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June 10, 2021

US State Department: Nigeria’s Twitter Suspension

Washington, DC (STL.News) The United States condemns the ongoing suspension of Twitter by the Nigerian government and subsequent threats to arrest and prosecute Nigerians who use Twitter.  The United States is likewise concerned that the Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission ordered all television and radio broadcasters to cease using Twitter. Unduly restricting...

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April 27, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Nigerian President Buhari

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary Antony J. Blinken met virtually today with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama. They discussed the global economic recovery, Nigeria’s security challenges and regional security issues, the effort against COVID-19, and the effects of climate change...

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April 27, 2021

The United States and Nigeria: Strategic Partners

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following Fact sheet. “We look forward to rejuvenating our partnership based on our shared values of democracy, respect for human rights, and robust people-to-people relations.” – Secretary Antony J. Blinken, March 1, 2021 Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on April 27...

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March 2, 2021

Nigeria: All kidnapped schoolgirls released

(STL.News) In tonight’s edition, hundreds of girls kidnapped from a boarding school in northwestern Nigeria last week have been freed. But there’s also concern that negotiations to secure their release could offer an incentive to kidnappers.  And nearly four million doses of the Astra Zeneca vaccine arrive in Nigeria’s capital...

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March 2, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Nigerian Foreign Minister

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama to highlight the importance that the United States places on our relationship with Nigeria.  Secretary Blinken outlined a holistic approach to the U.S.-Nigeria partnership based on our...

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February 17, 2021

Nigerian students abducted: Wave of kidnappings in parts of Nigeria

(STL.News) #Nigeria?’s President Muhammadu #Buhari? has dispatched security chiefs to coordinate rescue operations for students abducted by unidentified gunmen in the northern state of Niger on Wednesday.  Northwest and central Nigeria have increasingly targeted criminal gangs known locally as “bandits” who #kidnap? for ransom, rape, and pillage across the region....

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January 7, 2021

U.S Takes Action Against Violators of Religious Freedom

United States Takes Action Against Violators of Religious Freedom (STL.News) Religious freedom is an unalienable right, and the bedrock upon which free societies are built and flourish. The United States – a nation founded by those fleeing religious persecution, as the recent Commission on Unalienable Rights report noted – once...

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January 6, 2021

Pompeo with Tony Perkins of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo with Tony Perkins of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins (STL.News) QUESTION: Well, the days and the weeks since the election have not seen a slowing of the Trump administration on the international front. State Department, under the leadership of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, continues to...

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January 4, 2021

U.S Condemns the Kidnapping of Students in Kankara, Nigeria

The United States Condemns the Kidnapping of Students in Kankara, Nigeria (STL.News) The United States condemns the violent kidnapping of over 300 boys from the Government Secondary Science School in Kankara, Katsina State on December 11. We offer our sincere sympathies to the families of the missing students and the security...

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October 31, 2020

United States Rescues American Held Hostage in Nigeria

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: The United States is committed to the safe return of all U.S. citizens taken captive.  We delivered on that commitment late last night in Nigeria, where some of our bravest and most skilled warriors rescued a U.S. citizen...

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