Updated: February 28, 2021
U.S. President Donald Trump would meet President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria on April 30 to discuss “economic growth, security and leadership in Africa”, the White House said on Sunday.
Last September, the two leaders met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York during a luncheon Trump held for a select group of African leaders.
“The relationship of the United States with Nigeria is deep and strong, and Nigeria’s economic growth, security, and leadership in Africa will advance our mutual prosperity,” the statement by the White House read.
But, but, even as Trump tries to project leadership abroad, in Washington, James Comey, the former FBI director, in an interview on ABC News on Sunday, compared him to a mafia boss. He said the American leader is a serial liar who treats women like “meat” and is a “stain” on all who work for him.
Comey, who was fired by Mr. Trump, is using, as The New York Times put it, “a publicity blitz for his searing tell-all memoir, “A Higher Loyalty,” to raise the alarm about the dangers he says Mr. Trump poses to country”.
Nigeria would be purchasing 12 high-technology attack planes and equipment worth $600 million from the United States to fight Boko Haram.
The state department under Trump approved the sale last year after the Obama administration halted it following accusations that Nigeria’s air force was bombing civilians.
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