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U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by EkoIle1: 4:25am On Mar 20, 2013
IN a subtle move to further register its displeasure over the recent pardon granted embattled former Bayelsa State Governor, D.S.P Alamieyeseigha, the United States (U.S.) has excluded Nigeria from a planned summit between President Barack Obama and some African leaders on how to strengthen democratic institutions in the continent.

The presidents of four select countries from Africa, including three from West African were invited to the parley scheduled for the White House next week.

According to a statement signed on Monday by White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, President Obama has invited the presidents of Sierra Leone, Malawi, Senegal and Cape Verde to join him next week Thursday for the summit.

The statement from the White House Press Secretary said, “President Obama looks forward to welcoming President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, President Macky Sall of Senegal, President Joyce Banda of Malawi, and Prime Minister José Maria Pereira Neves of Cape Verde to the White House on Thursday, March 28.

The statement added: “The U.S. has strong partnerships with these countries based on shared democratic values and shared interests.”

Disclosing the purpose of the multilateral presidential summit, Obama’s spokesman added that “the five leaders will discuss strengthening democratic institutions across sub-Saharan Africa, and building on Africa’s democratic progress to generate increased economic opportunities and expanded trade and investment. “

It concluded that “The visit of these four leaders underscores the strategic importance the President places on building partnerships and substantive engagement with sub-Saharan Africa, and our commitment to working with strong and emerging African democracies.”

Coming soon after the U.S. expressed its reservations over the pardon granted Alamieyeseigha, observers of U.S. government affairs say the exclusion of President Goodluck Jonathan from the meeting is a further display of White House disapproval of the controversial pardon.

Going by Nigeria’s leadership role in the continent, especially in the West African sub-region, the exclusion is believed to be too significant to be mere happen-stance.

Last week the U.S. State Department formally expressed the American government’s concern that the controversial pardon was a major setback for Nigeria’s anti-corruption efforts.

U.S. sources also indicated over the past weekend that plans to have Obama visit Nigeria in his second term may now be shelved also as a result of the pardon, as the U.S. President is expected to clearly distance himself from such a decision.

Although Obama has only invited four African presidents and Nigeria’s president is not the only one left out, but U.S. sources insist that by the nature of Nigeria’s leadership role in the continent, and especially in West Africa, the exclusion of Jonathan may have been well calculated.

The Guardian yesterday asked U.S. government official sources to explain the criteria for the selection, and Nigeria’s exclusion, but no response was received as at press time.


http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=116715:us-excludes-nigeria-from-africas-democracy-summit&catid=1:national&Itemid=559
Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by OurYansh: 4:29am On Mar 20, 2013
Jonathan na Agbaya joor!!

angry

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Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by udohjaphet: 5:12am On Mar 20, 2013
[color=#000099][/color]johnathan is a loyal servant to his boss. Is very difficult for him to bite the finger that fed him up . Think about it very well where he was coming from to be what he is today

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Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by Tolexander: 6:11am On Mar 20, 2013
The meeting is for countries that practise democracy. Nigeria is left out of the meeting because we practise kleptocracy which is another ideology entirely from democracy.

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Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by Burger01(m): 6:31am On Mar 20, 2013
angry
Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by ITbomb(m): 6:32am On Mar 20, 2013
So what if we organise our own summit and invite any other country except USA , will it affect the price of anything ?
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Just because some food aid dependent countries have been invited to the capitalist lord enclave shouldn't give anyone headache.
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If Obama has anything to say , let him come over here and say it.

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Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by karlmax2: 6:43am On Mar 20, 2013
ITbomb: So what if we organise our own summit and invite any other country except USA , will it affect the price of anything ?
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Just because some food aid dependent countries have been invited to the capitalist lord enclave shouldn't give anyone headache.
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If Obama has anything to say , let him come over here and say it.
well said

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Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by stepone(m): 7:02am On Mar 20, 2013
udohjaphet: [color=#000099][/color]johnathan is a loyal servant to his boss. Is very difficult for him to bite the finger that fed him up . Think about it very well where he was coming from to be what he is today

U r stup!dly right that he will not bite the corrupt fingers that fed him with corrupt money. Jona is corrupt right from time. He planed the escape of his boss as a VP.
Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by olawumia(m): 7:08am On Mar 20, 2013
ITbomb: So what if we organise our own summit and invite any other country except USA , will it affect the price of anything ?
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Just because some food aid dependent countries have been invited to the capitalist lord enclave shouldn't give anyone headache.
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If Obama has anything to say , let him come over here and say it.
For ur mind.

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Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by vizboy(m): 7:09am On Mar 20, 2013
Abeg e US my foot make them go rest. If they cant accept or respect our decision[doe i dont support the pardon] that means they dont respect Nigeria as a country. And why do we have to stand such insult. And bring ourselve low just because we want to please them

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Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by Nobody: 7:14am On Mar 20, 2013
But Ghana was also not invited.

