U.S. foreign policy: Nigeria

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U.S. to Help Nigeria Revamp Its Armed Forces
By Douglas Farah, Washington Post, Saturday 29 April 2000. The Pentagon is quietly reengaging West Africa’s most influential armed forces in the hope that they can be placed under effective civilian control and become an agent for stability in the troubled region. President Olusegun Obasanjo, a retired army general who last year won one of Nigeria’s few clean elections, requested U.S. help. Human rights organizations have expressed concern about aiding a military with a long history of abusing civilians.
Why Clinton Will Not Go Outside Abuja
By Emma Ujah & Yinka Olusanya, Vanguard Daily (Lagos), 23 August 2000. Condoleeza Rice: Contrary to reports that President Clinton will not visit other parts of Nigeria outside Abuja because of security reasons, we would have loved him to visit other places but for time. President Olusegun Obasanjo may push for debt-reduction as against debt-cancellation.
Bush Looks Up To Nigeria To Keep Peace In Africa
This Day (Lagos), 12 February 2001. Bush: it is very important to work with Nigeria to become an effective peacekeeping force on the continent. He want to make sure there is unrestricted trade and markets on the continent. I’ve got a lot of work to do here. He pledged sukpport for Obasanjo's economic liberalization.
Bush’s Trek A Bonus For U.S. Investors
IPS, 9 July 2003. Bush’s visit to Nigeria on Friday will only benefit American investors; It is purely an economic trip. It is to persuade President Olusegun Obasanjo to opt out of OPEC to ensure that the U.S. has a hold on the country’s oil. Bush’s visit is not going to benefit the poor masses of Nigeria. The trip will further impoverish the masses through promoting unpopular economic policies like privatisation and removal of subsidies.
Bush Arrives As Nigerian Oil Reserves Climb
By Josephine Lohor, Chuks Okocha, Ify Isiekwenagbu, This Day, 11 July 2003. Bush arrives Nigeria today in the last leg of his five-nation African tour. It comes barely three years after a similar one by former US President Bill Clinton, and coincides with the discovery of a new deepwater offshore field with about 300 million barrel of recoverable oil reserves. US may renew pressure on Nigeria to quit OPEC and not limit oil production.