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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday arrived Washington DC on 4-day official visit to United States where he would discuss bilateral issues with President Barack Obama and other government officials.

The president, who arrived Joint Based Andrews Airport Washington, was received by the Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Linda Thomas-Greenfield and James Entwistle, U.S Ambassador to Nigeria.

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Others at the airport to receive the president included the Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Ade Adefuye, Nigerian embassy officials and governors of Borno, Nasarawa, Imo, Oyo and Edo.


with Nigerian Ambassador to the US Ade Adefuye at the Blair House

Buhari and other guests will also be hosted to a dinner by Madeline Albright.

On Monday, the president had a breakfast meeting on governance hosted by the US Vice-President Joe Biden, before his meeting with Obama.

The main event of Buhari on Monday is his meeting with Obama.
NAN reports that the meeting, slated for 11 a.m. local time (about 5 p.m. Nigerian time, is currently taking place at the Oval Office White House.

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Other events on Monday include Media Chat with the Secretary of Commerce, ECOWAS Ambassadors in Washington, US Attorney General, Secretary of Treasury and a group of potential investors.

Buhari is also to be hosted to a dinner by the US Chamber of Commerce and Corporate Council.

On Tuesday, the president will have an interactive session with the media at 7 a.m. and later meet with officials of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on economic assistance programme for the North-East.

The president will meet with the president of the World Bank group as well as the representative of the Bill Gates Foundation.

He will also meet with the US Secretary of state John Kerry, Director of the CIA and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The president meeting with the class of 1980 US Army War College, where the president is an alumnus will also hold on Tuesday after which he will address a joint session of the Senate and House committees on foreign Affairs at the Capitol Hill.

Buhari will address Nigerian Youths in the United States at the Chancery as well as participate in a town hall meeting with Nigerians in Diaspora.

He will wrap up the visit with interactive session with the Nigerian media and the National Democratic Institute before departing for Nigeria on Wednesday.

Photo Credit: Bayo Omoboriowo/Premium Times

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. FasholasLover

    July 20, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Bubu looking confused. Obama English Odikwa confusing.

    • lotana

      July 20, 2015 at 6:42 pm


    • FasholasLover

      July 20, 2015 at 10:30 pm

      Root, Rooter, Rootest. Pls. Keep Rooting. Your life’s mission is guaranteed.

    • Beauty ain't cheap

      July 20, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      Sarcasm 101.

      The job market is tight. Sooo, Root got a job for life.

      I come here for the laughs. There are plenty looneys (in a good way) commenters on BN

    • Missy Kay

      July 20, 2015 at 11:01 pm

      So Buhasco did not hv dinner wit Obama? Who did he go to see in America nau? Just to shake hands with Obama and have dinner with Madeline Albright? This Baba should go and come back quick there is no time to waste eating potatoes and uncooked mutton.

    • Missy Kay

      July 20, 2015 at 11:07 pm

      Photography and propaganda is gaju! Is this what we will be subject to till campaigns start in 2017? I can imagine the sluggishness in the room. Okororcha, Ameachi, and Oshiomole and all the old hausa people on his entourage. When we have intelligent, articulate and easy on the eyes men who he could have taken with him. The whole group na bunch of clowns.

      By the way, Ajimobi is same height as Oshiomole. Why do people say Oshio is the shortest gov in Nigeria?

    • McMill Son Of Mill

      July 20, 2015 at 11:15 pm

      Graduation parties all over. Life is good oh. I will finnish next year and grades looking good. Come and see plenty politicians in my school. There are no good hotels that have not been taken up in Bristol. Yet we say there is no money in Nigeria? Buhari should tie his sokoto very well because the war on corruption will be tough. APC, PDP all their children are here. I hear the party in London over the weekend was crazy.

      Baba go slow is looking old in these pictures. No photoshopping?

    • Naaaah

      July 20, 2015 at 11:19 pm

      Who is in charge of these close protection people for Monsior Buhari? They look dirty. Pls. give them wardrobe allowee. Haba! They cannot be going round representing Nigeria looking like that. We know we are saving costs, even when Monsior Yusuf flew at tax payers expense.

