Rethinking Talent: Rewiring The Education-to-Employment System

The American Business Council (ABC) held a workshop in partnership with West Africa Vocational Education (WAVE), under the theme “Rethinking Talent: Rewiring the Education-to-Employment system.” The aim of the 2-hour workshop/convening on Tuesday the 5th of November, 2019 was to direct a discourse towards Rewiring the Education-to-Employment System such as: Discussing the challenges and opportunities […]

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IBM Innovation Centre, Churchgate Tower-2, 5th Floor. Victoria Island, Lagos - Nigeria
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Roundtable meeting with the Mining Sector

The American Business Council in partnership with the US Mission held a roundtable meeting with the mining sector to identify the issues on market entry for foreign investors, categorize the regulatory bodies that interface with this sector, and develop ways in which the American Business Council and the US Mission can collaborate with stakeholders on […]

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ABCs Economic Update

The American Business Council recently held its first Economic Update in partnership with PwC, themed “Updates on the Nigerian Economy, Tax Regulations & the Implications of AfCFTA to Businesses. The event was well attended by business executives of various sectors of the economy. Key note speaker, Taiwo Oyedele of PwC gave highlights on the state […]

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ABC Intellectual Property Symposium Dinner

The American Business Council recently held its Intellectual Property Symposium dinner on the 17th of September at the residence of the US Consul General on the auspices of the just concluded 2-day symposium. Members of the American Business Council, US and Nigerian Stakeholders as well as sponsors and exhibitors were in attendance. Sponsors and exhibitors were […]

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Intellectual Property Symposium

The American Business Council in partnership with the US Embassy recently hosted a 2-day Intellectual Property symposium on Copyright Piracy and Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals on the 16th and 17th of September. It brought government agencies, Non-Government Organizations, and private sector stakeholders in the intellectual property rights framework together to address the issues with the Intellectual Property laws and […]

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The American Business Council Hosts US Senior Executives Of Jumia Group

The American Business Council hosted the visiting US Senior Executives of Jumia Group on the 10th of September, 2019 at the Clear Essence California Spa and Wellness Resort. Among those present were members as well as partners from various sectors - IBM, TGI,VISA, HPE by Selectium, AVPA, VConnect Nigeria, Pfizer, Africa Resource Centre and Johnson […]

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ABCs Annual General Meeting

The American Business Council held its AGM on the 1st of August at the American Guest Quarters. It was well attended by members of the Board as well as members of the American Business Council.

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GOOGLE FOR NIGERIA

On the 24th of July, Google Nigeria announced new products and features to make Google more helpful to more people in Nigeria and across Africa at the third annual Google for Nigeria event. The Country Manager, Google Nigeria Juliet Ehimuhan shared the work that is been done in Nigeria and Africa by Google in building […]

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WIMBIZ: Women in Politics Training

The American Business Council in partnership with WIMBIZ organized a one-day training session on the 25th of July, titled Women in Politics. The WIMBIZ WIMPol training brings together women with zeal and passion for the development sectors to discuss topical issues and learning strategies for success in the light of a rapidly changing global, economic […]

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Farewell Dinner for US Consul General John Bray and the US Commercial Counsellor Brent Omdahl

The American Business Council held a Farewell dinner for the US Consul General John Bray and US Commercial Counselor Brent Omdahl on the 4th of July. The dinner was well attended by Company Executives of multinational companies and public sector stakeholders. Among present were executives from GE, Visa, IBM, Microsoft, ATC, Aviat, Kimberly Clark, HP, […]

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KPMG launches its Insight Centre

Jim Ovia, Chairman Zenith Bank Plc and Aliko Dangote, Chairman Dangote Group launches KPMGs Insight Centre on the 28th of June, a next generation collaborative environment that allows clients to interact directly with their data and see innovative solutions come to life. The Insight Centre has been designed to change the way its workforce engages […]

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Night for Dick Kramer

The American Business Council organized a Night in honour of the First President and major Pillar behind the American Business Council Dick Kramer OFR, on the 13th of June. Special guests include the US Ambassador to Nigeria Stuart Symington; Minister for Industry Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelemah; Former Minister of Communication Technology, Omobola Johnson; and […]

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Breakfast Meeting with Tunde Fowler

The American Business Council in partnership with Andersen Tax held a Breakfast Meeting Session with the Chairman of FIRS, Mr Tunde Fowler on the 3rd of June at the IBM Innovation Centre 5th floor Churchgate Tower 2, VI Theme: How Tax Policies Can Improve the Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria. The event was well […]

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USA FAIR : ACCESS NIGERIA 2019

The US Commercial Service of the US Mission held 3 day USA Trade Fair from the 21st to the 23rd of May. The USA Fair is a multi-sectoral event which presents new-to-market and existing U.S. companies an opportunity to explore opportunities and potentials within the Nigerian market. 34 US Companies participated in the fair which […]

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Meeting with Worku Gachou, Managing Director of OPIC Africa

The Economic team of the US Consulate hosts the Managing Director of OPIC Africa, Worku Gachou on the 21st of May. Some members of the Council were present - Intel and BCG. The objective of the meeting is to share key projects for funding that fits the financing interest of OPIC.       

