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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on Senior Administration Official Travel to Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, and Mauritania

Mr. Finer will affirm the importance of the U.S. relationship with Africa’s largest democracy

Principal Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer will travel to Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, and Mauritania for official meetings next week. He will be joined by National Security Council Senior Director for Africa Dana Banks and Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Michael Gonzalez. In Nigeria, Mr. Finer will affirm the…

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U.S. Consulate Opens Window on America in Osogbo

Hosted at the Osun State University Teaching Hospital, the Osogbo Window on America will serve as a community resource center for accurate and current information about the political, economic, cultural, educational, and social life in the United States

The U.S. Consulate General on Tuesday opened a Window on America in Osogbo, the Osun State capital. Hosted at the Osun State University Teaching Hospital, the Osogbo Window on America will serve as a community resource center for accurate and current information about the political, economic, cultural, educational, and social…

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U.S. Strengthens Nigeria’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

The Consul General highlighted the strategic partnership between the U.S. and Nigeria in strengthening health security and response to disease threats

The U.S. Consul General, Claire Pierangelo, underscored the U.S. Government’s commitment and prioritization of Public Health Emergency Management as Nigeria works towards achieving the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) 2024 targets and meeting the International Health Regulations (IHR) requirements by strengthening workforce development, disease surveillance, emergency response, and laboratory capacity.  …

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USAID Launches New Activity to Empower Deaf in Nigeria Through Sign Language Based Education

The new three-year, $2.05 million activity – Strengthening Deaf Education, Empowerment, and Employment (Deaf-E3) – will build the capacity of groups integral to advancing education

On September 23, 2021, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Mission Director Katie Donohoe, together with officials from Gallaudet University, the Nigerian National Association of the Deaf (NNAD), and other partners launched a new activity to empower deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children and youth through education,…

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On the Military Seizure of Power in Guinea

Violence and any extra-constitutional measures will only erode Guinea’s prospects for peace, stability, and prosperity

The United States condemns today’s events in Conakry. Violence and any extra-constitutional measures will only erode Guinea’s prospects for peace, stability, and prosperity. These actions could limit the ability of the United States and Guinea’s other international partners to support the country as it navigates a path toward national unity…

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Earth Networks and NiMet Announce Weather Services Partnership

A new nationwide early warning network with real-time lightning detection, severe storm nowcasting, and alerting will be deployed

Earth Networks, a global provider of weather intelligence, announced on Wednesday it formed a partnership with the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet). The agreement includes a five-year collaboration to build the Nigeria Total Lightning and Mesoscale AWS Network (NTLMAN) for early warning of severe weather. The partnership was commemorated during a…

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U.S. Donates Five Million Insecticide-treated Bed Nets to Control Malaria in Oyo State

The life-saving nets will reach all 33 local government areas in Oyo State

On August 16, 2021, the U.S. government, through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), donated five million bed nets to Nigeria’s Oyo State as part of a national campaign to provide enough nets for every Nigerian to be protected from the deadly disease every night. The life-saving nets will reach all…

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United States Ship (USS) Hershel “Woody” Williams Arrives in Nigeria for Maritime Security Engagement

Over the last decade, Gulf of Guinea nations have steadily increased their capability of working together and sharing information

Officers assigned to the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) participated in a maritime interoperability planning event with leaders from the Nigerian Navy, Aug 7. Hershel “Woody” Williams is scheduled to participate in a three-day at sea training exercise with Nigerian offshore patrol vessels and members of…

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USAID Launches New Activity to Counter Growing Gender-Based Violence in Nigeria

USAID’s $5 million MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership in Nigeria (MCGL) will reduce maternal and child mortality by increasing host country commitment to provide quality health care

On August 3, 2021, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, Kathleen FitzGibbon, joined Nigerian Minister for Humanitarian Affairs Sadiya Umar Farouq representing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and Minister for Women’s Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, to ceremonially launch a four-year activity from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that will prevent and respond…

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U.S. Army Special Forces Conclude Training with Nigeria Navy Special Boat Service

Nigeria participates in multiple bilateral and multilateral military exercises with the United States, including African Lion, Flintlock, and Obangame Express

On Thursday, 25 officers of the Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service completed a five-week Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) alongside a team of U.S. Army Special Forces. Throughout the JCET, the American military trainers and the Nigerian Navy ​special operations forces trained together on a broad range of land-based skills and…