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Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by karlmax2: 7:14am On Mar 20, 2013
vizboy: Abeg e US my foot make them go rest. If they cant accept or respect our decision[doe i dont support the pardon] that means they dont respect Nigeria as a country. And why do we have to stand such insult. And bring ourselve low just because we want to please them
this is the same US that their president clinton granted pardon to criminals,drug pushers and scam artists in his last days in office ABEG MAKE U.S GO BOIL RICE

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Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by dBard: 7:16am On Mar 20, 2013
Tho am not fully in support of Jonathan's decision, but d USA should go n sit down on a heap. Getting tired of their meddlesome attitude. Is their declaring their displeasure not enough? So they're now trying t arm twist us, no matter how subtly, until we conform abi?
Make dem park well joor. Democracy my foot angry angry

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Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by ochukoccna: 7:19am On Mar 20, 2013
Enter 40 Laptop crew mode aka Sincere 9gerian,Billyonaire etal work description:
Phuck America (Sincere 9gerian)
Who's America? It was God who told Jonny creek boy to pardon Alams(Arthur Eze's voice) shocked shocked
We too are holding our Fresh Air conference(Rueben Abati's voice)
Invited are North Korea,Iran and Syria (Doyin Okupe's voice) angry
After all the enemy of my enemy is my friend.Shikena(Billyonaire)
That's all (Aso Rock Oga at the top) cheesy

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Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by OmoEziokwu: 7:24am On Mar 20, 2013
Here is the statement by the White House Press Secretary announcing the visit of African leaders

Dated March 18, 2013

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/03/18/statement-press-secretary-announcing-visit-african-leaders
Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by Omexonomy: 7:27am On Mar 20, 2013
udohjaphet: [color=#000099][/color]johnathan is a loyal servant to his boss. Is very difficult for him to bite the finger that fed him up . Think about it very well where he was coming from to be what he is today
understand one thing those niger deltans hardly backstab and they are very loyal. To them loyal for loyality is earn and can not be bought by money, amala or ewedu. Th u.s should learn to respect the soverennity of some nation to certain extent.

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Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by vizboy(m): 7:32am On Mar 20, 2013
Kamanda: But Ghana was also not invited.
i tire oh. Press can like to twist things
Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by Omexonomy: 7:35am On Mar 20, 2013
karl max: this is the same US that their president clinton granted pardon to criminals,drug pushers and scam artists in his last days in office ABEG MAKE U.S GO BOIL RICE
he even went further to grant two serial killers pardon.
Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by Omexonomy: 7:37am On Mar 20, 2013
karl max: this is the same US that their president clinton granted pardon to criminals,drug pushers and scam artists in his last days in office ABEG MAKE U.S GO BOIL RICE
he even went further to grant two serial killers pardon. Make u.s go chop musiwa smelling amala and smelling ewedu soup
Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by nanotechy: 7:41am On Mar 20, 2013
junk journalism in its classic representation.

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Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by Omexonomy: 7:58am On Mar 20, 2013
ITbomb: So what if we organise our own summit and invite any other country except USA , will it affect the price of anything ?
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Just because some food aid dependent countries have been invited to the capitalist lord enclave shouldn't give anyone headache.
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If Obama has anything to say , let him come over here and say it.
this ur statement is what is causing divsion btw U.S.A and china russia iraq etc. Musiwa and his amala and ewedu minions will want to be a slave to the white man forever
Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by PointB: 8:12am On Mar 20, 2013
Yawn.


After the summit, those countries will 'report' to Nigeria. A giant is a giant, sleeping or not!

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Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by Nobody: 8:30am On Mar 20, 2013
PointB: Yawn.


After the submit, those countries will 'report' to Nigeria. A giant is a giant, sleeping or not!
Okpe! They're not submitting exam papers.. its a summit * s u m m i t * SUMMIT

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Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by Pacesetter2: 8:45am On Mar 20, 2013
Sovereignty i learnt is one of the attributes of a state. Why is US fighting a lost battle?...our actions within the territory doesnt concern the other countries.



But GEJ you ought not grant him that pardon...many dey prison just cause they stole chain

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Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by Rooneyboy(m): 9:10am On Mar 20, 2013
what excuse does Abati have over this grin

I guess as the giant of africa Jonathan would be invited separately ;

Himself and Obama one-on-one grin

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Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by Nobody: 9:10am On Mar 20, 2013
ITbomb: So what if we organise our own summit and invite any other country except USA , will it affect the price of anything ?
.
Just because some food aid dependent countries have been invited to the capitalist lord enclave shouldn't give anyone headache.
.
If Obama has anything to say , let him come over here and say it.

GBAM!!!!
Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by slysinzu(m): 9:10am On Mar 20, 2013
By god grace nigeria will soon surpass US,say a big amen by liking dis comment

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Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by Nobody: 9:11am On Mar 20, 2013
This news is as ridiculous as the Op. An idiotic display of inferiority complex. Very foolish moronic servants of the white man angry

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Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by bowler(m): 9:11am On Mar 20, 2013
Smh!na today
Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by rozayx5(m): 9:13am On Mar 20, 2013
who cares undecided undecided undecided

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Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by Nobody: 9:13am On Mar 20, 2013
It is better they USA and BRITAIN Stop having any interest in us. How has all their interest ever affected us positively? they all should go and sit for shit and only 3 or 4 president was invited so is it a must that Nigeria must be there? The Nigerian media like propaganda so much..
Re: U.S. Excludes Nigeria From Africa’s Democracy Summit by yorke1: 9:13am On Mar 20, 2013
Fvck U.S.A They should mind their business!

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