Monday, October 21, 2019

Tag "Stuart Symington"

    ‘Incite violence and forfeit your assets abroad’ — US, UK warn politicians

‘Incite violence and forfeit your assets abroad’ — US, UK warn politicians

Catriona Laing, British high commissioner to Nigeria, insists that politicians who incite or execute violence during the 2019 elections in the country would have their visas banned and foreign assets forfeited.Laing who made this statement at the unveiling press conference of the Elections Situation Room of the Civil Society Situation Room by a coalition of civil society organizations (CSO) to [...]

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    ‘You overstepped your brief’ — Keyamo hits US ambassador over comments on elections

‘You overstepped your brief’ — Keyamo hits US ambassador over comments on elections

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari reelection campaign, says the United States has displayed its double standard for the world to see.Keyamo said this in reaction to a statement credited to Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria.Symington had warned public officials not to obey illegal directives issued in the name of the president, saying any politician whose utterances incite [...]

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    US ambassador warns officials against illegal directives issued in Buhari’s name

US ambassador warns officials against illegal directives issued in Buhari’s name

Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria, has warned public officials not to obey illegal directives issued in the name of President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking with journalists on Thursday in Makurdi, Benue state capital, after a meeting with Samuel Ortom, the state governor, the ambassador said any politician whose utterances incite people to violence would be held to account for the crime.He [...]

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    US envoy to Nigerian youth: Don’t be used as thugs during elections

US envoy to Nigerian youth: Don’t be used as thugs during elections

Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria, says Nigerian youth should be concerned about the country’s future and should not allow been used as thugs in the 2019 elections.He said this in Lagos on Thursday at the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Alumni Association seminar where he delivered a keynote address.The ambassador said the Nigerian youth is a powerful force for good [...]

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    US envoy urges young African entrepreneurs to learn from Silicon Valley

US envoy urges young African entrepreneurs to learn from Silicon Valley

Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria, has advised young entrepreneurs in Africa to patronise each other.He made the call in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, on Tuesday, during a programme organised by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).The youth, from Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Congo, graduated from diverse fields of agricultural discipline.“You should buy products from each other,” Symington said.“You [...]

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    Otedola canvasses UK, US investments for Nigeria

Otedola canvasses UK, US investments for Nigeria

Femi Otedola, a Nigerian millionaire and businessman, has called for the support of the UK and US government for Nigerian businesses.In separate meetings with the ambassadors from both countries, the Forte Oil CEO said the major problem experienced by Nigerian entrepreneurs is access to cheap and long-term capital."Nigerians are very entrepreneurial and would latch on to any opportunity to start [...]

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    FG summons US ambassador over Trump’s ‘shithole’ comment

FG summons US ambassador over Trump’s ‘shithole’ comment

The federal government has summoned Stuart Symington, United States ambassador to Nigeria, over Donald Trump's usage of a demeaning term to describe African nations.The US president is reported to have questioned why the US would want to have immigrants from “shithole countries” such as Haiti and African nations.The comment was reportedly made in the Oval Office.Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign [...]

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    Oyo to install CCTV cameras in crisis-prone areas

Oyo to install CCTV cameras in crisis-prone areas

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo, has said that his administration will install closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in crisis-prone areas of the state.Ajimobi said this on Monday when he hosted Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria.The governor said when he took office in 2011, Oyo was regarded as an unsafe place and since then his administration had worked to make [...]

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    US envoy unveils first state-of-the art American space in Nigeria

US envoy unveils first state-of-the art American space in Nigeria

Stuart Symington, United States ambassador to Nigeria, on Friday opened Nigeria’s first priority American space hosted at Co-Creation Hub (CC-Hub) in Yaba.   According to Symington, the space is equipped with technology to help users develop innovative ideas and interact with the various people across the world."At the Priority American Space in Lagos, we are investing in technology and programs to unleash [...]

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