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Reflections On 61 years of U.S. – Nigerian Engagement By Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard, U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria – The Maravi Post

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As Nigeria celebrates its national day, we celebrate our enduring bilateral partnership with the continent’s regional, political, and economic powerhouse. 

We appreciate Nigeria’s leadership in the region, standing up for the integrity of democratic nations in West Africa. Nigeria was among the first to condemn the recent coup in Guinea, regularly recognizes the need for presidential term limits, and supports its best and brightest to serve in the highest ranks of international organizations – most recently demonstrated by Chikwe Ihekweazu’s recent appointment to Assistant Director-General at the World Health Organization. 

The COVID-19 pandemic showed us all that global challenges require global solutions. Our mission team partnered with Nigeria to tackle COVID-19 to save lives, promote economic recovery, and develop resilience as our experts worked side-by-side with the Presidential Task Force, Ministry of Health, and Nigerian Centre for Disease Control. We provided more than four million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria and contributed more than $84.2 million in COVID-related equipment and technical assistance including a mobile field hospital, 200 ventilators, and personal protective equipment. Additional vaccine donations are in the works. We conducted epidemiological COVID detection surveys, provided rapid response teams, trained over 200,000 military and civilian personnel on COVID-19 control measures, and transferred technology for virtual training. Through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), supporting Nigeria since 2004, the U.S. government now is providing lifesaving treatment to over 1.5 million of Nigeria’s estimated 1.8 million people living with HIV and remains committed to closing the gap to reaching HIV epidemic control by 2023.



We also recognize that security and economic concerns weigh on the minds of all Nigerians. We work in solidarity with the Nigerian government to address those challenges together. Diplomacy, development, public health, and defense have long been pillars that provide the foundation for promoting and protecting U.S. national security interests abroad. Our bilateral relationship is strong and based on such mutual interests. We share the Nigerian government’s recognition that, indeed, military aid will not be the exclusive tool to end insecurity in the country. A “whole of government” approach is required to protect citizens and stabilize the country. And indeed, all Nigerians have a role to play in improving security.

We have a long-standing partnership with the Nigerian military and the Nigerian police that consists of advising, training, exercises, education, and military systems and equipment, all of which are encompassed in the historic A-29 Super Tucano sale. These engagements emphasize the skills and processes that are critical to shaping effective militaries.

The United States supports Nigeria’s economic growth and its mutually beneficial trade with the U.S. through both private sector engagement and government-supported initiatives – such as the West Africa Trade and Investment Hub, Prosper Africa, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, and the Foreign Commercial Service. The U.S. is proud to be the largest humanitarian donor in Nigeria, providing $1.45 billion since 2015, and supporting an estimated two million conflict-affected households in the north. The U.S. is looking forward to expanding on these economic relationships in the future.

We commend Nigeria on its efforts to encourage dialogue and transparency at all levels of governance and continue to partner with Nigeria on efforts to improve its governing capacity. We are focused on strengthening Nigeria’s democratic processes and institutions and encouraging freedom of information, including efforts to enforce accountability through credible and transparent elections. USAID’s partnerships with the federal and state governments, 200 civil society organizations, and the private sector are fulfilling these goals – by improving the electoral process, strengthening civil society advocacy for a more transparent government, reinforcing the role of local peace committees to resolve conflict, and supporting transparency and service delivery improvements. 

The Mission takes pride in its extensive people-to-people engagement fostering bridges between our two nations. Last year the Migration Policy Institute noted that Nigerians in the U.S. are the most highly educated immigrant population in the United States, with 61 percent holding at least a bachelor’s degree, compared to 31 percent of the total foreign-born population. Further, more than half of Nigerian immigrants (54 percent) occupy management positions, compared with 32 percent of the total foreign-born population and 39 percent of the U.S.-born population. In addition, ties are deepening in the art, film, fashion, and music spaces. 

Nigeria’s potential is enormous. With Nigeria’s vibrant and innovative youth, we know that the best is yet to come for this great nation. As proud partners, we will continue to stand by Nigeria and work towards a more inclusive, peaceful, and prosperous Nigeria.

Mary Beth Leonard is the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria. 

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Bigg Boss 15 Episode 12th Oct 2021 : BB 15 A Massive Fight Between Ieshaan and Pratik

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Hello, all the entertainment lovers, so, after the wonderful and engaging OTT spin-off of the most successful show Bigg Boss. Now, the show has returned on the television screen with an all-new Wild Theme. The High Voltage drama has started enticing the audience even with the first episode of the show. The regular twists and turns of the show are making it even more entertaining. Well, the audience again giving it a favourable response and it is all on its way to rule the TRP charts again. Get all the further information with Bigg Boss 15 Written Update on 12 October 2021.

