• US envoy advises Nigeria to strengthen its Power Sector

    US envoy advises Nigeria to strengthen its Power Sector

    Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle, has advised Nigeria to strengthen its power sector to facilitate economic growth.

    Entwistle gave the advice while answering reporters’ questions in Abuja on Tuesday.

    He said the U.S. was doing a lot in the energy sector to help “power Africa’’.

    “We are doing a lot in the energy front, much of these are through President Obama’s Power Africa Initiative.

    “Through that, we are trying to help DisCos (Distribution Companies) and GenCos (Generation Companies) sort of privatise […]

  • US Envoy commends Magu, hails Buhari for moving to confirm him

    US Envoy commends Magu, hails Buhari for moving to confirm him

    The outgoing Ambassador of the United States of America to Nigeria, James Entwistle, has commended the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, for the vigour he has brought to the fight against corruption in Nigeria.

    Entwistle said the best part of his time in Nigeria was strengthening cooperation with law enforcement agencies, especially the EFCC.

    He said: “It is in our interest to see Nigerian law enforcement capacity grow… It is not enough to complaint about things. […]

  • S*x scandal: Absence of Minister, US envoy stalls hearing

    S*x scandal: Absence of Minister, US envoy stalls hearing

    Investigative hearing into the allegation of sexual misconduct brought against three members of the House of Representatives was put on hold on Thursday following the failure of Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Mr. James Entwistle, the outgoing US ambassador to Nigeria, to appear before the joint committees.

    The much awaited investigative hearing was adjourned to July 20 to enable the minister appear and give necessary diplomatic guidance that would help the committee approach the issues strategically in line with […]

  • Sex scandal: US envoy to provide video evidence against lawmakers

    Sex scandal: US envoy to provide video evidence against lawmakers

    According  to reports, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, will next Thursday meet with outgoing United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, over the sexual misconduct allegation against three legislators.

    Investigative public hearing on the scandal begins on Thursday and Entwistle is expected to provide video clips of the incident.

    The incident allegedly occurred during the International Visitor Leadership Programme in Cleveland, Ohio, US held between April 7 and 13, attended by 10 members of the lower […]

  • Nigeria’s future depends on brave men and women – US envoy

    Nigeria’s future depends on brave men and women – US envoy

    The outgoing United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador James Entwistle, on Thursday night said it was important for Nigerians to know that the future of their country belonged to them all.

    Entwistle, who made the observation at the celebration of the 240th Independence Anniversary of the US in Lagos, said the future of Nigeria depended on brave men and women to change the world.

    He said: “The United States has maintained a robust engagement with Nigeria for many years and our partnership […]