    • Root

      July 20, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      I understand your frustration. GEJ was not accorded such respect cos stealing is not corruption. At least patriotism should make you root for your president and say nice things for once in your life. Anyway, buckle up. You have 3 years and about 9months to be bitter. You and your bitter crew.

    • Nerve

      July 20, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      Rootu Abokor ku. Mediocre brain. Buhari is oold. Buhari is slow. Root for lies? That is what got us to where we are today. Rooting for rubbish even when we know it is not good. On BN, Buhari will be dragged by all manner of people. He put himself forward. If you cannot stomach it gerrarararhere mehn shit!

    • Flaming

      July 20, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      @Root, Most Nigerians are illiterates including you. We use the term corrupt/corruption loosely in naija. What GEJ meant was that we let thieves off lightly when they dip their hands into the till and steal by saying they are corrupt. A thief is a thief. A corrupt person on the other hand, could be someone who does things illegally but may not steal directly. Both are bad but distinct.

      Unfortunately, GEJ surrounded himself with people who did not understand the importance of PR for their principal. In the real sense of it stealing is not corruption.

      Kapish? GS 101.

    • Tatafos Friend

      July 20, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      But come o root, rather You sound bitter, pained, vexxed. Haahahhhahaha. I feel your pain. Buhari et Yusef enjoying in America, you, root hitting your head on a wall.

    • BuharisSideChick

      July 20, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      Heheheheheh, You this FasholasLover, you can do bad all by yourself!

    • Sunshine

      July 21, 2015 at 1:03 am


    • adelegirl

      July 21, 2015 at 11:44 am

      People see different things I guess. What I saw, was a Nigerian President who looks self-assured and self-confident (as opposed to perpetually intimidated as we had with his predecessor) when meeting with the leader of arguably one of the greatest countries in the world – 1st time in a long time we have had that.

  2. Honey

    July 20, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    You is very wicked.

  3. Friday's other child

    July 20, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Does anyone know where and when the town hall with the diaspora is taking place?

    • Ides of March

      July 20, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      On Tuesday but I think you have to be on the list

    • nnenne

      July 20, 2015 at 11:28 pm

      @ Ides of March. ..And who is on the list?
      Buharists? Talk of bias the and manipulation.

  4. Sikira Oni Ranu

    July 20, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Obama lomo. See confidence! I can feel the confidence.

    Where are the young agile, brilliant confidence inducing men in this our country? Surely, not all young men are corrupt? In a country of 170M+ (Dat figure is controversial though. Except you are counting all the cows, dogs, horses, chickens, pepeyes, ram and donkeys)

    Aah, Nigeria ku iranu.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      July 20, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      Honestly, the man exudes tangible confidence … it’s one of the most attractive qualities (not arrogance, oh – confidence) a black man can have.

  5. Great Lady

    July 20, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    I don’t like the look in Obama ‘s eyes.

    • Naaaah

      July 20, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      Az in “Is this the best Nigeria can do”?

  6. Blessed

    July 20, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    I love this photographer’s job. Just see the ‘cushion’ angle of Buhari/Obama. ??

  7. Missy J

    July 20, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Awww my President is shining bright like a diamond while the WAILING WAILERS continue to wail. The video shouldn’t disappoint me oh.
    But what’s up with this black outfit for international visit? Me I like the swag. Years to come that outfit will become a big deal probably a center of attraction when he’s gone.

    • nene+

      July 20, 2015 at 9:31 pm

      @ missy your president shinning through like diamond and Obama was almost squatting to gets words from Buhari like he squats to listen to his grandmother in Kogelo Kenya?

      You call that ear bashing conversation diamond? Abeg please park well!

      Buhari after all said and done your duty is waiting for you cos Obama can’t stop the touts unless you do, he can’t bring down cost of organic food unless you want GMO, he can’t end fuel queues, traffic, IDP issues, high cost of living nor assist Aregbesola pay civil servants!
      After all the “helf me pight this kwuruption in Niegerier” the duties are awaiting you for free meal and petroleum N40.

