PRESIDENT OBAMA TO VISIT NIGERIA MAY 28

Posted: May 9, 2013 in Business, General, News, Politics
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As part of a three-nation tour of Africa, President Barack Obama is expected to visit the country on 28 May, 2013, ending speculation of the Obama scorn with the flawed elections in 2007 that brought Umaru Yar’Adua to the Presidency.
Seen as long overdue but coming at a time when security is the number one item on the country’s agenda, the 44th President of the United States is expected to parley with President Jonathan on how to tackle the niggling problems of insecurity, the economy and trade relations between both nations.

President Obama would be interested in hearing President’s Jonathan’s plan to control the Boko Haram insurgents who he plans to offer amnesty, even as the sect continues to slay hundreds in their quest to end western education in the country apart from kidnapping foreigners for ransom. The growing bases of Al Quaeda, a long term enemy of America and its allies, along the Lake Chad region resulting from their recent dislodgement from Mali may find space on their agenda.

Both men are likely to contemplate the resurgence of Niger Delta militancy, which had simmered with the granting of amnesty by former President Yar’Adua. On the political side, they may weigh the propriety of a Jonathan candidacy in 2015 and the implications for democracy not only for Nigeria, but also for the African continent as well as the implication of good governance as exemplified by Nigeria for the stability of the sub-region. It is speculated that both presidents would broach issues on economic co-operation not least the upbeat forecasts of the emergence of Nigeria as an economic force, what with the country’s latitude for growth. America would be interested in a partnership that would engender a favourable outcome for both countries whose bilateral trade hit $5 trillion in the first quarter of 2012.

It would be an opportunity for President Jonathan to engage Obama on the US exploitation of Shale gas projected to cut a quarter US imports of Nigeria’s oil by the end of the year. They could discuss how Nigeria can benefit from alternative energy programme of the United States. It would give President Jonathan a chance to see how the AGOA programme can be improved to favour Nigeria’s businesses, especially the SMEs. Obama’s planned session with businessmen while in the country assures that there is yet scope for improving business and trade relations between both countries. Obama’s visit is believed to be five years late given that he was billed to have visited the country in his first term in office, especially when he visited other African countries, including Ghana, which is only 30 minutes away from Nigeria by flight.

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  2. Michael Ebenada Snr says:

    The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS); established on 28 May 1975. Its main goal is the promotion of the economic integration: I mean buying and selling within West Africa nations, with leaders who must have read that one cannot buy or sell unless? with the beast mark or numbers read Revelation 13:16-18 and thus Obama as this age last beast of explanation is to touched down here in Nigeria where Ecowas papers was signed and still has headquarters in Abuja and formed by Obasanjo government, for Obasanjo was the scriptural beast that Obama replaced as timed out in the scriptures. Hence Ecowas would be 38 years come this may and Maj-Gen Murtala Obasanjo replaced was 38 years and killed on the 44th day [13:2] and Obama is 44th U.S.A president lording over 132 rooms of white house and 132 like 13th:2 dating and Oba of Benin is 38th Oba, but actually the 3rd in the line of the new dynasty of Benin Oba’s that expressly began with the crowning of Oba Eweka 11nd and the 1st three alphabets of Obama name is Oba and Oba of Benin is earth physically number king placed under the Messiah who is spiritual and physical kings of kings. Obama shakes Jonathan with Masonic hand shakes for member. For more divine and scriptural info: My facebook name is Michael Ebenada Snr: Tel 08052119594 and 08134650923.

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