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President Goodluck Jonathan hosts President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil in Abuja | Photos



The President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff yesterday paid a state visit to Nigeria at the invitation of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Channels TV reports that the two presidents held talks on promoting and strengthening the bilateral relations between Nigeria and Brazil and provided strategic guidance and direction at the bilateral talks to further enhance their ties and friendship.

The highlight of her visit was the signing of a MoU establishing a mechanism for strategic dialogue that will set up a bi-national commission to fashion out the areas the two countries will be impacting on each other.

The areas to be covered in the MoU include agriculture and food security, petroleum, power, biofuel, trade and investment, mining, education, infrastructure, finance and culture.

The Brazilian president on her part said that Brazil will welcome Nigeria with open hands especially as the World Cup approaches. She said she is interested in ensuring that both countries are well positioned in the international scene.

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  1. davis omon

    February 25, 2013 at 12:15 am

    I hope she lectured you on the issue of transparency.Brazil was transformed within 8 years. We know you will turn Nigeria for the worse in 8 years

  2. Mujer Casada

    February 25, 2013 at 3:06 am

    Mmm. I am glad that she is here. Her country is doing so many positive things in the Americas region. Perhaps Jonathan can learn. Lest we fool ourselves, be warned that Brazillians keep to time and commitments and they are serious. Look at her outfit. No Armani couture. She is probably wearing made in Brasillia. Let us learn some day. Wealth comes from investment in self

    • Blamaco 11

      February 27, 2013 at 8:30 am

      Is it only President Jonathan to “learn”? what about you? when are you going to learn to love and respect your country and country people, just like the Brazillians do?

      All the female Ministers she posed with were also wearing Naija clothings and fashion.

      We are quick to condemn our own and quick to big up others, Brazil may be doing well as a nation, but they also have some serious problems perculiar to them also.

    • Blamaco11

      February 27, 2013 at 9:32 pm

      What about us as a people, when are we going to learn to love our country the way the Brazillians love theirs? The Nigerian women ministers here are also not wearing Armani, they all dressed in a Nigerian fashion and style.

      Brazil has done well as a rising nation, but they also have huge social problems too, drugs is rife in their favelas, gangs warfare, and similar infrastructural issues such as we have.

      If Nigeria was of no consequence, Ms Roussef would not have bothered to turn up.

      Up Nigeria jo!

  3. kikelomo

    February 25, 2013 at 8:32 am

    If only my big brother will understand this woman’s english and learn from it…Niger for better oh!!!

  4. Laila

    February 25, 2013 at 9:14 am

    I watched this on TV. Jona was sooooo un-Presidential 🙁

    He was spoke like he was in a beer parlour 🙁 🙁 🙁

    • Alero

      February 25, 2013 at 11:06 am


  5. Mee

    February 25, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Hope they remembered to sign an MoU on the importation of Brazillian hair !

  6. @ajiriavae

    February 26, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    An inspiration to women. Love her.

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