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USA FAIR : RECEPTION

The US Consul General, John F Bray a held welcome reception at his residence on the 21st of May for the new-to-market and existing U.S. companies as well as sponsors of the USA Fair. Sponsors were awarded plaques for supporting the initiative of the US Government.

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Roundtable Meeting with the State Department Deputy Secretary of State for West Africa and Security Africa

The US Consulate hosted Whitney Baird, Deputy Assistant of State for West Africa and Security Africa on the 16th of May at the American Guest Quarters. Members of the American Business Council were invited to discuss the Business environment, prospects of growth and security challenges in the country. Among present where representatives of Visa, Dow […]

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US Soya bean Export Council visits ABC

Executives of the US Soybean Export Council paid a visit to the ABC Secretariat on the 15th of May to identify partnership and business opportunities in the Agricultural space. The USSECs primary objective in Nigeria is to establish a Soybean Centre of Excellence, which may among other activities, provide technical capacity building and strengthening of […]

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The 4th Industrial Revolution and the place of Nigeria

The Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the American Business Council held a luncheon on the 25th of April. The Guest speaker was Dipo Faulkner, CEO IBM West Africa – a member on the Board of Directors of the American Business Council. The luncheon presented an opportunity to identify what ICT companies are doing in regards […]

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US BUSINESS VISA

The American Business Council working with the US Embassy held an urgent Lunch Meeting on the 3rd of April on current US Consular Affairs Business Visa Program updates. This program is meant for US MNCs. The meeting comes in the heels on inquiries and clarification requests from ABC members and US companies to the American Business Council. The Board of Directors was […]

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Roundtable Lunch with USTDA

The Acting Director of USTDA, Thomas Hardy & his team held a roundtable lunch with the ICT members of the American Business Council on the 22nd of March at the American Guest Quarters. The objective is to have an overview of the market on ICT from the perspective of US Companies and to best understand […]

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The American Business Council held a networking event

The American Business Council held a networking event for members on the 30th of January, 2019. Members networked and shared thoughts on topical issues impacting business..

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HPE subsidiary

HPE subsidiary, Hewlett-Packard Nigeria Limited now Hewlett Packard Enterprise operated by Selectium Nigeria Limited . On the 22nd of January Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) officially launched its operations in Nigeria as HPE operated by Selectium Nigeria. HPE transitioned to a new operational model around the Goble for “remote” type offices, in Nigeria HPE has selected Selectium Nigeria Limited to manage […]

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ABC visits Hon Gyang Pwajok

The Executive Secretary of the American Business Council, Ms. Margaret Olele, Economic Counselor to the US Consulate, Michael Carney and the Managing Director of UPS Nigeria Ralph Ozuode held a dialogue recently with the Chairman Business and Rules Committee, House of Representatives Hon. Gyang Pwajok (SAN) on best practices in the Courier/Logistics Sector.

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Digital Economy Workshop

Microsoft Nigeria in partnership with the Lagos Business School organized a Digital Economy Workshop for Nigerian Policymakers on the 4th of December at Eko Hotel. The objective of the dialogue is to help identify and prioritize issues of societal importance as technologies continue to evolve and enable further research and development of solutions as new […]

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Human Capital: The Key to Africa’s Transformation

Human Capital: The Key to Africa’s Transformation. The Lagos Business School organized the African Business Conference which held on the 8th of December, themed Human Capital: The Key to Africa’s Transformation. The event was partly sponsored by the American Business Council (ABC). The objective of the conference is to discuss ways on improving the competitiveness of Africa’s […]

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AVPA Event, The Power of Partnerships

Africa Venture Philanthropy Alliance in partnership with the American Business Council, Ford Foundation, Si2 Fund and the European Venture Philanthropy Platform held a two-day dialogue with Corporate organizations on the 6th and 7th December. The objective is to identify the roles of corporate citizens in the society and form strategic alliances to increase investments for […]

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Digital Economy Workshop

Microsoft Nigeria in partnership with the Lagos Business School organized a Digital Economy Workshop for Nigerian Policymakers on the 4th of December at Eko Hotel. The objective of the dialogue is to help identify and prioritize issues of societal importance as technologies continue to evolve and enable further research and development of solutions as new […]

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US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE VISITS SOME MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL

