Saturday, June 26, 2010

Nigeria's Ambassador to the United States (Prof. Adefuye) to hold Press Conference on Nigeria-U.S. Relations

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For Immediate Release - July 1, 2010
The African Ambassador News Conference Series

Washington, DC. - Nigeria’s recently appointed Ambassador to the United States, Professor Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye (top right) will hold his first solo press conference to brief U.S. and international media on latest developments in Nigeria and with Nigeria-U.S. bilateral relations.

Venue: Embassy of Nigeria - 3519 International Court, NW Washington, DC 20008
Date: Thursday July 15, 2010
Time: 10:00am prompt
Media required to set up by: 9:30am

The historic events/developments in Nigeria and between Nigeria and the United States over the past four months alone have altered the course of Africa’s most populous nation and her relationship with the world’s biggest democracy, the United States. Ambassador Adefuye will speak to these historic events and answer questions from media.

Some of the historic events include a meeting between President Obama and then Acting President Goodluck Jonathan during the recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, DC., the unfortunate passing of President Yar’Ardua, a message from President Obama to the government and people of Nigeria, the successful swearing in of President Goodluck Jonathan following the death of President Yar’Ardua, the appointment of a new Nigerian Ambassador to the United States after almost a full year without one, Nigeria’s removal from the U.S. “country of interest” list, signing of a U.S. – Nigeria bi-national commission agreement (the first by the Obama Administration), U.S.-Nigeria Energy & Investment Working Group Meeting & Grant Signing and U.S.-Nigeria Nuclear Safety, Security, and Nonproliferation Consultations.

To cover this event for U.S. or international media or to attend, RSVP to or call Beryl @ 202 460 3906 by July 10. Please note that seating is limited and only credentialed media and RSVP’d guests can attend.

The African Ambassador News Conference Series™ was instituted by AMIP News to provide African ambassadors in Washington, DC a rare opportunity to engage U.S. and International media in a very effective manner to inform and educate U.S. and international audiences about developments in their home countries and between their countries and the United States. AMIP News ( a subsidiary of the Africa Media-Image Project, Inc. is dedicated to covering U.S. – Africa Engagement and bridging the information gap between the U.S. and African countries.

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