Skip to comments.Nigeria: Clinton Demands Firmer Action Against Corruption
Posted on 08/13/2009 1:41:20 AM PDT by rvoitier
"We strongly support and encourage the government of Nigeria's efforts to increase transparency, reduce corruption, provide support for democratic processes in preparation for the 2011 elections,"
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Cold Reception For Hillary Clinton At Aso Villa
August 12, 2009 14:46, 949 views
By Oluokun Ayorinde/ Abuja with Agency Report
The United States Secretary of State, Senator Hillary Clinton, who arrived Nigeria yesterday night on a two-day visit, is said to have received cold reception from Nigerian government officials, P.M.News can reveal.
This is evident at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, where there seems to be no serious preparation to receive the former First Lady of the U.S.
At the Villa this morning, nothing was said about the visit of Mrs. Clinton to President Umar Musa YarAdua which is scheduled for about 4 p.m. today.
Although it was widely reported that Mrs. Clinton will be recieved by Chief Ojo Maduekwe, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, on arrival in the country, PMNews can reveal that the minister was not at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to receive the U.S. Secretary of State.
There was no other highly placed government official to receive her. Instead, she was received by Professor Tunde Adeniran, Nigerias ambassador-designate to the United States and a protocol officer from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mrs. Clinton was driven away in a convoy of about 17 vehicles by the U.S. embassy officials after a brief ceremony at the airport.
P.M.News, however, gathered that the government of President YarAdua is pissed off by the relentless criticism by the U.S. over the manner in which he came into office.
Meanwhile, Hillary, who is on the fifth leg of her seven-nation tour of Africa, is expected to hold talks with President YarAdua.
Anaylysts say she is expected to take a tough line on corruption and electoral reform.
Last month, US President Barack Obama skipped Nigeria on his first official Africa trip, in what was seen as a snub for its record on governance.
Nigeria is undoubtedly the most important country in sub-Saharan Africa, Assistant US Secretary of State for African Affairs, Johnnie Carson, was quoted as saying by Reuters news agency, en route to the Nigerian capital Abuja.
But Mr Carson said it had also been described as the most corrupt state in Africa.
President YarAdua came to power in a widely criticised election in April 2007.
Mrs Clinton is scheduled to hold a private meeting later today with representatives of the countrys political elite, with democracy and corruption said to be on the agenda.
And she is expected to seek an update on the status of a 60-day amnesty period in the Niger Delta, declared in an effort to end years of militant attacks that have hobbled the oil industry.
Mrs Clintons visit comes in the wake of clashes between a radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram and security forces in Bauchi and three other north-eastern Nigerian states.
Yesterday, Mrs Clinton demanded an end to widespread sexual abuse in war-ravaged eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, during a visit to the country.
She spoke out during a tour of a crowded refugee camp in the city of Goma.
She leaves Nigeria tomorrow for Liberia and will round off her trip in Cape Verde.
This cracks me up. 0 probably is the record holder now for corruption in DC with his appointments of thugs, criminals and terrorist linked czars. And hildabeast is worried about corruption in other countries?
can you imagine just how much the hildebeast is lovin this trip ?
[”We strongly support and encourage the government of Nigeria’s efforts to increase transparency, reduce corruption, provide support for democratic processes in preparation for the 2011 elections,”]
She soulda’ stayed here and lectured her own party on that.
Shoulda’... Sorry, first cup mistake.
AIN’T THAT UNSWEET!
Her unroyal lowness, her hideous heinous, BWitch Shrillery Antoinette de Fosterizer de Marx de Machiavelli de Stalin de Lenin de Mao de Pol Pot de Arafart . . . de Sade
pontificates globally about
DO AS I DECREE
[not as I do!]
ROTFLOL to the max.
This statement of hers is missing from the article, you know, the one where she basically says, “America is a corrupt, third world country with rigged elections.”
In 2000, our presidential election came down to one state where the brother of the man running for President was the governor of the state. So we have our problems too.
I can hear her thoughts from overseas "Oh, how I HATE men..."
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