Like Obama, U.S. envoy Symington cautions Nigerians against infantile political behaviour
Once again, it is the season of messages to Nigerians and its leadership on the need for civilized electoral behaviour. And since those who run the affairs of Nigeria have failed to grow the country to maturity and adulthood, a community of nations....
U.S. refutes partisanship claim, UK deploys 100 observers
The United States (U.S.) Consulate in Nigeria has debunked reports that it is supporting a particular candidate in the presidential elections. Describing the report that the U.S. was supporting presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, as ‘fake news and rumours,’ the U.S. Ambasador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington restated that it was…
Security concerns, violence, anxiety usher in general elections
Five days to the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections, the country’s political temperature is rising dangerously. While many civil society groups, as well as opposition figures are expressing doubts over the sincerity of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government’s ability to conduct a free, fair and credible general elections, the Independent National Electoral…
‘Why the United States is interested in Nigeria’s election, democracy’
The United States has explained that its interest in Nigeria’s forthcoming elections is because of its effect on the survival of the country’s democracy.
Between performance and fake news
Among other teachings received as a student of media and communication studies, I was specifically told that information is the life wire of every business/governance.
U.S. envoy tasks Nigerians on peace, unity ahead of 2019 polls
The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, has charged Nigerians to unite and promote ideals of peace as the 2019 general elections draw nearer. Symington, who spoke during the commemoration of the 2018 World Earth Day at the University of Ibadan...
U.S., UK envoys, Femi Otedola hold talks on economy
United States (U.S.) Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington and his United Kingdom (UK) counterpart, Mr. Paul Arkwright, have paid separate visits to Chairman of Forte Oil Plc, Mr. Femi Otedola....
Modular refiners to get pioneer status, duty waivers
The Chairman, Eko Petrochem and Refining Company, Emmanuel Iheanacho, said the U.S. Government, acting through the USTDA, had accelerated the process of the company’s planned economic investment through the industrial development grant of $797,343.
U.S. Agency approves $1m for development of modular refinery in Nigeria
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has approved a grant of $1 million (about N360 million) for the detailed engineering design of 20,000 barrel per day (bpd) modular refinery in Lagos.