      Missy J just mind your self oooo. Pictures are not what we want.
      Even Baba Mugabe doesn’t run around his sons ages.
      Buhari is also my president but closer to a steel far from diamond!

    • kikiki

      July 20, 2015 at 11:19 pm

      @ missy J Buhari may be shinning b/c Yusuf his son may have just changed his soiled diaper. Belle running from American dishes after fasting. Kikikikiki

    • Dollz

      July 21, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      squatting to get words out, ohh.. so u were sitting beside them to know the ‘squatting’ was to get words ou ba?…smh…awon alabosian people..nothing they ever satisfy una..kindly appreciate things sometimes ,must u criticize everything u see,like say u dey dere…..Bye

  8. amy

    July 20, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Obama is trying so hard to understand buhari’s grammar… Written all over his face… Odikewa egwu

  9. jayboogie

    July 20, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    question no 1.
    Buhari, do you understand what obama just said ?
    question no 2
    Obama , do you understand everything Buhari said ? the look on their faces tho …lol

  10. adelex

    July 20, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    obama is HAWT….chai!! see confidence and power…i sure would…hehehe…no disrespect to michelle…

  11. Neso

    July 20, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Shining? Missy J, Member, Association of Pure Criminals. Obama is like lets gerrit over with. Dis man here too damn old mehn. Smiling sheepishly and can’t understand whoram sayin! Gerararahere mehn. (D slang haro). Where is Poly poly by the way? Gurl, l hope you are good?

    • Clementine

      July 20, 2015 at 11:54 pm

      Buhahhhahahhahhahhahah.I need to gerrerout here.Naija for life

  12. her

    July 20, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Aunty,biko why are u complaining about the outfit,after saying he is shining like a diamond or are you trying to contradict yourself.

    • Lobatan

      July 20, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      Trademark of the APC. Speaking from both sides of the mouth.

  13. Girlbeingreal

    July 20, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    You Just keep doing what you are doing Mr president.


    July 20, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Some #WailingWailers are throwing fits on social media.I recommend Largactil. Diazepam won’t work for y’all.

    • Nerve

      July 20, 2015 at 9:47 pm

      What are you still doing up? Hypocrite. You are wailing too. Only that you are wailing on the other side of the fence.

    • kikiki

      July 20, 2015 at 11:23 pm

      @ Intuition you be devil? See your moniker Kikikiki. Get behind me satan!

  15. risky

    July 20, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Buhari don’t forget you in in United States of America not Western America( West Germany)….Buhari looks lost and Obama looks like he doesn’t understand what Buhari is saying….

  16. FasholasLover

    July 20, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    And that the name is Barack Obama as in Army barrack! This President ne gbu nmadu!

  17. Kimmy

    July 20, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Zthe feofle are conpusing me withz english fa…. kikikiki west America

  18. nnenne

    July 20, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    They all left the country, out of frustration , for the corrupt old men who keep recycling themselves. . @ Sikira Oni Ranu.

  19. lol

    July 20, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    i will pick Patience any day over Buhari. this man’s english is hard to understand. i bet he didn’t understand a thing Obama was saying. when it’s time to give appointments he gives it to his people but when it’s time to travel he takes the people that can interpret to him. why didn’t he travel with his hausa brothers?LMAo!! those people that went with him shouldn’t feel special,he is just using them coz he can’t speak english. it’s not about being bitter coz of FEJ,those of us that can see beyond the BS will always speak out. he has a hidden agenda period!!!

    when i see the real change,i will support him not all this nonsense PR they’re doing for him

    • VeeOby

      July 21, 2015 at 5:08 am

      My sentiments exactly.

    • Kili

      July 22, 2015 at 12:30 am

      You have spoken well.

  20. mabel

    July 21, 2015 at 12:14 am

    He should sha don’t look lost when agreeing to some things in exchange for help. Looking all confused I can’t even deal. This obama guy be mesmerizing pmb with English. Just don’t agree with anything you don’t understand. Just get the video and let Adefuye explain better.

  21. Tina

    July 21, 2015 at 4:21 am

    No wonder I saw his motorcade and all the craziness in DC when I was walking to the office.

