Today, Nigeria is once again the target of terrorist violence. An attack on a market in Yola, capital of north eastern Adamawa state has killed over 30 people and wounded many more. The EU expresses its condolences with those who lost loved ones and recalls its full solidarity with the Nigerian government and people.
Since 2012, the EU-Nigeria Business Forum, a collaborative effort of the European Union and its Member States present in Nigeria, has served as a platform for private sector participants to gather essential market information, identify business opportunities and connect with key players. The theme of this year’s event, scheduled for the Grand Ball Room of Eko Hotel & Suites, is Unlocking Opportunities for Diversification.
At the invitation of the Independent National Electoral Election Commission (INEC) to observe the 2015 Presidential, National Assembly, Governor and State House of Assembly elections of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the European Union deployed an Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) led by Chief Observer Santiago Fisas Ayxela (MEP).
A year has passed since 287 school girls from Chibok, in north-eastern Nigeria, were abducted by Boko Haram. Though some girls escaped, others have since been taken and more than 300 girls are still missing.
We express our solidarity with the plight of the families and with the 'Bring Back Our Girls' campaign.