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Tinubu meets US Secretary of State, Blinken in Aso Villa

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The United States Secretary of State, Mr Antony Blinken met Nigerian President Bola Tinubu in Abuja on Tuesday as he continued his tour of four African countries.

Nigeria is the third country he is visiting on his Africa tour.

On arrival in Abuja, he was received by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume and Tuggar.

Before coming to Nigeria, Blinken visited Cape Verde and Ivory Coast on Monday, touting America as the continent’s key economic and security ally.

He is billed to touch down in Angola after his visit to Nigeria.

Though, the tour which comes as deadly crises and rampant coups threaten the continent’s stability, focuses on trade, security, and democracy promotion.

Meanwhile, analysts say Africa seems to have been pushed to the back burner under President Joe Biden as his administration is increasingly consumed by other international issues such as the war in Ukraine, the Israel-Hamas war, and its rivalry with China.

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