  22. Las

    July 21, 2015 at 5:31 am

    So much hate on here. So ashamed to share a country with some people on here.

    Ask yourself – why the hate? Is it because President Buhari is elderly, of Hausa/Fulani extraction, speaks with an accent or simply because he is not from a particular part of the country? You can disagree with a person’s policies but is an attack on a person’s being necessary?

    And some wonder why a particular tribe is hated. Irrational hatred of another human being is a disease. Just remember that hate begets hate and everyone will reap whatever it is they sow in life.


      July 21, 2015 at 9:09 am

      Forget that matter. People here are just having fun!

    • Dollz

      July 21, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      Having fun u say…Nigerians we like to condemn a lot….its an attribute we have, we want a better country but we are never proud of our country and the people therein, can u allow people make jest of your father do not mean to disrespect u so dont cuss me out im just having fun too.when we place our country on high esteem others will do that far as im concerned,in Nigeria learned hausa people sabi speak good English pass we the rest….im yoruba so think im love we preach. so rest

    • Miis Sia

      July 21, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      @Dollz, if you father is an old greedy President who contested 4 times. We will abuse him too.

  23. Feelingz

    July 21, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Am lookin forward 2 c wether obama will discuss signing gay marriage into law in Nigeria b4 he would help Nigeria 2 fight corruption.Buhari dnt even knw dat obama dnt hv business wit terrosits?he should nt deceive him self 4 seeking obama’s help cos obama will surely nid huge tinz in return.let’s watch nd c Buhari nd Obama in action.**winks**

  24. Koffie

    July 21, 2015 at 8:13 am

    I’m embarrassed by all the Nigerians here criticising Buhari and using his tribe to yab him, you lot are quite pathetic. At least come up with more intelligible basis to criticise him. Forget racism, the tribalism displayed here is worse.
    And the lady with ‘kikiki’, that depiction of laughter (that exact one I can’t even bear to type one more time) just makes me blank out even when what you’ve written could make sense.


      July 21, 2015 at 9:11 am


  25. Lala

    July 21, 2015 at 8:26 am

    I hope my president won’t bow to Obama’s plan to legalise gay marriege in Nigerial……

  26. Truth Teller

    July 21, 2015 at 9:32 am

    I have lost hope in Nigeria with all the hate comments. Without even waiting for the outcome of this meeting Nigerians have concluded and done so against their own president. Never did I imagine that in July 2015 Buhari’s victory is still burning people up. Well, buckle up with your hate. You have over 3 years to go .kai!!!!!

  27. mabel

    July 21, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Please get off your high horse jor. It is hate now, when we all used to make fun of mummy paypay and you call Gej clueless ijaw man, ijaw is not a tribe abi? Otueke is not a place abi? It is easy to make fun of one and hateful to make fun of the other abi? Commot here jor. If you can’t stand the heat, please goan live with fishes. You’ve not heard that no other president in the whole world has been insulted like Gej. Pmb own just start nau, una don de shout.

    • Las

      July 21, 2015 at 6:23 pm

      I never called the former President the clueless Ijaw man, so your diatribe does not apply to me. Personally, I do not think he did a good job (time will judge me right or wrong) and will be the first to tell you I am not a fan of the former President, but if I ever meet him I will accord him respect as a former President of my country, same as any other former President.

      I respect the position of the President and will of the people. People voted the former President in and the same people voted him out. This is not about standing in a kitchen or heat. This is about respecting others, irrespective of how we feel about them personally. This applies not only to people in power, but it cuts across all relationships and how we treat others.

    • Truth Teller

      July 22, 2015 at 12:35 am

      @mabel, You’re pathetic! You have zero basis for any intellectual argument, no need wasting time with people like you.

  28. Rhecks

    July 21, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    @Kikiki, I bet your old man wears diapers at 70 plus? Eyyah, ku tie o.
    I really am shocked by this level of hate displayed against PMB. It’s quite unfortunate that you just want to condemn him because your preferred candidate lost the election to the old man and nothing else.

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