Loans, love, China and Africa’s sovereignty
The statement made the other day by the former United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, counselling African countries not to compromise their sovereignty when engaged in economic dealings with China, should not be dismissed as a rival’s balderdash the way some overly Afrocentric analysts are wont to do. Even though, self-interest may not be…
U.S. sack of Tillerson can’t affect Nigeria, says Federal Government
The Federal Government has declared that the sack of the American Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson who was in Nigeria on Monday, by President Donald Trump will not in any way affect Nigeria/U.S. ties, saying that “government is continuum.” It also said the establishment of the proposed modular refineries in Niger Delta region will not…
Trump fires Tillerson, secretary of state, a day after visit to Nigeria
Barely 24 hours after his visit to Nigeria, Rex Tillerson was fired as the 69th United States Secretary of State.Tillerson was in Nigeria and Chad on the last leg of his maiden trip to Africa. But he cut short his visit “due to demands in (his) schedule,” the State Department said.
Sacked Tillerson: US must respond to Russia's behavior
After he was sacked by President Donald Trump, Tillerson also said US efforts to pressure North Korea had worked better than expected and revealed he would pass authority to his deputy at midnight.
‘Nigeria will rather negotiate abducted girls release than military option’
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday declared that NIGERIA would prefer to have the Chibok and Dapchi schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram back alive through negotiations rather than adopt a military option.
Tillerson ends Africa trip vowing US backing against terror
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson brought his truncated maiden Africa trip to a close on Monday, promising the full backing of the United States to two countries on the frontline of the war on terror.
Buhari meets U.S. Secretary of State, Tillerson, in Aso Rock
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with the U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting started shortly after Tillerson’s arrival at the State House, Abuja around 4.07 p.m.
U.S. Secretary of State, Tillerson, visits Nigeria today
The U.S. Secretary of State, Mr. Rex Tillerson, arrives in Abuja today for his first official visit to Nigeria. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Press Advisory from the U.S. Embassy said Tillerson would hold talks with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday. “Tillerson will become the highest ranking official in the Trump Administration…