned Migrant training program. To support the comprehensive reintegration of returned migrants, 20 female returnees were selected to participate in the program. The participants received business management…