• By Kunle Awosiyan
    Aug 23, 2016
    John Kerry

    President Muhammadu Buhari will meet with US Secretary of State, John Kerry as from 3pm today at state house, Abuja.

    After his audience with the president, Mr. Kerry is also expected to meet with governors from five northern states at the state house press waiting room.

    The US Secretary of State will, however, have no interaction with the media in the course of his visit to the presidential villa.

    A media advisory shared with state house correspondents indicates that the visiting US Secretary of State will not grant press interviews in the course of his visit to state house.

    These are ground rules which were said to have been set at a meeting between officials of state house and Mr Kerry's reconnaissance team.

    In a related development, the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield will travel to Kenya and Nigeria August 21-28. She will first accompany U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on his August 21-24 trip to Nairobi, Kenya, and the cities of Sokoto and Abuja in Nigeria.

    On August 25 the Assistant Secretary will visit Lagos, Nigeria, where she will meet with oil industry executives, business representatives, religious leaders, and our consulate personnel.

    The Assistant Secretary will then return to Nairobi August 26-28. She will lead the U.S. delegation at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), and will participate in several bilateral meetings with African leaders.



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