The American Business Council Nigeria and the US Chamber of Commerce paid a visit to the Managing Director Accenture and Board Member of the American Business Council Niyi Yusuf (L) and the CEO of IBM West Africa and Board Member of the American Business Council Dipo Faulkner (R) on the 4th of December. The objective […]

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NACC Breakfast Meeting

The Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) recently held its Breakfast Meeting on the 28th of November. Dr Lazarus Angbazo, CEO General Electric and President, American Business Council (ABC), who spoke at the November Edition of the Breakfast Meeting stated that American companies spent about N1.5 billion on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects in Nigeria […]

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Stakeholders Breakfast Meeting – Nigerian Creative Industry…

The American Business Council in partnership with the BIAYA Consulting and the US Mission held a stakeholders meeting on the 6th of November at the American Guest Quarters. The objective of the convening is to present a business case for the creative industry, explore an ecosystem framework for development, and discuss opportunities for stakeholders at […]

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ABC ONBOARDS NEW MEMBERS

The US Consular General, John F Bray held a welcome reception for 7 new American Business Council members. These are Leading Global Corporate Brands in sectors critical to the Country- Security, Infrastructure, ICT, Manufacturing Health and Investment. The Companies are American Tower Corporation, Worldwide Canine Inc., Uber Technologies, Rendeavour, Tropical General Investment, Bristol Scientific Company […]

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NES24

A plenary session on the creative industry at the NESG Summit. The event held on the 22nd of October at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja

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Nigerian Off-Grid Energy & Innovators Summit 2018

The U.S. African Development Foundation in partnership with Allon and Citi Bank held the Nigerian Off-Grid Energy & Innovators Summit on the 17th of October. The objective to discuss Business Development, capacity building and Strengthening US-Nigeria ties. Among other panellists include Brent Omdahl, Commercial Counsellor US Mission to Nigeria and Margaret Olele, CEO of the […]

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The American Women’s Club

The American Women’s Club held its Kids Carnival on the 13th of October at the American Guest Quarters. The event is partly sponsored by Kripsy Kreme.

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Courtesy Visit to the DG of NAFDAC

The American Business Council of Nigeria held a meeting on the 9th of October, 2018 with the DG of NAFDAC (National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control) Prof. Christianah Mojisola Adeyeye at the NAFDAC Headquarters Abuja. The objective of the meeting is to address current challenges, policies as well as partnership opportunities on […]

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Dialogue With U.S Ambassador Symington

The American Business Council with its members held a dialogue with the US Ambassador Stuart W. Symington on the 20th of September to discuss the political landscape and share perspectives on the upcoming 2019 elections. The dialogue is a first in a series of dialogues with the ABC and US companies as we get closer […]

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Workshop by the Regulatory Committee of CID

The Regulatory Committee of the Commercial Investment Dialogue recently held its workshop on the 30th of August at the George Hotel. The objective is to discuss the regulatory challenges, identify new opportunities and provide mechanisms that will allow respective public and private sectors to work together on critical issues hindering bilateral trade and investment between […]

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US-NIG COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT DIALOGUE

The US/Nigeria Commercial and Investment Dialogue – a Private-Sector-to-Government Meeting, held on the 25th of September in New York City. The objective is for committees from both the Nigerian and American representatives of the five focus areas -Digital Economy, Agriculture, Investment, Infrastructure and Regulatory Reforms, identify challenges and opportunities as well as identify next steps. […]

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The US Consular General Hosts US investors at his residence

The US Consular General Hosts US investors at his residence. The US Consular General, John Bray hosts a welcome reception in honour of the U.S Trade Mission Delegation, at his residence Lagos, Nigeria. The reception held on the 15th of August, 2018.

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Networking with USA (NUSA) Appreciation Forum & International Partner Awards

The U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Mission Nigeria held its annual NUSA (Networking with the USA) Appreciation Forum and International Partner Awards Program, on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at The Civic Center, Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island.  The objective of the event is to honour Nigerian business people who promote U.S. products and services, […]

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ABCs Annual General Meeting.

The American Business Council held its annual General meeting on the 18th of July 2018. The meeting was well attended by members of the Council.

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The American Business Council launched its 2018 US Economic Impact Survey on the 18th of July, 2018.

