US Secretary Of State, Tillerson Cancels Visit To Nigeria?

“A free and independent media is essential to safeguarding democracy and giving all Kenyans confidence in their government,” he said  CAPITAL FM

“A free and independent media is essential to safeguarding democracy and giving all Kenyans confidence in their government,” he said CAPITAL FM

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with the U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

After his meeting with President, Mr. Tillerson is now holding a press conference with his Nigerian counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama.

Buhari visited Benue earlier today as part of his official tour of troubled areas in the country.

The president had gone to condole with the state after suspected herdsmen killed over 70 people in the state in January.

Mr. Tillerson said the USA government does not seek to stop funds flowing into countries that need investments but to encourage countries borrowing to be cautious.

"These steps I think are going to allow us to begin to normalize the travel relationship with Chad", Tillerson said. Although Chad offered pre-existing samples of its passports, it wasn't good enough for the U.S., Trump administration officials said at the time.


He will visit Chad and Nigeria, both oil-producers struggling to contain the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency, on Monday afternoon and evening. And in the months since, the US has repeatedly praised Chad's efforts to improve its compliance with USA requirements.

He arrived from Chad, where he also promised support for a state fighting jihadism.

Tillerson, making his first trip to Africa as the senior-most United States diplomat, has visited Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya since last Wednesday.

"We have seen this occur in other countries that were not so careful and as a result they got themselves in a situation where they awfully lost control of their infrastructure, lost the ownership and the operation of it".

Trump accepted the invitation Thursday, saying he would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un by May to achieve the permanent denuclearization of the regime, according to the South Korean envoy who served as an intermediary between Washington and Pyongyang.

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