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In the exclusive episode of the show, we are going to witness another twist. Some of the house members including Karan Kundra, Tejasswi Prakash, Akasa Singh, Vidhi Pandya have been gathered in the kitchen area and gossiping about something. In between Tejasswi surprised everyone when she asked Karan Kundra if he likes Shamita Shetty. On which Karan replies that “I have never talked to her, she has a very strict personality.” Later, they all started laughing together. While Shamita Shetty along with Nishant Bhat and Pratik Sehajpar are sitting in the garden area considering game plans.

Karan Kundra then tells the girls that we are mistaken if we are considering that ‘Gharwaasis are united. Things are squandered here and it would be difficult to prove the unity on time. Well, on another hand, Ieshaan Sehgaal and Miesha Iyer love is blooming in the house nowadays. Ieshaan even popped up the question and assured Miesha that he is going to marry her soon if she gets agreed. But the rest of the house members are saying that this is just attraction as no one fell into love within three days.

While on another side, disputes and verbal spats are continuing among the house members. The issues between Ieshaan and Pratik are raising with each of the passing episodes. While analyzing the map in the morning Pratik was seen blocking Ieshaan and he warns Pratik to don’t show him physical strength otherwise results are not favourable for him. The argument later turned into a big fight, they both started criticising each other. Pratik later said that he is concerned for him as he considered him as a brother. The dispute continues, tune in to Colors TV at 10:30 PM from Monday to Friday. Stay tuned with Social Telecast for more BB 15 Written Update.

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Principal Brian Koland Cause of Death, Check What Happened To Him Death Reason

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Life is quite uncertain as plenty of things happened that we have not even imagined. One thing that scar the person for life is death but it also happens to be the real truth. No one can escape this reality. Every day the world witnesses several people passing away. We are here with one such saddening news as well. Here, we reporting the unfortunate death of Brian Koland. So many people are devastated after learning about the principal’s demise. Though they are also searching for the cause of his death and how did he die. Here’s what we know about it.

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As per various online sources, it has come forward that principal Brian Koland reportedly died on Monday, October 11, 2021. However, it is not being confirmed yet if his passing happened on the mentioned day and date. Plenty of people are mourning Koland’s death and are praying for the peace of his soul. It is really unfortunate to lose someone like Brian Koland all of a sudden. His family is going through a very hard time and requesting the public for privacy. They are still unable to accept the fact that Koland is no more.

Talking about Brian Koland cause of death, it has not been made public yet. As his family is still mourning his sudden demise, no one has come forward and spoke up on this. Currently, no information regarding his death cause and reason is available yet. We will update this particular section as soon as we get any information. Brian Koland was the director of the school community and was loved by many. He was a very kind-hearted and generous person who believed in spreading love and helping others. We are really saddened to know about his sudden passing.

Koland’s family, friends, and all the well-wishers are paying him sincere and heartfelt tribute on their respective social media accounts. The internet is flooded with condolence and RIP messages ever since the disheartening news came to light. Well, there is a saying that for every start of a journey, there must be an end. Unfortunately, the end of Koland has arrived and his absence will always pinch everyone. Apart from Koland being a director of the school community, not much information about his personal or professional life has been disclosed yet. As soon as we get any information, our team will update you. For now, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

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Emani 22 Death Car Accident Video: Lonebrain Died At Age Of 22 In Hit And Run Case

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One of the eminent and Social Media celebrities Emani Johnson sudden demise left everyone shocked and heartbroken. The Internet sensation was just 22 years young when she was dead. According to the latest report, Emani had a terrible accident that led to her death. Along with being a Social Media star, she was an incredible singer as well. She is considered one of the most popular singers in R&B and a dancer too. She started gaining ground with her online name Emani 22. As of now, all of the family members, her band, and fans are extremely sad due to this awful incident.

Emani Johnson

As we told you above that Emani 22 was a famous singer and Internet fame. She has fetched immense stardom on Instagram. As far as we are concerned her Instagram account has 100K followers with her versatility. She even released her solo music album on YouTube, the latest single release titles ‘Close’. Some of her songs are even available on some significant music apps including Spotify including ‘Beter Days, and ‘No Love’, etc. She was one of the rising stars and but leave all of her fans so early.

On behalf of the reports that claiming that Emani 22 died in a serious hit and run car accident. However, there aren’t many details available regarding the accident and the death. It is being said that she had died on the spot. As the investigation is being proceeded it has been learned that the person with whom Emani’s car clashed is named ‘David’. The Police officials are trying to figure out all the aspects regarding the car accident. Although the news hasn’t been claimed so far by the authorities and any of the trusted sources, so the authority urged all of her fans to don’t believe in any kind of rumours.

She was born on 27 December 1998 and as we mentioned she was 22 years of her age as of now. Along with her singing videos, she also posts her images and videos, she is looking drop-dead gorgeous in all of them that considered as another major reason behind her fame. She then came up with her rocking song ‘The Clor Red’ and started raking enormous fame. As she regularly comes up with fantastic songs her fanbase get a boost. Our thoughts, prayers, and support are with her family. We wish the pure soul will rest in peace. Stay tuned with Social Telecast for more information and all the latest updates Emani 22.

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