President Muhammadu Buhari has just arrived the Joint Base Andrews International Airport, Washington DC, ahead of tomorrow’s meeting with US President, Barack Obama.
Buhari’s arrival to the US was announced by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who tweeted: “President Buhari has just arrived the Joint Base Andrews Int’l Airport, Washington DC for tomorrow’s meeting with President Obama.
With an official entourage of 33 including his son Yusuf, President Muhammadu Buhari arrives the Joint Base Andrews Airport, Washington DC Sunday to kick start his official visit to the United States.
Buhari In Washington For Talks With Obama
Apart from getting a brief on the visit from Nigeria’s Ambassador to the US Professor Ade Adefuye and his team, Buhari will have a private dinner with Madeline Albright former US Secretary of State after settling down at the historic Blair House in Pennsylvania Avenue, the first time a visiting Nigerian leader would be so honoured.
The President who is billed to hold a Town Hall meeting with Nigerians in the Diaspora Tuesday will on Monday be officially welcomed at the White House starting with a breakfast meeting of five at the Naval Observatory, the official residence of the US Vice President Senator Joe Biden.
When THISDAY put a call to Adefuye on the expectations of the visit and what Nigeria stood to gain, he said the visit was strategic on many fronts because Nigeria and the US remain partners on many fronts.
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Guess their meeting was productive. Big smile on President Buhari’s face.
Great! Now let’s hear about how the remaining girls in Boko Haram’s evil clutches have been released!
Potus praised the peaceful transition to new government in Nigeria.
Thanks for the photos, SG2. Good to see former SoS Albright too.
Well we are certainly in tune. I just asked the question.
LOL! I just saw it.
Do you know when President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with Madeline Albright? I know it’s a private dinner.
They met last night for dinner. Potus meets with him at 11am EST
thank you for all this information.
learned a lot here!
hope this trip goes well for both countries.
Looks like Potus is going all the way out for President Buhari.
Presidents Buhari & Obama will exchange “wish lists.” Both leaders pledge on how they plan to come to each other’s aid.
Obama to Break Tradition for Buhari
US President ‘ll host Nigerian leader at Blair House for three days
IN demonstration of his readiness to do closer business with Nigeria, United States President Barrack Obama will be breaking his administration’s tradition when President Muhammadu Buhari arrives in Washington D.C. on a state visit on Monday next week.
The American leader will host President Buhari as his personal guest at the Blair House, right opposite the White House.
When President Muhammadu Buhari arrives in the United States of America on Monday next week, he will be hosted at the Blair House, the official guest house of the American President, the Daily Times has learnt.
This is in clear departure from the American government’s attitude to visiting Heads of State, particularly Nigerian leaders.
It is also in demonstration of US President Barrack Obama’s admiration of President Buhari and to support the Nigerian leader’s acclaimed frugal lifestyle and disdain for ostentatious lifestyle.
This is a groundbreaking gestures here. Interesting to learn of President Buhari’s ‘frugal lifestyle.’
President Muhammadu Buhari is the first Nigerian president to be invited to stay at The Blair House.
Wow! This is an historic vist for both us & Nigeria.
Nigerian protocol unit had planned the trip to be for two days, Potus offered to accommodate the visitors for three days.
I sincerely hope their is talk between POTUS & President Muhammadu Buhari about Boko Haram!
Boko Haram and corruption
I LOVE this photo!
Pres Buhari will have a private dinner with Madeline Albright former US Secretary of State after settling down at historic Blair House.
President Buhari will be officially welcomed at the White House on Monday.
Buhari, first son, 32 others storm America
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, Sunday, arrived the Joint Base Andrews Airport, Washington DC, to begin his four-day official visit to the United States. With him is an official entourage of 33, including his son, Yusuf.
On the President’s entourage are Governors Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Nasarawa; Adams Oshiomhole, Edo; Kashim Shettima, Borno; and Godwin Emefiele, CBN.
Others are Abiola Ajimobi, Rotimi Amaechi, Senator Hadi Sirika, Ambassador Paul Bulus Z, Ambassador Ayodele Oke, Alhaji Aliyu Ismaila, Ambassador A. A. Musa, Ambassador. G. B. Igali, Aliyu Yahaya Gusau, Dr. Mahmud Mohammed, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Ismaila Isa Funtua, Mr. Femi Adesina and Dr. Sanusi Rafindadi.
The rest are Malam Garba, Mohammed Sarki, Kalu Abba-Snr, Ambassador Lawal A. Kazaure, Air Commodore N. B. Bali, Nura Rimi, Bashir Abubakar, Lt. Col. M. Lawal Abubakar, Abdulkarim Dauda, Yau Abdullahi, Sabiu Yusuf, Yusuf Maiyaki, Adamu Sambo, Emmanuel Anrihi, Bayo Omoboriowo, Baba Ujah, Lawal Mato (Snr), Gbenga Folagbade and Shehu Lawal Abubakar.
He was welcomed at the White House with a breakfast meeting of five at the Naval Observatory, the official residence of the US Vice President, Senator Joe Biden.
Apart from issues of common interest to Nigeria and the US such as security and trade, one of the high points of the visit is Buhari’s expected lecture at the United States Institute of Peace, USIP, Thursday.