ABC partnered with Accenture, KPMG, PwC and the US Embassy, to conduct a survey and assess the overall economic impact of US companies in Nigeria. The survey reflects the contribution of 74 US companies operating in Nigeria and their responses reinforce the role the US plays in the economic health of Nigeria in the areas […]

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send forth dinner for the founding partners of Africa Capital Alliance

Africa Capital Alliance a member of the American Business Council held a dinner on July 6, 2018, at Eko Hotel and Suites to celebrate three of its distinguished founders – Mr Dick Kramer, Chief Ernest Shonekan and Mr Pascal Dozie. Among present were Stakeholders from the public sector, the American Business Council, Management team of […]

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US Business Visa Meeting

American Business Council in partnership with the US Consulate, organized a US Business Visa Program on the 29th of June at the American Guest Quarters. The objective is to update members on the US Consular Business Affairs for US Multinationals and large Nigerian Companies that qualify and also create a platform for companies to deal […]

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Ease of Doing Business Report Launch

The American Business Council and its partners, NESG and NACC presented a report on the 29th of June to the Minister for Industry Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu on the Ease of Doing Business. The report is an outcome of the Ease of Doing Business Workshop held on the 4th of April – an open […]

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Cocktail Reception on IPR

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. W. Stuart Symington hosts Intellectual Property Rights Stakeholders on the 23rd of May 2018, at his residence

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The US Embassy and the ABC held a roundtable discussion on IPR on the 23rd of May at the US Embassy Abuja

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. W. Stuart Symington hosts Intellectual Property Rights Stakeholders on the 23rd of May 2018, at his residence

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An official launch of the just concluded ‘Tech Entrepreneurship Ecosystems research

An official launch of the just concluded ‘Tech Entrepreneurship Ecosystems research’ by OC & C consultants in partnership with Ventures Platform Foundation and sponsored by Google held on the 24th of April at Ventures Park Abuja. The report provides an in-depth study of the key trends and challenges in Nigeria’s technology entrepreneurship ecosystem, and suggests […]

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The US Consul General Hosts Ambassador Sullivan

The US Consul General, John F Bray hosted Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of African Affairs on the 20th of April 2018, at his residence.

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The American Business Council held a Breakfast Session on the Ease of Doing Business on the 4th of April, 2018

The American Business Council held a Breakfast Session on the Ease of Doing Business on the 4th of April, 2018 in partnership with NESG and NACC. The key objective of the meeting is to examine the Ease of Doing Business landscape post-recession with the aim of identifying new and or emerging challenges and agreeing on […]

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The American Business Council recently held an FMCG media parley at the American Guest Quarters, Lagos

The American Business Council recently held an FMCG media parley at the American Guest Quarters, Lagos to rub minds with the media on how Nigeria can become the West African Manufacturing hub through increased collaboration between Private Sector and Government and improved regulatory environment that will further encourage investments. The Parley session highlighted further the […]

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Senator Bukola Saraki visits the US Chamber of Commerce,

Senator Bukola Saraki visits the US Chamber of Commerce, to discuss business opportunities in Nigeria and increase private sector participation in all spheres of the Nigerian economy.

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The US Consulate

The US Consulate held a welcome reception for 5 new American Business Council members on the 15th of March, 2018 at the US Consul’s residence.

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The American Business Council of Nigeria held the inaugural Breakfast meeting on the 28th of February, 2018

The American Business Council of Nigeria held the inaugural Breakfast meeting on the 28th of February, 2018 with the DG of NAFDAC (National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control) Prof. Christianah Mojisola Adeyeye as the guest speaker. The event coincided with her 90 days in office as the CEO of Nigeria’s Food and […]

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ABC Breakfast Session

ABC Breakfast Session on the Presidential Economic Diversification Initiative with the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Economic Transaction Matters, Mr Fola Oyeyinka as Speaker on December 15, 2017. The Presidential Economic Diversification Initiative(PEDI) designed by the President’ s Policy Delivery Unit in the Office of the Chief of Staff to engage State Governments […]

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Roundtable discussion

Roundtable discussion with the Deputy Assistant Secretary at U.S. Department of Commerce held at General Electric’s office at the Church Gate Plaza in Abuja

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The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) and the Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment (MITI), in partnership with the US Department of Commerce organized the “US-Nigeria Business Dinner” at Transcorp Hilton Hotel on Monday 20 November 2017. The event was hosted by Nigeria’s Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah with member-companies […]

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The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) and the Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment (MITI), in partnership with the US Department of Commerce organized the “US-Nigeria Business Dinner” at Transcorp Hilton Hotel on Monday 20 November 2017. The event was hosted by Nigeria’s Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah with member-companies […]

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GE Vice chairman

GE Vice chairman stresses the need for speed less bureaucracy and cavity building to drive localization at the 23rd Nigerian Economic Summit.

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Meeting with Congressional Delegation from the United States of America

Meeting with Congressional Delegation from the United States of America led by Senator Christopher Coons on Wednesday, 30 August at the American Guest Quarters , 16 Oyinkan Abayomi Drive , Ikoyi. Breakfast Meeting on Economic Recovery & Growth Plan and the 2017 Federal Government Budget with Hon Minister of Budget & Planning, Senator Udoma Udo […]

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