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CLINTON CANCELS NIGERIA TRIP

Former US President, Bill Clinton Pic: Reuters

Former US President, Bill Clinton, has cancelled his visit to Nigeria on the invitation of the National Peace Committee.

Clinton who was billed to deliver a goodwill message during the signing ceremony of the National Peace Accord in Abuja between February 12 and 13 said his visit could be politicized.

The planned trip was facilitated by the Kofi Annan Foundation and the National Peace Committee, NPC. In a statement by his spokesman Angel Urena, Clinton will however continue to support the NPC’s work towards a peaceful and fair election in Nigeria.

The statement also affirmed that Clinton will later speak with President Mohammadu Buhari and his main contender, Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

Former US President, Bill Clinton                Pic: Reuters

Former President Bill Clinton was scheduled to visit Abuja alongside Baronness Patricia Scotland, The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.

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Adetola Kayode

For more than 15 years, Adetola Kayode has trained and worked in the broadcasting world as a writer, reporter, news anchor and presenter. Presently, she plies her trade with Lagos Television, LTV, the first state owned Television station in Nigeria.

In the course of that time, her work has made tremendous impact by beaming spotlight on human conditions, thoughts and insightful coverage of the lives of the disadvantaged people across Nigeria.

With her sharp, witty take on the most pressing social issues, she “gives a voice to the voiceless” by engaging authorities at state and national levels.

Outside of broadcasting, she has also been a constant pillar of support to several charities,non-governmental organisations and publications. As an adviser to some of these NGOs, she provides guidance and unpaid communication consulting towards the wellbeing and education of less privileged people across the country.
Travelling,singing and proofreading gives her joy and satisfaction.

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