Friday, 18 November 2016

News Release: Nigerian Government Negotiating Free Trade Agreements, Updating Trade Policies And Examining The ECOWAS CET

(These were made known by FMITI Minister, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, during a news conference at the Ministry today in Abuja, to give a status report on the implementation of MITI’s objectives)

Special Report: Statement By U.S.A Department Of State On Deaths in Kano Nigeria

The United States is deeply concerned by the deaths of dozens of Nigerians during clashes between individuals participating in a Shia procession and the Nigerian Police Force in Kano State on November 14. While the matter is still under investigation, we are troubled by the apparent disproportionate response by the police.  This is the latest in a series of violent incidents between security forces and members of the Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), some of which have resulted in deaths, destruction of property, and the arbitrary detention of IMN members.  The United States calls for calm and restraint on all sides, a reduction of tensions, and greater communication between Shia citizens and government authorities.