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President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Nigeria to Attend the Inauguration

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US President, Barack Obama

US President, Barack Obama

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Nigeria to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, President-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on May 29, 2015.

The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State, will lead the delegation.

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

The Honorable James F. Entwistle, U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Department of State

The Honorable Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Department of State

General David M. Rodriguez, Commander, U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM)

The Honorable Grant T. Harris, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council

Mr. Hakeem Olajuwon, NBA Legend and Olympic Gold Medalist


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12 Comments
  • bigbang

    That Africom commander insulted Nigerian troops.

  • olumo2000

    Thanks Obama; i believe that the world knew the world of Africa is changing gradually.

    • Canonical

      Do you think that they are coming to help you? You have to think twice?

      • olumo2000

        just wait and watch.

  • agbobu

    AS IF YOU HAVE ANY CHOICE. GOODLUCK JONATHAN KNOWS THAT ANY ATTEMPT BY HIM TO TOY WITH THE WISH OF THE PEOPLE, WILL BE MET WITH RUTHLESS RESISTANCE FROM THE WE THE PEOPLE. THAT WAS WHY GOODLUCK JONATHAN CAPITULATED AND GAVE IN.

    • Canonical

      You are the biggest fool on planet Earth. Will of the people? I don’t think so? What of Obama’s will? What of Tony Blair’ will? Tim will tell.

  • smoky

    PLEASE NIGERIA NEW LEADER SHOULD BE WELL OF THE WEST.RELATIONSHIP SHOULD NOT BE THAT OF A MASTER AND SLAVE.PLEASE DO NOT BE A SLAVE TO NO ONE.

  • IRON EDEKO

    If I don’t know what to say, I will know how to keep quiet. I know very many christians who sing this song:

    “Alleluyah joy, Alleluyah joy, Alleluyah joy,
    We shall meet on that day….”

    It is very good, that in the song, they never say where they will meet. But I know where they will meet themselves. Many pastors and self-proclaimed best christians will meet one another in hell on that day. I do not say all the christians and pastors. Pastor Amos from Owan East Local Govt Area of Edo State, for example, will certainly go to hell, because of his three sins and his four.

  • LOVER OF TRUTH

    RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE WEST AND AFRICAN NATIONS IS VERY MUCH WELCOME BUT SUCH A RELATIONSHIP SHOULD USHER IN MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL INCENTIVES..IT SHOULD BE A TWO WAY TRAFFIC BASED ON BALANCE OF POWER..IT SHOULD AVOID NOTE TAKING, POLICY DETECTION AND INSTRUCTIONS BY ONE PARTY TO THE OTHER.. THIS IS WHAT IT OUGHT TO BE..HOWEVER A SITUATION WHERE A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE GOES TO THE WEST TO SOLICIT FOR HELP BEFORE ELECTION AND AFTER WINNING AND BEFORE SWEARING IN RETURNS TO GIVE ACCOUNT OF HOW THE ELECTION WAS WON SMELLS A RAT. IT RAISES SUSPICION OF UNDERTAKING OF LOYALTY AND SUBMISSION AS PART OF THE AGREED TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE SUPPORT . OR COULD THE RETURN FOR FURTHER CONSULTATION BEFORE SWEARING IN BE AIMED AT GOING BACK TO RECEIVE FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO RULE NIGERIANS OR DEAL WITH CERTAIN KNOTTY ISSUES.? IF AT LEAST ONE OF THESE PROPOSITIONS IS TRUE THEN,IT SUGGEST GOING TO THE WEST TO BE TOLD WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO THEM AFTER SWEAR RING IN. THIS WILL BE MOST UNFORTUNATE. ONE HOPES THESE SUSPICIONS ARE PROVED WRONG. HOWEVER IF THEY TURN OUT TO BE TRUE ,THEN IT WILL REALLY BE UNCERTAIN WHO THE DE -FACTO PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA WILL BE FROM MAY 29 2015; WHETHER ,BUHARI,CAMERON OR OBAMA. GOD FORBIDS A RETURN TO NEOCOLONIALISM IN NIGERIA IN DISGUISE. TIME WILL TELL.

    • 21stCenturySlave

      Neocolonialism is here and has always been. Accept it. Nigerians go to the West (Europe/ Canada/US) for everything: education, food, leisure, defense, business, name it.
      We have shown that we can’t govern ourselves peacefully, or reach a consensus among ourselves as to how to tackle our problems as a people.
      What does it matter who the defacto leader is?
      The sooner Nigerians swallow their pride the better. Thats why the Brits prefer the East Africans. We’re too uppity for them.

      • Paul Audu

        I quite appreciate your fear. But you should also know that the ultimate power is in your hand and you can use it wisely when the time is ripe for it(election period of course). I hope that alleys your fear!

  • CHRIS PRINCE

    Finally, the Obama admin gets thier Man in Nigeria! were they just as excited over the election of GOODLUCK JONATHAN? SENT HIGH LEVEL DELEGATION TO HIS Inauguration? why did US repeatedly declare openl;y that the presidency of GOODLUCK JONATHAN was not one they could work with? Did they actually work to undermine his administration.
    why did USA deny the outgoing Nigerian govt denying all the military assistance in one way or the other which was requested for years while GOODLUCK JONATHAN WAS IN POWER? ,ONLY TO PROMISE SUCH HELP NOW THEY ARE CELEBRATING HAVING HIM OUSTED?

    Do you all remember the effort and threats of the OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TOWARDS THE NIGERIAN GOVT AND THOSE OF OTHER AFRICAN NATIONS including small Malawi, over the banning of same sex marriage? Once they could not convince or threaten Goodluck Jonathan into imposing same sex marriage over the whole citizens of the nation of Nigeria who vehemently opposed it, they obviously must declared had him “number one enemy of mankind” and would go any length to deny help and withdraw involvement in the economy.note that USA OBAMA also has maintained a drastically REDUCED/LOW IMPORT OF NIGERIAN OIL( which is one of the pillars of the Nigerian economy IN AN ATTEMPT TO SINK THE ECONOMY UNDER OUTGOING PRESIDENTJONATHAN.,— AS PUNISHMENT FOR NOT AGGRESSIVE;Y PURSUING OBAMA’S ULTRA LIBERAL AGENDA IN NIGERIA INCLUDING TURNING NIGERIA UPSIDE DOWN BY INFRINGING ON THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN VALUES REGARDING THE FREE PRACTICE OF HOMOSEXUALITY AND LESBIANISM AS THE LAW OF THIS ANCIENT AFRICAN NATION!

    AND OH– DID I HEAR GOODLUCK JONATHAN IS CHRISTIAN?